Opinion

Originality suffers when past used as cheap marketing tool

Nostalgia sucks. Not the kind of nostalgia that has one reflecting on the past, reaching back to distant memories with bittersweet admiration. I’m talking about nostalgia that motivates middle-aged men to buy Ford Mustangs – the car of their dreams when they were 16, coincidentally around the same age as their children.…

Children shouldn’t be pawns for coverage

Sorry, toy dogs. The newest must-have celebrity accessory is an adopted child from a foreign country. Meg Ryan adopted a child from China. Angelina Jolie has children from Cambodia and Ethiopia.…

Good publicity better than no publicity at all

It’s all the rage. Meg Ryan did it, Angelina Jolie did it twice and Madonna is in the process of doing it. No, it’s not the newest plastic surgery procedure. This is something less shallow and way more compassionate.…

Politicians not hunting for safer schools

Lina Miller was only 7 years old. So was Naomi Rose Ebersole. Kayla Rolland was 6. Sadly, age was not the only thing these girls shared. They were all shot to death in their own schools.…

Congress not mending any ‘fences’ with Act

The Great Wall of China is a stunning and archaic mark of human ingenuity. One of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Great Wall is a highly-visited tourist spot. It seems that the House of Representatives feels left out and wants to build America her own wall.…

Once innovative, MTV dumbed by reality TV

At midnight Aug. 1, 1981, 3 million people across the country turned on their TVs, to be greeted by the words, “Ladies and Gentlemen … rock and roll!” as the infamous “moon man” proudly raised the MTV flag.…

Little Google turns corporate bad boy

If anyone did a Google search for “the most sought after internet property … ever!” the result would be YouTube. Everyone’s favorite video-sharing Web site just got slammed with a price tag of $1.6 billion.…

Nip, tuck and tie with a bow

I don’t know about you, but I love gifts. Birthdays, anniversaries, Christmas and graduation are all just measly events that support the process of gift-giving. So what’s a better gift than a boob job, a tummy tuck or my personal favorite – rhinoplasty?…