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U.S. Manufacturing, Alexander Hamilton, and the Presidential Election

Gilbert B. Kaplan | Posted 09.29.2016 | Business
Gilbert B. Kaplan

In addition to giving rise to a great Broadway hip-hop play, Alexander Hamilton was the founding father of the U.S. pro-manufacturing movement. In 1791, he wrote a report to the Congress extolling the virtues of U.S. manufacturing.

'Green News Report' - September 29, 2016

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 09.29.2016 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Hillary Clinton promotes climate and clean energy, while Donald Trump den...

Puerto Rico's Blackout and National Resilience

Dante Disparte | Posted 09.28.2016 | Business
Dante Disparte

While electricity will eventually return to Puerto Rico following a massive island-wide blackout that left 1.5 million residents in darkness, it may take decades to return the island to a solid footing.

'Green News Report' - September 20, 2016

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 09.22.2016 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: United Nations landmark climate agreement reaches crucial threshold to en...

All Republican Patriots Must Choose: Party or Principle

Andy Schmookler | Posted 09.21.2016 | Politics
Andy Schmookler

This piece is running in newspapers in my conservative congressional district in Virginia (VA-06). ******* Winston Churchill said: "Some men change ...

You've Got Mail. But Is It Safe?

Rob Britton | Posted 09.20.2016 | Business
Rob Britton

Because I spent most of my career at American Airlines, my antenna is always up when it comes to safety and security -- and it's even higher after marking the 15-year anniversary of the 9/11 tragedies. In the years since, Americans have worked hard -- in government, the private sector and elsewhere -- to make our country safer.

Trump Claims He Can 'Predict' Terrorism. Here's Why That's Dangerous.

The Huffington Post | Dana Liebelson | Posted 09.21.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Donald Trump, the real estate mogul and reality television star who is now the Republican presidential nominee, has long bragged that h...

Citizens Unite

Adriana Aristizábal | Posted 09.19.2016 | Latino Voices
Adriana Aristizábal

All citizens must be vigilant as this example proves, always learning about what is happening around us. We must change this individualistic attitude sometimes we have, one that makes us think that anything that happens on the street doesn't concerns us because it doesn't affect us personally.

Despite Trump's Tough Rhetoric, More Americans Trust Clinton To Handle Terrorism

The Huffington Post | Nick Bayer | Posted 09.19.2016 | Politics

In the wake of three potential terrorism-related incidents in New Jersey, New York City and Minnesota over the weekend, Republican presidential nomine...

Cash Rich, Aggressive

Mark Dubowitz | Posted 09.15.2016 | Politics
Mark Dubowitz

The Obama administration has weakened America's position in the Persian Gulf. The next president will be forced to break this dynamic and forcefully respond to escalating Iranian provocations. To back down further risks even more dangerous and destabilizing behavior.

Why Fellow Americans Must Reject Torture Now

Curt Goering | Posted 09.14.2016 | World
Curt Goering

In our current socio-political climate, we're dealing with difficult times. Despite the United States' longstanding bipartisan opposition to torture a...

Croatia's Upcoming Elections - Rampant Voter Fraud, Anti-Semitism, Far-Right Surge and Security Threats Impacting the West

Natasha Srdoc | Posted 09.09.2016 | World
Natasha Srdoc

Co-authored by Natasha Srdoc and Joel Anand Samy, co-founders, International Leaders Summit Croatia's electorate prepares to vote for the second tim...

Trump's Misogyny Is A National Security Threat

Rev. Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite | Posted 09.08.2016 | Politics
Rev. Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite

In Donald Trump's view, military sexual assault must be women's fault. This view is a danger to our national security as it grossly distorts this epidemic of violence in our military services, and makes it impossible to really stop it.

A Diverse Population of Security Officers Creates Safer Environments, Stronger Communities

Bill Whitmore | Posted 09.07.2016 | Business
Bill Whitmore

Security is critical to business operations across all industries. It is essential to protect people and property, ensure continuity of services and c...

Global Risk is Spinning Out of Control

Dante Disparte | Posted 09.01.2016 | Business
Dante Disparte

The recently completed work of the Anthropocene Working Group, a group of scientists studying the advent of a new geologic age - the Anthropocene - went largely unnoticed until recently. The Anthropocene era, which is broadly defined by how man-made factors impact the environment, has been in existence since the dawn of the Industrial Age.

Did Obama Threaten National Security In Negotiating TPP?

Dean Baker | Posted 08.29.2016 | Business
Dean Baker

President Obama surely knew that the TPP would be highly controversial when it was debated before Congress. Is it really plausible that he did not make it clear to our negotiating partners that he couldn't guarantee approval of the final agreement?

Freedom To And Freedom From

Dante Disparte | Posted 08.29.2016 | Politics
Dante Disparte

Freedom to congregate in public places, attend school, ride a train, enjoy a concert or travel in safety are all in the crosshairs of an increasingly violent world, where terrorism and other mass casualty events have honed in on so-called soft targets.

The United States Should Withdraw from NATO

Bruce Fein | Posted 08.29.2016 | Politics
Bruce Fein

We should not be in the business of pledging to send our brave soldiers to risk that last full measure of devotion to defend Estonia, Latvia, or Lithu...

Virtual Threats, Real Consequences

Dante Disparte | Posted 08.26.2016 | Business
Dante Disparte

While cyber risk continues to dominate headlines keeping many a board room, state house and situation room awake at night, those responsible for the physical infrastructure and the machinery that keeps a modern economy whirling are in for some sleepless nights as well.

'Green News Report' - August 25, 2016

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 08.26.2016 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: More than 300 dead, 6 million displaced by flooding in India; President O...

What Does It Mean When War Hawks Say, 'Never Trump'?

Rebecca Gordon | Posted 08.22.2016 | Politics
Rebecca Gordon

The enemies of my enemy may be war criminals.

Incentives And Peace [Part 1]

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 08.17.2016 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

Unless distrust, insecurity, and illusions are first addressed, no incentives--however sweeping and compelling--will motivate Israel and the Palestini...

Friday Talking Points -- GOP Anti-Trump Rants

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.12.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

This column has always loved a good rant. Most of the time, we provide our own rant at the end of the column, on a subject too big to be contained in talking points.

How Homeland Security Is Like Preventive Medicine

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 08.05.2016 | Politics
David Katz, M.D.

In any political campaign season, fidelity to facts is often sacrificed for the persuasiveness of propaganda. In this campaign season of roiling disco...

When Partisanship Trumps Patriotism

Dante Disparte | Posted 08.03.2016 | Politics
Dante Disparte

Over the last decade, partisanship has mutated from bitter bickering and point scoring into the dangerous polarization of the U.S. This political rift is punishing red, blue, black, white and everyone in between.