Tag Archives: TIME.com

Dear Sheryl Sandberg

Dear Sheryl, Here’s my TIME.com post this morning about what a bunch of slackers we ladies are for wanting to spend more time away from our jobs. (And guys: you can be slackers too, if you just get in touch … Continue reading

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The Female Labor Force Is Actually Stagnating

Here’s my view on the state of women in the workforce, from TIME.com: The announcement last week that women now comprise 40 percent of the primary ‘breadwinners’ in American households unleashed the usual reflexive responses. Attempting what looked like self-parody, Fox News … Continue reading

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Who Doesn’t Like Oprah?

I love Oprah! I do. I love her embrace of education and teachers. I love her books. I’m pretty sure I love her philanthropy, though I don’t know much about its effectiveness. I also have a subscription to her magazine. … Continue reading

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What the Boy Scouts Can Learn From the Girl Scouts

Here’s my take on the Boy Scouts drama here, at TIME.com: After months of delay, Boys Scouts of America (BSA) is finally voting today to overturn its ban on “openly gay” scouts (though not scout leaders—those are still verboten.) The BSA has defended its … Continue reading

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Angelina and Our Altered States

My TIME.com post today on… what else? Angelina Jolie’s disclosure of her recent preventive double mastectomy and breast reconstruction was rightly hailed as a sensible public health message to women “living under the shadow of cancer.” But the gesture may … Continue reading

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Use Your Words

“Words are supposed to hurt. That’s considered a legitimate way of fighting things out. And what did it replace in the historical scene? It replaced actual violence. Words are supposed to be free so we CAN actually fight things out, … Continue reading

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What’s Really Scandalous About the School Testing Scandal

Sorry I’ve been off the grid for a while! Here’s my TIME.com post this morning on the real scandal behind the Atlanta public schools cheating scandal. If you care about what’s going wrong in our education of children, you might be … Continue reading

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A Free Lunch

I’m getting a lot of inquiries from people at CNN and radio shows asking me to talk about  paying at-risk teenagers not to become pregnant. Mainly, people seem to think I’m totally nuts, so let me clarify a few key … Continue reading

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Carrots and Sticks and the politics of teen pregnancy

To the folks who think I’m crazy for proposing that we pay kids not to get pregnant, a few questions. Why is it so abhorrent to incentivize people, financially, to behave in certain ways? I’m talking about cases where the … Continue reading

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Sneezles and Wheezles

Here’s a little flu-season poetry for you, qua Christopher Robin. And here’s my public service announcement today on the folk wisdom of preschoolers, from TIME.com, which, I’m happy to say — because I am a flaming narcissist/former preschool teacher — Andrew … Continue reading

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