This year, inspired by 2012, as we experience a world in political, environmental, economic and social turmoil, the call to find balance is more important than ever.
Presently, it's Mitt Romney's turn. After a trouncing in headlines such as the New York Daily News' "Mitt Hits the Fan," over his tacit dismissal of 47 percent of the electorate as freeloaders, he's making the damage control rounds.
The political conventions have become a reliable playing field for protesters from all walks of life to gather outside the conventions where their voi...
2012 has been a banner year for, among other things, somewhat original, non-franchised *movies* often targeted at adults.
The chronological mashup stretches all the way from 2008 to present, covering the top viral moments of Obama's time in the media spotlight.
If conventions are important anymore, and I'm not sure they are, they matter for what is not said more than what is said. The strategic and factual silences show indirectly what the party, candidate and campaign regard as their vulnerabilities -- the people, issues and themes that they know will drive away what's left of the undecided vote. As the Republican National Convention comes to a close, I'm sitting here in the hall compiling a list of the unstated. One is Romneycare. Even though Mitt brags about it selectively on the campaign trail, his health care program in Massachusetts has not received a mention here. The reason is obvious: He's running against Obamacare, which was modeled on his own.
In any report about young voters and the 2012 election, you may have stumbled upon a few of these descriptions: "disengaged," "unenthusiastic," "disillusioned." Speaking on behalf of students across the country: it's a fair critique.
So first I got soothing breathing lessons. Then I got into a televised shouting match on "Hardball." I'm not sure whether there is a relationship between the two events. Maybe New Age therapy made me do it. Here's the story.
Political commentators have, as usual, been searching for clues in U.S. presidential history to help predict how the race will turn out. However, it may be that the answers to 2012 are to be found not in the history books, but rather across the Atlantic Ocean.
Are we our brother's keeper, our sister's keeper? Or are we fighting the idea that taking care of one another is a moral responsibility? This election will matter.
We try our way through all the varieties of Trader Joe's Two-Buck-Chuck discount wine. There's a medal ceremony and all. Edible medals, of course. Enjoy!
Since the last time we took such a snapshot, roughly three weeks ago, both candidates have shown some firming up of their positions, but the good news for both candidates is mixed with some softening as well.
In 1976, the alternative band was formed, and for a name, they used the slang expression for a beehive hairdo resembling the nose cone of a bomber B-52 aircraft.
Journalists will continue to speculate upon the back room dealings that went down between Twitter and NBC, but Adams doesn't regret his original action.
Rather than write about the likes of Tim Pawlenty and his relative strengths over Rob Portman's budget experience... oh, sorry, I seem to have put myself to sleep there. The real choices aren't exciting to write about, so let's travel to the Land of Make-Believe instead, shall we?
Romney has offered few specifics about what he would do to jump start the U.S. economy, and where he would cut the deficit. It's a secret, just like his taxes, his offshore accounts, his Olympic work, his term as governor and his time at Bain Capital.