Most commitments in life come with an escape clause. You can join a group and later decide to leave. You can accept a job and then quit. Deep friendships can slowly fade -- even marriages. But to be asked by someone to participate in the act of creating a child... this was truly sacred.
I believe that it will take a lot of news intelligence and creativity to turn CNN around. Cutting costs and firing guys will not do it.
If you don't like Obama's politics, he's fair game. But for being a mensch and not wanting to disrupt the schedules of others and being a good sport when they took photos and videos, hey, members of the media, was it that slow of a news day?
The most important reason not to show these videos is the element of copycat shooters. In the future, troubled and angry people might see the videos of Cho, the Columbine killers, and Rodger and decide to get their 15 minutes of fame as well.
Have we always been a country of whiners and complainers? Follow along with me as I try and navigate the tremendous horror of some of what people have deemed the biggest stories dominating the news headline in the last week.
There he was, slumped in his primetime hot seat, clinging to an ill-conceived game plan somebody must have given him. His so-called apology landed with all the finesse of a brick clanging off a backboard.
Guilford College recently announced their 2014-15 list of speakers for their Bryan Series. This is a gem and privilege that the college has given to the students of Guilford and the surrounding community since 1996.
Lacking the conviction of its best reporters, the network has become a ghoulish disaster-victim-exploitation-porno-channel.
Does an occasional slip-up make you a bigot? Should you lose your job for a few heated words? Alec has denied that he used the word "faggot" and at one time claimed to have used the word "maggot." Who cares? Is the guy actively crusading against gay rights? No!
What lies at the root of my anxiety is what I now understand to be a deadly combination of extreme information sharing and ambiguous calls to action.
I feel thrilled for Robin Roberts. She survived a terrible ordeal with cancer to emerge beautiful, victorious and finally able to come out publicly ab...
Credibility in the news business is hard to get and easy to lose. But something in the lonely hearts of journalists make them want to be celebrities and movie stars.
A look at the systemic configuration of the Philippine political system allows you to appreciate the limits of human agency on a purely individual basis. The Haiyan tragedy was a wake-up call to the increasing unsustainability of the Philippine political economy.
Cooper, who finally came out of the closet just last year, did far more harm to the LGBT community by staying in the closet for all those decades than Alec Baldwin has ever done with his temper tantrums.
"People today replace the image with real life," Anderson Cooper reflected. Indeed, people want to "tweet it" or "post it" or show it to their friends on some other social media outlet, even if they have not really lived it.