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Public Figures and Petty Hatred

Abraham H. Foxman | Posted 07.15.2015 | Impact
Abraham H. Foxman

Here at the Anti-Defamation League, we get it all the time. Most recently when we criticized Jarryd Hayne, a former Australian rugby star and now a running back on the San Francisco 49ers, for revisiting the ancient charge blaming Jews for the death of Christ.

When Public Officials Threaten The Reporters Just Trying To Keep Them Honest

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 02.26.2015 | Media

You'd think that Fox News host Bill O'Reilly, who holds a master's degree in broadcast journalism, would appreciate a good investigative story. Last w...

Je Suis Larry Flynt?

Victor Dorff | Posted 03.16.2015 | Politics
Victor Dorff

In our society, vulgarians like Larry Flynt and the murdered journalists of Charlie Hebdo are the vanguard who protect freedom of speech. They are the canary in the coal mine, whose death warns us of the unseen dangers gathering around us.

Why Must We Eat Our Young?

Catherine Clinch | Posted 10.10.2012 | Parents
Catherine Clinch

Children of divorce tell amazing stories. Not the expected accounts of dysfunctional parents and constant fighting, but stories of emotional survival.

Letting Your Fearless Flag Fly

Kaylee Scottaline | Posted 07.31.2012 | Healthy Living
Kaylee Scottaline

Those of us who use our own life experiences as material are certainly no strangers to judgment. And that alone gives us the right to fly our fearless flags high.

Role Models and the Real World

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 06.12.2012 | Parents
Dr. Peggy Drexler

The increasing fallibility and uncertain availability of XY-chromosome role models combines with the blurring of gender roles to raise a question: Does a male role model actually have to be a man?

Protecting Our Free Speech

Iris Erlingsdottir | Posted 02.26.2012 | World
Iris Erlingsdottir

After the recent Reykjavik District Court decisions penalizing a journalist for reprinting publicly-available information and presenting both sides of a domestic dispute, the Icelandic Supreme Court has taken some baby steps towards establishing a free press in Iceland.

Fame: How Low Can You Go?

Natasha Dern | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Natasha Dern

Most celebrities are not good role models and should not be regarded as such. They live in a bubble of excess, indulgence, and access.

All Together Now: We're All Very, Very Sorry (The Remix)

Keith Blanchard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Keith Blanchard

Words cannot begin to express how sorry and saddened I am over what transpired. I let my family down, and I let this country down.