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New Platform Aims To Open Up Commonwealth Trade

Adi Gaskell | Posted 05.25.2016 | Business
Adi Gaskell

Being able to expand overseas is one of the core aspects of scaling up a business outlined in The Scaleup Report, which was published back in 2014. I...

For LGBT People, Australia Isn't the Last Bastion of Colonialism's Toxic Legacy

Sean O'Toole | Posted 02.05.2017 | Queer Voices
Sean O'Toole

Unfortunately, the Commonwealth appear to persist, often to the extreme, in abnegation of a lot of basic rights to their LGBT citizens.

Distributing Growth for the Benefit of All

St. Gallen Symposium | Posted 07.24.2016 | Impact
St. Gallen Symposium

If you need proof of how the modern welfare state can miss the mark, just look at the rising level of social inequality in much of the developed world.

A Modest Proposal to Suppress the Whiskey Rebellion and Heal American Politics. (With Apologies to Jonathan Swift.)

Carl Pope | Posted 03.30.2015 | Green
Carl Pope

San Juan, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. Why not a Commonwealth of Texas? That thought occurred to me reading about political stalemate in Washington while celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the Sierra Club's vibrant chapter here.

Fiji's Post-Election Democracy: How Robust?

East-West Center | Posted 12.31.2014 | World
East-West Center

By Gerard A. Finin It would be easy to look skeptically at Fiji's recent national election - the Pacific island nation's first since a military coup ...

Deadly Silent

Rep. Katherine Clark | Posted 10.14.2014 | Politics
Rep. Katherine Clark

More than 30,000 Americans die from gunshot wounds every year, and each time Congress abdicates its responsibility to reduce this gruesome tally, we risk more violence.

Understanding India's UN Abstention on Sri Lanka

Ronak D. Desai | Posted 06.01.2014 | World
Ronak D. Desai

In a move that appeared to surprise both Washington and Colombo, however, New Delhi abstained from voting on the UN resolution. What explains New Delhi's decision?

Going Public: The American Commonwealth

Harry Boyte | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Harry Boyte

Civic revitalization is needed inside institutions and also beyond them, in renewing concern for the shared public world. We need to remember that the American promise is a commonwealth democracy, built and sustained by the labors of all.

An Uncommon Disrespect for Human Rights: Prince Charles, Sri Lanka and the CHOGM

Jack Healey | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Jack Healey

The island was plagued by considerable violence and horror during the civil war, but instead of learning the inevitability of a political solution to such violence the government ramped up force to unprecedented levels in a push to extinguish the opposition.

Lincoln: Spielberg's Glimpse Into America's Design Foundations

Paul Gunther | Posted 01.08.2013 | Arts
Paul Gunther

He above all would acknowledge the transcendence of profound classical language as symbolic of abiding American purpose befitting the founders' most basic intent even in ways contemporaneously inconceivable like abolition.

We Built What? The Vanishing Commonwealth

Harry Boyte | Posted 10.29.2012 | Politics
Harry Boyte

In the Republican convention this week, we have a specter of what that might look like. Citizenship and the commonwealth are disappearing like the cat in Alice in Wonderland. It is up to all of us to bring them back.

My Declaration Against Lethargy

Adrian Louis Chandler | Posted 10.16.2012 | Politics
Adrian Louis Chandler

The willfully and contented ignorance of the Commonwealth is the poison which a democratic republic slowly chokes on. The days when Civil Disobedience...

Dear The Commonwealth, It's Time to Suspend Swaziland

Stephen_Brown | Posted 02.06.2012 | World

Swaziland is a member of the Commonwealth, which claims "54 independent states working together in the common interests of their citizens for development, democracy and peace." Imprisoning students, torturing and beating them is a funny way of sticking to that.

PHOTOS: Cold Soups For A Warm Day

| Shyla Batliwalla | Posted 09.10.2011 | San Francisco

Despite the thermostat, summer is here and it's time to eat accordingly. Chilled soups are popping up on menus at all the top San Francisco eateries a...

We Are All Presidential Speechwriters

Gary Hart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gary Hart

Beneath the strains of more government-less government, more spending-less spending, leave-me-alone versus the commonwealth lies the deeper question: what kind of society do we want?

Dennis Kucinich, Vice President for the Commonwealth--and Some Details

Robert David Steele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert David Steele

Below, as a memory aid, are the previously identified elements and proposed leaders within the Vice Presidency for the Commonwealth, each linked to mo...

Virtual President Announces Coalition Cabinet

Robert David Steele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert David Steele

My fellow Americans, I am honored to present to you my thoughts on restructuring and down-sizing the federal government along with a proposed Coalition Cabinet. Many of these names, while stellar, are conventional.