Tired of the pervasive anger and divisive rhetoric that is consuming American politics in this year's presidential contest, we decided to attend a recent candidate forum near our north shore Oahu home for a more Hawaiian experience -- one grounded in harmony, not hate.
Nothing illustrates better the moral and intellectual bankruptcy of the Republican war hawks who call themselves presidential candidates than their attempts to whitewash the history of how this nation went to war in Iraq.
"The Iraq war error reminds us of the need for epistemological modesty," Brooks writes. That's bullshit, even if written in the lingua franca of the salons frequented by Brooks and other apologists for what Bush and Cheney visited on the people of Iraq.
When teachers are graded on their performance, there is rarely enough time to assess the out-of-classroom impact they might have on students as a result of such intangible qualities as personality, patience, tone of voice, and willingness to listen.
Human beings are made of stories and having the chance to have told a few stories to a small group of people, all over the world, that wasn't achieved by marketing, that was made possible by human beings helping other human beings tell a story.
She never wanted to be famous. In fact, her life was to be one in shadows, a double life of secrets and yes, intrigue. The stuff of spy novels. So it makes sense that she's written one of her own entitled Blowback. After all, what's an outed spy to do?
Despite Congressman Huelskamp's blatant admission that the sole target of his amendment is Mikey Weinstein, this amendment, should it be signed into law, would to apply to everyone -- not just to the object of Huelskamp's affectations.
It's not difficult to imagine a few years from now a political landscape controlled by a Democratic dynasty, where the only Republicans left in office come from states and districts where the small minority of folks who voted for them share their ignorant, intolerant 1950's ideals.
To celebrate the recent news that his hilarious sketch series Key and Peele has been renewed for a third season, co-creator/star Keegan-Michael Key joins What's Trending to talk about how the show got started, getting to meet President Obama and bringing sketch comedy to YouTube.
So who's responsible for the catchiest holiday song to come along in years? Would you believe Michael Vick and South Carolina Rep. Joe Wilson? It was Vick and Wilson's bad behavior which helped inspire the creation of that new Xmas classic, "Don't Be a Jerk (It's Christmas)."
The Dems will "give" in the spirit of cooperation they received. I'm not saying it's particularly wise -- just that it's a reasonable thing to expect. In fact, can anyone remember a time of greater short-sighted politicking than the one we're living through today?
Every time we choose what we're going to wear, we make a statement about who we are in the world: Progressive values involve taking the side of the weak against the strong, but wearing dead animals does the opposite of that.