An exhaustive 2008 academic study of polling in the years after 9/11 can help make sense of what might be seen as confused public opinion today on privacy and government surveillance. It also suggests concerns about surveillance may be underreported as some people particularly sensitive about privacy might not take surveys.
Research with animals is an ethically charged consideration for everyone regardless of age. It is not just animal rights advocates who take this issue seriously; researchers do as well.
But why? Are these readers hoping to find out if things today are really as bad as Orwell foretold? Do they want to know if it has a happy ending? Or are they already expecting the worst and simply want a roadmap for an orderly transition?
Five hours into the drive from Atlanta to Washington, our kids tried to stage a coup. It happened at the worst possible moment in our trip, during a pit stop at a rest area on Interstate 85 in a remote part of North Carolina.
The original revelations about spying on the AP have been overshadowed by the recent confirmations of the NSA's long suspected and extensive domestic spying activities. The opinion of the public appears to be strongly in favor of improved privacy protections.
A new national survey of African-Americans paints a fascinating picture: over half of those polled report that their lives have generally improved in recent years. But what of the other half, who report lower satisfaction with their lives -- especially lower-income African-Americans?
Are you still forgetting to pack your manners when you travel? If you are, then please meet Grace, a flight attendant who recently turned to me for some career advice.
There are a lot of great reasons to restrict some songs from the road trip soundtrack.
Peter Bauer is mad. His wife, Susan, a loyal United Mileage Plus member, can't seem to redeem her hard-earned points for what she'd been promised: "free" flights -- or "free" anything, for that matter.
Even after multiple scandals all vying for the top headline throughout the week, over the weekend CNN reported poll numbers showing Obama currently enjoys 53 percent of the public's approval for the job he's doing. His numbers actually rose from the last time the poll was taken.
The Titanic remains the most haunting maritime disaster in history. But its fate, and those of the 1,500 lost souls on board, should be a call to action for all of us. Maritime history should be preserved and protected, not plundered.
The plot is as old as entertainment itself. To beat the defending champions, the underdog Bulls would have to overcome incredible odds.
The Republicans have exercised so many spin control muscles that those muscles have started to act involuntarily and instantaneously. Like the heart at the core of any wild animal, the GOP has developed an instant if not repetitive spin for everything.
The power of a lobbyist working for a huge nonprofit is self-evident (note the NRA) but if you are a small nonprofit, who is pressing your case?
To me, there are few scents as repulsive as Chanel No. 5.
I love the idea of a DIY shampoo that's chemical-free, but I can only imagine the resistance I'd get from my kids as I tried to woo them to the kitchen sink for their evening wash.