Suave, sophisticated, impossibly romantic Nick Ashford, who, side by side with his wife Valerie Simpson, co-wrote, "'Ain't No Mountain High Enough," "Reach Out And Touch Somebody's Hand," "Solid As A Rock" and so many other Motown astonishments, died yesterday in Manhattan.
It's impossible to single out any one of his masterpieces, but put on Chaka Khan's world-shaking version of Ashford and Simpson's "I'm Every Woman" at any disco, anywhere in the world -- right now -- and see what happens. It's called joy.
When former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman launched his presidential campaign, he said he wouldn't run down his fellow Republicans' reputations. I'll leave it to you to decide whether the material in the new Democratic ad amounts to slagging the field, or whether the Republican field just left a Huntsman-sized hole for someone to park the "I'm reasonable" bus in.Below, Governor Huntsman's response to the response, with his take on President Obama. read more
Earlier this morning, the senior senator from Arizona tweeted a Washington Post op-ed on Libya as a "must-read." It's not clear, of course, which parts of it got his attention. I noticed this one:The imminent collapse after 42 years of Moammar Gaddafi's brutal and capricious regime demonstrates that even a half-hearted U.S. effort can make a big difference. Mr. Obama insisted six months ago that U.S. read more
The White House releases its plans to end hundreds of regulations on business today.New York's U.S. Senate delegation want the Libyan rebels to lock up the Lockerbie bomber. The President of Standard & Poor's is stepping down. Fmr. NY Gov. George Pataki might run for President.Sen. Orrin Hatch can breathe a sigh of relief now.Japan's Prime Minister will reportedly resign. Glenn Beck's "Restoring Honor" event in Israel attracts just one 2012 hopeful.People in Beijing want to eat like Joe. read more
Drone Copter is NATO's First Combat Casualty in Libya March 23, 2011: Richard Engel on the front lines in Libya Top Ten Myths about the Libya War Rick Perry on the Record Perry Is Suddenly Less 'Fed Up' Over Social Security McClatchy-Marist Poll- National Survey - April 18, 2011: Cutting Medicare and Medicaid Spending (pdf) read more