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Messages for Georgia Republicans--and Democrats--in New Insider Advantage GOP Primary Poll

  With just over a month remaining before the May 20, 2014 Georgia primary elections, InsiderAdvantage released a poll on the Republican contests for Governor and U.S. Senate.  The n...

A Love Letter To Literature: Reading Gabo In 'The Paris Review'

Everyone has a favorite Gabriel Garcia Marquez book, and mine is Love in the Time of Cholera. It's the story of a romance that lasts decades, unwinding through the pages of the book. It's verbose, ...

A Journey Of Pain And Beauty: On Becoming Transgender In India

The signs came early that Abhina Aher was different.

Born a boy biologically and given the male name Abhijit, Aher grew up in a middle-class neighborhood of Mumbai, India. The son of a single mother...

Are Democrats Trying To Energize The Base With The Race Card?

Few mixtures in American life are more emotionally combustible than the one formed by the combination of politics and race.

That helps explain why Democrats, in general, and President Obama, in part...

In The Land Of Razor Clams, Dinner Hides Deep Within The Sand

As soon as you drive into town, it's pretty clear that Long Beach, Wash., is all about the razor clam. The first clue is the giant frying pan. It's 14 feet tall and a relic of the clam festivals of...

Educators Pleased About Potential Changes to the State Health Benefit Plan

Several education organizations are pleased the state plans to increase the number of providers and health plan options for state employees next year. The announcement by the state comes after stat...

In Virginia, Politicians Fish For Support At Old-Fashioned Event

At a time when new technologies and social media are transforming politics, we turn to a decidedly old-fashioned campaign event. It's an annual festival known as the Shad Planking, a spring rite of...

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