Most historians agree that the American presidential elections of 1932, when the country was floundering amidst a worldwide depression, and of 1968, when the country was torn apart by racial strife at home and a disastrous war abroad, top the list of “turning point” elections within the past hundred years. Today almost all observers would concur that the election toward which we are careening this November will be of similar magnitude. … [Read more...] about A must-read book for this seminal election recalls the ‘Great Society’
Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii became the first Hindu to join either chamber of Congress, sworn in on the Bhagavad Gita in 2013, but on her website, she highlights being "raised in a multi-faith family studying both the Christian and Hindu scriptures. … [Read more...] about What are the Democratic presidential candidates’ religions?
Though he doesn’t have elite speed or hops, West used a throwback playing style to become one of the NBA’s best power forwards. He was an All-Star in 2008 and ’09 with New Orleans. With Indiana in 2013 and ’14, West reached the Eastern Conference finals. Then the Pacers, building toward the future, transitioned to a younger roster. Losses mounted. … [Read more...] about David West appreciates ‘freedom’ of chasing ring with Warriors
For those now forced to live in tents in Tapachula, life is challenging. Each day at sunrise, Brown, 30, from Cameroon, wakes up among dozens of African migrants as they leave their tents, gather firewood, and prepare to cook food on the street in front of Siglo XXI in Tapachula. Siglo XXI serves as both a detention center and a point for processing immigration paperwork. Not surprisingly, in recent weeks, it has also been a gathering point for African migrants protesting a recent crackdown on migration. … [Read more...] about Canada has replaced US as goal for some migrants
So sad to hear the heartbreaking news of the deaths of Kobe and his daughter Gianna. Kobe was a true legend and inspiration to so many. Sending my condolences to his family and friends and the families of all who lost their lives in the crash. RIP Legend💔 pic.twitter.com/qKb3oiDHxH … [Read more...] about Sports world and beyond mourn Lakers legend Kobe Bryant’s death in Calabasas helicopter crash