That seems to be the claim made by pundits and journalists who either don't want to raise the ire of Tea Party activists and their Republican supporters in the media, or they really do want to convince the public that the Tea Party is "real America" and the rest of us are somehow not-so-real. Meet Salim, and Arab American who politely takes exception to the narrative the media is currently selling.
I'm really proud of this video from my new YouTube channel with Annabel Park, exploring the U.S. military base controversy in Okinawa, Japan.
Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xr0nAm3pNMk Recently retired U.S. State Department official William Brooks explains what former Administrative Defense Vice Minister Moriya recently revealed about the c...Read more
I had heart surgery when I was 25.
It cost me only $15 because I had great health insurance through the LA Times, and because California has strong health care regulations. The surgery cured me of a sports-induced arrhythmia that had haunted me since I was a boy. It freed me of a tremendous physical and psychological burden. It may have saved my life.
A few months later, I left the LA Times and decided to let my health insurance lapse because I didn't want to make the COBRA payments. In my early 3...Read more
This was my first feature film as writer/director. I shot it in 2001 and finished it in 2002. In 2003 it came out in theaters and was nominated for two Independent Spirit Awards.
"...UNCANNILY REALISTIC, MYSTERIOUS and EROTIC!
This is a relationship...Read more
But to truly appreciate how foolish Jindal made himself look on Sunday, you need to watch the subsequent ...Read more
It’s clear that Barack Obama has captured the spirit of civic engagement that awakened in millions of Americans, aided by netroots techonology, and propted by the Iraq War and Hurricane Katrina, two of many disasters that have resulted from 8 years of partisan politics without effective governance. But it may be that the most important changes are taking place within the Republican Party.That is why I enjoy reading columns by conservative Republican authors like David Broder, who are telling the story of the...Read more
Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AUbEUB-BrBo But this article in the Washington Post explains what a long journey it has been in Virginia to overcome Republican dominance that has existed ever since Richard Nixon’s “Southern Strategy” of playing to white resentment by blaming Democrats for the Civil...Read more
Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1hljtL80klMAfter reading this article in today's Washington Post, I've been thinking about how the collapse of the Republican Party directly corresponds to its abandonment of any pretension of reaching out to communities of color. But which came first?<...Read more
Eric Byler, filmmaker, director of "Charlotte Sometimes," "9500 Liberty," "Tre," and "Americanese"