I Like You: It's Your Kid I Can't Stand

When you become a parent, you enter not only into the world of children, but also the parents of your children's friends, their teachers, sports coaches and the tangled web these networks weave. But there's another side too: knowing the parents first, before meeting their children. Getting on really well with a co-worker, neighbor or parent you talk to in the pick-up line outside school often leads to that (way overused) word: playdate. "Hey! We get along so well, we have so much in common and our kids the same age!...more

On President Obama's Nobel

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North Korean Rocket Launch Challenges Obama and UN Leadership

North Korea made good on its announced intentions to launch a rocket believed capable of carrying long-range missiles this weekend, defying  a 2006 UN Security Council resolution banning its use of nuclear or ballistic missile weaponry. Despite a call for a "strong response" from Pres. ...more

The Art of Diplomacy - What's in It for You?

We hear so much about the need for diplomacy these days in everything from international relations to bi-partisan relations, but the art of diplomacy isn't just for national leaders and members of Congress. Diplomacy, the employment of tact to find mutually acceptable solutions to a common challenge, can be employed by everyday people in everyday situations to the benefit of all. ...more