From Carthage (Tennessee) to Rome?
Al Gore, speaking recently at Berkeley:
I think Pope Francis is quite an inspiring figure really. A phenomena. I’ve been startled with the clarity of the moral force that he embodies…Well I’ve said publicly in the last …
‘Wendy Davis is the kindest, bravest, warmest, most wonderful human being I’ve ever known in my life.’
From the first Morning Jolt of the week:
The Airbrushed, Polished, Rewritten History of Wendy Davis
Nobody can seek office as they are, huh? Everybody’s got to be born in a log cabin, and have worked himself up from …
Today’s Jolt looks at some meaty topics: the media dynamics forcing and fueling Representative Peter King’s tantrum over objections to pork in the hurricane relief bill, and the strangely quiet-to-nonexistent challenge to John Boehner within the GOP caucus . . . …
Al Gore Doesn’t Toe the Obama Line, Pays the Price
As liberal blogs used to say, “I question the timing.”
Al Gore, on his personal site, June 14, 2010 : 1:08 PM:
“When the operators of Southern Seaplane in Belle Chasse, La., called the local Coast Guard-Federal Aviation Administration command center for permission to …
Midwest: Record Global Freezing
“To the surprise of no one, the winter of 2013–14 has shaped up to be one of the coldest on record,” report my colleagues at the Detroit News, of this year’s record-breaking Michigan temps. “The average temperature for (December, January, …
Research Firm: Hillary Clinton Would Be Sixth-Wealthiest Presidential Candidate Ever
In a press release designed to turn heads, the private-wealth research firm Wealth-X declares that if Hillary Clinton were to run, she would be the sixth-wealthiest candidate for president ever, with a net worth of $100 million.
Their ranking of the …
If Voters in Illinois Sour on You, Mr. President . . .
The death of Qaddafi, and some pop-culture silliness about television shows fearing to echo or managing to predict actual events, feature in the final Morning Jolt of the week. And then there’s this intriguing polling result:
I find myself strangely bummed about the news of the impending separation of Al and Tipper Gore. Oh, I’ve chuckled at the man’s ability to embody the walking antidote to charisma and sworn at his unprecedented and divisive …