The question of the workplace and work-family balance is proving to be a particularly hot topic this week. Former Lehman Brothers CFO Erin Callan published a wistful essay in Sunday's New York Times, where she says she wishes she'd had more of a life beyond work. Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg's new b ... More >>
The day-to-day business of rightblogging -- harrying Susan Rice, cheering on congressional Republicans, and so forth -- is not very satisfying to us, nor (apparently, from their tedious writing on those subjects) to them.
So we were happy for them and for ourselves when some recent reports showed t ... More >>
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We like the idea of Touré, but as a person and concept, he's got two sides.
There's the Good Touré, who writes beautifully, gave us a nice shout out once, and frolics around the Brooklyn neighborhood we both live in with ... More >>
In 2008, Barack Obama's presidential victory was bolstered by a buoyant youth vote, which enthusiastically took to social media to tout his promises of hope and change.
Young voters' preference for Democrats isn't entirely new -- in fact, they have leaned left in the last three election cycles, sug ... More >>
According to a new study by the Pew Research Center, texting -- beloved, good old American texting -- is starting to be slightly less new and exciting. The average number of texts per day sent and received by Americans only increased a tiny bit this year, though it's still more than 40. (Fort ... More >>
As Atlantis gears up for what will be America's final space shuttle mission on Friday, a recently released poll shows that most of the country thinks the space program is the bee's knees. The Pew Research Center found that 58% of Americans polled responded that they think space exploration "i ... More >>
As interest in Anthony Weiner's penis and the dirty messages that brought it out to play begins to wane, we focus instead on the media coverage of Anthony Weiner, thereby proliferating Anthony Weiner coverage. Hm! It's a conundrum, especially for those who go on television to proclaim, "The d ... More >>
According to a new Pew Research Center survey, something we've had an inkling of for a while now may indeed be true. Young adults -- let's be more obnoxious and call them "Millennials" -- have changing views of social institutions like marriage and having children. Not surprisingly, they are ... More >>
Halle Berry's interview with Ebony magazine is raising some eyebrows, as the actress, involved in a custody battle with her white ex-boyfriend over their two-year old daughter, cited the "one-drop" rule as to why the child is black.
The one drop rule is a Jim Crowe-era notion that a person ... More >>
Old people tend to be bad at blogging, according to a sad, strange trend piece in Crain's Chicago Business, which is making the rounds online today so internet experts can chuckle at clueless novices. Like going to the gym, eating healthier and other New Year's resolution-type self improvemen ... More >>
Pew ResearchThis graphic shows the overall even split in opinion from the Pew Research Center poll about gun control. It's about 50-50. But read on for the detailed breakdown, touted today by the pretty rigorously nonpartisan and pro outfit. Just be warned: The poll, taken before assassin Jared L ... More >>
Despite the majority of stodgy old adults disapproving of President Obama's job performance, millennials -- who are aged 18 to 29, in case you're not one -- are still supporting him in droves. According to a recent Pew Research report, 58 percent of them are still quite happy with Barack. The ... More >>
Pew Research CenterIt was a disappointing start to National Coming Out Day in New York City when gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino continued to express his blatant misunderstanding of homosexual culture on the Today Show this morning, stating at one point:
"They wear speedos and grind agains ... More >>
Not knowing (or, better, caring) what religion your president is is actually not such a big deal. In fact, it might just demonstrate a certain open-mindedness and even a respect for the principles upon which our very country was founded (separation of church and state, right?). But, apparentl ... More >>
According to a new Pew Research report, we are a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma (or maybe that was Winston Churchill talking about Russia) but at any rate, damn, we are confusing! And complex! And, chained to our computers, all the better to tweet to other persons who are chaine ... More >>
Happy Father's Day! Give this stat to Dad this Sunday along with his IOU for a new pair of tube socks. Americans are fond of their fathers, though mostly closer to their moms (Sorry, Dad): Per a Pew Research Survey, 74% of people say they feel close to their fathers, 87% feel close to their m ... More >>
It turns out, we pretty much all see the oil spill in the Gulf as a major disaster, reports Pew Research. And that's sort of heartening, because the only thing worse than a ruptured well in the Gulf leaking 210,000 gallons of oil a day into the water and up onto the shores would be people run ... More >>
Just in time for Mother's Day, there's a new study out about mothers, wannabe mothers, and ladies who don't really care either way about motherhood... but if they do get knocked up they'll probably end up popping out the kid, cause really, it's more trouble not to.
Ever get tired of how certain people drop the word "socialism" like it's worse than, say, a bomb in Times Square? And how generally those same people also tout "capitalism" as a 10th wonder of the world, something blessed and holy that can do no wrong, despite the lessons handed down by the f ... More >>
What subjects, you may wonder, are most Tweeted about? If you said technology, you would pretty much be right. Apple, iPads, iPhones, iPhone thefts or alleged thefts, cops breaking into journalists' homes to retaliate for alleged iPhone thefts ... all of these topics would be, and were, and ... More >>
We were surprised that 42 percent of respondents to the new Pew Research poll found the 60s "neither" positive nor negative, with positive (34 percent) and negative (15) impressions trailing. We thought the Sixties were supposed to tumultuous.
But we were unsurprised that the 00's -- or th ... More >>