opinions

Trump isn’t the first quirky resident of the White House

( CNN) A new book about the Trump White House reportedly exposes the private eccentricities of a chairman with an outsized public persona; according to excerpts of journalist Michael Wolff’s “Fire and Fury” publishedin New York magazine, President Donald Trump has domestic quirks that widen from housekeeping oddities to his well-known fondnessfor McDonald’s cheeseburgers. The …

Trump isn’t the first quirky resident of the White House Read More »

9/11: ‘A gray cloud of debris rolled violently toward us…’

( CNN) Three-hundred and forty-one New York City firefighters. Twenty-three New York City police officers. Thirty-seven Port Authority police officers. Three court policemen. Two EMS workers. Thousands of innocent civilians. Numbers alone, of course, cannot do them justice. The heroic any act of those we lost reawakened us to the essential importance of personal heroism. …

9/11: ‘A gray cloud of debris rolled violently toward us…’ Read More »

Alisyn Camerota: How to teach kids what real news is

( CNN) Imagine being a kid today: straying through the Wild West of media where professional journalists, citizen reporters, user-generated content and fake news all coexist online. The information scenery has exploded exponentially as kids try to have their news needs met by sources like Reddit and Hacker News , not to mention micro-targeted websites, …

Alisyn Camerota: How to teach kids what real news is Read More »

‘Anonymous’ has no good excuse for staying with Trump

( CNN) “‘Why do people stay? ‘ a close friend asked me at the time. ‘You all should discontinue. He’s a mess.’ ‘That’s why, ‘ I answered. ‘Because he’s a mess.’” This exchange between a friend and “Anonymous, ” the author of the notorious New York Times op-ed and now the latest edition in the …

‘Anonymous’ has no good excuse for staying with Trump Read More »

In Ukraine’s election, a comedian might be voters’ best option

( CNN) Europe is bracing for one expensive, long and exhausting election. A record number of 39 candidates are gunning for the top spot in the first round of Ukraine’s presidential elections Sunday. Ukrainian voters will be greeted with a mesmerizing docket in the voting booth: a dermatologist, a trained spy, a former tax chief …

In Ukraine’s election, a comedian might be voters’ best option Read More »

Arya Stark’s sexual awake on ‘Game of Thrones’ is a big deal

( CNN) A sex scene on “Game of Thrones” doesn’t commonly constitute news. Sex is practically punctuation for the HBO series — more noticeable in its absence than its presence. In the scene, Arya first asks Gendry about his sex experience( he’s had sex with three women ), then expresses her desire to have sex. …

Arya Stark’s sexual awake on ‘Game of Thrones’ is a big deal Read More »