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Joe Peyronnin

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Limbaugh: A National Disgrace

Joe Peyronnin | Posted May 1, 2012

The tragedy is that people listen to Limbaugh's program and actually believe he is an intelligent, responsible and caring person. Even more outrageous is the fact that he has Republicans so cowed they are unwilling to speak out against him when he says something maliciously hateful.
Huff TV

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Arianna Remembers Andrew Breitbart With CNN's Piers Morgan

Huff TV | Posted May 1, 2012

Arianna went on CNN's "Piers Morgan Tonight" to share her memories of Andrew Breitbart, who died at the age of 43 on Thursday. Reflecting on Breitbart's passing, Arianna called it "a really sad day for all of us who were friends of Andrew's. And Andrew and...
Jack Davis

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Lessons to be Learned from the Ohio School Shooting

Jack Davis | Posted May 1, 2012

The tragedy at Chardon could have happened at any high school across the nation. We must understand the factors that can lead to such events and strive to make everybody feel welcome all the time.
Todd McCandless

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Formula One's Social Media Plan

Todd McCandless | Posted May 1, 2012

As we head into the 2012 Formula One season, I wanted to share with you some thoughts I had about the series and it's burgeoning social media, as well as online approach, to the world. Formula One is behind the curve of adoption. I won't belabor the point on all...
Laura Prudom

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American Idol Results Recap: The Top 13 Finalists Are Revealed

Laura Prudom | Posted May 1, 2012

After two nights of diverse performances from, "American Idol" has finally revealed its Top 13 finalists, comprised of five guys, five ladies and three wildcard picks, one from each judge.
Elayne Boosler

BIO

Barbis, Boosler vs. Brown & Board of Extermination

Elayne Boosler | Posted May 1, 2012

Governor Jerry Brown wants to revoke the Hayden Law for shelter pets in California, which currently gives 4-6 days to allow owners to find their lost pets, injured animals to receive donated medical attention, or for fostering or adoption opportunity.
Emelia Symington Fedy

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Brazilian Waxing as Spiritual Practice

Emelia Symington Fedy | Posted May 1, 2012

Why am I doing this? Because everyone else is doing it. Because I've been told that "keeping it real" is considered grotesque. Because when my hippy, pregnant friend walked naked into the living room and I saw her huge bush enter the room before I saw her belly, I thought, "How could her partner navigate through all that?"
Aiko Stevenson

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Robert Swan OBE: "The Greatest Threat to Our Planet Is the Belief That Someone Else Will Save It"

Aiko Stevenson | Posted May 1, 2012

In 1986, Robert Swan made the longest unassisted walk ever to the South Pole. Three years later he went onto the North Pole and by the age of 33, he became first person in history to walk to both North and South Pole.
Jennifer Langione

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Delayed Gratification in the Career Search

Jennifer Langione | Posted May 1, 2012

Like many of my friends, I don't have definitive post-graduation plans. Amidst all this uncertainty, though, I am confident that if I stick to the fundamentals -- relentless positivity, dedication and persistence -- my years of hard work will be rewarded.
Howard Barbanel

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Daydream Believer, 1945-2012: Davy Jones and the Shift of Generations

Howard Barbanel | Posted May 1, 2012

American culture is a youth culture. On television and the movies it sometimes seems that everything and everybody is permanently frozen at 28 years old and it's just the rest of us on the couch who break '50, '60 and '70.
Romeo Vitelli

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The Return of the Refrigerator Parent?

