Politics

All I Want For Christmas

Across the Margin, to conclude our 12 days of holiday stories lovingly termed ‘Across the Holidays’, offers a few holiday wishes in the wake of…

Debate Night in America — Round 3

By Michael Shields and Chris Thompson The final of three 2012 general election presidential debates occurred Monday evening. Across the Margin’s Chris Thompson and Michael…

Debate Night in America — Round 2

by: Michael Shields The second of three 2012 general election presidential debates occurred last evening. Across the Margin’s Michael Shields assesses its dramatic effect. I…

Debate Night In America — Round 1

by: Chris Thompson The first of three 2012 general election presidential debates went down Wednesday night. Across the Margin’s Chris Thompson assesses its dramatic effect….

Bubba

by: Michael Shields A breath of fresh air that captivated a nation….. The word man-crush is a word that invaded pop culture at about the…

Shocked and Awed

by: Michael Shields Patriotism at a cost for American soldiers…. Filmmakers have a unique power.  It is the power associated with all forms of storytelling…

Change the Dream

by: Michael Shields Challenging the American Dream with the aid of the Buell Hypothesis…. “It’s called the American dream because you have to be asleep…

The War Not The Battle

by: Tom Rau A few words on the state of the Union in the wake of North Carolina’s approval of Amendment 1…. The other day…

To Occupy?

by: Michael Shields I am starting to see things slowly come to a boil again. Saw a shabby looking but determined crew at Union Square…