The frontrunner to become the next president of the United States is playing an old and dangerous political game -- comparing a foreign leader to Adolf Hitler.
At a private charity event on Tuesday, in comments preserved on audio, Hillary Clinton talked about actions by Russia's President Vladimir Putin in the Crimea. "Now if this sounds familiar, it's what Hitler did back in the '30s," she said.
Alaska Republican state Sen. Fred Dyson said sex without the goal of procreation is "recreation," so taxpayers shouldn't have to front the costs of frisky residents' contraception.
"I don't think there's an overwhelming or compelling reason for the state or the people -- i.e. other people's money -- to be required to finance other people's recreation," Dyson said on the Senate floor. "That's my own personal view.
Here we are again. Something bad happens sometimes. After declaring that we do not want to go to war, we are back to the warrior path. We just love it, don't we? Particularly the GOP who prefers to spend money on arms than on food stamps or health care. It might look obvious, except in Washington. So we have our battery of sanctions ready and we will refuse visas. Great.
After a decades-long pause on LSD medical research, the results of the first LSD study approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 40 years have put the drug's potential medical benefits back in the spotlight.
The spectacle of a strong-armed politician wresting control of the processes of government by denying his adversaries any rights whatsoever, including the right to free speech, self-determination, or participation in the process is a sorry one indeed. Today we are bearing witness to a return to the form of might makes right gunboat diplomacy that is a throwback to a much more dangerous and perilous time. But it is not in Crimea, it is in Congress.
You could almost hear a crack in the immigration-activist universe as Janet Murguia, president of the National Council of La Raza (NCLR), called President Obama the "Deporter-in-Chief." Murguia has been on the front lines fighting for immigration reform for years -- she is the consummate Washington insider who gets results by pulling the right levers of power at the appropriate moment.
"Abe" and "Brian," the founders of a Brooklyn-based marijuana delivery service, pose alongside their bikes on a recent afternoon in Williamsburg. (Photo: Wendy George)
T wo drug dealers are sitting in my living room, drinking a pot of French-pressed coffee I brewed for our interview. With long hair, beards and matching black nail polish, the two could almost be members of a grunge band, except they’re exceedingly well-mannered.
WASHINGTON (AP) — He bobbled the spelling, but President Barack Obama had nothing but R-E-S-P-E-C-T for the "women of soul" who shook and rattled the rafters of the White House on Thursday night.
"What a lineup!" Obama declared at the outset of a concert that featured a generations-spanning array of soul singers that stretched from musical legends Aretha Franklin and Patti LaBelle to 20-year-old Ariana Grande. Obama paid tribute to Franklin for turning her signature song "Respect" into "a rallying cry for African-Americans, women and then everyone who felt marginalized."