May 5, 2014 |
Condoleezza Rice has backed out of delivering Rutgers University's commencement address, citing the controversy that followed her invitation. Rice, who served as secretary of state from 2005 to 2009 and before that as national security adviser, notified Rutgers president Robert L. Barchi on Saturday that she was withdrawing from delivering the address and receiving an honorary degree May 18. "Commencement should be a time of joyous celebration for...
March 22, 2014
Honor roll call Last year, I had the privilege to escort my father on a trip to Washington with the Honor Flight Philadelphia group, which takes mostly older veterans to the National World War II Memorial and many others. We filled seven buses with dozens of veterans. This trip meant so much to them and to all of us. Sadly, many World War II veterans did not live long enough to see the memorial, which opened in 2004. Honor Flight (honorflightphiladelphia.org) seeks to find as many of the remaining men and women as possible and take them there free on an upcoming trip.
July 31, 2012 |
Bomboy is editor of the Constitution Daily blog at the National Constitution Center . As GOP presumed nominee Mitt Romney tours overseas, talk continues about former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice's potential effect on the presidential race. One of Rice's strong points as a potential Romney running mate is her considerable experience as a foreign policy expert. While the other rumored Romney running mates made appearances on Romney's behalf in the past week in the United States, Rice published an editorial in the Financial Times that echoed her recent speeches about America reclaiming its role as a world leader.
September 9, 2010
9 p.m. HISTORY Top Bush administration officials weigh in on the events of Sept. 11, 2001, including Condoleezza Rice (right), national security adviser at the time, who recalls a heated phone conversation with President Bush after the first attacks.
July 28, 2010 |
It began like almost any other orchestra summer idyll, with Leonard Bernstein's Candide Overture . And then, with the middle movement of a Mozart piano concerto, Tuesday night's Philadelphia Orchestra concert at the Mann Center suddenly took on rare auras of celebrity, politics, and the general idea that history of a sort was in the making. The source of the extra-musical messaging was the soloist: Condoleezza Rice, former national security advisor, 66th U.S. secretary of state and public face of the Bush 43 administration.
October 19, 2009 |
With Bluewater Comics quickly gaining a reputation as the Biography Channel of the comics industry, it is fortunate that as its brand-name recognition and sales have increased, so has the quality of its biographical books. "Condoleezza Rice" is a case in point. Not only did Bluewater luck out by having its subject making headlines again regarding Afghanistan around the time the book hit shelves, but the company also was fortunate to have chosen writer Chris Ward to chronicle the life story of our first female African-American secretary of state.
January 25, 2008 |
One of the more revealing dramas of the World Economic Forum was the major speech by Condoleezza Rice. When she took the podium, looking elegant in a black suit and silver choker, the applause was tepid. This was an audience made up of 1,000 of the world's top CEOs and many top government leaders, along with top media leaders, scientists and academics. Many were reeling from the wild gyrations of the market this week in response to a U.S. bank and mortgage crisis they feared would infect the global economy.
September 20, 2007 |
So it turns out that Erwin Chemerinsky is going west, after all. Last week, citing the Duke professor's "controversial" public positions, the University of California, Irvine, withdrew an offer to make him dean of its new law school. But it reinstated the offer after a firestorm of protest, including a letter signed by hundreds of faculty members. That's exactly as it should be. As the letter noted, "unacceptable ideological considerations" clearly caused the university to break its initial deal with the left-leaning Chemerinsky.
June 20, 2005
IT'S AMAZING! The Iraqi government releases video of Saddam being interrogated. I can only assume that this interrogation happened a looooong time ago because, the last time I checked, we had invented sound to go along with moving images. Now I knew Saddam was old, but not THAT old! Even more amazing? No one has asked why there wasn't any sound! I've yet to read an explanation as to why, in this day and age, they decide to put out a "Silent Saddam Movie. " Oh, but he's rundown, he's wringing his hands, he's worried, etc. - but apparently he said something that someone didn't like.
March 2, 2005 |
The United States accused Syria yesterday of playing a role in last week's deadly suicide bombing in Tel Aviv, Israel, as the Bush administration, backed by France, sought to increase pressure on Damascus on multiple fronts. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice made the assertion on the sidelines at an international conference in London to help the Palestinian leaders prepare for statehood. British Prime Minister Tony Blair, who convened the one-day session, said: "This is a moment of opportunity.