Mayor Of Rio,
2012 Summer Olympics Canada,
President Of Brazil,
It's beginning to appear that the Russians will be the big winners at the Olympic Games opening next week in Rio. You may wonder how this could be given the fact that large numbers of Russian athletes, including all the track and field team, have been banned from participation in...
Donald Trump has so wounded the Republican Party, the only way for Republicans to save it is by voting for Hillary Clinton. If Trump wins, its all over for the now-tarnished Republican brand. Trump will decimate its cherished policies for four years or more. Diehards will never be able to...
There is only one way for the Republicans to save their party. By voting for Hillary Clinton. If Trump wins, its all over for the now-tarnished Republican brand. Trump will decimate its cherished policies for four years or more. Diehards will never be able to put it back on track....
Given a binary choice between two of the most disliked (per the polls) major-party candidates this side of Zimbabwe, what is one to do? Voting against one just gives a bigger mandate to the other.
How To Be Amazing,
Michael Ian Black,
How To Be Amazing -- Epi36: Michael Showalter Comedian Michael Ian Black, tends to wield his delightfully wry -- nay, sardonic -- wit quite liberally when he's encountered on two of his three podcasts. Such as Mike And Tom Eat Snacks...
Community Mental Health,
Mothers Of The Movement,
If the skillfully employed force of the beloved community helps veterans of war, their families and children, and their providers to heal, it can similarly help survivors of violent loss in our neighborhoods. And law enforcement personnel whose stress levels are off the chart.
Book Review - Jackie K Cooper THE LAST TREASURE by Erika Marks When you read some novels you feel like a distant observer; with others you feel you are close by and are able to overhear the characters' words and see the events as they happen. In some very...
Mr. Trump should apologize to Mr. Khan for what he has said about Muslims. But he will not. He does not have the courage to do so. He has sacrificed nothing.
Hey Dad, we just got off the phone a little while ago. You called me on your way home from work and we talked for about thirty minutes. We're 3,000 miles away, can you believe it? Well, 2,847 miles to be exact. Truthfully I've been feeling a little lonely...
Voting Rights Act,
American Legislative Exchange Council,
North Carolina Politics,
Pat Mccrory North Carolina,
The New Jim Crow,
Voter ID Laws,
The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals has struck down provisions of Gov. Pat McCrory's "omnibus" election law requiring photo identification in form blacks are less likely to have and requiring changes to early voting, same-day registration, out-of-precinct voting, and preregistration all in ways...
" />Mostly evolution this week, except for one excellent piece on "what about that 3% of climate scientists who reject the consensus?" Could they be on to something? Well, spoiler alert, not so much. Start...
The Republican Party, as many observers have noted, is facing the prospect of a long-term decline as a national political party. Since 1992, they have lost four out of the last six presidential elections.
In just announced Q2 earnings, Facebook rocketed past analysts' expectations with quarterly ad revenue hitting $6.24 billion compared with $5.8 billion that was expected. Similarly, monthly active users jumped to 1.71 billion compared with the 1.69 billion expected. What's going on? Facebook...
This is a moment when we can do this within the system. This is a moment when it is absolutely critical to win. Don't blow it.
Emotional Freedom Techniques,
Law Of Attraction,
GPS for the Soul News
The question of being politically correct is an issue that most of us have an opinion about... and often a strong one. Whether you are a strong supporter of people being P.C. or are adamantly against it, I hope you will find some benefit - particularly a greater sense of...
This was an extraordinary week -- one offering a starkly different vision of America, and, by week's end, one less glass ceiling. Michelle Obama laid the first cornerstone of that vision. "I wake up every morning in a house that was built by slaves," she said. "And I watch my daughters, two beautiful, intelligent, black young women playing with their dogs on the White House lawn." The next night Bill Clinton gave us another first -- the first-ever speech about a nominee spouse by a man. He used it to present the "real" version of the "cartoon alternative" portrait of the woman he knows better than anyone else, saying, "She's the best darn change-maker I have ever met in my entire life." On Wednesday, the program came at Donald Trump from two directions. First, Michael Bloomberg demolished Donald Trump's core appeal as a successful businessman: "Trump says he wants to run the nation like he's run his business. God help us." He proceeded to openly question Trump's mental stability. "Let's elect a sane and competent person," he urged. And then President Barack Obama took the stage to complete this alternate vision. The contrast with Trump's convention could not have been greater. In one of his best and most important speeches, Obama offered an expansive, optimistic definition of America and made the case that we become more American by addition, not subtraction. The final night, before Hillary Clinton spoke, featured one of the most enduring and indelible moments: that of Khizr Khan, father of fallen Muslim-American soldier Humayun Khan. "Let me ask you," he said to Donald Trump, taking an actual copy of the Constitution from his pocket and thrusting it forward, "have you even read the U.S. Constitution? I will gladly lend you my copy." It was the entire election, summed up in one image. Then Hillary Clinton took the stage, and made history moments later by accepting the nomination. "When any barrier falls in America, for anyone, it clears the way for everyone," she said. "When there are no ceilings, the sky's the limit." But she had to do more than break the ceiling, and she did, laying out more policy details ("It's true, I sweat the details of policy,") than were put forth during the entire Republican convention. Yet she also noted what's at stake -- the sky might be the limit for America, but with Trump, there is no floor. "America's destiny," she concluded, "is ours to choose."
Sports have been a major presence in the lives of Mexican Americans since the early 20th century. This has been particularly true of Mexican Americans in the Midwest, where sports such as baseball took on a special significance. More than merely games for boys and girls, the teams and contests...
Everything you thought about Queen Victoria is probably wrong. And that's really good news for television viewers, because the 19th century British queen we meet in PBS's upcoming drama Victoria is far more interesting than the staid, uptight and humorless caricature her reputation would suggest. ...
The New Museum,
Whitney Museum Of American Art,
Even though summer is a great time to take advantage of the outdoors, sometimes the heat is a little too much to bear. Here are 4 perfect places to escape the heat this weekend, air conditioning and art included.
" Kurt Vonnegut,
"God Bless You,
Kevin Del Aguila,
New York City Center Encores! Off-Center,
The truth is that Vonnegut's tale is dealing with some mighty sober subjects -- the marginalization of the impoverished, the narrow concerns of the corporate class, the dismissal as surely demented of those concerned with the less well-off.