John Nash: A Reason To Hope

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Dr. Nash was more than a mathematician. He was a symbol of hope for the hopeless.

Get Ready For Another Republican Tax Cut

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The Republican Party is still deeply committed to big tax cuts for the rich.

I Hope You Never Have to Make This Call

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Domestic violence is on the agenda this Super Bowl Sunday. Ella Hicks wants it to be there every day, too.

Counting Change

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Michael T. Young offers a meditation on beauty and value, past and present, via a thoughtful parallel.

It’s Halloween. Is the Kaci Hickox Witch-Hunt Over?

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Ebola is deadly and highly contagious, but not easily transmitted. Fear and panic should not guide public health decisions. Science should.

The Moon Over the Verrazano Bridge

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Jung Hae Chae’s poem is both an exquisite lyric and an incisive meditation on race and belonging. A must-read.

It’s Time for the U.S. to #Lead on Leave

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The U.S. is the only developed nation without mandated paid maternity leave for women. Do we need to say more?

Virginia Gov. McDonnell’s Fall from Grace. Just Desserts?

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The man who would be king? (Or at least potential running mate to the man who almost became king) is going to prison and out of public life for good.

The Snags and Snares of Male Decision Making

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When it seems like whatever decision you make will reinforce a male stereotype or break a male-centric taboo, what’s a man to do?

My Name is David Heller, Class of 2018, The College of New Jersey, and I Want to Tell You, “Nothing Is Impossible”

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I want other people to know that young men with Down Syndrome are just like other guys. We have the same kind of hopes and dreams.

Reddit Cofounder Alexis Ohanian Provides 10 Ways For This Generation To Dream Bigger

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For a man who started a site that has gained over 110 million users and over 5.8 billion page views, 30-year-old Reddit cofounder Alexis Ohanian is bound to know a lot about the Internet.

Chris Christie is Too Tough for Today’s “Feminized Atmosphere”?

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It took a few days for Fox News to circle the focus groups on the Chris Christie political apocalypse and finally come up with what polls well with their viewership.

Chris Christie is Just Another Old-Fashioned New Jersey Boss

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Chris Christie has tried to make it seem like he’s different than other politicians… Does the Fort Lee bridge scandal prove he’s just another New Jersey boss?

The Chris Christie Campaign is Not Sunk Yet

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The emerging scandal over Chris Christie’s staff causing traffic jams does not come close to dooming him for 2016.

A Shot Goes Off and I Don’t Care

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Larry D. Bernstein feels an unnatural sense of not-caredness about the latest public shooting, even though it happened five minutes from his house. And he wonders why.

Brothers, Shake It Off

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Dr. Gadsden discusses the reality that while many men will never end up physically imprisoned many are still “journeying through life psychologically and spiritually imprisoned”