Thank God! I am happy to hear this: MUNICH — The United States, Russia and other powers have reached agreement on a “cessation of hostilities” in Syria’s civil war that allows for immediate humanitarian access to besieged areas, Secretary of State John F. Kerry announced here early Friday morning. The end of hostilities, which Kerry […]
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I may have written about this before, making the point that going to a march doesn’t make someone a civil rights “activist.” Yes, people supported those causes — but those marches were also social events. (Kids today go to the mall, we used to go to marches.) Everyone used to go! At a press conference […]
Christie expected to follow. Stay tuned.
The stunning victories of Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump in the New Hampshire primaries marks the first time both parties have been so upended at the same moment. The 69-year-old casino mogul and 74-year-old socialist have changed everything. And the question now is what does it mean both for the nomination and the country. Take […]
Already home to two of the nation’s largest private water companies, New Jersey is one of the friendliest states in the union for public water system privatization schemes. But that wasn’t good enough for Governor Chris Christie, who created a New Jersey Advisory Commission on Privatization and staffed it with corporate water raiders, then pressed […]
Over the years, Saturday Night Live has been an unlikely force in politics. While not exactly a place many rely upon for actual news (unlike Comedy Central’s The Daily Show which is a comedy show that actually covers real news events), SNL has been a place where some candidates have gained some much-needed exposure during […]
The biggest surprise to me about this GOP primary season is that Jeb Bush has fallen flat on his face. I was in Florida in 1999 the week he beat Bob Graham for governor; of course I was annoyed, but the more I saw of him on local TV, the more I understood that he […]
In this story about what a Republican in the White House does to workers: One privatization story that literally “hits home” is the story of the people who work in the home of our federal government, the U.S. Capitol. In 2008 the U.S. Senate “saved money” by privatizing its food services. Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein […]
Posted in Politics As Usual on Feb 4th, 2016
Richard Dreyfuss weighs in on playing Bernie Madoff … and Dick Cheney. “What was it like playing arguably the most despicable man in history?” Good Morning America‘s Amy Roboff asked Richard Dreyfuss on Wednesday morning. She is, of course, referring to his starring role as Bernie Madoff on ABC’s miniseries that airs on February 2nd […]
I hate to even mildly praise Chris Christie but I got an enormous kick out of his post-Iowa slam at Marco Rubio: “You know me, unlike some of these other campaigns, I’m not the boy in the bubble. We know who the boy in the bubble is up here, who never answers your questions, who’s […]