Lisle D. Wadingan

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Contractor Versus Employee

The “shar­ing” eco­nomy, as it’s called, got a nasty shock this week when Home­joy, a na­tion­al home-clean­ing com­pany, an­nounced it was shut­ting …

Decoding China's swoon, and what it means for Silicon Valley

China’s stock markets have been in free-fall for the past several weeks, reversing tremendous gains over the prior twelve months. The Chinese version …

Let’s kick God off the Court: Marriage isn’t the only place where the law has been infected by religion

<b>Supreme Court Justices Clarence Thomas and Antonin Scalia (AP/Pablo Martinez Monsivais/Jeff Malet Photography, maletphoto.com/photo collage by Salon)</b><p>It will take generations to do what Pat Buchanan fears: Purge the nation’s birth faith of power. It’s a worthy goal<p>Jeffrey Tayler<p>July 5, 2015 10:00am …

The Supreme Court's most memorable quotes on gay marriage

The Supreme Court made same-sex marriage legal nationwide on Friday, ruling 5-4 that states can no longer deny marriage licenses to gay couples.<p>The case in question, <i>Obergefell v. Hodges</i>, joined together multiple cases in which gay and lesbian Americans argued that the U.S. Constitution guaranteed …

Same-Sex Marriage: Will SCOTUS Make It Official?

<i>This post was originally published on Truthdig.com</i><p>When I use the word "unthinkable" in connection with the Supreme Court under the leadership of Chief Justice John Roberts, I typically have in mind the long line of unthinkably bad decisions the court has issued since Roberts assumed office in …

Same-sex Marriage

Sean Hannity shamed by Baltimore protester: “You’re not concerned about the welfare of black people!”

<b>Sean Hannity (Fox News)</b><p>The Fox News host yelled a lot and then ended the interview early<p>Joanna Rothkopf<p>April 28, 2015 1:27pm (UTC)<p>Fox News host Sean Hannity placates his elderly, close-minded viewers by letting them live vicariously through him as he scolds a black protester. On Monday evening, …

Same-sex marriage pioneer among lawyers for high court cases

WASHINGTON (AP) — Five lawyers will take turns at the Supreme Court lectern Tuesday for the highly anticipated and extended arguments over same-sex …

The Migrant Crisis, Here and There

It is ever more clear we are in the midst of a colossal migration crisis. In Europe, the haunting specter of hundreds, even thousands, of Africans drowning in the Mediterranean has captured headlines for a few days. European leaders, who had tried to discourage crossings by withdrawing naval …

33 Life Lessons in 33 Years

Sometimes it's important to stop, take a moment, and reflect on the lessons life has taught you over the years. I'd like to share some of the things I've learned about dreams, fear, work, marriage, children, health, travel, and giving.<p>Sometimes it's important to stop, take a moment, and reflect on …

Family Travel

Everything I Need to Know I Learned from The Sound of Music

“It's hard to believe that 50 years have gone by since that joyous film was released,” <b>Julie Andrews</b> said after **Lady Gaga’**s Oscars tribute to<i>The Sound of Music.</i> While fans hardly need a reason to celebrate the classic, they’re getting another: On April 19 and 22, <i>The Sound of Music</i> will screen at …

Sound of Music

51 Hours in New York City

One way is to explore this great city in parts and allow yourself to experience some of the best the city has to offer without rushing through it.<p>Making the most of New York City in just a few short days can be a daunting task. How do you fit in culture, nature, great food, and sightseeing on …

New York City

Why We Travel: Anticipation and Arrival

International travel has been an love affair I've had for over the last dozen years or so, ever since my first international trip to Japan for my study abroad year in Tokyo in 2001-02. I had never stepped off of American soil until the age of 20 and I was ready to burst my bubble.<p>Tickets booked, …

Family Travel

8 Ways To Become A Wine Expert Overnight

A crash-course on the art of wine.<p>Fed up of blankly staring at wine lists? Don't know your Sauvignon from your Sangiovese?<p>Between trying to remember 'that one you had last time that you really liked' (not to mention that one that you really didn't), and not wanting to reveal your utter confusion …

The lavish homes of American archbishops

Clearly, "lifestyles of the rich and religious" doesn't cut it for Pope Francis.<p>The pontiff has said it "breaks my heart" to see priests and nuns driving the latest-model cars.<p>He's blasted "airport bishops" who spend more time jet-setting than tending to their flocks.<p>And he's warned against church …

From Prostitute to Professor: The 7 Lessons of Maya Angelou's Messy Life

The death of Dr. Maya Angelou provided us the opportunity to once again delight in her memoirs, which chronicle the eclectic, bohemian first half of her life. Yet, we know from her writings that such praise was often withheld as she pursued her dreams of being a dancer and poet while raising a …

7 Things Remarkably Happy People Do Often

Happiness can be a choice -- especially when you take the right actions.<p>Happiness: Everyone wants it, yet relatively few seem to get enough of it, especially those in their early 40s. (I'm no psychologist, but that's probably about when many of us start thinking, "Wait--is <i>this</i> all there is?")<p>Good …

48 epic dream hotels to visit before you die

A GOOD HOTEL CAN MAKE or break a trip. The worst hotel in the best place is still going to make retiring after a long day an unfortunate experience. …

10 Indispensable Italian Slang Expressions

You won't find them in Italian books, but you'll hear them all over the streets. Understanding them will give you a huge boost in comprehension. Using them will make you much more fun to talk to.<p>Whether you've been studying Italian for years or are currently mastering the art of "my name is," these …

Vocabulary

Will This Man Make Gay Marriage Legal Everywhere?

Federal district courts around the country have been ordering states at a surprisingly rapid clip to endorse (not merely tolerate) gay marriage in …

August 2013