American Schools Are Criminalizing Black Girls

American Schools Are Criminalizing Black Girls

A recent video from a school in Texas showcased a brutal assault by a school police officer on 12-year-old student Janissa Valdez. Quite appropriately, it sparked an outcry over the state of school discipline. These images, while shocking, are nothing new. From the...
Manliness in a Can

Manliness in a Can

If you worry that American corporations have lost the innovative, can-do edge necessary to compete in today’s global economy, you need to spend some time with Dr Pepper. I don’t mean a shrink, but the soft-drink. It’s a brand that, let’s face...

‘Womanizer’ Isn’t a Synonym for ‘Sexual Predator’

Most of the reporting on jailed, soon-to-be-former, International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn is shifting. Instead of just relating accounts of the sexual-assault charges he faces, journalists are raising questions about his past. It’s rife...
What about the Woman Strauss-Kahn Allegedly Assaulted?

What about the Woman Strauss-Kahn Allegedly Assaulted?

As details emerge in the case of International Monetary Fund chief and alleged assaulter Dominique Strauss-Kahn, my eye is on how his wrecked political clout is getting all the attention. The brutal assault of a hotel housekeeper that Manhattan District Attorney Artie...