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Ground Game Versus Government Game: Golden Rules For Reformers

Elena Panaritis | Posted 11.12.2016 | Impact
Elena Panaritis

The wrong-headed view is that only the government can change the game. That is the old way of thinking - the life blood of economic growth and prosperity will come primarily from the ground game, not the government game.

Out With The Warrior, In With The Guardian. Transforming Police Culture

Tara Lai Quinlan | Posted 10.06.2016 | Politics
Tara Lai Quinlan

Repairing community-police relations and building the necessary trust and legitimacy will not be easy, and will take time. But the current state of affairs provides us with both extraordinary challenges and extraordinary opportunities for real and meaningful reform. Let us roll up our sleeves and begin the journey.

Venezuela's Maduro Jeered, Dozens Detained, Activists Say

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 09.04.2016 | World

CARACAS, Sept 3 (Reuters) - Venezuelan authorities have arrested more than 30 people on Margarita island for heckling President Nicolas Maduro, activi...

Rio Organizers Are Overwhelmed. Give Them Less Time.

Simon Ličen | Posted 08.22.2016 | Sports
Simon Ličen

I left Rio de Janeiro five days before the end of the Olympics; this 16-day event, which has been dubbed the "greatest show on earth," the "biggest show on television," or simply the biggest circus, closes on August 21.

Reclaiming The UK Media

Jyoti Mann | Posted 06.27.2016 | Media
Jyoti Mann

Further encouraging services of public interest and duty, the group are pressing to ensure the BBC acts in favour of the public, not profit and to consider secure and transparent long-term sources of funding. Of equal importance to the coalition and of great public interest is for the government to implement Lord Justice Leveson's proposals in full.

No Shaadi? No Problem - Meet South Asian Singles with the Dus App

Rawan AbuShaban | Posted 06.06.2016 | Technology
Rawan AbuShaban

Even in the Western world, the shaadi - or "wedding" - mentality is prevalent in South Asian communities. As a result, younger generations who have gr...

Which Judaism Is the Authentic One?

Heidi Hoover | Posted 06.03.2016 | Religion
Heidi Hoover

Last week I met one of my neighbors, an Orthodox Jewish woman. She asked what I do for a living, and I said I'm a rabbi. She hesitated for a moment, d...

Brazil At the Crossroads

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 04.27.2016 | World
Otaviano Canuto

Brazil is at a crossroads. The country retains its tremendous potential. But to reach it, it must pick the right fork in the road.

Book Review: College for Convicts: The Case for Higher Education in American Prisons

Anthony Tinsman | Posted 04.14.2016 | Books
Anthony Tinsman

College For Convicts presents the facts, figures and rationale for educating prisoners. Prisoners with a college degree are much less likely to recidivate.

Italy's Reformist Prime Minister Is the Type of Leader Europe Needs

Global Risk Insights | Posted 04.12.2016 | World
Global Risk Insights

At a time when the European project is at a standstill due to successive crises that have triggered nationalist pushes throughout the European Union, political ideologues and forecasters struggle to predict what awaits, or give a clear path that would enable Europeans to feel inclined to take the experiment further. One element they seem to agree upon, though, is the necessity for influential member states to be led by powerful, respected and visionary leaders.

Eradicating Terrorism: Reforms and More Reforms

Hossein Askari | Posted 04.10.2016 | Politics
Hossein Askari

Bombs and more bombs can kill but they cannot eradicate perverted teachings, hate and injustice. It's time to face facts, address the problem globally, and now, before it permeates every corner of the world.

The Longer We Wait, the More Entrenched Terrorism Becomes

Hossein Askari | Posted 03.28.2016 | World
Hossein Askari

The West is in denial by refusing to acknowledge the obvious. There's no quick fix for defeating terrorism. The terrorism we see today is the descendant of many generations of intertwined missteps. The fallout has been global.