Romeo Vitelli | Posted May 1, 2012

While the refrigerator parent theory of autism was largely abandoned during the 1970s, there are still a few die-hard supporters. Not surprisingly, parents of autistic children still react angrily to any suggestion that flawed parenting causes autism.
Barbara Ernst Prey

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National Medal Awards at the White House

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted May 1, 2012

Every visit to the White House is special, but there is something very exciting about witnessing this event. Perhaps it is because I am a painter and I understand the years of work that went into what they have achieved and I can rejoice with them in their successes.
Geoffrey Dunn

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Beyond Game Change: Five Undisputed Facts About Sarah Palin's Behavior During the 2008 Campaign

Geoffrey Dunn | Posted May 1, 2012

The he-said-she-said nature of the Game Change controversy -- all based on off-the-record sources -- creates an opportunity for pushback and denial. The uncontested documents from the 2008 campaign, however, provide no squirm room for Palin and her minions.
Mairlyn Smith

BIO

Spring Clean Your Fridge

Mairlyn Smith | Posted May 1, 2012

The old adage "When in doubt, throw it out" rings true in your fridge. My dad always does the sniff test, but the problem is you can't smell bacteria when it first starts growing. When something starts to smell it's usually so far gone that it becomes a no- brainer to pitch it out.
Erin and Courtney Henderson

BIO

Are We Bad Friends for Serving Cheap Wine?

Erin and Courtney Henderson | Posted May 1, 2012

Because one friend doles out for a swank evening on the town, or another her professional services, are the others then obliged to return the favour plus some? Is that what friendship is all about? We don't want to come off as ungrateful, or ignorant to their efforts. But where does it stop?
William Bradley

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Jerry Brown Makes Some Splashy Moves

William Bradley | Posted May 1, 2012

Some imagine that Brown is at last embracing the way of his father, the legendary late Governor Pat Brown, widely credited as the builder of modern California, in developing what might be called an Edifice Complex. But that's not quite it.
Paul Guest

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Thoughts on Present Discontents: II. Opera: Why So Serious?

Paul Guest | Posted May 1, 2012

Where is the line between politics and a work of art? Does politics embed itself in art more than we realise? Is politics a stimulus for a piece of art? Or is it something more? Perhaps we can relate to Opera, as an art form, because of its political commentary...
Amy Tara Koch

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A Five-Minute Fix: How to Kate Moss-ify Your Look

Amy Tara Koch | Posted October 11, 2012

A groovy, eclectic blend of sporty modern and vintage is what catapulted Kate Moss into the realm of fashion icon. First stop? Mom's closet.
Carole Mallory

BIO

Picasso Visits Downton Abbey

Carole Mallory | Posted May 1, 2012

In 1971, on our first date, Claude Picasso, Pablo's son, moved into my apartment in New York City. As a model, I was on the covers of Cosmopolitan, Newsweek and New York Magazine. Claude was going through a divorce and so was I. He had difficulty making a living as...
Josh Fleet

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Parshat Tetzaveh: Weekly Torah Portion Summary, Questions, Resources

Josh Fleet | Posted May 1, 2012

And command the Children of Israel: Bring pure, clear, ready-to-light olive oil to ignite the lamp so that it may burn continually. Aaron and his sons should arrange it so that it will burn from night to morning.
Kalup Linzy

BIO

For The Love of Art and Soaps

Kalup Linzy | Posted May 1, 2012

In 2010, I met Maria Arena Bell in New York at a going away party hosted by Suzanne Geiss for Jeffrey Deitch, before he was to head west and take up his new position at MoCA in LA. I had been invited by Geiss' partner Mike Jackson, who helped me...
James Lancaster

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The Nuclear Family Has Exploded, So Get With the Times

James Lancaster | Posted May 1, 2012

It would be naïve to dismiss marriage as no longer important but in terms of raising a child, some of the most intelligent, successful and emotionally stable people I know don't come from what Daily Mail readers would deem a conventional unit - some may be all the better for it.
Ellen Sterling

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The Many Facets of Robert Davi: Actor, Singer, Writer, Director and Patriot

Ellen Sterling | Posted May 1, 2012

Davi has one of those faces that cause people to walk up and point their finger as they try to recall how they know him. Then they realize they know him as Jake, the brother who sang opera in The Goonies, as villain Franz Sanchez in Bond film License To Kill or from any of his 100+ movies and TV shows.
Colin Delany

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Another Reason a Brokered Convention Would Be a Republican Disaster

