5 Lessons From Monica Lewinsky’s Vanity Fair Essay

Monica Lewinsky’s back. Twenty years after becoming internationally known, the former White House intern has an essay in Vanity Fair reflecting on the scandal that bears her name and its cultural aftermath. There’s a Groundhog Day aspect to the whole thing, as Lewinsky writes: I’m sorry to say I don’t have a definitive answer yet … Continue reading

Rob Porter Story Shows It’s Time To Agree Character Counts For Public Officials

In the twenty-first century, love and marriage don’t always go together, but can we finally admit that public and private lives should? America, I know we’ve disagreed about this since at least the Clinton era. I wanted Bill Clinton to resign, while many others thought he deserved to stay. But here we are 20 years … Continue reading

Read This Book: Ron Fournier’s ‘Love That Boy’

Ron Fournier’s new book, Love That Boy, is a tough read. It’s a beautifully and lovingly written story, but it’s also a painful one. Fournier’s book does two things. First, it offers a global indictment of the hot-house parenting common among contemporary upper-middle-class parents and the unfair expectations those parents impose on their children. Second, it offers … Continue reading