Mary Mazurek

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Why women are still being stoned to death in 2015

<b>(CNN) —</b> The stoning of Rokhsana, an Afghan woman who was in her early twenties, this week in Afghanistan shed more ugly light on the treatment of women by the Taliban and religious extremists in parts of the Muslim world -- but to try to explain this practice in religions terms will only give …

'SNL' and Donald Trump face a HUGE challenge

<b>(CNN) —</b> This week, Donald Trump is hosting "Saturday Night Live," and it's going to be HUGE!! I'm not saying huge in ratings or laughs -- we won't know about that till later. No, huge in terms of pressure -- on both Trump and "SNL."<p>Make no mistake, it will not be a typical show. I worked at "SNL" …

Baby boomers are what's wrong with America's economy

By Jim Tankersley<p>, Economic Policy Correspondent<p>One moment in the third Republican presidential debate encapsulates everything terrible about baby boomers and the way they’ve pillaged the U.S. economy. It came from Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, a Generation Xer, who offered the standard line — you …

Demographics

Bill O’Reilly slanders Ronald Reagan

By George F. Will<p>, Columnist<p>Donald Trump is just one symptom of today’s cultural pathology of self-validating vehemence with blustery certitudes substituting for evidence. Another is the fact that the book atop the New York Times nonfiction bestseller list is a tissue of unsubstantiated assertions. …

Make college free for all

By Bernie Sanders<p><i>Bernie Sanders, an Independent, represents Vermont in the U.S. Senate and is a candidate for the Democratic nomination for president.</i><p>In 1877, Rutherford B. Hayes became the first president to make a strong case for universally available public education. “Universal suffrage should …

What happens to jobs in the 'Uber economy'?

<b>(CNN) —</b> What will jobs of the future look like, in a world in which Uber, Airbnb and TaskRabbit are becoming the model for new job creation?<p>The U.S. workforce, which has been one of the world's most productive and wealthiest, is undergoing an alarming transformation. Increasing numbers of workers …

A new way to protect babies from pneumonia

<b>(CNN) —</b> This summer, as I entered the hustle and bustle of a pediatric ward in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, I was met by the cries of a newborn baby girl and her worried mother.<p>I could see that the infant was underweight and likely premature, making her more susceptible to childhood infections such as …

Is India too fat?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Air India's new policy about obese crew members raises some interesting issues for a country dealing with a growing epidemic. The airline recently tested over 3,000 employees and found that approximately 20% of them were overweight. These employees were recommended diet and exercise before …

Anti-Muslim rhetoric has to stop

<b>(CNN) —</b> Donald Trump is brewing up a toxic nativist sludge in what was once the American melting pot.<p>On Thursday, in New Hampshire, Trump failed to object when an unidentified man offered this: "We have a problem in this country. It's called Muslims. You know our current president is one. You know …

Religion