"This campaign is highlighting some of the president’s better traits...over the course of this campaign it feels as if there’s been a decline in behavioral standards across the board. Many of the traits of character and leadership that Obama possesses, and that maybe we have taken too much for granted, have suddenly gone missing or are in short supply..."
"President Barack Obama offered to financially support Joe Biden’s family when the vice president’s son fell ill, it was revealed Tuesday.
In an interview with CNN, Biden recalled a discussion with Obama in which he confided his worries that he would struggle to financially support his son Beau Biden’s family should he need to resign as Delaware’s attorney general due to ailing health..."
A wave of migrants from the Mediterranean meets a hostile reception from many Americans. The migrants are seen as alien in religion, culture, politics, law. So different in fact that some Americans argue that they can never be assimilated. They are the Italians, in the 1890s.
The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, better known as ISIS, has claimed responsibility for the November 13 terrorist attack in Paris. To really understand the group, the first thing you need to know about it is that it used to have a different name: al-Qaeda in Iraq.
Among politicians and political candidates, it's a fairly widely-practiced, if somewhat less-than-honest, trend to buy their own book in bulk amounts.
Olgy Gary's insight:
Nothing quite illegal here...just borderline legal... Let's follow the NY Times' lead and don't list books like these as bestsellers. The NY Times' rationale for not listing them as bestsellers is sound: their high sales numbers are a result of the authors and/or their campaigns/PACs buying them in bulk, rather than what normally makes for a bestseller, i.e., large numbers of individuals buying a specific title.
NEW HAMPSHIRE primary voters have long taken pride in subjecting presidential wannabes to a long and thoroughgoing scrutiny — vetting the candidates on their political stands, grilling them at innumerable town hall meetings, assessing their demeanor...
This year’s State of the Union address focused on topics including energy, education, climate change, and cancer care. The National Academies Press provides resources directly related to these issues. Below, we’ve annotated the complete text of the President’s State of the Union speech with relevant reports from the National Academies that provide authoritative, independent guidance on these issues.
Olgy Gary's insight:
Here's an excellent resource from The National Academies Press (NAP). They provide the complete text of the President's SOTU address with annotations! There's a wealth of information here on the topics that were addressed during the SOTU. The NAP writes that they've, "annotated the complete text of the President’s State of the Union speech with relevant reports from the National Academies that provide authoritative, independent guidance on these issues."
Aboard an overloaded ship carrying more than 500 refugees, a young woman becomes an unlikely hero. This single, powerful story, told by Melissa Fleming of the UN's refugee agency, gives a human face to the sheer numbers of human beings trying to escape to better lives ... as the refugee ships keep coming ...
On Tuesday, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will detail plans to resettle 25,000 refugees from Syria throughout Canada by Dec. 31, even after the terrorist attacks in Paris have turned many politicians south of the Canadian border against President Obama's plan to admit 10,000 Syrian refugees by the end of 2016. "Everyone agrees that Canada must do more and must welcome 25,000 refugees," Trudeau said late Monday after meeting the premiers of Canada's 10 provinces. Former Prime Minister St
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