Our lack of comprehensive maternity leave says as much. Maternity leave, in America, is not for all working mothers. Put simply, the American approach to maternity leave ignores some basic facts about our economy.
Wednesday night's Republican presidential debate brings to mind one of the most memorable TV snafus in history: the 27-minute loss of audio during the first presidential debate between incumbent Republican President Gerald Ford and Democratic challenger Jimmy Carter.
Remember that you're running for one of the world's most powerful positions, and this brings with it responsibility to all of us. Without genuine representation of the people by the people, the American Dream may soon find itself on life support.
Research shows that fact-checking actually does make a difference. At the same time, the fact that falsehoods and misrepresentations of the truth are still so common shows that this deterrence effect is not particularly strong.
The Martian reminded me we don't have to be the way we've been. It reminded me what we can do when we come together to solve a problem. I'm weary of divisive politics. I'm weary of only seeking consensus when we want to wage war.
Did you make it through Sunday's lunar eclipse okay? If truth can protect us from jaguars, dragons, demons and preachers, why can't it protect us from presidential candidates whose stories rank right up there with the Incas' and the Mundas'?
I'm wondering, will Pope Francis' visit lead Americans to rethink the vitriolic spitwads they've been throwing at each other lately -- in public, in private and online? Pope Francis' patient, respectful speaking style puts to shame folks like the invective-spewing Donald Trump.
In the midst of discussions about the nuclear deal with Iran, CODEPINK, a women-led grassroots organization working to end U.S. wars, called for a celebration of Iranian culture in front of the White House, on July 23 in an event they dubbed "Dancing With the Enemy."
The realization that two such brilliant minds -- the brightest of their generation -- could allow personal hatred and the burning desire to win at all costs completely derail any semblance of useful debate is the real heartbreak of Best of Enemies.
For those of us who have had the opportunity to spend time with Hillary Clinton behind the scenes, away from the cameras, it's time to rally against those who want to create an image of her that suits their agenda and not the real woman.
Given the turmoil in the Arab world, devastated by wars and civil wars, it will be difficult to bring all the Arabs and Muslims under one political banner. What are the common political goals of Yemeni and Egyptian Arabs today in the U.S.? How do we unite Pakistanis and Arabs ?
Based on developments in our post-9/11 world, we could be watching the birth of a new American political system and a way of governing for which, as yet, we have no name. The evidence of this is all around us, and yet it's as if we can't bear to take it in or make sense of it.
There will be no Republican President as long as the Tea Party is part of the Republican Party. As soon as their leadership recognizes this, and comes to this conclusion, the Tea Party's days of de facto importance in American politics will become a footnote, however lengthy.
There is a broad understanding among the American people that there's too much money in American politics and that the dependence on their donors to provide that money leaves elected officials without the autonomy to properly represent their constituents.
I believe Yanis Varoufakis represents the grounded, value-based intellectual of a leader who has what it takes to survive the relentless demands for transparency in today's environment of global connectivity.