By making Waiting For Superman, Guggenheim should assume responsibility for the reforms he's pressing. I don't doubt his earnestness, but his recommendations are vague and can promote untested, potentially dangerous initiatives.
Opposing the mosque has nothing to do with letting terrorists "win" and everything to do with exploring the moral compass through which the Cordoba Initiative has arrived at its decision to build near Ground Zero.
For all those tired of debating who is a "real" American and to whom Constitutional rights apply, and don't, the feud between literary star Jonathan Franzen and bestselling novelists Jennifer Weiner and Jodi Picoult is a welcome distraction.
The cover story of the NYT Magazine this weekend asks "What is it About Twenty-Somethings?" There is no mysterious collective twenty-something malaise. The Times should be talking to its own Paul Krugman, not a psychologist.
Part of the story of God's creating the universe in seven days involves creating a cosmos that God made to be good. Human beings must maintain an order that allows each thing to be and do all of what it is and does, animals included.