The day before the Iowa caucuses in 2008, I wrote about the massive crowds of young people at Barack Obama rallies, noting that his candidacy would collapse “if they don’t show up.”
It’s become popular to dismiss Russian President Vladimir Putin as paranoid and out of touch with reality. But his denunciation of “neofascist extremists” within the movement that toppled the old Ukrainian government, and in the ranks of the new one, is worth heeding. The empowerment of extreme Ukrainian nationalists is no less a menace to the country’s future than Putin’s maneuvers in Crimea. These are odious people with a repugnant ideology.
Confusion doesn’t normally make for a great economic indicator. But the chaos that’s marred the hunt for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 is revealing quite a bit about Malaysia’s potential — or lack thereof.
This week marks the 49th anniversary of one of the most important events in American history. It began on March 7, 1965, when Alabama state troopers routed peaceful demonstrators on the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, which was dedicated on Monday as a national landmark. The violence that engulfed the nonviolent, overwhelmingly black cadre of marchers helped inspire a national outcry against police brutality, institutional racism and segregation.
A few years ago, around the time Tim Tebow burst upon the scene with his Heisman trophy and his refreshing piety, the genuflecting Florida Gator made headlines when he starred in a controversial commercial with his mother. Tebow’s mom had been urged to have a therapeutic abortion when she was pregnant with the future all-star, and had categorically refused. The commercial celebrated her “choice.”
You’ve probably never heard of donor-advised funds, but they are taking over the philanthropic world.
It has been 17 months since Attorney General Eric Holder held a news conference to tout the successes of a high-profile task force on mortgage fraud. And it has been seven months since the Justice Department admitted that the crime statistics he trumpeted there were grossly overstated.
Let’s say you’re the supreme leader of a pariah state. You’re looking to move a few hundred tons of Soviet-era arms across international boundaries, but you’ve been slapped by a harsh arms embargo. You’d like to quietly transport a weapons shipment across the globe, but you’d really rather avoid detection. So what’s a Dear Leader to do?
AUSTIN, Texas — Voters of Texas, we need to talk. I’ll be blunt: What the heck are you doing?
President Obama’s foes have been trying for years to uncover scandal in his administration. But the most damning allegation of wrongdoing was leveled on the Senate floor Tuesday morning — by a friend.
The ATF can’t seem to catch a break … even when it comes to naming a headquarters building.
BY JOHN KIRIAKOU Los Angeles Times
Though Barack Obama is widely regarded as a weak president, is the new world disorder really all his fault?
As a professor of nuclear engineering and an engineer who has worked in the nuclear field, I want to clarify misinformation in the March 1 story Critics: FPL playing risk with plant. Since 1979, when Hollywood splashed The China Syndrome onto the big screen, we nuclear engineers have watched as Americans have been subject to hair-raising descriptions of nuclear power plant accidents promoted by well-funded activists. They are very colorful, but typically loose with the facts.
One of the great pleasures and benefits afforded by the Supreme Court is the illusion of historical continuity. The court’s elegant building is a good example: it looks as old as the Capitol — maybe as old as the Acropolis — but it only dates to 1935. The same goes for one or two Supreme Court opinions each year, in which the court pretends it’s the same institution that has always existed, not a rotating body of new justices bound by historical circumstance.