Colin Delany | Posted May 1, 2012

Elections aren't won entirely on the ground -- the national mood will obviously matter, as will the state of the economy and the effectiveness of the rival campaigns' messaging. But field organizing can make a crucial difference, particularly in tight races.
Evelyne Politanoff

BIO

Oh La Vache! Meet Hermione, the Very Stylish Cow

Evelyne Politanoff | Posted May 1, 2012

Mason Inman

BIO

The Climate Post: Rising Oil, Gasoline Prices Push Politicians and Reporters to Utter "Nonsense"

Mason Inman | Posted May 1, 2012

Climate Central lampooned geoengineering -- ideas for planetary-scale projects to cool Earth -- with its own set of not-so-serious proposals, including giving Maalox to livestock.
Mohammed Salarbux

BIO

Call To Them In A Most Kindly Manner: The Quranic Case For Interfaith Engagement

Mohammed Salarbux | Posted May 1, 2012

The Quran acknowledges many of the prophets in the Torah and Bible, and it made it acceptable for Muslims to dine with Jews and Christians, demonstrating that the Quran unequivocally establishes a special bond between the three monotheistic religions.
Mark Hostetler

BIO

The Green Leap: Can We Construct Urban Communities That Conserve Biodiversity?

Mark Hostetler | Posted May 1, 2012

Why are green developments different? The goals are conservation while providing a unique living experience. Biodiversity, however, often is lower on the totem pole of priorities.
Dr Duncan Green

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Why are There so Few Women Bloggers?

Dr Duncan Green | Posted May 1, 2012

Last week I had an exchange with Tom Murphy, organiser of the ABBAs online poll to find the best aid blogs, on the issue of gender and blogging.
Dr Johan Franzén

BIO

Egypt: The Dawn of an Islamist Future?

Dr Johan Franzén | Posted May 1, 2012

Over the past year, we have witnessed how the Egyptian revolution has stalled. From exuberant optimism in February 2011, through a violent summer and autumn with continuous clashes between activists and the military, to a still uncertain second winter.
Brian Binley

BIO

UN Should Not Tolerate Camp 'Liberty'

Brian Binley | Posted May 1, 2012

It is time the US and the UN reciprocate the good will of Ashraf residents by guaranteeing the rights and the minimum needs of those who have gone to Camp Liberty.
Michael Townsend

BIO

For the People: The Bottom Line for Sustainability

Michael Townsend | Posted May 1, 2012

To ensure that we have enough customers, we need to make sure enough people have jobs, and with that sufficient disposable income with which to meet their 'needs' and, if they are lucky, stretch to a few 'wants' as well.
Paul Quigley

BIO

Want to See the Future of News? Imagine the World Before Newspapers

Paul Quigley | Posted May 1, 2012

In the future, social networks will dominate media distribution. But that's just a return to the way things used to be.
Ellen Grace Jones

BIO

Why I'll be Supporting the Union's Proposed Olympic Strike

Ellen Grace Jones | Posted May 1, 2012

People are angry and are no longer the blind, flag-waving serfs we are expected to be by the governing elite. Contrary to Cameron, Unite's proposal to co-opt the games is patriotism personified and whether or not the strike will be executed, its proposition is something most should be getting behind. Given that sick and vulnerable patients will lie stranded in ambulances whilst a cavalcade of sponsors, dignitaries speed by in their Mercs along one of the VIP lanes, London's transport system is already pretty screwed, strike or no strike.
Iain Anderson

BIO

Reconnecting Capitalism

Iain Anderson | Posted May 1, 2012

Only when real middle incomes started to be severely squeezed in 2010 and 2011 did this debate start to gain political traction - and it is not going to melt away.
Dr Sneh Khemka

BIO

The Hazards of Being Healthy

Dr Sneh Khemka | Posted May 1, 2012

I started thinking - how often do people put themselves at risk in the pursuit of good health? How often do people end up injured, in hospital or left needing long-term treatment because of skiing or other leisure activities? What's the cost of sporting injuries, both to our health and financially, in comparison to being inactive?
Ruth Whippman

