Stephen R Sanchez

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Camille Paglia: How Bill Clinton is like Bill Cosby

In exclusive Salon interview, the cultural critic finds parallels between Cosby and Clinton, takes down modern p.c.<p>Camille Paglia, the political and cultural critic, has been a brave and brilliant provocateur on Salon for almost 20 years now. Paglia seemed to be on the winning side of the wars over …

How people read online: Why you won’t finish this article.

I’m going to keep this brief, because you’re not going to stick around for long. I’ve already lost a bunch of you. For every 161 people who landed on …

Why It Pays to Be a Jerk

New research confirms what they say about nice guys.<p>Smile at the customer. Bake cookies for your colleagues. Sing your subordinates’ praises. Share credit. Listen. Empathize. Don’t drive the last dollar out of a deal. Leave the last doughnut for someone else.<p>Sneer at the customer. Keep your …

Beyond Automation

After hearing of a recent Oxford University study on advancing automation and its potential to displace workers, Yuh-Mei Hutt, of Tallahassee, Florida, wrote, “The idea that half of today’s jobs may vanish has changed my view of my children’s future.” Hutt was reacting not only as a mother; she …

The Paradox of Dogma: How the Left Is Crippling Itself

If you try to shut down public debate, is this a way of ensuring that you win—or an admission that you have already lost?<p>The question seems relevant …

The Absence of Legitimate Authority in Baltimore

If police brutality sparked protests, why would anyone expect the police to be able to stop them? And if not the police, who can?<p>This is the paradox at the heart of rioting in Baltimore. Protestors have been in the streets of Charm City for a week to demonstrate against violence by police officers. …

Christians driven from the ruins of Nineveh

Sacred Mysteries: the people who worship using the language Jesus spoke are trying hard to survive in Iraq<p>The ruins of Nineveh, once the biggest city in the world, lie beside the river Tigris. On the other side of the river stands Mosul, a city of a million, the largest place still under the rule …

Religion

Common Core consequences: “What currently passes for reform’ has caused considerable collateral damage to schools and teachers”

California flipped education-reform script, knowing sanctions/test-driven accountability helps no one. Here’s how<p>Politicians from across the political spectrum have made public schools and schoolteachers the favored whipping post of the day.<p>In blue state New York, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has vowed to …

After 5 years of practicing mindfulness meditation, I've realised why people think it's impossible

I started practicing mindfulness meditation five years ago, when I was an English teacher living in Seoul, South Korea.<p>I’d sit cross-legged and try …

Tech titans’ latest project: Defy death

Published on April 4, 2015<p><i>In San Francisco</i><p>Seated at the head of a table for 12 with a view of the city's soaring skyline, Peter Thiel was deep in conversation with his guests, eclectic scientists whose research was considered radical, even heretical.<p>It was 2004 and Thiel had recently made a tidy …

Peter Thiel

Joy comes from faith, not doctrine, pope says

Pope Francis (CNS/Paul Haring)<p>By Carol Glatz Catholic News Service<p>VATICAN CITY (CNS) — God’s law is about love for God and for others, not cold, …

Pope Francis

At L’Arche, those at the margins find love at the center

In an older, gentrifying, suburban Virginia neighborhood — the kind with porch flags and pumpkins on the front steps — I am welcomed at an indistinguishable door to an exceptional little community called L’Arche. Here, intellectually disabled “core members” are paired with often young and intensely …

Everything's Awesome and Camille Paglia Is Unhappy!

Growing up as "a gender nonconforming entity" during Eisenhower's America wasn't easy for cultural critic and best-selling author Camille Paglia. Her …

Feminism

Why we don't always need An App for That

<i>Author and designer Golden Krishna believes that we’re quickly becoming a society that’s obsessed with our screens, and that the companies making and marketing apps aren’t doing us any favors. “Our love for the digital interface is out of control,” he said at SXSW two years ago; it’s a notion that</i> …

Everything You Need to Know About Israel's Elections

When Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called for early elections in December, amid opposition within his coalition government, he was poised to …

Pope Francis, Conservatives Battle for U.S. Catholic Church's Future

In 2013, I traveled to Cambridge, England, to study for a master’s degree in Christian theology. I had been active in church as a teenager, but it …

From Scottish teen to ISIS bride and recruiter: the Aqsa Mahmood story

<b>(CNN) —</b> In November 2013, 19-year-old Aqsa Mahmood gave her father, Muzaffar, a long hug goodbye. As if it were a normal day, she said "Khuda hafiz," which means "May God be your guardian," and left the family home in an affluent Glasgow, Scotland, neighborhood.<p>Then she went off to pursue violent …

Al-Qaeda

Hard Feelings: Science’s Struggle to Define Emotions

While it's possible for researchers to study facial expressions, brain patterns, behavior, and more, each of these is only part of a more elusive whole.<p>When Paul Ekman was a grad student in the 1950s, psychologists were mostly ignoring emotions. Most psychology research at the time was focused on …

The Case for Reparations

Two hundred fifty years of slavery. Ninety years of Jim Crow. Sixty years of separate but equal. Thirty-five years of racist housing policy. Until we reckon with our compounding moral debts, America will never be whole.<p><i>And if thy brother, a Hebrew man, or a Hebrew woman, be sold unto thee, and</i> …

What It Takes to Get Into New York City's Best Public Colleges

An increasing emphasis on SAT scores is making it harder for black and Latino students to go to CUNY's top five schools.<p><i>Editor's note: This article has been significantly revised post-publication to correct for factual errors in the original version.</i><i>*</i><p>Since it went through an aggressive, system-wide …

The School of the Future: Automated Classrooms? (Part 1)

Technological fantasies of the future school have been around for decades. Here’s one from 1910. Note all of the information going into students’ …

Education

The real meaning of rivalry

The Australian Open final, between Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic, was an ill-tempered match. The handshake at the net afterwards was brisk and cold, …

Boxing