Despite their many differences, we can see in Jefferson and the Obamas a common commitment to a broad, open-ended education as a vehicle for disrupting entrenched elites. When the best educational resources are dominated by the wealthiest, they become an elite bent on cultivating their pleasures rather than on extending knowledge and cultural vitality.
Even if Hawai'i is overlooked when it comes time to make a decision, the real win is Hawai'i's.
I'm 50. I've been wearing a fake smile for the past few months, pretending I don't really care. I mean, 50 is just a number, right? But when I'm alone in front of the mirror, I anxiously try on the idea of being this old, like kids try on grown ups' clothes.
Michelle Obama made waves this week buy announcing she would not rule out plastic surgery in the future. GTFO, Mrs. Thang! You are perfection the way you are.
Congratulations. Elvis didn't make it this far. Here is a random list of personal thoughts in the measure and meaning of a half century on the planet.
When I was asked yesterday by POLITICO to comment on a press release from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation celebrating the food industry's alleged reduction in calories, I thought, Oh, those data we've been waiting for are finally published. But I was wrong.
Various commentators have begun using the term "the Chicago Way" or "the Illinois Way" to describe the Obama Administrations behavior. With the failed rollout of ObamaCare, we see the costs of rewarding political insiders and their substandard IT companies with plumb projects.
What else is Big Soda doing to quash consumer water consumption, and damage the First Lady's Drink Up campaign, that we have yet to discover?
Earning a college degree makes role models out of many Americans. We recently conducted a national survey of 1,000 women, and nearly 90 percent of respondents said having a college degree is important to being a good role model.
Fashion Whip is a political style column in The Huffington Post by Lauren A. Rothman, inspired by Lauren's experience as the founder of Styleauteur, a...
This time around, I pay homage to high school yearbooks and take a look back at the year in food and nutrition via superlatives. Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you... the class of 2013.
Arianne Bennett is the co-founder and CEO of Amsterdam Falafelshop, a top-it-yourself falafel sandwich shop, and darling of Washington D.C.'s famed Ad...
That Obama selfie was, in fact, nothing more than a moment of playful bonding among world leaders under tremendous pressure. It portrayed a needed sense of unity among allies that no formal portrait in the White House could capture. There was really nothing wrong with it.
This whole situation has made me love Michelle Obama even more. Most of us have had something embarrassing like this happen to us. Well, you know, your date paying more attention to another person, NOT attending an iconic memorial with millions of people watching as it goes down.
Giving the gift of conversation is worthwhile to everyone. True success comes from taking the first step and saying hello. The topic is not nearly as important as the effort.
Young people look to Kanye as a talented artist, which he is. However, if they look to him for anything else, such as someone who knows about politics, basic manners or living in reality, they are going to get a very slanted view of the world.