Rick Perry a leading candidate for U.S. energy post: source

World / Politics Dec 12, 2016

Rick Perry a leading candidate for U.S. energy post: source

Rick Perry, who proposed eliminating the U.S. Energy Department during his unsuccessful bid for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination, has emerged as a leading candidate to head the agency under President-elect Donald Trump, a transition official said on Sunday. Democratic U.S. Senators Heidi Heitkamp of ...

Republican Rick Perry drops out of U.S. presidential race

World / Politics Sep 12, 2015

Republican Rick Perry drops out of U.S. presidential race

Rick Perry, struggling to raise money and languishing near the bottom in opinion polls, on Friday became the first member of the crowded Republican field to drop out of the 2016 White House race. Perry, a former Texas governor, had been excluded from the initial ...

Perry leaving Texas office, doesn't rule out '16 bid

World / Politics Jul 9, 2013

Perry leaving Texas office, doesn't rule out '16 bid

Texas Gov. Rick Perry, the longest-serving governor in the state's history, announced Monday that he will not seek re-election in 2014 amid speculation that he will run again for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016. "I remain excited about the future and the ...

Reader Mail Nov 27, 2011

Beware the foreign academics

Regarding the Nov. 22 Zeit Gist article by Nicolas Gattig, "MacArthur, identity theory and Japan's lingering eigo woes": I'm sure that Gattig-sensei receives many murmurs of approval as well as hidden yawns when he makes presentations at Japanese ESL conferences. This same glib message ...