by fnord |
February 9, 2010 · 9:27 am
Last week, ABC News reported: “Lawyers for President Obama have been working behind the scenes to prepare for the possibility of one, and maybe two Supreme Court vacancies this spring. Court watchers believe two of the more liberal members of the court, Justices John Paul Stevens and Ruth Bader Ginsburg, could decide to step aside for reasons of age and health. That would give the president his second and third chance to shape his legacy on the Supreme Court.”
Read more here.
If this became a reality, I would accept that President Obama had been a successful president even if he didn’t get heath care reformed! Of course, with his other nomination I would prefer seeing someone younger.
by fnord |
January 9, 2010 · 11:08 am
In September of 1994, 179 countries adopted The Cairo Programme of Action, that declares reproductive rights to be universal.
“There’s a direct connection between a woman’s ability to plan her family, space her pregnancies and give birth safely, and her ability to get an education, work outside the home, support her family and participate fully in the life of her community,” Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said yesterday in a speech she made at the State Department, to an audience full of international women’s health advocates.
Over the last few decades, American elections have had an even more profound effect on reproductive rights outside the United States than inside it. In fact, perhaps nowhere else is the difference between recent Democratic and Republican administrations quite so stark. Yesterday, after years in which the United States spread its anti-abortion ideology worldwide, Clinton declared that the United States will once again become a leader in promoting reproductive rights globally. Struggles over abortion and contraception are being waged all over the world, and it matters a lot where the United States comes down. A great many women’s lives are at stake. One woman dies every minute of every day in pregnancy or childbirth, and for every woman who dies, another 20 suffer from injury, infection or disease each minute of every day. Continue reading →
by fnord |
June 17, 2009 · 4:48 pm
North Korea, Iran, Iraq, Pakistan…the list goes on. So, how does Secretary of State Hillary Clinton cope? By requesting the advice of her predecessors, apparently. On Tuesday all but one of the living secretary’s of state convened at Madeline Albright’s home in Washington, D.C. to talk diplomacy. The list of those seated at the dinner table was full of political all-stars, including Henry Kissinger, Colin Powell, Condoleeza Rice, and James Baker. The only one missing was Alexander Haig.
And after she asks all those who have experience and knowledge she will be well prepared to make decisions for America. I’m proud of her.
What do you think of the job Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is doing?
Filed under Diplomacy, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Woman Power, World Politics
Tagged as Alexander Haig, Colin Powell, Condoleeza Rice, Diplomacy, Henry Kissinger, Hillary Cinton, Iran, Iraq, James Baker, Madeline Albright, North Korea, Pakistan