Imagine that you are a Republican politician from the South, let’s say Kentucky. If you wanted to send a message to Washington about your unlikely win against the establishment choice and ride the Tea Party momentum, would you talk about the Civil Rights Act of 1964? That is exactly what Rand Paul, son of famous [...]
While the weather in Southern California has been mainly cool, the national political climate has gotten hot. The unwritten rule in Congress is that an incumbent gets reelected 80 to 90 percent of the time. While that’s still true, this election year will probably see more turnover than usual. Interestingly, this turnover is not waiting [...]
There has been much speculation about who Obama will pick to replace retiring Justice, John Paul Stevens. Many people are looking at the political aspects of the debate. Will Obama pick a liberal, a moderate, a vegetarian? Conventional thinking says replace a liberal with a liberal. The interesting point to consider about this view is [...]
I like CNN. I really do. If there were an award for the best network that delivers the news straight, CNN would win. Unfortunately, that’s not how the world works. CNN has now fallen behind its cable rivals Fox News and MSNBC and some fear that end of the network is near. Some change is [...]
It’s sad when politicians run campaign ads saying they will do one thing, and then when in power they do something else. It’s only mildly humorous when TV show hosts do it. Glenn Beck campaigned on changing the tone in Washington, eagerly saying things to the tune of “Can’t we disagree without calling each other [...]
As Thanksgiving passes and Christmas nears, the spirit of giving should drain out all ears. Yeah, I’m not quite sure what that was supposed to mean, but what I do know is that we need money.
Have you ever thought about being the leader in a group? If you said yes, then you’re probably not Joe Lieberman. No, good old Joe is more like the guy in the group who says, “let’s put politics beside us and do what the other group is doing.” The only problem is that the other group is just playing Tetris on a calculator.
The very first article I ever wrote for the New University was about how Fox News purports crazy ideas and mistruths. I love when things come full circle.
At around this time two years ago, the presidential elections were underway. I was rooting for my candidate Hillary Clinton, as I thought she would be the easy shoo-in for the job. Well, we all know what happened — “yes, we can.” It was quite the interesting experience to follow the campaign through its longevity, even though it was only on TV.
One of the interesting things about America, or maybe society in general, is that pop culture can often spark meaningful debate about serious issues. Sometimes it’s a folk-rock star singing about the disillusionment of endless wars and at other times it’s Miss California USA saying, “…you can choose same-sex marriage or opposite marriage,” but “in her country” it should just be opposite marriage.