Howard writes on science, books, movies and news for Blogcritics and on his own blogs from the border of North and Central America.
Latin America has many decisions to make about its future. The U.S. needs to pay attention to the paths they choose.
An African-American woman is the federal judge who has explained the Constitution to the President.
Consider the intellectual gap of not knowing how to use a condom. It's a dangerous place to park your dunce cap.
The air terrorists have attacked the airline industry and the music and art worlds. How rude!
Now Sri Lanka is blood-bathed. How many beautiful places can this earth lose to war and over-development?
Language and cultural differences point to the need for an "Interpreter of Maladies": misunderstandings can spell death in an emergency.
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad orders Iranians to avoid foreign words. This is a new level of international brinksmanship.
The ACLU has won in a Florida Federal Court against the Miami school board's ban of a children's book on Cuba.
Failures are needed to prepare for success. Witness American inventiveness and the commercial space industry.
MGs were sexy, fun sports cars that brought the sports car to the world. The Chinese promise its return.