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  • Robinson: Is the tribe more important than morality in Alabama?

    11/25/2017 7:27:40 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 121 replies
    The Columbian ^ | November 24, 2017 | by Eugene Robinson
    Can the descent of American political culture into ugly tribalism be halted? Alabama voters will give their answer when they decide whether to send Roy Moore to the U.S. Senate. Moore, 70, has built a long, disgraceful career out of smarmy religiosity spiked with tribal grievance. Having posed for years as the most pious of Christians, he now stands accused by nine women of un-Christian behavior: They claim convincingly that Moore, when he was in his 30s, aggressively pursued romantic or sexual relationships, including with teens barely half his age. Successful demagogues can use tribal enmities to blind their followers...
  • Cummings wants ‘emergency hearings’ over Comey firing

    05/09/2017 5:39:34 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 187 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9 May 17 | Mark Hensch
    Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) on Tuesday demanded “immediate emergency hearings” over President Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey. “Congress needs to have immediate emergency hearings to obtain testimony directly from Attorney General [Jeff] Sessions, the deputy attorney general and FBI Director Comey,” Cummings said in a statement. “The White House was already covering up for [former national security adviser] Michael Flynn by refusing to provide a single document to Congress, and now the President fired the one independent person who was doing the most to investigate President Trump and his [2016] campaign over allegations of coordination with Russia.” Cummings...
  • Somewhere, Kenny Rogers is smiling... (VIDEO)

    04/03/2010 5:53:17 PM PDT · by Publius772000 · 10 replies · 1,076+ views
    The Constitutional Alamo ^ | 04/03/10 | Michael Naragon
    Many of you have likely seen this, but I hadn't until Friday, when my wife showed it to me after school. If you haven't seen it, enjoy. If you have, sorry to repeat! Either way, these guys deserve as much attention as possible. Brilliant stuff!
  • "Most Beautiful Day Of My Life," B.B. King Says After Ceremony At MS Capitol

    02/16/2005 8:11:04 AM PST · by bourbon · 71 replies · 1,334+ views
    WLOX (Biloxi, MS) ^ | 02/15/05 | AP
    Blues great B.B. King says he had never set foot in the Mississippi Capitol until Tuesday. Once he arrived, he got a grand welcome. The state House and Senate declared Tuesday to be B.B. King Day. During a standing-room-only ceremony in the Senate chamber, lawmakers and Gov. Haley Barbour honored the 79-year-old Delta native whose hits include "The Thrill is Gone.'' King pulled a white handkerchief from his pocket and wiped away tears. "I never learned to talk very well without Lucille,'' King said, speaking of his black Gibson guitar. "But today, I'm trying to say only God knows how...