"Don’t allow yourself the easy course of the constant amen to everything that you say.”
This ran in a NYT article in the Music section dated April 9, 2006, and it read, as we posted at the time, like "fiddling while Iraq burns." In light of the Senate C.I.A. torture report summary released yesterday, however, it strikes a different chord.
Intellectual growth necessitates becoming exposed to differing ideas and world views -- even if they threaten our core values and beliefs. To do less is to relinquish academic freedom in favor of social conformity.
Instead of seeking a superficial fix, the United States needs to lift its trade embargo on Cuba or at least remove the country from the state terrorism list. The time has come to normalize economic ties, improve political relations, and allow financial transactions to function regularly.
Zero Dark Thirty ignores the fact that America's torture program inspired anti-U.S. sentiment around the world, causing many to vow revenge on the U.S. and its allies.
There are legitimate questions and concerns that should be raised about the deaths of the four Americans at Benghazi. But to use that terrible event to discredit the legion of ground-breaking, successful foreign policy accomplishments of the Obama Administration is beyond unconscionable.
Football is no longer just for the guys, and the NFL is encouraging its female fans to show their love of the game with their
If Susan Rice must be held to account, so must Condoleeza Rice. Leading America into a costly and deadly war that has no real signs of ending has been a detriment to our economy and families everywhere who've lost family members or had them return home in a condition far worse than when they left.
"Right now for me the most powerful argument is that the changing demographics in the country really necessitates an even
Eastwood's gag dramatically (and some would say brilliantly) turned the spotlight on Obama, while deflecting attention from the president who was missing. After all, Eastwood "talked" to Barack Obama. No one talked to Bush.
Rice, who speaks Wednesday night to the Republican National Convention, sought to tout Mitt Romney's foreign policy credentials
Lopez received the final award in the star-studded Carnegie Hall tribute that also honored Gabrielle Giffords, Glee's Lea Michele, Arianna Huffington and Gloria Steinem for "starting it all."
The debacle in Iraq is not merely a result of errors in planning or poor decision-making. Soldiers are still risking their lives every day in Iraq, "combat" or no "combat," and many more will die for this policy our neo-con leaders handed down to us.