Felicia Sonmez and Carol Morello, The Washington Post Published 8:16 am PDT, Sunday, August 19, 2018 Photo: Washington Post Photo By Melina Mara Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Then-CIA director nominee John O. Brennan at his confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill on Feb. 7, 2013. Then-CIA director nominee John O. Brennan at his confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill on Feb. 7, 2013. Photo: Washington Post Photo By Melina Mara Trump is 'creating a list of political enemies,' former Joint Chiefs chairman Mike Mullen says 1 / 1 Back to Gallery WASHINGTON - Mike Mullen, a retired U.S. Navy admiral and former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said Sunday that President Donald Trump's threat to revoke the security clearances of former CIA director John O. Brennan and other former officials who have been … [Read more...] about Trump is ‘creating a list of political enemies,’ former Joint Chiefs chairman Mike Mullen says
Last year, my good friend Terry Martinez retired from School District 11 after 31 years as a teacher, coach and principal. During that long career he got to know thousands of students and their families. This year, Terry entered the Democratic primary in State House District 18, the large district extending from Manitou Springs all the way past Academy Blvd. He got good support but lost the nomination by about 800 votes. He was hoping the youth vote, the working-class vote, and the Latino vote would get him over the top. It didn’t happen, but he’s not giving up trying to influence citizens, especially the young people, about the importance of voting.Terry is a native of Colorado Springs, a claim which only a small minority of our citizens can make. Like many Chicanos, Terry is proud of his deep roots in the Southwest. His lineage goes back 14 generations, all the way to Hernan Martin Serrano, who landed with the conquistador, Hernan Cortez, on the east coast of Mexico in … [Read more...] about COLUMN: Getting Latinos involved in the political process
Tech & Science Twitter Jack Dorsey Amid complaints that social media is discriminating against conservative voices, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey admitted this week that his company is “left-leaning.” But that doesn’t mean it has acts on its bias or enforces bans based on on politics—as Donald Trump has suggested—Dorsey told CNN in an interview which aired Saturday. The platform, which was recently criticized for being slow to ban conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, is frequently accused of covertly silencing accounts, a process commonly known as “shadow banning.” “We do not look at content with regards to political viewpoint or ideology, we look at behavior,” the 41-year-old billionaire technologist told host Brian Stelter this week. “We use that behavior as a signal to add to relevance,” he continued. “We need to constantly show that we are not adding our own bias, we I fully admit is … [Read more...] about Twitter Is Left-leaning but Does Not Censor Based on Politics: Jack Dorsey
opinion Nancy Kaffer Detroit Free Press Published 11:00 p.m. UTC Aug 19, 2018 Michigan's burgeoning progressive movement had high hopes for the state's 2018 primaries. Victory for its candidates would be wins over opponents cast as establishment moderates, validating the movement's ability to turn out voters and its value to the Democratic Party. But Michigan progressive candidates performed poorly statewide. Just seven of the candidates endorsed by the Michigan Progressive Caucus made it past the primary. And two ran unopposed. Progressives fared particularly poorly in Detroit. Abdul El-Sayed ran for Michigan's Democratic gubernatorial nomination on a progressive platform, running second statewide to former state lawmaker Gretchen Whitmer, a so-called moderate who won by a decisive margin. In Detroit, El-Sayed finished third with 24,614 votes, behind Whitmer's 33,068, and self-funded tech millionaire Shri Thanedar, who spent millions … [Read more...] about Opinion: Can progressives win in Detroit — and avoid political gentrification?
"Boom Town" by Sam Anderson (Crown, 448 pages, in stores Tuesday) When one considers Oklahoma City's more recent history, “Boom Town” could be considered a risky title for a book about the craziness that makes this city one of the most unique in all of America. Add the subtitle, “The Fantastical Saga of Oklahoma City, Its Chaotic Founding, Its Apocalyptic Weather, Its Purloined Basketball Team, and the Dream of Becoming a World-Class Metropolis,” and well, author Sam Anderson nails it. Yeah, the ramifications and story of the 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah building are told by Anderson, as is the boom and bust history of the city. But this "boom" refers to all that and more. Anderson, a former book critic and now a writer with New York Times Magazine, first visited Oklahoma City in 2012 with an assignment to cover the ascendant Thunder, an NBA team moved from Seattle and given little odds of making any sort of splash in the league. Oklahoma City has … [Read more...] about ‘Boom Town’ serves up a fun, colorful and politically incorrect tale of OKC