Anyone who follows politics knows it's not a nice business. It's also a continuously shifting beast where public interests change, new concerns are formed and politicians change their attitudes and policies to fit those new concerns.
The military retirement system is under attack. Budget cutters and penny pinchers in Washington have directed the Pentagon to reduce costs, and one of the best retirement plans available in America is facing the ax.
In early October, a 14-year old Pakistani girl, Malala Yousufzai, was targeted for assassination by the Taliban. Her crime? She just wanted to go to school. And outspoken advocate for girls' education, she was accused of "promoting western thinking" and marked for death by the infamous fanatics. She was shot twice, once in the head and once in the neck. Two other girls were injured in the attack.
Perched upon the weathered pine desk
is my humble mug of tea. Earthy, pungent mint
permeates the stale air, refreshing
my fatigued eyes as dusk settles
in for the evening on my puckered brow.
Along with a new year, we get a selection of promising movies and both new and returning shows.
It's not often that people get into a heated political debate because of a Super Bowl commercial.
Last year we had the now-infamous Tim Tebow, anti-abortion ad that aired before the Super Bowl in 2010. This year, that honor was given to an 82-year-old man and a car company trying to fight its way back from the edge.
Americans have been granted great power in the form of freedom of speech. We call it a right, but it's not one enjoyed by most throughout the world, so that makes it extremely powerful when we exercise it.
Christy glared at me, as if I was asking her to regurgitate the muffin she'd just swallowed.