Small Town America

We need to summon some of that outrage from revelations of the peeping of the News of the World journalists. And not just the late British tabloid, but its engendering, thuggish culture. (If there were such a thing as a psychic terrorist, Rupert Murdoch would be Osama bin Laden.) Continue reading

Capitol Idea: The Sad Pointlessness Of John Boehner

In this 2007 photo, Republican John Boehner stands with then-President George W. Bush and then-Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Were I John Boehner, I’d be deeply envious of Nancy Pelosi right about now. As House speaker, Pelosi clearly was in charge. And whether you agreed with her results or not, she got … Continue reading

The Dalai Lama Meets with Senator John Kerry and the Senate Foreign Relations Committee

His Holiness, The Dalai Lama is visiting Washington, D.C. to participate in the Kalachakra for World Peace event.   Yesterday, His Holiness visited Capitol Hill to meet members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. He was accompanied by Speaker Penpa Tsering, Kalon Tripa-elect Lobsang Sangay, Special Envoy Lodi Gyari and Secretary … Continue reading