Graduation Day at The Ohio State University is a big deal in Columbus. But when the sitting President of the United States is the commencement speaker? Then it’s a national event. I had the honor of hearing President Obama speak to the Class of 2013. I wondered if he would keep the speech light and [...]
Last week, the House of Representatives passed what is known as The Ryan Budget (dun-dun-DUUUNNNN). If the media are to be believed, this document is loaded with tax breaks for the wealthy, boots for kicking the poor over cliffs, and armies of people who will come mock your kittens for being cute. Or something. What [...]
Ostensibly about gender roles and the 50th anniversary of The Feminine Mystique, a recent New York Times essay. entitled “Why Gender Equality Stalled” is, at its core, an indictment of boomer leadership, political institutions and corporations in 21st century America. During the 1920s, hours worked for pay in the U.S. had “stabilized at about 49 [...]
Here we go, again. Last year we nervously watched the clock tick down, everyone hoped that someone somewhere would pull something out of a hat. The radio and TV stations in the DC area were running stories of gloom and doom “countdown to sequestration” with the requisite dirge-like music and solemn faced TV type reporting [...]
It was June of 2010, the congratulatory purple and golden yellow roses were still alive in the window silll from my undergraduate graduation when the first person asked, “When are you going to get a job?” It seemed as though that one person opened the flood gates for inquiries from all angles about my post [...]
In 2009, I sat in a Toastmaster’s meeting in which we shared what we really, really wanted to do for a living. One woman said she dreamed of working with geriatrics, but felt that was impractical so she was struggling through to retirement from the postal service. Isn’t that funny? I know many people who [...]
As we ring in the new year here at The Broad Side, we’re going to be making some changes to help create a site that you’ll want to visit every day because you won’t be overwhelmed with dozens of posts or can’t navigate your way to find the things that interest you! One of those [...]
Barack Obama: John! How’s it going? John Boehner: Can’t complain, Mr. President. Cigarette? BO: No, thanks, I quit. JB: Right. So. Played any golf lately? BO: No time. Big election. Shitshow in Libya. You know how it is. JB: I hear ya. (The men stare at each other thoughtfully) JB: So. The fiscal cliff. BO: [...]
Last week, there was an op-ed in the New York Times by Ross Douthat lamenting the decline in the U.S. birth rate. Mr. Douthat foresees that fewer babies means that someday in the future, America will cease to be a global leader. The statistics he cites are compelling and worth noting: American fertility plunged [...]
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