Raging against libertarian-minded presidential hopefuls is normally the territory of Long Island Congressman Pete King, but this morning, Staten Island’s Michael Grimm stepped up to the plate, labeling Kentucky Senator Rand Paul’s comments regarding Hurricane Sandy aid “disgraceful” and “simply moronic.”
The Democratic nomination? Barack Obama will have the delegates he needs to claim it. What hasn’t been resolved yet is how fiercely and for how long Hillary Clinton will challenge him. The outcome of Tuesday’s primaries could go a long way to determining this.
The votes in Kentucky and Oregon are the last Democratic contests Read More
Three-quarters of the votes in Kentucky’s 3rd District are now in, and Republican incumbent Anne Northup still trails Democrat John Yarmuth by three points. Another bad, bad sign for the GOP’s prospects nationally.
– Steve Kornacki Read More
From: Tom Scocca
To: Choire Sicha
From the NYT Mag ARTICLE with those pics:
“When the mayor came for a post-Katrina visit, Ranatza had the students draw their wishes for the city. They do not lack for colored crayons, yet they rendered New Orleans in sepulchral black and white.”
Sometime before the Fourth of July, the Senate will vote on a constitutional amendment to prohibit the physical desecration of the American flag. The House of Representatives already has passed the same legislation by the required two-thirds margin, and enough state legislatures would vote for the amendment to assure its approval.
So the final bulwark Read More
When the President gave his little immigration speech, he wanted his listeners to be clear on one point: Americans speak English, and if you don’t speak English, you aren’t an American.
“I believe that illegal immigrants who have roots in our country and want to stay should … learn English,” he said and then, in Read More
We consume. We rarely think of how food or energy is created or how it gets to where we purchase it. We may see a truck, but we rarely think about large ships or the trains that deliver America’s new old favorite energy “alternative”—coal. I remember the C.B. craze and trucker-oriented movies and television shows Read More
We’ve written a fair amount here about whether this type of thing (from the Lexington Herald-Leader) works:
Urban County Councilman Bill Farmer Jr. went on the attack in a TV commercial with partisan overtones. It compares corporate attorney Jim Newberry to Democratic U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton.
In the 30-second ad, airing on all three major Read More
Before coming to my tale of two musicals, there’s something I must tell you:
The problem with the film reviewers who’ve found the remarkable documentary Shakespeare Behind Bars only so-so is that they’re seeing it purely as a movie. If only they could see it from a theater perspective, they would be raving Read More
William F. Weld, the former governor of Massachusetts, was winding up an eight-month business trip to Louisville, Ky., when he leaped into New York’s political fray last summer. For months, Mr. Weld had flirted with the idea of a 2006 gubernatorial run, and by Aug. 18 he’d made up his mind. He spoke with The Read More