Barack Obama is a gifted storyteller, and he’s always used his own life as a text, a parable, a lesson. Often he’s told tales from his own past to transcend race, to identify with mainstream America, to claim common ground about hardships suffered and obstacles overcome.
Yesterday I read an interesting article in Newsweek about the connection between tornadoes and climate change. Newsweek’s story explained how top climate scientists were concerned about several ominous and fundamental changes occurring in Earth’s weather patterns.
The business of healing is not a passive, inactive process in which we can simply sit back and watch time pass us by, expecting that we will somehow be restored to our pre-wounded selves. Healing is an active process.
A few weeks ago I promised some more thoughts on the religious problem behind too much stuff.
Given last week’s revelation that the IRS targeted conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status, it’s worth recalling President Obama’s Ohio State University commencement address. The president decried “voices” warning “that tyranny is always lurking just around the corner.” It’s no longer lurking. It’s here.
An all too familiar scene was enacted on the campus of Swarthmore College during a meeting on May 4th to discuss demands by student activists for the college to divest itself of its investments in companies that dealt in fossil fuels.
Ask anyone who knows me and they will tell you that there are a few things that brand me, which include my affinities for great teaching and learning, good food, fashion and travel. In fact, my emphatic conviction that fashion is a channel for individuality and a very common form of self expression would lead one to question why I would vie for high school students in the local public school system to wear uniforms.
Recently I was reviewing a brochure with hundreds of tracts of land for sale and also the same number of houses.
The founding of Fredericksburg, Texas, came about in 1846 owing to German influence, and you may still hear Texas German-a dialect spoken by the original settlers — in the streets.
Things you notice — and other thoughts that pop into your head — while riding alone on the pleasantly solitary back roads between Southwest Georgia and Florida’s Gulf Coast, listening to some old Dylan....
There will be an event on Capitol Hill this week that will tell us a lot about the future of comprehensive immigration reform.
This time of year, as college students return home for the summer, many parents may notice how many politically correct ideas they have acquired on campus. Some of those parents may wonder how they can undo some of the brainwashing that has become so common in what are supposed to be institutions of higher learning.
We know American politics are dysfunctional. But after a week of scandal obsession during which the nation’s capital and the media virtually ignored the problems most voters care about — jobs, incomes, growth, opportunity, education — it’s worth asking if there is something especially flawed about our democracy.
Two weeks after the press partied hearty with President Barack Obama at the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner, the administration admitted that federal authorities had secretly combed through phone records for dozens of Associated Press journalists.
Breaking news: Conservative organizations suddenly have found common cause with one of their favorite objects of contempt — the benighted Mainstream Media.
- Phipps excellent choice for chief judge
- Thumbs Up - May 20, 2013
- Battle over Phoebe North stalling growth 5 comments
- Education makes difference in life 2 comments
- DCSS showing signs of progress 7 comments
- IRS profiled Tea Party, conservatives 12 comments
- Thumbs Up! - May 13, 2013
- The numbers are in for America’s moms
- Hot cars are no place for children
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Letters to the Editor
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- Dog owners must be more responsible
- America has to be good to be great
- Writer offers history of slave trading 2 comments
- American children are too pampered
- Christianity no threat to the U.S. military 7 comments
- No free rides for cosmetologists
- Education coverage needs balance 1 comment
- Frantz family offers thanks
- Volunteers impact the community
- Is the city set to kill the multimodal project? 1 comment
- Commissioners bid adieu to the mayor in their own unique fashion 3 comments
- First election prediction? There will be a runoff
- Edwards' little tax problem 2 comments