Hearing Ta-Nehisi Coates While White: a Response to David Brooks


Ryan Williams-Virden explains how denying the truth about whiteness is standing in the way of progress against racism.

Is There a Crisis in American Marriage?

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It’s true that fewer people are getting married these days, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing.

Man for Man

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How we can do more to help ourselves on International Men’s Day and into the future

McDonald’s Budget Plan Leaves Out Critical Line: Corporate Welfare

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Peter S. Goodman believes raising the minimum wage would be a jolt of stimulus benefiting everyone — because otherwise minimum wage earners need government assistance just to survive.

Men or Mavericks

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Kevin Macku asks if it’s pride that’s pulling men down from the labor force, or if it’s something else

What Makes Men Successful and Happy?

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A study spanning 9 decades looks at what factors contribute to men’s success and happiness. And they may surprise you.

Consider the Radical Center Before Voting


We should all be Americans before Democrats or Republicans.

Will ‘The 47 Percent’ End All Hopes for a Romney Presidency?

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Did Mitt Romney misspeak in the explosive Mother Jones videos taped at a private donor function, or do the videos offer a glimpse into what Romney and the ultra-1%’ers really feel about those who receive government benefits?

‘Why Men Fail’? How About ‘How Can We Succeed?’

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Mark D White insists that men aren’t failing—they’re rethinking what it means to be good men.

Our Schools Are Failing: We Need to Engage Boys Where They Are


Megan Rosker agrees with David Brooks that we need to “meet boys where they are” and work together to collectively insure their success.

How Could We Possibly Forget About the Boys?


Why is it that we keep trying to change boys to fit the educational system instead of the educational system to fit boys?

#OccupyWallStreet Needs More Cojones

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Tom Matlack calls for a 100% solution, not a 1% one.

The 10 at 10

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Nancy Grace is disappointed in you, David Brooks chides his party, and Roger Clemens goes on trial.

David Brooks: Jobless Men Are Lazy Emotional Cripples


New York Times columnist David Brooks attributes joblessness to lack of ambition among American men. Here’s why he’s wrong.

Top 10 Good Men of 2010: Geoffrey Canada

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In 2004, The New York Times Magazine called the Harlem Children’s Zone one of the great social experiments of our time. Today it can hardly be seen as an experiment anymore—it’s an off-the-charts success.

The Top Ten Good Men Politicians


“Good” is not the adjective that springs to mind when most people think about politicians. And yet, here they are—10 of them, anyways.

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