Being named "Phillip Phillips" kind of makes Phillip Phillips sound like he was created like a Cabbage Patch Kid, and after his manufacture, someone said, "What should we call him?" And somebody else said, "Phillip!" And then the first person said, "Phillip what?" But by then, the well of creativity had run dry. "Phillip ... Phillips!"
Originally published on Thu January 31, 2013 9:11 am
Singer-songwriter Anais Mitchell returns to Mountain Stage, recorded live in Charleston, W.V. A native of Vermont, Mitchell spent her childhood traveling through the Middle East, Latin America, and Europe before returning to attend Middlebury College — experiences that imprint a rural worldliness on her deeply imaginative songwriting.
Hal Jackson, radio pioneer and the first African American to be inducted into the National Association of Broadcasters' Hall Of Fame in 1990, died Wednesday in New York. He was 96 years old.
Jackson spent his career cracking many color barriers, becoming the first African American network radio announcer, first black play-by-play sports announcer and first African American to host an interracial network television show, according to the Radio Hall of Fame, which inducted him in 1995.
Former Louisiana Gov. Charles Elson 'Buddy' Roemer, III speaks at the Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition Event, Monday March 7, 2011 in Waukee, Iowa. Roemer had been willing to run for president as the candidate with Americans Elect.
Speaker of the House John Boehner and House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan join other members of the House GOP leadership for a brief news conference after a Republican Conference meeting at the U.S. Capitol March 27, 2012 in Washington, D.C.
William Galston is a contributing editor to The New Republic.
The working assumption of many political commentators in Washington is that politics is more polarized than it has been in decades and that it's the Republican Party's rightward drift that's to blame. The evidence bears this out — in part. But it also suggests a more complex story.