Regardless of party affiliation, do not make the mistake of relying on news sound-bites, story titles or television banner news to form your opinions on what is the political reality of things. Remember that regardless of which station you watch, conflict and sensationalism sells and therefore the sound-bites are merely intended to bring you back to that channel’s show, where each sound-bite story is generally discussed further and analyzed, not by one side, but if done fairly, by both sides of the issue. This means that you will not get a true picture of what the political reality is by
For those of us that study politics day in and day out, listen to both Fox News and MSNBC just in case we missed something or something was left off, accidentally or purposely, the Republican Primary thus far has had just about all political lessons or experiences occur during it, which normally do not all occur in the same election cycle. In the end it appears that the Massachusetts Governor, who began with about twenty-four percent of Republicans behind him and even now polls about the same, is poised to become the Republican nominee, barring a Rick Santorum surge that can survive the Ro
The name tells a big story, the Mexican-American (Chicano) musical artist brings the best of those two worlds when they write or perform their music, sometimes keeping those two distinctive cultures separated in their numbers and other times mixing them just as they do their music. It goes deeper for the Chicano though, because on the Mexican side of things there are at least two genres working at the same time, that which comes from South of the border and then that spinoff that was born on this side of the border and exclusively from the experiences of the Chicano culture. Carlos Santan
Images of soldiers coming home from Iraq, getting off airplanes and dropping their duffel bags as they run towards their loved ones, crying spouses and thrilled children, this is probably the most chingon (badass to you non-Chicanos) Christmas gift America could get. It is a Christmas present not only to the families of the soldiers, but to all Americans. Christmas presents wrapped in military fatigues. At the same time, we cannot help but to think of the families whose soldier husband, wife, brother, sister, father or mother, did not come home alive. Almost five thousand families are
Make no mistake about it, there are those companies like Halliburton, who has played this game for awhile, and Black-Water, who sprang up during Iraq, who profit huge from war. Think about Iraq, for example, we come in, nuke the site for morbid, become the victors and to the victors go the spoils. That Country has to be rebuilt and the budget for rebuilding and security is basically limitless because it is based on the good faith and credit of the United States of America. There are no bigger construction or security projects on the face of the planet and not even a handful of companies
NEW YEARS EVE: The criticism this movie had received was in part due to the love/hate that existed for the prequel (kind of), Valentine’s Day , and the general feeling that this movie just tried to get you there by packing it with celebrities at every turn and being light on plot and depth. Another critic said that the movie ran so many subplots that it didn’t give any of them a chance to properly develop. Any movie that does run several subplots simultaneously, which it seems began to be attempted more and more after the success of Pulp Fiction, runs that risk.