Americans don't love the Iran deal. There is a lot they wish were different. But when they look at it closely, review hard-hitting critiques, and--perhaps most importantly--evaluate the alternatives, a clear majority recommends that their Members of Congress approve of the deal. Republicans do not concur, though they don't settle on an alternative.
Hillary Clinton blamed Donald Trump's rhetoric as the kind of speech that can "trigger someone who is less than stable." While she made these remarks after the Charleston shootings, they were before two Boston rednecks beat senseless an apparently homeless illegal immigrant.
Black Lives Matter,
What if we turned things around? What if Hillary Clinton simply spoke whatever came into her head without thinking? (Or did think how she could shock her way onto the news with slurs about one group or another?) What if we decided to probe into Donald Trump's emails and see what kind of ethical and moral breaches he had made over the years in his business dealings?
My significant other and I launched into a spirited debate, early this morning about the privilege of voting, with me arguing my position that it does make a difference, while she countered that it does not, noting, nothing changes of late, regardless of the multitudes of promises made.
Declaration Of Independence,
Duct Tape Lipstick,
As O'Malley smells the coffee, he needs to make a deal. Not with the DNC, but with Bernie Sanders, and Lincoln Chafee, and Jim Webb, and Joe Biden; to rent out some space, issue some press credentials.
Governor Brown's signature on legislation increasing the filing fee for citizens who file ballot initiatives from $200 to $2,000 is the modern equivalent of the famous salvo attributed to Marie Antoinette upon hearing of a famine among the French peasants, "Let Them Eat Cake."
After a fiery first Republican Presidential Debate on August 6th, the GOP primary field has continued to shift and change, leaving many pollsters struggling to catch up. To the surprise of many observers, Donald Trump has continued his surge -- but new polling techniques helps clarify the nature of his support.
Can the government treat some people differently than others on the basis of sheer favoritism? It seems like an obvious question, but decades' worth of unwarranted judicial deference in constitutional cases have made the answer uncertain.
While we made immense progress from the days where discriminations against Americans with disabilities was legal, not enough has been done to help these hardworking men and women take care of their families.
We have always had the power to make our government reach its highest potential; & trust me, it goes a lot further than the hand outs & bail outs they use to keep us quiet. What will you read? Who will you reach out to? What will you learn? What will you do? Share with us!
In 1943, the government began requiring that employers track and report on employee compensation. The resulting W-2 is now part of an annual ritual. Each January, employers pull together an array of information to generate a W-2 for each employee who worked for them at any point during the year before.
George W. Bush,
Washington obviously intends sanctions to cause economic hardship, but for what purpose? In the early 1990s Khartoum supported Saddam Hussein's Iraq against America and dallied with Islamic radicalism, even inviting Osama bin Laden to stay. However, that practice ended after 9/11.
Here's a simple fact: No treaty between "enemies" has ever been or ever will be entirely satisfactory to either party. That diplomatic truth should be taken as Gospel. And if we can't accept that -- if we can't accept the fact that the finished product will be flawed -- then we had no business sitting down at the table in the first place.
Last week, Jeb Bush and Carly Fiorina came under fire for their offensive comments on Asian immigrants. Bush noted in his visit to border city McAllen, Texas, that the phenomenon of so-called "anchor babies" was "frankly, more related to Asian people."
What if an Inuit clerk in Alaska refuses to issue a hunting license to Sarah Palin because she is a woman? His reason is his religion says only men are allowed to hunt. Using the precedent set by the Kentucky clerk if she were to prevail, would that be acceptable?
World War II,
WorldPost Asia Pacific,
Japan World War Two,
Japan World War Two Apology,
World War II 70th Anniversary,
World War II Anniversary,
Worldpost Global Order,
HONG KONG -- The time has come to call a halt to demands for further apologies from Japan. It is not apologies that the world needs, even if they are fully contrite, sincere, voluntary and heartfelt. What the world needs is a truthful account of what happened, a true history that has not been whitewashed, so that hopefully it would help to prevent a repetition of the history in the future.
At one time in our history, it was Southern Democrats that led the voter suppression tactics ranging from poll taxes to violence against blacks. Today, it is now Republicans, who may be wary of expanding their base to remain competitive, that champion this unpatriotic maneuver.
If you listen to the recent televised discussions on mass shootings, you would think that those of us with serious mental-health diagnoses are responsible for most of the tragic shootings that occur in this country.
America is "treating" mental illness through incarceration -- and the price we are paying as a country is enormous.
The Iran nuclear agreement demonstrates that the United States can use its power effectively, provide wise leadership, and create important international agreements. Congress should be thinking about ways to promote such leadership, instead of undermining it.