Does anyone recognize David Axelrod anymore? David Axelrod (Getty Images/File)Before taking residence in the White House, rumpled, wry Axelrod -- campaign whisperer extraordinaire -- could be seen regularly sprinting over from his office on Franklin Street to Brett’s Diner
As I write this, Congress is gearing to come back to work for its lame duck session – a last chance Texaco before the new, more conservative class takes over as midterm victors.And Harry Reid, Democratic majority leader on his last hurrah, has already indicated that his top priority bills are
Last summer, before my bride and I stepped out on a bright and clear Iowa afternoon to be married in her parents’ backyard, we kept peering through the windows to see who’d arrived. My cousins. Her cousins.
“When we imagine threats, we figure they’re around our being queer, or a combo of queer and Jewish,” says Larry Edwards, the rabbi with Or Chadash, the LGBT synagogue that found itself a target of a potential mail bomb sent from Yemen this weekend.
(photo by Achy Obejas) South of Madison, at 58th and State in a large warehouse-garage, brick and cold and cavernous: a gathering of strangers. They mill and sip their coffees, chew on crumbly baked goods, then throng into a horseshoe around a bouquet of microphones.
Jeremiah Sterling loved nothing more in this world than dancing. “I met him when he was 12 or 13,” says Aaron “Ag” Neal, 25, one of the founders of Terra Squad, the footworking crew where Jeremiah found a spiritual home.