The following article first appeared in The National Book Review Jeff Schmalz, who worked at the New York Times for more than 20 years before dying o...
Despite the apparent inability of many of our current policy makers to accept the scientific reality of climate change, the science is not new.
Donald Trump's call to ban Muslims from the United States is so reprehensible that it's hard to know where to begin. So I'll begin with this: Aside from being morally bankrupt and likely to provoke anti-Muslim violence, Trump's rhetoric is based on a profound misreading of reality.
In this climate gun control laws will not be changed. But it may be possible for the president to creatively use existing law to promote at least temporary restrictions on weapons of mass killing and force national action.
There's nothing wrong, or incendiary, or biased about using "liar" when it's accurate. Even when the liar is today's GOP frontrunner. In fact, especially when the liar is a political frontrunner eying the White House.
The New York Times editorial board's call for a ban on civilian ownership of assault weapons deserves to be supported in the strongest possible terms.
Honors, Gifted and Talented, Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate programs can be an insidious way of maintaining racial segregation in nominally desegregated public schools.
This week's New York Times Magazine contains a short, but brilliantly provocative piece by "On Money" writer, Adam Davidson, titled "Saving the World, Startup-Style." The issue is important because roughly one billion men, women and children live in dire poverty on less than a dollar a day.
A few weeks ago, my wife and I attended Homecoming King, The Daily Show correspondent Hasan Minhaj's one-man show about his experiences growing up South Asian in the United States.
When I heard that Amazon was doing a miniseries based on Philip K. Dick's Hugo-winning novel from the Sixties, I realized that it had been sitting on my shelves between DeLillo and Didion for years. Once I picked up the 1992 paperback (with a weird cover) and dusted it off, I couldn't put it down.
At the risk of stating the obvious, there is a strong relationship between peace and stability on the one hand and strong/effective governance on the other.
The New York Times' reporting effectively issued a peremptory ruling against the concerns of refugee advocates.
A non-profit organization by the name of Games for Change has developed a challenge/curriculum activity that accomplishes more learning in one activity than I have seen in some classes lasting for a complete semester.
While the thousands of us from business and civil society who have planned to participate in the multitude of side meetings await direction from officials in Paris, our work must carry on with heightened urgency, unbowed in the face of terror.
It's not always easy being a Madonna fan. Her occasional slip-ups notwithstanding -- even I cringe at the opening lines to Rebel Heart's "S.E.X." -- the real challenge is listening to and reading the criticism that's been riding the Queen of Pop's coattails for 30 years.
So students are all on the same page, I would start the lesson with a list of headlines, but would avoid video coverage. Based on these headlines from the New York Times and what you know from media coverage, what happened in Paris, France this weekend?