Tuesday December 01, 2015
September 3rd, 2015
There is a strong desire in Republican circles for Carly Fiorina to be on the main stage in the next presidential debate.
Friday was the 60th anniversary of the savage killing of Emmett Till.
Till was a black 14-year-old Chicago boy who was visiting his great-uncle in Mississippi during the summer of 1955.
It is said that the boy said something to, and whistled at, a white woman.
The other day, my teenage daughter and I were idly browsing real estate porn, a monument to U.S. inequality: a private island in the Bahamas selling for $17.9 million; a 900-acre retreat in Washington state for $11 million; and an 83-acre estate in Colorado for a cool $100 million.
The predicted Republican front-runner flails. The actual Republican front-runner rails, peddling insults instead of ideas. And the story line caroms from misogyny to xenophobia to a tussle over tresses: toupee or not toupee?
It’s impossible to see how anyone electable is salvaged from this.
Then again it’s not, because if you sort through the rabble, you find John Kasich.
Sad, sad news. We lost another panda. The smaller, second, still-unnamed cub perished on Wednesday at the National Zoo, in spite of the best efforts of zookeepers who gave it round-the-clock care.
I can't take any more of this. First excitement, then devastation. Rollercoasters pale to the emotional experience of watching the panda cam.
When I went down to Houston a few years ago to eat pizza with the former president, he was his usual gracious self, speaking fondly about President Barack Obama and his new pal Bill Clinton.
But there was one person who got dismissed with a brusque obscenity: Donald Trump.
Isn't there anything that the Republicans will draw the line on? Ethics appears to be an unknown concept.
It has been obvious for a long time that they would do anything to undermine the duly elected President of this nation, but we did expect that the idea of peace would have some appeal. Perhaps not peace alone; but some restraints on the development of those horrible weapons that, thus far, we are the only nation to ever have used.
Donald Trump is fast becoming a sort of villainous Pied Piper, tooting the 2016 Republican presidential mice behind him over a precipice to political suicide.
Despite warnings after the party's 2012 defeat that it must court the burgeoning Hispanic vote or face eventual oblivion, Trump has captured its campaign agenda with a brutal assault on undocumented immigrants from south of the border.