The world has become accustomed to fighting between Israel and the Palestinians, and there has been a cumulative desensitization to the human suffering caused by the current conflict. The magnitude of the humanitarian disaster now unfolding is immense. Gaza has fewer than 1.8 million inhabitants, and over 1,400 of them are now dead. Were a similar catastrophe to occur in the United States, a nation of 316 million people, the equivalent number of deaths would be over 240,000. Faced with the unending possibility of attack, Israel is understandably concerned about its security. But its actions in the current conflict suggest that in the end its greatest threat may be to its soul.
The two guys at the top of national security (the Director of National Intelligence and the direct of the CIA) have both been caught lying to the American people and to the US Senate -- they have no right to lie.
I was raised to be against any act of violence, and the consequent suffering of humanity for it, regardless of religions, ethnicities and borders.
The consistently, if ploddingly, improving job market appears to be arresting the worrisome decline in the labor force rate. If so, this will be an unequivocal plus for the recovery.
I don't need to call myself derogatory names to get my ass on the road. I just go do it.
It is a matter of believing in yourself because you can, not because you can in spite of how much you weigh.
This is one of those things that non-teachers don't entirely get. If you work in an office, time is pretty flexy. If a meeting can benefit by running an extra 10 or 15 minutes, you just do it. But in most schools, when the bell rings, you're done. There is no little extra bit of time you can just throw into the work.
Normally, higher unemployment is bad news, and people seeing "HIGHER UNEMPLOYMENT" on the evening news tonight will naturally assume the worst. But this time, unemployment actually rose for a good reason. Here's why.
While there's hardly anything to report directly from Apple in terms of the iPhone 6, the rumors that have been flying around are giving consumers plenty to consider. Will consumers adapt to a smartphone that allows them to view videos more easily?
The fight to renew unemployment insurance has always been about those who are most affected. This is about the forgotten Americans struggling just to make ends meet. We hear them, we stand with them, and we urge House Republicans to end their resistance to an extension.
I believe that the economic and social progress made in Brazil is the joint achievement of our young democracy and the members of the Brazilian society. But thank you, Dilma, because a recent statement of yours allowed me to recreate a wonderful experience over the skies of Brazil.
While it is good that 700,000 jobs were not destroyed last night, America needs to be investing to create millions of jobs, not just to prevent the worst.
You have to be a little crazy to change the world, and you can't really fake it. Without this commitment to innovative thinking, true breakthroughs can't happen.
Given the choice between immigrants entering the U.S. with a path to citizenship or Hannity and Perry with their smirky, middle-aged white itchy trigger fingers, faux badassery and gun fetishes, I'll take the immigrants in a heartbeat. So should we all.
If a man in her same position wouldn't have been embarrassed by it, why should Dorfman? If we're going to argue that Dorfman has the right to sleep with whomever she wants without shame, we can't react as if Viall was wrong to call her out on it.
The Israelis and Palestinians have been trapped for decades between delusions and denial and both have resorted to ideological and religious dogmas that dismiss with conviction any factual evidence to the contrary. It is these delusions that have tragically perpetuated the conflict.
Much more needs to be done to achieve a TB-free world -- one in which children will have to turn to the history books to learn such a disease ever existed.
For the fact that no matter what job she had in life, you were the most difficult, and still the most important.
Peroutka has been under fire for months for his involvement in and leadership of the League of the South, a white nationalist group that advocates conservative, Christian theocracy and secession to form a Southern Republic. Top Democratic and Republican leaders had called for him to resign from the group.
Little is known about people's thoughts about wages and fairness. In general, people favor some threshold of fairness, but what is this threshold -- and how widely is it shared? Two psychological scientists have recently begun exploring these important questions.
Beyond "stemming" the effects of climate change on agriculture however, the way we produce food has the potential to substantially address and even reverse many of the root causes driving climate change.
When women take note of sexism during their daily lives -- for example, talking openly about street harassment or workplace bias -- and name it for what it is, they stop accepting it as "normal."
It's not really the number or rate of executive orders, however, that Obama has issued that has raised the hackles of the GOP. It's the executive orders that he has issued that have given the GOP ammunition to attempt to intimidate and politically bash Obama.
For all the hands shaken and hamburgers eaten, President Obama has never quite shaken his reputation for detachment. He is the "cool" president who doesn't lose his temper even when he should.
I once cared deeply about these things. But as I've gotten older and "wiser" (debatable), I've realized they just don't matter to me.
Is the conflict tearing this new nation apart actually a proxy fight between the world's two top economic and military powers? That's the way South Sudan's Information Minister, Michael Makuei Lueth, tells it.
No legislation should detract or divert resources from the real need to pay more attention to domestic violence, which affects intimate relationships gone bad and violence against children by abusers.
At Grammarly, we tend to focus on the nuts and bolts of writing; after all, our business is correcting other people's grammar. But for every so-called rule there exists an exception. This summer, we recommend doing something radical: break all the rules.
I would like to breastfeed my baby without being given the impression that I am doing something scandalous.
That Europe is not raising its voice to stop the bloodshed in Gaza is no big surprise. What is more striking, however, is that a missile intentionally launched by someone shot down a civilian aircraft carrying numerous EU citizens amongst its passengers and somehow we have reacted as if it was due to a storm or a little bird inside of one of the motors.
You've got to wonder what would motivate creatures from other worlds to suffer a journey of hundreds of trillions of miles to visit our planet? Why bother? I've been asked this question at least a half-dozen times by Hollywood writers, and the best answer I can muster is "I don't know."
We continue talk about white kids as if they are colorblind. We do this 1) as if this were true and 2) as if (if it were true) this were a good thing. Meanwhile, neither of these things is the case.