BIO

When Religion Enters Politics Women are the Losers

Ruth Whippman | Posted May 1, 2012

Baroness Warsi's idea that an increased role for religion will lead to a more just society is simply not borne out by the evidence. When religion enters the murky world of politics, all too often, women are the losers.
Joe Smith

BIO

Not Sceptics, but Climate Dyspeptics

Joe Smith | Posted May 1, 2012

Strange but true: the number of people who doubt that climate change is human caused has, if anything, increased in the UK and US over a period when uncertainties in the science have been narrowing.
Tom Butler Bowdon

BIO

The Power of Thinking Long

Tom Butler Bowdon | Posted May 1, 2012

Books with titles like Change Your Life in 7 Days, while superficially attractive, have nothing to do with the reality of building success through the years and decades. While it feels great to be inspired by a book or a motivational seminar, these pumped-up moments tell us nothing about how we bring desired things into being across a lifetime.
Caroline Jenner

BIO

Skills that Tackle Youth Unemployment

Caroline Jenner | Posted May 1, 2012

More than five and half million young people in Europe are unemployed and almost a quarter of Europe's youth are at risk of falling into poverty. To succeed we need to change mindsets. Students need to become more proactive about their future but they require support and encouragement.
Jill Baughman

BIO

Hines Ward Released, Breaking Hearts Across Steeler Nation

Jill Baughman | Posted May 1, 2012

Hines Ward represents everything about the city of Pittsburgh we're the most proud of: he's tough, he's a great mentor, he's selfless, he's a team player, he's loyal, he's good-looking, and he flashes a smile bright enough to cut through the dreariest and grayest of skies.
Frank Farwell

BIO

The Truth About Job Interviews With Entrepreneurs: Your Employer's Mind May Be Far, Far Away

Frank Farwell | Posted May 1, 2012

Despite the advantages of technology, landing a job at a good start-up company can be a long, tedious process, or it can be a quick flash of opportunity if you happen to be in the right place at the right time.
Rachel Kane

BIO

How Big Is Too Big?

Rachel Kane | Posted May 1, 2012

Does packing such a large space with so much merchandise serve to tarnish the brand or is Forever 21 just giving shoppers what they want?
Michael Feigin, M.S., C.S.C.S.

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Hydration and Kids

Michael Feigin, M.S., C.S.C.S. | Posted March 1, 2012

In an effort to make water a little more fun, Michael and Elle experiment with some natural flavors.
Ami Bera, MD

BIO

Can We Get the Government Out of Our Exam Room?

Ami Bera, MD | Posted May 1, 2012

Members of Congress take an oath when they are sworn in as elected leaders. They swear to uphold the Constitution, and to defend it against all enemies. But nowhere in their oath of office are they required to protect the medical health and well-being of their constituents.
Mitch Feierstein

BIO

Gasoline Without Cost, Spin Without End

Mitch Feierstein | Posted May 1, 2012

If the country is faced with an impending spike in the price of its most important resource, the government's monetary authorities should be seeking to ameliorate or counteract its effect -- yet they're doing the exact opposite.
Alexander Spring

BIO

Accutane: Putting Your Personality At Risk

Alexander Spring | Posted May 1, 2012

I know people who have experienced personality changes because of Accutane. I believe it's crucial that the FDA researches extensively the effects that Accutane has on the brain.
Nathan Newman

BIO

Solving the Google Privacy Problem Will Largely Solve the Google Antitrust Problem

Nathan Newman | Posted May 1, 2012

We seem to be having two debates about Google -- on the cultural side, the question is whether the company violates user privacy too much and, on the business side, is Google a monopoly threat in the marketplace? But these are not separate issues at all.
Fred Silberberg

BIO

Theresa Erickson's Surrogacy Scheme Should Have Been Avoided

Fred Silberberg | Posted May 1, 2012

The recent conviction of renowned surrogacy lawyer Theresa Erickson is a disheartening reminder of the vulnerabilities faced both by hopeful parents and surrogates who choose to pursue a surrogacy agreement.
Robert J. Cabin

