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Navigating the Business of Sugar

Derek Beres | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Derek Beres

Sugar need not be the devil in the food industry; there is a good reason our bodies crave it. But when we saturate ourselves with anything, physically or mentally, we become dependent on it.

Wall Street and Health Insurers: The Hubris of Greed

Miles J. Zaremski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Miles J. Zaremski

If Main Street does not speak up loudly and constantly like it did for health care reform, it will only have itself to blame.

'NY Times Vows' Series Gets Spot-On Parody (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

If you've never seen the New York Times online "Vows" videos, you're missing out. While stories of how couples met and decided to wed are adorable, th...

2010 Pulitzer Prizes: Good News

Charles Warner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Charles Warner

The 2010 Pulitzer Prizes were good news that not only reinforced the notion of what good journalism is, but they also, by what they left out, reminded us of what bad journalism is.

Free-For-All Can Have a High Cost

Candy Spelling | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Candy Spelling

Please, anonymous commenters, know that I am not against free speech. If you don't like how I look, or you think I'm not smart or I shouldn't have a gift-wrapping room, it's all right because I have thick skin.

Tsunami of pro-charter school opinion in NY dailies

Leonie Haimson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Leonie Haimson

Before the state raised its cap on charter schools last month, New Yorkers were inundated with a flood of TV, radio and internet ads from the hedge-fu...

Steve Brill's Imperviousness to the Facts

Leonie Haimson | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Leonie Haimson

Steve Brill wrote a controversial and much criticized article in the NY Times Magazine in his ongoing effort to demonize the teachers union.

The Next Great Coal Spill? Massey's Billion Gallon Disaster in Waiting

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeff Biggers

As President Obama makes his third trip to the Gulf today to assess the worst crude oil spill in American history, residents in the coalfields can't h...

Survey Shows Many TV Weathercasters Are Dumb

Charles Warner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Charles Warner

Climatologists are those who are scientists. Meteorologists are not scientists and don't know what they are talking about when it comes to predicting long-term weather trends.

Sales Organizations Forced to Change

Grant Cardone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Grant Cardone

The past couple of years has been very challenging on all businesses and especially sales organizations. The convergence of a shrinking economy, a mo...

Responding to the New York Times on Israel

David Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
David Harris

A recent editorial in the Times was a bare-knuckled assault on Israel that will bring joy to Israel's critics. But it did a disservice to the realities on the ground.

Finding a long lost friend: Let me count the ways

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

One way to replenish your stock of friends is to dig deep into your past. Rediscovering a friend with whom you have a shared history can truly be a tr...

The NY Times, The Daily News and the NY Post Snooze while Extell Advances

Marta Hallowell | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Marta Hallowell

In two weeks the biggest real estate development in mid-town Manhattan since the creation of Lincoln Center will go before City Planning for approval....

Newsy.com: The Future of Mobile News

Charles Warner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Charles Warner

While Newsy.com is fulfilling the mobile video news dreams of its consumers, Time is making promises to advertisers, not to its readers.

The People of Gaza and a Reporter: Victims of the NY Times' Stubbornness

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Daoud Kuttab

As a result of the reluctance of the executive editor of theNY Times to do the right thing, the newspaper has lost its star Gaza reporter and has short changed its readers.

Raoul Abdul, Rodney Leonard and a Great House of New York, in Harlem!

Michael Henry Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Michael Henry Adams

Just who is Rodney Leonard, and how has he come to occupy one of handsomest and most comfortable duplex apartments in the city, decorated with a king's ransom worth of African art?

The NY Times Has It Bass Ackwards

Charles Warner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Charles Warner

The NY Times rewards freeloaders, punishes frequent, loyal readers, and does not give incentives for readers to take any action on ads. It's time to rethink its pricing strategy.

iYawn: Apple, Media and Fans Miss Boat

B.D. Gallof | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
B.D. Gallof

In one day, a company fell back to earth. And those journalists and tech geeks covering it went right along with it, clapping like a bunch of seals.

The Yoga of Eating Animals

Derek Beres | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Derek Beres

If yoga teachers fail to recognize the damage being done around them then we are losing an essential community of voices who have to help reverse this agricultural monoculture.

A Letter to New York State Democratic Party Chairman Jay Jacobs

Will Schwartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Will Schwartz

I would love to see David Paterson and Andrew Cuomo go head-to-head over their policy records. I want to see Kirstin Gillibrand prove that she can run a fair election on her record.

Postage and Other Economic Outrages Against Soldiers

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
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Don McNay

America ships soldiers off to Afghanistan and Iraq for free. If you come back in a body bag, they ship that back for free, too. However, we make families who send soldiers socks, food and underwear pay shipping costs.

Mental Illness Coverage Is Mixed

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Robert David Jaffee

I too have experienced delusions on an airplane. Though I have tamed my one-time diagnosis of schizophrenia, I did show psychotic symptoms earlier in the year when I was switching medication.

Agent Orange in Vietnam: Ignoring the Crimes Before Our Eyes

Dave Lindorff | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dave Lindorff

Missing from a recent Times article on American victims of Agent Orange, was a single mention of the far larger number of victims of Agent Orange in Vietnam: the Vietnamese.

Is it Right To Disapprove of David Paterson?

Will Schwartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Will Schwartz

We don't need a lame duck. We need a strong executive now; one that can tame the wilds of our legislature, or at the very least stand up to its corruption.

The New York Times and Bloomberg Act as Stenographers for MSNBC on Anti-CNN Coverage

Charles Warner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Charles Warner

Neither of two news stories made the connection between CNN's rating declines and the drastic change in its position on Time Warner Cable in New York, where 10 percent of America's televisions are.