If you don’t like what it means today, do something about it. In the early 1950s, I stumbled and bumbled my way through elementary school. The Cold War had begun, and we […]
Judge not the group; rather, see the individual
By Carole McNall I’m a female baby boomer. Knowing that, what do you know about my politics and points of view? Absolutely nothing. But wait, you might argue: I know a couple […]
An American president under age 35? Oh, my …
Captain Morgan’s real campaign premise here is just to increase its share of the rum market. Trump (age 70) vs. Clinton (age 68)? This is the best choice the vaunted two-party system […]
A Millennial’s struggle: Cutting through Netflix’s noise
By Whitney Downard Hello, my name is Whitney and I’m addicted to Netflix. Netflix, as a company, has only existed since 1997. Streaming on Netflix began in 2007, according to company website. […]
Greece votes “No,” leaving us where?
When Yanis Varoufakis left academia to take up his position as Greece’s finance minister after the far-left electoral victory which brought Syriza to power, he said words to the effect that – […]
WordsDay: Postmodernist Xerism at its most discontentedly hopeful…
Another “now appearing in relief” review here as I finish the complex and engrossing After the End of Art by Arthur C. Danto – a book that I will review this weekend and that […]
Generation Poor: Gen X and Millennials losing ground…
This month, the Urban Institute put out a study called “Lost Generations? Wealth Building Among Young Americans.” In the report, the Institute confirmed what most of Gen X and Gen Y already […]
Five reasons why soccer will eventually surpass football in the US – #4: The children are the future
Soccer’s American base is young, passionate, and more globally minded than any generation in history. In part one we saw ESPN analyst Rich Luker explaining that in the 12-24 demographic, soccer is […]
Young voters ask: What enthusiasm gap?
The term “enthusiasm gap” got thrown around a lot this election cycle, particularly with regards to young voters. The 24 news media waxed poetic about how the magic of Obama’s first term hadn’t panned […]
Mark Zuckerberg: Is it time for Facebook's boy genius to go?
Today’s LA Times asks a good question: Is Mark Zuckerberg in over his hoodie as Facebook CEO? Business writers Walter Hamilton and Jessica Guynn dig into an issue that I suspect some of us […]