Does President Obama understand religion?

by Laura Hollis -- Former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani's recent comments about President Obama not loving America has set off a week of apoplectic press pronouncements and "gotcha" interviews with GOP candidates more…

Today's anxious intellectuals: Irrelevant

by Laura Hollis -- Last week, Mark Greif, an assistant professor of Literary Studies at the New School, published a long essay in the Chronicle Review titled "What's wrong with public intellectuals?" more…

Why regulating the Net will be disastrous

by Laura Hollis -- Here we go again. We've witnessed it in financial markets. Then in health care. Now it's "net neutrality." Last week, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler announced the Commission's proposed more…

Vaccines, values and atheist 'free riders'

by Laura Hollis -- The recent outbreak of measles that has now spread to 14 states has prompted a national conversation about vaccinations and those who choose, for a number of reasons, more…

5 lessons for GOP from 'American Sniper'

by Laura Hollis -- On the heels of another public display of bungled leadership by congressional Republicans (pulling a bill banning abortions after 20 weeks – an initiative which enjoys broad support more…

Why 'free' community college is a costly mistake

by Laura Hollis -- When professor Clayton Christensen of Harvard Business School published his bestselling book, "The Innovators Dilemma," in 1997, he added the term "disruptive innovation" to the popular lexicon. Using more…

The chained elephant in the room

by Laura Hollis -- There is an apocryphal story that says circuses train elephants by keeping one of their legs chained to a stake driven into the ground. After a few weeks more…

The tea party: Now larger than ever

by Laura Hollis -- In the 1976 Academy Award-winning film "Network," Peter Finch's character, Howard Beale, delivers the movie's signature line, "I'm mad as hell, and I'm not gonna take this anymore." more…