An Air Force veteran could only say to me today, finding it almost impossible: "You'd better be sure who you're voting for." His eyes were filled with tears.
... fill in the blanks: Teapot Dome, Watergate, Iran Contra, Lewinsky... Benghazi? You may have noticed that every time one erupts, it's compared in heinousness to the last really big one.
President Obama should stick to his red line policy toward Syria and avoid advancing a red line policy toward Iran that will tie his hands. That may frustrate his domestic critics, but it makes America's adversaries nervous. And this is exactly where we should want our country's foreign policy to be.
Unfortunately, those of us in the diaper bank movement often find ourselves in the middle of a cloth vs. disposable war. Since there are an estimated 3 million American children under the age of three living in poverty, we need all the help we can get -- disposable or cloth.
"You are welcome to seize, but please do not feel limited to: phone records, private notes, emails, diaries, blogs, recipes, family photos, poems, private sex videos, and unfinished screenplays."
"You know who's the all-time champion here? Jake Tapper. His Twitter stream is a crazy mix of scoops and sports scores and good reads from the competition, with the occasional picture of a lost dog (Twitter's version of service journalism?)."
Criminality has no color, but in America what has happened is we have condensed criminality into a specific look. So we say things like people who have a "SAFE" look usually don't face this or that type of punishment.
The question that remains unaddressed is: Why did the factory owners and Rana work from the same playbook, and ignore this crucial advice?
They told me -- in an assignment that asked them to reflect on how they heard of the marathon bombing -- that Boston hit them hard because they learned of the news by themselves, and often when they were alone, away from family.
Some would say that the CNN and other broadcast news problem is the need to fill 24 hours of airtime with meaningful content, while the digital issue is how to verify the source when torrents of information assault the system.
Comics love irony. So you might think that there would be truckloads of good jokes floating around about our environment. After all, you've got global warming, melting polar ice caps and millions of cows whose flatulence create less than desirable methane levels.
I was shocked and dismayed by Howard Kurtz's unprofessional and closed-minded comments on his Reliable Sources show on CNN today regarding the coverag...
If there's one thing we can be sure about in the reporting from Boston last week, it's this: We all have a bigger job than ever before in sorting through the torrent of conflicting reports and finding the truth.
As those old-time anthropologists never tired of repeating, ritual creates social solidarity. The standard talk after each new American tragedy is of the community "uniting" and "coming together." But around what, exactly?
We now live in a world where information moves faster than we can assess its value... this is especially true in times of panic, disaster, and crisis.
In the Internet age, we're all journalists. Everyone who posts on social media should consider that, if what they posted is incorrect, exposing, sensational, prejudicial or otherwise inappropriate, it may change the perception of those who see it in unforeseen ways.