For those who are mulling a run for political office, I’ve got a present for you–a line you can throw into your stump speech that’s guaranteed to get the crowd nodding and cheering with approval: “It’s about time,” you can say, “that our leaders stopped acting like Democrats and Republicans and started acting like Americans!” read more
Today at the White House, President Obama is set to announce a package of proposals to reduce gun violence. President Obama and Vice President Biden will be joined by children from around the country who wrote letters expressing concerns about guns and school safety in the wake of the tragedy in Newtown, CT. read more
Carlos Rodriguez is a world traveler. On Sundays I would drink beer and play guitar with him, a Colombian national, poolside at his home in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. One evening while sharing the table with a mix of local elite and well-traveled expats, he told a story about the time he spent working in Haiti. Carlos works for one of... read more
The Cycle hosts backspin on Lance Armstrong’s doping confession to Oprah and why this confession brings up double-edged emotions for those who supported his work with cancer, and those who feel betrayed by his doping. watch
We all remember Livestrong bracelets. For many, they were more than just a bright, plastic, fad accessory--they were a small symbol of hope in the fight against cancer. Which is why the Lance Armstrong doping scandal is as sad as it is deplorable.... read more
I bet you can tell the difference between a horse and a zebra. But can you identify the family, genus, species and subspecies of every animal on the planet?
Like zoo animals, guns are familiar to us all--we see them in movies, many of us own guns. But few of us are experts. read more
Imagine being eight years old and being ripped from the only family you have ever known. You are relocated to a new city and you become the sole care giver for your younger sister. After enduring an awful life you are finally able to start all over again only to have your government exile you to a country where you don’t speak the language and... read more
I hate to break it to any Texan who was hoping to only see 49 states on the United States flag, Texas will remain part of the Union.
The White House responded to a petition asking that Texas be allowed to break away from the country Monday, saying that "Our States Remain United." read more