When Cuba president Raul Castro vilified the USA during the 7th Summit of the Americas in the capital of Panama, Panama City, he presented the usual condemnation of the USA, using customary terms like “intervention” and “plundered.”
Dr. Rand Paul, US senator from Kentucky, launched his presidential campaign today in his home state city of Louisville with a heavy dose of populism and government reform. Perhaps no other candidate, presumed or declared on either side of the aisle, has spoken so clearly to people who are not part of the political privilege or pundit class.
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) is expected to formally announce a bid for the White House on Tuesday, and ‘pre-nouncements’ abound across cyberspace. Paul enjoys general tolerance from old guard GOP, but power brokers usually spare nothing when it comes to criticism of government reformers.
The country of Iran has taken center of the world stage lately as the administration of President Barack Obama discusses a nuclear deal with the Islamic republic. Media reports suggest Iran will be the greatest beneficiary, but full details haven’t been released yet.
After talk radio host Austin Rhodes placed a photo of Cortez Berry on his Facebook page, responses varied. Some people felt sympathy for the 18-year-old serving time in a Georgia prison for offenses he committed when he was 14.
As I began to follow potential candidates for 2016, I kept hearing from longtime Republicans in Florida about a presidential run by Sen. Marco Rubio (R).
Party loyalists were negative about the idea, but I learned their negativity had naught to do with Rubio’s involvement in attempts by the “Gang of Eight” to pass a comprehensive immigration law.
The negativity had nothing to do with Rubio’s abilities, talents, or political positions. It had everything to do with what they saw as practicality.
I had a hard time getting anyone to go on the record. That is, until I turned to Cindy Graves, who hosts a talk show on WBOB AM 600. Graves tells it like it is, and she answered my question honestly. I asked her why dedicated Republicans didn’t want Rubio to give the White House a try.
I also talked to a Rubio supporter, Patrick Castronovo, who’s long been active in politics.
The US Supreme Court has turned down a petition on the matter of Dariano v. Morgan Hill Unified School District. The case arose after students’ rights were oppressed by the principal Nick Boden and the assistant principal Miguel Rodriguez at Live Oak High School (Calif.) in May, 2010.