Evidently there is no longer a valid requirement to be able to diagram a sentence, pass basic English Composition--say on the sixth grade level, nor have any command of what used to be understood as "context" to land a job at CNN or NBC these days.
So what do a bunch of Colorado nuns, an illegal immigrant lawyer, and the rest of America all have in common?
At the end of a second week of--what can only be described as--an abysmal public relations failure, Arts & Entertainment Television revealed something very intriguing to the watching world. Their foolish action in the (non-)issue of Phil Robertson, exposed three rather profound lessons that voters and candidates would be very advised to pay attention to.
This week A&E television made one of the dumbest business moves in the history of broadcast media.
If there ever existed a city, where the practice of the day was to line up ten mothers, alongside one of their children, and to purposely kill more than four of those children, you might imagine an incoming mayoral candidate would have an opinion about that.
This past week the most prominent teachers' unions made it painfully obvious, they are on the side of the sex offender, rapist, and murderer who has been convicted.
For much of this last week, according to the spokespeople for the National Park Service, the NPS has asserted that the White House specifically ordered that they barricade the open air memorial commemorating the sacrifice and service of the veterans of World War II.
President Obama made news with two phone calls this week.
The nation will soon know whether or not President Obama will authorize a strike on Syrian military forces. What he will tell us on Tuesday evening, few can factually predict. But if the outcome of his deliberative process does not pose his favored verdict, no one would be surprised if he just did as he originally wished to begin with.
For many years I've made a fundamental assertion about the American culture. There is a divide within the U.S.A. that is more divisive than homosexuality, abortion, and just about any left/right debate that can be imagined.
Despite all of the genuine hopes, by millions of people, of every tribe and tongue from every corner of this planet, an excruciatingly sad reality is being made perfectly clear.
There is a coming showdown that will determine the soul of the republic. Not in fiscal or physical stature per se, but definitively in the arena of what has held America as unique for most of her history.
On Wednesday June 26, 2013 reports began to pop up across the Arabic world citing an internal Libyan government memo that has not yet been acknowledged in the American press.
The "mixed" reviews surrounding the debut of the new motion picture franchise "Man Of Steel" are both amusing and disgusting.
So a school district, that has already lost in a lower court, attempting to ban both religious belief and free expression thereof, now wants to spend tax-payer money to attempt to thwart those same rights of religious belief, and free expression.
Last week the executive branch of our nation's government seemed recklessly ignorant of nearly everything related to their job. For a group of highly educated, highly accomplished, highly perched folks who seem to regularly look down on regular Americans they seemed extraordinarily ignorant of things they should at least have basic knowledge of.
President Obama continues to break barriers in his historical Presidency.
For the last two weeks Bill O'Reilly has committed multiple journalistic mis-steps.
This last Tuesday I awaited the reporter's next question. We were sitting in the ultra modern business lounge of the Mamilla hotel in East Jerusalem. The reporter had been tailing me as I toured some yet-to-be-made-public excavations in the City of David, just outside the walls of the Old City of Jerusalem.
This past week an episode of Sesame Street set off a firestorm of debate over whether a boy muppet named Telly should be ashamed that his muppet friends caught him playing with dolls.