Belgians planning to "march against fear" Sunday were told to stay home out of fear for more violence. Americans in Europe, meanwhile, are being advised to "exercise vigilance." What about Americans in America?
"We are not at war with Islam," said John Kasich after the Brussels massacre, "We're at war with radical Islam."
When a presidential election devolves into a hydrant-watering contest between leading contenders about the relative attractiveness of their respective wives, not only does the United States look ridiculous but also we diminish our moral standing to denounce other cultures' marginalization of women.
An open letter to American Muslims:
There are still a lot of overgrown Katrina lots on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, green ghosts left from a decade ago when the driveways led to houses and the concrete slabs held homes.
Now that Donald Trump has spoken before the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), a pro-Israel lobbying group, Americans have learned a few things.
A few words about the pious insincerity of Mitch McConnell.
Barack Obama walked the cobblestone streets of Old Havana to cheers of "Welcome to Cuba!" After decades of official hostility between the United States and Cuba, Obama has successfully nudged the two toward normal relations.
"Things reveal themselves passing away," wrote W. B. Yeats.
Shoot. Me. Now. Senator Barack Obama scribbled that note to an aide in a committee hearing.
One wouldn't call them bedfellows, strange or otherwise, but President Obama and Donald Trump are both inadvertently helping the Islamic State through rhetoric that is either too cautious or too rash.
Say good night, Sen. Marco-mentum-less Rubio. When you get trounced in your home state, you're toast. Also in the toaster is the other boy senator, Ted Cruz, the least liked man not only in the United States Senate but also in quite a few states so far.
"If his poll numbers hold, Trump will be there six months from now when the Sweet 16 is cut to the Final Four, and he will likely be in the finals." My prediction, in July of 2015, looks pretty good right now.
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