For a rare and very interesting view into how Congress works or doesn’t work, the recent This American Life podcast fits the bill (no pun intended). A journalist for four months trails Senator Jeff Flake regarding his push to get a DACA bill passed. There are many twists and turns, as well as moving goal
Class or race? A recent NY Times article (here) really caught my eye. It is about a massive study of 20 million subjects and shows the impact of race and gender (link to the actual paper here) by analyzing U.S. Census and IRS data. The summary is that African-American males face very significant challenges, even
The night before he was killed, MLK, Jr., gave a speech. Here is an excerpt. His last few lines are particularly poignant. Like anybody, I would like to live a long life; longevity has its place. But, I’m not concerned about that now. I just want to do God’s will. And He’s allowed me to
What if you were the analyst who every day briefed President George W. Bush? What if you were the person whom the President called right after the 9/11 attacks happened? What if you were the Acting CIA Director for President Obama? Well, we are in luck because Michael Morell has done all that and has
If you’re at all interested in politics or the Mueller investigation, I highly recommend Preet Bahara’s podcast (link here). He is a former U.S. Attorney and is incredibly connected. For example, he recently interviewed the former NJ Attorney General to discuss what the recent Mueller indictments really mean and where the investigation might go next.
It is an amazing documentary. While it comprises of 10 parts and takes an investment of time, it is really gripping and insightful. It also at times is quite horrific. Some of revelations that were new to me: JFK thought the war was unwinnable but feared that he wouldn’t get re-elected if he admitted