First, the Pandora household has now taken to watching the Olympics On-Demand. NBC’s coverage has driven all of us away. What has also bothered us, mainly my daughter, is how the commentary surrounding female athletes has been dominated by their hairstyles, emotional moments, and uniform colors and bikini styles. So when my Cross-Country and Track [...]
There’s a pattern here, and I think it’s deliberate. First, the Romney Campaign says something outrageous (Anglo-Saxon comment, questioning the preparedness of security at the Olympics, etc.) then they counter their initial statement with an do-over.
I’m feeling good. My son just returned from his college orientation trip. He has his classes and is excited about starting school – with a scholarship. Whoopee! Since I’m feeling good I thought I’d share this video of the 2012 USA Olympic Swimming Team. Dare you not to smile!
Or so says Mark Thompson at Time Magazine, reporting that the President’s goal at the NATO summit in Chicago over the last 2 days was to “wrap up U.S. troops’ combat role over the coming year, and get the allies to pay more money to enable the Afghan military to fill the gap.”
We haven’t written at all about the escape of Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng, his rescue, his return and, now, change of heart, but I have a simple question for you all. If the roles were reversed, would the US goverment stand for China helping/interfering with US political dissident Bradley Manning?
As you’ve probably heard, Wal-Mart was hit with a bribery scandal in an effort to expand stores in Mexico. What’s interesting is that we have anti-corruption laws here in the United States that punish US-based companies for acts of foreign corruption.
Never Again! Never again can we stand silent when a government decides that genocide is the way to deal with its citizens. Never again can we forget to keep the memories alive of the millions of Jews, Roma, Gays, political dissidents, liberals and conservatives who perished at the hands of the Nazis. I also honor [...]
That’s the traditional Passover greeting – a Happy, Kosher Passover. Tonight, Jews around the world will sit down with family and friends and recount the story of the Exodus from Egypt thousands of years ago. I’m not passing judgement on whether this is a true story or not (and I ask that you don’t either in the comments), but it is a typical Jewish holiday – they tried to kill us, we won, let’s eat.
A few days ago, there was a press opportunity with ECB representatives, where Irish journalist Vincent Browne wanted to know specifically why the people of Ireland are being asked to live with the debt burden of a defunct bank. This is the kind of questioning many of us would like to see our own journalists perform when standing in front of folks who are taking crazy decisions on our behalf. These questions are fierce, fearless and utterly just. And the banker has nothing to say.