Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell was convicted by a federal jury in September 2014, after he was caught participating in one of the most cut-and-dry examples found in the political corruption textbook. A lengthy investigation proved that McDonnell and Jonnie Williams, the former CEO of Star Scientific, essentially engaged in a straight-up exchange of money for potentially lucrative political favors. Now, however, McDonnell’s appeals have taken his case to the Supreme Court, where — believe it or not — a majority of justices seem predisposed to overturning his conviction, and decimating anti-corruption laws.
Until her death in 2000, she and I had an unspoken deal: Hers would be the rhythm of a timeless world, a child's rhythm; mine was the rhythm of the modern world. While I had the sense every time I looked at my watch that it was later than I thought, she lived in a world where there were no impersonal encounters, and never a need to rush.
So, awaiting final toxicology, it has now been reported in the New York Times that Prince was toxic. I can relate. I was toxic too.
I look at the long lines at polling stations, the broken machines, the disenfranchised voters and I wonder if having citizens vote is much of a priority in this country. We need to fix a system that we all know is broken. Tolerating it only exacerbates the problem and leads to more and more disillusionment that results in less and less voters.
His critics always accused him of disorderliness, disruption, creating drama, and causing discomfort -- all of which were true. That's because he was not only a priest and a poet -- Daniel Berrigan was a prophet.
The media didn't "get" the Donald Trump or Senator Bernie Sanders phenomena because so many in the media are way out of touch with the American people. They look at politics through their own eyes, and the eyes of their media colleagues and not the eyes of the American people.
With several state attorneys general now investigating whether ExxonMobil misled its shareholders and the public about climate change risks, it was more than a little ironic when the company recently cried foul.
No one, let alone individuals in positions of authority, should let prejudice determine their actions. Speaking the Arabic word "inshallah," wearing a headscarf, or being named Priya are not markers of malice.
Cunha's removal from the Lower House has both legal and moral implications. After all, the most important court in the country has finally imposed the first and foremost defeat of one of the icons of Brazil's current ethical and political disaster.
Whether they seek to overthrow it, try to seize control within its limits, rebel against it and become outcasts, try to survive its perils, use their position of authority within it or manipulate their way forward, all of the women of Westeros have one problem in common.
Many child care workers earn only the minimum wage. The median wage for all child care workers didn't reach $15.00 per hour in a single state. Not surprisingly, early educators report high levels of economic worry.
Fortunately, I am a mom and today is my day. The stretch marks, vaginal trauma, lost sense of personal identity, and the other 364 days a year are all for you and our sweet, sweet children. But today is all mine. #Soworthit #Blessed.
Aleppo is worn thin. There is only so much destruction a city can handle before it turns into a ghost town. Syrians are waiting for the international community to do something, but we have had enough of the inaction.
Allowing more charters schools -- online or not -- without planning and oversight robs communities of stable, safe schools where children can learn from great teachers. All children deserve a quality education.
Bill O'Reilly has every right to say that some kids are just bad apples, out of control, and should be carted off by constables. But educators have got be committed to proving him wrong.
I'll write and work and vote for Hillary Clinton against Trump this fall, but not because I've been told that corporate money in elections and the marketization of everything aren't dissolving our citizenship and democracy
There's a pile of money hiding offshore. The stunning amount that continues to flow across American borders (and those of other countries), and eventually disappears into the pockets of the corporate and political elite, ultimately causes even more damage to our finances and our lives.
If the long-term work doesn't begin now -- and is over-shadowed by the short-term needs of the remaining primary contests and the Convention -- the momentum will slow and an historic opportunity could be lost.
As I've travelled around the country this past month talking about grandmothers, I keep hearing the old jokes: "I should've had my grandchildren FIRST" and "The reason grandparents and grandchildren get along so well is because they have a common enemy." Well, I say nonsense!
Research has shown that when you cultivate a healthy work environment for nurses, you also improve the quality of overall health care for patients.
If Trump really loves women and is serious about getting their votes, let us hear his plan to fix a system that doesn't work for moms. The majority of mothers, like fathers, now work outside the home -- they need the money to support their families.
It's safe to say, looking at who Donald Trump is turning to now, that it's unlikely there will be any progress on LGBT rights -- and would likely be great harm to them -- under a Trump presidency.
I dedicate this to each and every mother who lives without her precious child(ren), to every mother who has no living children, and to every woman who longs to be a mother. We see you. We remember you. And we honor your motherhood. You are a beautiful, beautiful mother.
As tough as this may be for people to hear, as long as I do not harm anyone with my headscarf, then no one needs to harm me by asking me to take it off.
A baby is born with ALD every 36 hours in America. The tragedy is most parents won't know it. Currently, newborn screening is a state-by-state matter. In 2013, New York became the first state in the US to test all newborns for ALD.
If it can be imagined, it can be achieved. The fact that the IRS has essentially looked the other way when it comes to the unlawful use of personally identifiable information in the face of our identity crime Armageddon is inexcusable.
Men give themselves more room for failure, and tend to be more forgiving toward themselves.
In the workplace, there are few places where this difference in perception rears its ugly head as much as in self-assessments, which are now commonplace as a step before a performance review takes place.
A law has been passed that is not merely about the bathroom or even transgender equality. A law has been passed that is in the service of something that undercuts everything this country was designed to withstand.
The president makes me proud to be a Black man and proud to be an American. He puts respeck on all of our names by the example he sets. I root for him the way I root for all of my n***as. Obama wants to see me win. I believe that.
Today marks exactly one year since I left teaching, a decision dictated by my family's cross-country move. To acknowledge the occasion, let me share with you the top search -- by far -- that brings people to my site: I don't want to teach anymore.
It only takes a gander down one allee of the Frieze Art Fair to realize just how important and prescient was Roberto Burle Marx, the Brazilian landscape architect and subject of a new Jewish Museum retrospective, how very contemporary in his cross-media grazing (landscape, architecture, jewelry design, sculpture, painting, drawing, tapestry, collage), how elegant and unique his view of the world.