Let us hope that we understand how to make sense of an increasingly ambiguous world of friends and foes. The Meet the Press show this week reflected that we have a long way to go in not only understanding the Boston attack, but also our path to a better future.
Ten years ago today the U.S. invaded Iraq with the goals of toppling Saddam Hussein, destroying its weapons of mass destruction (WMDs), and freeing its people. Now, a decade later, Hussein is dead, but no WMDs were ever found, and the country has devolved into a de facto civil war.
As Woody Allen once said of life, "90 percent is just showing up." Prayer can be as extensive as a week's retreat or as brief as a pause to ask "Where did I see the face of God today?" But we have to show up.
It is funny sometimes to hear what other people think they heard you say. Over the past week, dozens of outlets have run headlines along the lines o...
Gun violence is a cancer plaguing our American body politic. True meaningful action to reduce violence requires a holistic approach. Supporting the Second Amendment is not incompatible with the gun control supported by the majority of Americans.
Congressional representatives like to keep their jobs. Since the common wisdom is that to challenge the policies of the NRA is tantamount to asking to be fired, did we really expect them to voluntarily give up their jobs? Would we do so?
There's plenty of room in a civilized society for people to protect themselves, their homes and still shoot helpless deer if they so choose without allowing deadly combat-style assault weapons to end up in the hands of demonic, psychotic monsters.
Our culture, in which the draw of violence is turbo-charged, glamorized and commercialized, clearly plays a pivotal role in the psychological problems of an alarmingly growing number of young men who commit wanton murder.
Before the liberals write the GOP's obituary it would be wise to acknowledge the role other "bubbles" play in inventing new and ingenious ways to get people to vote against their own self-interests. Rather than one all-encompassing "bubble" that hermetically seals the Republicans inside their media universe, there's no shortage of other equally important bubbles that serve corporate power. These bubbles often overlap in influence and personnel and still possess the awe-inspiring ability to persuade public opinion on the problems of greatest magnitude facing the United States today. Although it was amusing on election night to see Karl Rove on Fox News refuse to accept the reality of President Obama's Ohio victory, we shouldn't be too quick to draw totalizing conclusions from the Democratic victories.
If Susan Rice must be held to account, so must Condoleeza Rice. Leading America into a costly and deadly war that has no real signs of ending has been a detriment to our economy and families everywhere who've lost family members or had them return home in a condition far worse than when they left.
With less than seven percent of this initial commitment to the Gulf Coast met, it's fair to say BP must do a better job of working fairly with the state and federal trustee to move projects forward.
I have some advice for Romney: before you write off every Obama supporter as a lazy, shiftless leech who sucks America's budget dry... check the statistics on poor, uneducated, unemployed white men and see who they're supporting politically. These are your people, Mitt.
Just ask those families in Colorado affected by wildfires. Or the families throughout the Midwest suffering from record droughts. Or the families in Florida threatened by rising sea levels. These families cannot afford to have a president who ignores the impacts of a changing climate.
It's unconscionable, and quite frankly unfathomable, that a candidate running for president when his nation's at war would fail to mention that war, and worse, the brave men and women who've sacrificed everything, including their lives, to fight it.
For the first time in years, Mitt Romney will be on Meet the Press. This will be a test for Mitt Romney and will also determine whether David Gregory can make this anything more than a free, 30 minute ad for Romney.
In a recent appearance on Meet the Press, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed's comments on race in response to Biden's "chains" gaffe, reflected where young progressives are at today.