BIO

Carbon Canopy: A Model for Solving Problems by Protecting Rather Than Destroying Our Natural Resources

Robert J. Cabin | Posted May 1, 2012

The Carbon Canopy is developing markets that advance forest preservation and sustainable management by compensating landowners for the environmental benefits created by healthy forests.
Alaa Al Aswany

BIO

A Secret Report on a Consensus Candidate

Alaa Al Aswany | Posted May 1, 2012

Before we start supporting the consensus candidate, we must establish that he is completely loyal to us and that we will be able to maintain full control of him now and in the future. This candidate, whom we will make president of Egypt, must carry out everything we ask of him.
Bernard O'Leary

BIO

The Books Banned By Paypal

Bernard O'Leary | Posted May 1, 2012

Smashwords is one of the biggest indie publishers in electronic literature, with over 100,000 books in its catalogue.
John Willey

BIO

Stripping Off the Stay at Home Dad Label

John Willey | Posted May 1, 2012

I've decided to unclassify myself as a stay home dad. I've grown tired of the label -- in fact I've grown tired of labels all together.
Roger King

BIO

Building a Non-Profit Democracy

Roger King | Posted May 1, 2012

Imagine what the opinion of millions of people made public is like in real time. Imagine one website dedicated to democracy, a nonprofit democracy founded by angels, made relevant by public will.
Patrick Geans-Ali

BIO

Reminders of the Risks of Nuclear Power Come From Past/Present, Near/Far

Patrick Geans-Ali | Posted May 1, 2012

As we come up on the one-year anniversary of the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear disaster in Japan, we should also keep in mind reminders about the potentially grave risks inherent to nuclear facilities closer to home.
Robert L. Wolke

BIO

Sorry I'm 1.8 Microseconds Late, Boss... I Was Delayed by an Earthquake

Robert L. Wolke | Posted May 1, 2012

The Fukushima earthquake speeded up the planet's rotation by 1.8 microseconds per revolution, so our day is now 1.8 microseconds shorter than it was last year. Now go explain to your boss why you weren't able to get that report finished on time.
Terence Clarke

BIO

The Film También la Lluvia (Even the Rain

Terence Clarke | Posted May 1, 2012

In most of the countries of Central and South America, some version of The Conquest is still going on. A recent dramatic film También la Lluvia (Even the Rain) takes a unique view of this.
Jim DiPeso

BIO

Pragmatic Snowe's Departure From Senate a Shock but Not a Surprise

Jim DiPeso | Posted May 1, 2012

Olympia Snowe's ethic of reaching across the aisle to solve the nation's problems seems a relic of a bygone time, when politics was the art of the possible rather than trench warfare.
Susan Linn

BIO

Save the Lorax: Shun the Stuff

Susan Linn | Posted May 1, 2012

For more than forty years, the Dr. Seuss classic has been a clarion call for reducing consumption and promoting conservation. But the book's eloquent environmental message is being crushed by the film's slew of corporate cross-promotions.
Nancy Birdsall

BIO

Next World Bank President: Two Non-U.S. Candidates for the Short List

Nancy Birdsall | Posted May 1, 2012

It is high time that the Bretton Woods institutions adapted to changing global realities. The next World Bank president will need the legitimacy and wide support that only an open and merit-based selection process can ensure.
Jonathan Leigh Solomon

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Mitt Romney - Candidate of the 99%

Jonathan Leigh Solomon | Posted May 1, 2012

I showed up in front of Romney's hotel in Fargo, North Dakota, this morning at 9 A.M and shook hands with the candidate. We loaded the family dog onto the bus's roof rack, and hit the road.
Janine Popick

BIO

3 Reasons to Make Time for Social Media

Janine Popick | Posted May 1, 2012

Using social media marketing to grow your business is worth it. Here are three reasons you need to be out in front of this new medium:
Mark V. Vlasic

