James Rhodes: From the inception of this great nation, deceased veterans have been revered as fallen heroes while, on the other hand, living veterans, in many cases, have been shortchanged and discounted.
James Rhodes: This company has survived wars and global economic depressions because they pull together. People are more important than profits.
James Rhodes: To celebrate the 40th anniversary of Vietnam’s reunification, the Academy of Journalism and Communication in Hanoi hosted an international war journalist conference.
Jim Rhodes: And unlike Cozumel, the streets of Con Dao are orderly and quiet — not filled with drunken foreigners being taken advantage of by the locals.
Jim Rhodes: The equipment is well conditioned and safe. There are safety committees and constant skills training. The employees all appeared professional and happy.
Jim Rhodes: From the time of pre-school, Vietnamese children are taught that teachers are “second parents.” This is an integral part of the national psyche; to act or think otherwise is truly sacrilegious.
Jim Rhodes: The one striking difference between American news coverage of Obama and Vietnamese news coverage of Obama is that there seems to be more complete and unbiased coverage of the President here in Hanoi.
American Arab Spring — If you knew your time remaining on this plane of existence were limited, would you change?
Jim Rhodes: This unnecessary Republican-induced shutdown has cost the tax payer billions of dollars; but, the Republicans keep reminding us they are the party dedicated to fiscal responsibility.
Jim Rhodes: As for stealing bank accounts for “inactivity,” that has to be a new moral low-even for Washington. Apparently robbing unsuspecting elderly is not enough, now the banking industry wants children’s college funds as well?
Jim Rhodes: In Egypt, since the beginning of the 1990s, detailed and extensive reports have been kept regarding the persecution and discrimination against Coptic Christians and Baha’is.
James Rhodes: Perhaps it is her wildly colorful style or the exaggerated use of glowing women and hidden cats or maybe it has something to do with the tranquility of her work that connects with the “common man” — certainly an artist of the people.
James Rhodes: In Hanoi, university staff are poorly paid, yet theirs is a lasting bond among nation, family, individual, university and teacher.