When I sat down to interview Tennessee State Senator Jim Tracy, he was on the campaign trail. On that sunny spring afternoon in May 2013, Senator Tracy wasn’t campaigning for re-election to the TN State Senate, but for Tennessee’s 4th congressional district seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. Why is he already campaigning in early 2013 for a U.S. congressional seat currently held by the Republican Party? Well, that’s just the beginning of the story.
I’ve recently been asked to contribute occasionally to PolicyMic , an up-and-coming website striving to be an interactive and intelligent forum for diverse views on all topics affecting the Millennial Generation. Fear not, I’ll always excerpt and link these posts here on The Wise Guise as well so you can continue checking this site as one-stop shopping for all random ramblings from yours truly. And if you think it’s going to slow down my contributions here, fear not! Check out my other new post today taking a look at who all is returning to our TV screens in the next year.
Here’s some key excerpts from my latest post breaking down all the details surrounding the latest IRS scandal. As I published the article, Attorney General Eric Holder announced that the FBI and Department of Justice are investigating IRS actions for any potential illegal activity. If you want to read the entire article to find out everything you need to know to be educated and informed about what the IRS has done, CLICK HERE FOR THE ENTIRE ARTICLE!
My phone beeped with several alerts as I was getting ready this morning. The Great Margaret Thatcher had passed away. Got to school and opened up the laptop to see pictures of The Iron Lady posted, obituaries linked, and quotes listed off.
“Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren’t.”
“There can be no liberty unless there is economic liberty.”
“I always cheer up immensely if an attack is particularly wounding because I think, well, if they attack one personally, it means they have not a single political argument left.”
In September of 2012, American Pastor Saeed Abedini was arrested while building orphanages in Iran. After being denied full access to a lawyer, being tortured in prison, promised freedom if he’d only renounce his Christian faith, and being convicted of crimes against the state in a sham trial, Pastor Saeed finds himself persecuted daily in an Iranian prison. His wife and children live here in the United States. His case is one of many human rights violations in Iran. And, on Friday, there’s a bipartisan human rights hearing in Congress discussing Saeed and others who are persecuted in Iran.
Welcome to the Political Passport, your one stop shopping to check in on what’s happening in that crazy world of politics today! Since my discussion about how we’ve failed in tackling the problem of poverty in America and my reflections on where we proceed after the GOP’s embarrassing defeat in the 2012 election, I haven’t blogged much about politics. With the fiscal cliff mostly avoided and Obama’s second term begun, the problems facing our country are as real as ever before. Political jockeying has not and will never stop. There are a litany of leaders working collaboratively and competitively to lead the Republican Party to greater success in making America better for generations to come. While Washington debates the latest problems of our time, our allies and enemies abroad face problems of their own. At the local levels, there are leaders, political and otherwise, working diligently to solve the problems facing our communities. Political Passport will be a place for you to check in on the world of politics. I’ll regularly share with you some of the latest news in the world of politics and my reflections on it. I’ll share news articles I’m reading, videos I’m watching, and other political tidbits for your edification. I hope you find it helpful and I hope, in my own little corner of the internet, to help make America better each and every day.
Zero Dark Thirty: **** out of 4.
There are certain movies and certain years in cinema where we are reminded how silly and futile it can be to rank movies each year. Zero Dark Thirty is one of those movies and 2012 is definitely one of those years.