No doubt the Republican-led House will pound its collective chest in overturning the new health care law this month. This will be for show, since it knows the Senate will not concur, and there is also the president's veto pen.
Ebert was well within his right to express his opinion on whether the N-word is less offensive than the institution that gave it life. His argument fails because he blithely omits the inextricable link between the two.
"I want to die in this house." That's what Michael Halberian, owner of the storied Steinway Mansion, declared late on Christmas Eve. Three days later, the house that brought Michael life took him back.
As you navigate our interconnected world, be mindful that humor is one of the most difficult cross-cultural skills to develop. Approach all people with a willingness to smile at them and laugh at oneself.
Even when Americans began to travel to Muslim lands, from the start they displayed a more diverse response to Islam and its mosques, which over the course of a century graduated from the crude to the reverent.