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2016 Is a Year of Hope

Omar K. Alghanim | Posted 01.12.2016 | Business
Omar K. Alghanim

Modern and forward-looking programs like these serve as reminders that we all play a role when it comes to creating economically-inclusive environments that allow people to follow their dreams. Job creation is a big part of the equation.

First Nighter: Maurice Hines's 'Tappin' Thru Life' Is Tops, Mac Wellman's 'The Offending Gesture' Has Its Moments

David Finkle | Posted 01.11.2016 | Arts
David Finkle

No sooner than the Broadway revival of A. R. Gurney's Sylvia closes, in which an actress plays a dog, than Mac Wellman's The Offending Gesture, opens, at the Connelly, in which not one but two actresses play dogs.

New Year's Eve at The Beaufort Bar Searching for The Savoy Orpheans

Barry Singer | Posted 12.31.2015 | Arts
Barry Singer

I want to spend New Year's Eve at the Savoy Hotel in London dancing to the Savoy Orpheans. But they're long gone. The Orpheans were the resident dance band at the Savoy from 1923 to 1927, and on and off thereafter throughout the 1930s.

Melancholia, Without the Romance

Tricia McCallum | Posted 12.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Tricia McCallum

On those gray days when my despair is palpable it seems such a high price. But on my good days, oh, those glorious, delicious, good days, of which there are many, you will quite often catch me singing. Out loud.

Israel's Iconic Iron Dome: General Danny Gold, Father

Bill_Robinson | Posted 12.04.2015 | Politics
Bill_Robinson

Heroes sometimes surface, when the timing and circumstances are right. Fortunately. And when they do, it's always in the context of triumphing ... good over evil.

Shocked by anti-Muslim Hysteria? Churchill Wanted to 'Collar The Lot'

Barry Lando | Posted 11.23.2015 | Politics
Barry Lando

We're outraged by Donald Trump's demanding I.D. cards to protect America from the super-hyped threat of Syrian refugees. We're ashamed by the memory of Roosevelt's interning more than 100,000 Japanese Americans during World War II. But Winston Churchill went even farther.

We Can Avoid Another Paris and Defeat ISIS If We Remember This History

Akbar Ahmed | Posted 11.19.2015 | World
Akbar Ahmed

While bombers and aircraft carriers need to do their stuff, the problem of terrorist-related violence will not be solved by force alone. President Hollande must also engage with his alienated Muslim community with the same determination he has shown in attacking ISIS and win them over.

A Churchill Painting: "Silver Life"

Barry Singer | Posted 11.17.2015 | Arts
Barry Singer

I recently held one of Winston Churchill's paintings in my hands. It was a first for me. And a story worth telling. Winston Churchill completed exac...

How Churchill Fought the Pashtuns in Pakistan

Franz-Stefan Gady | Posted 11.03.2015 | World
Franz-Stefan Gady

"Horrible and revolting" -- that's how 22-year-old British cavalry officer turned war correspondent for The Daily Telegraph and Pioneer newspapers, Winston Churchill, described in a dispatch what he saw when entering the ruins of the village of Desemdullah in the Mohmand Valley.

Why Not Thrive?

Kerrie L Cooper | Posted 10.16.2015 | Impact
Kerrie L Cooper

If learning from someone who has walked there before us is the heart of kindred, then giving back is its soul. And thriving should be a goal of each and everyone one of us.

Jerusalem's New Museum Reveals Untold History

Natasha Srdoc | Posted 10.12.2015 | World
Natasha Srdoc

On September 8, 2015, Shimon Perez, Israel's former president, prime minister and Noble Peace Prize winner delivered an address to leaders from within Israel, and dignitaries and guests from around the world attending the official opening of Jerusalem's newest museum, the Friends of Zion Heritage Center.

A Democratic Economics Inspired by the Constitution: How to Make 2016 a Transformative Election

Robert S. McElvaine | Posted 10.12.2015 | Politics
Robert S. McElvaine

The stars appear to be aligning for a major swing in American economic, social and political attitudes in the direction of progressive Democrats.

