Memoirs are often written by the spurned lover, the abused child, the disenfranchised group member. Some memoir writers haven't dealt with their pasts, using the print medium to get even.
What bothers the right about "big government" should bother us about "supersized philanthropy." The growing power of philanthropists has begun to undercut our democracy and our democratic institutions.
The outcome? No home run, but some measurable steps forward.
The Dark Age of Banking reaches its twelfth anniversary today, November 4. History will no doubt judge the Financial Modernization Act, repealing Glass-Steagall, as the beginning of the dark, modern banking era.
The world's second-richest man and a group of American nurses on the frontlines of the Occupy Wall Street protests came to the G20 summit in Cannes, France this week to advocate for the same thing.
Perhaps if we offered the gold, silver and bronze for actual achievements, kids would learn lessons that better served their needs as adults.
Apple's first quarterly downturn in five years is being spun by analysts as a one time event linked to planned obsolescence of an iPhone and the death...
We have never had a vaccine for a parasitic disease, and the scientific complexity is dizzying. But at this week's Malaria Forum, I was pleased to announce the interim results of a trial for a vaccine candidate.
While I am not a millionaire and I don't even qualify for the current New York State surcharge on higher income earners, I should be paying more taxes too. Maybe that would clean up some of the economic problems plaguing New York City.
Young people -- many of them college dropouts like Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg before them -- are streaming to Palo Alto hoping to be the next Steve Jobs (another dropout) with the desire to invent something incredible that might change the world.
The NCLB waiver process provides an opportunity for the Duncan administration to extricate itself from the assault on teachers that was initiated by its predecessor.
Bill Clinton, Bill Gates and Al Gore may all be remembered for the work they did after the end of their hugely successful midlife careers. And what about the rest of us?
Poverty levels are rising to numbers not seen for half a century. One-third of children in the District of Columbia go to bed hungry at night. And Daniel Snyder just bought a $70 million yacht.
Andy Rooney has been the voice of America for thirty-three years. He once described himself as, "a dead center normal average American." But the always modest Rooney is so much more.
The numbers don't lie. Unemployment rates among Americans who never went to college are about double that of those who have a postsecondary education. And the need for highly-skilled workers is growing.
There is not a moment to waste when millions of people's lives and futures are at stake. This impatience is why I'm happy to be joining Twitter officially today as @melindagates. After all, what's more impatient than a tweet?