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Tom Friedman: Anderson Cooper 'Did Country A Favor' By Busting Obama Myth

THOMAS L. FRIEDMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman used all of his latest column to praise Anderson Cooper for refuting the myth of the cost of President Obama'...

Bibi, Thomas Friedman, and U.S. Jews Divesting from Israel

Bradley Burston | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bradley Burston

American Jews are not showing significant numbers in the divestment movement against Israel. But they are divesting emotionally. They are quietly -- but in terms of impact, dramatically -- withdrawing altogether.

The Death of Dilbert: Why Your Children Will Need to Love Their Jobs

Brian Whetten | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Brian Whetten

While the number of unskilled jobs and professional jobs have both been increasing, even in the face of this recession, the number of skilled, routine jobs -- the bread and butter work of the middle class -- is falling through the floor.

The Tug of War - Ethical vs. Economic "Green" Decisions

Tony Greenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Tony Greenberg

There's a constant push-pull between what is environmentally "best" and what is economically sensible. So, how to make the world better, and do it in a reasonable way? To start, you should gather information.

Young Jews Fed Up With Israel Says Tom Friedman

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
MJ Rosenberg

Anyone who knows young Jews (or has kids) knows that Israel is of very little interest to most of them. Tom Friedman knows that and says so. I know...

America Needs To Re-Energize Our Scientific Culture

James M. Gentile | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
James M. Gentile

New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman recently endorsed a "Manhattan Project" approach to renewable energy research. Specifically, he urged the U.S...

Arnold, Tom Friedman and Green Jobs

Tom Steyer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Tom Steyer

Last week, the Governor spoke out strongly against Prop 23. My wife and I got a chance to talk with him recently and see him speak at an event.

Tom Friedman's Dilemma

Sol Erdman and Lawrence Susskind | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Sol Erdman and Lawrence Susskind

Brilliant as Thomas L. Friedman is, eloquent as he is, he seems to have forgotten an iron law of political life first articulated 70 years ago: A goal without a plan is just a wish.

A Rising "Social Psychosis" In Public And Private Life

Douglas LaBier | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Douglas LaBier

The pursuit of greed, self-centeredness and materialism have become the holy trinity of public and private conduct in America. And it's generating a growing "social psychosis."

Storm Warnings for America's Competitiveness

James M. Gentile | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
James M. Gentile

While scientists and engineers make up only four percent of the U.S. workforce, "this group disproportionately creates jobs for the other 96 percent," the National Science Board has observed.

Friedman's Flawed Beijing Bulletin

Jeffrey Wasserstrom | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jeffrey Wasserstrom

One problem with Friedman's September 14 column is that it creates the erroneous impression that Chinese online politics equals blogging. In reality, online bulletin boards and chat rooms are also very important.

Thomas Friedman: Why CNN Shouldn't Have Fired Octavia Nasr Over Hezbollah Comment

New York Times | THOMAS L. FRIEDMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

I find Nasr's firing troubling. Yes, she made a mistake. Reporters covering a beat should not be issuing condolences for any of the actors they cover....

President Obama Moves To Change The Equation On Education, Not 'Waiting For Superman'

Dr. David Washington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Dr. David Washington

Today at the White House President Obama is launching Change the Equation (CTEq), a unique and promising partnership coalition of over 100 companies r...

Rosemary's Anchor Baby

Robert Brenner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Brenner

Please allow me to introduce myself, as the song goes. You can call me Lucifer, Satan, Beelzebub -- whatever. I've got a proposition for you. No, I d...

Obama's Book List: What Has The President Read So Far?

The Daily Beast | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

With the Obama family vacation just around the corner, we'd like to offer a refresher to anyone who is behind on their Barack Obama reading list. When...

So Much Heat, So Little Light

Larry Gellman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Larry Gellman

What I continue to find shocking is that the message, tactics, and unrelenting anger of the Republican Party are becoming echoed and displayed by so many Americans who call themselves "pro-Israel."

Whose Moral Hazard Is It Now?

Kathleen Reardon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Kathleen Reardon

Despite the recent shot across the bow of Goldman Sachs, you have to wonder how far the Obama administration and leading Democrats are willing to take this. Experts say: not far.

Laying the Foundation for a High-tech, Pro-Growth Economy

Dean Garfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Dean Garfield

The high-tech sector is playing a lead role in laying the foundation for a new pro-growth economy.

Israel and the Flotilla: On the Dangers of a Binary View

Qanta Ahmed, MD | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Qanta Ahmed, MD

When will we understand that Israel's security problem is everyone's security problem, that a threatened Jew is a threatened Muslim?

Capitalist Free Markets Can Successfully Provide Healthcare - If the Playing Field is Leveled

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Howard Steven Friedman

When I caught up with Phil a few days later I abruptly greeted him saying, "Let's chat about situations where health care services can be optimized by...

The Lesson of BP: Too Much Greed? Too Little Guts?

Frances Moore Lappe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frances Moore Lappe

Let our takeaway from the BP nightmare be that we as a people get serious about removing the power of private wealth in our nation's governance.

California's Model "Newocrat": David Crane's Crusade for Pension Reform and High-Speed Rail

Nathan Gardels | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nathan Gardels

Those who inhabit a paradigm of fiscal responsibility combined with investment in infrastructure and education are "newocrats." California has such a model "newocrat" in the person of David Crane.

The Pulitzer Debacle?

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Hoyt Hilsman

Rather than simply dismissing the Pulitzers as old-fashioned or irrelevant, isn't it worth a further discussion of how the Committee goes about making its choices -- especially when it ignores the nominees of its own Jury?

New York Times Does Not Understand Main Street

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Don McNay

Reporting that Main Street was complicit in the financial meltdown is like blaming a murder victim for being in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Have We Bottomed Out Yet on Coarseness?

Anne Butterfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Anne Butterfield

It's not just the parade float of political speech from which the wheels have fallen off. Culture has also shifted hard toward coarseness.