There's a new false equivalence -- "Sure, GOP gone overboard in anti-Muslim rhetoric, but Obama's tone is too defensive." Reagan and Cooke actually reach consensus how to combine "both sides" and what this scare will mean for 2016. Answer: No October surprise, but October inevitability when GOP yells that: "The X are coming!" (fill in blank).
The power of the film is that it won't let us forget that it's within our power to avoid the worst consequences of climate change -- we need only choose to do so. That's important for all of us to remember, not just those who are tasked with reaching an agreement in Paris.
The Macy's Thanksgiving Parade balloons takes a lot of helium. On Wednesday evening -- Macy's Parade Balloon Inflation took place on the Upper West Side.
Equality should be the standard for anyone in the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus. And Polis, Sinema and Maloney failed miserably at meeting that standard.
How we eat is one of the central ways we show who we are and what we care about, but what's almost entirely impossible is to put food on the table that was produced by workers who enjoy the same rights as almost every other laborer in America.
These dismal, cowardly responses by our nation's leadership are reverberations of precisely what the perpetrators of the Paris attacks have sought: to trigger terror in the hearts and minds of ordinary people.
Timothy Ford, a longtime activist and organizer, is pushing a boycott of Black Friday, the after-Thanksgiving shopping extravaganza where people literally kill themselves over merchandise. He says that stopping the dollar is one of the only things that can gut check a capitalist society.
I know this culture of brutality and violence firsthand. In 1987, I was detained on Rikers Island. A group of young men in the holding cell tried to steal my jacket. Guards watched but did nothing as I defended myself against five other people. I kept my jacket, but was stabbed four times.
The most talked about new production on Broadway -- no, I haven't forgotten Hamilton, but it's been up for five months -- is A View From The Bridge , the audacious and pared-down version of the Arthur Miller play.
If a young person of color is fed a steady diet of movies, television shows, and plays in which characters that look like her exist only on the margins, how can we expect her to dream of taking center stage in school or work?
There's a baby grand in the living room, but when Phyllis Chen sits down to play, it's at the child-size cherry-red toy piano.