Six years ago, I embarked on a special art project to explore the legacy pieces of legislation of all the United States senators of the 109th Congress and the new senators of the 110th.
Sufficiently contrite or not, Arnold Schwarzenegger continues to be, as Jerry Brown noted on CNN right after the "surprise" announcement of candidacy in 2003, "a very interesting character."
It is sad to me that Jesse Jackson, Jr and former Rep. Patrick Kennedy, as well as other celebrities, have become poster boys for mental illness when in fact they should be poster boys for questionable behavior.
Has anyone been to a rummage sale, estate sale or used record sale without coming across at least a few copies of Kennedy tribute LP's?
Much has been written about the relationship between Obama and the young. But there is a less well-known, more complicated and still unfinished romance between the President and the baby boomers he unexpectedly swept off our feet in 2008.
Aside from the undeniable merit of his views, consider the actual language used. Serious. Intelligent. Thought-provoking. Wouldn't it be something if a sizable number of our politicians would actually talk like that today? Imagine how different the national debate might be.
The contrast between a strong Democratic Party and a flaky, unstable, flip-floppy Republican Party has prompted the GOP to spend the week whining and pooping their big boy pants about how the Democrats are being so mean.
In Ethel, a new HBO documentary, the fascination with all things Kennedy shifts to the legacy of Robert. Filmmaker Rory Kennedy, his 11th child, focuses on the role of her mother in their remarkable marriage, and in the aftermath of his death.
If Mitt Romney wanted to connect with his audience, he mostly succeeded, at least with the audience inside the Tampa Bay Times Forum. He was measured in tone, not really bombastic and full of pronouncements of love about his family and what he hopes for America.
Armstrong's death last week has evoked numerous gauzy tributes to his amazing courage. But romantic memories of that historic moment belie the real triumph for Armstrong, NASA, and our deeply conflicted nation of the late 1960's.
Armstrong represented an America of really big dreams and of infinite possibility. Today, what passes for discourse in this country? Celebrity divorces? Politicians vilifying and dehumanizing one another over the relative merits of the federal budget?
Mitt Romney has very big problems as he contemplates rolling into Florida's hurricane country for an even windier than usual GOP confab. Frankly, he's fortunate that he's not already set to lose by a landslide.
The son of former Peace Corp volunteer, Murray Fisher was born in the country his father volunteered in, Columbia. Surrounded by people who were different from him, the power to empathize was instilled in him from infancy.
Vidal had no self-doubt. He used his legendary intellect in the service of opinions that drew blood. Feuds thrilled him. And he never lost the swagger that comes from knowing that -- at least in his youth -- he was a stunner. Want a guided tour?
A question for today's modern parent: What would it take, how desperate would you have to be, to consider prostituting yourself for the sake of your family? Before I had children, I'd have said never. But children change things.
My First "Neighborhood House Party" As a very young faculty wife with two babies in two years, I was more involved with the second diaper pail disapp...