By Marc A. Thiessen | PUBLISHED: December 28, 2018 at 11:40 am | UPDATED: December 28, 2018 at 11:42 am WASHINGTON — I was arrested for having nunchucks in New York. I’m glad the law was overturned. When news broke last week that a federal judge had ruled a New York law banning possession of nunchucks unconstitutional, I felt vindicated. You see, as a teenager growing up in New York City in the 1980s, I was arrested and thrown in jail for illegal possession of nunchucks. Really. During high school, I got into Bruce Lee martial-arts movies. Long before Mayor Rudy Giuliani turned Times Square into a family-friendly theme park, there was a movie theater on Broadway that showed nonstop kung-fu fare. Over summer break, I would go to see Lee movies such as “Game of Death,” “Fist of Fury” and “Enter the Dragon,” Lee’s last film before his death from cerebral edema at age 32 in 1973. The highlight of every Lee movie, for me, was when he … [Read more...] about Thiessen: My arrest under a law now found a violation of Second Amendment
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Michelle Obama got all riled up while speaking on inequality in marriage during a NY stop for her live book tour, even using a four-letter word to make her point that taking charge in family life - or "leaning in" - doesn't always work for women."Like me, Meghan probably never dreamt that she'd have a life like this, and the pressure you feel - from yourself and from others - can sometimes feel like a lot", Obama told Good Housekeeping magazine in an interview before embarking on a worldwide book tour for her best-selling memoir Becoming.Obama quickly caught herself even as the crowd burst into cheers and applause, "I thought we were at home, y'all", she said. "I forgot where I was for a moment!", she said."Tattoo it on my body!" one Twitter user wrote about Obama's words. George HW Bush casket to arrive in Washington before state funeralSandberg argued in her 2013 book "Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead" that women can "have it all" if they work hard enough and have peer … [Read more...] about Michelle Obama is no fan of Sheryl Sandberg’s “Lean In” manifesto
Michelle Obama is opening up about what it was like for her family to leave the White House after the election of President Trump. Her memoir, "Becoming," released Tuesday, already sits on top of best-seller lists. In it, the former first lady details her unlikely path from growing up in a small apartment in Chicago's South Side to living at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. In a wide-ranging conversation, "CBS This Morning" co-host Gayle King spoke to Obama in Chicago about the current state of American politics, overcoming self-doubt, and couples' therapy with Barack Obama. In their first national TV interview together, King also spoke with Obama with her mother, Marian Robinson, about life inside the White House. Michelle Obama: Trump won "because a lot of people came to the polls and a lot of people didn't" Michelle Obama: "Vindication in the moment is so short term" Expecting "brilliance" when she got to Princeton – she was underwhelmed Michelle Obama's mom wants … [Read more...] about Michelle Obama interview with Gayle King – full transcript
For two decades, domestic counterterrorism strategy has ignored the rising danger of far-right extremism. In the atmosphere of willful indifference, a virulent movement has grown and metastasized. By JANET REITMANNOV. 3, 2018 Continue reading the main story Share This Page Continue reading the main story The first indication to Lt. Dan Stout that law enforcement’s handling of white supremacy was broken came in September 2017, as he was sitting in an emergency-operations center in Gainesville, Fla., preparing for the onslaught of Hurricane Irma and watching what felt like his thousandth YouTube video of the recent violence in Charlottesville, Va. Jesus Christ, he thought, studying the footage in which crowds of angry men, who had gathered to attend or protest the Unite the Right rally, set upon one another with sticks and flagpole spears and flame throwers and God knows what else. A black man held an aerosol can, igniting the spray, and in retaliation, a white man picked … [Read more...] about U.S. Law Enforcement Failed to See the Threat of White Nationalism. Now They Don’t Know How to Stop It.
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Politics Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Supported by ByAstead W. Herndon Oct. 31, 2018 LAS VEGAS — John Toles-Bey wants to be clear: He loves Barack Obama. Mr. Toles-Bey, a 62-year-old small-business owner, voted for the former president twice, after never participating in elections in his life. He now follows politics incessantly, an obsession he credits to Mr. Obama’s influence. He started a T-shirt company called You Can’t Trump God after Mr. Obama left office, because President Trump’s election sent him into a downward emotional spiral that only religion could counteract. But even as Mr. Toles-Bey waited outside one of Mr. Obama’s recent rallies, he wondered aloud if his political hero’s signature idealism had a place in today’s flame-throwing political climate. “It’s a different world we’re living … [Read more...] about Fight Fire With Fire, or Be Civil With Trump? The Obama Coalition Is Unsure