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  • Trump’s Energy And Climate Policy: Denial And Delusion As hundreds of thousands march this weekend to draw attention to the climate crisis, President Trump will certainly get well-earned condemnation. But opprobrium aside, how are we to understand his positions on climate and energy? I have been involved in the climate debate as an attorney and writer for more than three decades. But understanding ...
  • Better Sleep And Better Health For Those Who Serve If you Google “sleep disorders” or “sleep + health risks” you’ll find that the sleep medicine community and the media produce a wealth of coverage on the negative health impacts of poor or inadequate sleep. Browse around and you’ll discover that sleep deprivation and untreated sleep disorders are tied to a nightmare list of health ...
  • Forget Andrew Jackson, The Right Thinks Trump Is Calvin Coolidge! Republican Calvin Coolidge, who in 1923 ascended to the presidency following the death of the corrupt and dunderheaded Warren Harding, was a man of few words. But some of the most famous of the few were, “The chief business of the American people is business.” Donald Trump, on the other hand, is often a man of ...
  • Why College Students Are ‘Better Off’ With Social Media I like to think that my Instagram page is a bit more eclectic than one might expect from a college president. I use social media to connect with students and alumni, and it’s no secret that I have a wide range of interests — travel, sports, food, and especially music. From time to time, all ...
  • Cuts Threaten Research For Terrible Disease Once Called Chronic Fatigue Syndrome When you are sick, very sick, you wait for medicine to work its magic. But if the disease is Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME), you have to wait for the medicine to be invented. The bad news is that so little funding is going into solving the ME problem, commonly known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, that those sick ...
  • Coulter Controversy Leaves Only Losers 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); By Suzanne Nossel, Executive Director, PEN America The cancellation of Ann Coulter’s planned speech at the University of California, Berkeley, leaves everyone a loser. Coulter lost the opportunity to expound her views. The conservative organizations who invited her failed in what were presumably twin objectives: to amplify Coulter’s opinions and ...
  • How To Find Your Voice As A Leader And Speak Your Mind Chances are that as children, Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, and Barack Obama watched and admired a parent or another close relative speak their mind and take charge of difficult situations. The inclination to speak out on issues and the ability to influence others to act involves the will and the skill. You can increase ...
  • Making The Case For 2020 Hillary Clinton Okay, before I go any further, let me state unequivocally for the record that I believe Hillary Clinton ran one of the worst campaigns in modern political history. Her management was inept, her messaging misguided, and her character terribly flawed. Let’s put this into proper perspective: she lost to Donald Trump, for fuck’s sake! A ...
  • Former WWE Superstar Melina Perez: My LGBTQ Friends Helped Me Through Being Bullied Melina Perez knows more about bullying than most might expect. During her red-hot World Wrestling Entertainment career, fans saw “Melina,” a confident, conniving superstar. Behind-the-scenes, though, gossip and innuendo undermined the five-time champion’s self-esteem and made her question her pro wrestling dreams. “I wanted to be a role model, and a series of events took it ...
  • We Know How To Curb Epidemics. Can Alzheimer’s Be Next? I travel a lot, which means I spend much of my time in airports waiting to catch a flight. I use most of that time to work or catch up on email, but sometimes, when it’s really early in the morning or really late at night, I just sit at the gate and watch the ...
  • Mother’s Day: Italian Style I am not one to go all sentimental on Mother’s Day. Mother’s Day always was the day my own mother wanted to observe and celebrate. While she was alive, it seemed churlish to think of the day as also mine. After she died, I did not want my own daughter to feel the obligation I ...
  • Short Film Empowers Bystanders To Prevent Sexual Assault 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 honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, actress and filmmaker Rachel Leyco has released her new short film, “Say Something”. The short tackles the tough subject of sexual assault among romantic partners, which if often overlooked by traditional media despite the fact that most child and teen victims are ...
  • Refusing To Call ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ A Feminist Story Does Us A Disservice Trigger warning: this post contains discussion about rape, sexual abuse and mistreatment of women. She’s special. She’s a princess. She has magic powers. She’s fertile. She has something they want and she’s locked up. Women in captivity fascinate us. In ratios somewhat disproportionate to real life, subjugated women drive the plotlines of movies and television. Browse ...
  • Surge In LLC Contributions Brings More Mystery About True Donors by Ashley Balcerzak Donald Trump’s inaugural committee did well by almost any standard: Doubling the previous record for cash raised to fund festivities around a new president’s swearing-in, it took in contributions from every major sector of the economy, and from donors who had steered clear of his campaign prior to the election. The committee ...
  • 6 Healthy Recipes For When You Barely Have Time to Cook For Bon Appetit, by Chris Morocco. One-Skillet Steak and Spring Veg with Spicy Mustard I enjoy eating steak every so often as long as there is twice as much veg on my plate as meat. This recipe gets that ratio right, a modest amount of super flavorful steak with a skillet full of everything I want to ...
  • ‘American Crime’ Is A Fine Show, And We Have Absolutely, Positively No Idea Where It’s Going Warning: contains spoilers from previously aired episodes. ABC’s “American Crime” has added another superlative to its resume this spring. After a couple of years as one of TV’s most ambitious and best series, it has now also become TV’s strangest. ”American Crime” wraps up its third season Sunday at 10 p.m. ET, though creator John Ridley may need ...
  • 8 Line Cooks Share Hacks To Cut Your Prep Time In Half For Bon Appetit, by Alyse Whitney. If you think you hate chopping onions, imagine having to prep gallons of them every day. That is the life of a line cook: slicing, dicing, peeling, deboning, and handling all the mise en place that restaurant kitchens need. Some tasks are more tedious than others — especially when you ...
  • News Roundup for April 27, 2017 Today, in Trump’s America… 1. Trump has once again changed his mind and won’t pull the US out of NAFTA. To quote Katy Perry, he changes his mind a like a girl changes clothes. More here. 2. Venezuela wants to leave the Organization of American States (OAS) because of how it handled Venezuela’s political crisis. This isn’t ...
  • The Press Struggles To Finally Break Its “Populist” Habit For Trump Like smokers trying to quit a pack-a-day habit, some journalists are finally trying to drop the long-running practice of portraying President Donald Trump as a “populist.”  Sparked specifically by Trump’s blatant economic flip-flops this month regarding trade deals, currency policy concerning China, and the Export-Import Bank, more members of the press seem willing to concede that Trump’s ...
  • Why Do Celebrities Keep Looking for Employees On Social Media? By Kenzie Bryant You’ve heard the horror stories. Man tweets a thing. “Ha, that’s silly,” he chuckles before hitting send, but, “Wow, that’s insane,” is the general consensus among everyone else, including the man’s boss. Man loses his job. Or he tweets one thing and doesn’t get the job; or he got the job, but then ...