If young people today were entering an economy where incomes rose the way incomes for their grandparents did, salaries would be almost twice as much as they actually are.
My mood is somewhere between thoughtfulness and thanks, melancholy and marvel.
As Justice Stephen Breyer said during oral arguments in a recent California case, “the rule of law embodies evenhandedness … what is sauce for the goose is normally sauce for the gander.”
Make no mistake, even as Fidel Castro improved the lot of the poor and made education and health care free for all, he made a mess of the Cuban economy.
More than half of Planned Parenthood health centers are in rural or medically underserved communities. And Planned Parenthood is often the only “safety-net” family planning provider.
In three days almost 27 million people had responded or visited Kelly Oxford’s Twitter page inviting women to tell their stories.
The subject here is that pensive, everyday form of angst that is bitter and sweet, happy and sad, an ache that makes us irritable for no apparent reason.
Turns out 1972 is the only year since the 26th Amendment was signed in ’71 that the percentage of 18- to 24-year-olds voting was greater than 50 percent.
We must talk about this unfortunate place we’ve reached where civility and respect in society are dismissed as unnecessary niceties.
Bernie Sanders’ candidacy may feel new, but it echoes one-issue candidates from the past. And that doesn’t bode well.
Put simply, change occurred in America’s smoking culture when facts replaced fictions. That took studies — lots of them over a period of years.
For us, the annual trek to the tree lot is a crapshoot: We back the car out of the garage happily married, never quite knowing what will come next.
The best and worst of parenting is that gaining and losing go hand in hand. To gain the adult leading a successful life, we have to lose the kid who can’t remember to set an alarm.
if we have a bouquet of lilacs on the table and rhubarb pie for dessert on Memorial Day, the stage is set for a fine summer.
The right thinks Christians are discriminated against, and the left sees Elf on the Shelf and thinks NSA.
In its Hobby Lobby decision, the Supreme Court male majority betrays the many ways in which it trusts the corporations and not the people.
On the upside: Thanksgiving. On the downside: Some of the saddest and least understandable events in my life have occurred in November.
What rankles me about the Trayvon Martin case: The perspective of a young person profiled through no fault of his own was lost.
These blues have an almost-sweet sadness over something indefinable that’s gone for another year.