Disney has long had a complicated relationship with Satan, paganism and heavy metal. The latest evidence: the studio’s new film Maleficent.
Please indulge my colloquial use of the term “crazy” for the purposes of this column. I mean no disrespect to people who suffer from mental disorders.
About that stunning defeat.
While some on Capitol Hill are debating healthy school lunches, four schools in the District of Columbia and four in Arlington, Virginia are conducting taste-test competitions and engaging youth in food preparation. The results show that students eat more vegetables when they are involved in deciding how foods are prepared and when vegetables are placed on their lunch trays.
For the United States, the Iraq war ranks as the most consequential foreign policy failure since Vietnam. In neither instance did U.S. forces succumb to outright defeat, of course. In both, with victory proving elusive, Americans wearied of the fight and simply walked away, abandoning the people for whom their troops had ostensibly fought.
I did it! Mere hours after hearing Hillary Clinton say she and her husband had to exploit their public service by earning millions and millions and millions of dollars to pay their mortgages by paid public speeches and memoirs, my finger clicked on “buy” on my e-reader.
Fifty years ago this month, three young civil rights workers were murdered by the Ku Klux Klan near Philadelphia, Miss. One was an African-American, and the other two were Jewish-Americans. Their last names — Chaney, Goodman and Schwerner — stand for the martyrdom of that era.
As expected, the five-month pause in the U.S. drone war in Pakistan appears to have been just that.
The ground truth about the spread of terrorism will be a hard one for many Americans to swallow after 13 costly years of war. Terrorism is spreading worldwide. Our enemies have sustained our blows, adapted and grown. Two questions loom large as a consequence: Where did we go wrong and what do we do now?
Sunday mornings were always special in my house.
When the World Cup kicked off in Brazil, a captive audience of close to 100 million in India, myself included, settled down for a month in paradise: long, enthralling nights in front of a television (most games begin after midnight here) and short, imaginative mornings spent calling in ill at work before tumbling back into bed.
I was a Shinzo Abe skeptic. That’s putting it mildly. After all, I was still living in Japan when Abe’s disastrous first term in office put a halt to the reform process begun by Junichiro Koizumi, and ushered in a return to the bad old days of prime minister musical chairs that paralyzed Japan in the 1990s.
The Obama administration has made combating sexual assault on college campuses a priority. The move is predicated on a belief, supported by survey data, that campus sexual assault is a pervasive problem.
The winner in Tuesday’s mind-boggling defeat of Republican House Majority Leader Eric Cantor wasn’t just David Who? (Actually, David Brat.) It also was gridlock — for the remainder of this congressional session, and the next one, and probably for a number of years beyond that.
On Sept. 4, 2013, about 100 tea party activists gathered outside of Congressman Eric Cantor’s district office in Henrico County, Va., to protest Obamacare. The sign-wielding demonstrators demanded that the House Republican Majority Leader use his power to defund the new health care law, even if it meant shutting down the government. Among other things, the rowdy bunch fumed about the one-year delay of the corporate mandate; if Obamacare was not good enough for Congress and big business, why should the rest of us have to live with it?
This week sports fans around the globe will turn their attention to the most watched athletic event in the world — the soccer World Cup. In remote villages and urban centers, close to 1 billion fans will stop what they are doing and find the nearest accessible television set. Except in the United States. While the enthusiasm for soccer here has grown, its fan base pales in comparison to the Super Bowl, for instance.
Supporters of Colombia’s beleaguered president Juan Manuel Santos describe Sunday’s run-off election as a “choice between war and peace.” Such a polarizing description obscures the plain reality that Colombians are deeply ambivalent toward Santos and his stewardship. Indeed, the key U.S. partner in South America is roiled by anxiety about whether any Colombian politicians offer a viable vision for their future.
Every political pundit in the country is, right now, writing about what House majority leader Eric Cantor’s defeat in Tuesday’s Republican primary means. But how sure can we be that we know what it means? Essentially none of the pundits, including me, had any inkling that he was going to lose — let alone lose, as he did, by a large margin.
Of the many strange moments in the Bowe Bergdahl saga, the most worrisome was Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel’s statement about the prisoner exchange.
You know how it goes. You lose track of friends and then one day, someone gets in touch to say the friend has left us to our mortal pursuits.
I was sitting at my desk, ready to start my new job, when my boss walked into my office and put a monkey carved from wood on my desk. The monkey was holding a phone against its ear. “Congratulations, you are now a phone monkey — start making those telephone calls for money,” she barked cheerfully.
The Republican field for president has one stable center of gravity right now – Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas. Cruz doesn’t dominate with ideas or fundraising prowess or his political network. He dominates with orthodoxy. As the most inflexible and unyielding conservative presidential prospect in a party with an inflexible and unyielding base, Cruz represents the pure religion against which the beliefs of other candidates are judged.
When I arrived at the University of North Carolina three years ago, I quickly learned what life was like for women on college campuses.
Whatever led Elliot Rodger to kill six people, Asperger’s syndrome was not the cause.
There are all sorts of things people want the federal government to do — for example, reduce poverty, make highways safer, protect against workplace risks, safeguard privacy online, regulate their least favorite companies or, for that matter, engage in deregulation. Under both Democratic and Republican administrations, federal officials often answer: “Not now.”
- California triple homicide seen as tenant dispute
- Israeli strikes continue, death toll climbs
- North Korea launches missiles in latest test-fire
- Cuban exiles to launch flotilla protesting Putin
- UN calls for Israeli-Palestinian cease-fire
- Migrant boy buried in Guatemala hometown
- Tracy Morgan released from rehab month after crash
- Man accuses Pouncey twins of early morning nightclub assault
- Net fishing ruling upheld
- Miami Marlins bullpen falters in loss to Mets
- Germany and Argentina have long intertwined World Cup history
- Work begins on rebuilding Miami Heat roster
- Aric Almirola fulfills lifelong dream with victory in rain-shortened Coke Zero 400 this past Sunday
- Argentines taking over Rio ahead of World Cup final
- Miami Marlins’ Henderson Alvarez makes NL All-Star team as injury replacement
- Dan Le Batard: LeBron James gave Miami four unforgettable years
- Copa Airlines kicks off service between Fort Lauderdale and Panama
- Jose Diaz-Balart to host weekday MSNBC news show from Miami
- World Cup defeat can hurt domestic stock market
- Fanny pack mixup unravels massive Medicare fraud scheme in Key Biscayne
- Feds hit payday lender with $10 million in penalties, refunds
- Lawsuit filed against Aventura Hospital after a patient was killed by another patient
- Spirit Airlines offering free miles to “haters”
- Judge dismisses two city of Miami predatory lending lawsuits
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- Carnival is rockin’ the boat with shipboard concerts
- Antebellum Trail meanders through towns that Gen. Sherman spared
- Boys will be boys (and sometimes girls) in Ariel Schrag’s ‘Adam’
- The Arsht Center aims to make a splash with its immersive summer show ‘H2OMBRE’
- Celebs enjoy Florida Supercon as much as fans
- Remembering Roger Ebert
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- Former ‘Bachelor’ winner Courtney Robertson writes of love
- Manu Bennett, FSCW, Headlocked, Hurricane storm through South Florida at Florida Supercon
- Glee star Chris Colfer visits Miami’s Books & Books with ‘Land of Stories’
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