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How Logical Are We, Really?

Terry Newell | Posted 03.31.2017 | Impact
Terry Newell

In a mea culpa Op-Ed, New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof recently took himself and the press to task for allowing Donald Trump to use the media to his advantage. "We were lap dogs, not watchdogs" he admitted.

The Real Cost Of Low Confidence

Barbara & Shannon Kelley | Posted 12.26.2011 | Women
Barbara & Shannon Kelley

It's not that women can't make the grade, the study found. It's that, when it comes to venturing out into the workplace, they don't think they'll fit.

"Too Pretty to Do Homework?"

Barbara & Shannon Kelley | Posted 11.01.2011 | Women
Barbara & Shannon Kelley

The shirt's slogan, emblazoned front and center in colorful girly writing, was this: "I'm Too Pretty to Do Homework, So My Brother Has to Do it For Me." Color me outraged.

Four Books for Martin Luther King Day

Ben Jealous | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Ben Jealous

It is our loss if we don't stop for a moment and seize the opportunity to reflect on how we can unite our country and move our democracy forward. Here are some books to read during the MLK Day holiday.