The Obama Presidency: Hope Deferred

I'm one of those people incessantly wringing their hands about President Obama's performance since his election. I was an early and fervent supporter, publicly endorsing him in January of 2007 in a post entitled: "He's Ready, Why Wait? Obama in '08!" My top reason was explicitly clear: National politics isn’t always relevant to our everyday … Continue reading The Obama Presidency: Hope Deferred

Harold & Kumar: Stoner Dudes and American Heroes

Guantanamo Bay prison has officially entered our culture as an icon--a picture of America at the beginning of the 21st century. Non-fiction books, novels and now a stoner Hollywood comedy: "Harold & Kumar Escape From Guantanamo." Two ethnic-looking (Indian and Asian) stoner guys on a plane are overheard talking about a bong, people hear bomb, … Continue reading Harold & Kumar: Stoner Dudes and American Heroes