To the thousands who've been outed as users of the Ashley Madison adultery website: You deserve sympathy.
Every country has its heroes, but something in America's cultural sauce makes for a unique and unusually effective variety.
Back in the 1960s, Bernie Sanders burned hot as a civil rights activist.
Broadway star Patti LuPone made headlines recently when she grabbed a cellphone from a woman texting in the second row. It may have helped that she was in character, playing a tough-broad diva from a community theater.
When the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that states must recognize same-sex marriages, dissenting Chief Justice John Roberts wondered whether polygamy will be next.
Time to drop this "war on coal" talk. Time to ignore the hollering by coal country politicians over President Obama's beefed-up plan to combat global warming.
That picture of Cecil the lion's corpse and the American dentist posing triumphantly over it was ghastly. Cecil had apparently been lured out of a safe haven in Zimbabwe and illegally shot.
The truth will make you free, the more horrible the better. And the more humiliating the truth the richer you get -- certainly if you're Nick Denton, founder of the gossip-mongering website Gawker.
But that was Phase One.
Three female professors at Eastern Michigan University were shocked to learn that some young scholars in their lecture hall had been on their cellphones attacking them with lewd public posts, complete with imagery. It was all done anonymously, courtesy of an unusually obnoxious social media app called Yik Yak.
You can count on Donald Trump to spark a conversation. Not necessarily an intelligent one but a conversation.
Helicopter parents are famous for micromanaging their children's affairs.
We ambitious strivers seeking guidance from fitness pros, decluttering experts and TED talks often find the day divided in two unequal parts. Three-quarters goes to overworking.
Younger Americans can hardly imagine a time when you had to visit a library to research the population of Phoenix in 1980.
The competent Loretta Lynch can no doubt handle the job of cleansing professional soccer of widespread corruption. But why is that the U.S. attorney general's job?
Count me among those mystified over the biker gang melee in Waco, Texas -- a shootout that left nine dead.
The left's success in denying President Obama fast-track authority to negotiate the Trans-Pacific Partnership is ugly to behold.
Using the most bloodless terms, an economist explained the failure or inability of so many African-Americans to rise from their impoverished circumstances. They do not respond to the economic incentives that push others to study and strive, he said.
It was not out of a sense of decency that the National Football League recently let go of its tax-exempt status.
Howard Wooldridge, a Washington lobbyist, is a former detective and forever Texan on an important mission -- trying to persuade the 535 members of Congress to end the federal war on marijuana.
There's been some tense back-and-forth over the Canadian mother who said she had stopped opposing vaccinations after all seven of her kids came down with whooping cough.
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