What kind of society abandons its own young? What kind of society allows the generations in power to favor themselves over those who follow them, and then lets them claim they're doing it out of selflessness?
Clearly his own November 2013 re-election was on New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's mind while deciding when to call a special election to replace late U.S. Senator Frank Lautenberg. The governor's decision can both help him and hurt him in a future national campaign.
New York leads the nation with many superlatives: it's the biggest, the artiest and most visited of our cities. Now, it has topped its own unfortunate record, with more homeless people sleeping in shelters each night than ever: more than 50,000 each night.
Prince Rogers Nelson, better known as Prince, has the music world intrigued with the series of singles he's been releasing. I thought I'd take a peek into his pre-Minnesota, pre-purple, ancestral past. Here are a few of the discoveries I found scattered in the branches of his family tree:
Now that Newtown and the president's proposals have focused the nation's attention on the problem of how to end such senseless slaughter, attention must be paid to the Millennial Generation's ideas on how to meet this challenge.
Researchers at Harvard and the University of Michigan have found that 1.4 million American families live in extreme poverty About 2.8 million children are included in those families. "Extreme" is not a strong enough word for the kind of poverty we're talking about.
Here are gun law reforms that alone will save thousands upon thousands of Americans, and joined with other reasonable reforms, can truly turn the tide on gun violence in this country.
Newark Mayor Cory Booker made headlines this week by accepting a challenge from a Twitter follower to live on food stamps for a week. Never one to accept merely one challenge at a time, he also accepted a challenge from me.
Gov. Christie is at a crossroads: he can romance the national Republican Party or concentrate on a badly battered New Jersey. The conflicts before yesterday were largely symbolic. Now they're real, with large consequences.
The bare-knuckles battle depicted in the documentary film Street Fight reminds us of how ugly it can get.
Each and every action taken by a connected network influences the outcome. Each person, each tweet and each retweet, each post on Google+ or Facebook is important. There is real power in a connected network!
Johnson & Johnson claims to pursue the healthiest products for consumers. To punctuate this dedication, they introduced the Healthy Project, a new movement launched by the company that hopes to inspire healthy changes among consumers.