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Archive: March 7, 2010 - March 13, 2010

Not everyone can recover

Rehabilitation is not always an option. Sometimes an offender just needs to go away.

By Jan Scruggs | March 11, 2010; 3:56 PM ET | Comments (4)

Move on

Victims wallow in their mistakes and wear their shame for all to see. Survivors, on the other hand, move past the devastation.

By Celeste Owens | March 11, 2010; 3:50 PM ET | Comments (2)

From shame to success

We all make mistakes and embarrass ourselves. When you are a public figure, you embarrass yourself in front of millions of people. That's the difference.

By Jeanine Cogan | March 11, 2010; 3:21 PM ET | Comments (0)

Comeback kids

There's no such thing as a private action for a public figure. Nor is shame a permanent condition, only a temporary problem.

By Patricia McGuire | March 11, 2010; 12:02 AM ET | Comments (0)

We're all human

At a basic level, Mr. Baldwin is a human being and, like the rest of us humans, is at times associated with questionable decisions and actions.

By Cleve Francis | March 11, 2010; 12:02 AM ET | Comments (1)

The celebrity survival kit

They say true talent is forged in pain and unhappiness, and there is a lot of truth to that.

By Garrison Wynn | March 11, 2010; 12:01 AM ET | Comments (0)

Crossing the line

This was a drunk father taking out his frustrations on his daughter. Some folks might relate to that. Others may find it unacceptable but can understand the circumstances.

By Virginia Bianco-Mathis | March 11, 2010; 12:01 AM ET | Comments (0)

We love second acts

There's nothing we love more than an underdog unless it's a comeback. Just think: Marion Barry. Marv Albert. Don Imus. Eliot Spitzer. Angelina Jolie.

By Nell Minow | March 11, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (2)

Human frailty and healing

Alec has done much to repair his image both professionally and privately.

By Seth Kahan | March 11, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

D.C.'s lack of style

Evidently, Rogers was getting a bit more attention than the rule book allows. So what if she was doing a great job? Time to reel her in.

By Virginia Bianco-Mathis | March 8, 2010; 8:06 PM ET | Comments (0)

A too 'social' secretary

The people who have performed best as social secretary have names you probably would not recognize. They were exceptional people who understood how to manage the complexities of the job.

By Jan Scruggs | March 8, 2010; 3:39 PM ET | Comments (0)

Focus, focus, focus

Being in the spotlight is one thing -- being in the spotlight with real purpose is another.

By Misti Burmeister | March 8, 2010; 12:01 AM ET | Comments (5)

Politics as usual

Washington has its own rules and currents. They both play havoc with well-intentioned, capable personnel.

By Seth Kahan | March 8, 2010; 12:01 AM ET | Comments (0)

Silent power

Desiree Rogers made the fundamental mistake of making the story about her, rather than about her clients --- the Obamas.

By Patricia McGuire | March 8, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (8)

Living backstage

Desiree Rogers's passion and making the White House the People's House were great steps. But she perhaps forgot at times that it wasn't about her or her fashion.

By Eric Schaeffer | March 8, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (3)

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