Saturday November 28, 2015
August 13th, 2015
Novelist Thomas Wolfe famously wrote: “You can’t go home again.” But Eric Holder has proven him wrong.
Holder, who served as President Barack Obama’s attorney general until stepping down earlier this year, recently returned to his old home — Covington & Burling.
Debating Donald Trump is like boxing with smoke. You may have the facts on your side, but for this Republican presidential candidate, facts are mostly beside the point.
Take, for example, his recent slap at President Barack Obama's legacy. Americans won't elect another black president for a long time, Trump said in an interview on ABC News Sunday, because of Obama's "poor standard."
Back in 1957, when Donald Trump and I were both in middle school, I used to have this running argument with my grandfather, Bill Connors. A retired railroad worker and a drinking man, Pop lived in Elizabethport, New Jersey, a couple of blocks from where the tracks running down Broadway ended at the harbor.
Europe is caught between those who want to get in, those who want to get out and those who want to destroy it. The incomers are desperate, the outbound are angry, and the destroyers are brandishing flags.
This triple onslaught has, for the first time, left the 28-member European Union more vulnerable to fracture than it is susceptible to further integration.
Back in 1898, New York City hosted a global environmental summit. Flummoxed, the assembled experts disbanded early without agreeing on workable solutions.
What daunting crisis brought about this precursor of today’s big UN climate conferences?
One would say that the good outweighed the bad for Ted Cruz last week, and the bad was horrid.
In the Senate, he was openly scorned by fellow Republicans for his routine and rash showboating. That included calling Majority Leader Mitch McConnell a liar.
Time to drop this "war on coal" talk. Time to ignore the hollering by coal country politicians over President Obama's beefed-up plan to combat global warming.
The vast majority of scientists who have devoted their professional lives to studying the Earth's climate believe human-induced warming is an urgent problem requiring bold action. Republican candidates for president insist they know better.
Maybe Joe Biden can help Hillary Clinton get her groove back.
Or, get her groove at all. It's been sorely missing this campaign.
Clinton is at her best, or at least does best with voters, when she's down. See the misty-eyed moment in New Hampshire 2008. Clinton challenged and vulnerable is more appealing to voters than Clinton entitled and regal.
No, this absurd bit of sexism did not happen in 1963. This happened last weekend.
Ten young basketball players just returned home to Charlottesville, Virginia, feeling pretty low after their five-game winning streak at a national tournament in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, was cut short when they were disqualified.
Because one of their players, Kymora Johnson, is a girl.