- Strong quake hits Japan, triggering tsunami
- Sniper heaven: Pentagon’s self-guided bullets leave enemies nowhere to hide
- Violent gang taking advantage of immigration crisis, using border as recruiting hub
- Medicaid enrollment continues to soar under Obamacare, administration says
- Michelle Obama to Latinos: ‘We cannot afford to wait on Congress’ for immigration
- White House urges GOP to act ‘urgently’ on $3.7 billion request for illegal immigrants
- Politicians, criminals using ‘right-to-be-forgotten’ law EU courts forced upon Google
- Combat fatigue: elite special forces troops are ‘fraying,’ Gen. Joseph Votel warns
- German foreign minister to meet Kerry to discuss spying claims
- Florida police spokesman tells citizens: ‘Get yourself some firearms’
Inside the Beltway
Question of the Day
The first such forum on race, religion and tolerance was held in Israel in January, bringing together Israeli and Arab college students, and the second took place last month in Boston after the American premiere of Mrs. Cohen’s one-act play, “Anne and Emmett.”
The performance consists of a fictional conversation between Anne Frank and Emmett Till, teenagers who were murdered, one because she was Jewish, and the other because he was black.
Mrs. Cohen says given the current national political scene, the upcoming forum is both timely and necessary.
“We want to heighten awareness and focus attention on tolerance and reconciliation,” she said. “We as Americans can become the world’s teacher on pluralism, diversity, tolerance and inclusion.”
That was Chris Matthews delivering the recent commencement address to graduates of Old Dominion University in Norfolk, saying, “I’m not dumb enough to try” to predict who will win the 2008 presidential election.
However, the host of MSNBC’s “Hardball” spoke highly of all three leading presidential contenders, calling Sen. Hillary RodhamClinton “one of the gutsiest politicians I have ever seen.”
“Life is different than school,” Mr. Matthews concluded. “Here’s my big advice, and it comes from experience. It comes down to a single word — a single action word — ‘ask.’ A-S-K, exclamation point.
“If you want something, you’ve got to go out and ask for it,” he explained. “It’s about getting where you want to get … It’s sort of like dating. Isn’t it? You ‘hook up’ now, right? Nobody dates anymore.”
By Robert N. Tracci
Congress must use its appropriations power to secure the border
- Violent gang MS-13 taking advantage of immigration crisis, using border as recruiting hub
- Pentagon's self-guided bullets leave enemies nowhere to hide
- A 'new Cold War': China's top paper warns of 'slippery slope' towards conflict with U.S.
- Michelle Obama to Latinos: 'We cannot afford to wait on Congress' for immigration
- PRUDEN: 'Dirty Harry' Reids increasing eccentricity
- Obama calls GOP lawsuit over executive overreach a 'political stunt'
- New York City creates ID card so 500K illegal immigrants can get services
- Hamas orders civilians to die in Israeli airstrikes
- Florida police spokesman tells citizens: 'Get yourself some firearms'
- Amid border crisis, Obama to take 15-day vacation in Martha's Vineyard
Obama's biggest White House 'fails'
Celebrities turned politicians
Athletes turned actors
20 gadgets that changed the world
Fighting in Iraq
World Cup's sexiest WAGs