So Hillary Clinton is thinking about delaying the start of her presidential campaignuntil the summer, according to Politico’s Mike Allen. As a strategic move, this makes sense to me: Why spend money and time getting a head start in a race where she has no credible opponent? All this could possibly do is give her time to make gaffes and give her opponents insights they could use to get a jumpon their campaigns against her.
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With the president’s recent lawlessness on executive amnesty and GOP efforts to beat it back, it’s easy to forget that just three and a half years ago, we were on the cusp of a grand bargain. President Barack Obama and Speaker John A. Boehner would tackle a range of ever-present fiscal crises, everyone would make tough concessions, and the nation would be on sound fiscal footing for a generation.
It’s been 70 years since the Soviet Army liberated the infamous Auschwitz concentration camp on Jan. 27, 1945. Since then it has become symbolic of the Nazi’s efforts to eradicate dissidents and all those who they viewed as inferior.
Well folks, it’s that time of year. Friends with the largest TVs are called upon and living rooms are packed as the 49th annual Super Bowl dominates prime time television Sunday night.
As messed up as it sounds, in the unending struggle for justice, there is such thing as a “positive negative.” This occurs when you win a struggle that you never should have had to deal with in the first place.
Super Bowl weekend is here, and with it the annual debate about whether Super Bowl advertising — an absurdly expensive orgy of exuberant consumerism — is worthy of its reputation as marketing’s most defining moment. Super Bowl ads are shrouded in misconceptions, in part because so few of us are able to learn how much mileage brands get out of their top-dollar ad buys. But here are the myths we can safely debunk.
Over the last few weeks I have talked about the various events that have taken place during the first few weeks of the 84th Legislative Session, which began on Jan. 13, 2015. Not only are legislators preparing their legislative agendas, they are also busy organizing their offices and hiring staff.
Two weeks ago, a man who earns his living by chasing other men in pursuit of a leather prolate spheroid handed a team staffer a football that felt soft. The staffer reported this unusual occurrence to his supervisor, who reported it to his supervisor, who reported it to his supervisor, and then all hell broke loose. Ever since, the nation has been held in thrall to the spectacle of sports fans debating the ideal gas law .
Listening to the news reports of the recent Nor’easter that dumped nearly 30 inches of snow on Boston made me glad I live in Texas. The weather event also made me roll back in time to February of 1979. I was living in south central Pennsylvania and teaching biology at a small woman’s college. The month started out on a positive note as my contract was extended for another two years. So I had put away my resume and stopped looking at the help wanted ads in scientific journals. My main focus was dealing with classes and the snow that just kept piling up.
If you’re not familiar with names like Yasiel Puig, Jose Fernandez, Aroldis Chapman and Jose Abreu, it’s safe to say you’re not much of a baseball fan. Each of those 20-somethings is arguably the best professional baseball player on the Dodgers, Marlins, Reds and White Sox, respectively, and each was born in the communist nation of Cuba.