Manhattan Diaryby Cahir O'Doherty
- JFK and the Sacred Heart were the twin pillars of life in Donegal
- The War on Thanksgiving
- Honor our Irish American forefathers by maintaining the ailing US infrastructure
- In the aftermath of suicide, a long walk through a strange country
- Hipster Apocalypse - children of the upper middle class priced out of Manhattan
The clue was right there in the title -- Americans for Prosperity. They decided early against naming it Americans for the Rich, presumably. I expect it didn't test as well.
But the mission remained the same -- protect the assets of the wealthy at all costs.
They had spent the night dancing. Natasha McShane was an exchange student from Northern Ireland studying urban development at the University of Illinois in Chicago, and she was delighted to hear she had just won an internship that allowed her to extend her stay.
Here’s a good rule of thumb. If Sarah Palin appears at your political gathering you're going to lose.
She's become a bellwether that's more accurate than a farmer’s almanac. If that famous beehived and bespectacled face comes within 500 yards of your political event you have just lost the American public. Depend on it.
Give me what I want or I will blow you, me and the world's economy sky high. This is what Republican Congressional politics actually sounds like in 2013.
Having delivered on their carefully planned threat to cause a government shutdown, House Speaker John Boehner is now raising the stakes even higher by threatening a catastrophic default.
The damage they are willing to do the nation, our system of government and our international standing makes them the last people we should turn to for good advice.