Season 3 of ‘House of Cards’ lacks dramatic quality

    The latest entry in the tale of Frank Underwood changed the “House of Cards” formula, meaning more character building and less political “thrill” so to speak. Season three presented new trials and tribulations for everyone’s favorite TV politician. With Frank becoming the President of the United States at the end of season two we knew his…

Half-Blaked: I am (not) America (and so can you!)

I am a citizen of the Republic of the Philippines, or in my native tongue, the “Republika ng Pilipinas.” Before World War II, my mother country remained under the sovereignty of these United States of America, as a territory not unlike Guam or Puerto Rico. In the aftermath of the war, on July 4, 1946,…

Long lines and a stirring speech: Obama visits OU

President Barack Obama’s visit today caused a kind-of-planned chaos throughout Athens, resulting in an atmosphere not at all dissimilar to an OU Halloween weekend without (most of) the drunken revelry. The streets were choked with yellow tape — secret service members presided over some sections — and the familiar paths of the university were filled…