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.
Over the last few months, corporations have found a new way to gain attention on Twitter: tweeting rap lyrics and other allusions to hip-hop culture. The culprit that has most popularly surfaced across Twitter timelines is IHOP, which tweets edited versions of lyrics from songs by artists such as Drake, Trinidad James, and Bobby Shmurda.
Mishra's essay is an incredible exercise in distortion and denial. Even if one grants that there is a glimmer of good intentions around his apocalyptic vision the problem with the sheer fictiveness of his idea of India remains.
We've sadly arrived at a moment in journalism where the use of headline trickery to attract large, viral audiences has become so irresistible that it's even infected the Grey Lady.
It's increasingly evident that business leaders who are capable of experiencing and demonstrating empathy, compassion, and humility have greater success. Research as well as direct business experience confirms this.
Ann Coulter recently advised the Republican Party to abandon the effort to win over Latino voters, describing the Hispanic electorate as "a group of people who will never vote for [Republicans]." Such reasoning is clearly baseless, but the idea that the GOP can ignore Latinos and still succeed has unfortunately cropped up in other media outlets.
Bradlee sounded a bit nostalgic for the days when the Post and the Times dueled and the institution of journalism lived off scoops and leaks. "They changed the kind reporting we do. They institutionalized what we do today. They made it the norm."
Digital media as we know it is proving incompatible with our linear worldview. Our online experience no longer resembles the finite story that drives our lives.
This process and practice starts with getting a one-way ticket to where you are, focusing your attention and concentrating on your environment, acknowledging how you're feeling, clearing your mind of other vehicles that are trying to transport you away from that scene.
It wasn't just words and wordsmiths that Bradlee fought for. He was in continuous combat with his archrival, A.M. Rosenthal, the executive editor of the New York Times. They were both hugely talented men with larger-than-life personalities, and with enormous egos.
The media will now hastily back away from coverage while hoping everyone forgets the "disgraceful" performance of past month. I have yet to see any real self-criticism from the major news outlets so far.
A major move by Obama on Cuba may well go a long way in dampening the region's skepticism toward Washington. But neither will it create the conditions for a return to the kind of policy agenda the New York Time editorial board appears to expect.
For the first time the true story about the courageous investigative journalist, Gary Webb, is being told in movie theaters across the country where people can draw their own conclusions unhindered by the noise and static of establishment naysayers in the corporate media.
My fellow writers often ask my advice on various aspects of writing and publishing, not because I've enjoyed great success (though I have enjoyed moderate success), but because I've tried just about everything.