Charlie Hebdo: Comedy as an Act of Courage

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I love Jon Stewart. I mean, like “maybe jump the fence” love him. His presence on The Daily Show has spoken to and with my generation through some of our most formative years. And yes, he tells fart jokes (which I also love). And yes, he editorializes, (which is nearly ubiquitous in “legitimate news” streams [Read More...]

My Fascination with the Amish Mafia

Three nights ago, I awoke to four words that portend nothing good in the family’s future. They came from sweet little Zoe, who stood by the side of my bed, staring at me through the dark with those big, four-year-old eyes. “Daddy,” she said, “I threw up.” The bug quickly made the rounds through the [Read More...]

Three Cups of Lies: How Much Do Facts Matter?

Greg Mortenson’s bestselling book, “Three Cups of Tea,” made tremendous waves when it hit bookshelves. The heartening stories of reaching across cultural and national lines to give hope to Pakistani children in the form of new schools was the stuff of Hollywood screenplays. Mortenson became a celebrity. Unfortunately, recent light has been shed on some [Read More...]


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