Asia Correspondent, Channel 4 News - I always believed that whatever had to be written would somehow get itself written. - Seamus Heaney

It’s ‘Hide the Matzo’ for Real: Tam Tams Are Scarce

nytimes.com — Why is this Passover different from all other Passovers - or at least the last 68 of them? No Tam Tams. It's true. Manischewitz, which manufactures the bite-size matzos, says it has temporarily stopped making them at its plant in Newark, leaving many Jews puzzled and disappointed, and officials of the kosher food company scrambling to explain what went wrong.

Oregon’s Tina Kotek Downplays Gay Milestone

rollcall.com — Oregon Speaker of the House Tina Kotek, D-Portland, left, and House Republican Leader Mike McLane, R-Powell Butte, meet with members of the media to preview legislation for the upcoming session at the Oregon State Capitol, in Salem, Ore., on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016. (AP Photo/Timothy J.

Passing on Reality TV, Battling Obama in Court

rollcall.com — Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi listens to a report of the investigation of Dozier reform school during a cabinet meeting at the state Capitol, Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016, in Tallahassee, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Cannon) When she was a county prosecutor, Pam Bondi was approached by TV producers with a pitch: star in your own reality show.

Stacey Abrams: Pragmatic Democrat in a Red State

blogs.rollcall.com — Stacey Abrams is a proud ex-bureaucrat who also loves the novel "Atlas Shrugged"; she works with Republicans but sometimes frustrates her Democratic colleagues; she grew up on food stamps and co-founded a beverage company for children; she has worked as a tax attorney and written several romantic suspense novels on the side.

Kentucky Sports Radio

kentuckysportsradio.com — Count yourself blessed if you have a friend like George Phillips. An over-achiever from a tiny suburb of Nashville, and blessed early on with GQ looks, rakish charisma and a keen intellect (camouflaged by a thick country accent), George played role model for those of us cutting our political teeth on Al Gore's first presidential campaign.

Kentucky Sports Radio

kentuckysportsradio.com — As the volume turns to 11 on calls for Rick Pitino to vacate the University of Louisville Cardinals' hot seat - voluntarily or not - the coach remains obstinate: "I don't know what resigning would accomplish," he told his friend and Louisville broadcasting legend Terry Meiners. "I think that's the cowardly way out.

Michelle Obama to Launch College Site

Are Big College Towns the Key to the American Dream?

thedailybeast.com — It was 1983, and Jim Gray was a baby-faced twentysomething, still mourning the loss of his larger-than-life father, and struggling to steer the family business that had fallen into his lap.

Obama Nudges Government Toward Better Behavior

Kentucky Sports Radio

kentuckysportsradio.com — Sometime around 8 PM last Sunday, my iPhone began to blow up with similar, seemingly out-of-the-blue texts from several of the state's leading Democrats (and a few Republicans, too): Is Matt Jones really running for Congress? Turns out this was no coincidence.
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Apr 19, 2016

@Stephen_Gash @cathynewman We went to Afghanistan to free people from Islamist fascism. We failed, despite brave sacrifice, to do so.

Apr 19, 2016

@Stephen_Gash @cathynewman You really need to spend a couple of weeks in Afghanistan. That would cure you.

Apr 19, 2016

RT @Channel4News: "There's nothing here, we're leaving" say the Afghans risking it all for #Europe.From #Afghanistan @millerC4 reports httpyoutu.be/-pAGnq2gf-U://t.co/Pm20S6y6W1

Apr 19, 2016

Sorosh + Mustafa, his son, mourn the deaths of Sorosh's brother's family, drowned en route to Greece. @Channel4News pic.twitter.com/hRCq5F1ISD

Apr 19, 2016

The Sufi poet Rumi called Herat, #Afghanistan, "the Pearl of Khorasan." Today it's the gateway to Europe for Afghans pic.twitter.com/hiJAIICU2U

Apr 19, 2016

Pop-up junk shop in Herat, #Afghanistan, where people sell their worldly goods before catching the caravan to Europe pic.twitter.com/iWaRNdul8o

Apr 19, 2016

Alexander the Great occupied Herat, Afghanistan, 2,300 years ago. Now Afghans leave here for Greece @Channel4News pic.twitter.com/fjOO3pJwwL


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