Yesterday, live on cable television, Rep. Jerry Nadler, the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, dramatically declared that we are now in a “constitutional crisis.” This was just after his committee had voted to hold Attorney General Bill Barr in contempt for his refusal to comply with a subpoena for the full Mueller report, on which President Donald Trump, rather bizarrely, has now invoked Executive Privilege. Nadler’s claim is not without justification. The Trump administration, in an apparent attempt to mute or even cover-up the real findings of the Mueller investigation as much as they possibly can, has taken numerous actions that threaten our system of checks and balances, which is based on three co-equal branches of government not overreaching their authority and respecting the proper roles of the other two. It is probably a good time to examine how it is that, despite having the best governmental structure humans have ever created, we have somehow gotten … [Read more...] about Here’s Why We Are In a ‘Constitutional Crisis’
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On Monday, Maryland’s Republican governor Larry Hogan sat down with CNN’s Erin Burnett. Hogan’s name has been bandied about as a possible President Donald Trump primary challenger in 2020. He has also openly challenged Trump, most recently scolding the president in an op-ed published by CNN on Monday. Burnett reminded Hogan during their discussion that he had said previously that one of the reasons he is being championed by some in his party for a 2020 run is that he is “not afraid” to speak out against Trump and, in fact, has done so again and again. She then contrasted it with a supercut of leading Republicans heaping lavish praise on POTUS. “Why are so many thoughtful leaders in your party silent when it comes to taking on this president on issue after issue?” Burnett asked. Hogan suggested that maybe they were afraid to speak out. “Look, I think some of the leaders in the party actually agree with the president with a … [Read more...] about GOP Gov. Larry Hogan: Some Party Leaders ‘Maybe Are Afraid to Speak Out’ Against Trump
By Steve Bulpett | [email protected] | Boston HeraldPUBLISHED: January 6, 2019 at 3:19 pm | UPDATED: January 6, 2019 at 3:28 pm It would seem to be counterintuitive that the Celtics seem to play better — and more cohesively — when one or more regulars is missing. Players who struggle in simpler roles excel with more responsibility. Brad Stevens can explain it all in one word. “Opportunity,” the coach said after Sunday’s practice. Then he expanded on the point, saying, “I think you see that everywhere. You see that at the end of the season, especially when teams have a bunch of guys out. You saw that last year here in the playoffs. When you know your time on the court is unlimited until you wear out, it’s an easier way to play. And that’s why I think it’s so important for us as coaches and everybody around to understand the guys that are playing less or playing more sporadically. That’s really hard to do to … [Read more...] about Stevens understands why Celtics are often better at less than full strength
Brianna McGurran NerdWallet Published 10:56 PM EDT Oct 28, 2018 Student loans aren’t scary the way roller coasters are — a quick hit of adrenaline and a silly souvenir photo to capture the moment. No, student loans are scary because they alter the way you see your future. They fill you with dread that you’ll never have a house, a vacation to remember or a secure retirement. It’s understandable that you would avoid looking at something that gives you nightmares. But just like exposure therapy can help people who are afraid of snakes, for example, you must face your student loans if you want to free yourself from their grasp. That dread will dissolve once you make a plan to lower your bills and say goodbye to debt. Step 1: Find out where you stand A fifth of those with student debt were behind on their payments in 2017, according to the Federal Reserve. You’re far from alone if you’re overwhelmed. To move beyond your fears, come face to face … [Read more...] about Ask Brianna: Are you afraid of your college debt?
Updated 7:13 am PDT, Tuesday, October 23, 2018 FILE- In this May 22, 2018, file photo the Baker-Berry Library stands across The Green at Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H. A fifth of those with student debt were behind on their payments in 2017, according to the Federal Reserve. less FILE- In this May 22, 2018, file photo the Baker-Berry Library stands across The Green at Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H. A fifth of those with student debt were behind on their payments in 2017, according ... more Photo: Charles Krupa, AP Photo: Charles Krupa, AP Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 FILE- In this May 22, 2018, file photo the Baker-Berry Library stands across The Green at Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H. A fifth of those with student debt were behind on their payments in 2017, according to the Federal Reserve. … [Read more...] about Are you afraid of your college debt?