WATCH: Zach Wahls on Chelsea Lately


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Zach Wahls , the author of the memoir "My Two Moms" talks to Chelsea about the moment he realized his stance on gay rights made an impact. > View article

Richard Florida: Class decides everything


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Income increasingly dictates every aspect of our lives, from our politics to our health to our happiness. (Salon) > View article

Forbidden Broadway: Back Onstage, and Showing No Mercy


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Hamminess, sloppiness, fatuity, inanity and, if we’re lucky, all-out insanity: such are the attributes that make a bad Broadway show so satisfying for people with a taste for turkey. In recent years mainstream New York theater certainly hasn’t been lacking in productions that embody those essential traits. And disaster cultists who train their sights on Broadway thank the New York theater for continuing to deliver such abundance. But can’t we admit now that feasting on flops and even sending up successes haven’t had quite the same tang they once did — not, to put an exact date to it, since the spring of 2009? That was when “Forbidden Broadway,” the satirical revue that had kept theater vultures sated for nigh on three decades, closed down in Manhattan, depriving New Yorkers of caricatures that had come to seem as essential as Al Hirschfeld’s drawings. Gerard Alessandrini, the show’s seemingly inexhaustible creator, said at the time that Broadway was becoming too bland even to make fun of. (New York Times) > View article

Richard Roeper: Hecklers don’t deserve rewards


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Wait a minute — the heckler is suing? (Chicago Sun Times) > View article

Eleanor Clift: Democrats, Republicans Mobilize for Adverse Supreme Court Ruling on Obamacare


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A Supreme Court ruling on the Affordable Care Act that goes against the government could hurt Obama—or provide a political opening. Any endorsement of the law could galvanize the GOP. Eleanor Clift on how the left and right are mobilizing for warfare. (The Daily Beast) > View article

Frank Bruni: Don't Look Down


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Somewhere between Nik Wallenda’s first step onto a tightrope over Niagara Falls and Greece’s most recent retreat from the brink, it hit me: teetering needlessly on the precipice of disaster wasn’t just the story of the weekend. It’s the story of our days. Cliff dwelling has become the modern way of life. We exist, without always having to, on the edge. Or, rather, on one edge after another, some of our own making, others avoidable if we could just summon the maturity, discipline and will. (New York Times) > View article

Bob Woodward & Carl Bernstien: 40th Anniversary of Watergate


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Watch David Kerley interview Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein on the Watergate scandal. (ABC News) > View article

Frank Bruni: An Election Half Empty


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It was a statement of such unqualified certainty that Jeb Bush made it pretty much in passing, as if it required no elaboration, accommodated no dissent and was the obvious starting point from which all political discussion should flow. “We’re in decline,” he said. Boom. Just like that. Meaning America. And suggesting that other D words — dip, downturn, even depression — didn’t sufficiently reflect reality, perhaps because they connote temporary fluctuations instead of an inexorable arc. (New York Times) > View article

Niall Ferguson on How Europe Could Cost Obama the Election


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Could Europe cost Barack Obama the presidency? At first sight, that seems like a crazy question. Isn’t November’s election supposed to be decided in key swing states like Florida and Ohio, not foreign countries like Greece and Spain? And don’t left-leaning Europeans love Obama and loathe Republicans? Sure. But the possibility is now very real that a double-dip recession in Europe could kill off hopes of a sustained recovery in the United States. As the president showed in his anxious press conference last Friday, he well understands the danger emanating from across the pond. Slower growth and higher unemployment can only hurt his chances in an already very tight race with Mitt Romney. (Daily Beast) > View article

Barbara Corcoran, Daymond John: Shark Tank Nominated for Critics Choice Award


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Capping a successful third season, today it was announced that ABC’s Shark Tank has been nominated for a Critics’ Choice Television Award in the Best Reality Series – Competition category. (Shark Tank) > View article

Zach Wahls: Boy Scouts to Consider Allowing Gay Scouts and Leaders


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The Boy Scouts confirmed today that it is considering a change of policy that lets gay scouts and leaders serve openly in local chapters. The announcement comes after activist Zach Wahls delivered 275,000 petition signatures to the group and met with its leadership. Wahls, an Eagle Scout who has two moms, was outraged that a lesbian mother had been removed as den leader for a Cub Scout troop. And he got back into his uniform and delivered the petition on her behalf last week. (Advocate) > View article

Charles Best: Are You A Social Entrepreneur? 5 Key Questions You Need to Ask


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Startup Month here at Forbes is focused in its initial stages on the make-up of successful entrepreneurs. Yet what about that rapidly expanding class of driven, Type A-plus start-up mavens who track a double bottom line – those B Corp-loving, nonprofit launching, cause-oriented talents known as social entrepreneurs? What does it take to launch the next great social enterprise or recruit tens of thousands to the next important social cause? Do you have what it takes? Are you a social entrepreneur? (Forbes) > View article

WATCH: Barbara Corcoran Interviewed by The Rise


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Today on The Rise To The Top: Barbara Corcoran. Barbara Corcoran. Barbara Corcoran. Yes, today’s guest is so cool that she has to be mentioned three times. Yes, Barbara turned $1,000 into a billion dollar real estate empire. Yes, she did something awesome to get on ABC’s Shark Tank. Yes, she has a unique way of investing in people and running businesses. (The Rise to the Top) > View article

Frank Bruni: Trimming a Fat City


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WHILE Michelle Obama focused on carrots, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg brandished a stick. It’s what we deserve. Cry all you want about a nanny state, but as a city and a nation we’ve gorged and guzzled past the point where a gentle nudge toward roughage suffices. We need a weight watcher willing to mete out some stricter discipline. (New York Times) > View article

Ken Dychtwald: Liberating Aging


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Maggie Kuhn was a woman far ahead of her time. She was both a visionary and a role model for young and old, attesting to our potential for strength, worth and beauty in the later years. I'm also honored to say that she was my friend and mentor. In 1970, she co-founded the Gray Panthers after long, productive stints on the staffs of the YWCA and the national office of the United Presbyterian Church. Finding herself forcibly retired, bereft of her accustomed role and a sense of meaningful life involvement, she transformed into a brilliant, feisty, outspoken activist. Nicknamed "America's wrinkled radical," she unflinchingly challenged the "powers that be," from the U.S. Senate to the American Medical Association. (Huffington Post) > View article



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