Thursday October 08, 2015
July 16th, 2015
For more than a quarter century, Ralph Reed has been a leader of the religious right political movement. The first executive director of the Christian Coalition, in the 1990s he became the public face and lead strategist of the movement. In 2006 he ran unsuccessfully for lieutenant governor of Georgia.
If there’s a world center of despair, it may be South Sudan, enveloped in an increasingly brutal war in which children are raped and then burned alive. But against that grim backdrop, one local man has undertaken a journey that is an affirmation of hope, inspiration and the transformative power of education.
On Thursday, the office of Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., released a letter from Kevin M. Kennedy, an executive vice president at Takata, the company whose defective air bags have killed at least eight people and wounded more than 100.
Americans work longer hours than their counterparts in just about every other wealthy country; we are known, among those who study such things, as the “no-vacation nation.” According to a 2009 study, full-time U.S. workers put in almost 30 percent more hours over the course of a year than their German counterparts, largely because they had only half as many weeks of paid leave. Not surprisingly, work-life balance is a big problem for many people.
Back in the 1960s, Bernie Sanders burned hot as a civil rights activist. He led sit-ins against segregation and participated in the 1963 March on Washington. A few years later, he joined the exodus of countercultural lefties from the cauldron of New York City to the bucolic hills of Vermont -- the whitest state in the nation.
Today, we are all Rick Perry.
At least insofar as we are being confronted with a list that has too many items in it for us to remember with ease or convenience. The list of candidates for president in 2016.
But never fear! I have come up with a couple of mnemonic devices that may or may not be helpful.
Despite all the efforts to demonstrate Hillary Clinton is not taking the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination for granted and is working hard for it, her campaign still exudes an air of entitlement and coronation.
Is Bernie Sanders the political reincarnation of Eugene McCarthy? I doubt it, but let's hope he makes the Democratic presidential race interesting.
For most of my life, a flag representing white supremacist violence against black people flew at the capitol of my native state. It is a very big deal that this emblem of hatred and oppression is finally coming down.
What should they have done? What would you have done?
There's a young man being brutally slaughtered - punched, stabbed 30 or 40 times, stomped and repeatedly kicked in the head - in a subway car, in the middle of a holiday afternoon, in the nation's capital, in front of almost a dozen witnesses.