Getting mostly cheers and applause, when not preceded by laughter, is a good indicator that what a comedian is saying may be very wise, but not funny. That, in a nutshell, is my problem with George Carlin.
No person anywhere else in the cosmos of politics, culture or celebrity has caused such a stir as Sarah Palin this year. So why wasn't she even considered for TIME's annual award?
How she's been promoted as a students first education reform is definitely a work of prestidigitation and legerdemain. She'll defy examination and deceive you again.
I never thought I'd take one of these classes, because who doesn't look stupid in padded bike shorts indoors? Then I discovered that I can solve any thorny writing problem in spin class.
I think it is time that Bill, and others of his ilk get, pardon the pun, schooled on tenure.
The dizziest heights of political, corporate and academic power are still be occupied by men -- but for how much longer, and with what effects on classroom, boardroom and (Senate) cloakroom?
In an interview at Business Insider's IGNITION: The Future of Media conference last week, Arianna denounced Fox News as a legitimate source of journal...
This week marks the 30th anniversary of John Lennon's assassination. Discussion has predictably turned to the legacy that the musician left behind, and how we remember him today. Here's a sampling of different takes on Lennon.
The marriage of Newsweek and The Daily Beast ("NewsBeast"?) is a great example of journalism's hybrid future. I'm looking forward to watching Tina balance and blend what she describes as the "more reflective narrative rhythm" of magazines with "the fast, furious, instant take of the Web." Plus, there is the sundae-topping cherry of her being the newsweekly's first woman editor-in-chief. In 1970, Newsweek's female staffers -- dismissed as "dollies" -- had to launch a discrimination suit to break through the magazine's steel-reinforced glass ceiling. It only took another 40 years for this. Good luck, NewsBeast. Have a rockin' long honeymoon! How are you raising the kids, print or digital? (This week also saw the launch of HuffPost Divorce. Conceived by Nora Ephron, it covers all things divorce -- from the legal to the lighthearted, from step parenting to post-divorce dating. Check it out.)
Cats That Look Like Hitler spokesperson Meow Tse-tung had no comment on the merger and, instead, happily played with a tiny rubber mouse with a bell inside it.
We've been talking about the new green economy jobs entirely the wrong way
"It's the economy, stupid" is a phrase that has lived on longer than anyone would have expected.
When it comes to issues like climate change, one of George Will's favorite tactics is the ignoratio elenchi, also known in some circles as a red herring. Think of it as a rhetorical sleight of hand.
The United States has fallen to 11th in Newsweek's list of the best countries in the world. What is interesting is that the debate about why we are losing our "oomph as a superpower" has focused in part on U.S. education.
A respected news magazine and a (sometimes accurate) tabloid both decide to slime the President in the same week with the innuendo du jour -- the horror of being one of the world's 1.4 billion Muslims, and to sell copies, of course.