Marissa Mayer tells us a lot about why Americans are so angry, and why anti-establishment fury has become the biggest single force in American politics today. Mayer is CEO of Yahoo. Yahoo’s stock lost about a third of its value last year, as the company went from making $7.5 billion in 2014 to losing $4.4 billion in 2015. Yet Mayer raked in $36 million in compensation. Even if Yahoo’s board fires her, her contract stipulates she gets $54.9 million in severance. In other words, Mayer can’t lose. It’s another example of no-lose socialism for the rich — winning big regardless of what you do. Why do Yahoo’s shareholders put up with it? Mostly because they don’t know about it.
The Chief Justice has led the Court's conservative majority in a counterrevolution against the fruits of the civil rights movement. This is not a matter of happenstance, but a defining feature of his legal career.
I don't believe Selena Gomez or Andra Day would intentionally harm a single child, and yet their association with Coke will inevitably set millions of children on a path to poor health. We can't go on letting these stars use their cachet to hook our kids.
Does the man who sits at the helm of our sinking state deserve my best manners? Should I have chosen decorum over disgust?
Medicare wants to test new ways to pay for prescription drugs, which include many expensive treatments for multiple sclerosis and cancer. Officials think that by changing the incentive, they can improve patient care while saving both patients and taxpayers money.
Today, I'm offering up my own clip show as a retrospective for how we all got to where we stand today: on the brink of Donald Trump essentially wrapping up the Republican nomination for the highest office in the land.
It's hard to log onto Facebook without being confronted by a kitten being adorably derpy. But why are cats the animal of an entire generation of the internet obsessed?
Bernie's voters aren't just voting for Bernie. We are voting for the causes he supports and the solutions he aspires to. Bernie's path to the nomination is all but closed now, but the path to strengthening his message is still wide open.
Forged with the despicable dividend of stolen trade secrets, priced with monopoly collusion, then traded with fraudulent labeling to dodge U.S. duties, steel from China violates every principle of capitalism.
As parents and as policymakers, we cannot afford to let poverty determine the future of another generation of children. It is critical for policy to address this problem, and the Young Child Tax Credit is an important step in the right direction.
Yes, I have a #womancard. Every woman does. This Mother's Day I decided I will take out my #womancard and play it by lifting up the peacemaking history of Mother's Day and by challenging the kind of violent, oppressive patriarchal power that leads to social conflict and ultimately to war.
Fifteen years after the 9/11 murders, we have uncovered a part of that truth, let us hope it does not take another fifteen years for the whole truth to emerge. Rest assured, we will never give up nor will we ever go away.
Sanders hangs his claim on defining "contested convention" in a way it never has been before and ignoring the way voting takes place at the convention.
I'm a white mother of six children, five of whom are children of color, and four of whom came home to our family through foster-adoption.
Are some corporations becoming allies of progressive reform -- or does it just look that way because most of the corporate elite and the Republican Party are now so far to the right?
Every year some 150,000 to 300,000 businesses owned at least in part by Boomers have owners that hit retirement age. Together they employ millions of Americans. Like many other retiring Boomers, we worried A Child's Place might be downsized by a new owner or have to close.
We often think of body language as the result of our attitude or how we feel. This is true, but psychologists have also shown that the reverse is true: changing your body language changes your attitude.
Is Media Matters selectively exposing corporate reform while trying not to implicate or offend the current or potentially-future Democratic White House?
The man who still lives at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue has just unveiled his plan to move forward with 'smart gun' technology, and while the Devil is always in the details and I'm not sure that all the details have been worked out, some of the hurdles that previously stymied the development of smart guns seem to have been anticipated and overcome.
The End Demand folks who are pushing this agenda are not concerned with the rights and safety of the women and men who sell sex; they are on some kind of high-minded moral crusade to "rescue" people who don't want or need to be rescued.
If you're reading this it means you're somewhere safe where there aren't airstrikes going on in the background or drone attacks -- or maybe there are shots fired and there is still a secure wifi connection -- either way I am thankful for the internet.
Turks who now speak out for secularism apparently don't see that it is exactly this Turkish form of "secularism" that put their country in this situation in the first place. Without Turkey's non-secular secularism, there would be no way to impose the conservative Islamic values of the AKP on school children. Turkey needs a constitution that finally gets rid off Turkey's non-secular secularism, which will continue to be used by anybody in power to suppress other groups in society.
Unlike Ted Cruz and the GOP elected officials obsessed with sexual orientation and identity issues, Trump recognizes that most Republicans are scared of something other than which public bathroom people use.
Trying to tackle "trans issues," as though that were somehow a simple topic, with a token character in a one-off episode generally ends up being problematic at best and outright harmful at worst, and this episode was no exception.
Chief executive Tim Cook is probably one of the most competent operations executives in the industry but is clearly not a technology visionary. Apple needs another Steve Jobs to reinvent itself otherwise it will join the ranks of HP and Compaq. That Steve Jobs may be Elon Musk -- who has proven to be the greatest visionary of our times.
Women have abortions for many reasons, some of them we may think are good and others if we sit in judgement we may think are less good, but none of us knows what that woman's life is really like. Denny gets a few months in jail for being a serial child molester, while women bear the consequences on the bodies of women for life.
If you have major issues pending in Congress and lots of money at your disposal, these two super PACs are the place to make your huge, unlimited contributions and to seek influence over congressional decisions and actions.
“MerleFest moments,” they’re called. Things that last forever, tucked away for safekeeping but there when you need them. A Scythian fiddle song playing in your head. Warm and bright.
Humming to Jerry Douglas and his dobro. Soothing, soulful, unforgettable.
While staying up an extra hour or two to finish your work can be tempting, missing just a few hours of sleep today can have serious consequences tomorrow. Here are seven reasons why the most productive people go to bed early:
My spouse finished all the novels drawn on to make the Game of Thrones series before I did (I'm still reading) and knew Jon Snow would die at the end of last season's show. That was a surprise to me.
Life beckons you. Don't wait until it's too late. You may discover that what's missing in your life is not success, but significance.