It's as if I am back in my seventh grade English class and forced to read a passage from some book out loud. I can still hear the snickering from my classmates as I stumbled over difficult passages, not understanding a word.
Conservative hero Ben Carson is worried about American teenagers joining ISIS. But it's not because of 'radical Islam.' It's because of new high school history standards. American's right wing, you see, is terrified of history, because it is always sentimentalizing it.
Having plumbed his own life for material for his new film, St. Vincent, writer-director Theodore Melfi could probably do the same thing with the story of how the film got made.
There was no apology for putting millions of lives in jeopardy, for betraying his country, for involving others, for giving the Soviet Union the very information which according to one NATO general would have "assured the destruction of the West." The only things he cared about was himself and money -- lots of money.
We're bombing Iraqis again, and Syrians. These new campaigns will slaughter more civilians (a large percentage of them children) and further radicalize the opposition. It will also spread more toxins, poisoning land, air and water. We can pursue war or we can pursue healing. We can't pursue both.
Chances are, you'll never have an eating experience like this one.
As the United States ramps up its 'no boots on the ground' war against jihadists in Iraq and Syria, the stream of threats emanating from the region appear to grow ever wider and deeper.
As a 1974 high school junior, I couldn't envision that a day would come 10 years later where I would join Hart's initial 1984 insurgent presidential campaign challenging establishment candidate VP Walter Mondale.
While flying reconnaissance missions over North Vietnam, piloting his jet fighter, Captain Coffee was shot down by enemy fire. After parachuting to safety, he was captured by enemy forces on the ground.
Many natural disasters will become more frequent or more intense as a result of climate change, and boys and girls are often disproportionately affected by these natural disasters through loss of life or health impacts.
Police throughout Vietnam abuse people in their custody, in some cases leading to death. The Vietnamese government should take immediate action to end suspicious deaths in custody and torture of detainees by police.
So goes the political dance in America between reality and rhetoric. However, most Americans see past the rhetoric. They understand the reality that the Middle East is a mess and that American military action is not going to do much.
Stress is probably the biggest trend to hit Vietnam from America since MTV. At first glance it seems impossible: Vietnam, after all, is a country full of hardworking young people, and rural life is backbreaking for the majority.
Images do matter and again the terrorists understand their insidious power. Social media was not meant for this.
As far as chefs go he offers more jokes than most, along with insights into Southeast Asian cuisine.