Philip Harold

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Parents’ Time with Kids More Rewarding Than Paid Work — and More Exhausting

There’s no tougher job than being a parent, or so the saying goes. This sentiment seems to be confirmed by a new Pew Research Center analysis of …

Obama's Shallow Inequality Speech And The Presidency That Might Have Been

President Obama’s speech yesterday on inequality is being lauded as one of the best of his life, by people who paid attention to it. It’s a sad …

What Vets Miss Most Is What Most Civilians Fear: A Regimented, Cohesive Network That Always Checks On You

The truth is that I had never been in such a supportive social environment in my life.<p>That might sound odd to people who've never been in the military. Getting chewed out for not having your shoes shined hardly seems "supportive" to most people. But that's just one part of the military …

Homelessness

How Many of Your Memories Are Fake?

When people with Highly Superior Autobiographical Memory—those who can remember what they ate for breakfast on a specific day 10 years ago—are tested for accuracy, researchers find what goes into false memories.<p>One afternoon in February 2011, seven researchers at the University of California, …

Pick One: Marriage Culture Or Government Culture

Virginia’s close gubernatorial election gives observers much to ruminate on. But one exit poll statistic in particular jumps out:<p>Big story in VA …

Ten Lessons of ObamaCare

President Obama is still trying to downplay the launch failure of ObamaCare as if it were just a few glitches on a website.<p>No, it's much more than …

If Big Pharma likes your healthcare plan, you can keep it

If your health insurance plan was cancelled, or if your premiums jump more than normal, you shouldn't just blame President Obama and Congress. You …

Health Care

Marriage Makes Our Children Richer—Here's Why

Young people from less-privileged homes are more likely to graduate from college and earn more if raised by two married parents.<p>The United States' reputation as "the land of opportunity" is a cruel bit of false advertising.<p>Americans are less likely to experience relative economic mobility than our …

Throw the fat man under the trolley

Robert Wright writes in <i>The Atlantic</i>:<p>In 1999, Joshua Greene—then a philosophy graduate student at Princeton, now a psychology professor at Harvard—had …

The Website Is Fixable, But Obamacare Isn't

Since Obamacare made its debut, discussions have focused on Ted Cruz' efforts to defund the law and the shockingly bad functionality of the Website …

The Kids Aren't All Right

A word of caution for kids heading off to college this year: Your degree may be worth less and cost more than you think. Your job prospects will …

Four Things We Think We Know About Obamacare

I've been seeing a few things floating around the blogosphere about Obamacare that aren't true. They're not really conservative or liberal talking …

Doomed From the Start

It would be an understatement to say that this month’s rollout of the Affordable Care Act, U.S. President Barack Obama’s initiative to ensure that …

As U.S. averts default, Japan and China brace for next dollar drama

By Wayne Arnold and Leika Kihara<p>HONG KONG/TOKYO (Reuters) - Deal or no deal, the U.S. Congress' dance with default impressed policymakers and …

Economy

The Right (and Wrong) Way to Market A Book

A Comprehensive Guide to Creating a Bestseller<p>I love books. Probably too much for my own good. I’ve written three, edited several others and also had …

Comet Camille Paglia comes to AU and talks gender - AEI

Last week I attended a debate at American University between dissident feminist Camille Paglia and AU gender scholar Jane Flax. The topic: “Gender …

Obamacare: Don't trust anyone over 60?

The Republicans' obsession with<p>Obamacarehas been variously described as a tactical ploy to preserve the semblance of unity in a divided party or as a fundraising magnet to raise money from the sort of folks who think PresidentObamais a reincarnation of Lenin. It may be either (or both). But the …

Obama's Reckless Grandstanding

America’s mainstream media is presenting a near-consensus view that House Republicans, and especially Tea Party radicals, bear sole responsibility …

Republicans

Victorian values for the 21st century

My dental hygienist is one of the most important people in my life. She keeps my teeth from falling out. She’s highly skilled, diligent and conscientious, and when she tells me I need to floss more, she does it in the nicest way. Like the vast majority of dental hygienists, she’s a woman.<p>“Are there …

The Self-Inflicted Wounds of Bare-Knuckle Governing

As the partial government shutdown headed into the weekend, Organizing for Action, Barack Obama’s permanent campaign operation, urged followers to …

Shutdown’s roots lie in deeply embedded divisions in America’s politics

From the civil rights struggle to the Reagan Revolution to Obamacare, a history of hyper-partisanship.<p>From the civil rights struggle to the Reagan Revolution to Obamacare, a history of hyper-partisanship.<p>The government shutdown did not happen by accident. It is the latest manifestation — an extreme …

Obama is ducking a leader's duty

A vast scholarly literature spanning more than six decades exists on the subject of leadership. The characteristics of effective leaders have been pored over, cataloged and debated. Among them, one trait stands out as axiomatic: Effective leaders take responsibility for problems around them; they …

Seymour Hersh on Obama, NSA and the 'pathetic' American media

Pulitzer Prize winner explains how to fix journalism, saying press should 'fire 90% of editors and promote ones you can't control'<p>Seymour Hersh has got some extreme ideas on how to fix journalism – close down the news bureaus of NBC and ABC, sack 90% of editors in publishing and get back to the …