Zogby Poll Concludes Americans Still Haven’t Changed Mindset On Foreign Policy

Whether or not Americans were willing to give neoconservatism one last shot was not on a recent Zogby poll, but it might as well have been.  Tragically, despite the extraordinarily low approval ratings of President Bush, and the fact that a majority of Americans still oppose the continuing US occupation of...

Clinton’s Mellencamp Moment

For most Americans in my generation, John Mellencamp’s music is as iconic of heartland Americana as anything else.  From the high school sweetheart tale of “Jack and Diane” to the rusted tractor charm of “Our Country”, Mellencamp’s music speaks to a middle America that...

The Red Phone

Dark, ominous music?  Check.  Vulnerable children fast asleep without a care in the world about the ever-present threats lurking around them?  Check.  Low, foreboding narrator’s voice?  Check. All that’s needed now is a symbol–a symbol of fear, of universal terror…  A red phone....