Laura Strong

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‘The Way to Survive It Was to Make A’s’

<b>T</b>he road to Virginia Episcopal School was more secluded in those days, winding a few miles from the white section of segregated Lynchburg through a wood of maple and oak to the school’s rolling campus, shielded by trees and the more distant Blue Ridge Mountains. The usual stream of cars navigated …

Perfectionism in Young Children and How to Help

<i>Perfectionism in Young Children and How to Help Written by Dr. Kaylene Henderson, Child Psychiatrist, and Parent Educator</i><p>There’s a perception in our …

Parenting

My high school friend Jon Ossoff almost became a Congressman last night

Ossoff and I were both in the Paideia Class of 2005. No way I would miss election night in Atlanta.<p>Photograph by Dustin Chambers/The Jon Ossoff …

The State of Trump's State Department

Anxiety and listless days as a foreign-policy bureaucracy confronts the possibility of radical change<p>The flags in the lobby of the State Department stood bathed in sunlight and silence on a recent afternoon. “It’s normally so busy here,” marveled a State Department staffer as we stood watching the …

The Mysterious Disappearance of the Biggest Scandal in Washington

The biggest election-related scandal since Watergate occurred last year, and it has largely disappeared from the political-media landscape of …

How Donald Trump's Business Ties Are Already Jeopardizing U.S. Interests

U.S. Donald Trump U.S. Foreign Policy<p>Donald Trump hasn’t been sworn in yet, but he is already making decisions and issuing statements to world …

Surveillance Self-Defense

We’re the Electronic Frontier Foundation, an independent non-profit working to protect online privacy for nearly thirty years. This is Surveillance …

Self Defense

The Unbearable Lack of Self-Awareness of David Brooks (Or, Their Barbarians are now at their Gates)

David -- <i>The Thugs and Barbarians are at your gated community. And you’re letting them in and giving them a place of honor</i>.<p>You write, today:<p>This …

Self-awareness

The most thorough, profound and moving defense of Hillary Clinton I have ever seen.

First of all — this is not my writing. It's a Facebook post by someone I don’t even know, a man named <b>Michael Arnovitz</b> in Portland OR. But as a …

Government

‘We’re the Only Plane in the Sky’

Where was the president in the eight hours after the Sept. 11 attacks? The strange, harrowing journey of Air Force One, as told by the people who were on board.<p>Nearly every American above a certain age remembers precisely where they were on September 11, 2001. But for a tiny handful of people, …

Military

Confessional

On “UnREAL,” a former producer of “The Bachelor” satirizes her experience.<p>For three years, Sarah Gertrude Shapiro worked as a producer on the reality show “The Bachelor.” Her task, as she recalls it, was to get the contestants to “open up, and to give them terrible advice, and to deprive them of …