When Passover arrives and I have to give up my favorite granola for a week, I'm not a happy camper.
So, if you're casting about for something to do this Earth Day, why not take the bus, subway or train? And post photos of your Earth Day ride on Facebook and tweet them using hastags #transit and #EarthDay.
With technology accelerating the pace of change in our economy, our long-term competitiveness is tied to our ability to produce a workforce with in-demand skills.
The DC show is clearly experiencing something of a moment right now, occupying the same position of cultural prominence as, say, the lawyer show did in the late '90s. But what does the DC-based show's dominance mean?
Hate Speech Radio,
Democrats Ed Markey of Massachusetts and Hakeem Jeffreys of New York want to clamp down on what can be said on radio under the rubric of "hate speech," and it's a terrible idea. Government should stay as far away from broadcast content as possible.
For so many of us, Easter is not just a religious holiday -- it is a personal celebration and re-commitment. How do we personally experience the resurrection? Every year, as I hear and say "He is risen," I remember that it's not just a theological affirmation, but something I need personally.
I see people unnecessarily using two tables when they really could condense down into one.
There are reports that a reality show starring "D.C. up-and-comers" is in the works. If you wanted to attach an anchor to your career in politics, my advice to you would be to sign up.
Animal Mating Rituals,
Let's Talk About (Animal) Sex,
Ted Weekends Video,
The Birds And The Bees Are Just The Beginning,
Weird Animal Mating Rituals,
TED Weekends News
From a sea creature's detachable, swimming penis to violent bedbug sex, this is a tour of the animal kingdom as you've never seen it before. What can we learn about a species from how it has sex? Let's get it on
Lisa And Douglas Goldman Fund,
San Francisco General Hospital Women's Clinic,
Santa Clara University,
Women's Health Protection Act,
University Of California San Francisco,
Women's Health Rights,
Not a bad idea at all, making one's own decisions. Unfortunately, it's not always easy today if those are health care decisions, especially if you're a woman, especially if you're poor, especially if you live in the many, many areas of the U.S. without access to a women's health clinic.
Arianna Huffington Thrive,
Thrive Arianna Huffington,
We're coming up on one of my favorite times of the year: that time, just after spring breaks out but before summer begins, in which thousands of college graduates are released into the world. And as they go forth we give them lots of advice. The advice varies, sometimes conflicts, but the general idea is: Here is what you need to know in order to succeed in the world. This year my book tour is taking me to a lot of colleges, and my first piece of advice is to start by defining success for yourself -- by being clear about what you want, what you value and what you are about. But to do that, we need to abandon, or at least mitigate, some of the worst practices of the adult world that students are already mired in: burnout, sleep deprivation, stress and anxiety. This is all the more important because this generation is starting out their adult lives burdened with multiple deficits.
I personally can't think of a better way to spend Earth Day 2014 than at a festival named after one of my favorite veggies in the heart of the nation's capital.
The truth is that the agenda of the Koch brothers is to move this country from a democratic society with a strong middle class to an oligarchic form of society in which the economic and political life of the nation are controlled by a handful of billionaire families.
Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill,
Obama Arctic Drilling,
Four years ago this week, BP's Deepwater Horizon drill platform exploded. Eleven workers died that day. Their bodies were never found. Over the next 87 days, 210 million gallons of oil gushed into the Gulf of Mexico. It fouled fishing grounds, ravaged the coastline, and shut down tourism. The world got an ugly look at some of the terrible hidden costs of fossil fuels. Spill-related health problems plague the people and the wildlife of the Gulf to this very day. I personally hoped that we, as a nation, would quickly learn from this tragedy and move swiftly to prevent a repeat disaster in our most vulnerable coastal environments. So it boggles the mind that Shell Oil is still determined to drill in one of the most fragile and remote ecosystems on Earth: the Arctic Ocean -- the last bastion of America's polar bears, endangered bowhead whales and other rare wildlife.
Mother Of Patient,
Healthy Living News
Because of you, I am beginning again to believe in miracles. Because in the depth of despair over losing your beloved son you took me into your arms and guided me back onto a track where love is real, positive thinking is a choice that saves us, and miracles do happen.
D.C. Budget Autonomy,
D.C. Legislative Autonomy,
New Columbia Admission Act,
D.c. Voting Rights,
I pay taxes like an American. I should be able to vote like one.
Despite warnings and near-constant reminders, many governments and first-responder agencies haven't thought thoroughly about communicating with the public during a crisis. In fact, most haven't even written a crisis communications plan.
Unlike every art pundit phoning in an internet review of George Bush's painting exhibition in Dallas, I actually flew down to the Big D last week to see them for myself. The exhibition is at his presidential library on the SMU campus. I had lunch at Cafe 43 there to...
It is unfortunate that, even as we celebrate the end of black slavery in the capital of what purports to be a world-class democracy, the descendants of those slaves, along with their families, neighbors and friends, are still denied a democratic voice in government.
To have any hope of modernizing our energy production and distribution, we urgently need to rethink the way that we approve infrastructure projects in America.