In 2013, I interviewed Jo Scheuer, a United Nations official advising countries on natural disaster risk reduction. He’d been all over the world, surveying places vulnerable to floods, earthquakes and droughts, and I asked him what natural disaster scenario he feared the most. Without hesitation he replied: “The one that personally keeps me up at night, […]
Why London could be pro football's new Los Angeles.
A top Iranian figure thinks that the Saudi government is about to crack. Is he right?
Just as the transgender experience is beginning to be normalized in American culture, it will be swept up with the ultimate symbol of abnormality and dysfunction: the Kardashian family.
White authors reign in book reviews, bestseller lists, literary awards and Amazon.com recommendations.
The administration's position shouldn't matter. It's time for the U.N. ambassador to recognize the Armenian genocide.
Our collective failure to properly mark the real start of the Vietnam war reflects our failure to fully come to terms with the origins or our nation’s involvement.
Don’t talk about what you don’t like about yourself, keep it positive and focus on the good things.
Don't believe every insult you read.
My new book offers a detailed prescription on how we can reconnect economic growth and broadly shared prosperity. Here's the intro, followed by a link to a PDF of the book. Happy Friday!
This wasn't the PhD advice you were looking for
The Wisconsin governor, and prospective presidential candidate, has modified his position on immigration. Again. That's not interesting. What's interesting is why he's modifying it.
Being young and single is once again in fashion: Whereas previous generations saw marriage as the entry point into adulthood, young people today are more likely to delay marriage until other goals, such as higher education and establishing a career, have been accomplished. Sixty-eight percent of U.S. adults under 33 have never married. The median age […]
As Donald Trump gears up for his next faux presidential run, we here at Spoiler Alerts offer up a modest proposal.
Start by teaching them that there are benefits in waiting for things.
Crime, traffic and parental neglect are serious dangers for too many kids.
Jews have good reason to be wary of Tehran's rhetoric.
Attendance-based funding forces educators to keep unruly -- sometimes violent -- children in school.