Baseball’s not a contact sport.
Tushar Malik says Indian Supreme Court’s decision to end four years of freedom for gay people by criminalizing homosexuality is a message for them all to go back into the closet.
David Burnett says it seems old fashioned to think a photo is the light of truth. Photos capture just a moment and can be manipulated, especially today.
Progress against global diseases is typically slow, incremental and hard-won. But there are moments — such as Wednesday’s release of the World Health Organization’s World Malaria Report — when the cumulative effort of dozens of nations, millions of people and billions of dollars adds up to a true breakthrough.
In a closely watched vote, Uruguayan lawmakers approved a proposal to make recreational marijuana legal for adults and to regulate its production, distribution and sale. Once it’s signed by President Jose Mujica, who initiated the proposal, Uruguay will be the first nation in the world to fully legalize the drug.
This week, Time magazine named Miley Cyrus a finalist for Person of the Year, the annual award bestowed on the person editors think has “most affected the news and our lives, for good or ill, and embodied what was important about the year.” A true testament to the global influence of twerking, she was the only nominee from the entertainment industry.
Paul Begala says Obama’s handshake with the Cuban leader sends out a ripple of hope from the right side of history.
Frida Ghitis says North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has purged his uncle from power and memory, a lesson learned from Saddam Hussein, the most ruthless and long-lasting of modern dictators.
Ira Helfand says there are some 17,000 existing nuclear warheads, an existential threat that is ignored, even though a limited nuclear war would be devastating, unleashing a global famine and chaos
Pepper Schwartz says boomers keep making life up as they go along and put fulfillment and happiness, even in later life, ahead of the need to stay married. Will younger generations follow suit?