How many times have you, have I, have we all collectively said, felt, or muttered under our breath, maybe at dinner, maybe sitting next to conservative or hyper-Christian family members over the holidays -- oh dear God, can you imagine if McCain were president right now?
I had planned to go to Washington for the inauguration of President Barack Obama. But then the flu happened, and I decided it would be wiser to stay home than to take the bus to DC from Jersey and stand outside for who knows how many hours, coughing away in the winter weather.
One sun rose on us today thanks to the efforts of the job creators among us who didn't wait around for the government to raise the sun, Not like some...
In our best moments, we Americans aspire to be the City upon a Hill. Recently, however, it feels like we're the City of Apoplectic People Yelling at Each Other and Stockpiling Weapons Upon a Hill.
Overall, 29 percent said social media was moderately to extremely influential in their opinions of the candidates and issues.
To make standardized tests the be-all and end-all is destructive in a way that most people who don't work in low-income districts fail to understand. These tests are soul-crushing to our neediest youth while the most affluent brush them off as a minor annoyance.
We are losing context. Every single day. And we don't seem to notice. Or care. We dispute it and disrespect it and otherwise dismiss it. Our love affair with all that is new, different and sensational leads us to fashion a society that has fewer and fewer ties to the past or memories of it.
Thanks, folks. Have a great 2013....
More than a few volleys remain in this game and the outcome of the fiscal cliff debate will provide more guidance on who has how much influence in subsequent debates.
Tax increases for the wealthy, national health care, corporate dominance, even gay marriage and global warming were seen in a political context that made them easy to understand and easy to bring back into conventional electoral politics.
The guy had two full-time jobs: running for reelection and running the country. And yet every month he takes about an hour from his schedule to shake hands, chat briefly and take photos with members of the armed forces attached to the White House. Each is allowed one tag-along parent. I won the toss.
If a broad compromise were reached, removing gun control from the political agenda for the next 20 years -- why would the NRA need LaPierre and a highly-paid lobbying staff?
Romney's weak economic nationalism didn't turn out to be strong enough to win over a recession-weary electorate that still blamed Bush for the economic crisis that Obama seemed to be handling, if at an unsatisfyingly slow pace.
In case you expect me to include 50 Shades of Grey, the Kardashians or Clint Eastwood's profound discussion with a chair, sorry, but nobody actually rated them highly.
It's time for some new predictions! Anything could happen in 2013. Who knows? Maybe the SETI project's radio telescopes will receive an alien transmission and pinpoint the source to that UFO hovering over Donald Trump's head.
Just because people buy you, doesn't mean they own you. The Democrats and the Republicans are not enemies; they are merely opponents. In fact, ...