Inmate No. 15000-030 is released into the frigid January morning at 8:46, a gray custodial suit of sweatpants and long-sleeved thermal clinging to his immense frame, a bushy salt-and-pepper beard wrapping around his face, a guard escorting him with a high-powered rifle slung over his right shoulder. Most politicians would appear hopelessly—dangerously—misplaced in a federal prison. Kent Sorenson is not most politicians. Standing over six feet tall and weighing every bit of 270 pounds, with 11 tattoos and a cleanshaven head, Sorenson is probably the only state senator to have ever been mistaken for a member of the Aryan Brotherhood. That happened during his first stop on the penal turnpike, the Metropolitan Correctional Center (“The MCC”) in Chicago, an administrative facility with maximum-security lodging where the “fish” was viewed warily by fellow inmates. A white supremacist, they figured, sizing him up. It didn’t take long—as soon as … [Read more...] about Kent Sorenson Was a Tea Party Hero. Then He Lost Everything.
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Elon Musk has had a rough year. The Tesla CEO opened up to The New York Times in an interview, where he said he was working 120 hour-weeks and relied on Ambien to sleep. Doctors warn that Ambien’s side effects can cause disorientation and depression, among other cognitive side effects. Musk has admitted to tweeting on Ambien before. Elon Musk has had a rough year. The Tesla and SpaceX CEO has often taken to Twitter – sometimes late at night – to air grievances, make puzzling statements like suggesting Tesla will sell “thigh high socks with pockets for lipliner & cards,” and even to make unexpected company announcements (like his recent proclamation that he had “funding secured” to take Tesla private). In a Thursday New York Times interview, Musk opened up about his struggles over the past year, including his problems sleeping. “It is often a choice of no sleep or Ambien,” Musk told The Times. Musk’s use of … [Read more...] about Tesla board members are reportedly worried about Elon Musk’s Ambien use — here’s what the drug does to your brain and body
opinion Bill McGraw Special to the Free Press Published 11:29 p.m. UTC May 26, 2018 Did Coleman Young help Detroit or hurt it? Was he a messiah or a crook, a master builder or a city wrecker? Ask those questions at your next party and watch the crowd polarize, right before your eyes. Young, was born 100 years ago this week in Tuscaloosa, Ala. His birthday — May 24, 1918 — became an important date in the future of Detroit, where Young moved with his family in 1923, when he was 5 and Detroit was booming. Fifty years later, as the city struggled with rising crime, declining population and widespread abandonment, Detroiters elected Young the city’s first black mayor. He served for 20 years — two long decades that were exhilarating, depressing or both, depending on your point of view. Young is long gone: He left city hall almost 25 years ago and died in 1997, when he was 79. But his legacy … [Read more...] about Coleman Young: The 10 greatest myths
By Henry Fernandez Published May 14, 2018 Congress FOXBusiness Facebook Twitter Comments Print video Dr. Alveda King: Rep. Maxine Waters is on the wrong frequency Fox News contributor Dr. Alveda King on the feud between Rep. Maxine Waters, (D-Calif.), and Rep. Mike Kelly, (R-Penn.). The niece of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. responded to the feud between Reps. Mike Kelly and Maxine Waters, saying the skin color argument will only set America back. Continue Reading Below “Instead of calling us to get along as brothers and sisters, Congressman Waters is honestly playing the race card again,” King, a former Georgia state legislator, told Neil Cavuto during a FOX Business interview on Monday. “Skin color does not make the person.” Waters, D-Calif., and Kelly, R-Pa., clashed in a heated House of Representatives floor exchange during a debate last week over the auto industry’s perceived racism when … [Read more...] about Maxine Waters playing race card: Alveda King
A version of this article appeared in the Autumn 2015 issue of strategy+business. Many people sense that the way organizations are run today has been stretched to its limits. In survey after survey, businesspeople make it clear that in their view, companies are places of dread and drudgery, not passion or purpose. Organizational disillusionment afflicts government agencies, nonprofits, schools, and hospitals just as much. Further, it applies not just to the powerless at the bottom of the hierarchy. Behind a facade of success, many top leaders are tired of the power games and infighting; despite their desperately overloaded schedules, they feel a vague sense of emptiness. All of us yearn for better ways to work together — for more soulful workplaces where our talents are nurtured and our deepest aspirations are honored. The premise of this article is that humanity is at a threshold; a new form of organization is emerging into public view. Anthropological research suggests … [Read more...] about The Future of Management Is Teal