Mayoral control over a school district is a bad idea...no, check that: it's a very bad idea, period.
An oddly appropriate song for this evening given the changes in America’s counter-terrorism policy…now let’s just hope we can stick to the new policy and not be lured into going backwards yet again.
Spent the past little while reading Booman Tribune’s post on the changes in U.S. Counter-Terrorism policy and I have to say that I agree with him. FWIW, the New York Times’ nailed it in an editorial on the subject, quoting:
President Obama’s speech today was the most important statement on counterterrorism policy since the 2001 attacks, a momentous turning point in post-9/11 America. For the first time, a president stated clearly and unequivocally that the state of perpetual warfare that began nearly 12 years ago is unsustainable for a democracy and must come to an end in the not-too-distant future.
Now, to be fair, as someone new to liberalism and the liberal side of things, I have to give President Obama credit where it is due: he found a middle balance between hewing to what some on the left would like to see him do OR sticking to current policy and continually having to answer up for it every so often. While we may argue about what Barack Obama said in his speech at the National Defense University earlier today, let us be thankful that the American ship of state is finally being turned towards a direction which includes adhering to the rule of law, something that we should’ve been doing all this time…
A good song…unfortunately, the song title matches the weather passing through Western NC this evening.
Hilarious...and frighteningly true at the same time.
Mitch McConnell has got stones to think Harry Reid is trying to "intimidate" him and Senate Republicans; someone should remind him that would he calls "intimidation" the rest of us refer to as "a functioning government", to borrow the quote from the column above.
The music world is a little darker this week with the passing of Doors’ keyboardist Ray Manzarek, who died Monday of complications from bile duct cancer; tonight’s musical selection is in tribute to him.
Rest in peace, Ray.