Arsonists Running the Fire Brigade The true measure of a career is to be able to be content, even proud, that you succeeded through your own endeavors without leaving a trail of casualties in your wake. 12/1/2013 - 11:23 am | View Link
Playbook: Obama returns from Cape which included more than a third of the Hispanic vote … While his core team is filled with fixtures of presidential politics — including Mr. DuHaime, the ad man Russell J. Schriefer, the communications director Maria Comella and the campaign chairman ... 08/18/2013 - 1:38 am | View Link
Obama’s Cabinet: Goodbye Clinton, Geithner, Carney as new names top lists Foreign policy experts see her departure as leaving a gap ... With the economy still lackadaisical, and in light of Obama's campaign promises to hasten a more tangible recovery, picking a replacement for outgoing Treasury Secretary Geithner will be ... 11/9/2012 - 6:46 am | View Link
The Peril of Obama's "Man Crush" on Geithner Is Exposed by the Debate Obama's "man crush" is particularly odd ... policy, was to lie about the banksters' role in causing the crisis and the financial condition of the banks. Obama should hold Romney accountable for his endemic lies during the campaign and debate ... 10/5/2012 - 4:29 am | View Link
Geithner on Politics and Policy; Odd Campaign Pledge And other items from the campaign trail, in On the Stump. 05/25/2012 - 2:12 pm | View Link
Demand One From Wall Street Occupiers: Fire Tim Geithner! But none of this amounts to a hill of beans without real changes in the policy making establishment of the Democratic Party. Democratic leaders in Congress can make a show of tax-the-rich legislation that know won’t actually pass, and the President can ... 10/16/2011 - 1:00 pm | View Link
For right-wing pundits, talking about Nelson Mandela is a minefield. Throughout the Reagan administration, American conservatives regarded South Africa’s apartheid government as a bulwark against communism, especially compared to the rest of sub-Saharan Africa. A generation of conservative operatives, including the disgraced Jack Abramoff and the very influential Grover Norquist advanced their careers through ties to the apartheid government.
CREDIT: Shutterstock The U. K. government on Thursday announced generous tax breaks to the hydraulic fracturing industry, just one day after touting a green energy investment strategy that it says will bring $65 billion in renewable energy investment to the country. According to U. K. Treasury Chancellor George Osborne’s announcement, companies that explore shale gas will now be relieved of up to 75 percent of taxes for their early profits.
CREDIT: AP A decade after Nelson Mandela assumed the South African presidency, the legendary leader’s legacy of economic stability is being undermined by rampant income inequality, Bloomberg News reports. After an era of sanctions threatened to plunge South Africa into a dire economic crisis, Mandela traded his plan to nationalize banks and mines for a free market ideology that ushered in the longest period of growth in South African history and restored the nation’s economic standing in the world.
The ACLU backed off a threat to sue a southwest Ohio school district that invited an evangelical group to teach students about archery and creationism.
A parent complained that an instructor from the group His Pins had told students at Berry Elementary School that “God created the earth and humans and the bow and arrow were one of their first primitive weapons.”
The ACLU had reminded Lebanon City Schools in a letter that recent court cases had found creationism cannot be taught in public schools, but the civil rights group decided not to file a lawsuit after school officials asked the instructor to drop the religious references.
The instructor, who is a youth manager at Countryside Church of the Nazarene, made clear in a news report that the program teaches about religion and creationism in addition to archery.
But religious items and prayer could be returned to public schools if Ohio lawmakers approve the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.
Over the past several months, the conversation about the potential connections between alcohol on college campuses, risky sexual behaviors, and sexual assault has been re-opened. The question about whether it’s appropriate to tell young women to drink less as a method of protecting them from being raped has been hotly debated.