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Election 2016 - Doing a Judgment Call Audit

Mark Goulston, M.D. | Posted 03.10.2016 | Politics
Mark Goulston, M.D.

One of my favorite books about leadership is, Judgment: How Winning Leaders Make Great Calls by Noel Tichy and Warren Bennis. Essentially their research showed that the better the leader, the better the outcome of their judgment calls regarding three key areas.

Food, Politics, and Politicians

Fabio Parasecoli | Posted 02.29.2016 | Taste
Fabio Parasecoli

So far, no candidate has been asked his or her position about real food issues, despite the topic is increasingly important for many Americans.

Alan Grayson Bucks Democratic Superdelegate Process

Peter C. Frank | Posted 02.23.2017 | Politics
Peter C. Frank

Grayson worries about a situation where a candidate could still be the party's nominee even if they received 59 percent of the popular vote due to the superdelegate situation.

National 40th African American History Month: Why We Can Celebrate African American Contributions to American History Beyond February

Tania Bradkin | Posted 02.20.2017 | Education
Tania Bradkin

Right around mid-January last year I had an epiphany. After conducting a self-administered pop quiz about Black History Month, I realized that outside...

10 Steps to Eradicate Corruption

Miguel Marshall | Posted 01.18.2017 | Politics
Miguel Marshall

My proposed solution to eradicate corruption, starting at a local level, is simple. We should introduce a startup mentality into policy making, where we can come up with solutions quickly, validate them efficiently and scale them once they gain traction.

6 Powerful Ways to Win at Office Politics

Dr. Travis Bradberry | Posted 12.31.2016 | Business
Dr. Travis Bradberry

Almost nobody likes dealing with office politics, and it's the people who do enjoy it that you have to worry about. And just like regular politics, office politics is an unavoidable element of human behavior.

Global Common Allies and Adversaries

Mohammad Shafiq Hamdam | Posted 12.27.2016 | Politics
Mohammad Shafiq Hamdam

Double standards in any relation, particularly in the war on terror would not be in the interest of anyone. Muslims and non-Muslims should end the blame game and they should leave their differences aside and unite against this common enemy.

It Tolls for Thee, America

David Scott Clegg | Posted 12.02.2016 | Politics
David Scott Clegg

The latest terrorist act (and yes, we need to call it what it is) in Colorado is not a freedom of expression as provided by a constitution that binds together a people under a set of ideals. It is an act of war upon the values, the privilege of what it means to be an American; to be anyone who rings the bell for freedom.

Carson's Troubles Lie in His Present, Not His Past

Robert Price | Posted 11.09.2016 | Politics
Robert Price

There is plenty of time to set the record straight before the 2016 election, but it appears as though Carson has fastened himself to the creature he built and is flying the beast recklessly toward a blood-thirsty media clamoring for conflict and chaos.

How Campaign Finance Disenfranchises America's Silent Majority of Socialists

The Conversation US | Posted 11.05.2016 | Politics
The Conversation US

It took the excitement generated by the political campaign of a self-described socialist, Bernie Sanders, to put into stark relief the extent to which the United States political system fails to reflect and respond to the aspirations of most Americans.

Corporate 'Talent' Must Imagine Worst-Case Scenario, i.e., Ruination: VW, GM, Peanut Corporation

Carla Seaquist | Posted 10.26.2016 | Business
Carla Seaquist

You would think a corporation with high-priced "talent" in its executive suites could imagine the risks -- to the corporation if not to consumers or their own employees -- if it crossed the legal line.

Pope Francis and Donald Trump: When Kingdoms Collide

Benjamin Brenkert | Posted 09.23.2016 | Queer Voices
Benjamin Brenkert

Pope Francis and Donald Trump are savvy politicians, whose contrasting styles of rhetoric and tone have made them two of the best showmen/salesmen of the 21st Century.

Jesus Loves Bernie Sanders

Stacia Friedman | Posted 08.13.2016 | Comedy
Stacia Friedman

"What first got my attention was Sanders similarity to Jesus, it's so obvious, I don't know how anyone could miss it," said Rev. Hardy. "Sanders is a Jew trying to overturn the tables of the money lenders on Wall Street!

