This week was consumed with the drama in Crimea, where 30,000 Russian troops provoked a tense standoff. Right on cue, the usual Beltway suspects whose foreign policy acumen gave us that glorious and tidy success, the Iraq war, sprang into action. "It started with Benghazi" (Lindsey Graham). Obama is "weak and indecisive" and "invites aggression" (John McCain). The situation raises many questions, including: why are those who've been so wrong on foreign policy still taken seriously? What Obama should do, beyond sanctions that were in place by Thursday, was unclear. Troops? Bombs? Nuclear war? Maybe we could send Mitch McConnell, who showed up at the CPAC panderfest brandishing a musket rifle. Then Ted Cruz fired up the crowd with that moldy oldie, 'repeal Obamacare.' Meanwhile, Darrell Issa shut down Elijah Cummings' microphone during Issa's fishless I.R.S. fishing expedition: a perfect metaphor for our current political debate.
With Cold War-style politics gripping Eastern Europe this week, it seems fitting that one of the most iconic Soviet holidays is upon us: International Women's Day, which began as a socialist celebration of women's economic, political and social achievements.
More businesses should be following Apple's stance in encouraging more investment in sustainability. While Tim Cook told sustainability skeptics to "get out of our stock," I would urge climate change deniers to get out of our way.
It hurts to do my job, lift my daughter, carry grocery bags, or make it through the day without popping Advils. The message my body is sending is clear: Stop typing, tapping and scrolling, now.
When we arrived to visit a women's prison with our prison-reform organization, unknown men attacked us with blinding liquid. We believe the attack was sanctioned by the Russian Federal Security Service.
There is a crisis that demands our urgent attention. For the last four decades, this country has been obsessed with expanding the number of people we throw behind bars and the length of time we hold them there.
The question remains, how do we encourage more men to be advocates for the women in their lives?
What we are watching unfold before us is surely the hoped-for beginning of yet another Russian Renovatio -- and not just a dictator fantasy, but rather a collective desire -- "The Body" is being restored.
More than a century has passed since the first International Women's Day, and as we look back to past accomplishments and forward to future goals, we urge readers to take action in one of the most pressing challenges facing women internationally: the present state of maternal and newborn health in developing nations.
We are at a loss as to what we will do now that the unemployment has just run out. We live month to month. We really do not want to become homeless, but if something doesn't give, that is where we will end up, without even a vehicle to sleep in. In Ohio, in winter.
When employing this specific language, the objective is to separate and distinguish the "user" from those being "used."
Despite cries of doom since the across-the-board cuts known as sequestration surfaced in Washington in 2011, the Pentagon has seen few actual reductions, and there is no indication that will change any time soon.
There is an argument that the Internet makes us smarter, makes us faster, makes us more connected; it also appears to be making us meaner; especially in the warren of social media.
The Postal Service is under constant and vicious attack. Why? The answer is simple. There are very powerful and wealthy special interests who want to privatize or dismember virtually every function that government now performs, whether it is Social Security, Medicare, public education or the Postal Service.
Asia has been rapidly creating and accumulating wealth and knowledge. In spite of these spectacular achievements and success, Asia is now faced with a renewed urgency to find an efficient solution for securing sustainable future growth.
It is not my place, nor my expertise, to opine on the legal matters involved. I am nonetheless compelled, principally because of the suffering of humble, dignified people I have witnessed in Ecuador at the hands of an American company, to say that Chevron's legal and public relations tactics in this case constitute a grave injustice.
There are hundreds of little Lupitas across the globe that now believe they can achieve their dreams because of your presence as an astounding role model. This Oscar win is more than just another accolade; it symbolizes a change that women of color have been waiting for.
I'm older than Scotch tape. And it was invented in 1930. I've lived through the Great Depression and served in the Army Air Corps in World War II. At 90 and ¾, I only date women who like antiques.
How can I laud FIFA for striking down a law that should have never been implemented in the first place? Being ripped from the game because a lot of white, privileged men decided it was dangerous for me and the sport was torturous. Football is for all of us. It should always have been.
You can do your part too. Do not buy suspicious goods. Do not buy ivory -- even small trinkets or jewelry. Turn down the offer to buy that tiger skin rug. Reject the shark fin soup. We can make a difference for ourselves, and for generations to come.
With all the buzz about brain games -- such as crossword puzzles, Sudoku, and even brain training websites -- it begs the question: Can brain games be beneficial to brain health? As a cognitive neuroscientist, this is a question I get asked a lot. And the answer is yes and no.
Though shark finning is no longer allowed in U.S. waters, the trade in shark fins is still legal. To remedy this problem, eight U.S. states and three U.S. territories passed bans outlawing the possession, sale, trade and consumption of shark fins, eliminating a large percentage of the U.S. market.
Seventeen-year-old Theresa Tran is one of this year's winners of the Children's Defense Fund-Ohio's Beat the Odds® scholarships after overcoming tough odds including physical disability, the death of a beloved sibling, and a father who suddenly abandoned the family.
As a black man, my heart aches over the disproportionate numbers of men and boys of color left back by schools, left out of jobs and caught up in crime. As a black public official, I am struck by how little appetite there seems to be among law makers to deal with the root causes of this.
For the women who are in leading roles in business, I have a proposition to make. I want you to be champions of climate justice.
We played "Mommy do you have any more trash for me to throw out?" for longer than the entire duration of The Jungle Cruise.
Sure, LGBT groups are operating within a political environment in which a small band of extremists have a lock on the GOP. But better to get nothing passed right now and continue to embarrass the GOP and watch it implode than to compromise our rights and pander to those extremists.
Simply put, life as a "couch potato" puts you at risk. In the long term, you're safer parachuting, rock climbing, or arguing with a heavyweight boxer than lying around at home. Sooner or later you will pay for the lack of exercise, and that can be painful.
It feels like at least every week, we're expected to believe that Republicans have learned their lesson about the dangers of embracing extremism. But is the lesson ever actually learned?
What we may justify as "good parenting" can hurt our children later. Unless we're mindful of that, it's easy to handicap them by making their lives too easy.