Stark Choice One of the best lines in Hillary Clinton's acceptance speech came when she quoted Jackie Kennedy's relief that "little men" weren't in charge during the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis, when the world came, as Robert McNamara once told me, "just inches" from nuclear war.
Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter were making coffee in their suite at the Westin in Annapolis while, downstairs, a few hundred donors, friends, and Carter Administration veterans (Walter Mondale, Zbigniew Brzezinski, Jerry Rafshoon) had gathered for the annual Carter Center Weekend.
It's tough judging Donald Trump on a historical continuum. We've never before seen an unsmiling nominee hectoring and fear-mongering for more than an hour. William Jennings Bryan came close as the Democratic nominee in 1896, though at least his Cross of Gold speech was eloquent. But there are echoes across the generations.
The witness has forced himself to testify. For the youth of today, for the children who will be born tomorrow. He does not want his past to become their future. -- Night, by Eli Wiesel. This week, just after the death of Eli Wiesel, I traveled with my family to Auschwitz, the largest crime scene in world history.
In 2004, Thomas Frank wrote an important book, What's the Matter with Kansas?, that tried to answer the question of why a state with a populist tradition (though he exaggerated it) was now producing toxic right-wing politics. Frank had a polemical edge, but mostly he sorted through the complexities of why so many working-class Americans routinely vote against their own economic interests.
Hillary Clinton came out swinging at Donald Trump Thursday, making specific reference to the scary prospect of him taking possession of the nuclear codes: "It's not hard to imagine Donald Trump leading us into a war just because somebody got under his very thin skin."
The conventional wisdom in the wake of the New York primary is that it's all over on the Democratic side and the November election is nearly a done deal, too. Barring a stroke or indictment, it's President Clinton. Again. This fails to take account of the craziness of presidential politics in general and of 2016 in particular.
With John Kasich abandoned even by establishment figures like Jeb Bush (for Ted Cruz) and Rudy Giuliani (who says he's likely to go for Donald Trump) the GOP standard bearer this year will almost certainly be one of two loathsome wannabe strongmen-a Banana Republican, and I don't mean someone shopping for khakis.
With any luck, Donald Trump's bigotry, demagoguery and all-around unsuitability for high office will eventually prevent him from becoming president. But he may face an even bigger obstacle: His money, or lack thereof. Strange as it sounds, Trump doesn't have the money necessary to run a successful general election campaign against the Democratic nominee.
We all know that education- like most fields - is afflicted with jargon and fads and there was plenty of both at this year's South By Southwest Education Conference and Festival. But occasionally a truly important idea for remaking schools is barely visible beneath the verbiage.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. David Pogue)
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
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