There’s a deep and perplexing contradiction here. If abortion is just another aspect of “women’s health” — currently the preferred euphemism for the procedure — why have higher health and safety regulations for dentists than abortionists?
If anyone in my family was to be late, they had better be incarcerated, dead or pregnant. Being late was not acceptable and improper for anyone in my limited world. So to make life challenging, I married into a family that didn’t agree with this rule of etiquette.
A critical truth that underpins the debate about the use of government intelligence: The ends justify the means. If the end result of intelligence and data use was a net positive, the number of complaints and leaks would decrease, Rachel Marsden says.
Recent presidents and their aides have assumed that good politics and persuasive rhetoric could cover up flaws in managing the federal bureaucracy. They were wrong. The task for voters and journalists in the rest of the campaign is to press the candidates to explain how they plan to accomplish what they’ve promised.
The Black Health Care Coalition started a crowdfunding campaign over the weekend to help the National Baptist Convention. But GoFundMe websites set up after the June 12 Orlando, Fla., mass shooting at the gay nightclub look a little shady.
Besides a ridiculous estimate of attendance, Science City was in the beginning a big disappointment. It was a flawed concept perpetrated by another so-called expert, who held a PhD from M.I.T. and had been No. 2 at Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry. He had all the credentials but he didn’t have a clue as to what kids would want to do in his ill-conceived “city.”
Consider the parallels of Jews trying to flee the Nazis three-fourths of a century ago, and Syrian refugees today. You heard the same arguments then as now: We can’t afford it, we should look after Americans first, we can’t accept everybody, they’ll take American jobs, they’re dangerous.
Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump trade accusation that have people of color caught in the middle. Lost are discussions on key issues facing the country.
The inaccurate impressions created by “if it bleeds, it leads” news coverage were amply evident in Donald Trump’s recent “outreach” effort to African-American and Latino voters. He sought to enumerate the various unfair afflictions minorities suffer in America — problems supposedly only he can fix — but exaggerated them to a point that was insulting.
Regulation and taxation can be underdiscussed risks to Uber and Lyft, or at least the more outlandish claims made by people who think that the sharing economy is going to revolutionize the way we live. At the moment they’re operating in a sort of regulatory dead zone.
We are witnessing the unraveling of the American mind. We have become a nation of junk history, junk science, junk fact, junk logic, junk thought, a nation where not knowing things is no longer a bar to high office and may even be an advantage. Conservatives have wrecked the idea of objective fact and are reaping the whirlwind with Donald Trump
I really do think most people entered public life with a sense of idealistic calling. But over the years, many get swallowed by the system. People with a vocation mindset have their eyes fixed on the long game; people who operate a career mindset, on the other hand, often put self-preservation above all. Nothing gets done because everybody’s doing the same old safe rigid thing.
When George W. Bush played golf, his critics were outraged. Yet Barack Obama golfs on a tenth of the days of his administration; where’s the outcry from the left? Then there’s the difference between coverage of Katrina and the current Louisiana flooding.
It’s already hard enough to get voters to the polls. Kansas made it even harder with its voter ID law, which asks residents registering to vote for proof of citizenship beyond what is required by federal law. Now, Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach is in a federal appeals court to argue for keeping the law, and if he prevails, that could have frightening ramifications beyond Kansas.