Warrior greenies, get out of the way. You’ve done enormous hurt in this world, you appear prepared to keep it up and it’s time to allow people their health, their lives and a chance to fight back more effectively against mosquitoes that have been having at us from ancient times to right this minute.
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Every four years we hear it: the many, many complaints that Iowa and New Hampshire are unrepresentative of the nation yet they get to go first in presidential voting. Black, Hispanic and Asian voters are scarce. There are no major cities.
I have spent most of my adult life feeling grateful to Gloria Steinem, whose clear-headedness and apt prose helped turn me into the feminist I am today. She has devoted her life to making the world a better place for women, and has, in many spectacular ways, succeeded.
Mobile apps are a fabulous waste of time and infinitely diverting. Except for “Plague.”
Department of Justice officials this week said the FBI and other federal criminal investigators would look into whether the water poisoning crisis in Flint, Mich., was the result of criminal wrongdoing.
In a law review article I wrote 15 years ago about cognitive decline on the U.S. Supreme Court, I predicted that, in the coming years, no one would take action to mitigate the problem. Instead, another half a dozen mentally decrepit justices would join “the roster of jurists who harmed their court and hurt their own reputations by remaining on the bench too long.”
Strong showings in the Iowa caucuses by Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio sent them roaring into next week’s Republican presidential primary in New Hampshire with a head of steam at the expense of a deflated Donald Trump.
Improbably but relentlessly, Donald Trump is marching toward the Republican Party’s presidential nomination. Polls suggest that he may pull off a surprise win in the Iowa caucuses on Monday. He’s an even stronger frontrunner in New Hampshire and other primary states. And last week, he showed that it’s possible to win a debate by not showing up.
This year is starting off with the worst performance of stocks in decades. It has many analysts wondering exactly what’s driving it and, more importantly, whether there’s an end in sight.
Here’s a prediction: The results of the Iowa caucuses and the New Hampshire primary will tell us a great deal about the fight for the GOP nomination — and almost nothing about the battle for the Democratic nomination or anything else.
Feel free to believe that there is a glimmer of hope for Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s bid for the Republican presidential nomination. If that gives you comfort or plays to your own preferences, be my guest. I certainly wouldn’t want to make you uncomfortable.
Welcome, ladies and gentlemen, to the Grand Old Party’s final debate before the first voting contest of the 2016 presidential campaign. It’s the Great Bathroom Mirror Debate.
If you look at America and what it needs and doesn’t need in its next president and you see Donald Trump standing there, suggest his deportation. If you see Ted Cruz, convince him his Texas values should be honored by never leaving the state. And Bernie Sanders? Give him a ticket to Venezuela so he can discover what socialism really does to a society.
Search most photos of the armed occupiers who took over a federal wildlife refuge in Oregon, and you’re liable to see a few common features. Beards, sure. Stiff-brimmed cowboy hats, too. And, in many shirt pockets, a tiny bound volume.