Manhattan Diaryby Cahir O'Doherty
- Will New York Senator Chuck Schumer ditch gay couples for an immigration deal?
- If nobody's happy, it's working – the abortion debate and Irish politics of stalemate
- Conservative news entertainment complex claim Barack Obama leader of Al Qaeda
- Why Irish grudges are passed on - a long tradition of never forgetting
- Boston man confronts Infowars conspiracy nuts over 'false flag' claim
Offshore tax havens cost the US $100 billion in lost revenue every year.
I'm going to tell you a ghost story now. One that has the unusual quality of being true.
It started in 1886 in California when a troubled young woman named Sarah Winchester, the only heiress to the vast Winchester rifle fortune, purchased an eight-roomed farmhouse in San Jose, California.
John McCain made a theatrical but politically ineffective decision to suspend his presidential campaign because of the breaking financial crisis.
But the move was judged as deeply unpresidential and ultimately contributed to his defeat.
On Tuesday night, on the anniversary of 9/11, just hours after the deaths of four U.S. diplomats including the US ambassador to Libya, Mitt Romney released a hastily worded statement calling the president's handling of the Libya and Egypt attacks 'disgraceful.'
Ann Romney wants you to know that she feels your pain. She may not personally share it, because she's richer than Croesus, but she sees, oh she sees.
'I know that people are suffering right now,' she told NBC's Meet the Press on Sunday. 'And for people to think that we don’t have empathy just because we’re not suffering like they’re suffering is ridiculous. And our struggles have not been financial, but they’ve been with health and with difficulties in different things in life.
Featuring a formidable and deeply personal speech by Michelle Obama that was described as 'masterful' by Fox News, and a brilliantly detailed endorsement of the presidents policies by Bill Clinton last night, the GOP must be disheartened to see the obvious public enthusiasm and media coverage the DNC is generating.
In particular Paul Ryan came in for a mauling from the big dog last night: 'So - so President Obama and the Democrats didn’t weaken Medicare; they strengthened Medicare. Now, when Congressman Ryan looked into that TV camera and attacked President Obama’s Medicare savings as, quote, the biggest, coldest power play, I didn’t know whether to laugh or cry - because that $716 billion is exactly, to the dollar, the same amount of Medicare savings that he has in his own budget. You got to get one thing — it takes some brass to attack a guy for doing what you did.'
The truth is neither Eastwood or the GOP gave any thought to the millions of people people who would see something else in that disembodied chair: themselves.
If you're Black, Hispanic, an Immigrant, a Woman or Gay you weren't welcome to sit in that chair or come to that party, even to be lectured to by a contemptuous octogenarian.