Scholar Who Escaped Nazis Dies After a Push by a Subway Rider in a Flee

ImageRabbi Joseph Potasnik spoke on Sunday during a memorial service for Kurt Salzinger, 89, at Riverside Memorial Chapel in Manhattan.CreditCreditYana Paskova for The New York TimesAmong the thousands of commuters traveling through Pennsylvania Station late last month was Kurt Salzinger, a native of Austria who fled the country as the Nazis marched in. He distinguished…

Trump push to deport Vietnam War refugees scalds California GOP

Janet Nguyen, a former Republican state senator who was born in Saigon and was among a wave of Vietnam War refugees who settled in California, told POLITICO that word about the administration’s potential crackdown left people “very worried.” CALIFORNIA ‘It’s not just bad social policy. It’s incredibly bad politics,’ said one Republican consultant. Anti-Trump sentiment…

The resistible rise of the a ways engrossing and populism | Letters

Your article (Revealed: One in four Europeans vote populist, 21 November) appeared hampered by the lack of any coherent definition of the term “populism”. Any term that can be stretched to incorporate Syriza and Fidesz is probably meaningless. “Populism” appears to in fact mean simply something popular that the liberal mainstream dislikes. There are obvious…

The New Financial system and the Trump Rump

Why we went from regional divide to political chasm.Nov. 19, 2018ImageA billboard in West Des Moines, Iowa, in January 2016. CreditCreditDamon Winter/The New York TimesA little over a year ago, Amazon invited cities and states to offer bids for a proposed second headquarters. This set off a mad scramble over who would gain the dubious…

MAGA Mouse

This story appears in VICE Magazine’s Burnout and Escapism Issue. Click HERE to subscribe.The only time I went to Disney World was in November 2001. My family hadn’t been planning on going, but after 9/11, my father rightly assumed we’d be able to get cheap airplane tickets from Newark, New Jersey, to Orlando. I was…

Why is the dazzling-wing Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s dresses?

As the youngest woman ever elected to Congress, 29-year-old Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has attracted much media attention.A young outspoken woman who defines herself as “an educator, an organizer, a working-class New Yorker,” Ocasio-Cortez has positioned herself as an outsider who isn’t afraid of speaking truth to power.While her radical political positions – from abolishing ICE to…

Donald Trump Is Doing Something … Factual?

Conservatives get serious about criminal justice reform.Dec. 20, 2018ImagePresident Trump speaking about the First Step Act, which would provide more education and treatment to prisoners and expand early-release programs while shortening some sentences, at the White House in November.CreditCreditAl Drago for The New York TimesThis year is ending with one truly surprising development, a real…

J&Okay political drama: Omar Abdullah, Mehbooba Mufti receive themselves in a irregular mission

TechNewsEntertainmentOriginalAutoThe New York TimesIdea ExchangeLifestyleSports News Video National Conference chief Omar Abdullah said that PDP and NC coming together is not the best idea for mainstream politics in J&K. But today, both he and PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti find themselves in a strange situation. Advertising Updated: November 22, 2018 7:37:15 pm News Video 01:43 Delhi…

Obituary: George HW Bush

Image copyright AFP The inauguration of George HW Bush as president in January 1989 was the culmination of a career built on privilege: a series of political promotions ending at the White House.The 41st president of the United States had previously served eight years as vice-president to Ronald Reagan and was the first serving vice-president…

Bernie Sanders: Concentrated Wealth Is Concentrated Energy

PAUL JAY: Welcome back to The Real News Network. I’m Paul Jay. We’re in Burlington, Vermont at the Sanders Institute Gathering. And once again, we’re joined by Senator Bernie Sanders. Thanks for joining us. BERNIE SANDERS: My pleasure. PAUL JAY: In one of the panels yesterday you said it’s not just about concentration of wealth…

France’s Macron to capture wages, decrease taxes in response to weeks of protests – The Globe and Mail

Sylvie Corbet and Angela Charlton PARIS The Associated Press Published December 10, 2018Updated December 10, 2018 French President Emmanuel Macron poses before a special address to the nation, his first public comments after four weeks of nationwide ‘yellow vest’ protests, at the Elysee Palace in Paris on Dec. 10, 2018. Ludovic Marin/AFP/Getty Images French President…

Politics this week

In America’s mid-term elections, the Democrats won the House of Representatives for the first time in a decade. They gained a firm majority, helped by a surge in support from white women and from voters aged under 30. Just under a quarter of the new House will be female. Two Muslim women and two Native…

It is all as a lot as the independents

John Avlon is a CNN senior political analyst and anchor. The opinions expressed in this commentary are his own. View more opinion articles on CNN. (CNN)It’s the best of times and the worst of times for independent voters and candidates. With Washington bitterly polarized, the need to break out of the divisive duopoly of Republican…

