The expectations we carry into elections always make it difficult to objectively assess their outcome. Before the midterms, Democrats hoped for a blue wave that would decisively hand them the House and
Millions of Americans will vote on Election Day--maybe the biggest turnout ever for a non-presidential year. And yet, even in a record year, we're probably talking about a little over 40 percent turnout
The governing principle of the Trump administration is total irresponsibility, a claim of innocence from a position of power, something which happens to be an old fascist trick. As we see in the president’s
Countless small acts of bias happen to people with ADHD all day long at work. If you let it get to you, it can feel like death by a thousand papercuts. I often say that it’s not ADHD that’s my biggest
I’ve told my colleagues: 'If I ever become like some of our clients, shoot me' Wealth manager in Geneva If nearly a decade interviewing the wealth managers for the 1% taught me anything, it is that the
When it comes to sage-like wisdom, Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett has a mountainous surplus of it circulating the internet. Some of his advice is so commonsensical it stops us in our tracks and
Few realize how profoundly San Francisco’s physical form has been shaped by its planning department, whose best intentions have been overshadowed by efforts to appease the city’s wealthy, well-connected
World A teenager survived 49 days at sea after a storm ripped his tiny vessel from its moorings and set him adrift into the Pacific Ocean. Aldi Novel Adilang recounted being circled by a shark at one during
America's most beautiful city is in the middle of a wild transition. San Francisco is America's most beautiful city. At least that's what people say all the time, and it maybe still is, on the outside.
While window-shopping in the West Village the other day, I had a sudden hankering for some fine, fat pork chops. I saw them — fetchingly displayed by the Italian sausage in the refrigerated case of a butcher
My research shows that when people feel threatened they want ‘tighter’ social norms, with profound consequences for politics What is the essential dividing line between human beings around the world? one
Tim Geithner, Ben Bernanke and Hank Paulson dealt a catastrophic blow to public faith in American institutions. By the time Lehman Brothers filed for the largest bankruptcy in American history on Sept.
The brother of Laura Ingraham calls his Fox News star sibling “a monster” and questions her humanity
Laura Ingraham (AP/Mark J. Terrill) “My sister’s racist comments date back to her freshman days at Dartmouth,” Curtis Ingraham claims September 12, 2018 10:00pm (UTC) This article originally appeared Raw
The outrageous price of a U.S. degree is unique in the world. Before the automobile, before the Statue of Liberty, before the vast majority of contemporary colleges existed, the rising cost of higher was
By Alan D. Castel, Next Avenue Contributor (This article is excerpted from the new book Better with Age: The Psychology of Successful Aging by Alan D. Castel PhD. Copyright © 2019 by Oxford University
It is easy to see why religion quickly spread through culture once it emerged. When humans gained the cognitive capacity to reason and plan for the future, they became aware of their own mortality. The
Look, I can't promise you that I took the end of August gracefully. And I certainly can't comment on whether or not I closed out Labor Day with a desperate plea for summer to stay with us that would've
It takes me forever to get anywhere in Paris. It’s not the traffic, or the strikes — which are almost as reliable as the church bells tolling the hours — or the weather, or the bumpy cobblestone streets.
As the demise of Toys “R” Us shows, people at the top are constantly finding ways to extract all the value from companies while leaving nothing for workers. A year ago, she was a store manager at Toys
The start of the school year brings back my pivotal college experience—the moment when the switch inside flipped. It was over 35 years ago. One day in class, during a discussion of Augustine, passages
To Evie, my daughter, It’s not always easy, I know, to be the child of a university president. You had to have a public profile on campus from a young age, even if you didn’t want it. You had to watch
The heart of the American dream is that anyone with grit can rise. Instead, our increasingly ossified class system dictates life outcomes with depressing consistency. America is choking its future. Proof?