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Entries by Michael Sigman from 12/2009

Reasons To Be Cheerful (Part 2)

| Posted 12.03.2009 | Entertainment

British New Waver Ian Dury's keen wit, social criticism and generosity of spirit inspires the following reasons for cheer during this tough holiday season.

Silent Plight?

| Posted 12.08.2009 | Entertainment

It's that time of year again. As you navigate the mall, have you started to feel that all you want for Christmas is to avoid Mariah Carey's "All I want for Christmas"?

Demos Promotes Participatory Democracy

| Posted 12.14.2009 | Impact

Miles Rapoport found his true calling in 2001 when he was named president of Demos, a Manhattan-based non-partisan research and advocacy organization gearing up to oppose the myriad right-wing think tanks then dominating Washington.

To Lend or Not To Lend

| Posted 12.21.2009 | Healthy Living

'Tis the season to be borrowing. A New York Times survey finds that more than half the nation's unemployed workers have borrowed money from friends or relatives since losing their jobs.

Barack's Freshman Year

| Posted 12.28.2009 | Politics

What makes a leader successful -- contrary to the expectations of our instant gratification culture -- isn't measurable by initial moves and events, and certainly not only by early results.