Stuart Stevens, former campaign strategist for Mitt Romney’s GOP run for the White House, wrote an op-ed for the Washington Post, entitled “Mitt Romney: A good man. The Right Fight.” This piece exudes arrogance and unwillingness to admit that the old GOP way can’t be resuscitated . . .
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Jasmine Benjamin, a 17-year-old nursing student at Valdosta State University in Valdosta, Ga., was found dead on a couch in the study room of her dormitory on Nov. 18. Her shocked parents learned of their daughter’s death on Facebook from a condolence post by one of her friends . . .
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It’s confession time for tobacco companies. On Tuesday, a federal U.S. District Judge, Gladys Kessler, ordered they must publish “corrective statements” on their decades of lies on the health hazards of cigarette smoking . . .
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Dylan Redwine, a 13-year-old Colorado boy, who was visiting his father just north of Vallecito Lake, in Bayfield (La Plata County), has been missing since Nov. 19. The father, Mark Redwine left the son for about four hours to run errands and was the last to see him on that day at 7:30 a.m. On Wednesday, 150 concerned neighbors and friends attended a vigil with Dylan’s family members . . .
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Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill), 2nd Congressional District, resigned from Congress on Wednesday citing deteriorating health issues as the reason. The saga has played out in slow motion since June, and the resignation is part of the still unfolding drama. Much has been written about the congressman’s fall from political grace, and the public is aware of the Department of Justice investigation over alleged misuse of campaign funds. Meanwhile, the denouement of Jackson’s story, a plea deal is pending . . .
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Karen Lewis, president of the Chicago Teachers Union, who recently mobilized teachers during a seven-day strike, has a message for the rich who support Chicago public school reform: “give your money but walk away . . . ”
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The Florida-Times Union reported Bernie de la Rionda, a lead prosecutor in the Trayvon Martin case, leaked the name of a dozen witnesses — violating a court order. Arguments in the case against George Zimmerman, the man who killed Trayvon Martin, an unarmed 16-year-old, will begin on June 10, 2013.
Authorities involved in this case including judges, prosecutors, and attorneys have made protecting the identity of witnesses a top priority. When people hear the name George Zimmerman or Trayvon Martin, deep, and often unbridled, emotions surface . . .
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On Sunday, via an ABC “This Week” interview, Newt Gingrich said, I think it’s nuts . . . I mean, first of all, it’s insulting” when queried on Mitt Romney’s “gifts” comment. It was reported last week that Romney said President Barack Obama won the election because of “gifts” he gave to African Americans, Latinos, and young voters.
Gingrich added, “The job of a political leader in part is to understand the people. If we can’t offer a better future that is believable to more people, we’re not going to win.” These words are true — regardless as to who spoke them — even the man who declared Obama was the “best food-stamp president in American history . . .
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After 13 years, Susan Klebold, the mother of Columbine High School shooter, Dylan Klebold, has finally spoken on the tragedy. Fox 31 Denver News reported she was interviewed by author, Andrew Solomon, who wrote “Far from the Tree,” a book about atypical children, who are different from the parents for various reasons. Solomon studied families and children with various challenges including schizophrenia, Down Syndrome, deafness, and other disabilities. Included is a chapter on children who become criminals. . . .
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Washington state citizens overwhelmingly voted in favor of Initiative 502 which decriminalizes recreational pot use. Questions on how to use the substance and not get busted are many. It’s legal to use it in the state, but the Federal government still says it’s a no can do.
Under current Federal law, marijuana remains a Schedule I controlled substance and the the feds say it has no medicinal value . . .