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Ground Zero Mosque: Ramadan Mobarak!

(20 08 2010) Jerry Krase

I wrote this a few weeks ago but the intolerance is growing so I added a new note about "Park51," "Cordoba House," "the Islamic cultural, community center," and, of course "place...

Between Black and White. The First Columbus Day of the Obama Era.

(05 10 2009) Ottorino Cappelli

Musings on the symbolic coincidence of the first "Italian month" under an African American president—and what we could make of it.

Boys will be boys. (I ragazzi saranno ragazzi)

(24 06 2009) Jerry Krase

The fact that you can't change human nature is no excuse for ignoring it and since media coverage of politics is hardly natural there's even less reason for avoiding reality. As I...

Berlusconi Meets Obama. And We Fear Another Gaffe...

(16 06 2009) Judith Harris

On Monday, Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi met with President Obama at the White House. We were all waiting for another embarrassing gaffe to add to the long list of Mr..

Are you (we) stupid or what?

(02 04 2009) Jerry Krase

Solving global and national crises requires accurate and timely information. Television news and information programming is little help in that regard.

Yes We Can. Yes He Can. Jovanotti's Glocal Music

(13 02 2009) Letizia Airos Soria

Why Jovanotti? Why introduce Lorenzo Cherubini, a.k.a. Lorenzo Jovanotti, to a younger (and not so young) generation of Italian-Americans (and not only Italian-Americans)? Why...

Mondiali di calcio Vs Superbowl: sfida tra le due finali più seguite al mondo

(05 02 2009) Stagisti Inverno 2009

9 luglio 2006, Berlino (Germania): finale dei mondiali Italia-Francia; 1 febbraio 2009, Tampa Bay (Florida): Finale del XLIII Superbowl Cardinals-Steelers

My Best Wishes to Mr. President Barack Hussein Obama

(21 01 2009) Jerry Krase

Now that Barack Hussein Obama has become the 44th President of the United States of America and, incidentally, the newest tenant at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, it seems that...

The Vergognosi of Staten Island

(19 01 2009) Joseph Sciorra

Again, Italian Americans are involved in racist attacks. Again, it's time to speak up.

I’ll Have Some Pancetta with My Mob Reference, Please

(06 01 2009) Laura E. Ruberto

With Leon Panetta’s potential return to Washington, comes a new focus on his Italian connections.

Obama: Global Leadership, Global Responsibility

(07 12 2008) Piero Bassetti

Barack Obama has mixed the relationship between a political message and the boundaries of the nation in which the message is sent. Has Obama created a global constituency? If so,...

Obama: leadership globale, responsabilità globale

(07 12 2008) Piero Bassetti

Barack Obama ha rimescolato il rapporto fra un messaggio politico e i confini dello Stato in cui questo messaggio viene lanciato. Obama ha creato una constituency mondiale? Adesso...

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