Arkansas, people just don’t talk about politics. Especially if they suspect it might cause bad feelings. Some were aware of my public identity; most were not. My wife went around with a Hillary bumper strip, but nobody said a thing about it. They already knew she’d grown up in Little Rock.
Very broadly then, the center appears to be holding. And while I yield to no man in my visceral contempt for Donald J. Trump, I’ll be very surprised if Congress enacts his anti-community budget cuts. Trashing cartoon liberals is one thing; shutting down Meals on Wheels quite another. As for cartoon conservatives, Democrats should keep in mind that bringing back even five percent of Trump voters would constitute a revolution.
The law, which takes effect later this year, prohibits dilation and evacuation, a practice that pro-choice advocates say is the safest method of ending a pregnancy. Opponents of the Arkansas law vowed to fight it in the courts and predicted it would fail.
Gov. Asa Hutchison (R) says of state’s Martin Luther King, Robert E. Lee joint holiday: “They need to be distinguished and separate.”
Jon Stewart had some fun mocking the news coverage of his “secret” meetings with President Obama — though in fact, the two meetings were both on the White House visitor logs.
The waters are inundating rivers across four states, bringing new flood worries for weeks ahead as the torrents barrel toward the Gulf of Mexico.
Although the nation’s unemployment rate has been around a seven-year low of about 5.4 percent, job growth among the states has been uneven, with several showing only meager gains more than five years removed from the depths of the Great Recession.
Voters must try to pierce through the “hologram” of American politics. So I’m getting in line behind the Democratic frontrunner even though I personally believe that ideological duels among like-minded partisans is healthy and good; and even though I personally dislike Hillary Clinton.
Is there an element of calculation in Hillary Clinton’s latest listening tour? Sure. But if she truly listens, does that make her more or less “authentic” ?
Religious freedom legislation is widening the rift between liberals and social conservatives. Is it possible to reach out to the other side, and move forward?
Corporations are valuable and useful vehicles for creating wealth. But they are not and never should be political and religious actors.
With the latest controversy over a “Religious Freedom” bill being proposed in Arkansas, the lead sponsor still seems to have trouble with the basic question here.
What’s so insidious about “religious liberty” statutes as written, and why they cannot be permitted to stand, is that they would give zealous individuals and private businesses near-dictatorial powers with no legal recourse.