While the nation bemoans a "gridlocked" Congress and Comedy Central's Messrs. Stewart and Colbert aptly ridicule both presidential candidates for a disregard of specificity on one hand and hubris on the other, I have borne witness to a very different vision of our elected leadership.
So what exactly is Mitt hiding? Is he a flat-out tax cheat or simply paying embarrassingly low rates which would further cast him as a privileged elitist who's even more out-of-touch with the average voter than previously believed?
Though it doesn't operate on overtly biological prejudices, it does divide the world between "superior" and "inferior" cultures, the latter of which are marginalized because of their ethnic background and belief system.
I briefly interviewed Gore Vidal once. It was a little more than 30 years ago, at the end of a long day of filming in Los Angeles. I was working as writer and segment producer on an arts magazine pilot for public television.
We serve and work in nearly every government and private sector in the United States. American Muslims are law enforcement officers, athletes, artists, musicians, teachers, judges, business owners, you name it. Truly the stuff of nightmares.
Former U.S. officials, NGO leaders, and academics concerned with U.S. policy in the region are circulating a letter to Speaker Boehner and Leader Pelosi, urging that the anti-Muslim conspiracy theorists on the House Intelligence Committee be replaced.
We need the voices of Muslim-Americans to help us reform U.S. foreign policy in the Muslim world. If Muslim-American voices are silenced, reforming U.S. policy is going to be much harder.
We'll have to wait until next week to see if and how the late night shows tackle the tragic shooting in Aurora, Colorado (except for Craig Ferguson, w...
As important as it is it is to defend Huma Abedin or to rebuke Michele Bachmann, this is not enough. We must commit to changing the way we talk about Islam and the Arab World.
We're not going to have our normal partisan talking points today. We're going to follow the lead set by Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, and we're just not going to go there today.
The terror attack in Bulgaria is being exploited to silence Iranian Americans who had nothing to do with this appalling act, simply because of our heritage.
As policy-makers and elected officials Rep. Bachman and her co-signers are not only spreading vicious allegations, they are detracting from serious discussions over national security by using irresponsible and half-baked rhetoric.
The people of Minnesota realize that Rep. Bachmann is more interested in promoting her own celebrity than working to improve the lives of American families. It is time to address issues that really matter -- not chase wild conspiracy theories in a self-interested attempt for fame and publicity.
After all the Republicans have done to coarsen the political rhetoric, they have little or no credibility to complain about negative campaign attacks now. The Republican attack machine has come back to haunt itself.
Do folks like Marco Rubio, Michele Bachmann, war-on-terror architect John Yoo, and columnist Charles Krauthammer really believe the Constitution means one thing when a Republican is in the White House, and something entirely different when the President is a Democrat?