I was raised by a mother who wanted very much to be progressive and forward-thinking and who, in many ways, succeeded. But she was saddled with a troublesome belief that you couldn’t be smart and anything else. She had a very compartmentalized view of me, and decided I was to be academic, not athletic.… [Read more]
I couldn’t help but notice there was another natural disaster. Another one with a pretty bad death toll attached. But these things don’t happen but once every couple hundred years or so, right? Doesn’t it seem like it’s just another day’s worth of incoming reports on supposedly historic disaster-events?
Another major flood rocked China’s capital the last week of July, taking with it 37 Beijingers—up to two dozen confirmed dead by floods in a month.… [Read more]
Oh, Mitt…you twit! You’re a walking and talking disaster! We think this song’s title is appropriate for you.
OK, so you won’t show us your tax returns, but would you mind, at least while you’re across the pond, showing us your diplomatic skills? The U.S. counts Australia and the United Kingdom among its allies; you are REALLY not helping our image — and if you’re not diplomatic with our friends, how can you be trusted among those who are not in our corner?… [Read more]
By the time you have read this article you will have most likely heard the controversy over the U.S. Olympic teams’ uniforms being made in China. Although most of the U.S. seems alarmed and shocked by this, I can’t say I’m surprised…
Most people seem to think of China as this monolithic force that’s stealing U.S.… [Read more]