I never had the privilege of meeting Nelson Mandela. Yet, like so many others, I feel like I knew him.
Despite President Obama's turkey pardon speech urging "compassion for those in need," his presidency has been marked by a dearth of compassion and mercy for those serving long sentences for minor drug crimes.
The Obama administration just rolled out what could be called "version 1.1" of HealthCare.gov. After two months of nothing short of disaster, the White House is now confident that the website is ready for prime time. Mostly.
Here is a beneficial insect pollinating a third of America's crops, especially fruits and vegetables, and we thank it with stupefying killing.
It is hard to understand what all the celebrating in the West is about. Simply that there is an agreement where there had been none? The Iranians should be doing the celebrating -- and they are.
If the White House intended even a half-respectful gesture, they would have provided access to the president yesterday. Instead, they offer up a photo, again taken by their own photographer with a caption starting off: "Photojournalists photograph President Obama..."
My beloved sangat, my beloved community, we have journeyed far as a people in the last five hundred and forty-four years. Our remarkable journey is intertwined with the story of America. We have come a long way in the last one hundred years, but we have much farther to go. President Obama always said change would not come from Washington. It would come from the people.
Faisal bin Ali Gaber had little occasion to think of the West until last August, when missiles from an American drone struck his hometown of Khashamir and killed two of his relatives.
There was good news last week and bad news last week when it comes to the Affordable Care Act, and weirdly enough, for the first time possibly ever, it was the same news.
The Kennedy Family itself was invented in the 1840s by The Finger, a consortium that included oil speculators, the Illuminati, the Catholic Church, Freemasons, Whigs, and extraterrestrials from the Phoenix Dwarf and Triangulum Galaxies.
If the sanctions can successfully be paused, the next battle looms: Will Congress be able to accept a good deal that puts constraints on Iran's nuclear program to protect against weaponization in exchange for sanctions relief?
"We're just gently nudging younger people into seeing how beneficial the new health care system is," says Health and Human Services/Biological Havoc spokesperson Alan Kollop.
The damage to the average citizen's barely tepid faith in the government's ability to deliver on its promises has taken yet another blow to the body public. It's no wonder we're all disappointed.
The 12-day United Nations Climate Change Conference, which aims to forge an agreement to cut climate-altering greenhouse gas emissions, began in Warsaw, Poland, this week. The goal set by the U.N.: limit warming to 2 degrees Celsius over pre-industrial levels.
The call was answered. Last month 52 cities self-organized to compete in a nation-wide competition designed to address one of our nation's great challenges. I am honored today to announce the finalists of the US2020 STEM Mentoring City Competition.
We seek the day that LGBTQ Americans will be fully equal under the law. Waiting is not an option for the single lesbian mother who may lose her child because she can't get or hold a job in her small Southern town. Waiting is not an option for the queer young person living on the streets.