Known for his country outlaw music with Waylon Jennings, Hank Williams, Merle Haggard and others, at one time "they called Willie crazy, but nowadays they call him a saint." I hope Willie secures several generations of music enthusiasts from one of the fastest growing demographics in our Nation.
Richard "Dickie" Mellon-Scaife the reclusive billionaire publisher and heir of the 19th century Mellon Bank robber barons died at 82 on Friday, the final punctation of a dark biography of political manipulation and democracy demolition equal or greater to his more public friends the Koch brothers.
All the pundits are writing about what Eric Cantor's loss means to the Republican Party. Democratic politicians are wisely keeping quiet, not wanting to appear like they're gloating at someone else's misfortune. But it's a two party system, what does this mean for the Democrats in years to come?
The USA is recovering from its economic downturn faster than other rich countries. To speed up this recovery, we need to choose our meals wisely and embrace the healthy menu of jobs, global mindset, and true grit that many immigrant women bring to our table so generously.
Although many details of yesterday's tragic killings remain murky -- including the question of whether Ready killed himself or was shot by one of his victims -- the slaughter once again highlights the ugly nature of America's nativist movement.
So who, precisely, is Peter Brimelow, and why should the rest of us be concerned when a white nationalist racist like him appears at the same event as Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum and Sarah Palin?
In Spanish, we say "Dime con quién andas y te diré quién eres" - "Tell me with whom you walk and I will tell you who you are." Mitt Romney walks today with the most anti-immigrant officials in America.