Wednesday September 17, 2014
April 27th, 2014
Ellen Murray cheats at games. She swindles, hoodwinks and tricks the kids she is playing with. And then she has to explain to them what just happened.
"They will always let me take their turn, again and again," said Murray. "And we have to teach them to stand up for themselves."
Here's a bit of good news for nervous Democrats: President Barack Obama's health-care law isn't going to be the albatross many feared it would be in this year's congressional elections. Enrollment has soared, and the Congressional Budget Office estimates that the program will cost less than initially projected and that premiums will rise only slightly this year.
Last week CNN sparked a backlash with its headline, "Can the Klan Rebrand?" The network's story was a look at the Ku Klux Klan's efforts to distance itself from its reputation as a violence-inciting hate group in the wake of former Klan Grand Dragon Frazier Glenn Cross, also known as Frazier Glenn Miller, being charged in a shootiang spree that left three people dead at two Jewish facilities in Kansas.
President Barack Obama envisioned building a foreign-policy legacy in his second term: a nuclear deal with sanction-strapped Iran, an end to U.S. involvement in conflicts overseas, and a successful pivot to Asia, including a trans-Pacific trade pact.
There are few happier events than becoming a grandmother, and almost none that says quite so loudly "over the hill."
Ageism mixed with sexism is a toxic brew, but somehow tolerated. It's a joke, but not a funny one, that women age in dog years, which means that no male candidate will ever be as old as Hillary is now at 462.
Here's an important lesson for politicians and talk show hosts: Be careful whom you put on a pedestal. They might fall on you.
Yes, I'm referring to the saga of Cliven Bundy. I'm laughing too hard at the Nevada rancher's political cheerleaders to be shocked by his famously ignorant slavery remarks.
So, what have we learned from the Crazy Rancher Guy saga?
You have undoubtedly heard about Cliven Bundy of Nevada, who refuses to pay federal grazing fees for, um, grazing his cattle on federal land. When government agents, acting on a court order, tried to remove Bundy's cows, they were met by armed resisters. The agents wisely withdrew rather than risk bloodshed, and the resisters declared victory.
It appears that Cliven Bundy, the 68-year-old rancher and freeloader, doesn't reject only the federal government; he rejects history.
Bundy decided this week to tell us all what he knows "about the Negro."
Bundy was quoted by The New York Times as saying:
"The way to get big shots to change their behavior is to embarrass them."