Saturday February 28, 2015
November 27th, 2014
Republican fury over President Barack Obama's drastic executive action on immigration distracts from the most obvious solution: the sensible compromise that senators from both parties passed more than 500 days ago, only to have it bottled up by Speaker John Boehner in the House.
It has one major flaw, as far as House Republicans are concerned: Obama likes it.
Don't let yourself get lost in the weeds. Don't allow yourself to believe that opposition to President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration is only about that issue, the president's tactics, or his lack of obsequiousness to his detractors.
Members of a Maryland church were preparing a turkey supper when they looked out the window and discovered several distant relatives of the main course approaching.
Between the last application season and the current one, Swarthmore College, a school nationally renowned for its academic rigor, changed the requirements for students vying to be admitted into its next freshman class.
It made filling out the proper forms easier.
A book, "The Christian Examiner," warns that "ill-clad and destitute" immigrants are "repulsive to our habits and our tastes."
A former mayor of New York City cautions that they bring disease, "wretchedness and want" to America. And Harper's Weekly despairs that these immigrants are "steeped in ignorance" and account for a disproportionate share of criminals.
Bill Cosby is over, for now. The Cosby Netflix special is postponed.The NBC Cosby-helmed show, slated for fall of next year, has been canceled. "I'm just going to call it," wrote Lindy West at GQ.com. "Bill Cosby is done. There will be no comeback, there will be no damage control, there will be no prevailing core of true believers tipping public opinion back in his favor. It's over."
The Uber app is a thing of beauty.
A few weeks ago, I spent a delightful afternoon and evening with Bill Cosby. I was the emcee of a gala for historically black Claflin University, which is in my hometown; Cosby was the headliner. Both of us were donating our time to a worthy cause.