'Act as an anchor to stimulate a national dialogue on climate change and public health'5:13 PM, Jun 22, 2015 • By DANIEL HALPER
The White House will host a "Summit on Climate Change and Health" tomorrow, according to a press release. The event is supposed to "stimulate a national dialogue on climate change and public health," the White House says.
"On Tuesday, June 23, at 12:30 PM EDT, the White House will host a Summit on Climate Change and Health. The summit will include a video statement from the President and remarks by White House Senior Advisor Brian Deese, Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy and other Senior Administration Officials," reads the White House press release.
"At the Summit, participants will discuss creative and cost effective solutions to slow the impacts of climate change that cannot be avoided. The Summit at the White House will also act as an anchor to stimulate a national dialogue on climate change and public health, and will be broadcast digitally to regional events hosted across the country. It is another activity the Administration is hosting in the lead up to the second anniversary of the release of the President’s Climate Action Plan.
"The remarks of Senior Advisor Brian Deese and Surgeon General Vivek Murthy will be open to press. The rest of the summit will be live streamed at wh.gov/live."
Rotary Phones Next?11:01 PM, Feb 8, 2015 • By STEPHEN F. HAYES
Scott Walker has proposed higher education budget reforms and many people in higher education are unhappy.
12:22 PM, Dec 26, 2014 • By GEOFFREY NORMAN
The Environmental Protection Agency has increasingly seen its mission as the regulation of … just about everything. And as its sense of mission expands the confidence of the people in its ability to do so fairly and effectively has declined.
'May have stopped and gone to a restaurant along the way.'8:34 AM, Oct 24, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
Dr. Mary T. Bassett, commissioner of the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, claimed in a press conference last night that the latest Ebola patient had self-isolated since returning from Africa. Later, she admitted that in fact the patient had spent a lot of time in public and with other people:
12:04 PM, Sep 24, 2014 • By JONATHAN V. LAST
America has a long history of superstar entrepreneurs becoming gurus, motivational speakers, or even politicians. Very few of them become public intellectuals. But that's more or less what Peter Thiel is. Though perhaps that's not quite fair to him. You might just as well say that he was an intellectual who took a detour through business and became spectacularly wealthy.
9:01 AM, Sep 2, 2014 • By JERYL BIER
President Obama addresses the "people of West Africa" in a video posted Tuesday by the U.S.
11:33 AM, Jul 17, 2013 • By JONATHAN V. LAST
We're way past overload on Trayvon Martin-George Zimmerman commentary, but there is a tiny tributary of the story that has been largely overlooked. And it's worth a moment because it points to a larger problem regarding both the state and the public.
10:33 AM, Jun 6, 2013 • By GEOFFREY NORMAN
Today, the political class celebrates the long career of John Dingell. As of Friday nobody, not even Robert Byrd, will have served longer in either body of Congress. As the media fashions this story, we are expected not only to marvel but to feel gratitude. Whatta guy. Great public servant. Been doing it since Ike was president and a postage stamp cost three cents.
3:53 PM, Dec 6, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
Stephen Dinan reports that "Because next year's inauguration falls on a Sunday, President Obama will hold only a small, private swearing-in ceremony on Jan. 20, and will hold a big public redo the next day. The Inaugural Committee announced Thursday that activities will last three days: a day of service on Saturday, the small private ceremony on Sunday, and the public swearing-in, parade and balls on Monday."
1:58 PM, Nov 28, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
In response to a question from reporter Major Garrett on whether the Obama administration's mishandling of Benghazi raises "core questions of basic competency," press secretary Jay Carney revealed that Barack Obama "is not particularly concerned" about whether Susan Rice misled the American people:
11:33 AM, Mar 24, 2010 • By JEFFREY H. ANDERSON
The Huffington Post reports that the White House is “downright jubilent” over a USA Today/Gallup poll released yesterday, showing that 49 percent of Americans now miraculously like the health-care overhaul, while only 40 percent dislike it. The White House’s willingness to believe this result further demonstrates its disconnect from the American people. But, lest some of the more easily frightened Republicans start to believe it too, let’s take a closer look.
First time tragedy, second time farce. Mar 29, 2010, Vol. 15, No. 27 • By WILLIAM KRISTOL
After his 1851 coup d’état, Louis-Napoleon Bonaparte, nephew of the real Napoleon, pronounced himself Napoleon III. It was the rise to power of this great-man-wannabe that prompted the famous opening of Karl Marx’s Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis-Bonaparte: “Hegel remarks somewhere that all great world-historic facts and personages appear, so to speak, twice.
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