Saturday, July 30, 2016
Blog Page 410
On Tuesday I wrote of just some of the pressing problems facing higher education: skyrocketing tuition, declining financial support from state governments, fewer Pell Grant dollars, and slashed research budgets. As a result of these unwise attacks on Higher...
Only megachurch pastor and televangelist Creflo Dollar’s family knows the details surrounding the pastor’s alleged battery against his 15-year-old daughter last month.  Though the details of the incident are unknown to the public, the story may inadvertently put some attention on an important issue. July is...
Today the President and the first lady are hosting a picnic for members of the military and their families.  Here are a few images of July 4 celebrations at the White House of the past.  Photo 1: President Barack...
By the Staff of the Washington Informer As of July 3, Pepco reports show that the number of residences and businesses without power in the District has been reduced to about 20,000, compared to 40,000 two days ago.  Initially, 443,000...
Two hundred and thirty six years ago we began the fight for the independence that we celebrate today, freeing ourselves from the tyranny of a monarchy that treated “Americans” as second-class British citizens. Although we eventually won our freedom, we...
By Khalil Abdullah of New American Media Congressional Republican attacks on U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, says Wisconsin Congresswoman Gwen Moore, may be about more than “Fast and Furious.” On July 28, the House voted to hold Attorney General Holder in contempt for...
By Larry Miller of The Philadelphia Tribune Even before the United States Supreme Court’s decision on June 25 to declare juvenile life without parole to be unconstitutional, it was a well documented fact that America leads the world in sentencing youthful...

Philip Weiser

Name:  Philip Weiser Title/Occupation: Former Senior Adviser,  Technology and Innovation Organization: National Economic Council,  The White House What Makes The Person A Game Changer: Former Senior Adviser of Technology and Innovation for the National Economic Council at the White House, Philip Weiser...
Michigan Governor Rick Snyder, a Republican, vetoed voter ID legislation yesterday.  Critics of the legislation defined it as an attempt at voter suppression only 125 days before the 2012 presidential election. Though the Gov. Snyder signed 11 other pieces of election...
Sen. Yvonne Miller, the first African-American woman elected to the Virginia House of Delegates and the Virginia Senate, died today in Norfolk, Va.  Tomorrow, July 4th, would have been Miller's 78th birthday.  She had cancer. At the time of her...