While an inconvenience, this delay provided our group of four to get to know each other, as we would be spending the next couple of weeks learning, eating and living together in Riva. Our group exchanged stories of our summers thus far and what we expected and wanted to do while in Europe.
What the corporate media cannot see is that the era of the Bill Clinton "New Democrat" is finished. In the real world, the crash of 2008 blew the lid off the bipartisan "Washington consensus" with its blind faith in the benevolence of capitalism. But now I see a silver lining in the absurdity of the "permanent campaign": Bernie Sanders has a whole year to build a vibrant, multifaceted social movement.
With all the excitement about Pope Francis's upcoming visit to Philadelphia, I've been thinking about my own family, hoping that I'm on the right path. And this is what I realized: that most of us have two types of personalities inside us and the only way to balance them is through God.
Less than an hour North of Boston on the "other Cape" -- Cape Ann -- Rockport seems to be the people's choice for a quick New England getaway. And it has been for generations.
The unprecedented harsh way that President Obama and Secretary of State Kerry were/are recently characterized and treated by some members of the Congress and a few politicians concerning the nuclear deal with Iran, could be considered as a symptom of a brewing national moral crisis.
In March 1964, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Arthur Schlesinger Jr. interviewed his famously private friend Jacqueline Kennedy over the course of e...
In the midst of the Cold War, where the United States and the Soviet Union were locked in an ideological struggle along with a dangerous nuclear weapons buildup where the endgame potentially meant mutually assured destruction.
Kennedy's June 11th report to the American people on race is often credited with setting the stage for the Civil Rights Act of 1964. In the clip below, Andrew and I debate whether President Kennedy deserves the praise that historians give him on civil rights.
My status as heretic derives from the fact that I don't identify myself with any established political philosophies. I will look at a solution to a problem, and if it works, I will support it, and if it doesn't, then I will not.
I'm often asked which, out of the over 600 interviews I've logged with Hollywood's finest, is my favorite. It's not a tough answer: John Fr...
Events in South Carolina over the past two weeks have demonstrated that the racially-targeted political strategy that Richard Nixon set in motion to assure his own electoral victory fifty years ago remains deeply ingrained in the GOP.
We'll never know for sure just how tight or too tight the actual garment fit was for this fashionista's ill-gotten fame, for that question is not politically correct enough to ask and make an issue of -- or is it?
The congregants and their Charleston neighbors have shown us a stronger power to change hearts and minds. And they are not alone.
I can't possibly understand the loss, the rage, the inconsolable psychic damage felt by the friends and family member and parishioners and constituents in Charleston, South Carolina, and beyond. I can only pray.
When someone says the word "bravery" out loud it sounds like it's from a book on noblemen or knights. I can almost hear the clank of sword on shield. Call it medieval if you want, but I believe in trying to be brave.
Bold, unapologetic, kind-hearted, a bigger personality than even her formidable chest. Blaze Starr was more than her body, an endearing legendary broad, a luminous star now aligned with more of her kind.