BIO

Fighting Pirates With Paper: How the Law of the Sea Is Important in the Fight Against Piracy

Mark V. Vlasic | Posted March 1, 2012

We cannot fight piracy with our U.S. fleet alone. Fortunately, on this issue, the world is on our side, and one of the most powerful weapons available is within our reach.
Dr Layla McCay

BIO

To Be Rare Or to Be Neglected: For a Disease, That Is the Question

Dr Layla McCay | Posted May 1, 2012

In terms of the science, it seems that "rare diseases" are more likely to be neglected than so-called "neglected tropical diseases." Perhaps in terms of NTDs, it's not the diseases but the people who have been neglected?
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

BIO

'Green News Report' - March 1, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted May 1, 2012

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: March roars in like a lion, bringing an early tornado season; Good news for breathers: Chicago coal plants to shut down;...
John W. Whitehead

BIO

The Horror! The Horror! Must-See War Films

John W. Whitehead | Posted May 1, 2012

Here are 12 war films that touch on modern warfare (from the First World War onward) and run the gamut of conflicts and human emotions, centering on the core issues often at work in the nasty business of war.
Dr. Susan Albers

BIO

The Now Effect: A Must-Read New Book on Mindfulness

Dr. Susan Albers | Posted May 1, 2012

It is my pleasure to introduce you to an excellent new book on mindfulness entitled,\ The Now Effect.
Zagat

10 Chefs Reveal Ingredients They Dislike (But Have to Cook With Anyway)

Zagat | Posted May 1, 2012

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Every food lover has at least one ingredient they aren't particularly fond of, but when it's your job to cook, serve, and make a dish that you like out of an ingredient you hate, what's a chef to do? One professional professed he wears gloves when handling pureed pumpkin, another...
Aleida Fernandez

BIO

You Don't Know Everything When You're 16

Aleida Fernandez | Posted May 1, 2012

It's a weird feeling for a 19-year-old realizing what you thought was right when you were 16, is not actually correct at all. I found this out the hard way this past week studying for my history midterm.
Beverly Bell

BIO

Business As Government: Capitalizing on Disaster In Post-Earthquake Haiti

Beverly Bell | Posted May 1, 2012

The pursuits of foreign firms -- making governance decisions about rebuilding, paving the way for other firms, racking up humanitarian clout -- have been at the expense of Haitians still struggling for basic needs and democratic power.
Yoram Peri

BIO

Is Attacking Iran "a Just War"?

Yoram Peri | Posted May 1, 2012

Those who advocate an Israeli attack on Iranian nuclear facilities have claimed the air strikes would be preemptive and thus legitimate. This position is dangerous for two reasons. Their argument is specious, and the lesson of Israel's history is that a preventative attack -- unlike preemptive strike -- will likely...
Adam Levin

BIO

Best Way to Win the Gas Game: Don't Play

Adam Levin | Posted May 1, 2012

Oil is a matter of macro concern but your finances involve very micro considerations. Pick a day or two a week where you simply keep your credit card in your purse or wallet. Save money wherever you can, but save oil everywhere you can.
Trudy Bourgeois

BIO

Unconscious Bias: It Starts With You and Me

Trudy Bourgeois | Posted May 1, 2012

During a recent discussion with a colleague and friend who is a Ph.D. Associate Professor at a highly-esteemed university's School of Management, the prevalence of our unconscious biases slapped us both in the face.
Susan Smartt

BIO

Ditch the Textbooks, Head to a National Park

Susan Smartt | Posted May 1, 2012

Working together, we can create solutions that will improve the quality of environmental education, expand its reach, embrace diverse communities and influence our society to care for and protect the natural world.
Emma Gray

BIO

Pinterest And Men: The Less Fair Sex Is Alive and (Starting to) Pin

Emma Gray | Posted May 1, 2012

Though they may be a small demographic, it seems that (some) men have officially arrived on the Pinterest scene.
John Bergquist

