Thursday November 26, 2015
September 3rd, 2015
It was 10 years ago that Lois Rice began counting down the rest of her life in the number of breaths that remained in those few inches of air between the water and the ceiling.
Soaked, shivering and 60 years old, she was trapped under the roof of her childhood home in New Orleans for hours before rescuers arrived.
Seeking to counter a rising tide of neo-Nazi rage in Germany, Chancellor Angela Merkel traveled to the eastern city of Heidenau on Wednesday to deliver what critics called a long-overdue public statement against a terrifying wave of attacks on asylum-seekers.
Crash-Test Dummies as Republican Candidates for President
With every new installment of a mega-franchise that gets announced, from "Star Wars" to superhero movies, it becomes more glaringly obvious how dismally Hollywood studios have failed when it comes to finding women and people of color to direct some of the industry's most profitable outputs.
We're going to have Donald Trump around for a while, which prompts the question: What is Trumpism? Or, to put it more tartly, is there a coherent political philosophy underlying his candidacy?
Spoiler alert -- no -- but first a discussion of how long we might be talkingTrump. It is no longer inconceivable that Trump could win the GOP nomination -- unlikely, but not inconceivable.
What does Donald Trump have in common with Deez Nuts, except for the way that their names make some people laugh?
Both Trump, the billionaire Republican presidential frontrunner, and Deez Nuts, the registered independent presidential candidate made up by a 15-year-old Iowa schoolboy, offer a measure of voter discontent with both major political parties.
At the expense of pedantry, here's how a serious newspaper covers an important story: "Tom Brady hearing transcript details judge's comments to NFL, NFLPA," reads the Boston Globe headline.
As speculation grows that Vice President Joe Biden may yet enter the 2016 presidential race, a flawed assumption argues that he can't wait much longer to decide.
It's the notion that he has to act soon to raise money and field organization to give himself any chance to win his party's nomination against the huge advantage in both categories already amassed by frontrunner Hillary Clinton.
Let me get this straight. If I want the admiration and blessings of the most flamboyant, judgmental Christians in America, I should marry three times, do a queasy-making amount of sexual boasting, verbally degrade women, talk trash about pretty much everyone else while I’m at it, encourage gamblers to hemorrhage their savings in casinos bearing my name and crow incessantly about how much money I’ve amassed?
Last Friday, commentator Cathy Young published a piece for PostEverything criticizing the way people sometimes talk about cultural appropriation today. As is often the case when I read her, Young seems to have more faith that a new world order is at hand than I do, and she has no shortage of examples to draw on here.