In some peaceful corners of the country, life moves at a slower pace.
Depending on which source you believe, there are between one and two dozen -- yes, you read that right, dozen -- films opening this Friday in New York. Here is a brief look at a half-dozen of them.
I think socialism is becoming popular sooner than I expected. With technology inexorably solving scarcity as it eliminates good-paying jobs, a push for a more socialist approach has seemed to me to be inevitable. But it's happening faster than I thought
The made-up email 'scandal' has given the media plenty to talk about and Hillary definitely made mistakes handling it. Even her most ardent supporters wish she had laid out the entire issue clearly from the start.
2016 looks like the race polling was made for. Better survey methods and technology has made gathering data easier than ever, and week after week new sets are published that provide insight into the erratic race that is still very much in its pre-primary stages.
Endurance runner and musician Aprylle Gilbert has been tackling Route 6 as earnestly and powerfully as any linebacker goes after his opponents on the football field. She is not doing it for the joy or novelty, either. She's doing it to prove that she can, and "for the kids."
My friend is fighting for her life. Prayer requests are going out and prayers are going up. Family members are flying to be by her side. Facebook is lit up with posts of love and support for her and her family. Words. Prayers. Hope. That's all we can offer.
Can you think of a trip you took where you didn't see an interesting piece of art or fascinating architecture, or learned something new about the local culture? I bet you can't. The arts become a part of the travel experience even when that isn't the intent of a trip.
For those turned off by my considering anything other than the issues, I can't help you. And for those who were hoping I'd bash either of these Democrats, well, I can't help you either. As of now, one of these two will be the Democratic nominee (could Joe Biden shake up the race? I doubt it, but one never knows). I would be happy and proud to work for and vote for either Hillary or Bernie in the general election.
When things get difficult, everyone starts pointing out their flaws and don't follow their playbook, they stop caring. Trump is running with the ball because it's fun.
Carson's poll surge, though, does show that he's got the eye and ear of legions of GOP rank and file voters. And in a season when voters again seem sick of the business as usual political crowd in Washington, and want some real excitement on the political stump, Carson may have more shelf life than he deserves.
There are some strangely named towns and cities on this planet and we'd like to visit every one of them. After all, who wouldn't want to brag that they just came back from Rat's Mouth, Florida?
The question is, is this the energy of a leader, or a narcissist's wet dream spun by a selfish promoter who was born with a silver spoon in his tea set, and never had to give a concern about anyone else except himself?
For religious progressives, often wary to mesh partisan politics with faith, the old Constitutional belief that there should be no religious test for office holds firm.
Sanders continual message is one of inclusion, a platform that doesn't preach hate. He talks of strengthening and not rolling back existing abortion laws, voting laws, and financial laws. He demands all those listening to become part of the process or there can be no real change.
Reaching the point where Hillary Rodham Clinton is sworn-in as the nation's 45th, and first woman, President on January 20, 2017 will not be easy but it's worth the fight. The attacks on her will continue from every angle funded by more than a billion dollars to get people to believe the lies about her.