goverment http://wamc.org en "The Rule Of Nobody: Saving America From Dead Laws And Broken Government" By Philip Howard http://wamc.org/post/rule-nobody-saving-america-dead-laws-and-broken-government-philip-howard <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Attorney <a href="http://www.philipkhoward.com/">Philip K. Howard</a> is a leading voice for legal reform in the U.S. In 2002, he formed the nonpartisan group Common Good to advocate for an overhaul of American law and government.</p><p>Among Common Good's suggestions: specialized health care courts, which would give lower but smarter awards, and a project with the NYC Board of Education and the teachers union to change the disciplinary system in New York public schools.</p><p>His new book is <em>The Rule of Nobody: Saving America from Dead Laws and Broken Government</em>.</p><p> Mon, 19 May 2014 15:45:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 90766 at http://wamc.org "The Rule Of Nobody: Saving America From Dead Laws And Broken Government" By Philip Howard 15th Annual Kateri Tekakwitha Peace Conference http://wamc.org/post/15th-annual-kateri-tekakwitha-peace-conference <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Ray McGovern is a retired CIA officer turned political activist. He was a federal employee under seven U.S. presidents over twenty-seven years, presenting the morning intelligence briefings at the White House for many of them.</p><p>McGovern will be one of the featured speakers at the 15th Annual Kateri Tekakwitha Peace Conference this weekend.</p><p> Fri, 16 Aug 2013 15:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 71703 at http://wamc.org 15th Annual Kateri Tekakwitha Peace Conference "Brothers Emanuel: A Memoir of an American Family" by Ezekiel J. Emanuel http://wamc.org/post/brothers-emanuel-memoir-american-family-ezekiel-j-emanuel <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>For years, people have been asking Ezekiel “Zeke” Emanuel, the brash, outspoken, and fiercely loyal eldest brother in the Emanuel clan, the same question: What did your mom put in the cereal? Middle brother Rahm is the mayor of Chicago, erstwhile White House chief of staff, and one of the most colorful figures in American politics. Youngest brother Ari is a Hollywood super-agent. And Zeke himself is one of the world’s leading bioethicists and oncologists, and a former special advisor for health policy in the Obama administration.</p><p>In the new memoir, <em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1400069033/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=1400069033&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wamcnortheast-20">Brothers Emanuel: A Memoir of an American Family</a><img alt="" border="0" height="1" src="http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wamcnortheast-20&amp;l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=1400069033" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" width="1"></em>, Zeke tells his family's story.</p><p> Fri, 05 Apr 2013 15:02:47 +0000 Joe Donahue 61477 at http://wamc.org "Brothers Emanuel: A Memoir of an American Family" by Ezekiel J. Emanuel