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What's Up With Young People and Virginity? Not What You Think

Here's a shocker: Virginity is cooler than it used to be among teens and young adults. At least that's what entertainment giant MTV, creator of Teen Mom and 16 and Pregnant, is hoping as it aired this week the first of a series called...Show More Summary

How Do We Respond to This Really Horrible Day?

What a horrible day. Israel has begun a ground offensive in Gaza, the White House is on lockdown, and a plane has been shot down in Ukraine. Today's news piles on an already shaking landscape of ISIS in Iraq, immigrant children suffering on the U.S. Show More Summary

DEA Is Absolutely Losing the War on Marijuana Politics

This past Saturday, the LA Times published a fantastic article, “ DEA may be losing the war on marijuana politics,” outlining the federal agency’s downfall from undisputed moral high ground to the wrong side of history. It explains that...Show More Summary

False Accusations of Homophobia and Racism: Are They Libelous?

Is it libelous in 2014, when same-sex marriage is gaining both legal traction and cultural acceptance, to falsely accuse someone of being a homophobe? Thanks to a fading, two-decades-old catchphrase -- "not that there's anything wrong...Show More Summary

Who Are We, Anyway?

Something extraordinary is happening at our southern border. Thousands of children, most unaccompanied by adult relatives, are crossing from Mexico and immediately turning themselves in to the Border Patrol. They come principally from...Show More Summary

Yellowcake and Eat It Too: Why An Extension of Nuclear Talks with Iran Is Good for America

The extension of negotiations over Iran's nuclear program represents a victory for diplomacy. It also gets the world closer to the dual goals of keeping Iran from developing a bomb while avoiding yet another costly war in the Middle East. Show More Summary

While Syria Burns

I had mixed emotions about the latest "good news" on humanitarian aid in Syria. The U.N. Security Council has passed a long overdue resolution that -- if implemented -- will save the lives of Syrians trapped in desperate circumstances by the war. Show More Summary

Finally, Signs of Momentum on Corporate Inversions

First it was Pfizer. Now it's Walgreens. These and a growing list of companies have made headlines as they consider shifting their headquarters overseas -- so-called corporate "inversions" -- so they can avoid paying taxes on past and future profits. Show More Summary

Another Unwarranted Attack on Hillary

As the former Vice-chair of the Board of Trustees of the University of the District of Columbia and in my college days as the President of the graduate class at Baruch College in New York, I followed with interest the debate on what universities are paying Hillary Clinton to make a speech. Show More Summary

UN Human Rights Commissioner Supports Snowden and Denounces US Surveillance Programs

Yesterday, the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, released her report, "The Right to Privacy in the Digital Age," and at a press conference, she applied the report's conclusions to the case of U.S. whistleblower Edward Snowden. Show More Summary

LeBron's Announcement -- Crisis Management Lessons for House GOP on Benghazi?

LeBron James's surprise announcement last Friday that he planned to return to the Cleveland Cavaliers from the Miami Heat offers important lessons for effective crisis management. Indeed, the most important lesson might be applicable...Show More Summary

The Important Difference Between For-profit and Nonprofit Colleges

I am sympathetic to the instinct to ignore the question of whether a college is accountable to owners (for-profit), or, alternatively, is answerable to a financially disinterested board (nonprofit or public). While there is a higherShow More Summary

No, less disclosure will not reduce dark money

Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons Here's a wacky idea: If you want to reduce the amount of money in politics, and in particular "dark money," make disclosures less frequent. So argues Lindsay Mark Lewis, the executive director of the Progressive...Show More Summary

The Difference Between July 4th and July 14th

Every year around this time, I marvel at what the generation that founded our country accomplished. On July 4th, we celebrated the anniversary of the Declaration of Independence in 1776. The major principle put forth in that declaration...Show More Summary

Soccer's Teamwork: Something That Works (When So Much Doesn't)

Now that the 2014 World Cup soccer tournament is over, and having imbibed more games than is probably healthy for me these past five weeks, I know why I'm feeling a major, Samuel Beckett-size void. So much in American life these days doesn't work. Show More Summary

A Turning Point

Just recently the Department of Veterans Affairs has come under an unparalleled level of scrutiny, or as many Veterans and myself would say, that for the first time in recent years they are being forced to air out their dirty laundry. Show More Summary

Why Cubans Are Defecting From the Republican Party

For decades, the backbone of the Republican Party in Florida was the Cuban-American vote. Cuban-Americans supplied not just votes, but candidates for the GOP. But now there is survey evidence that the group is split between the GOP and Democrats. Show More Summary

Advocating for Independence Days

On the morning of the 4th of July, I snagged a rare quiet moment on the porch while drinking my coffee. I thought about all the fun we were going to have later on that night when the kids blew up fireworks with their dad. I thought about how the words "Independence Day" have changed for me over the years. Show More Summary

The Oxymoron of Peace

"At the same time, values and ideas which were considered universal, such as cooperation, mutual aid, international social justice and peace as an encompassing paradigm are also becoming irrelevant." Maybe this piercing observation by Roberto Savio, founder of the news agency Inter Press Service, is the cruelest cut of all. Show More Summary

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