It won't have the same sizzle as Chelsea Handler versus Tomi Lahren, but it will certainly have substantially more steak. Former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Newt Gingrich and former Treasury Secretary Lawrence H. Summers will be here in Chicago next week to debate the Trump Administration's impact on economic growth.
The session, which focuses mostly on how Trumponomics is impacting our nation’s aging population, opens the 2017 National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care (NIC) Fall Conference
Despite what F. Scott Fitzgerald claimed, there are indeed second acts in American lives. People reinvent their public personas in grand and innovative styles all the time. Colin Kaepernick could be formulating his second act right now as he could be forced into it much earlier than anticipated.
It doesn’t look like he’s going to be getting a NFL job this year despite the fact that he’s
a.) still in his physical prime at age 29 and
b.) coming off a very solid season in which he was a respectable 17th in the NFL in passer rating and accomplished an elite 16-4 TD to INT ratio.
The bad news for Kaepernick is that his prospects in football don’t look promising for this fall...
Right now, the fate of the country lies in the hands of "classic" or "throwback" Republicans. The Grand Old Party currently controls all three branches of government, but its "big tent" happens to include a lunatic fringe of "low information voters" and bigots that delivered the presidency to Donald Trump.
It's now up to the sane Republicans to try and wrestle power away from this subset, before they drive the entire country, and perhaps the world over the cliff.
Losing the popular vote by three million didn't end the political career of Donald J. Trump, so it's difficult to figure out what actually will.
The Robert Mueller investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election kicks into another gear this week, so maybe this will be the final turning point?
The stakes will be raised as Donald Trump Jr. is to be convened before a Senate special committee behind closed doors.
The "never Trump" crowd has banking on "Mueller time" to be what finally ends Donald Trump, and it very well may.
However, one must remember where we've been as we watch the Russia investigation unfold. Trump has already survived dozens of consequences that would have destroyed the political career of anybody that isn't Trump...
The city mouse versus country mouse rivalry is an American tale as old as the founding fathers. If you're a fan of "Hamilton: An American Musical," you no doubt picked on that theme in the sixth number, "The Farmer Refuted" (based on an actual pre-Revolutionary Alexander Hamilton essay), and throughout much of the second act with the Hamilton versus Thomas Jefferson (urban versus rural) rivalry taking center stage.
The red state versus blue state narrative is a fiction, as it's the counties electoral map which actually gives you a much clearer picture. Every state is magenta, and none are actually red or blue. However, the county map is also grossly inaccurate, as it shows Donald Trump winning an overwhelming majority of the "land," even though he lost the popular vote by three million.
The old Republican tactic of trying to divide and conquer with the moronic “city people aren’t real Americans” narrative has now reached new levels of hypocrisy with Trump...
Welcome to day 220 of the Donald Trump regime and one party rule in these United States. It’s somewhat common to see #ImpeachTrump and #ResignTrump trending nationally on Twitter these days, but it’s clear that unless there’s a major breakthrough in the Robert Mueller investigation very soon, he’s not going anywhere for a while. A... Read more »
Substantial and serious division has always been a part of the American experience. It goes as far back as declaring independence on Great Britain and fighting a revolution for the ideals stated in that document. While it ebbs and flows between strong unity (WWII, 9/11 are great examples) and contentious divisiveness (1960s, the Civil War), we're usually all on the same page when it comes to some basic human rights and civil liberties.
Sadly, 2017 is not one of those times. The cold-blooded murder of Heather Heyer in Charlottesville, VA was the most publicized in a string of neo-fascist terrorist attacks in the United States. Even after this deplorable tragedy, a poll showed that about 9% of the voting public (roughly 22 million Americans) still believed that Neo-Nazism and white supremacy are acceptable.
The term Alt-Right
is nothing more than a euphemism for white nationalism, a movement whose only political agenda is spreading hate, fake news, bigotry, racism, sexism, xenophobia, misogyny and intolerance. It’s an umbrella term that encompasses Neo-Nazis,
the Ku Klux Klan,
the Aryan Nation
and other hate groups who overtly and proudly seek a race war.
They have no legitimate, realistic policy agendas, and should therefore not be given the same level of platform as those with actual political acumen and ambition. It’s frightening how these groups are now actually in the conversation despite the horrific repugnance of their discourse and agenda...