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Premonition of a Parent's Worst Nightmare

Terry K Carr | Posted 07.08.2014 | Parents
Terry K Carr

Any parent who has lost a child will tell you that you never get over it. What is not talked about so much is the haunting thought of losing another.

The Definition of Insanity at VA

Jim Moore | Posted 07.30.2014 | Politics
Jim Moore

For five years, VA leadership under Secretary Shinseki apparently continued doing the same things over and over in order to achieve a different outcome. And for five years, President Obama has supported the same secretary who continues to do the same things over and over.

Secretary, Administrative Assistant or Administrative Professional?

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 06.26.2014 | Business
William B. Bradshaw

Through the years, I have met other secretaries who do not have their own cards, but this was the first time I had been given that explanation for not having one. What she said really bothered me -- implying that being "only a secretary" she was not important enough to have a card.

What You Needed To Become A Secretary In 1959

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 04.24.2014 | Women

Do you have a pleasing, well-modulated voice -- and can you talk to your boss as easily as your can converse with the office boy? Congratulations, ...

From THE SLANT: Mary Gaitskill on Porn, HBO's Girls and Why Her Lit-Hit, Bad Behavior, Still Matters 25 Years Later

Stephanie Fairyington | Posted 09.28.2013 | Books
Stephanie Fairyington

When author Mary Gaitskill published Bad Behavior in 1988, critics around the world praised her bold and original collection of short stories. The author spoke with The Slant about why she thinks the book has endured and which story she thinks is the strongest.

Susan Ann Darley: The Transformational Power of Self-Care

Susan Ann Darley | Posted 08.02.2013 | Women
Susan Ann Darley

As I practiced self-care, I became more confident and peaceful. I refused to internalize the judgments of others

Make Room for Latinos in the Cabinet

Hector E. Sanchez | Posted 02.08.2013 | Politics
Hector E. Sanchez

Yet in the midst of wonderful inaugural events spiced with Latino sabor, an underlying concern emerged -- what future will America see if we have zero Latinos serving in the Cabinet?

Call It the Reagan Rule

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.12.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Obama should take his own advice and publicly rename the idea the "Reagan Rule" -- and then run a television ad explaining why to the country.

VIDEO: The World’s Worst Secretary

Posted 03.05.2012 | Women

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PHOTOS Secretary: The Rise And Fall Of The Office Wife

Lynn Peril | Posted 08.05.2011 | Books
Lynn Peril

For over a century now, secretarial work has been extolled as a wonderful career opportunity for women -- and excoriated as dead-end busy work. Both characterizations are true.

Obama Appoints Jeremy Bernard as White House Social Secretary

David Mixner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Mixner

Jeremy Bernard will be the first male ever to serve as White House Social Secretary. Indefatigable, unfailingly affable and extremely knowledgeable, no one deserves this prestigious appointment more.

Obama's USDA Less Transparent Than Bush's

Donald Carr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Donald Carr

The Environmental Working Group has worked hard to track the billions lavished on the wealthiest and largest farm operations in the country, in the ho...

Secretary?!!

Bettina Duval | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Bettina Duval

A few days ago my daughter phoned from college with the news that she had been asked to run for student government Secretary at college. Thoughts began to resonate in my mind "Why not President?"

Solving The Buffett Conundrum On Taxes

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Obama has leaked his first budget outline, and it appears he is serious about attempting to fix this tax policy travesty.

Who (Or What) Fouled Up The Education Secretary Decision?

Alexander Russo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alexander Russo

In a transition that has overall gone relatively smoothly, the still-incomplete process of picking an Education Secretary... as turned a prolonged, openly antagonistic debacle.

Obama's Education Secretary Must Be a Real Reformer

Marc Lampkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marc Lampkin

Now is the time for Obama to turn rhetoric into action by nominating for Education Secretary someone committed to carrying out real reform that extends down to every classroom in America.

Friday Talking Points [55] -- "Bretton Woods II"? Not Quite.

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

I have to begin here today by stomping all over a cutesy term the media has come up with for the upcoming economic "summit" George W. Bush is holding ...