With a long-term war in progress and threats
of further terrorist attacks on American soil, is it mere
escapism to go to movies such as Harry Potter? Not at all;
such movies provide something just as essential to winning
a war as weapons and soldiers.
Over the summer, while American soldiers were
fighting and dying in “liberated” Iraq, the American
press, with typical timeliness, reported that at least one
of the intelligence reports used by the Bush administration
as justification for the invasion (sorry, liberation) of Iraq
was in fact, erroneous.
Most days it is tough to find a beach not crowded
with eager board-riders waiting to catch some waves. Despite
the popularity of surfing in Hawai‘i, the state has not
allowed the sport to be sanctioned as a competitive high school