Tag: years

50 years since the 26th amendment

July 5, 2021
Rock the Vote?Does anyone remember this? Or this? Okay. Videos and efforts to turn out youth voters have existed for as long as I can remember, going back to my middle school age—which is before that Madonna video above. The truth is, Democratic efforts are built on young people. We know and have known for quite

Trump blames states amid claims it could take 10 years to vaccinate US at current pace

December 30, 2020
President Trump blamed the states for not vaccinating people fast enough. (PA)Operation Warp Speed is not going fast enough.Vaccinating enough Americans to overcome the pandemic spurred on by the coronavirus will take 10 years if the pace of vaccinations stays the same.The immunization program led by Vice President Mike Pence is supposed to make sure

Virginia man with autism serving 10 years for crash gets conditional pardon

November 12, 2020
A Virginia man with autism who was sentenced to 10 years in prison for a crash that left a New York man permanently disabled has been granted a conditional pardon, officials and his attorney said. Matthew Rushin, 22, is expected to be released early next year after he agreed Monday to Gov. Ralph Northam’s terms,

75 years later, Japanese man recalls bitter internment in US

September 1, 2020
TOKYO (AP) — When Japan bombed Pearl Harbor in 1941, the first thing Hidekazu Tamura, a Japanese American living in California, thought was, “I’ll be killed at the hands of my fellow Americans.” It wouldn’t be the last time he felt that way.At 99, amid commemorations of Wednesday’s 75th anniversary of the formal Sept. 2,

Four Years Later, Trump Still Portrays America as Under Siege

August 28, 2020
Right now, this race is a referendum on Mr. Trump and his leadership. For months, Joe Biden has kept a lower profile, allowing the president’s inability to stay away from controversy to drive the race.But given Mr. Trump’s low job-approval ratings, the president desperately needs this election to be a choice. He also needs voters

Brent Scowcroft, a Force on Foreign Policy for 40 Years, Dies at 95

August 7, 2020
Long after his retirement, Mr. Scowcroft remained a pillar of the Republican national security establishment. In the run-up to the 2016 presidential election, he joined more than 120 other Republican foreign policy veterans who crossed party lines and endorsed Hillary Clinton. Mr. Scowcroft said she possessed “truly unique experience and perspective” to “lead our country

Here’s How Harvey Gantt Feels, 30 Years Later, About Michael Jordan Refusing to Back Him

May 12, 2020
The fifth episode of The Last Dance, the popular ESPN docu-series examining the impact of Michael Jordan and the 1997-1998 Chicago Bulls, touches on one of the more controversial aspects of Jordan’s legendary career: his lack of political engagement during his playing days. Back in 1990 Jordan, who grew up in North Carolina and starred…

A Wrongfully Convicted Kansas Man Who Spent 23 Years in Prison Is Awarded $1.5 Million

March 8, 2020
A Kansas man who spent over two decades in prison for a double murder he didn’t commit will be awarded $1.5 million for his wrongful conviction, according to the Kansas State Attorney General’s office. Lamonte McIntyre was convicted and sentenced to two terms of life in prison for the murders of Donald Ewing and Doniel…

New Year’s Eve, Iraq, Lily Tomlin: Your Tuesday Evening Briefing

January 4, 2020
Briefing|New Year’s Eve, Iraq, Equal Pay: Your Tuesday Evening BriefingHere’s what you need to know at the end of the last day of the year.Dec. 31, 2019(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good evening from Times Square, where the ball will drop within a matter of hours to ring in 2020.…

‘The Slaves Dread New Year’s Day the Worst’: The Grim History of January 1

December 30, 2019
Americans are likely to think of New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day as a time to celebrate the fresh start that a new year represents, but there is also a troubling side to the holiday’s history. In the years before the Civil War, the first day of the new year was often a heartbreaking…

30 Years After the Fall of the Berlin Wall, Russia Is Only Pretending to Be a Major Power

November 26, 2019
Vladimir Yakunin, the former Russian Railways boss and KGB spy, leaned forward to describe the way the world is going. It was the middle of October, and he had just convened an annual gathering of statesmen from countries that are, as a rule, sympathetic to the Kremlin. Held each fall on the Greek island of…