BLOGS


  • Turkey, Trump’s Friend, Bombs People Fighting ISIS, Our Enemy ”I directed the Department of Defense to develop a plan to demolish and destroy ISIS, a network of lawless savages that have slaughtered Muslims and Christians and men, and women and children of all faiths and all beliefs. We will work with our allies, including our friends and allies in the Muslim world, to extinguish ...
  • Fear & Loafing at the IMATS function onPlayerReadyVidible(e){'undefined'!=typeof HPTrack&&HPTrack.Vid.Vidible_track(e)}!function(e,i){if(e.vdb_Player){if('object'==typeof commercial_video){var a='',o='m.fwsitesection='+commercial_video.site_and_category;if(a+=o,commercial_video;a+=c}e.setAttribute('vdb_params',a)}i(e.vdb_Player)}else{var t=arguments.callee;setTimeout(function(){t(e,i)},0)}}(document.getElementById('vidible_1'),onPlayerReadyVidible); “You will be the same person in five years as you are today except for the people you meet and the books you read.” – Charlie “Tremendous” Jones This quote has made enough rounds on the internet – unattributed and bastardized in motivational memes – to be in the public ...
  • Fyre Festival Blows The Celebrity Endorser Whistle I was going to write about digital social media and the misplaced blame it receives for so many of our societal ills… which are getting worse (the ills, that is). However, an event of the past week directly links to my prior post and, in my estimation, underlines, highlights and confirms my deeply held belief that ...
  • Populism Without The Race Factor Is A Mistake On Saturday, we concluded our four-day National Action Network (NAN) annual convention in New York City. It was our largest turnout with over 7,000 delegates from all across the country and from diverse backgrounds. It featured such notables as former Attorney General Eric Holder, Spike Lee, Harry Belafonte, Van Jones, Gov. Cuomo and others, as ...
  • Riding A Roller Coaster Made Me My Son’s Hero Today is Day 35 of my 28-day challenge diet. It’s my day to weigh in. I yawn. I stretch. I walk wearily to the bathroom, pull out the scale and step on the cold surface. I’m down another 4.2 pounds, making a total weight loss of 23 pounds. I say nothing. Check the weather. Dress accordingly.  After ...
  • 3 Relationship Behaviors That Are Non-Negotiable Dealbreakers 1. Obsessive Control If a romantic partner is attempting to control the clothes you wear, the friends you have, time spent with family, or even the words that come out of your mouth — it’s time to reassess your situation — pronto. I once had a boyfriend who tried to control what I wore so that other ...
  • Nurses Are Setting A Healthy Example For The Nation As America’s most honest and ethical profession, nurses assume many different and unique roles—caregiver, teacher, patient advocate, and a listening ear. Now, nurses are taking on an even greater role helping their patients, families and communities lead a healthier life. Every day, Americans are making lifestyle changes, and many are looking to nurses and other ...
  • 31 ‘Habits’ Of People With Anxiety Written by Sarah Schuster There are the quirky, small things that make you, you. Then, there are the things you do because of anxiety. While personality traits and anxious habits can blend together, to an outsider it’s not always clear which of these “habits” are driven by anxiety. Whether it makes you look “rude” (avoiding phone ...
  • How To Tie The Perfect Bow Tie For The Kentucky Derby This Saturday marks the 143rd running of the Kentucky Derby at the famous Churchill Downs. But, beyond being known as the “two greatest minutes in sports,” the Derby has become one of the most coveted events in the world of fashion. Everyone talks about the over-the-top hats the female attendees don, but the men have ...
  • News Roundup for May 1, 2017 Another week of Trump induced anxiety. 1. Congress has avoided a government shutdown. At least until September. Which is good news as long as we have still have a government. More here. 2. Police in San Diego killed a shooter who opened fire at a birthday pool party. One witness said the shooter “wasn’t invited” to the ...
  • Political Conservatives Suddenly Embrace Free Speech On Campus function onPlayerReadyVidible(e){'undefined'!=typeof HPTrack&&HPTrack.Vid.Vidible_track(e)}!function(e,i){if(e.vdb_Player){if('object'==typeof commercial_video){var a='',o='m.fwsitesection='+commercial_video.site_and_category;if(a+=o,commercial_video;a+=c}e.setAttribute('vdb_params',a)}i(e.vdb_Player)}else{var t=arguments.callee;setTimeout(function(){t(e,i)},0)}}(document.getElementById('vidible_1'),onPlayerReadyVidible); In the last few years, political conservatives have self-righteously proclaimed themselves to be fervent champions of free speech on college and university campuses. In response to the regrettable efforts of some leftist students and community members to exclude, intimidate, and silence conservative speakers ranging from Milo Yiannopoulos to Richard ...
  • The Progress Toward Sustainability The integration of economic development, modern management and environmental protection created the field of sustainability management. The effort to ensure that humans could continue to benefit from the miracle of this planet, and increase the distribution of those benefits to all of humanity is well underway. In some sense, it is a race against time ...
  • Much Ado About Nothing: Politico’s Iran Deal Investigation Debunked It is a sign of the times that when we need to march in defense of facts, of women deserving equal rights, and of science not being a Chinese conspiracy, we also have to defend something as self-evident as the undeniable value of the nuclear deal with Iran from 2015. But in a post-fact era, ...
  • Another GOP Tax Plan For Captains As he ran for office, Donald Trump repeatedly reminded audiences that he was “really, really rich,” but assured voters that as president he would be a working man’s champion, a blue-collar Superman. He said he would stop corporations from offshoring manufacturing jobs with a border adjustment tax on imports. He would end trade cheating and declare ...
  • Echoes Of World War II — And A Loud Explosion Or Two — On A Southern Road Trip There’s a moment in an historical re-enactment when you start to question reality. For me, it came as I stood on the deck of the USS Alabama on a recent Sunday afternoon, watching two vintage Russian Yak aircraft barreling toward us low and menacing over Mobile Bay. On the deck of the meticulously restored battleship that served ...
  • Donald Trump Is Making American Consumers Great Again Donald Trump is good for consumers. And not necessarily in the way you’d think. The new president is busy deregulating vast swaths of American industry with reckless abandon. But he has also ― undoubtedly without meaning to ― created a class of consumer that will be more enlightened and harder than ever to rip off. If ...
  • A Safe Zone For Conservatives What twisted logic do conservatives use? Not long ago they were whining that bigots going to college campuses should be protected from assault—and they should be in my opinion. But bigots should also be ignored. Then you get conservatives like Erick Erickson of Fox News claiming this rule doesn’t apply to individuals who dress in ways ...
  • The Night Nerd Prom Went Up Against a Pep Rally in Pennsylvania Like a good number of folks who’ve worked in journalism over the years, for me, Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein continue to be heroes. Genuinely authentic heroes. I know it sounds corny. But it’s true. Or, as Bernstein said on Saturday night at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner (also known as “Nerd Prom”), it’s “the ...
  • Trump’s Tax Plan Is An Assault On Working Families When the Trump administration says that the tax cuts our President proposed this week would be historic, they’re right in one sense. The plan President Trump put forward on Wednesday is one of the worst legislative proposals for working families in recent history. I agree that today’s tax code is in need of reform. Working American ...
  • The Only Way To Win America’s Wars Is To End Them Today, I saw another article on why America is losing its wars in places like Iraq, Afghanistan, and elsewhere. The gist of this and similar articles is that America’s wars are winnable.  That is, if we bomb more, or send more troops, or change our strategy, or alter our ROE (rules of engagement), or give ...