COPENHAGEN -- No country celebrates its democracy like Denmark. But is that democracy still worth celebrating?
The title of this post is distinctly ideological and, I believe, holds implications for a discussion of the medicalization of madness and mental illness.
When Macy's made their statement that their values of diversity and inclusion were incompatible with the statements Mr. Trump made they were not questioning his right to say them. They were expressing their freedom of association (and dissociation) with those articulated, public statements.
In the end, this is a group of people who have been slandered ruthlessly, kicked to the bottom of many arbitrary, nonsensical social pecking orders that any bully feeds off of. This is as true of the bully in the sandbox as it is the bully in Congress or State Assembly.
As Carnegie Corporation of New York honors Great Immigrants this Independence Day, I am reminded of my parents and our journey to the United States in August 1959.
Our national motto, E Pluribus Unum--"out of many, one"-- continues to be an ideal we all can aspire to, with or without Donald Trump. Fanning the flames of racism, xenophobia, and division at a time when the US needs more national cooperation is inexcusable.
As a working TV and feature film writer in Hollywood, I have been fortunate enough to sell a couple of pilots to NBC. But I am also one of those immigrants from Mexico Donald Trump talked about -- except I've never raped anyone, I am not a criminal and I have never done or sold drugs.
Last night I heard some GOP shill confidently declare that Booby Jindal would bring subsantive policy proposals "to the table" and that he'd even "been accused of being a policy wonk." Accused? Was she praising him or dissing him?
I am at home, running a house and being the lead parent. I am doing something that my grandfather and great grandfather would probably never have dreamed of. But I would like to think they would approve of my choice and see how it grew out of the decisions they, and my own father, made before me.
I grew up among the mountains; real, rugged mountains, still scarred by glaciers. Mountains that tower over you, unlike anything they call a mountain in New England. In my mind if it has trees growing on top, it's just a hill.
I became an American on Nov. 4, 2010, at an elegant ceremony in Great Hall of Bullfinch's Faneuil Hall, Boston, beneath a vast painting of Daniel Webster debating the preservation of the Union with Robert Hayne of South Carolina.
At a rally Citizens United sponsored for Steve King to bring all the GOP candidates to Iowa, Marco Malagone and Cesar Vargas, Co-Director of Dream Action Coalition, were kicked out for trying to ask candidates questions.
Let's talk about immigration. And I mean let's talk about ALL of it -- the good, the bad and the ugly. With the recent push of the Obama administration to establish new immigration policy, there has been much chatter.
I am a white, educated, middle class American and as full of fluff as the frosting on the cupcakes before me. I am failing at doing my part as a human being.
Hernan Lopez, President & CEO of FOX International Channels, speaks with Jimmy Nguyen about achieving career success in the U.S. as an immigrant and a racial minority.
A new South is emerging. Nowhere is it more evident than in the Carpet Capital of the World: Dalton, Georgia. According to the most recent census, Dalton is 48 percent Latino and 42 percent White.