After the Parkland massacre
"Safe" communities (and other human delusions)
How did unthinkable mass killings become almost commonplace? Dan Rottenberg considers a few common threads in the 33 shootings that have killed eight or more people since 1984.
New York Times' Roger Cohen confronts a Trump supporter
Belly-up for Trump
Roger Cohen of the New York Times recently confronted a Trump supporter. The confrontation was less than epic. Dan Rottenberg considers.
Sublime moments, real and contrived
The thrill (and emptiness) of an Eagles victory
Philadelphia sports fans confront a critical question: when the thing you were so looking forward to for so many years finally happens, what then? Dan Rottenberg considers.
How to settle a sexual harassment case
Good news for sexual harassment lawyers
Just what every corporate lawyer needs: an all-purpose template for sexual harassment settlements. Dan Rottenberg considers.
Donald Trump and two other geniuses
Lessons from the world’s smartest men
Donald Trump’s recent description of himself as “a very stable genius” got Dan Rottenberg thinking about two other self-proclaimed geniuses of recent times.
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Tips for Jake Tapper and other TV interviewers
Let me finish! Or, How to confront a liar, and other tips for TV hosts
Is there a more enlightening alternative to the daily shout-a-thons on TV news? Three interview techniques Dan Rottenberg used as a print journalist might help.
Sexual harassment allegations against Charles Dutoit
A conductor and his enablers
Why would eight world-famous orchestras suddenly terminate their long relationships with Charles Dutoit without even investigating the sexual harassment charges lodged against him? For good reason, Dan Rottenberg says.
Donald Trump and Jerusalem
Yet again: How to grasp Trump
Once again, President Trump has mystified politicians and pundits alike — this time by recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, seemingly in defiance of all logic. Dan Rottenberg considers.
Sexual harassment and Roman Polanski’s ‘Chinatown’
When opportunity knocks for men
Are you mystified by recent revelations of sexual harassment in high places? You night find an explanation in the character of Noah Cross, the villain of Roman Polanski’s 1974 film classic, 'Chinatown.'
When Donald met Candice
Candice Bergen once claimed Donald Trump had tried and failed to date her when she was a student at Penn. Now she says she went out with him once. Welcome to the wonderful world of “encouraged memory.” Dan Rottenberg considers.