In an age where being politically correct and standing up for social justice are seen as weaknesses, those that are victims of social injustice are often berated with slurs, insults, and threats through social media.
Yes, Malia is the daughter of the president of the United States, but before that she is a teenager. She shouldn't be hindered from enjoying herself because of who her father is.
We spend the first 18 years of our life learning English, math, science and history. Once we know how to write in MLA format and long divide, we're expected to have the tools to select the best path to lead us to our dream career.
Fall Into The Gap Thanks to Malia Obama, the notion of the gap year, or taking time off before attending college, has gained immense popularity (and ...
More and more women are pursuing the gap year, a form of study abroad, as a vehicle to help close what they see as a persistent gap in gender equality in the job market. In fact, sixty-five percent of all American post-secondary students abroad during the 2012-2013 academic year were female. They are aptly using this year abroad to gain skills and knowledge prior to entering American higher education and the workforce.
The racists and bigots of America have always been out there. There have always been hideous trolls on the Internet. But now they are emboldened in a big way by the bellicose Donald Trump. He's opened Pandora's box, and nobody can shut it.
For all those with Malias in their lives or, perhaps more importantly, those who can't do a year like this, let's stop calling it a "gap year" once and for all. It belittles the work students put into these years of their lives and it marginalizes those without the privileges to be able to work for a year for less than a living wage.
People often ask me whether being President has made it more difficult to spend time with Michelle and our girls. But the surprising truth is that being in the White House has made our family life more "normal" than it's ever been.
While the name of former GOP communications operative Elizabeth Lauten will be forgotten faster than they can turn it into a Jeopardy question ('What 31 year old who still consults her parents should have her Facebook privileges removed?') few parents will forget the First Family's Teenage Eye Roll.
Instead of griping about how Malia uses her dad's connections to campaign donors, we should be applauding her for learning early on how to open the right doors. More importantly, we should be making sure our own children learn the same lessons.
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Has everyone seen the most adorable animated GIF out there? Take a Time Out and a big step back from world events and worries. This is officially the end of summer, and here's a breath of happy, fresh air!
The American public now knows, courtesy of Edward Snowden, the meaning of "consistent with U.S. laws and the protection of privacy and civil liberties," as defined by the NSA and President Barack Obama.
China has recently overtaken the United States as the world's highest carbon emitter. Of course, for any solution to be effective, not only the United States, not only China, but the entire world must get on board.