BLOGS


  • Did The Outcome Of The French Election Merely Postpone Le Pen? France, Europe, and the world breathed a sigh of relief after the French elections gave “centrist” Emmanuel Macron a resounding thirty-percentage point victory over “populist” Marine Le Pen, who hated unbridled capitalism and globalization and pledged to provide government protection for French industries, severely curtail immigration, and abandon the European Union. Yet France is not ...
  • On This Run Through New Mexico, No Shortage Of Space (And Salsa) Like its painted desert landscapes, New Mexico is always different, always mysterious. And just when you think you’ve figured it out, it shifts suddenly like powdery silicate in a wind gust at White Sands National Monument, or the enigmatic native American art in the light of a setting sun, or the red-and-green chili sauce on your ...
  • Mosul On My Mind Cross-posted with TomDispatch.com The closest I ever got to Mosul, Iraq’s second largest city, was 1,720.7 miles away ― or so the Internet assures me.  Although I’ve had a lifelong interest in history, I know next to nothing about Mosul’s, nor do I have more than a glancing sense of what it looks like, or more ...
  • Lori’s Stroke Required Help From Doctors An Hour Away. Telemedicine Provided It. Editor’s note: Our previous stories this American Stroke Month featured warning signs heeded and missed. Today we shift gears to showcase a textbook response to a stroke, including the crucial role of telestroke, a way for experts at another facility to help care for a patient via a webcam-type connection. The CHRONIC Care Act, which ...
  • My Exciting New Gig: Why I’m Happier (And Healthier) Than I’ve Ever Been After I graduated college, and for the next twenty years, I worked as a television news producer in New York. Never would I have imagined a career transition into writing full-time, yet the early deaths of my parents (my mother died when she was 56, my father passed away when he was 63) pushed me ...
  • A Quiz For Moms: How Ready Are You For The School Year To End? Lately it seems I can’t go a day without seeing a quiz pop up in my Facebook timeline asking me to find out what Disney Princess I am or what my taste in music says about my personality. With the school year quickly coming to an end, I decided to come up with a quiz that ...
  • A Small Senate Victory Maintains Methane Regulation The Trump administration’s relentless march to repeal federal regulations is not limited to environmental rules, but the environment is a real target. The shame of these attacks is that rather than seeking to improve and refine our approach to environmental protection, we see a destructive effort at dismantling the structure of environmental law. The attack ...
  • Trump’s Escape From His Paris Dilemma While suspense continues over U.S. involvement in the Paris climate agreement, there is a dimension to the issue that President Trump’s deadlocked advisors should consider: The rest of the world many not want the United States at the table. I have just returned from a meeting in Rome where I was the only American among two ...
  • Repressive Leaders Line Up For Trump’s Red Carpet That White House red carpet is about to take a battering as repressive leaders from all over the world are invited to parade along it. The first person we know to ever get the red carpet treatment was Agamemnon on his return from the Trojan War. In the 458 BC drama by Aeschylus we’re told Agamemnon ...
  • As A Trans Woman, I’m Grateful For A Mother Who Accepts Me I remember in one of my early appointments with a gender therapist in New York, the therapist said to me, “Can you imagine a strong, independent, dominant kind of woman?” The question may seem inane to an outside observer, but what he was trying to do was make sure my sense of gender identity and ...
  • The End Of Trump The question is no longer whether there are grounds to impeach Donald Trump. It is when enough Republicans will put their loyalty to America ahead of their loyalty to their party. Trump’s statements last week about his firing of former FBI director James Comey provide ample evidence that Trump engaged in an obstruction of justice – ...
  • 50+ Women Can’t Wear Bikinis? Not Anymore! There seems to be a popular, largely unspoken belief out there that women over 50 shouldn’t be wearing bikinis, or any other two-piece bathing suits that show the stomach. But recently, there have been several major media moments that debunk this fashion myth, starting with 2016’s groundbreaking issue of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition–the same ...
  • A Reminder For Everyone: Everyday Should Be Mother’s Day This is for all the mother’s out there – those with mental or physical illnesses, those who are addicts or prisoners, those who are absent in their children’s lives, those who live everyday sacrificing their lives for their children, and those who are watching their children from heaven above. There is something that is so special ...
  • 6 Honest Mistakes That Can Get You Fired There are so many things that can get good, hard-working people fired. Honest mistakes often carry hard-hitting consequences. A recent study from the ePolicy Institute surveyed more than 300 companies and found that a third of them have fired employees for the misuse of company technology. Companies are so worried about employee abuse of technology that ...
  • Don’t Listen To The ‘Fifth Dentist’ Have you ever wondered about the “fifth” dentist? Maybe she works for Coca Cola. Maybe he works for Kraft, maker of Kool-Aid. We all know the ads: “four out of five dentists surveyed agree that…” So, again, what’s up with the fifth dentist? We don’t know, but the important thing is: we don’t care! The whole point of those ads ...
  • Mother’s Day Dinner: 10 Easy, Elegant Recipes To Wow Mom Don’t stop with brunch on Mother’s Day — dinner should also be a special occasion. Let the special ladies in your life sit back and relax while you make a super impressive (but incredibly easy) gourmet meal. Heads up: mom might expect a little more out of you in the kitchen after tasting your restaurant-quality ...
  • President Trump At The American-Arab-Islamic Summit Washington was preoccupied this week with the fallout from the sacking of FBI director James Comey, in a move that has brought back President Donald Trump’s arbitrary tendencies to mind, after a time in which he appeared as though he had adapted to the solemnness of the presidential office and the need for a well-choreographed ...
  • اتجاهات في تفسير التنوع الحيوي “2” تعرفنا في الجزء الأول من المقال على نظرية التطور. في هذا الجزء من المقال، نتعرف على نظرية التصميم الذكي، وهي النظرية العلمية المقابلة لنظرية التطور. التصميم الذكي: بدأت حركة التصميم الذكي أوائل التسعينات من القرن العشرين. نشأت في مقابل التطور، كنظرية علمية تحاول تقديم فروض علمية لتفسير نشوء الأنواع الحية في ضوء المكتشفات العلمية التي لم تكن ...
  • Mourning Mothers, White Flowers, and Steep Steps to Justice: A Lament When I arrived, they were already climbing the steep steps, a sea of red ascending in a somber procession. Leading the procession were the parents of Jordan Edwards whose body had only been lowered in the ground a week prior. I hurriedly joined the procession, making it in time to help settle the wreath on ...
  • Conflict In The Middle East Threatens Pakistan And Lynchpin Of China’s One Belt, One Road By James M. Dorsey Increasingly caught up in the Middle East’s multiple conflicts, Pakistan is struggling to balance relations with rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran amid concern in Islamabad that potential US-Saudi efforts to destabilize the Islamic republic could turn its crucial province of Balochistan, a lynchpin in China’s One Belt, One Road initiative, into a ...