Michael Moore has characterized the movie Zero Dark Thirty, as a "21st century chick flick." Oh, absolutely. Women now to be fully integrated into combat opens up possibilities for an entire oeuvre of "war chick flicks" for Ms. Bigelow or some as-yet unknown up-and-comer.
That really should be the main takeaway from Zero Dark Thirty: That good detective work can bring fruitful results -- and that torture is wrong. Eight years of torture -- no bin Laden. Two years of detective work -- boom! Bin Laden!
The Genovese story left me and many other New Yorkers with troubling questions. How would I react to a similar situation, especially one in which the actual level of danger -- to the possible victim or to myself for intervening -- were unclear?
You might have seen that on Monday President Obama will likely nominate former Sen. Chuck Hagel to be Secretary of Defense. But what you probably haven't seen -- because everyone has forgotten -- is that back in 2007, Hagel went totally crazy and told the truth about our invasion of Iraq.
What Moore fails to realize is that not all that has happened "between the lines" of this war can be painted with the same broad stroke as "bad" or "good," "evil" or "righteous."
I don't support the troops, America, and neither do you. Here's what I do support: I support them coming home. And the best way you can support me -- and the ideals our country says it believes in -- is to get out of the military as soon as you can and never look back.
No. 4: Stop saying, "I support the troops." I don't. I used to. No. 5: Apologize for No. 4.
Michael Moore has a way of cutting through the knee-jerk responses of both conservatives and liberals to the heart of the matter.
While we are discussing and demanding what to do, I respectfully ask that we stop and take a look at what I believe are the three extenuating factors that may answer the question of why we Americans have more violence than most anyone else.
Democracy Now! airs comments made by Oscar-winning filmmaker Michael Moore about the Newtown shooting. "Yes, we need more gun control. Yes, we need f...
Twenty-seven dead, 20 of them children, 10 days before Christmas. Two dead in an Oregon mall earlier this week. How many times does this have to happen before we realize that an unrestricted right to bear arms is ludicrous?
It's such a disappointment when our favorite writer or entertainer says or does something that not only disappoints or confuses us, but offends us. His or her personal philosophy shouldn't enter into it, but it does.
I have a personal favor I'd like to ask each of you. We all know the election next Tuesday is going to be very close. But I've got an idea that could help put President Obama over the top.
Monday, September 17th marks the the one year anniversary of Occupy Wall Street's launch in 2011. While the movement has faded from view over the last...
You once filmed an ad where you drove past old Cass Tech, but did you ever stop? Did you ever truly appreciate what Detroit stood for? Dodge Main fell, Hudson's fell and even Cass Tech was demolished, but Detroit did not give up. Why did you give up on them?
If we can't stop money coming into politics then let's at least make sure that we know where it is all the time. And if we know where it is then we can subject it to checks and balances just like the rest of the system. Genius.