Merle Haggard, 1937-2016

Merle Haggart died today on his 79th birthday from complications with pneumonia. Haggard's son, Ben Haggard posted on social media his father told him he would die on his birthday. "A week ago dad told us he was gonna pass on his birthday, and he wasn't wrong," he posted. "A hour ago he took his last … Continue reading Merle Haggard, 1937-2016

IS COMPLAINING KILLING YOU? April 4, 2016 by Sharmini Gana. We all do it — you know, complain about people or situations in our life. We may even call it “venting” in an effort to disguise our complaining, but when it all boils down to it, they’re both the same behaviour. On the surface, complaining may seem harmless — perhaps even … Continue reading IS COMPLAINING KILLING YOU?

Terrorists Are Radical Before Religious By Fareed Zakaria Opinion writer March 31 The attacks in Brussels, on the heels of those in Paris and San Bernardino, Calif., have stoked an already white-hot debate about Islamic terrorism in the United States. Many in the West, including the two Republican presidential front-runners, Donald Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.), urge a campaign that targets … Continue reading Terrorists Are Radical Before Religious


Donald Trump has already transformed American culture. Even if he loses the election, Trumpism is here to stay. BY JEET HEER March 31, 2016 Photograph by Joshua Lott   Late in February, a curious incident happened at a basketball game between two high schools just outside Des Moines—one mostly white, the other mostly Hispanic—where white students hurled the phrase “Trump, Trump, … Continue reading REPUBLIC OF FEAR