Imagination and the Imagined

Dan Rockmore | Posted 09.22.2015 | Science
Dan Rockmore

There's inspiration, but generally only coupled with perspiration - and not just the kind that you make while charging away on the exercise bike.

More Atheists Might Actually Strengthen Religion

Rev. Stephen Kendrick | Posted 09.16.2015 | Religion
Rev. Stephen Kendrick

Since religious people are in the business of hope, some believers like myself think this decline might just be the best thing that ever happened to organized religion. Though painful and confusing, the time we are entering offers opportunities for renewal.

The Pattern of the Universe

Bill Halamandaris | Posted 08.31.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Bill Halamandaris

A hundred years ago, a Scottish farmer heard a cry from a swamp near his farm. When he ran to see what was happening, he found a boy stuck to his wais...

London: Churchill's Bedroom

Barry Singer | Posted 08.24.2015 | Arts
Barry Singer

Touring The Churchill War Rooms with Phil Reed as our guide was one such pleasure. Built in 1939 as the Cabinet War Rooms, the complex comprises the bunker built beneath Whitehall for Churchill and his cabinet to hunker down in.

The Atomic Bomb at 70: Its Fearsome Impact, Frightful Legacy, and Potential Stellar Redemption

William Bradley | Posted 08.11.2015 | Politics
William Bradley

As horrifying as the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombs were, the quantum leap forward in destructive power afforded by the hydrogen bomb made our situation far more perilous. We've been fortunate that virtually unthinkable destruction has not ensued since the nuclear arms race of the 1950s.

Jerry Brown's Climate Road Show Meets Up With the Pope in Rome

William Bradley | Posted 07.24.2015 | Politics
William Bradley

Governor Jerry Brown, pressing the California agenda on renewable energy and climate change, followed up his successful appearance earlier this month at the Climate Summit of the Americas in Toronto with what looks like an even more successful appearance at the Pope's summit.

Donald Trump: The Winston Churchill of the 21st Century?

Kipp Friedman | Posted 07.20.2015 | Comedy
Kipp Friedman

By sounding the alarm of Hitlerism and the looming Nazi menace--thus saving Western Civilization from a new dark ages--many consider former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill to be the single greatest man of the 20th Century.

5 Keys to Real Happiness From 5 Must-Read Books

Suna Senman | Posted 07.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Suna Senman

Fairytales feed our minds with the enchanted thoughts about finding a situation where our wishes are fulfilled and we live "happily ever after." Contrary to this belief, happiness is not something to go out and find.

Nuclear Realism

Robert Koehler | Posted 05.29.2015 | Politics
Robert Koehler

There's a category of political intellectuals who proudly proclaim themselves "realists," then proceed to defend and advance a deeply faith-based agenda that centers on the ongoing necessity to prepare for war, including nuclear war.

The Marriage Book Is 560 Pages of Wisdom, Wit, Stories and Even Some Good Advice

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 05.17.2015 | Books
Jesse Kornbluth

The subject of Lisa Grunwald and Stephen Adler's book is marriage, which may be why it fills 560 pages and weighs 3.7 pounds. "You won't able to put down," someone said. That was one buffed reader. Me, I could barely pick it up.

The End of 1945

Ian Buruma | Posted 05.07.2015 | World
Ian Buruma

Today, 70 years later, much of the 1945 consensus no longer survives. Few people can muster great enthusiasm for the UN. The European dream is in crisis. And the post-war social-democratic welfare state is being eroded more and more every day.

Allies: Why Japan, Rather Than Israel, Should Be the New Britain

William Bradley | Posted 05.03.2015 | Politics
William Bradley

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's just completed trip to Washington, D.C. and California points up Japan's new status. Our bitter enemy of the mid-20th century is poised to become America's most important ally in the early 21st century.

Bismarck at 200: A Blueprint for Europe?

Patrick Daniel | Posted 06.29.2015 | World
Patrick Daniel

"Study history, study history," espoused Sir Winston Churchill. "In history lies all the secrets of statecraft." At the 200th anniversary of Iron Chancellor and Prussian statesman Otto von Bismarck, the hidden lessons from this remarkable statesman remain ever vital for the future of Europe.