If ALEC were an honest broker, it would recommend market-based solutions, like the Republican-inspired, acid rain cap-and-trade program championed by President George H.W. Bush. But that's not likely going to happen, because doing so would alienate its fossil fuel industry and trade association members.
After years of incompetence and racial profiling among its forces and in light of the popular new podcast, "Serial," Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel has launched an innovative new program replacing the core of Chicago's police force entirely with NPR hosts and producers.
As Kathleen reminded me, I need to stop killing off my mother. I have the rest of my life to grieve after she dies. For today, all Mom wants is for me to be with her... now.
If limiting labels, bleak stereotypes, or discouraging first impressions become the thought-model we blindly adopt as our own -- defining who we are and influencing who we will be -- then we need better models.
Ari Phillips at Climate Progress. Three major companies - Cisco Systems, 3M, and Kimberly Clark - announced they will now give employees a deeply discounted way of buying or leasing solar panels for their homes. Sunny news, indeed!
Until we're willing to deal with the fact that young people are sexual people who need more realistic, developmentally appropriate guidance when it comes to sexual expression and satisfaction, the situation is not going to change.
From start to finish Pendleton and Walsh give astoundingly natural performances that go some way, though not far enough, to justify the length of the sketch.
Even knowing all this, after going through a few pages or watching a TV screen while waiting at the doctor's office or in the airport I can't help thinking what a crazy world we are in, with people doing all these unbelievable, sometimes unacceptable things. Is that, I wonder, "reality"?
The national media is in the midst of another season of self-loathing, and with good reason. The coverage of politics often is as trivial as politics itself. So it was with a sense of relief and gratitude that I joined some 500 others recently to give thanks for and pay tribute to Diane Rehm.
To be sure, we are at a crossroads. Poets and audiences need each other. As a member of both groups, I am ready to rise to the occasion.
The insular and well-heeled world of American asbestos litigation is gathering atop San Francisco's Nob Hill this week for what amounts to an annual current-events snapshot, and this year things may get a bit testy in the industry triangle of plaintiff attorneys, defense firms and insurance companies.
Billionaire Bill Gates funds the media. This is no surprise to me. What did surprise me is the discovery that he meets with the media he funds (and others) regularly behind closed doors.
Whatever the particulars of the Michael Brown shooting, the resentments of African-Americans originate in violations of these universal human needs and longings, violations stretching back generations, some continuing today in all too many places.
So to win at retail in 2014, a great value offer is cost-of-entry. But having an edge in convenience can be a real differentiator. Call it leveraging laziness. And watch shoppers gravitate towards you.
Leaders parade decision-making as rational and strategic because they "have the numbers" to support it. The tech revolution with its miraculous information-processing seems to support the idea of data as king.
"Don't you know things can change Things'll go your way If you can hold on for one more day" -Wilson Phillips I'm 55 years old and morbidly obese. ...