President Barack Obama, in a ritual that has become both familiar and frustrating to him, arrived in Oregon on Friday to console victims and affected families of a community college shooting that once again sparked a push for U. S. gun reform. The president, a Democrat who tried but failed to tighten
<p>Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N. J.), under indictment on corruption charges, on Friday formally appealed recent decisions from a federal judge not to throw out a dozen counts against the senator.</p><p>In a court document filed Friday, Menendez’s attorneys appealed the decisions from Judge William Walls to the Third Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia.
UC Irvine sociologist John Dombrink’s new book spells out its theme in the title, “The Twilight of Social Conservatism.”
But the political reality isn’t so clean and tidy.
Dombrink focuses on the decline of Jerry Falwell’s Moral Majority -