Was Mister Rogers Racist? Twelve Facts About Our Favorite Neighbor

Michael G. Long | Posted 08.07.2016 | Entertainment
Michael G. Long

Fred Rogers, the beloved creator of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, never marched in the black civil rights movement led by Martin Luther King, Jr. Although the registered Republican was far from a street protestor, Rogers eventually became a quiet advocate of racial integration.

A Way Out of Afghanistan's Crisis

Mohammad Shafiq Hamdam | Posted 07.24.2016 | Politics
Mohammad Shafiq Hamdam

After massive fraud during the 2014 presidential elections in Afghanistan, in September 2014 against the constitution a deal to form a national unity government (NUG) has been signed by President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Abdullah Abdulah.

Boehner Vets Pope

Stacia Friedman | Posted 07.14.2016 | Comedy
Stacia Friedman

House Speaker, John Boehner remains guarded about Pope Francis' upcoming visit. "We're walking on eggshells here," says Boehner, "If we let the Pope address Congress with Jumbotrons on the Mall, next thing you know, we're going to have to give equal time to the Evangelicals, the Seventh Day Adventists, and, lord help us, the Grand Imam."

Supreme Court Votes to Legalize Rush Fans

David Fagin | Posted 06.29.2016 | Comedy
David Fagin

In a week that saw landmark decisions for both health care and gay marriage, the Supreme Court, in another hotly contested issue amongst the justices, voted 5-4 to legally recognize fans of the Canadian supergroup, Rush.

Good Guys With Guns?

B. Jeffrey Madoff | Posted 06.23.2016 | Politics
B. Jeffrey Madoff

Good guys stopping bad guys is a myth perpetuated in movies and television. The best chance of stopping a bad guy with a gun is good policy that makes it tougher to get one.

2016 Presidential Power Rankings as NFL Teams

Alex Law | Posted 06.17.2016 | Politics
Alex Law

It's going to be a historic battle for the presidency, just as it is every year for the Lombardi Trophy. I've Power Ranked the declared and undeclared candidates and given them a spirit NFL team.

Books for Our Times: Losing Our Way, by Bob Herbert

Carla Seaquist | Posted 05.28.2016 | Books
Carla Seaquist

Losing Our Way is a book that will resonate with many thoughtful Americans who feel, like the author, that America has lost her way in this last half-century. That would be most Americans, actually: Two-thirds of the American public tell pollsters they feel the country is on "the wrong track."

Landini è ambiguo: non si può fare politica senza lasciare il sindacato

Marco Bentivogli | Posted 05.13.2015 | Italy
Marco Bentivogli

Landini era partito in luna di miele con il premier, fu l'unico a incontrarlo in solitaria... Verso l'estate cambiò il registro: occuperemo le fabbriche, replicò sulle tv. Marchionne è bravissimo, anzi no. Gli onesti sono tutti con me. Sono stato frainteso. Scendo in politica. Anzi no, resto. E da oggi faccio politica, ma non fondo un partito.

No Lie!

Marcia Liss | Posted 05.02.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss


Why I'm Spending $900 Million in 2016 -- And You Should Too

Jonathan Bines | Posted 04.12.2015 | Politics
Jonathan Bines

If you believe in America, then there really is no excuse for not spending $900 million and joining the great American experiment that is our democracy. You see, $900 million may sound like a lot of money. But according to the Supreme Court, it's not. It's a lot of speech. The Koch Brothers understand this.

The Israeli Elections Are a Joke -- and Sometimes, They're Even Funny

Omri Marcus | Posted 04.06.2015 | Media
Omri Marcus

The most important element of comedy is timing -- and in Israel, comedy and timing can be friends or they can be foes. No matter how funny the election campaign videos are, we live in a serious, disastrous neighborhood, and sometimes the reality calls for seriousness.

OUT OF LINE: Instrument of Choice

Mort Gerberg | Posted 03.18.2015 | Politics
Mort Gerberg