That wildly popular online New York Times dialect quiz illustrates, among other things, how rooted our word choices are in the environment we live in.
Republicans will almost always be more disciplined about voting and messaging than the Democrats, Reich writes. That gives the GOP an advantage in times like this, when the two parties are at war with each other, and when so many Americans are looking for simple answers.
While some books on this year's Man Booker prize long list have gotten buzz here in the US, none of them compare (so far) with the success of last year's winner, Hilary Mantel's 'Bring Up the Bodies.'
After 14 years, Nawaz Sharif is back at the helm in Pakistan. The nuclear-armed country faces a welter of problems, from terrorism to tensions with Afghanistan, India, and the United States. To move Pakistan forward, Mr. Sharif must focus on three priorities.