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Why Do Russia and Iran Have More Cyber Commandos Than the U.S.?

Scott Sigmund Gartner | Posted 02.08.2015 | Politics
Scott Sigmund Gartner

With new DOD leadership, troops returning to Iraq, and an extension of the U.S. stay in Afghanistan, doing more of the same is clearly not enough; it is time to embrace fresh national security ideas.

I Am The Last Guy On Earth You Want To Listen To About Oprah Winfrey!

Dr. Phil McGraw | Posted 03.04.2015 | Dr. Phil
Dr. Phil McGraw

This past Saturday night, Robin and I went to Santa Barbara for a private screening of the soon-to-be released movie "Selma." An Oprah project. This movie is about you, and it is about me, and you absolutely must see it. "Selma" is about the very soul of America in 1965 and, in an eerie twist of timing, it is about the very soul of America right now, this minute. I believe it is one of those iconic movies that will become an instant classic; it will impact how you think and feel — and hopefully how you and I behave — about human dignity, human rights and your personal values and responsibilities for the rest of our lives. Despite the subject matter, it is not about politics, guilt, anger, violence or bitterness. It is about courage, inspiration and commitment.

How Globalization Changed America in 2014, and What It Might Mean for 2015

Edward Goldberg | Posted 02.07.2015 | Politics
Edward Goldberg

It is the season of lists: best movies, best books, and so on. I thought I should continue a tradition I started several years ago of creating a different type of list: a geo-political-economic list -- a list of the globalization top five from an American perspective.

5 Splurge-Worthy U.S. Resorts

PureWow | Posted 02.07.2015 | Travel
PureWow

These luxury resorts across the U.S. will have you fantasizing about your next big trip.

A Brain Implant That Registers Trauma Could Help Prevent Rape and Violent Crime -- So Why Don't We Have It Yet?

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 02.01.2015 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

All things considered, the trauma alert implant sounds like a sensible and impressive thing. So why don't we have them yet?

The Rising Costs of U.S. Income Inequality

Laura Tyson | Posted 02.06.2015 | World
Laura Tyson

The U.S. is caught in a vicious circle: rising income inequality breeds more inequality in educational opportunity, which generates greater inequality in educational attainment. That, in turn, translates into a waste of human talent, a less educated workforce, slower economic growth and even greater income inequality.

Why I'm Boycotting Thanksgiving

Mich Cardin | Posted 01.26.2015 | Impact
Mich Cardin

I'm not skipping Thanksgiving because I don't have things to be thankful for, but because the traditional day of giving thanks in this country is a farce. I no longer enjoy 24-hour marathons of hypocrisy, gluttony and guilt that ombre into weeks of self-absorption and ungratefulness.

Why Are We 'As American As Apple Pie'?

Menuism | Posted 01.26.2015 | Taste
Menuism

So, apple pie as the quintessential American product may be an apt metaphor after all -- it was brought here from foreign shores, was influenced by other cultures and immigration patterns, and spread throughout the world by global affairs.

Why Do Black Men Die With Their Hands Up?

Katrina Sands | Posted 01.26.2015 | Black Voices
Katrina Sands

How many names do you remember? How many have you even heard of? How many more do you need to read before you believe that a pattern exists?

RIGHT NEXT DOOR: Dane Elliott Lewis, Civil War Reinactor

Ian Spanier | Posted 01.26.2015 | Los Angeles
Ian Spanier

Lewis grew up as one of just a handful of African-Americans in a small town along the Hudson River in Westchester County, New York. He really began ...

Life Is Short. Go Places

Bill Marriott | Posted 01.24.2015 | Business
Bill Marriott

This is a story about the Gonce family, who live in Oak Grove, Mississippi. They are discoverers. Daughters, Lauren and Leslie started out on a trip to Chicago to visit The American Girl store. Their mom and dad, Chris and Leslie, took some detours along the way.

US vs. UK: Business Meetings Aren't That Different... Right?

