"Who cares?" said people on Twitter. "Isn't this old news?" said people on Facebook. "When is a person's sexuality going to stop making headlines?" said commenters on Web posts. But Anderson Cooper officially coming out is important, and I'm going to tell you why.
When I was in middle school, homeroom was my favorite part of the morning, because I got to watch Channel One. I remember being infatuated with Anderson Cooper's hair, for starters, and even then, before I truly understood that I was gay, I saw something in him that I saw in myself.
The program, which was filled with smart dialogue, internal conflict and self-righteousness, was a bit misleading about what happens behind the scenes at a cable news network.
Mitt Romney launched his major general election ad campaign this week and the late night hosts (minus the still on vacation Stewart and Colbert) were there to brutally make fun of him.
Whenever one of my mother's sentences begins with "I swear," I take cover and get ready for the diatribe. If I'm in the kitchen, I stop chopping. If I'm in the car, I put my iPhone on speaker. It's just too good to miss.
Is Ann Romney a valid target for political commentary? President Obama and his First Lady unequivocally said "No," but then you'd expect them to. As far as they're concerned, spouses and children of politicians are always off-limits. But are they? Or should they be?
From Washington to Hollywood to Main Street, Martin's story has struck a cultural nerve that demands effective policy response. In death, Trayvon Martin stands in the eye of a tempestuous storm that is forcing us to take a long, hard look in the mirror.
Not since Beyonce donned a metal tutu and launched into "If I were A Boy" and an Alanis Morrisette cover in her 2010 Grammys performance have we looked forward to an act this much.
We will all remember this week for the moment Rick Perry did something so stupid that it completely removed the focus from Herman Cain's ongoing sexua...
With all eyes on primetime during the first few weeks of the new season it has been easy to lose sight of everything that is happening in daytime.
Education must be the top issue in the election season ahead. It is a question of economics, growth, basic social justice and human rights.
Michele Bachmann vows, "I will build a double-walled fence." It is unclear whether she moonlights in construction or will have her 23 children build the fence.
Week two of the People vs. Dr. Conrad Murray Hollywood trial introduced the world to a new cast of characters. The witnesses were colorful, brilliant, arrogant, frustrated, pretty and aloof. Week two of the Michael Jackson manslaughter trial was reality TV worth watching.
Kids need the power to have an impact and to be heard, respected and heeded. At the same time they need to know that we will protect them, all of them -- even the bullies -- from the power games of children, from the dramas that can last a lifetime.
It's time to realize that "bullying" incorporates more than the hideous abuse and high-profile suicides of other people's kids, and more than the over-the-top, often cute and clever nastiness depicted in movies and television.