NYT columnist Tom Friedman's latest column made a contribution to our malfunctioning political culture: He demonstrates self-reflection, a good faith effort at honesty, and relative freedom from the penchant for politically correct, "do something" tactics of knee-jerk violence.
Passwords are things we have to draw upon and remember in our daily lives, so making one to help you eat healthier or to remind you of a hardship that you overcame and don't want to go back to is probably one of the most clever things I have ever heard of.
A suicide pill for everyone over 85? Not the wisest plan to suggest right now. But it is, in fact, a possibility put forth by Joyce Appleby, Professor Emerita of History at the University of California, Los Angeles.
But one doesn't really leave the Times. The memories, the emotional attachment, are too embedded in one's subconscious to be obliterated by the mere act of departure.
It's not up to applicants to make the college admissions officers' lives easier, but it is important for applicants, and their families, to understand the big picture.
I am both an adult adoptee and an adoptive mother to a beautiful firebrand of a 6-year-old boy from Ethiopia. I love adoption. I love the whole messy, rich, textured, complex world it has given me. I do not love it because it is one long Disney happy ending.
There is no doubt about the public mood. So why didn't the public vote when there was so much journalistic enthusiasm for the election; when an amazing amount of television time, especially on cable, was given to politics; and when radio goes at politics 24-7?
Under the direction of my good friend Aroon Shivdasani, the first literary festival of the Indian American Arts Council (IAAC) with Columbia Universit...
It is not a secret that the Turkish government suppresses the media, but the tools they invent to punish the free press are pushing boundaries.
All over the country, newspaper reviewers are wasting space reviewing George Bush's biography about his father. Whether they pan it or praise it, they'll say over and over, as Michiko Kakutani recently did in The New York Times, things like "he writes--" or "he says--" Does he?
Tom Tierney is a recognized leader in serving the nonprofit sector. In 1999, he co-founded The Bridgespan Group, an independent, nonprofit organization that collaborates with mission-driven leaders and organizations to help accelerate social impact.
New York Times columnist Paul Krugman is an effective polemicist with a wide readership. So when he makes arguments that are at best factually wrong and at worst disingenuous, one cannot simply ignore them.
With the New York Times reporting scant opportunities for Americans to increase their income in an ever-frustrating economy, it may be nigh time to hit the road. Here are five great reasons to flip the status quo on its head and travel while the getting's good...
I have spent the last four years interviewing law enforcement, sex workers and experts on the sex industry for an upcoming book and they all say that shutting down one or two websites that permit ads for sex work will only make things worse for girls and women who are being sexually exploited.
If Republicans emphatically do not want to cooperate in any meaningful way with Democrats, is there anything Obama can do to change that? No, not really. But according to the press, Obama is supposed to change that equation, or else he loses.
Farley's work can currently be seen at the Howland Center in Beacon, New York. The Howland is featuring an exhibit of her work with cowgirls, Cowgirls: Contemporary Portraits of the American West until the end of January.