Katrina and Lowry debate whether a) beheadings and media war whoops forced Obama's hand; b) he gets a boost or blame in November; c) he'll escalate if Bombs-without-Boots fails. What now happens to his desired pivot to Asia, climate, inequality? Ray Rice too is tackled by tape. Is a video worth a million words?
So, that happened: Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's (R) career as a professional defendant has finished its first big story arc, with he and wife Maureen being convicted of 20 counts of corruption between them.
As a service to the deceased person's families -- often on both sides of the border, some with United States citizenship and some not -- the work is a remarkable study in simple decency and human compassion.
Why does the world seem to celebrate schmoozers, and what might we be missing when we assume quieter people have nothing worth saying? This persuasive talk from author (and self-proclaimed introvert) Susan Cain will leave you questioning your assumptions about what makes a good leader, and you may see the people in your life a bit differently - yourself included.
It's worth remembering these days -- as President Obama declares that air power will be the primary and perhaps only U.S. effort against ISIS in Iraq and Syria -- that the impressive Pentagon videos of missile warheads exploding in the crosshairs obscure the difficulty that air power has in achieving positive, lasting effects on the ground. And that the effects of air campaigns diminish over time -- as the Germans discovered when their intense bombing of London in 1940 failed to break Britain's will. Shock and awe are short-lived.
As a journalism teacher, I'm appalled by the clear neglect of First Amendment rights to this student publication. As a citizen, I'm appalled by this administration's desire to keep a racial slur as a mascot because of tradition.
As a climate and Earth science communicator, I find this is the biggest challenge. We're in a constant fight to capture attention, to move people, to make them care about how their behavior is affecting Earth. To feel something.
I can't begin to imagine what you went through as a child. What's extremely heartbreaking is that you said that you "deserved it." No child deserves to be hit or beaten, with or without a belt.
In the past year and a half, I've given over 100 keynote speeches and hundreds of presentations, and things have changed dramatically. I still get nervous occasionally, but public speaking is now one of my favorite activities. Here are the five steps that have been most helpful in reducing my anxiety.
Reciting the pledge can certainly be a patriotic act, but so can fighting against religious intrusion into our government.
The September 2014 edition of the Russian GQ includes 23 rules for navigating the complex world of 21st century sex with the help of 19th century values. Some of these sex tips are standard men's magazine fare. But two of the entires are particularly loathsome.
Institutionalized racism is so deeply embedded in the fabric of our everyday lives that it can rear its ugly head anywhere from an Economist book review that whitesplains slavery to the front offices of the Atlanta Hawks.
It's time to disrupt the media status quo on climate silence, connect the green weather dots and invite the rest of America to join the conversation.
We hear the same conversation, "Your generation is lazy, selfish and always on your phones." But our parents and Boomer punditry often miss two key parts of the conversation: the immense pressures facing many our generation and millennial efforts to fix our nation's problems.
The reality of the Korean peninsula is, of course, vastly more complicated than these either-or contrasts. Stop thinking of the peninsula as two completely distinct halves, with barbed wire running down the middle.
This year, for the first time, American high school students show a greater overall appreciation for the First Amendment than do adults.
As I think about my work this past year in Liberia and Haiti, I am reminded of these thoughts I included in a Reporter's Notebook that I wrote for Newsday after returning from having covered the famine in Somalia in 1993. It strikes me that what I wrote then is always applicable to reporting in the developing world.
In the wake of Ohio State University's new policies regarding sexual assault and harassment, Rush Limbaugh took to the airway to share his views. What people took from that particular show varies greatly on their opinion of Rush.