America has been tilting toward an economy that benefits primarily the 1 percent. For America to work we need an economy that benefits the 100 percent. Combining an enhanced EITC and minimum wage moves us in that direction.
With the recent prevalence of Kindle, Nook, and other digital reading devices, short fiction has started to return as an acceptable, and salable form, in fact bringing back the form with a power and a popular respectability it has not had for some time.
Edward Snowden is transcending the moral limits of authority and insisting that we can fully defend the Bill of Rights, emphatically including the Fourth Amendment. What a contrast with New York Times columnists David Brooks, Thomas Friedman and Bill Keller.
Broadcast is not blogging, news media is not New Media, and serious reporting is not riffing. Considering the age and attention span of the mobile and smartphone demographic, why is media in such a panic to cater to them?
If I am my father's daughter, it is because we can lose ourselves, and find ourselves, in great literature.
Susanne Craig's story in Thursday's New York Times about Goldman Sachs & Co.'s Lloyd Blankfein and his longtime No. 2 Gary Cohn is, like so many Wall ...
The postmodern intellectual is also more closely associated with business and sales than in the past. Today, everyone markets themselves and everything is a business. Even academic institutions resemble business institutions.
The editors of the New York Times appear to have forgotten an important principle: The First Amendment is for all of us, and does not grant any special privileges to the institutional press.
The challenge has been converting this understanding to action, particularly considering how special interests pushing their energy products--nuclear, oil, gas and coal--have a hold on so many governments around the world.
The Guardian piece seems to have done no harm and may even do some good, but calling it a "scoop" just emphasizes the short attention span of the world's news organizations.
The New York Times took home a total of four category wins in feature writing and investigative, international and explanatory reporting. John Branch was recognized for his exceptional feature work on the paper's first-ever large-scale multimedia project, Snowfall.
Give one of these three books a try and see if they spark your tastebuds the way that they spark mine. I'd be surprised if you're not at the supermarket by page 50.
Reporter Barry Meier has written his first Kindle Single A World of Hurt: Fixing Pain Medicine's Biggest Mistake. In it, he looks at the over-prescription of the drug OxyContin. Within a week of publication, the book already landed among the top 10 best-selling e-book singles.
No one knows exactly if your cancer will kill you sooner, or later, or not at all. There is the often broken five-year test of time, there are statistics and prognoses and studies, there are oncologists, radiologists, surgeons, and social workers; there are articles in the New York Times and the New England Journal of Medicine that often contradict each other.
It startles me to even think this way, but let's be honest. Who has time to linger over the daily paper anymore? With our rushed morning schedules, we barely manage to pick it up from the driveway and toss it in the house.
Make all the jokes you want. The next mayor of New York City will be Anthony Weiner. The current crop of mayoral candidates is so mediocre that, until Weiner's entry last week, Election Day was on its way to attracting one of the lowest voter turnouts in history.