Over the years, I have reviewed the evidence, and on balance it persuades me. Woody Allen meets the #MeToo movement Four years ago, when Woody Allen was given a lifetime achievement award by the Golden Globes, Dylan Farrow curled up in a ball on her bed, crying hysterically. Then she wrote an open letter for […]
What do you do if you’re a historically unpopular new president, with a record low approval rating by 14 points, facing investigations into the way Russia helped you get elected, with the media judging your first 100 days in office as the weakest of any modern president? Why, you announce a tax cut! And in […]
Sure, you can buy your uncle a necktie that he won’t wear, or your niece an Amazon certificate that she’ll forget to use. Or you can help remove shrapnel from an injured child in Syria, or assist students at risk of genocide in South Sudan. The major aid organizations have special catalogs this time of […]
First, a quiz: What’s the most common “vegetable” eaten by American toddlers? Answer: The french fry. The same study that unearthed that nutritional tragedy also found that on any given day, almost half of American toddlers drink soda or similar drinks. But for many kids, the problems start even earlier. In West Virginia, one study […]
What if we talked about gun violence, and discussed only bullet size? To me, that seems akin to the presidential campaign discussion of women’s health. Somehow, in nine Democratic debates, not a single question was asked about women’s health, and when the issue came up elsewhere it was often in the narrowest form, about abortion: […]
The Rev. John Stott didn’t preach fire and brimstone on a Christian television network.
Sometimes the most powerful force for social change is a bunch of irreverent and wise-cracking students, working together.