The New Yorker forgot the vast mass of voters who lack the critical discrimination to read their cover in other than literal terms: those many who will understand it at face value, not for its ironical intention.
Flexibility and openness is Obama's way forward, and it's the kind of politics he has been championing from the beginning -- the kind of politics, let's remember, that had us all chanting, "Yes, we can!"
When I went to see Terra Cotta Warriors: Guardians of China's First Emperor at the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana -- I got something different from my expectations. No less valuable in its way, perhaps, but different.
News reports covering the reversal of the same-sex marriage ban have tended to lose sight of the extraordinarily personal nature of marriage itself, illustrated by the new movie, Chris and Don: A Love Story.