By Elaine Donnelly
Extending sexual misconduct to combat units
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
I'm excited that I will have the opportunity to work with Rep. Tim Scott in the U.S. Senate. South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley made a fine selection in choosing Mr. Scott to replace Sen. Jim DeMint, a conservative champion and my friend.
So much football, so many great story lines, both college and pros. Georgia knocks Florida from the ranks of the unbeaten. Notre Dame keeps Irish eyes smiling. The Atlanta Falcons romp to their seventh straight win.
Have you ever wondered why we don't see President Obama wearing seersucker suits and straw hats, or hoodies and doo-rags?
Well, that didn't take long. By 11 a.m. Saturday, shortly after presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney appeared with his newly picked running mate, the Senate Democratic leader fired out a bitter e-mail.
America's loose "honor system" in voting is no longer viable, assuming it ever was. For decades we joked about the cemetery precincts in Chicago and elsewhere, and how statewide elections in Illinois were basically a battle between the elder Mayor Richard Daley, a Democrat, and the downstate Republicans as to who could do the best job of fictionalizing the vote count. But they were seen as anomalies.
Mitt Romney's address to the NAACP, despite the boos, may prove pivotal. He spoke to them like adults — here are your problems and here's what I'll do to address them. Maybe blacks will vote en masse anyway for the first "black" president who didn't even bother to show up for the NAACP.
Here we go again. Is the Constitution merely a guideline to be consulted by those it purports to regulate, or is it really the supreme law of the land? If it is just a guideline, then it is meaningless, as it only will be followed by those in government when it is not an obstacle to their purposes.
What would you call it if some Americans went overseas to the United Nations Human Rights Council and gave aid and comfort to some of the most repressive regimes on the planet?
In order to stymie new and proposed requirements that voters present photo identification at the polls, top Democrats cry rivers over those who would become disenfranchised for lack of ID cards. If they really cared about these people - of whom there may be millions - Democrats would join Republicans to assure that such individuals received ID cards for everyday use.
Did you know that according to a new Pew study, more than 1.8 million dead people are registered to vote? And that leading Democrats are fiercely opposing new laws that tighten voting requirements?
Do not for one second expect Marion Barry and David A. Catania to kiss and make up after their un-Hallmark-like spat on Valentine's Day.
A bunch of racists in South Carolina are trying to hold down blacks by forcing them, and everybody else, to show photo identification before they can vote. Astonishing.
Dub this the Year of the Marion Barry Watch.
The most consequential election in our lifetime is still 10 months away, but it's clear from the Obama administration's order halting South Carolina's new photo ID law that the Democrats already have brought a gun to a knife fight.
Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. claims Jim Crow is returning. In a recent speech, Mr. Holder said that attempts by states to pass voter identification laws will disenfranchise minorities, rolling back the clock to the evil days of segregation. He said that a growing number of minorities fear that "the same disparities, divisions and problems" now afflict America as they did in 1965 prior to the Voting Rights Act. According to the Obama administration, our democracy is being threatened by racist Republicans. Hence, the Justice Department must prevent laws requiring a photo ID to vote from being enacted.
He declined to give an exact figure but said $8 million to $10 million was in the "ballpark."
"There hasn't been a group that didn't desperately want it but had to face the reality whether they could afford it," Ettinger said, adding that he was currently in discussions with three separate entities _ an institution and two individuals who could buy the archive with the intention of donating it to a museum or other cultural institution.