Friday, December 15, 2017

Perspective

Only 29% of Americans in the 17-24 age group meet the criteria to join the U.S. Army: good physical and mental health, no tattoos on face or hands, a high-school diploma and a clean police record. Over 70%of women who have experienced sexual harassme...
Published: 11/30/17
Updated: 12/07/17
Time Person of the Year 2017: The Silence Breakers

Time Person of the Year 2017: The Silence Breakers

With Time magazine declaring "silence breakers" the Person of the Year for 2017 comes an acknowledgement: Nothing will ever be the same. A magazine can’t wipe out sexual harassment. Roy Moore may very well get elected to the U.S. Senate despite multi...
Published: 11/29/17
Updated: 12/07/17
Here’s the deal with Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s claims about Native American background

Here’s the deal with Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s claims about Native American background

Elizabeth Warren might never live down the charge of falsely claiming Native American roots. The controversy emerged during the Democrat’s successful Senate run in Massachusetts in 2012, and it continues to dog her.In the throes of the 2016 president...
Published: 11/29/17
Updated: 12/01/17
Perspective: Good news, fellow men! Our terrible behavior isn’t biological.

Perspective: Good news, fellow men! Our terrible behavior isn’t biological.

While bent over locking up my bike in Chicago a few years ago, I heard the all-too-familiar sound of a wolf whistle. I turned around to get a look at the jerks accosting some woman on the street, only to realize I was the one who was being catcalled....
Published: 11/29/17
Updated: 11/30/17

8,000 miles is the range of the newest missile tested by North Korea last week, putting all of the continental United States within Kim "Rocket Man" Jong Un’s reach.e_SClB40%of adults in the United States reported using prescription opioids in 2015.e...
Published: 11/28/17
Updated: 11/30/17

Perspective: How to get your mind to read

Americans are not good readers. Many blame the ubiquity of digital media. We’re too busy on Snapchat to read, or perhaps internet skimming has made us incapable of reading serious prose. But Americans’ trouble with reading predates digital technologi...
Published: 11/25/17
Updated: 12/07/17
Perspective: Hey kids, create your own public apology

Perspective: Hey kids, create your own public apology

Facing damning allegations of misconduct? Just fill out this easy form to generate a public apology that satisfies absolutely no one and results in a fresh wave of criticism!By Teddy WayneI would like to apologize for my actions/my behavior/getting c...
Published: 11/24/17
Updated: 11/30/17
What would drive a man to shoot someone 17 times?

What would drive a man to shoot someone 17 times?

Anthony Roy and his wife retired to Clearwater to escape the violence in Washington, D.C. They moved into a house owned by his mother, and they loved it there. Then uninvited guests started loitering in their back yard and dealing drugs. They couldn&...
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Perspective: To the 3 a.m. intruder who terrified my family: You got lucky. Here’s how you can make up for it

By Sasha AbramskyOn a recent Saturday at 3 a.m., my family was awoken by somebody howling, literally howling, on our porch. Then the man began pounding on our front door. Again and again and again, hitting the iron knocker against the wood as hard as...
Published: 11/21/17
Updated: 11/30/17
Perspective: Here are the six main causes of car crashes -- and how to avoid them

Perspective: Here are the six main causes of car crashes -- and how to avoid them

Car crashes are mysteries. Even though roughly 6 million of them happen each year in the United States alone, we seldom learn much. When we do drive by a crash, we often slow down to have a look. But there’s never much to see. Two crumpled cars. Mayb...
Published: 11/21/17
Updated: 11/30/17