BIO

Looking for Seamless and Efficient Technology at Mobile World Congress 2012

John Bergquist | Posted May 1, 2012

Today's mobile technology breakthroughs will become systems, not devices and gadgets. Systems that work will carry us forward and allow consumers, businesses and governments to achieve efficiency and seamlessness.
Mark Tercek

BIO

New Everglades Refuge Benefits People, Wildlife, Ranching and Recreation

Mark Tercek | Posted May 1, 2012

Given difficult challenges for the Federal budget and the economy, you might expect support of conservation and the environment to weaken in the U.S. But, when we Americans are at our best, hard times can actually result in creativity and innovation.
Warren Adler

BIO

Oscars and the War Against the Aging

Warren Adler | Posted May 1, 2012

For us decrepit folks over 55, the age of AARP eligibility, we have endured the long reign of movies pointed primarily to kiddies, teenagers, and dating couples and a starvation diet of films addressed to mature audiences.
Steven Weber

BIO

My Friend, Andrew Breitbart

Steven Weber | Posted May 1, 2012

Say what you will about Andrew, for all the rankling he may have incited for those of us on the left or the enthusiasm he certainly inspired for those of us on the right, he made the whole thing pretty exhilarating. And that's better than it was.
Justin Shubow

BIO

Let's Not Politicize The Eisenhower Memorial

Justin Shubow | Posted May 1, 2012

Is it "nostalgia" to ask that the Eisenhower Memorial "shall blend with the essential lines of the old"? Would critics like to see Paris "improved" by some more oppressive skyscraper? Should Venice, Rome, and Florence get with the times and jazz up their hopelessly backwards cities?
Olga Bonfiglio

BIO

In Conservative SW Michigan, Santorum Was The One

Olga Bonfiglio | Posted May 1, 2012

Presidential candidate Rick Santorum showed that he is the "severely conservative" one in the Republican race for the nomination -- as reflected by the vote in southwest Michigan's 6th Congressional District.
Fred Wertheimer

BIO

Attacks on Media Coverage of Citizens United's Pivotal Role in Rise of Super PACs Are Misguided and Wrong

Fred Wertheimer | Posted May 1, 2012

On Jan. 21, 2010, the Supreme Court in the Citizens United case struck down the ban on corporate spending in federal elections and opened Pandora's Box. The Supreme Court's decision played a pivotal role in the rise of Super PACs. Super PACs are federally registered political committees that raise unlimited...
Signe Whitson

BIO

What to Do When Your Daughter's Friend Is a Bully

Signe Whitson | Posted May 1, 2012

When kids understand what a healthy friendship should look and feel like, they are best equipped to extricate themselves from friendships that are toxic and damaging.
Dr. Michael Sharnoff

BIO

What is the Purpose of the Arab League?

Dr. Michael Sharnoff | Posted May 1, 2012

For most Arab League nations, a strong military has primarily guaranteed that the ruling strongman will maintain power.
Leonard Maltin

BIO

OFF-HOLLYWOOD: The Five Best Indie Movies To See This Month

Leonard Maltin | Posted May 1, 2012

The Oscars may be history, but I'm happy to report that this year's Documentary award winner and three of its Foreign Language Film nominees are now playing in theaters (along with the winner in that category, the extraordinary Iranian film A Separation, which I highlighted...
Anis Shivani

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Interview with Poet Ryan G. Van Cleave: A New Anthology of Chicago Poetry

Anis Shivani | Posted May 1, 2012

I was really excited recently to get a copy of Ryan G. Van Cleave's City of the Big Shoulders: An Anthology of Chicago Poetry, one of the most dynamic and cohesive anthologies to come to my attention recently.
Brian Ross

BIO

The Oscars, Once Again, Leave Blacks the Color Purple

Brian Ross | Posted May 1, 2012

The Oscars are known for many odd customs and bits of superstition, but American Blacks best know the Color Purple Curse. Viola Davis was upset by the veteran Meryl Streep at the Oscars, even though Davis had won the Screen Actors Guild award days earlier.
Dave Johnson

BIO

Free Trade or Democracy, Can't Have Both

Dave Johnson | Posted May 1, 2012

When we allow companies to just import stuff that is made by exploited workers in countries where people do not have a say, we are granting not-having-a-say an advantage over having a say. We make democracy a competitive disadvantage.
Job Creators Alliance

BIO

Stop the Regulation!

