It’s hard to imagine anyone not liking Disney. Sure, many of us go through a phase where we think we’re too old and sophisticated for Mickey Mouse. This typically leads to our pretentious cynic phase in which our college professors open our eyes to all the stereotypes and “hurtful ethics” Disney has endorsed over the years. Films like “Escape from Tomorrow” haven’t exactly helped the company’s image either. At the end of the day, though, nobody can outrun the magic, good will, and sheer lovability attached to Disney. There isn’t a cold-hearted soul that can’t be completely won over by the mouse house … except maybe P.L. Travers, the author of “Mary Poppins.”
A recent General Mills Cheerios commercial has reminded us Americans (and those in other parts of the world) that race still causes severe social and political upset in 2013. A 30-second YouTube commercial featuring a young biracial child interacting with her white mother and black father has created a cyber firestorm of racially-charged attacks: “disgusting,” “racial genocide,” “anti-white,” and “want to vomit.”
I have resided in Ahwatukee since 2004. As an Arizonan, and a Jew, I am appalled at the Republican senators who allowed avowed anti-Semite, and purported racist Glenn Spencer to testify before a Senate committee on March 1. Spencer is the leader of the vigilante militia group the American Border Patrol, as well as the author of “Is Jew-Controlled Hollywood Brainwashing America?” and other articles of a similar nature. He is also reported to have made a statement saying that “patriotic Americans” far outnumber liberal Jews who now have total control over our media. How could those senators have allowed such a person to testify?
I have resided in Phoenix since 2004. As an Arizonan, and a Jew, I am appalled at the Republican Senators who allowed avowed anti-Semite, and purported racist, Glenn Spencer to testify before an Arizona Senate committee on March 1.
This is in reply to Martin Klein's letter to the editor
("America should beware of scare tactics," AFN, Feb. 10). Klein
stated that Adolf Hitler was not a socialist but that he came from
the right wing of the political spectrum.
I've been watching the unfolding drama of the "Occupy Wall
Street" phenomenon. It's reminiscent of many 1960s protest
demonstrations by casually-dressed, loosely-coifed or bearded young
folks - which we now call this or that "generation."
Rufus Glasper, Ph.D., chancellor of the Maricopa Community
Colleges, has been named recipient of the Jerry J. Wisotsky Torch
of Liberty Award, the highest honor awarded by the Arizona Region
of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL).
The Thunder look to return to their winning ways behind a talented junior class and a group of committed seniors in 2014.Produced by David JolkovskiNarration by Jason P. SkodaInterviews (in order of appearance):Cade van RaaphorstTJ RobertsAlex FarinaDrew McIntyreCoach Dan HindsAdrian PerezAndrew MacnairSaxon McDonald