Matalin and Corn debate déjà vu news - Israel back in Gaza and ACA back in court. Consensus: there's not a media bias but a rough balance between pro-Israel talking heads and the flood of photos of dead civilians. Also: why not label GMOs in processed food?
It was one of those 3 a.m. ideas that I had to act on. And that was to go paleo... for a week. Could I handle this almost-absurd change in my diet?
Whether you're looking for a local grocer or an elegant dinner, there's something for everyone in this community.
Human beings sometimes have a troubling inability to hold two thoughts in mind at the same time -- not only when the two thoughts contradict each other but even when they simply appear to be in conflict with each other but actually aren't. And nowhere is there a greater need for us to get past this tendency than when discussing the ongoing war on drugs. It should be possible to say that, as a first step toward ending this shameful chapter in our country's history, we should continue with the movement toward the decriminalization of marijuana. And we should also be able to say that as we decriminalize, we should take every step possible to minimize the harm, since there is scientific evidence of the dangers of pot on adolescents and young adults. So as we move toward legalization, let's put the science front and center.
We need to start demanding a little more patriotism from these corporations. If they want to keep benefiting from everything our great country has to offer, they need to start showing a little more loyalty to the people who live and work in America.
American city dwellers place a high value on their cities' food offerings, from restaurants to farmers' markets. We also love historic buildings and good public spaces. Traffic, not so much.
Growing up poor and in the streets with a single parent was not easy, but I thought that was how everybody lived. It was not until I picked up a newspaper called, PALANTE that I had seen the word "Puerto Rico" in public. I read the newspaper on my long subway ride up to the Bronx and immediately wanted to learn more.
"To witness hunger in America today," journalist Tracie McMillan writes in the August issue of National Geographic Magazine, "is to enter a twilight zone where refrigerators are so frequently bare of all but mustard and ketchup that it provokes no remark, inspires no embarrassment."
Too many American corporations have recently sought to renounce their corporate citizenship and reincorporate as a citizen of another country in order to avoid paying a fair share of taxes. The technical term for this practice is an "inversion," but it really is a perversion of our tax laws.
Service creates citizens, and service solves problems. Across the nation, there are ambitious efforts to expand the notion of service -- especially a service year -- as a formative, binding experience and a means to unleash human capital.
Tthe hardships of living under the claustrophobic and brutal Belarusian regime of death squads, disappeared persons and jailings has gone under the radar. Hopefully, this documentary will boost concern and ignite interest and support for those who are suffering.
Even though we reminisce about the loss of free tuition at Cooper Union and touch the few remaining lamp post mosaics made by the drug-fueled punks of the '80s, Camille's words of wisdom offer a note of hope to those old New York nostalgics: "What matters isn't the past, but the future."
At the mention of ice cream, a smile beams like a rising sun on Dolma Yangchen's solidly serious face.
I am reminded of the teenager who welcomed me into his home, loved American music and was the farthest thing from MS-13 anyone could be. At the end of the day these are human beings. They are children.
I often write about social media and I think that the more time we spend in the digital environment, the less we appreciate those interactions that take place without a screen as the middleman.
How could she, as his zealously anti-gay religious mentor and self-avowed "demon buster," possibly tolerate his "evolving" on something that is so fundamental to her belief system? But if it's truly the case that he's evolved, Tyree can let us all know that he completely disavows her radical views on homosexuality.
More than 75 percent of the people on Rikers Island and in other city jails are not in custody due to a conviction. They are in jail on bail, sometimes as low as $250, because they cannot afford to meet this cash obligation.
Unless there is blood, smoke or threatened police arrests, Occupy consistently complains that mainstream media reporters ignore or shy away from social protests and activism -- their movement, in particular.