What a strange choice of stories for the first instalment of TV3’s new current affairs show Third Degree (Wednesday, 8.30pm). Former rivals Duncan Garner and Guyon Espiner came across like stand-up comedians as they stood the entire show passing comments on the stories and taking blokesy swipes at each other that made them sound like Waldorf and Statler, the old guys from The Muppets
Carly Rae Jepsen is cancelling her performance at the national Boy Scouts of America Jamboree because of the organisation’s exclusion of gays.
Most gamblers die broke, which is probably their own affair.
This is the typical day of a relatively typical soul in today’s diversified world. I wake up to the sound of my Japanese clock radio, put on a T shirt sent me by an uncle in Nigeria and walk out into the street, past German cars, to my office.
Two thousand years ago, when Western civilization was bounded by the laws and legions of the Roman Empire, the proudest words a man could utter were: “I am a citizen of Rome.” A century ago, when the world was girdled by the British Empire, the Englishman's voice sounded from the earth's far corners: “I am a British subject.” Now, in the middle of the 20th Century, the most arresting tones of history said something else: “I am an American.”What did the phrase mean? The U.S.
AS the law now stands, a U.S. citizen who has a substantial amount of cash that he wants to hide from the Internal Revenue Service has no real problem
Chicago native Ben loves his country and is proud to be an American. Yet the longtime resident of Melbourne has just relinquished his U.S
Charles Rangel –Democratic Congressman from New York and Korean War vet Staying the course in Iraq means increasing our troop strength, and, not surprisingly, recruitment and re-enlistment levels are down. But proposed enlistment bonuses and other economic incentives will not make the military any more attractive to upper-middle-class young people
In December of 2001, U.S.
“The revolution is a complex whole, like life itself, with the inspiring and the unacceptable, with hope and fear, violence and fraternity.” — Francois Mitterrand A big azure-and-gilt hot-air balloon, a reproduction of an 18th century model, wafted skyward in a “salute to liberty” as thousands of spectators gathered in the Tuileries Gardens last January for the official launch of the bicentennial of the French Revolution. The Republican Guard played a fanfare.