“We ought to have a bilateral discussions with the North Koreans, informal and without pre-conditions, because its in everyone’s interests including the North Koreans to resolve this and keep the Korean Peninsula nuclear free.”
I don’t know about you but the tune and the tone of that quote sounds a lot like what Secretary of State Tillerson told NPR on Thursday.
“We hope to convince them is that: you do not need these weapons to secure the existence of your regime. … We do not seek a collapse of the regime. We do not seek an accelerated reunification of the peninsula. We seek a denuclearized Korean peninsula.
[A]dding he believes that China shares this goal and is beginning to question whether North Korea is a “liability.”
Tillerson also said he believes China and other superpowers should enforce the UN sanctions already in place against North Korea. Yet another policy about-face and a view that is held by Nunn and articulated in the March interview.
In the 1960s, Lewis was one of the “Big Six” civil rights leaders, and today he is the last remaining person alive who spoke at the March on Washington. In the decades since, he has shown through his tireless work in Congress that service isn’t a sometimes thing but an all-the-time thing; that leadership isn’t a title or position but a way of life; and that love of country isn’t a verbal profession but something that is evidenced daily in how you live and give and love your countrymen and countrywomen.
I am not sure a week goes by in the Capitol, where I often see Lewis, that I don’t feel the inexpressible gratitude and debt that I owe—that we all owe—to this living legend. Look closely at his shoulders. They are worn from helping my generation, and generations yet unborn, stand higher and taller. And they are still laboring, still sturdy.
Booker was lionizing Lewis in the “Icons” category.
It would undoubtedly mean a friendly face in Washington’s upper echelons, as well as a more direct line to the White House for many of Perdue’s Georgia allies. And while drafting policy exclusively favoring Georgia would be met with suspicion, Perdue will be stepping into a powerful bully pulpit.
Of immediate concern, farmers in the state are looking for the U.S. Department of Agriculture to make low-interest emergency loans to Georgia’s blueberry farmers after freezing temperatures killed millions of dollars worth of crops in March.
MAGA of course meaning: Making Atlanta Greaterthanitalreadyiswhichisalreadyperfect At last.
April 28 is also the date President Trump will address the NRA Annual Meetings, taking place at the Georgia World Congress Center. The NRA tweeted the news on Friday. It will be the first time Trump qua President will visit the Peach State.
President Trump will also be the first sitting president to address an NRA Annual Meetings in 39 years when he speaks as part of the NRA-ILA Leadership Forum. A whole host of other speakers are on the line up including our own David Perdue.
Instead, President Trump relied on his usual bombastic and semi-conspiratorial scolding (AKA: his most presidential sounding voice) to predict Republicans will win on Tuesday. Anyone want to hazard a guess if he even knows who the Republicans are? Methinks he has no clue.
The recent Kansas election (Congress) was a really big media event, until the Republicans won. Now they play the same game with Georgia-BAD!
Related to the above: if we had a robust, well-planned mass transit system, that would greatly alleviate the transportation woes that are going to ail Atlantans at least through the summer.
We don’t know yet if this was just a horrible accident or a symptom of something far worse. And candidly I don’t think there’s any one solution. Hopefully this catalyzes policy makers in the state and country to look at our roads and highways and do all that can be done to prevent another collapse, even if it means a big bill for taxpayers.