Barry Whyte | Posted 01.23.2015 | Business
Barry Whyte

With the exception of royalty, spelling and humour (humor), most Brits and Americans like to think of their countries as culturally rather similar. You would be forgiven for thinking this is most obvious in the globalized world of business.

For Once a Positive Crisis

Edward Goldberg | Posted 01.23.2015 | Politics
Edward Goldberg

Competitively the U.S. is now in a unique global position. It is spending significantly less money abroad to import oil giving its balance of payments a huge boost, and the oil it does import is on the whole cheaper than oil other countries import.

How Congress Auctions Off Power

Avram Billig | Posted 01.21.2015 | Politics
Avram Billig

Warren's elevation is the latest instance of fundraising prowess helping to open the gates to party leadership, a trend that cements money's role in politics and could worsen polarization.

Change Is Coming -- It Always Does

Doug Zeigler | Posted 01.20.2015 | Politics
Doug Zeigler

Progressiveness is on the right side of history. Our country has shown time and time again that we move forward, not backwards. This country has been built from our birth on progressive and liberal principles, step by step, striving to improve.

A Q&A with C.J. Valleroy of Angelina Jolie's Unbroken

Xaque Gruber | Posted 01.17.2015 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

Young C.J. Valleroy was first inspired to become an actor watching Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt battle it out in Mr. & Mrs. Smith's famous kitchen fight scene. How fitting then that his breakthrough role in the upcoming dramatic feature Unbroken would be directed by Jolie, a woman he now considers a friend.

A Lesson from Detroit - America's Heart, and Soul

Ken Ludden | Posted 01.16.2015 | Arts
Ken Ludden

Detroit has been at the heart of America since its founding in 1701. Over the years, Detroit has always been the center of America. Located geographically to connect America with Canada via the natural water systems, it is the way in to America's heart.

Why the USA, Not China, Will Rule the 21st Century

Thaddeus McCarthy | Posted 01.14.2015 | Business
Thaddeus McCarthy

Altogether, Entrepreneurs like Jack Ma certainly have the ability to be today's Chinese versions of Rockefeller, Vanderbilt and Carnegie, but economic and societal headwinds in China will prevent them from doing so.

"Weather or Not"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 01.13.2015 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

I am frequently under the weather, but I seldom know whether I will weather the storm that forecasters have forecast, which is why I can't predict what kind of weather I will be under.

The American InstaDream -- Fame Over Talent?

Mich Cardin | Posted 01.12.2015 | Entertainment
Mich Cardin

Is it better to be void of all talent but be famous, than be full of talent and an unknown? In America, the answer is yes. Or at least that's what society teaches us.

The American Dream Begins With a Belief That All Can Succeed

Eric Cooper | Posted 01.11.2015 | Black Voices
Eric Cooper

School district "makeovers" are gaining popularity. Yet these "makeovers" could be as superficial and fleeting as the "befores" and "afters" in the beauty magazines or celebrity tabloids.

Being Busy as a Status Symbol: Why American Culture Values a Lack of Leisure Time and What We Can Do About it

Jon Jachimowicz | Posted 01.10.2015 | Business
Jon Jachimowicz

This 'busy-means-high-status effect' is not just a recent development driven by mounting pressures due to rising individualism, technology and connectivity.

The Perils of Messianism

David Vognar | Posted 01.10.2015 | Politics
David Vognar

Trouble comes when we expect immaterial values that good faith promotes to manifest into physical embodiment. Messianism is on the rise in the world, and it bodes serious ill.

Veterans Day Deals From Sea to Shining Sea

trivago | Posted 01.06.2015 | Travel
trivago

© Devereaux Shields House B&B This Veterans Day, hotels and B&Bs across the nation are celebrating the men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces who h...

America: Now What?

Ethan Casey | Posted 01.04.2015 | Politics
Ethan Casey

One of the strongest impressions my 18,000-mile, 3 1/2-month road trip left me with was that not only are we Americans not all on the same page (to put it mildly), and not only do we not even want to be on the same page, but we live in different worlds.