town hall meetings
Merriam-Webster Dictionary describes a town hall as “an event at which a public official or political candidate addresses
Reactions like your son's usually occur with what's called a "hot load," meaning there was another substance mixed with the
At my new workplace things are different. We use videoconferencing for pretty much every meeting. It's on our desktops, in
"Camera? What camera? Dad, what are you doing?" my eldest asked, peering down the stairs and seeing the tripod-mounted iPad
Recently, presidential candidate John Kasich answered a freshman student's question about how she could "feel safer and more secure regarding sexual violence, harassment, and rape." According to CNN, Kasich said, "I'd also give you one bit of advice. Don't go to parties where there's a lot of alcohol. OK? Don't do that." The audience then applauded.
On Friday afternoon, Marco Rubio's town hall event in Henniker, New Hampshire was my first chance to see him in person.
Can you imagine your partner and yourself holding a weekly formal meeting? The idea might intrigue you, but what if it turns into a gripe sessions or a series of demands?
My message to Los Angeles clergy and 'leaders' in their condemnation of 'Black Lives Matter,' is that they are on the wrong side of history and are virtually proclaiming their own irrelevance to the cause of social justice. It is all of our duty to struggle for righteousness and against injustice.
On this July 4th, let's declare our independence from bad meetings. It's time to demand that we all be heard when we gather, not just on election day, but everyday.
According to experts, approximately one-third of the world's remaining oil and natural gas reserves are to be found in the Arctic. There needs to be a balance between protecting the Arctic environment and the need for resource development and management. The joint pursuit of responsible Arctic stewardship is necessary.
Groups across the political spectrum have used rallies, marches, and picket lines to bring their agendas to the attention of the media, government and fellow citizens. But public attitudes about this form of political engagement have historically been mixed at best.
Four years later, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is holding hearings on another major climate initiative. And this time, people testifying in support of the pollution limits have significantly out-numbered detractors. Interestingly, it doesn't seem to be making as big of a splash in the media.
For example, if you happen upon your trusted fiancé embracing another, for an instant you may rationalize that the other person must be a relative, a friend, i.e., a non-threat to your relationship. It's too uncomfortable to consider the obvious.
All it takes is one individual with passion and drive to spark change. Just imagine the potential impact of one great idea supported by the community and their ability to breathe life and energy into that idea. We can't wait to see what happens next.
Many of the questions that mock-Simpson faced, however, would have been right at home at a MoveOn.org event. Simpson's Tea
As a society we seem to no longer place high value in scientific knowledge, intellectual excellence or, for that matter, artistic creativity -- three elements that have heretofore contributed to the greatness of our society. Can we get back on track?
At one point, the host of the event intervenes to plead for the audience to respect Webster. But in a video of the event
"When is this government going to come clean with the American people and tell us what this secret law says, how it's being
His remarks were prompted by constituents who came to the town hall event and were upset that he didn't work to cut more