Al Smith

From FDR to Barack Obama to Bernie Sanders, conservatives are reading from the same playbook.
There is precedent for former presidential nominees seeking office again, though not in a different state from the one they cut their political teeth in.
The middle class that bolstered his campaign can expect a very unpleasant surprise.
At age 56, I get to be a rock star. In an athletic setting. Surrounded by some of the fittest and most motivated people I have ever met. All I have to do is keep showing up and let them watch me go at CrossFit with complete abandon. I have a new set of friends and admirers.
The 2016 Presidential election might go down in history as the year of the party-switchers. Republican Rick Perry was once a member of the Texas Democratic State Legislature. Potential Democratic Presidential candidate Jim Webb was once a Republican.
It could have been a wild angel that connected me to Dr. Jim Roach, M.D., but that angel came in the form of a (then) 82-year-old journalist named Al Smith.
It took a journalist with Mark Hebert's talents, and courage, to dig out a scandal about a sitting Governor and make it a national story. With a long-term national impact.
Even after the fire, the city's businesses continued to insist they could regulate themselves, but the deaths clearly demonstrated that companies like Triangle, if left to their own devices, would not concern themselves with their workers' safety.
My last piece began with the words, "Never let it be said that the rich are silent." That was too modest. Let's add that they're tone deaf too.
Throughout American history, political family dynasties have not been uncommon. However, these families have not always acted in unison. In fact, in some cases American political families have been split asunder by divergent political loyalties.
Along with never having broadcast a basketball game, I had never been to a Special Olympics before. I'm not sure how I missed the Special Olympics.
This new alliance is such a dramatic change for Albany or any other statehouse, that is might even have the potential to work. Republicans get to hold onto power and the independent Democrats gain new stature.
People need to have a purpose. With their money and their lives. Otherwise, they are going to cut both of them short.
Along with being one of the most influential journalists in the history of Kentucky, Al Smith is a fascinating role model of redemption and overcoming addiction.
Indeed, unemployment in September dropped to 7.8 percent, the lowest since January 2009, when Obama took office amid the
Obama got in a jab at the Republicans' use of Hollywood legend Clint Eastwood at Romney's convention. Eastwood was panned
I knew of a woman who was always trying to meet a guy driving a new Mercedes. She should have been looking for someone who drives a 10-year-old Toyota. The Toyota driver is more likely to have real wealth in the long run.
On the bottom of the front cover was his picture in a mug shot. As the legendary attorney Frank Haddad said, "no one looks good in a mug shot." John Boel didn't either. The Louisville news anchor who won seventy Emmy awards had a problem.