Since her brutal real-life attack, the public has expected Rihanna to be a role model for the millions of young fans who hang on her every lyric. But what has happened instead is actually way more enlightening.
Time declared 2010 the Year of the Natural Disaster, and with the mass destruction resulting from the 5.5-magnitude earthquake in Port-au-Prince, Hait...
On June 1, the small Town of Southbridge, Massachusetts was hit by an F3 tornado that left several sections of the Town devastated.
Despite the destruction that surrounded me, that collection of "Hi's" was enough to put the smile back on my face.
Despite all of the "government is the enemy" rhetoric of the last thirty years, the fact remains that it is government, and only government, that we turn to when we face an issue of existential importance.
As the weather gets nastier and deadlier with more and more record breaking tornadoes and floods and wildfires around the country, the majority party...
Media coverage rarely connects the unfolding cataclysms with the climate change that fuels them. We can't guarantee that any specific disaster is caused by our warming atmosphere, but considered together, they fit all the predicted models.
As long we've been around, humans have blamed someone else -- gods, fates, earth itself -- for natural disasters. But, now that science suggests we have ourselves to blame, how should we react?
"Is this global warming?" "Is climate change to blame?" "Is the weather getting worse?" These are big -- almost existential -- questions. I suspect they are a polite way of asking, "Is this our fault?"
When major news breaks, people who are not regular news viewers turn to CNN for what they think is important. Now, if CNN could only find a way to make more of their news seem important, they might provide real competition to Fox.
As the interim pastor of Peace Lutheran, I stay in Joplin only three days a week, commuting from my home in Kansas City, Mo. So I rode out the tornado in the motel basement. The motel was south of the storm's path.
The tornado hit just a short time after Will reached a major milestone in his life, on the stage at the Leggett & Platt Center on the Missouri Southern State University campus, receiving his high school diploma.
I've never been in a war zone, but I've a feeling tornado-damaged Joplin is as at least as bad as the worst of war zones. One looks at the total devastation in awe.
God forbid, but should another violent twister ravage another American city the way Joplin, Missouri was hit last Sunday, we will remember this as the...
Mrs. Thomas would have received a certificate and a copy of the winning essay. The auditorium in which that ceremony was to take place is no longer standing.
Politics is probably the last thing on the minds of those of us watching the news over the past week with mind-numbing images of a leveled Joplin, Missouri. And yet there is a political subtext to these scenes.