Saturday October 10, 2015
March 19th, 2015
It's always nice to know, as I sit here writing, that somebody out there might be listening. This week, I know for sure. My last column essentially asked: What's the big deal about Hillary's emails if she's turning them over anyway?
Thanks to everyone who wrote to make it clear just what a big deal this is for them.
Look out, the Supreme Court’s black-robed gang of far-right ideologues is rampaging again.
The Supreme clan is firing potshots at the Affordable Care Act. Caught in the crossfire is the court’s own integrity, along with the health of millions of innocent bystanders.
Cereal’s gone full circle since the invention of corn flakes by nutrition guru John Harvey Kellogg.
Kellogg ran a sanitarium in Battle Creek, Michigan. An advocate of vegetarian eating, he sought an easy way for patients to consume healthy breakfasts of whole grains. The humble corn flake fit the bill.
Every once in a while, a historic event occurs that eloquently meets the needs of a contemporary national trial. Just such an occasion occurred last weekend with the 50th anniversary of the bloody civil rights march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama.
One of the nation's most prominent black business leaders said Monday on "Charlie Rose" that Republican efforts to restrict voting laws are racially motivated.
"Absolutely," said Vernon Jordan, a senior managing partner of the investment banking firm Lazard Freres, "and some of these Republicans have actually said that."
One nearly universal truth in the adult transgender world: When someone finds their true selves, that's often when everyone else leaves.
That's how it happened for Lazema Mills, 30.
Obamacare supporters are praying that the Supreme Court won't chop down a main pillar of the Affordable Care Act -- but not so fervently, one suspects, as the politicians who've been demanding the law's demise. That's because come the next election, Republicans will have to face the voters they've made angry over Obamacare -- but who will be angrier should they lose it.
"Convenience." "Convenience." "Convenience." "Convenience."
Hillary Clinton's reliance on that word during her news conference at the United Nations on Tuesday minimized the exemption from standard procedure that she allowed herself when she decided - all on her own - to use only a private email address for both personal and government business.
For what she says is the sake of "convenience" -- who wants to have to fiddle with two hand-held devices when one will do nicely? -- Hillary Clinton bought herself a heap of trouble.