It looks as if those ancient Mayans were pretty sharp cookies after all. They figured out that this year was going to be a doozy.
In the days ahead, despite the anger, one question is: Will the Occupy DC movement be able to remain non-violent as it has?
On this day we celebrate Adrienne's life, her accomplishments and the legacy she's left behind. It is in her honor that I started the Adrienne Shelly Foundation with a singular mission: to support women filmmakers.
Occupy Wall Street, so long as the direct action of street demonstrations prevails and continues, is at this moment growing into something that none of us can see at this time. It's all about the future.
"It's not a 'women's' movement, it's a human rights movement we are embarking on. I think in some regards men are more enraged -- fathers of daughters are concerned about their future."
Senator Jon Kyl (R. AZ) advanced the art of GOP prevarication last April when he claimed that Planned Parenthood spends 90% of its budget on abortions. The grossness of the falsehood -- the correct figure is 3%, not 90 -- was par for the course.
Although media types would have us believe the Occupy crowd is an angry, frustrated mob, that was not my experience at all -- at least not in Philadelphia. It was more of a celebratory atmosphere.
Maddow can afford to worry about whether "gay culture" will lose something if gay people can marry. Lots of gay couples can't. Simply put, her wealth and position insulates her from many of the worst injustices of marriage inequality.
While politics appear to be as divisive in nature as ever, Americans have managed to reach a consensus around one concept: government is broken.
Obama was a follower in leader's clothing from the beginning -- or, as Winston Churchill said about Clement Atlee, "a sheep in sheep's clothing."
The grocery is called The Old Creamery because that's what the building was in the 1800s. Looking around The Old Creamery, one sees people here care about historical preservation, community, and sustainability.
Three so-called top-tier Republican presidential candidates are, even as we speak, busy disavowing their inconvenient earlier statements by employing what an old boss of mine called the "Let's do a 180" strategy.
Even brilliance has its blindspots. Maddow's seems to be her continued fascination with Republicans who vote against their own proposals. It is not befuddling at all. With rare exceptions, Republicans never favored the positions they espoused in the first place.
There will be no double-dip recession, in spite of the wild rumors and S&P downgrade of U.S. debt to AA-plus. So what are the markets worried about?
WorldNetDaily is all too willing to put its rabidly anti-Obama agenda before the facts, as evidenced by their birther obsession and unhinged rhetoric.
Who can argue that cable TV teems with killer comedy? I mean, have you watched CNN, MSNBC or FOX News channels lately?