Anita Snow, Associated Press Updated 8:10 am CST, Saturday, December 22, 2018 Alison Goldwater Ross, the granddaughter of former Arizona Sen. Barry Goldwater who is trying to save and digitize her grandfather's photographic archive, poses for a photograph as she unpacks some of her grandfather's framed photographic work at Scottsdale's Museum of the West Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018, in Scottsdale, Ariz. The late senator's photographs will be on display in an exhibit next month at the museum. less Alison Goldwater Ross, the granddaughter of former Arizona Sen. Barry Goldwater who is trying to save and digitize her grandfather's photographic archive, poses for a photograph as she unpacks some of her ... more Photo: Ross D. Franklin, AP Photo: Ross D. Franklin, AP Image 1 of / 7 Caption Close … [Read more...] about Granddaughter works to save Barry Goldwater photo collection
Michael Cohen walked into a courthouse in Manhattan on Tuesday and told a federal judge under oath that he committed a felony and that his former client, President Donald Trump, directed him to do so. In that moment, Cohen upended a months-long strategy by Trump to undermine the investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller, and for the first time presented a path to the end of the Trump presidency. What is most surprising about Tuesday’s events is that Cohen was not required to implicate Trump in order to plead guilty. The charges prepared by prosecutors did not state that Trump directed Cohen’s criminal activity. They said merely that Cohen “coordinated with one or more members of the campaign” about the unlawful campaign finance payments to whom we know from press accounts to be a Playboy model and an adult film actress.Story Continued Below When the judge asked Cohen to tell him about the crimes he committed, Cohen could have repeated the vague language in … [Read more...] about Trump Was Winning. Until Tuesday.
Jennifer Chambers The Detroit News Published 10:54 p.m. UTC Aug 9, 2018 They were among America's first female soldiers of the Great War. Yet the story of the "Hello Girls" — 223 women of the U.S. Army Signal Corps sent to France help win World War I — has remained relatively obscure. Until now. The inspiring story of the group, whose members worked as telephone switchboard operators overseas and given the colloquial label from 1918 to 1920, is being told in a documentary playing in Marine City this weekend. The 56-minute film "The Hello Girls" features the story of four of the Hello Girls, including Marine City resident Oleda Joure, who worked as a bilingual operator in Chaumont, France, at the headquarters of Gen. John J. Pershing, the commander of the American Expeditionary Force. Joure, of French-Canadian descent, volunteered for the post at about the age of 19 and had never … [Read more...] about Michigan woman in film that tells story of ‘Hello Girls’
PHOENIX — “Democrats hope demographic changes will translate into a win in November,” wrote The Nation magazine a while back. “Arizona, the second-fastest-growing state … brimming with Latinos and Independents [is] where the bloodiest fight is likely to take place,” correspondent Marc Cooper trumpeted. Liberal writers of all stripes have been bullish in recent years on the Democrats’ prospects in this southwestern state long associated with Barry Goldwater-style arch conservatism. “[C]onsider the influence of ongoing demographic changes in the state which have been steadily increasing the percentage of minority eligible voters, mostly Hispanics, and reducing the share of relatively conservative white working-class voters,” wrote Ruy Texeira in the New Republic, arguing that Arizona is a state that’s ready to “flip.” Democratic optimism in Arizona has even reached across the pond as well, with the U.K.‘s … [Read more...] about Is THIS the Year Arizona Finally Turns Blue?
There is a big, white, two-story wall in the center of the newsroom at the Washington Post directly across from the glass-walled Ben Bradlee Story Conference Room. On the wall in bold letters in Post font is this quote from my late husband: “The truth, no matter how bad, is never as dangerous as a lie in the long run.” What Ben believed — that lies are degrading and corrosive to the deceiver no less than the deceived, that truth is liberating for both individuals and societies — is something that at bottom every journalist I know believes. Ben knew Donald Trump slightly but died in 2014 before his emergence as a political leader whose words and values have consequences that echo around the globe.Story Continued Below Amid the daily (make that hourly) torrent of deceit in the Trump era — Trump lies on average 6½ times a day, according to one tally, and made 29 false or misleading statements in just one speech last week — I can’t help but … [Read more...] about What Ben Bradlee Would Think of Donald Trump