December 5, 2012 |
From its formation in 2004, it always seemed more than a bit incongruous that the tea party political group FreedomWorks chose as its chairman one of the erstwhile top power players from the halls of Congress. Nothing Dick Armey did in eight years changed that perception, including the way he exited Washington-based FreedomWorks -- with an $8-million payout, according to the Associated Press, the kind of platinum parachute available only to the canniest and coziest of the capital's inside players.
October 15, 2006
Yes, people still get high ("Just Say Maybe," by Dan Neil, 800 Words, Sept. 24). And maybe the reason boomers are finding their way back to marijuana is that they are retiring in large numbers and are no longer subject to random drug testing by their employers. Charlotte Costello Fountain Valley I agree with Dan Neil. I'm not surprised that baby boomers are returning to their "grass roots." If an otherwise responsible adult chooses to decompress after a long day or on the weekends, what's the harm?
August 20, 2009 |
As the going gets tougher for President Obama's plans to overhaul healthcare, the president this week is launching a renewed effort to build grass-roots support for his plan, supplementing his tour of town-hall meetings with outreach to Americans by way of opinion leaders they already know and trust. This afternoon, the president will take part in a telephone conference with clergy members of different faiths, who will talk about problems of healthcare access, and then detail his proposals for fixing those problems.
October 10, 1987 |
For exactly six years, the Grass Roots Cultural Center has been a meeting place for folk singers and revolutionaries, Communists and (please don't say this too loudly) a handful of quiet Republicans. So what does this suggest? A lack of focus? A lack of coherence? Changing times, marked mainly by eclecticism in thought and action? Maybe all of the above. For whatever reason, Grass Roots (which opened in October, 1981) will officially close on Thursday.
February 24, 1992 |
Let us count the ways to concoct a potboiler. There's politics, sex, white supremacy, rape, assassinations, homophobia, nymphomania, evangelism, suicide, the CIA, the FBI and the local sheriff. NBC's untidy "Grass Roots" (at 9 tonight and Tuesday on Channels 4, 36 and 39) has them all. At least they're spread over four hours. Naturally, all this gothic horror and chaos happens in a small town in the Deep South, which writers and moviemakers consider more ill than the rest of the country.
June 11, 1986 |
The grass roots came to the lush and rolling green of Brentwood on Thursday night as People for the American Way--perhaps too long known as "Norman Lear's thing"--kicked off its organizing effort for a Southern California base.