Have we learned nothing during our adventures in the Middle East and Central Asia?
This great World Cup 2014 of shocks and beautiful, counterattacking football continued on, in its three Friday games, with even more treats being offered up this weekend -- Germany vs Ghana on June 21, Belgium vs Russia, and Dempsey's USA vs Ronaldo's Portugal on June 22.
How unusual has the weather been? No one event is "caused" by climate change, but global warming, which is predicted to increase unusual, extreme weather, is having a daily effect on weather, worldwide.
While the Iraqi military, with some help from Iran and the U.S., may be able to hold on to what is left within its purview, it's hard to see it reclaiming much territory without major foreign interventions. Which could easily backfire, both for Tehran and Washington, the only capitals which might be involved.
Allowing Iraq's vast oil reserves to fall into the hands of the most extreme Muslim terror group in the world is just not good for world stability. Allowing a Killing Fields type of ethnic cleansing of Iraq is not good on pure humanitarian grounds.
It may not have solved everything, but dividing Iraq up at least had the best chance for success. It might have allowed what is happening now to have happened in a more organized fashion, with a lot less violence and death. Or, to put it another way, Joe Biden was right.
"This year, I saw someone in six-inch sparkly stilettos," she says, shaking her head. "This is a daytime horse race, not a nightclub." Rachel and I nod in agreement, as if the sparkly stilettos also offended us at this, the first horserace either of us has ever attended.
We can't help but feel we're watching the last vestiges of the two big European colonization waves from the early 15th to early 20th centuries.
Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded.
The ultimate task for our generation is to make women and men equal partners in building peace, security and prosperity. This is a question not just of individual rights but also of international security. After all, history shows that a society can only reach its potential when women are allowed to reach theirs.
There's nothing original about our present-day affection for the spa. People have been enjoying a communal soak for millenia, and nowhere is that more clear than at the bath so famous England named a town for it.
Officially open for business, House of Hats is a worthwhile investment opportunity. The folk-rock quartet based in Brighton, England, starts with brothers Alex and Rob Gigante, both of whom happen to have a thing for fashionable headwear.
If such a company is about to reveal the layers of gay history behind many cities in Europe -- and hopefully across North America too -- then the gay travel industry may have an interesting new addition.
Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, June 5 2014 How unusual...
By June 6, 1944, World War II touched just about every family and community in America. We have not participated so personally in anything like it since, and we have grown apart from the men and women who continue to fight and die in conflicts that require only our tax dollars for support.
Flying to Mexico for some fun in the sun at Playa del Carmen? Or maybe to Charlotte Amalie down on St. Thomas? Or to Lake Louise up in Canada? Or to Victoria Falls over in Africa? Or to Beverly Hills to spend a week with your rich uncle?