Tuesday December 01, 2015
April 16th, 2015
If President Obama had his way, Congress would simply keep its pesky nose out of the Iran nuclear deal. Given his critics' behavior, it's easy to understand such presidential bristling. Still, the better course -- and, more to the point, the unavoidable course, given Republican majorities in both houses -- would be for the Obama administration to switch from bristling to deal-making.
Isn't there anything that will stop them? I mean those members of Congress who continue their efforts to undermine the President - even when it is clearly to the detriment of the nation? As most of the nation cheers the historic move toward the agreement with Iran to curb its nuclear development a substantial number of members of Congress continue their agenda to get this President above all else.
The United States is the most powerful colossus in the history of the world: Our nuclear warheads could wipe out the globe, our enemies tweet on iPhones, and kids worldwide bop to Beyoncé.
The gaggle of workers in Montana’s Carbon County hacking at the barely thawed ground in late December were on a mission: Secure Mud Springs Wind Ranch’s eligibility for a green-energy incentive.
Why were they racing to catch a tax credit in that sparsely inhabited land? Congress.
This tax season, America’s billionaires are toasting you, the ordinary taxpayer.
That’s because you’re the one picking up the tab for our nation’s ailing infrastructure of roads, bridges, and rail transport. You’re also footing the bill for military forces, disaster relief, veterans’ health services, and national park protection.
Is Trevor Noah the new Charlie Hebdo?
Most of the civilized world seemed to rise in heartwarming solidarity after that French satirical magazine was attacked by Islamic terrorists in January. But some of that support suddenly softened as many discovered just how offensive many of the edgy publication's cartoons actually were.
You might not have noticed it yet, but student protests are undergoing something of a renaissance. They’re rising to levels unseen in decades.
In California, students are stripping half naked to oppose tuition hikes and shutting down highways to draw attention to crushing student debt. In Wisconsin, they’re rising up to resist massive cuts to education proposed by Governor Scott Walker.
Let me say one word to you: Bacon.
Not only is it delicious, it’s practically irresistible — I even know vegans who sneak bites of the stuff.
The nuclear deal with Iran is still only preliminary, but if concluded it will represent the most important U.S. diplomatic achievement since the Dayton Accords ended the Bosnian war two decades ago. That agreement was imperfect. Still, not another shot was fired in anger after the loss of more than 100,000 lives.