July 12, 2010 NBA superstar LeBron James has been ridiculed for the unprecedented hour-long ESPN special he orchestrated, in which he revealed he's leaving Cleveland for the Miami Heat. Deron Snyder, contributor to TheRoot.com, says leave LeBron alone — he's not a narcissist, he's an enterprising innovator.
June 16, 2010 For writer Cord Jefferson, the World Cup is another reminder that slavery has stripped him of his true ancestral identity.
June 14, 2010 Mac McClelland, human rights reporter for Mother Jones, traveled to Elmer's Island off the coast of Louisiana in May to cover the damage. But she was "stymied at every turn by Jefferson Parish sheriff's deputies brought in to supplement the local police," and ignored by cleanup crews.
May 31, 2010 For retired Col. Andrew Bacevich, the meaning of Memorial Day has changed from casual to tragic. His son was killed three years ago while serving in Iraq. Bacevich takes to task Americans who see Memorial Day simply as a harbinger of summer, rather than a time to contemplate the reality of war.
May 24, 2010 Many liberals complain that Sarah Palin's political views are incompatible with feminism. Meghan Daum calls that hypocritical. She writes in a recent column,"if she has the guts to call herself a feminist, then she's entitled to be accepted as one."
May 3, 2010 As oil continues to leak into Gulf Coast waters, policymakers in Washington are calling for a reassessment of offshore oil exploration. But Lisa Margonelli, executive director of the New America Foundation's energy initiative, warns that "every gallon of gas is a gallon of risks."
February 22, 2010 Some people keep milk until it fails the sniff test, while others pitch it the minute it hits the use-by date. Do those expiration dates really mean anything? Nadia Arumugam says no, and that it's the food supply chain, not the sell-by date, we should care about.