Children long have been taught by their parents that anyone in America can grow up to be president. Today that message needs to be revised: anyone can grow up to be president if they are willing to circumvent and break the nation's anti-corruption campaign finance laws, and are willing to genuflect before the nation's wealthiest individuals. That is the reality playing out in the 2016 presidential election. When it comes to money in politics, the unfolding race for the presidency is unlike anything we have seen in the country's history. Individual-candidate Super PACs and their super wealthy funders already have raised more than $250 million to support Republican presidential candidates, or four times the amount the Republican candidate campaigns have received.
Let's be clear: this attack on women's health is the opposite of liberty. Republicans are using women's health and women's lives as a political football - and that is wrong.
There's a woman who looks like a working mother -- she has a determined walk, but SEEMS a little lost. Don't we all. I wonder if she has the secret sauce to doing this every day, 'cause I sure as hell don't. I want to ask her how she does it.
Whether race relations have actually worsened or whether that perception stems from more information reaching more people, it is obvious that we must re-dedicate ourselves and our government to eliminating injustice and promoting equality.
Ankara has now finally and begrudgingly attacked ISIS in Syria. Why now? Just what is going on? There may not be any coherent strategy, but here's what I think are the key issues driving policy.
Martial rape is a serious and frequently occurring form of domestic violence. Martial rape strikes at the heart of the marriage covenant, taking the promise, as in some Christian marriage ceremonies, to "cherish" the body of the spouse and turning into to a horror.
Given the seriousness of the global climate change threat, the tremendously strong scientific consensus about it, and the critical role that the United States must play in any international agreements about national and global responses, it is vital to know how the next President would address this issue.
Three months ago, I learned that I had serious complications with my pregnancy, and I was prescribed bed rest. When it happened, I felt lost. I decided to continue working to maintain some sanity, but wondered: how was I supposed to continue to lead my team and command their respect when I felt and looked like this?
The victim pays attention only to those factors he cannot influence. He sees himself at the mercy of external circumstances. The victim keeps his self-esteem by claiming innocence.
From blue-eyed soul to straight-up theft, Black music has long been imitated and acculturated by Whites. we take a look at the difference between flattery and misappropriation.
When you're considering the food choices you make in order to support your health, keep in mind that you're also influencing how well you sleep -- and that it's not just what you eat, but when, that may matter.
The Confederate Battle flag -- an emblem of hate, bigotry and racism -- was lowered in South Carolina earlier this month. While taking down this banner of oppression is a good step, it's really nothing more than a symbolic gesture.
Deflategate is getting to feel like a monster movie that will not die. For reasons never adequately explained, the NFL Commissioner, Roger Goodell, has upheld an onerous four-game suspension imposed on football's premier quarterback, Tom Brady.
The word "cop-out" has been used by several publications to explain Clinton's viewpoint on both the TPP and Keystone XL.
Our fear of offending, of not doing the right thing, of being misunderstood or considered not "fun," not "game," or not a "good team player", that fear is greater than our fear of pain. Of being violated. Of conceding where we don't want to concede. Of being overpowered.
I am an Eagle Scout, and I am the Scoutmaster of Troop 179 in Springfield, OR, and I happen to be gay. For the first time in my 18 years in scouting, I can truly be myself.
In order to feed the estimated 9.6 billion people expected to be living on Earth by 2050, agriculture experts predict we'll need to increase food supplies by 70 to 110 percent, or as World Food Prize recipient Gebisa Ejeta said in 2010, "We'll have to learn to produce as much food in the next four decades as we have since the beginning of civilization."
British economist Tony Atkinson has been studying inequality -- the gap in income and wealth between the top and the bottom -- for nearly half a century.
Subjective well-being is the primary way Positive Psychology researchers have defined and measured people's happiness and well-being.
No two days with your child are ever alike. And, once you've been in the thick of a developmental stage and think you have something finally figured out, your kids go and change on you.
Ben Carson Thinks Planned Parenthood is Eliminating Black People; Trump Might Run as a Third Party Candidate; Jeb Bush's Head Deflates, Says Medicare Should Be Phased Out; and much more.
Thank you, Michael Cohen, for reminding us how intimately close to the surface of urbanity the assumption of rape is. Thank you for providing (irresponsible and inconceivably nasty) proof of what we need to change and who we need to keep our eye on. It's not always who we might suspect.
If I wear makeup, if I wear anything that shows skin, if I wear leggings -- or God forbid, if I wear a bikini -- I always get the most opinionated stares from people assuming I'm looking for my next customer to pick up.
At one point or another, we all will have to separate from our baby, no matter what age they are. That being said, some parents are forced to do this in an unfathomable amount of time. When we look at an average leave being 6-12 weeks of unpaid leave in the United States, for many, that would be a gift.
The police provide essential service, often at great danger to themselves. But violence by police officers whose job is to protect is corrosive, affect police culture, change both the officers who act violently and those who remain passive as they witness it. They affect communities, and community police elations.
Advancing technologies will cause so much disruption to almost every industry that entire professions will disappear. We will be entering an era of abundance in which we no longer have to work to have our basic needs met. And we will gain the freedom to pursue creative endeavors and do the things that we really like.
If nothing says vacation like speeding tickets, painful stings, and bland food, by all means ignore this advice.
Today we're closer than ever to transforming your frigid tree infested blue marble planet to a more temperate 185-degree sandy orange dune world. As one of our oily front groups once stated, a slightly warmer planet will mean fewer heart attacks from shoveling snow.
Since adult children are the lifeblood of elder care, and I don't have a child, it's a concern for me. Up until now, I haven't thought too much about it. But since I work in senior care and read the alarming stats of long-term care, it's time I do.
Bars and their keeps who -- often with some nudging from management -- use little scams to either shortchange customers or squeeze extra cash out of them.
My unshakable virginity was due to 40% social anxiety, 30% bad taste in potential sexual partners, 15% unrealistic expectations, 10% stupidity and 5% being a little too focused on pizza.