Cong attempting to revive appeasement politics: Shah

It was a hectic day even by the standards of his punishing schedule. After day-long campaigning in politically recharged Chambal-Gwalior region including a roadshow in neighbouring Ashok Nagar, BJP president Amit Shah was visibly upbeat of retaining power in Madhya Pradesh despite three terms of incumbency. After staying the night in Gwalior, he was ready…

Jon Meacham: George Bush and the Label of Politics

For every compromise he made to political expedience on the campaign trail, in office he ultimately did the right thing.By Jon MeachamMr. Meacham is the author of “Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush.”Dec. 1, 2018ImageGeorge H.W. Bush accepting his nomination as the Republican presidential candidate on Aug. 18, 1988.CreditCreditAssociated PressHis…

Females Lead a Parade of Victories to Help Democrats Set aside Dwelling

ImageSharice Davids, left, celebrated with her mother after defeating her Republican opponent, Representative Kevin Yoder, in a race for Kansas’ Third Congressional District.CreditCreditJim Lo Scalzo/EPA, via ShutterstockThey marched, they ran, and on Election Day, they won.Women led a parade of victories and unexpected upsets Tuesday to win control of the House for the Democrats.It was…

One other Day in Brexit Hell

Pray for us. By Tanya GoldMs. Gold writes for The Spectator.Dec. 10, 2018ImageBirds flock over the River Thames as the sun sets behind Westminster Palace, where Parliament meets. The building, like Britain, is falling apart.CreditCreditDaniel Leal-Olivas/Agence France-Presse — Getty ImagesLONDON — I wonder if this is what the Black Death was like. People wandering around…

Northern Irish fishing neighborhood anxious over Brexit deal

The fishermen of Kilkeel campaigned for Brexit two years ago under a jovial banner of a cartoon fish which sported a helmet, armour, a union jack shield and the legend “Fishing for Leave”. The image symbolised hope that this fishing community in Northern Ireland and others across the UK would escape European Union strictures and…

College vouchers: Would possibly Tenn. be next voice to present younger of us scholarships to non-public colleges?

CLOSE Tennessee’s governor-elect Bill Lee discussed his goals for the state, including the idea of altering the corrections system. Autumn Allison, Nashville TennesseanBuy PhotoTennessee Governor Bill Haslam and Governor-elect Bill Lee held a joint press conference on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018 at the Tennessee State Capitol.(Photo: Shelley Mays/The Tennessean )Buy PhotoGov.-elect Bill Lee said Monday…

Why is the honest-soar obsessed on Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s attire?

By Einav Rabinovitch-Fox4 minute ReadAs the youngest woman ever elected to Congress, 29-year-old Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has attracted much media attention.A young outspoken woman who defines herself as “an educator, an organizer, a working-class New Yorker,” Ocasio-Cortez has positioned herself as an outsider who isn’t afraid of speaking truth to power.While her radical political positions –…

Matthew Whitaker: An Attack Canine With Ambition Past Holding Trump

ImagePresident Trump’s appointment of Matthew G. Whitaker as the acting attorney general has raised ethical and legal questions.CreditCreditDouglas Graham/CQ Roll Call, via Getty ImagesWASHINGTON — President Trump first noticed Matthew G. Whitaker on CNN in the summer of 2017 and liked what he saw — a partisan defender who insisted there was no collusion between…

After months of Trump’s attacks, his Fed chair may per chance hang the likelihood to retort

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump has spent months attacking his own Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell, accusing the former investment banker of trying to undercut him politically by raising interest rates and slowing down the economy. On Wednesday it’ll be Powell’s turn to respond. Trump’s unprecedented public pressure campaign on the Fed — which previous presidents…

The Dialog: One Wave, Two Waves, Crimson Wave, Blue Wave

The conversationWho ever thought midterm elections could be this exciting?ImageIf they win the House, will Democrats fight back the right way?CreditCreditErin Schaff for The New York TimesGail Collins: Bret, can you remember any other Election Day that was ever like this? With the whole nation so crazy nervous-excited about congressional races? I do not believe…

Donald Trump’s Dimming Prospects

Two years is an eternity in politics, but the president has a lot to worry about.By Thomas B. EdsallMr. Edsall contributes a weekly column from Washington, D.C. on politics, demographics and inequality.Nov. 29, 2018ImageSupporters of Kyrsten Sinema, the Democratic Senate candidate in Arizona, await election results in Phoenix on Nov. 6. Ms. Sinema won.CreditChristian Petersen/Getty…

Robert Mueller’s View

Right after Special Counsel Robert Mueller racked up yet another guilty plea to a false-statements charge on Thursday, a friend asked me, “Doesn’t this destroy Michael Cohen’s credibility as a witness?”Easier to destroy Satan’s conscience, I thought. Cohen would have to have some credibility before it could be destroyed, and how much could reside in…