Where there's a great risk, the level of excitement and thrill is heightened and there's an effort to push the envelope further and further. The greater the risk the greater the thrill.
What are we to make of these powerful men behaving badly? Are there lessons we can learn from them? I would suggest the answer is "yes."
Even four-star generals seldom make the front page unless they've been killed in action or involved in an extra-marital affair, as witnessed the sudde...
Recent events create an awareness that too little guidance has been given politicians on the proper way to deal with problems that arise when the non-politically ambitious partner in an illicit affair.
What if the presumed sex difference in infidelity isn't as set-in-stone as we assume it is? What if power does predict unfaithfulness, but no more so for men than women?
The main thing I draw from the Anthony Weiner incident is that the greater shame is in our puerile culture and how the media feeds the frenzy. On its own face their actions are ludicrous and the well-paid media honchos should be equally ashamed.
The rise and ultimate fall of Rep. Anthony Weiner's once-brilliant political career has many elements of a classic Greek tragedy, where the highly ambitious, competent, powerful protagonist suffers a horrible fate.
This week will go down in history as the tipping point on gay marriage. Not only because a solid majority of Americans now support legal gay marriage, but also because the opponents of gay marriage have thoroughly discredited themselves.
"Good morning, gentlemen. Good morning -- we're ready to get started, so if you'd all -- " "Hey, I'm sitting there!" "The hell you are!" "The hell ...
This week, talk radio pundits, desperate to turn the conversation away from the success of the bin Laden mission, worked themselves into a faux lather over the Obamas inviting Common to appear at a White House poetry night. Thankfully, the Ghost of Sister Souljah Moments Past did not make an appearance at the event. Elsewhere, troubled marriages grabbed the headlines, with news of Arnold and Maria's separation, the Senate Ethics Committee's scathing report on John Ensign's sordid conduct, and thrice-wed Newt Gingrich's announcement that he was running for president. Meanwhile, joke writers all across America rejoiced with word of the extensive collection of porn found at Osama's Abbottabad compound (insert burka double entendre here). On a personal note, my youngest daughter officially says farewell to her teen years today -- Happy 20th birthday, Isabella!
Ron Paul, apparently, is not a superstitious kind of guy. Tempting fate, as it were, he announced today that he's running for president once again -- on Friday the thirteenth.
Huff Post's Howard Fineman appeared on 'The Last Word' With Laurence O'Donnell, to discuss the fallout from yesterday's Senate Ethics Committee report...
1. No one is watching until there is a train wreck. Certainly Sheen has been a famous figure in Hollywood for decades, but Sheenmania didn't hit a f...
I don't know what you say to people who operate on the expectation that if they open their mouths and any words dribble out, others should believe them.
A "yellow dog Democrat" describes dyed-in-the-wool Democrats that would sooner vote for a yellow dog than for a Republican. I'm not sure of the equivalent GOP expression, but you would have to be one to support Sharron Angle.