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Why do you read? Maybe you like to enjoy a novel, where the hero always wins, or you could read to find out what history of governments are available. Everyone has heard of the World War II, and knows that we fought “strongmen” leaders of Germany, Italy, and Russia. Did you ever wonder why such dictators emerged? The people in these countries were no different than people of America. These countries had dictators as their leaders. These leaders had a fanatic need for power, and used this power to cruelly control their population. You might wonder what caused this to happen. If you read “The Road to Serfdom,” by F.A. Hayek, it is outlined in his book. These countries had, what Hayek calls, hot socialism. Hot socialism is when a government controls all production in the country (I think of this as communism). Segueing to America.
The Body Firm, a gym that allows individuals to increase their fitness level in a way that is specialized to fit their needs, has just moved into a new building 2 miles west of its previous location at 44th Street and Ray Road.
A new fruit that research says packs more antioxidants than popular “superfoods” like blueberries, acai berries and goji berries is establishing itself in the aisles of mainstream grocery stores, showing up in everything from juices to powdered supplements to baby food.
It can be useless to look back, except when it’s useful. Ten years ago this month, a loved former president signed off and out to return to his Maker. He was our commander-in-chief between 1981-1989.
East Valley native Lyndsey Fry, a member of the 2014 U.S. Olympic Women’s Ice Hockey Team, spoke to fifth- and sixth-graders at Horizon Community Learning Center (HCLC) in Ahwatukee on Thursday about pursuing their dreams.
America is acting as if we don’t understand the situation in the Ukraine.
Superstar Julio Iglesias was recently named by the Guinness Book of World Records as the Best-Selling Latin Artist in history, with more than 300 million in sales. On April 1, 2013, he received another historic award: First and Most Popular Artist of All Time in China.
Big screen. Big effects. Big budget. Big box office.
“If dozens of skilled teachers and administrators are suddenly bolting from the Gilbert Public Schools, parents are loudly protesting, the interim superintendent throws up his hands to quit early because these people can’t be helped, and if a forceful demand for your resignation is met with standing ovations and cheers from an overflowing board room, then it is time to take the high road. Step away from the dais, and don’t let the door hit you on the way out.”
I just got through reading another rant about income inequality from the extreme left (Robert Reich).
In the weeks leading up to Saturday, Lyndsey Fry tried to prepare herself for the excitement and emotion of stepping on the Olympic ice for the first time. Proudly wearing the U.S. jersey on her sport’s biggest stage was, as Fry said, what made it all real.
There’s an old saying in show business that was tailor-made for Englebert Humperdinck: a singer needs songs, but an entertainer just needs a stage.
The Greater Phoenix Jewish Film Festival returns Feb. 9-23 for its 18th year of giving movie lovers throughout the Valley the opportunity to experience firsthand the richness of Jewish culture and tradition.
An estranged father and son are brought together by a young crane named Karl as they trace a family of the birds on their migratory journey from Russia to Africa in “Igor & The Cranes’ Journey.”
Borscht is woefully underappreciated in America. This classic dish from Russia (and much of Eastern Europe, in fact) not only is a great way to eat a ton of vegetables, it also can be incredibly delicious.
This classic dish from Russia and much of Eastern Europe not only is a great way to eat a ton of vegetables, it also can be incredibly delicious. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
Lyndsey Fry, a Chandler native, will represent Arizona in the Olympics in Sochi, Russia, next month.
“Fiddler on the Roof,” often called the most beloved musical of all time, opens Jan. 9 at The Palms Theatre in Mesa. It runs through Feb. 15.
Chandler will be represented in next month’s Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia.
For years, scientists have been dogged by this evolution question: Just where did man’s best friend first appear?
Within our East Valley is a microcosm of a healthy community, a stronger nation. It’s an ageless pattern offering solutions to our national fiscal crisis, our narcissistic living and our growing proclivity for surrendering freedoms.
As you survey the political landscape, what do you see? Support for capitalism and liberty or an intransigent proclivity for control and political power? Intellectual pragmatism or crony capitalism? The truth of history or the lies of an imaginary future? The support of economic growth or the oppressive regulations of socialism?
The question here is, “What to do about Syria?” Well, here we go again. Do we ever learn anything? Remember in the ’60s America didn’t like Batista (in Cuba), so we armed the revolutionaries there and they kicked Batista out. Castro became the next Cuban leader.
Even if everything Secretary of State John Kerry says about chemical weapons in Syria were true, the evidence would prove only that Bashar al-Assad committed crimes against civilians. It would not prove that the U.S. government has either the moral or legal authority to commit acts of war.
“Kick-Ass” was one of those movies that seemed to have everybody split. Either you found the film morally reprehensible or you soaked up every minute of the film’s colorful violence and profanity. Personally, I was among the latter group.