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Yik Yak, Yuck: A Weapon That Should Be Treated Like One

Fernando Hurtado | Posted 11.17.2014 | College
Fernando Hurtado

Yik Yak is a social media application that allows users to post public messages anonymously. Weeks after its birth, co-founder Tyler Droll described Yik Yak as the "welcoming, authentic version of tweeting." But it's proven to be anything but welcoming or authentic.

Why Your College Campus Should Ban Yik Yak

Ryan Chapin Mach | Posted 12.03.2014 | College
Ryan Chapin Mach

If you think really, really hard, can anyone come up with a single conceivable way in which Yik Yak might do something so good that it outweighs the fear it's putting in members of these communities?

Or Else

Peter Greene | Posted 11.26.2014 | Education
Peter Greene

Or Else is a terrible way to raise children. Having expectations that are so rigid that you have already mapped out the child's life before you meet the child -- that's no way to parent, and it's certainly no way to run a school system.

Rap Music Scores Big Legal Win in New Jersey: Now on to the Supreme Court

Clay Calvert | Posted 10.07.2014 | Politics
Clay Calvert

If the Supreme Court of New Jersey's August 4 decision is any indication, 2014 could prove to be the year when courts finally recognize rap as an artistic form of expression and social commentary.

Threats of Violence, Rap Lyrics and 'I Was Only Joking': The Supreme Court Weighs In

Clay Calvert | Posted 08.17.2014 | Politics
Clay Calvert

It's a federal crime to communicate a true threat of violence in the United States. Such speech is not protected by the First Amendment's guarantee of free expression. But what exactly constitutes a true threat of violence in the age of Twitter, YouTube and Facebook?

Gun Toters Being 'Bullied' by... Moms?

Robert L. Cavnar | Posted 07.16.2014 | Politics
Robert L. Cavnar

Probably one of the weirdest hashtags in use today is #guncontrolbullies, coined by Open Carry, a loose affiliation of state organizations, which holds protests around the country at which zealots parade around with loaded firearms in public places.

What Happens When Trust Is Absent?

Judith E. Glaser | Posted 07.14.2014 | Business
Judith E. Glaser

by Judith E. Glaser Human beings have a need to belong that is now considered by neuroscientists and psychologists to be more powerful than the nee...

PayPal President to Staff: Use Our Stuff, or Take a Hike

Liz Ryan | Posted 04.14.2014 | Business
Liz Ryan

PayPal President David Marcus is coming under fire for blasting his employees via email for their failure to use the company's products. I got these ...

Intelligence Chief's Histrionics Hide Downgrade in Terrorist Threat

Ivan Eland | Posted 04.06.2014 | World
Ivan Eland

So after all the hysteria after the 9/11 attacks, drone wars in several developing countries, and two overseas quagmires in Iraq and Afghanistan, which allegedly attempted to "drain the swamp" of terrorists, the terrorist threat has been downgraded.

The Ultimate Threat: Flying Commercial! What Am I Missing Here?

John Saul | Posted 03.14.2014 | Parents
John Saul

Some things tend to drive me crazy. Sometimes it's a little thing, like hearing a woman threaten her child with what she seemed to think was the ultimate punishment: "If you don't stop that screaming right this minute, you're going to have to fly home commercial!"

Democracy's Biggest Threat

Mike Smith | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Mike Smith

2013-10-15-mikesmithnsablog.jpg Face it, you're worried about all of your tweets, texts and Facebook posts that the NSA may have stored in the deep, dark recesses of a computer bank.

Sources: Violent Threats Made To IRS Officials At Center Of Scandal

Reuters | Posted 08.15.2013 | Politics

* Two senior officials received physical threats -sources * IRS workers in Cincinnati describe being nervous, afraid * S...

David Lohr

'Little People, Big World' Stars Get Disturbing Threats

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 05.30.2013 | Crime

Reality TV dad Matt Roloff and his family are the victims of increasing and disturbing online threats. According to the Washington County Sheriff's...

The Machismo-Industrial Complex

Rebecca Solnit | Posted 06.18.2013 | Politics
Rebecca Solnit

To acknowledge what really threatens us is to upset two of the most guarded citadels in this country: the military and masculinity. But if you look at leading causes of death and injury for women, the terms "terrorist" and "husband" should perhaps be interchangeable.

Rolling in the Deep: Tips for Treading Turbulent Classroom Waters

Nancy Rappaport | Posted 06.15.2013 | Parents
Nancy Rappaport

Prevention is so much more important than predicting risk. In the wake of recent school tragedies and a resonating fear in schools, these key tips are invaluable for both teachers and administrators alike, as well as for parents.

Safety Off...

David Trumble | Posted 03.15.2013 | Crime
David Trumble

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The Osama Bin Laden Raid -- What You Don't Know

Michael Kay | Posted 01.19.2013 | World
Michael Kay

As an experienced and recently retired assault helicopter pilot and mission commander in the Royal Air Force, I spent 20 years working with UK and U.S. special forces in pursuit of terrorists from Northern Ireland to Kosovo and Macedonia to Baghdad.

Why Liberal Hearts Bleed and Conservatives Don't

Nigel Barber | Posted 12.25.2012 | Politics
Nigel Barber

Conservatives see the world as a challenging place in which there is always someone else who is ready to steal your lunch.

A Day In The Life Of A Whistleblower

Brian Penny | Posted 12.23.2012 | Politics
Brian Penny

Have you ever been victimized or terrorized in your life? What if you were given an opportunity to face your assailant? As a whistleblower, I'm quite...

Gerry Smith

Film Director Michael Gallagher Says He Received Death Threats About 4Chan Horror Flick

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 10.09.2012 | Technology

Michael Gallagher said he expected that members of 4Chan, the notorious online message board, would not like his new movie. But he said he did not ant...

Cutting Off Aid to Arab World Hurts U.S. Business

Mehrunisa Qayyum | Posted 11.25.2012 | World
Mehrunisa Qayyum

It would seem reasonable for a government to take a step back from aid pledges to other governments when an international incident involves American deaths. However, discontinuing aid might not make pragmatic sense when considering all of our interests.

Former Prosecutor Arrested For Threatening Former Boss On Facebook

Posted 07.30.2012 | Business

Watch what you post on Facebook. It may land you in serious trouble. Cliff Hicks has been arrested after he posted a series of messages on his Face...

Bullying the Bullies: The Public Defense of Karen Klein

Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D. | Posted 08.28.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D.

Why are we collectively so quick to judge? How can people be so wrong when trying to do something right? The answer is, as people, we are hard-wired to jump to conclusions, whether those conclusions are accurate or not.

The No-Scream Discipline Solution

Jamie Anne Richardson | Posted 06.10.2012 | Parents
Jamie Anne Richardson

In my own defense, let me say that my kids have developed earplugs that allow them to completely tune me out. Words like work, chore and NOW fall on deaf ears.

6 Ways to Get Kids to Do What You Want Them To

Kevin Hartnett | Posted 05.22.2012 | Parents
Kevin Hartnett

Here's our rule: Our son has to play quietly by himself in his room until the alarm sounds, or else he has to go back into his crib. Stunningly, improbably, against all odds, it works. Here's why.