"Ask not what your country can do for you, but ask what you can do for your country." Who knew JFK was talking directly to Congress instead of us?
Thinking of entering politics as soon as I figure out how much soft money I can collect in exchange for my core values.
Having a hard time finding someone to take responsibility for my actions.
One party just wants to win and unite all Americans. The mean party not only wants to win but wants the opposition in jail.
sigh. My brother is a rich,intelligent, white male and posts this on his Facebook:
Nice has added its famous beaches to the list of resort areas where the burkini is banned. Like the ban on the veil, it is hard to see how such bans are not openly discriminatory towards Muslims. I fail to understand the rationale for such a ban, particularly when many people now adopt full covering (especially for child) to protect against the damaging sun rays.
Ismail Berdiyev, a leading mufti from Russia's North Caucasus region, has called for the universal use of clitoridectomy, or female genital mutilation, for "all women to reduce lechery" and "sexuality." The shocking and disgusting proclamation by Berdiyev is magnified by the the supportive public statement by a senior priest in the Russian Orthodox Church, Vsevolod Chaplin, who wrote on Facebook: "My sympathies for the mufti. I hope he doesn't retreat from his position because of the howls and hysterics which will start now."
You have to hand it to Shaun "Shizz" Miller, 31, of Hyannis, Massachusetts. He found a way of hiding in plain sight. Miller adopted an expensive make over as an elderly man that allowed him to walk around Yarmouth despite his warrant for drug trafficking connected to the Nauti street gang.
by John Reynolds |
The Big Conversation
A new project looking at voting rights around the country finds that in Texas, the attorney general has prosecuted just 15 cases of voter fraud since the 2012 primaries, none of which involved the type of fraud addressed by the state's controversial voter ID law.
Most of the cases involved people hired to harvest mail-in ballots, an activity that happens most often in Hispanic communities. Texas Democratic Party Chairman Gilberto Hinojosa said those prosecutions "are very specifically oriented toward South Texas,” an accusation that was denied by the attorney general's office.
The project, which was undertaken by the Carnegie-Knight News21 program, found that voter fraud was not particularly prevalent across the country. From 2000 through 2012, News21 found just 10 instances across the country of voter impersonation, the behavior targeted by voter ID laws, and no cases of voter impersonation over the past four years in Arizona, Ohio, Georgia, Texas or Kansas.
“Voter fraud is not a significant problem in the country,” Jennifer Clark of the Brennan Center, a public policy and law institute, told News21.
To view the complete report from News21, click here.