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January 17, 2020

The Pope’s Apology

In recent headlines made across the globe, Pope Francis was shown on camera smacking the hand of a woman who had reached out and grabbed on to him. In a rare display of anger, Pope Francis then turned…

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December 17, 2019

Six Table Talk Ideas for Holiday Dinners that Won’t Ruin Your Appetite

‘Tis the season for awkward, uncomfortable, and sometimes fiery conversation at the holiday dinner table. But it doesn’t have to be so! Leaving politics, religion and sex at the door this year, let’s fill our Christmas/Hanukah/Kwanzaa gatherings with…

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December 16, 2019

Profiles in Candor: Gen Z, Out Front

In a world wrought with challenge and change, the adults seem to be bickering back and forth or stubbornly standing still. Let’s turn our attention to the future leaders who, instead of waiting for their moment to arrive,…

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November 21, 2019

Profiles in Candor: Dr. Jen Gunter

Be warned: We are about to talk about one of the unmentionables. It is time. Dr. Jen Gunter (a gynecologist known simply as Dr. Jen by most) has sent copies of her book, The Vagina Bible, to every…

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November 13, 2019

Washington Nationals: The Candor of High-Performing Teams

If you know me, you know I love baseball. So as a Nats fan, the 2019 World Series was simply awesome. (I even checked off a bucket list item and attended Game 4!)  What is it about high-performing…

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October 29, 2019

Profiles in Candor: 5 Digital Truths from Derek Thompson

Derek Thompson is a writer for The Atlantic, host of the podcast Crazy/Genius, author of the national best-selling book, Hit Makers: How to Succeed in an Age of Distraction, and news analyst at NPR. Thompson is quick-witted and,…

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October 16, 2019

Ridenhour Prize for Truth-Telling

The Ridenhour Prize for Truth-Telling is presented to a “citizen, corporate or government whistleblower, investigative journalist, or organization for bringing a specific issue of social importance to the public’s attention.” Although telling the truth is one of the…

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September 27, 2019

Profiles in Candor: Cokie Roberts

At age 75, veteran journalist Cokie Roberts has passed away. The field of journalism – and her national audience at large – owes a debt of gratitude to Roberts for her voice and her leadership. Leading Women Roberts…

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September 18, 2019

Profiles in Candor: Laura Lippman

Years back, I had the honor of meeting author Laura Lippman at one of the National Press Club’s Book Fairs. She had just left her job reporting for the Baltimore Sun and one of her first novels had…