Tuesday September 30, 2014
September 18th, 2014
There are three things in life that you should never do ambivalently: get married, buy a house or go to war. Alas, we're about to do No. 3. Should we?
It seems like yesterday. And yet, so much was different.
My kids were little. I still felt young. We were all so naive.
Oh, of course we knew the world was a dangerous place, in which Americans serving abroad could be murdered by terrorists, buildings could be bombed, planes could even explode.
It is rare for a politician to publicly deride efforts to boost voter turnout. It is seen as a taboo in a country that prides itself on its democratic ideals. Yet, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie last week slammed efforts to simplify voter registration.
The strategy President Obama has laid out to "degrade and ultimately destroy" the new Middle East terrorist peril reveals him as a man divided between combating the immediate threat and persevering in his determination get this country of "a perpetual war footing."
In 2006, the year that Roger Goodell was named commissioner of the NFL, the Washington Redskins were the most valuable team in football, according to Forbes magazine, with a valuation of $1.4 billion. Washington's revenue that year was $303 million, with profits of more than $108 million. In second place came the New England Patriots, valued by Forbes at $1.18 billion, followed by the Dallas Cowboys at $1.17 billion.
Does seeing the punch to Janay Rice's face matter? Oh, yes, said domestic violence advocates, who think that the elevator video has the power to change everything.
Election season! Tension mounts! Longtime public servants are aware that the least little slip and they could be out the door. Forced, like ousted House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, to labor in the sweatshops of the investment banking industry.
With $1.4 million in signing bonuses. Do you think that's why he quit the House early, people? I totally believed he just wanted to give his successor a head start.
Another one of those old sayings frequently mentioned that I grew up in the South with is "A wise man sometimes changes his mind; a fool never does." I place President Obama in that first part by his postponing action on the immigration situation. It is time to give this man some leeway.
On Wednesday evening, just before the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks that have shaped modern American history, President Barack Obama gave a speech that outlined a plan for fighting the Islamic State extremist group.
Polls appear to show that the majority of Americans would generally support America's plan to further the fight against Islamic State extremists in Iraq, and perhaps even Syria.