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Muhammad Ali and the United States Draft
In changing his name, Mohammed Ali intended to disavow his culture, and to adopt membership in the Black Muslim movement of which he is an apostIe. When, a little bit later he was called by the Selective Service Board to serve in the Armed Forces, Mohammed Ali explained that he was proof against such laws as a minister of the Islamic faith as taught by Elijah Mohammed. The courts were not impressed, the Boxing Commission has stripped him of his boxing crown and very soon, assuming the Supreme Court of the United states goes along, Mohammed Ali will go to jail or renounce his citizenship and forfeit his bail. I should like to begin by asking Mr. Ali what makes him believe that the same country that glorified Joe Louis would want to persecute you? I think you have in fact said, publicly, on a number of occasions, that America was looking for a way to get back at you because we are a white culture, and I'm asking you if we were looking for a way to get at you, why was it that Joe Louis was so popular with the same white America? Why do we have it in for you?
No book can ever have been more pertinent than our guest's. Ann Coulter has written High Crimes and Misdemeanors. Ms. Coulter examines convincingly and resourcefully the phrase, "high crimes and misdemeanors," as one would expect of an author that has written a book with that title. The central emphasis is on what James Madison had in mind when he considered the question of impeachment. Quoting Madison, Ms. Coulter writes, "The first aim of the Constitution was to ensure that men with the most virtue would become the nation's rulers. The Constitution's impeachment power was for keeping them virtuous whilst they continued to hold their public trust."
High Crimes and Misdemeanors
You keep hearing, "Impeachment--it's a constitutional crisis, a constitutional crisis." Well, I don't really understand that. It's provided for right there in the Constitution, and the last thing the framers were worried about was weakening the president's power too much. They had just fought a revolution to throw offa king, which is why, in the months they discussed the impeachment clause-- It's funny, when you look back at it now, they discuss it almost exclusively in terms of impeaching the president.
Reforming the World's Costliest Subway Construction
In 2016, New York City overtook Zürich as the most expensive place in the world to build public or private buildings. New York's high costs are often justified as a result of the densities and complexities of the surface neighborhoods. Yet a closer look at the costs shows that mismanagement is a bigger problem. The 2nd Avenue Subway is the most expensive rail project (per mile) ever built anywhere in the world, costing $807 million per track mile. One station alone cost $1 billion. The No. 7 line expansion cost $2.1 billion for a 1.5-mile extension from Times Square to a Hudson Yards Station near the Javits Center on the Far West Side. This project was planned to have an intermediate stop that was cancelled due to high costs. The budget of the 2nd Avenue Subway project increased from $6.3 billion to $10.2 billion in less than 10 years. Yet hardly any of this increase was related to the commercial district at street level. So what is the problem? Simply put, high costs and delays are embedded in every aspe
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