Maureen Dowd nails it. “The Obama White House is too white.”
Michelle Rhee has fired 600, not just 241, AFT Prez Randi Weingarten reminds us.
This is the most anti-democratic, pro-business Supreme Court in decades. Yes. I noticed.
People keep talking about what is the Civil Rights issue of our time. Well, here is the Bull Connor of our time.
I ran into Rabbi Brant at the Hyatt on Thursday.
Duncan and Obama applauded when the Central Falls, Rhode Island teachers were all fired. Will they give Michelle Rhee a standing O?
What we have here is power run amok. Ms. Sherrod was not even called into an office to be fired face to face. She got the shocking news in her car. “They called me twice,” she told The Associated Press. “The last time, they asked me to pull over to the side of the road and submit my resignation on my BlackBerry, and that’s what I did.”
This woman was thrown to the wolves without even the courtesy of a conversation. Her side of the story? The truth? The administration wasn’t interested.
And the blame for that falls squarely on the people at the very top in the White House. Why didn’t President Obama or Vice President Joe Biden or Rahm (call me Rahmbo) Emanuel, or somebody somewhere in the upper echelon say, “Hey, what the heck are you doing? You can’t fire a person without hearing her side of the story. This is not the Kremlin. Are you nuts?” Bob Herbert