LIVE PERFORMANCE—In this July 7, 2017 photo, voguing ballroom dancers perform on stage during a competition in Paris. (AP Photo/Michel Euler) PARIS (AP)—In garish makeup and dangerously high heels, a Black male dancer’s outstretched arms aggressively slice the air in time to the Paris nightclub music until suddenly, he drops “dead” on the floor. Vogue, the ’80s dance movement Madonna popularized in her hit 1990 song of the same name, is experiencing a revival in France. It’s not just a flamboyant pastime. For many minority French communities who feel alienated over tensions arising from divisive anti-gay marriage protests and the anti-immigration National Front, it’s a statement of defiance. Many gay Black and Arab youths—especially those from Paris’ less affluent and religiously conservative suburbs—see Vogue dance events as safe places in which their racial and sexual identities can be fully expressed without fear of … [Read more...] about Voguing revives as Paris minorities strike a political pose
St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson – who has won a circuit court judgment to wrest control of parking revenues from St. Louis Treasurer Tishaura O. Jones – should remain mindful of two truisms. Be careful what you wish for. And actions have consequences.Without question, it’s an unusual arrangement for an independently elected treasurer to administer city parking services and revenues, and it’s not unreasonable for a mayor to try to disrupt that system to empower the city’s central government (such that it is) to control this revenue. But, whatever we make of the city’s filing, or the ruling by Circuit Judge Mike Stelzer, in terms of the law and good government, the notion that the case was brought merely out of respect for the law and good government should be mocked mercilessly. Start by mocking the Post-Dispatch editorial board, which opined, “Jones’ supporters should not interpret the ruling as a personal attack on her. This is solely about … [Read more...] about Krewson and Boyd’s vengeful political payback has consequences
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest Our surprise finding: Whatever a doctor's political views, end-of-life care is the same Political preferences shape how doctors feel about guns, abortion, Obamacare and stem cells. We were happy to find they don't affect end-of-life care. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Join the Nation's Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Dhruv Khullar and Anupam B. Jena, Opinion Contributors Published 6:00 a.m. ET April 12, 2018 Political preferences shape how doctors feel about guns, abortion, Obamacare and stem cells. We were happy to find they don't affect end-of-life care. CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN COMMENT EMAIL MORE It’s no secret that we live in an era … [Read more...] about Our surprise finding: Whatever a doctor’s political views, end-of-life care is the same
Paul Kane, The Washington Post Published 6:04 am, Thursday, April 12, 2018 WASHINGTON - Paul D. Ryan has one big regret about American politics. "The thing that bothers me most in politics today is identity politics," the House speaker said Wednesday, a few hours after announcing his plan to retire at the end of his term. Ryan, R-Wis., defined that as politicians "playing to people's divisions and exploiting people's frustrations," something he felt that liberals have long done. "The left was really good at it; now the right does it," Ryan said in an interview. A couple of hours later, Ryan drove down Pennsylvania Avenue to have dinner at the White House with President Donald Trump. He planned to bring a checklist of five or six legislative agenda items to discuss with Trump. Local Channel Now Playing: Now Playing Gunman at large after shooting victim at S.A. home, police say San Antonio Express-News Brawl turned shooting at Miller’s Pond Park … [Read more...] about Rep. Ryan’s contradiction: Talk inclusive politics but work with Trump
WASHINGTON — Supporting Donald Trump hasn’t always paid off.In Tennessee, deep in Trump country, Jim Tracy, Trump’s choice for state director of an Agriculture Department office was as a national co-chairman for state legislators for his main rival in the Republican primary, Ted Cruz.In swing state Virginia, one of Trump’s nominees for U.S. attorney, Thomas Cullen, the son of a former state attorney general who long led the state’s biggest law firm, endorsed another Republican candidate, Marco Rubio.And in Pennsylvania, a battleground state that helped Trump win, Daniel DiLella, his choice to head the commission that will throw the United States a 250th birthday party wrote a $1,000 check to Republican John Kasich, a critic considering challenging the president in 2020.All across the country, the White House has passed over diehard Trump supporters for state-based federal appointments, instead handing those jobs to people who didn’t back Trump, … [Read more...] about Trump promised to drain the swamp, but his supporters got politics as usual.