Recent scandals show us that men today are broken. We have created a hyper-competitive society where the worth of a man is judged by one thing and one thing only: his professional success, measured in how much money he has, how much power he wields, and how famous he's become.
The fall from grace of former presidential and vice presidential candidate John Edwards, while not unprecedented, has been epic. Edwards has gone from the poster boy of the American Dream to the quintessential politician behaving badly.
I'm all for cracking down on political corruption and the insidious ways in which money subverts our democracy. But even within this category of wrongdoing I can think of plenty of bigger fish to fry than John Edwards.
"Good morning, gentlemen. Good morning -- we're ready to get started, so if you'd all -- " "Hey, I'm sitting there!" "The hell you are!" "The hell ...
One day, I stepped off the treadmill and picked up the phone. I didn't even know what I was doing. But I found myself calling a publication that had left a voicemail about Rielle Hunter. I was going to confirm the affair.
While much has been written about the National Enquirer's scoop, the key element of how Edwards was caught has never been told -- until now.
Now is the time for all presidential candidates to come to the aid of their egos. Former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty this week joined Newt Gingri...
Elizabeth Edwards will be ever remembered as a woman who offered hope to the suffering. She was fierce, brilliant, and authentic in her reasoning and her pleas on their behalf.
The news of Elizabeth Edwards' death on Tuesday saddened me on many levels, not only the way in which her 32-year marriage to John came to an end, but...
I don't know why but I'm riveted by the fact that John Edwards was by his ex-wife's bedside.
Although we would all long for idyllic lives, Edwards knew that the road of life can be tumultuous and full of unexpected twists and turns, and that meaning is culled from gratitude, faith, and relationships.
I had no idea who she was in 2003 when I met Elizabeth Edwards while covering a debate for the Democratic nomination.
When Edwards was honoree at Consumer Watchdog's dinner, she had an audience of hundreds sobbing. Not just for herself, who was at the time fighting off the metastasized cancer that nearly killed her, but for the empathy of her words and her strength of belief in social justice.
When I first heard that Elizabeth Edwards had asked her husband to continue with his campaign and that she would continue to do so, too, in my heart I judged her. For several moments, I felt I knew better what Elizabeth Edwards should do than she, herself.
You might think that if someone is powerful enough, say ... omnipotent, then anger would be unnecessary. And yet it makes a lot of sense that we humans would expect God to get angry.
Each time campaign season heats up, the public is on alert. They say most people vote more on character, perception, or gut feeling, i.e. who they lik...