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Mike Lux

Larry Scanlon: A Progressive Battler

Mike Lux | February 28, 2015 | Politics
The progressive community lost one of its toughest and smartest fighters yesterday. Larry died in a car crash on a trip to Florida, and all of us who had the honor of being his friend will miss him greatly. Larry's long tenure as political director of AFSCME...
Bill Donius

10 Steps to Fight Inertia

Bill Donius | February 28, 2015 | Business
If so, here are 10 actions you can take to dislodge your organization from its conventional thinking rut.
Frank Breslin

Suggestions to High-School Students for Reading Shakespeare -- Part 2

Frank Breslin | February 28, 2015 | Education
Reading is their sanctuary, their Holy of Holies, and when they are reading, they are on holy ground. Reading is their inspiration, their sacrament, their solace, their strength, and blessed are they who have discovered their bliss.

Does a Reasonable Worker Lactate?

MotherWoman | February 28, 2015 | Parents
By Elleanor Chin These are some of the things I know about Angela Ames. She worked at Nationwide Insurance Company's office in Iowa. She had a baby in May 2009. She had a second baby in May 2010, who was born prematurely after a difficult pregnancy. She was required to...
Jeffrey Rubin

Why a Cutback in Oil Production Is Sorely Needed

Jeffrey Rubin | February 28, 2015 | Green
How deep is the hole the oil industry is currently stuck inside? To figure that out, you only need to look as far back as last week, which saw another two trainloads full of oil derail and storage numbers that put U.S. crude stocks at record highs
Jim Selman

The Leadership Paradox

Jim Selman | February 28, 2015 | Business
I suggest we need to step back and consider leadership as a phenomenon, and ask what we mean when we use the term. For example, it is almost impossible to imagine a leader as a solitary entity -- there are always others to follow. If this is so, then perhaps leadership is more of a social phenomena than the product of an individual's vision or some set of competencies.
Jeania Ree Moore

#KellyOnMyMind: Reflecting on Kelly Gissendaner

Jeania Ree Moore | February 28, 2015 | Religion
Convicted for her part in the 1997 murder of her husband, Kelly enrolled in and graduated from the Certificate in Theological Studies program at Arrendale State Prison for Women. Through this program, she grew into a new person with purpose and hope. She experienced forgiveness and gained confidence through grace and redemption.
Geoffrey R. Stone

A Deadly Assault on Academic Freedom

Geoffrey R. Stone | February 28, 2015 | Politics
The recent decision of the Board of Governors of the University of North Carolina to close the University of North Carolina Law School's Center on Poverty, Work and Opportunity is a blatant and dangerous instance of political interference with academic freedom.
Kyriakos Mitskotakis

Looking Back at Tsipras's Lost Opportunities and Forward to Greece's Future

Kyriakos Mitskotakis | February 28, 2015 | World
Europe, now more than ever, needs a persuasive alternative to counter the German insistence on austerity. Instead, Tsipras decided to partake in some shadowboxing for the viewing pleasure of the Greek public.
Carla Escoda

A Heavenly Match: Jerome Robbins and Liam Scarlett at San Francisco Ballet

Carla Escoda | February 28, 2015 | Arts
The sight never fails to thrill: like an exceptionally bright star, the Space Station zooms across the sky at nearly five miles per second, manned by American, Russian, European and Japanese astronauts who spend their days conducting scientific research and testing the effects of zero gravity on their bodies
Harold Lloyd

The Supreme Court & Obamacare Round II

Harold Lloyd | February 28, 2015 | Politics
The plaintiffs in King v. Burwell argue that federal subsidies under the Affordable Care Act (the "ACA") are lawful only in states which have set up their own health care exchanges. This case is now pending before the United States Supreme Court, and the very survival of the ACA could be at stake.
Rick Rosner

In Praise of Bollywood on Netflix

Rick Rosner | February 28, 2015 | Entertainment
Let me suggest trying some of Netflix's selection of Bollywood movies. I've recently watched a bunch of these, and at the very least, they're more compelling than some Nicholas Cage-paying-off-his-debt-to-the-IRS medieval action flick.
Paul Abrams

Boehner's and Bibi's Blunders 'Liberate' U.S. Foreign Policy from NeoCons

Paul Abrams | February 28, 2015 | Politics
Now, thanks to Speaker Boehner, the Republicans have no credibility or standing on national security. None, zero, zorch, nada. The next time you hear a Republican bleating about national security, you can have a good laugh.
Patrick Roth

On Alan Turing, Me and My Son

Patrick Roth | February 28, 2015 | Gay Voices
We know that countless numbers of men and women have been, and continue to be, persecuted simply for being who they are. We understand how fortunate we are just to be able to raise our children and to glimpse the possibilities in store for them.
Fernando Espuelas

Republicans Humiliate Boehner, Tee-Up Next Week's National Crisis

Fernando Espuelas | February 28, 2015 | Politics
Humiliating their leader again, House Republicans rejected Speaker John Boehner's last minute, desperate attempt to fund the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for three weeks
Vivek H. Murthy, M.D., M.B.A

Top-Line Questions From Moms About MMR

Vivek H. Murthy, M.D., M.B.A | February 28, 2015 | Healthy Living
Measles is a serious and highly contagious disease, but, fortunately, we can prevent it with immunizations. I understand that some parents are concerned about vaccines. The evidence about the MMR vaccine's safety and benefits is strong and consistent. Here are some answers to the most commonly asked questions I get...
Rita Cook

Eat, Drink and Drive in Tampa in the BMW M4

Rita Cook | February 28, 2015 | Travel
First things first, the perfect vehicle for a Tampa jaunt is definitely the 2015 BMW M4 and if you are scratching your head wondering where the M4 came from, never fear BMW aficionados; it's really the M3 with a new name and slightly updated look minus a few doors and with a headier sense of style.
Bridal Guide

Everything You've Ever Wanted To Know About Wedding Dresses

Bridal Guide | February 28, 2015 | Weddings
Read through this comprehensive guide before shopping for your wedding dress.
Caitlyn Becker

How Being A Bride Taught Me To Be A Better Wedding Guest

Caitlyn Becker | February 28, 2015 | Weddings
We've all been guilty of being a sucky guest at one time or another (myself included) but here is a sure-fire way to never be that person again.
Sara Cornell

The Price Of My Affair

Sara Cornell | February 28, 2015 | Divorce
The affirmation of me as a beautiful, dynamic, sexual being was a happy byproduct of the relationship, especially after years of being exhausted, shrouded in diaper bags and stained clothing.