October 3, 2013 |
Fourteen weeks and two days after Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis catapulted onto the national radar with her protracted fight against abortion restrictions, the Democrat announced her campaign for governor Thursday, emphasizing her commitment to education. "We're here because we want every child, no matter where they start in Texas, to receive a world-class education — an education that can take them anywhere they want to go, so that success and opportunity is within reach of every single Texan and no one in this...
April 2, 2012 |
A moment, please, for the down-ballot journeyman. He's put on his gray suit, though he needn't have. He shakes the limp hands of the preoccupied. He's waited through hours of puffery and platitudes to deliver his stump speech. "Hey, how's everybody doing this afternoon?" Hubbub. The Democratic candidate forum is over. The crowd has splintered in the auditorium of a public charter school on Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE. Nate Bennett-Fleming, 27, raises his voice. "Can I...
November 28, 2012 |
Kenneth R. Feinberg is an attorney who has mediated some of the nation's most highly charged disputes. He oversaw the $20 billion Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Trust and became fund administrator for the Hokie Spirit Fund following the Virginia Tech shootings. Feinberg also served as the special master of the federal September 11th Victim Compensation Fund and wrote about that experience in his book, What is Life Worth? Feinberg spoke with Tom Fox, who writes the Washington Post's Federal Coach blog and is the vice president for...
June 7, 2012
Regarding the June 1 news article " A case of a relationship on the mend ": I couldn't agree more with Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas's comment about Yale University's affirmative action policies tainting his law degree. Indeed, affirmative action stamps the recipients with the stigma of inferiority, insinuating that they couldn't get ahead on their own. This is a good reason for ending such programs once and for all. John D.S. Muhlenberg, Vienna
May 31, 2012 |
It would hardly seem newsworthy that a Supreme Court justice was going to be the keynote speaker at a gathering of alumni of his elite law school. Except when the justice is Clarence Thomas, and the elite law school is Yale. "Strained" would not begin to describe the relationship between the New Haven, Conn., school and Thomas, Class of 1974. For years, the 63-year-old justice has avoided his alma mater, writing that it was a mistake for him to have attended the school and declining to have his portrait hung in its...
May 6, 2013
Governor, New Mexico Susana Martinez is the Governor of the State of New Mexico. She was elected on November 2, 2010, pledging to cut wasteful spending, lower taxes to create more jobs, end "pay-to-play" practices and other corruption in government and fight to reform education. She was sworn in as Governor of New Mexico on January 1, 2011, making her the first Latina governor in United States history. Prior to being elected Governor, Martinez was the District Attorney for the Third Judicial District in Doña Ana County in Southern New Mexico,...