Rosemary Jenkins: Coming from humble beginnings, Boehner forgot the lessons from his youth as he climbed the political ladder—lessons that had taught him about deprivation, adversity, and misery as well as the rewards from hard.
W.J. Rorabaugh: The Sixties counterculture, its beliefs and practices, its odyssey into the Seventies, and its many legacies as it became integrated into mainstream culture help explain the United States today.
Larry Wines: Soon-to-be ex-Speaker Boehner, who is Constitutionally third in line for the Presidency, threw in the towel because bitter, rancorous, divisiveness within his own party has made consensus — even dialog — impossible.
Tina Dupuy: There are more Americans convinced the Rapture will commence before 2050 than feel global warming is a concern.
Justin Chapman: From his early childhood in segregated Georgia and his early political battles to life during and after the White House, former President Jimmy Carter shares the often challenging experiences that shaped his social, religious and political views in “A Full Life: Reflections at Ninety,”
see his face. He looks right at me with piercing eyes staring directly into mine. I hear his voice. It’s melodic. lyrical. Word are selected meticulously. Spoken carefully. The enunciation … well … it’s “just right.” Mario Cuomo was more than an orator. Cuomo was cerebral. Cuomo was thoughtful. Cuomo was expressive. And, most importantly, […]
Murray Polner: When he entered the White House the country was still bitterly separated by class, race, and Vietnam. He made no effort to heal the divides because he had never been a healer or unifier but was instead possessed by a desperate need to win at all costs.
In 1852, former slave and legendary abolitionist Frederick Douglass was invited to give a speech at a 4th of July event to commemorate the signing of the Declaration of Independence.
Steve Hochstadt: Schock’s flamboyant lifestyle, paid with public funds, attracted attention long ago. He was on the “Most Corrupt Members of Congress Report” by the Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics and Washington report for 2012 and 2013.
Joe Cicero: The libertarians/conservatives/billionaires are badly outworking progressives in recruiting college students to right-wing causes. The counter-attack has just started.
Kevin Zeese: I find it ugly that a senator would be negotiating fast track legislation through Congress for secret corporate rigged trade deals while raising money from big business interests that would profit immensely from those deals.
Lance Simmens: he represents the right wing fringe of a party that is desperately reliant upon a fraying and decaying demographic composition that longs for the good old days when the good old boys (read white men) controlled the levers of power at all levels of government.
Walter Moss: Some of the virtues and values that seem especially important in the political realm include the proper mix of realism and idealism, love, compassion, empathy, humility, tolerance and a willingness to compromise, a sense of humor, and creativity. How then do they relate to the culture wars between Right and Left?