As the election moves into its final phase, expect candidates to raise the shibboleth of the Islamic State and argue vehemently over who is best able to keep America safe. Unfortunately, the debate will probably not rest on dispassionate consideration of the facts but on an exaggerated perception of the...
In November, I will be voting my conscience, and it will be based on a pro-life ethic.
Why Let Reality Get in the Way? : The Nostalgia of the Republicans VS the Cheerleading of the Democrats I know: not all Democrats are for Hillary and not all Republicans are for Trump. But there are theme songs circulating that threaten to become the center of platforms that...
In a shocking video released by several news outlets, Congressman Alan Grayson of Florida is caught verbally assaulting and getting physical with a Politico reporter.
As an urban planning scholar and a son of Mexican immigrants, I implore all planning scholars, practitioners and students to stand up and take a position against Donald Trump--the Republican nominee for president of the United States.
A young girl finds an unlikely and uplifting friendship with an adorable monkey in this charming, light-hearted film. Katie has lost interest in her school, her friends, and gymnastics following the loss of her mother, but her outlook changes in the summer when...
This article is written together with Cristian Rosu, a Romanian media expert who works for Kirchhoff Consult Romania, a corporation for Public Relations and Communications. Cristian has a BA in Philosophy from the University of Bucharest. More articles and social media analyses by Cristian can be found on his
Donald Trump seems to grasp the advantage of going second, repeatedly demonstrating his skill in "the art of the response" to position his reactions to opponents and events to refocus attention on himself and his message. This time, Democrats took a page from Trump's book and leveraged the advantage of the opportunity to counterpunch.
HBO has a message for fans of Game of Thrones, Curb Your Enthusiasm, True Detective and Deadwood. Be patient. But in the meantime, the channel is hoping to keep viewer happy with hits like The Night Of (above) and Veep,...
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I realize that in 2016, writing a nostalgic ode to a private beach club may feel as tone deaf as body shaming a child or "liking" one of Donald Trump Jr.'s hunting photos on Instagram. But for me and lots...
In this short interview, filmed immediately after the official DNC roll call nomination, a brilliant, tearful Bernie supporting Millennial puts forth the best soundbite ever for Bernie fans (and even "Bernie or Busters") to vote for Hillary Clinton. And I'm very proud of her as she happens also to be...
Khan's speech showcased a powerful way to tell the story of Muslims in America, with examples of their contributions to and sacrifices for our country--and language that reminds people we're all on the same team.
HBO shows do not rely disproportionately on graphic sexual violence against women, the channel's new head of programming told television critics Saturday. He acknowledged, however, that the larger subject is "something to take into account." Casey Bloys, who was named HBO's president of programming earlier this year, said "I don't...
The last two weeks in American politics and society have been full of controversies and debates, but none engaged with our collective memories and historical narratives more overtly than did the response to Michelle Obama's statement, in the midst of her powerful speech to the Democratic National Convention,...
Trump certainly has assets as well, primarily his ability to cultivate dissatisfaction with America's current direction. But in terms of getting actual votes on November 8, his strengths do not compare with those of Clinton. She will win.
My fellow Americans, and friends watching this around the world, it is such a heartfelt privilege to share the blessings of Our America with you on this special day. Salam Aleikum and God bless the United States of America.
Yes, there are one hundred days of campaigning left. I contend, however, that the narrative arc is solidified. I assert that Hillary's hopeful world--a world where America is trusted, unified, strong and patriotic, will outweigh Trump's dark, reckless, isolated, and un-patriotic future.
Bitcoin and Ethereum, sitting in a tree, k-i-s-s-i-n-g! As the old schoolyard rhyme goes. The two cryptocurrencies, one launched seven years by a pseudonymous Satoshi Nakamoto, the other launched exactly one year ago, may not appear to be lovers at first glance. As I write this from San Francisco, where...
Feeling such love and gratitude for one's country is one thing. Insisting on declaring our being superior to everyone else is quote another.
The U.S. should adopt a policy of first do no harm. Stay out of the conflict. Don't add to the tragedy. Accept refugees fleeing for their lives. Provide humanitarian aid to those within reach. That would be an agenda of which Americans could be proud.