If Kumbaya abuse has been so deep that the mere sound of the word hurts your ears, try this: Sit quietly for a couple of minutes, watching your breath go in and out.
For most business leaders, their current role is not where they intend to stay until they die. At the right time, they all intend to make a graceful exit, and leave while still perceived to be on top of their game.
Red states, blue states, purple states -- Mother Nature doesn't care. She rippled through all of them with super-storm Sandy, exposing the true colors of all in her path.
Viewers of "Fox News" can no longer hide behind the façade that it is the only news that's impartial. Because the owner has just declared it not to be.
The very fact that the Journal hired Rove, a GOP fundraiser, to write columns about the races Rove is trying to win for the GOP represents a glaring ethical lapse.
As the movie's stars take to the airwaves this week to promote the film, it is unlikely they will discuss the agenda of the film's billionaire backers or the right-wing politicians and for-profit firms who are promoting the parent trigger idea.
I don't know what Murdoch's long-view strategy is, but in the short-term, by touting the success of the Democratic convention and downplaying the political importance of the "far right," it sure looks like he's throwing Fox News under the bus.
This article isn't to recount the story of the tragedy and the 23-year history of cover-up -- which is very ably documented elsewhere on the internet. But to flag the names of some of the most loathsome people in this dreadful saga. And to call for them to be belatedly held to account.
Rupert Murdoch is almost certainly the most powerful person in the most influential business on earth. And yet he is treated as a kind of innocent bystander to the criminal activity allegedly undertaken in his name.
Now, the often too-cautious Barack Obama has an opening to re-brand himself as the bold champion of the Democratic Party's great progressive tradition.
As the currents continue to pull at the foundations of Murdoch's empire, it's only a matter of time before the News Corp. scandal becomes an American story.
His reputation in the UK may lay in tatters, but Murdoch remains without a doubt the most powerful media player in Republican circles today simply because of the right-wing megaphone Fox News.
Pundits in the past have critiqued candidates and complained about shortcomings, but not on the coordinated scale that recently unfolded in conservative circles. And we certainly haven't seen many examples of media critiques in and of themselves being treated as news.
Historically, Americans don't seem to trust a man whose hair always looks that perfect, whose shirts always look that starched and whose wife claims they never fight. When voters can't see flaws it leaves them to imagine or invent them.
Testifying on Tuesday before Lord Justice Sir Brian Leveson's inquiry into the phone-hacking scandal surrounding Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation, former U.K. Prime Minister John Major revealed under oath one of the ways Murdoch does business.