We arrived at the airport, and were awed by the sheer size of Air Force One. That is one BIG plane. We stood behind ropes on the tarmac itself as 100 secret service men fanned out from the plane, scurrying like ants withRay banspositioned on their very serious faces.
Once the House Energy Commerce Committee announced that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg would be appearing before our panel, constituents began flooding our offices with calls and emails. Many Tennesseans recalled the incident where I was subjected to censorship on Twitter. For the first time, they finally had an opportunity to speak up once there was an opportunity to hold a tech company accountable for their actions.
Hooch. Moonshine. Whatever kind of alcohol you prefer (or don’t, for that matter), you can’t argue that it has a pretty strong grip on American society. Neither a president breaking with his rank and file over unpopular policies, nor disillusioned, disgruntled factions threatening to break with one, is new to American politics particularly where considerations of who’s free and who’s equal, rooted throughout our nation’s history, are concerned. Andrew Jackson, “The People’s President,” subscribed to expanding the electorate to include all white male adult citizens rather than landowners exclusively. Jacksonians and Whigs, no less confrontational in 1828 than the parties they would imminently evolve into, Democrats and Republicans respectively, only found accord when it came to confronting the thorny issue of slavery.
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That wasn’t quite the end of Orchestra Baobab. In 2001, British producer Nick Gold the mastermind behind the wildly popular resurrection of Cuba’s Buena Vista Social Club a few years earlier reissued an old Orchestra Baobab album, 1982’s Pirate’s Choice. The reissue, plus some coaxing from both Gold and Youssou N’Dour, fueled a reuniting of the band, whose membership has evolved greatly over the years..