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The Meaning And Purpose Of The University

Michael Benson | Posted 02.07.2017 | Education
Michael Benson

Amidst the cacophony of issues and debates and feelings swirling about our campuses today, we would be well served to reflect on this primary focus and, even more basic still, think about the word "university" itself and its meaning at its core.

Will Trump Be Presidential?

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 01.16.2017 | Politics
Joe Peyronnin

Will the newly sworn in president speak of his genuine interest for uniting the country, which is rich with diverse cultures and beliefs?

How an Honorable President-Elect Would Deal Now with the Supreme Court Vacancy

Andy Schmookler | Posted 11.22.2016 | Politics
Andy Schmookler

This piece is appearing this morning in a couple of the newspapers in my conservative congressional District (VA-06). *******************************...

Clinton Best Hope For Quest to Eliminate Nukes

William Lambers | Posted 11.04.2016 | Politics
William Lambers

Thirty years ago we had an October surprise when President Ronald Reagan and Soviet president Mikhail Gorbachev talked about eliminating all nuclear w...

Slowly Killing Social Security: Death By A Thousand Cuts

Nancy Altman | Posted 10.03.2016 | Politics
Nancy Altman

A surreptitious but deadly attack against your Social Security is underway. Congress just left town, but not without plunging the knife in one more time.

The Secret Race To Get Congo's Ore That Destroyed Hiroshima

Joe Lauria | Posted 08.10.2016 | Home
Joe Lauria

Since the first use of a nuclear weapon in Hiroshima 71 years ago on Aug. 6, 1945, the story of where the uranium for the bomb came from and the covert operation the U.S. employed to secure it has been little known.

Republican Party Must Fully Repudiate Trump To Have Any Credibility

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 08.08.2016 | Politics
Peter D. Rosenstein

A Democrat, who is an strong supporter of Hillary Rodham Clinton, writing this column may seem counter-productive but I believe in a strong two-party ...

The Decay Of American Politics

Andrew Bacevich | Posted 08.04.2016 | Politics
Andrew Bacevich

To contrast the virtues and shortcomings of Stevenson and Eisenhower with those of Hillary Rodham Clinton and Donald Trump is both instructive and profoundly depressing.

One Of Donald Trump's Favorite Talking Points Is Kind Of Bogus

The Huffington Post | S.V. Dáte | Posted 07.10.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― It’s one of Donald Trump’s favorite proofs of his success: the 13.3 million votes he won in the Republican primaries ― more than ...

Suffocating Freedom: Plastic Bags, California's Progress, and Polluters' Fight to the Death

Hans Johnson | Posted 07.08.2016 | Politics
Hans Johnson

When California responded to a pervasive and costly form of blight by enacting the nation's first statewide ban on throwaway plastic bags, the victory...

Trump Intent on Repeating the Horrors of History

Harlow Giles Unger | Posted 06.14.2016 | Politics
Harlow Giles Unger

With threats to deport illegal aliens and bar Muslims from entering the nation, Donald Trump appears intent on repeating some of the worst horrors in ...

Review: McConnell's Engaging 'The Long Game' Still Comes Up Short

Keith Runyon | Posted 06.09.2016 | Home
Keith Runyon

In his introduction to "The Long Game," Mitch McConnell's memoir of a life in politics, the Kentucky senator proudly boasts that "until now ... no one...

Sidney Blumenthal: 'Nativism And Racism Are At The Core Of Trump's Appeal. Without It There Is No Trump.'

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grim | Posted 06.03.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sidney Blumenthal, a longtime confidante of Hillary Clinton, said Thursday that Donald Trump's appeal to racism and nativism within the ...

Obama Is More Popular Than Reagan, But Will it Help Clinton?

John A. Tures | Posted 06.03.2016 | Politics
John A. Tures

It's hard to believe it, but Barack Obama today is more popular than Ronald Reagan was at this juncture in his last year of office, in 1988. But will it help Hillary Clinton secure another term for the Democrats? A look at the evidence produces a surprising finding.

The 11 Most Racist U.S. Presidents

Ibram X. Kendi | Posted 05.27.2016 | Black Voices
Ibram X. Kendi

He certainly would face a substantial amount of competition on the racist front. There have been many frightfully racist U.S. presidents in American history. Here are the 11 most racist U.S. presidents of all time.

Which Way to the Front?

Leigh Hafrey | Posted 04.28.2016 | Business
Leigh Hafrey

Here's a challenge for people who think about organizations in 21st-century America: How do we demilitarize our notions of leadership?

Why We're Never Told Why We're Attacked

Joe Lauria | Posted 04.12.2016 | Home
Joe Lauria

After a Russian commercial airliner was downed over Egypt's Sinai last October, Western media reported that the Islamic State bombing was retaliation ...

Changing the World, One Young Leader at a Time

Eisenhower Fellowships | Posted 06.21.2016 | Impact
Eisenhower Fellowships

By General Colin L. Powell, USA (ret) In May, 2016 I proudly marked a new milestone in my career of public service. I presided over the Annual Meetin...

Uncontrollable -- Pentagon and Corporate Contractors Too Big to Audit

Ralph Nader | Posted 03.19.2017 | Politics
Ralph Nader

The Reuters report put this colossal dereliction simply: "A law in effect since 1992 requires annual audits of all federal agencies--and the Pentagon alone has never complied."

Beware the Television - Political Complex

Michael Rosenblum | Posted 02.27.2017 | Media
Michael Rosenblum

Trump has set a terrible and frightening machine in motion now. The key to electoral success is, like Shock Jocks, to get the nation's attention. Amuse. Entertain. Say crazy things. The crazier the better.

Pentagon Acts Like Both A Business And A Church To Keep The Money Rolling In

William Astore | Posted 02.25.2017 | Politics
William Astore

Not much incentive -- if any -- exists within the Pentagon to play down the threats it perceives itself as facing. Like a business, the Pentagon wants to enlarge its market share and power.  Like a church, it's jealous of its authority and stocked with true believers.

Super Bowl 50, The Donald Trump of Sports

Mike Hegedus | Posted 01.28.2017 | Media
Mike Hegedus

Never have two things so reflective of who we are and where we are as a country come along together.

Socialism, American Style

Steve Skrovan | Posted 01.27.2017 | Politics
Steve Skrovan

The next time an American voter asks Bernie Sanders what he means by "socialism," this is what I would whisper in his ear...

Shameful U.S. History Repeating Itself

Mark Baer | Posted 12.14.2016 | Politics
Mark Baer

On November 28, 2015, my spouse and I went to see Trumbo, which is based upon the life of Dalton Trumbo and how it was impacted during one of the most shameful times in U.S. history -- the McCarthy era. The film interested me because of many comparable similarities today and because the father of close childhood friends of mine had been included on the Hollywood-blacklist.

Henry Wallace: America's Forgotten Visionary Politician

Peter Dreier | Posted 11.16.2016 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Henry Wallace, who died 50 years ago this week (November, 18 1965), was one of the most fascinating and controversial political figures in American history. One of the great "what if?" questions of the 20th century is how America might have been different if Wallace, rather than Harry Truman, had succeeded Franklin Roosevelt in the White House.