It's not a bad thing to give a ranking some consideration -- especially if it's about its general position rather than its exact number. But if some say to take rankings with a grain of salt, I would recommend giving the salt shaker a few more shakes.
I eagerly opened my current issue of Newsweek and then threw the magazine in the trash with utter disgust after perusing the story.
Mitt Romney doesn't really fit the classic wimp definition, as even Newsweek sheepishly concedes. Anyone who remembers the primary campaign knows that Romney is no classic "wimp." Instead, Romney is a world-class weasel.
Like many pleasures in life, use of the internet requires moderation. Digital connection becomes a toxic drug when we're unable to keep our focus and separate real time from screen time.
The notions that Palin has any business speaking at the convention or that her not being invited to do so will have any negative impact on Mitt Romney's presidential campaign are hilariously, and perhaps purposefully, misguided.
I am sending a letter to The Daily Beast/Newsweek, respectfully saying "Thanks, but no thanks" for putting me on the Digital Power Index, and asking them to replace me with a woman I respect in my field who I think is an awesome evangelist, Deanna Zandt.
Discrimination and prejudice is quite possible in the U.S. and it seems ever apparent in all things arguably related to Fethullah Gulen. America should be welcoming a Muslim scholar promoting secular education, science, tolerance and nonviolence -- not castigating him.
Eliot & Mary debate how a bad bet in London -- shades of AIG! -- produced "told you sos" from those wanting a strong Volcker Rule. Is Regulation still evil? Then: the two debate opening partisan attacks on Bain and Debt.
There is no connection between the theme of submission/dominance and women's "possible" discomfort with economic successes and power.
As Passover 2012 ends, let's finally break the bonds, and liberate ourselves from Top Rabbis lists. America has enough idols. Let's smash this one (the list, not the rabbis).
In 1971, on our first date, Claude Picasso, Pablo's son, moved into my apartment in New York City. As a model, I was on the covers of Cosmopolitan, ...
"This is unheard of. We take our own cover photographs. If he won't be photographed by Newsweek, he won't be on the cover." Was this actually happening? Losing our major break over the cover shot?
If maturity and compromise are essential to a democracy as we were taught in school, then as the old Chinese Proverb has it, "If we don't change our direction we're likely to end up where we're headed."
Looking back at my encounters with Havel, I'm struck by three dominant character traits: his moral courage, his ability to recognize and live with the contradictions of human behavior, and his sense of the absurd.
A major study on international school math performance buries the idea once and for all that girls and women have less ability to succeed in math and science because of their biology.
There is a major flaw in the Tea Party's over-simplistic plan to fix America: it is impossible to actually implement.