Job Creators Alliance | Posted May 1, 2012

We want businesses to feel confident enough to undertake new projects and hire new workers, not terrified of the bureaucratic traps that might lie around the corner.
Judy Miller

BIO

Why Is Good News Not News?

Judy Miller | Posted May 1, 2012

Americans are the most generous people in the world when they hear about a disaster or a famine, or even about a family in need, but they first have to hear about it in order to help.
Doug Thornell

BIO

Dumb And Dumber

Doug Thornell | Posted May 1, 2012

"What you have just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it." This is a line from Billy Madison, but it really could be directed towards the GOP candidates for president.
Tulsi Gabbard

BIO

Stopping the Attack on Women's Rights

Tulsi Gabbard | Posted May 1, 2012

If there's one thing I've learned from my time serving in the military, in the state legislature, and on the city council, it's that, when you're facing someone who's trying to bully you, you can't back down.
Diane Ehrensaft, Ph.D.

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When Talking About Children's Gender, Words Matter

Diane Ehrensaft, Ph.D. | Posted May 1, 2012

As we see the media's growing interest in transgender and gender-nonconforming children and their families, I can't underscore enough the responsibility of journalists who cover them and the issues related to these children and young people to get the terminology right.
Tanja M. Laden

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Iconic Images of Peggy Moffitt in Rudi Gernreich Designs, Captured by William Claxton (PHOTOS)

Tanja M. Laden | Posted May 1, 2012

In Los Angeles, the Museum of Contemporary Art presents a free exhibition that showcases some of the best images from Peggy Moffitt. But you don't have to live in L.A. to see the pictures -- we've got a few right here.
Dr. Shannon Kolakowski

BIO

Is Your Self-Esteem Tied to Your Wedding?

Dr. Shannon Kolakowski | Posted May 1, 2012

I became consumed with how this wedding represented me. It was the culmination of all that I was and all that I was going to be. Did the flowers represent who I was? Did the venue really reflect our style?
Meghan O'Keefe

BIO

I Think My Mom's in Love With Jimmy Carter

Meghan O'Keefe | Posted May 1, 2012

I'm starting to suspect that the way my mom feels about Jimmy Carter is the way my generation feels about Ryan Gosling, but even that's not entirely true.
Marvin Meadors

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Austere Austerity: Will the Republican Prescription for the Economy Work?

Marvin Meadors | Posted May 1, 2012

Austerity measures and economic growth are oxymoronic. Romney and the Democrats get it, but the moribund Republican party clings to austerity like a nihilist clinging to a sign saying "the world ends tomorrow."
Rae Abileah

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Occupy AIPAC: Saying No to K Street Control of Congress and War on Iran

Rae Abileah | Posted May 1, 2012

Millions of Americans hopeful of emerging from the recent recession must push back against another Middle East war promoted by many of the same people and organizations that brought us the catastrophic consequences of the war with Iraq.
Camelia Entekhabi-Fard

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Participation in This Election Comes Even Before the Candidates

Camelia Entekhabi-Fard | Posted May 1, 2012

Iran's March 2 parliamentary election, usually considered a low-key event compared to the presidential election, is now considered one of the most important elections in the revolution's history. "The nation is under threat," supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said to his supporters in Tehran on Wednesday. "We need to slap...
David Shapiro

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What Do PETA and CCA Have in Common?

David Shapiro | Posted May 1, 2012

Many states have finally taken serious steps to reduce mass imprisonment, but new long-term contracts for full prisons would hamper those efforts. That would be bad news for the nation, but good news for Corrections Corporation of America.
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