I've argued before that coming out matters because the more visibility queer people have, the harder it is to deny not only that we exist, but that many of us are thriving in all parts of our society. Cook himself notes, "If hearing that the CEO of Apple is gay can help someone struggling to come to terms with who he or she is, or bring comfort to anyone who feels alone, or inspire people to insist on their equality, then it's worth the trade-off with my own privacy," and my guess is that somewhere, someone (or many someones) will be inspired by his move. But the part of Cook's essay that actually had me tearing up as I walked to work this morning was this string of 12 simple words: "I consider being gay among the greatest gifts God has given me."
Some things in life are self-evident. Fire burns, supply side economics doesn't work, and no Democrat, ever, under any circumstances, no matter what, should even think about offering to cut one solitary cent from Social Security, through partial privatization or means testing or raising the retirement age.
To be sure, ADHD can make it difficult for students to pay attention in class and organize their lives. The importance of learning key attentional control skills should not be undervalued. But let's not throw out the baby with the bathwater.
Because of their lesser interest in foreign policy, the American people are not isolationists. They are simply open-minded, subject to persuasion by their political leaders.
Thousands of families are on the move inside Iraq, seeking safety. The struggle to find safer areas, shelter, basic services, food and work is getting harder every day.
I just announced my candidacy for Recording Secretary of Larry Storch Elementary School Student Council ... Lesley and Bruce, I've always been able to count on you as mom and dad. Now I really need you to step up.
If one of these things came to my door, I would probably pee in my pants and hide. I am proud to present to you a collection of these post-childbearing horrors in costume form.
As Election Day approaches, two reports show us exactly how corrupted our political system has become. Unless voters come out in force, it looks like corporate money is about to buy itself another house of Congress.
Not one of us would stand by idly while a foreign government killed American grandmothers, children, and other innocent civilians via remote-controlled weapons that rain down death from the skies.
On the NOCTI exam 13% of the questions on the test are on the identification of Hand Tools, Herbs, Spices, and Flavorings; 13% are on Knife Skills; and 74% are on Cooking Skills.
I had the electric experience of sitting down with Amy Poehler as part of AOL BUILD, in which she shared her quick-witted blend of humor and wisdom on a wide range of topics including her career advice.
Insurance companies have unleashed a torrent of deceptive advertising but have remarkably refused to issue a single comment to the news media on Prop 45, including in today's New York Times.
Families shouldn't be left in the dark about what they'll pay for college. With admissions deadlines rapidly approaching, here is what you need to know.
This disconnect between Washington's much-advertised support for women's rights and its actual disdain for women was not lost upon canny Afghans. From early on, they recognized that the Americans were hypocrites at heart.
Community and civil rights organizations are exhorting African American voters to go to the polls in the mid-term elections by pointing out that when African Americans don't vote they get outcomes like Ferguson, Missouri. Republicans think that reference to Ferguson is "inflammatory." It's not the least bit "inflammatory."
Misreadings of what's taking place on the eastern stretches of Europe contribute to an almost 1946-like sense of foreboding and inevitability.
Thanks to the efforts of multiple organizations, public knowledge of the disease, which affects 1 in 8 American women, is at a high. The same cannot be said about the disease worldwide, a topic which receives significantly less attention.
Next week, all of Germany -- and the rest of the world, at a distance -- will mark the 25th anniversary of the fall of Berlin Wall in 1989. Much has been written about it and much more to come in the following days. One angle you may not hear much about is the role Western rock 'n' roll played.
There are not enough adjectives to adequately describe the failures of Democratic campaigns across the nation -- but let's try a few.
The biggest question of this election is whether the Republicans will win control of the Senate, so that McConnell can work his magic for his billionaire friends. But right behind that in importance is this inextricably linked question: Do the Koch candidates win their incredibly close elections?
This turn of events is just the latest in the company's ongoing campaign to control all things Internet. If the past is prologue, here's what we can expect if Verizon becomes the Internet's dictator.
October is the month of fall, football, and domestic violence (DV). Although the first DV Awareness Month was established In October of 1987, unfortunately a disturbing video of a football star has provoked more public discourse on domestic violence than the longstanding efforts of government agencies and non-profits.
Half of all states have a mandatory waiting period of 24 hours, but Missouri, South Dakota and Utah took it a step further. And sorry not sorry, if your pregnancy falls on a weekend or holiday, you've got to wait even longer.
America accounts for nearly 40 percent of the globe's military outlays, but Republican Party hawks believe that the federal government never spends enough on the Pentagon. The war lobby's mantra always is more, much more.
During times of conflict and political or religious civil unrest, the power of the human spirit's capacity for non-violent protest and kindness still shines through.
As the years have gone by, I have noticed something, as I'm sure you have as well -- scary costumes have been replaced.
My 17-year-old daughter has been playing soccer since she was 5. One year of club soccer sent her running back into the arms of our local AYSO -- something that had little to do with her skill set and more to do with just wanting to have fun at a sport she loves.
The idea of baking can sometimes make even the most experienced cooks skeptical. Memories of fallen soufflés, burnt cookies or dry cake can stop you from even attempting. But we have a recipe that is as easy as, well, pie!
Europe's fate hangs in the balance in Ukraine. When Ukrainians fight for Ukraine, they're fighting for all of Europe. And that's worth fighting for.
PetSmart's policy helps reinforce the incorrect belief that pit bulls are different from other dogs. That they are dangerous and can't be trusted, just because of the shape of their head. That they don't deserve to be treated as well as other dogs. This belief has consequences.