Week in Review

Notable O.E.P. Stories for the Week Ending in October 14, 2012

It’s true! Can you ask for better inspiration to write? If you can, then let the successes of these opinionists compel you to voice your thoughts.

          Anat Shenker-Osorio NBC invited Anat Shenker-Osorio author of Don’t Buy It: The Trouble With Talking Nonsense About the Economy to talk about the way media and politicians use metaphor to describe the economy.
April Allen April Allen, TWU fellow, was featured in Al Jazeera on what the NFL referee lockout tells us about education. Allen is also the Executive Director of KIPP DFW, a college-prep charter school focused on preparing students from underserved communities for success in college and in life.
Susan Greenfield For Jane Austen Weekly in the Huffington Post, Susan Celia Greenfield returns with a smart snapshot of Elizabeth Bennet’s Brain Scan.
Nicholas Tampio cogently asks: “What can history teach us about stopping religious warfare?” In his Huffington Post op-ed How To Stop Religious Warfare he argues that two lessons from the Enlightenment remain timely. Find out what those are.
Michelle Baker We All Fall Down: A Lesson in Resiliency highlights Michelle Baker’s viewpoint that sometimes parents can overshadow their children’s efforts by not giving them the space to be resilient. What do you think?
Lisa Dietlin Chicago OpEd alum and philanthropist-extraordinaire, Lisa Dietlin believes that acts of philanthropy should be strategic and transformational. Dietlin appeared on NBC to discuss The Charitable Side of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon.
Revenna Koenig Of the 10, 000 firefighters in New York City, only 28 of them are female. The OpEd Project’s former Junior Fellow, Ravenna Koenig, expounds the reasons attributed to such a wide gender-gap. Her article New York’s Firefighting Women was published by The Women’s Media Center.
Chloe Bird Chloe Bird doesn’t hesitate to discuss why California Improves on the Affordable Care Act by Letting RNs Dispense Birth Control. Bird says that “a new study by the Guttmacher Institute confirms that a majority of women report that contraception has had a significant impact on their lives.” You can learn how in her Ms. Magazine write-up.

Claudia Garcia-Rojas, Social Media Fellow


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