Call me a Russophile. Even when I was younger and recognized the failures of the Soviet Union I had no animosity against the people of its largest component (Republic was a bit of a stretch). As a boy I was thrilled when visiting hockey teams toured North America or played in the Olympics...
NBC reality trek Running Wild With Bear Grylls has made headlines in recent months for bringing high-profile figures out into the wilderness, but the survival series may yet have its biggest name ever, and all for a cause. Barack Obama himself will join Grylls in the wilds of Alaska, exploring some of the climate change of the region.
President Obama has soften shown himself in good spirits with viral content, from Zach Galifianakis’ Between Two Ferns, or amiably meme-ing himself, but the latest bit is good enough to make you angry. Translate that anger with the help of Keegan-Michael Key himself, as Obama borrowed “Luther” for his own version of the famous Key & Peele bit.
Sometimes it's good for us to keep our platforms and parties in check. While I don't feel allegiance to either major party, I do sometimes get attached to certain people in politics. And that can impede my judgment more than I'd like to admit.
Living in an extremely red state, it's not uncommon to hear about the evils of the current administration (and believe me, I got an equally ravenous earful while living in Boston during the Bush Administration!).
I'm not at all unaware of the fact that I live in a very, very, very Red State. According to 270towin.com, Idaho has been a majority-red state in every presidential election since Nixon's 1968 victory.
"Stephen, you've been taking a lot of shots at my job, I decided I'm going to go ahead and take a shot at yours."
'The Colbert Report' host Stephen Colbert has been teasing his biggest show ever for awhile now, including a stopover in Washington, D.C. and a long-form chat with President Barack Obama, but even he can't possibly have foreseen how that event would turn out. Essentially, it resulted in the talk show host losing his job...to President Obama, who swept on to stage and hijacked the show from an aghast -- but totally willing -- Colbert, only to put his own spin on what it means to host a political chat show. Does Colbert have something to worry about? We vote yes.