Do you remember when the Republican Party was the "law and order" Party? Yet now we have the spectacle of the two leading contenders for the Republican nomination for President supporting the commission of crimes.
She's creating the kind of easy and easy to love hits that get stuck in your head and literally never leave. She is making the music that even those who outsell her ten to one should be making, if they were smart.
Parenting is complicated; we all know how painful and difficult it can be at times. We all measure ourselves by comparing our situation with what others are doing -- we might tell ourselves, "I'm choosing this job, so it's OK, I am a good mom."
In a creative mashup of two of America's most racially-charged cases, Law & Order: SVU's "American Tragedy" had Paula Deen shooting Trayvon Martin, and getting away with it despite some deep-fried epithets.