As cliches go, designer Prabal Gurung is the first to say he's living the American dream: Kid from Nepal is now dressing first lady Michelle Obama on a regular basis.
It has been decades since the '60s hippie movement spawned a wave of farmers markets and food cooperatives. Times are indeed a-changin' as that counterculture movement goes mainstream, including government efforts to help close the "grocery gap" in low-income, urban neighborhoods.
The Council on American-Islamic Relations is happy with MSNBC's Keith Olbermann for criticizing the use of the phrase "ground-zero mosque" in the press and elsewhere, deeming the term a "misnomer" and saying that the project is neither a "training ground for terrorists" nor an insult to Sept. 11 families.
As America symbolically burns, our president's family goes on vacation, apparently celebrating the devastation of the United States, its economy, its individual freedom and its very essence ("The big spender's armada to Spain," Page 2, Aug. 10)
President Obama declared Gulf Coast beaches clean, safe and open for business Saturday as he brought his family to the Florida Panhandle and promised residents that the government wouldn't forget them once efforts to stop the leak are finished.
Presidents, as F. Scott Fitzgerald might say, are not like you and me, and neither are their families.
WikiLeaks Part II has begun.
The upcoming theater season takes on a presidential flair as Barack and Michelle Obama become honorary chairs at Washington's Arena Stage.
The Obama family has been working hard to show their indifference to the plight of middle America. Whether it's the president's golfing fetish, private air transportation for family dog Bo to a Maine vacation, or Michelle Obama's taxpayer subsidized trip to the Spanish Riviera, the gulf between the White House leisure class and the American middle class has grown to unprecedented proportions.