Citizens of every political stripe in this country should hold candidate Romney's feet to the fire about his frightening track record on bullying, and demand answers about his actions as governor.
You can't judge a book by its cover. But you can absolutely judge a magazine that way -- because the cover is a good indication of what the magazine cares about. And that is precisely, why 40 years ago, women everywhere began grabbing up Ms. magazine with both hands. From the start -- and continuing today -- those covers have instantly told you that Ms. cared about what women cared about.
We've compiled a slideshow of some other celebrated dads, along with the children who followed in their footsteps. I can't think of a better way to honor Father's Day. I hope you enjoy it.
When I first met Gloria Steinem more than 40 years ago, the world was a different place. The women's movement was just beginning, and so Gloria became not only my new friend, but also my touchstone on the many issues that confronted us on the front lines of feminism.
As someone who grew up around comedians, I learned a lot about which topics were surefire winners with audiences (marriage, dating, mothers-in-law), and which ones were edgier (religion, sex and politics). There are tons of laughs to be mined from the latter, but comics are always careful to walk a fine line between being funny and offensive -- and the best ones know how to walk it perfectly.
For Nora Ephron, life was something to celebrate. And explore. And bitch about. And then celebrate again. You didn't have to read all of her brilliant essays to immediately see that the woman had a titanium-strength point of view -- and she was achingly funny about it.
Sometimes, we think we know someone only to be completely surprised by the things they have to say. Celebrities from Kathy Griffin to Suze Orman and Tim Gunn have all opened up to me on my series, Mondays With Marlo, and shared facts that many of us never knew about them.
As the granddaughter of Lebanese and Italian immigrants who came to this country to start a new life, the Fourth of July signifies the birthday of a nation that opened its arms to my family, and has given us the opportunity to flourish ever since.