Is some sense of sanity finally slipping into the torture debate in the U.S.? As the Senate Intelligence Committee is on the verge of releasing a summary of a report said to be hugely damning of the CIA's torture program and that contradicts the CIA's version of events, something seems to have shifted.
Does the lackluster attitude to bringing perpetrators of sexual assault reveal America's hidden or not-so-hidden misogyny? Is this lackluster approach part of today's backlash against women becoming powerful, in charge, and equal?
Every time the president -- this president or any president -- is allowed to "cut corners" on the Constitutional question of Congressional war powers, it sets a bad precedent for the future, eroding a key Constitutional, democratic speed bump against unnecessary wars of choice.
Two states down, forty-eight to go. One country down, and 195 to go. Ultimate victory is far from assured. But its chances just took a good leap forward, courtesy of the New York Times.
It's not often that the White House responds directly to a newspaper op-ed, as it did last week when the New York Times editorial board published its ...
"I just got a call from the day care center, and my two-year-old is sick. I have to go. Would...?" The raised eyebrow of one CEO said it all. They had worked hard to carve 60 minutes out of their schedules to begin discussions on a merger. Now this.
Bill and Hillary are going to be my neighbors in Amagansett this summer. They arrive tomorrow. But, they are definitely laying low this August, compared to their fancier digs of years past.
By glorifying the world's worst human rights offenders and endorsing them to host public displays for an international audience, we help countries like Qatar keep the profitable business of slave-keeping alive.
It seems as if everyone is stoned these days, including the editorial board of the New York Times. The Times called for ending the federal ban on m...
We have heard again and again that we are losing "the global competition" to nations like South Korea where students and parents take tests very seriously. But are test scores worth it?
As I write this, the House has still not managed to pass a bill to deal with the border crisis. They've been trying for a few days now, but have been locked in a serious battle between Tea Party hardliners and Republicans from more moderate districts.
We have more time to organize. Everyone in the world who wants to end the blockade of Gaza should have a plan in place to put ending the blockade at the top of the international agenda so that when the ceasefire starts, we don't have to brainstorm from scratch what our response should be.
I read the New York Times Magazine cover story about Americans' struggle with math, with special appreciation: I stink at math. I always thought my pr...
I was floored by this Saturday's New York Times article, "Seeing a Supersize Yacht as a Job Engine, Not a Self-Indulgence." I was amazed not only by how the subject of the article, Mr. Jones, rationalized his extraordinary consumption habits, but also by the mere fact that the article was published.
The problem with the newspaper is that they continue to see themselves as a newspaper, either a print version, or an online version of the same. They are not.