Ted Cruz: 'If Heidi's First Lady, French Fries Return to the Cafeteria'

Bettina Elias Siegel | Posted 02.01.2017 | Politics
Bettina Elias Siegel

Yeah, he said that last night at a rally in Des Moines, specifically addressing "the school-aged kids" in the audience. Cute, right?

Chris Christie's Shameless School Lunch Pandering

Bettina Elias Siegel | Posted 01.19.2017 | Politics
Bettina Elias Siegel

Apparently, caring about kids' health is another position that just won't fly in an election year.

Our Judicial System: Ignoring Injustice or Colluding in It?

Lorenzo Johnson | Posted 01.18.2017 | Crime
Lorenzo Johnson

Prosecutors have the power to prevent almost all wrongful convictions by seeking the truth, not just a conviction. If the pursuit of justice were the only goal, innocent men and women would not find themselves collateral casualties.

Watch Undocumented Immigrants Hilariously Respond To Mean Tweets

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 01.11.2016 | Latino Voices

Immigration reform is more than just a political hot button topic, it's something that affects millions of people. And these five undocumented immigra...

Bernie Sanders Hints Elizabeth Warren as Vice President

Wade Norris | Posted 01.07.2017 | Denver
Wade Norris

Recently on the Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore, Bernie Sanders was interviewed by Wilmore, alongside Grace Parra and Jordan Carlos. The interview wa...

Saudi Arabia's Economic Time Bomb

Luay Al Khatteeb | Posted 12.30.2016 | Politics
Luay Al Khatteeb

Time is a luxury that Saudi Arabia can no longer take for granted. It faces an economic time bomb, which, if not defused, will have severe and possibly irreversible effects both nationally and internationally.

History and Rehabilitation in China: A Vigorous Little Man Who Helped Shake a Nation

Jim Laurie | Posted 11.23.2016 | World
Jim Laurie

I first met him at the Great Hall of the People in 1982. "Met" is the wrong word. Encountered is better. He was waiting for a visiting foreign dignitary. I was on the other side of a red rope with a gaggle of other reporters. But I could see that he was different from other Chinese leaders.

Mystery and the Psyche

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 11.18.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Jane Simon, M.D.

"It began in mystery, and it will end in mystery, but what a savage & beautiful country lies in between." This beautiful quote by poet Diane Ackerman...

Cynics Be Damned, We Are Winning the Fight Against Political Corruption

Charlotte Hill | Posted 11.05.2016 | Politics
Charlotte Hill

When it comes to beliefs about government corruption, there are two types of people in the world. There are the cynics, a pessimistic bunch convinced that corruption is inevitable and that reform is a Sisyphean task. And then there are the rest of us.

Why Can't We Talk About the Real Issues?

Peter Cunningham | Posted 10.29.2016 | Education
Peter Cunningham

Education historian Diane Ravitch describes her blog as "A site to discuss better education for all." Apparently, however, she does not want to discus...

Terrorism and the Crisis of Sunni Islam

Soumaya Ghannoushi | Posted 10.19.2016 | World
Soumaya Ghannoushi

The roots of Sunni Islam's ailments it must be noted are not entirely to do with religion, as most journalists, politicians and "experts" in Europe and across the Atlantic never tire of repeating. Rather than scripture and theology, it is in politics and economics, in power balances, foreign interventions and the scramble for influence and resources that the causes of its ills reside.

Restoring Banking Integrity - 10 Reform Proposals

Frank Vogl | Posted 10.12.2016 | Business
Frank Vogl

Public trust in the biggest banks is low. I have 10 specific recommendations to cure the banks of their evil ways. Bankers will not like most of my proposals, but the time has come for radical reform.

Pope Francis's Hollow Rhetoric On Place of LGBTQ People in the Church

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 10.08.2016 | Religion
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Rather than requiring women to ask it for forgiveness, the Vatican needs, instead, to ask those of us whom it has repressed and oppressed for forgiveness of its sins throughout its existence.