Saturday, February 24, 2018
Blog Page 855
A week after New York State Sen. Kevin Parker referred to Republicans as white supremacists, the senator has apologized. “To the extent that my words last week brought commotion and emotion to this house in ways that may distract or...
A suspect has been identified in the failed car bombing attempt on New York City's Times Square and is expected to be in court Tuesday. Faisal Shahzad, a 30-year-old Pakistan-born U.S. citizen, was reportedly taken into custody at John F....
What’s most peculiar about Florida Gov. Charlie Crist’s (R) announcement that he’d be running as an independent in the state’s heated U.S. Senate race is not so much the decision as it is the reaction to it.  The responses...
He said he'd sit on the White House fence with other May Day immigration reform protesters until he was arrested or comprehensive immigration was signed. Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) was arrested for a planned act of civil disobedience with...
First Katrina and now oil spills.  It seems the Gulf Coast region has become the victim of an environmental wrath of Biblical proportion. In recent years it has been hammered by both disastrous weather and disastrous politics.  But this...
From Attendee Reports More than 1100 people gathered at Shaw University in Raleigh, North Carolina over the April 15-18 weekend for a 50th Anniversary gathering of the veterans of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and its close allies. SNCC was...
The immigration law just passed in Arizona has me in a quandary - while I can empathize deeply with the desire of undocumented workers who want jobs here, as a Real American, whose black ancestors, despite the ignorant and...
Will climate change legislation go the way of immigration reform – pushed off the congressional agenda by more pressing matters? Not if U.S Senate Democrats can help it, according to Politico. The Democrats are reportedly urging President Barack Obama to intervene...
New York State politics is like a bad soap opera.  No, an even better description is a bad, overacted telenovela (Spanish-language soap opera) in that if you don't speak the language, all you can do is watch the drama...
by BVX Staff Last week, Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. made the controversial claim that black Africans were as much to blame for slavery as white Europeans and Americans. According to Gates, the implication of Africans makes the messy issue of...