It rocked the swing state of Ohio right after a disputed election, toppled the state's one-party rule, and ended the Taft legacy that included a President, a U.S. Senator, a Supreme Court Justice. And it started with Beanie Babies.
Note to all hard news outlets: you know what'd be a nice change of pace? Switch the red and blue color-coding every election cycle, and stop finding new ways to divide the country through simplistic metaphors.
Congress has not yet signed off on waging a protracted war in Syria or in Iraq. The "People's Branch" can still stop the Obama administration from wreaking more death and destruction in an already explosive part of the world.
The national media is in the midst of another season of self-loathing, and with good reason. The coverage of politics often is as trivial as politics itself. So it was with a sense of relief and gratitude that I joined some 500 others recently to give thanks for and pay tribute to Diane Rehm.
Nothing better illustrates the bankruptcy of the Obama administration's foreign policy than funding groups that turn on the U.S. again and again, a neo-con fueled cycle of profits for war makers and destruction of ever-shifting "enemies."
You can't win in electoral politics unless you do what Wasserman Schultz is criticized for doing. You just have to look like you're not doing those things. Everyone in politics knows that.
US Fish And Wildlife Service,
Endangered Species Act,
Gray Wolves Endangered Species,
Because the ESA is a flagship of conservation legislation, one can expect this new meaning to influence the direction of conservation far beyond the formal purview of the ESA.
Texas and Washington State both have hundreds of miles of coast line and no income tax. However, when it comes to marijuana laws, the two states couldn't be more different.
Green House Gas Emissions,
People's Climate March,
Peoples Climate March,
Un Climate Summit,
The erosion of our personal and public health is exactly the kind of attack that will come from unchecked climate change. As pollution makes our planet sick, so will a sick planet erode the health of its people.
Hispanic Heritage Month,
National Voter Registration Day,
Obama Executive Actions,
Power Of Our Vote,
It's time to stop the spin and make one thing perfectly clear: Pundits and politicos make speeches. Working people make change. The power of our vote will be felt at the polls in November.
Mike Coffman is right on the Republican trend line. That is, he represents his district the same way Republicans do everywhere. Yes, he's somewhat conservative for his district, but no more so than other Republicans tend to be.
I am part of Black America; I was born into it by virtue of the color of my skin. No matter where I am in my life, that part of me will always be my first identifier.
Nixon's remarks are rated by scholars as the sixth most important speech by an American in the 20th century. FDR's speech is not as widely known; even less well-known is the fact that Nixon remembered well the Fala speech and intentionally modeled "Checkers" after it.
Racism In Football,
How should a teacher react if a student arrives to class wearing a t-shirt that shouts a repugnant racial slur in large, all capital letters across the chest? The answer ought to be clear.
A Fighting Chance,
Clinton Global Initiative,
Hillary Clinton Hard Choices,
Elizabeth Warren A Fighting Chance,
Hillary Clinton 2016,
She may want to talk about giving us a 'fighting chance' and the 'fair shot' we deserve. But Truman-esque and Warren-esque don't work for Clinton because, for better or worse, we know her, specifically Democratic party goers know her, far too well.
Speaking at the opening of the United Nation's climate change summit in New York, actor Leonardo DiCaprio has called on world leaders to "make history, or be vilified by it."
There is perhaps no more illustrative example of the vulnerability of low-lying subway stations in the city than the story of South Ferry. Sandy poured 15 million gallons of salt water into the station, destroying its entire power system.
The war on drugs is a cruel joke. The U.S. spends more than $50 billion a year on the "war on drugs" with the goal of creating a "drug-free society" -- yet there has never been a "drug-free society" in the history of civilization.
What we owe future generations is the subject of growing debate by economists, philosophers, ethicists, public policymakers, and academics of all stripes. But for me as a mother, the moral implications are very clear. We owe them clean air and fresh water, a healthy planet and a secure future.
It is one thing to have cancer, but it is quite another thing to realize you will eventually join a million other cancer fatalities knowing that your society could have done more...but willfully chose not to.