As you may recall, back in January, presumptive GOP nominee and smirking meat gargoyle Donald Trump, distressed at Fox News’ plans to continue employing anchor Megyn Kelly, bailed from the Fox debate in Des Moines, Iowa. To get a full measure of vindication, he staged a bit of cable television counter-programming, hosting a rally of his own, at which he claimed to have raised several million dollars for veterans. In the months that followed, campaign reporters have been captivated by an enduring mystery: To whom did that money go? How much money was raised in the first place?
We may not love it but, like shingles and pneumonia, this particular college will forever be with us. And so, a spoiler alert. At the end of this piece, I'm revealing who won the presidency in November, right down to the last electoral vote.
To those of you who think you're being helpful by "protecting" me and my fellow women, you're like a shark sitting in the lifeguard chair. I wasn't uncomfortable until you showed up at the pool and the only potential predator I see is you.
Saying that you have actually won more votes, more contests or more pledged delegates will not, in fact, make any of those things true. Even if you say it a lot, or in the form of angry tweets and Internet comments.
There is a big difference between actual human people having feelings about their actual lives and experiences of disability and a fictionalized account written by someone who isn't disabled and which heavily romanticizes very problematic stereotypes about disability.
With whispers of a Trump-Sanders debate growing on the internet, some are saying it could be the Debate of the Century -- a brief taste of the only alternative left to a dreary, historically nasty general election between two widely disliked politicians.
Erie, Pennsylvania-- not exactly a teeming metropolis, but not exactly a one horse town, either-- is considering closing all of its high schools. Yes, at a meeting last week, the district's leaders were asked to consider if it might be more doable to just send all of Erie's teenagers to neighboring school districts.
Unfortunately, as the president ponders the past, his policies are increasing the risk that nuclear weapons may be used again in the future.
The biggest unexpected benefit from my gap year is that it gave me the time to figure out what I did not want my career to be. During college, I had my whole life planed out. My gap year helped me understand that my ultimate fulfilling career will probably not be so black and white.
President Obama visited Vietnam this week in hope of firming up his "rebalance to Asia" policy, which had faltered in recent years.
I spend a lot of time thinking about how employers can make better workplaces for women, but I also realize that it’s only half of the story. Individuals can also maximize our chances for success and help improve gender equality at work by changing our own behavior.
PUMAs, for those who have forgotten the 2008 Democratic primary race, were the supposedly-numerous Hillary Clinton supporters who refused to back Barack Obama. The name stood for "Party Unity My Ass!" which was also their rallying cry. This year, they may be replaced by the "Bernie Or Bust!" crowd, or (to coin a neologism) the BOBs.
Our first job is to stop corporate lobbyists from convincing Congress to pass the TPP. Let your representatives know that trade agreements should be used to help us achieve our climate goals -- not take us in the opposite direction.
Silicon Valley often thinks that it can live by a different set of rules than corporate America because it is developing world-changing innovations and start-ups need the freedom to innovate. Yes, we need to allow entrepreneurs to take risks and break some rules so that they can do their magic. But these rules cannot be ethical ones. The lines on ethics are usually clear as they were with Theranos and there can be no compromise.
First and foremost as a grandmother, but also as a lifelong educator, I want to ensure mental health issues are not a barrier to any student's learning. In order to better reach all students and families, we've joined ThriveNYC.
War is difficult for everyone, but one of the often untold stories of many conflicts is the profound isolation, abandonment, and neglect faced by people with disabilities in conflicts around the world.
The minutes from the most recent Federal Reserve Board Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting indicate that many of its members are anxious to move forward with more interest rate hikes. The next hit could come as soon as June. This should have the country very worried.
Having heard from some of the leading minds in the spheres of aid and global development, one of the topics at the forefront of many of the conversations taking place in Istanbul is education.
The recent Austrian presidential elections have ensured that Altiero Spinelli's dream of a united Europe will live on -- for the moment.
We need to see Trump's taxes for 2008, 2009, 2010. Supposedly, the audits on those returns are finished. He either did, or did not, receive amnesty if he used tax havens.
One can say what they want about Thomas but with his latest judicial insult, he's been a man of his word. Since that fateful day in 1991 when a deeply divided and even more deeply reluctant Senate confirmed him to the high court, Thomas vowed payback against those who ridiculed, reviled, and hounded him during the confirmation fight, and have relentlessly lambasted him since then.
The open presence of white nationalists in the Trump coalition would be very uncomfortable, but it could be potentially very valuable because it can help us bring the feeling of racial threat out in the open.
Through three decades of feverish connecting, integrating and tangling together -- from the fall of the Berlin Wall to the rise of social media -- we have built a precious but, history tells us, fragile new world. In so many ways, we are starting to flourish. But equally, we are starting to fray.
As the first US president to visit Hiroshima, ground zero, you will make history for your nation. But you will also make history for humanity.
Why the rising tide of support for socialism in recent years? One key factor was certainly a popular backlash against the growing economic instability and inequality in America fostered by brazen corporate greed, exploitation, and control of public policy.
When she got to high school, she was bullied during her freshman year. High school girls are the worst. They whispered she was a lesbian, and I figured they were right. I didn't care. She was my Maddy. That's all that mattered.
There is no sense of honor or patriotism in the way the majority of Americans vote. It's just a game to most. They like the way their favorite candidate looks, they recognize them from the Celebrity Apprentice or the WWF star they idolized as a child, and they vote for them because of they're familiarity.
I am starting to get Facebook notifications in advance of my birthday. But this year, every time I log in to Facebook I am reminded that this marks the first time in all my 56 years that I will not hear my sister's voice on my birthday.
As a young woman battling serious illness, with multiple hidden medical devices, I have found there is a high incident rate of unnecessary, and hurtful comments by those assuming I am not sick. After contacting a small population of disabled individuals on Instagram, it seems there are five specific stigmas that patients desperately wanted dispelled.
Now you see it, now you don't. Think of it as the Department of Defense's version of the street con game, three-card monte, or maybe simply as the Pentagon shuffle. In any case, the Pentagon's budget is as close to a work of art as you're likely to find in the U.S. government -- if, that is, by work of art you mean scam.
Should Sanders accept reality and gracefully exit to allow Hillary Clinton to prepare for a greater race against Donald Trump, then he will be well remembered. However, if Sanders sits on his thumbs as McCarthy sat on his two generations ago, we may be in for a very dark time.