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Adam Levin


The Most Important Lessons You Can Learn From the Sony Hack

Adam Levin | December 18, 2014 | Business
Anyone who runs a business -- whether it's a mom-and-pop shop or a multinational behemoth like Sony -- needs to pay close attention to what happened here, and begin to take data security seriously.
Jo Ann Jenkins

Be Fearless: Let's Strengthen Social Security And Medicare

Jo Ann Jenkins | December 18, 2014 | Fifty
As 2014 comes to a close, we look ahead to 2015 with great anticipation and a multitude of opportunities to disrupt aging. Next year marks the 50th anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid and the Older Americans Act. It also is the 80th anniversary of Social Security.
Lance Simmens


Flubbing The Interview or The Only Thing We Have to Fear...

Lance Simmens | December 18, 2014 | Politics
The decision to pull the planned Christmas- day showing of "The Interview" is just one more illustration of the degree to which our nation, our society, and our psyches have been captured by fear. We have, quite simply, become a nation of wusses, to borrow a phrase used by my...
Sara Warner


How Newport News, Va., Works Around State's Pro-Business Laws

Sara Warner | December 17, 2014 | Politics
Newport News, Virginia is getting national attention for, in effect, using maritime law to work around business-friendly state laws and even higher-court judicial decisions.
Maura O'Neill


Raj Shah Unveils Common Values for Dems and Republicans

Maura O'Neill | December 17, 2014 | Politics
In October 2009, Raj Shah walked across the reception area into my office and closed the door. He told me that President Obama and Secretary Clinton wanted to nominate him to lead the US Agency for International Development (USAID). The decision wasn't so easy.
Jeff Schweitzer


Soul Search: Why Pope Francis Is Barking Up the Wrong Tree

Jeff Schweitzer | December 18, 2014 | Politics
We have this conundrum of who has a soul and who goes to heaven because the basic premise on the question is rather absurd. The concept of a soul is fatally flawed, just as is the idea of dualism.
Chris Weigant


The End of the Cold War

Chris Weigant | December 17, 2014 | Politics
President Barack Obama just spoke on the telephone with the leader of Cuba to finalize the two countries' new relations -- an event that hadn't happened in over half a century. The Cold War is now almost completely a matter of interest only to historians, to put things into context.
Marjorie Cohn


'Cuban Five' at Heart of US-Cuba Deal

Marjorie Cohn | December 17, 2014 | Politics
Because of the significance of the Cuban exile community in Miami, and the strategic importance of Florida in US elections, no US president has dared to normalize relations with Cuba. Obama has taken a courageous step in shifting US policy toward Cuba.
Blake Fleetwood


Congress Finally Acts to Prevent Police Killings, But Will it Make a Difference?

Blake Fleetwood | December 17, 2014 | Politics
If the United States had better trained, more professional police, we certainly would not have so many police homicides, which are tearing apart the social fabric of our country.
Hirania Luzardo


We Are All Cubans

Hirania Luzardo | December 17, 2014 | Latino Voices
We have all lost in this fight. There are no winners, and with the announcement, pained feelings we have carried for five decades come to the surface.
Fred Gregory

Orion Test Is the First Step in NASA's Bold Space Program

Fred Gregory | December 17, 2014 | Science
NASA's successful launch of the Orion spacecraft was an important step, but it is only like dipping a toe in the cosmic ocean. In fact, the future of U.S. space leadership is being starved by lack of funding. Continued neglect will harm our national security, and our economy.
Abraham R. Wagner


Cuba -- Finally

Abraham R. Wagner | December 17, 2014 | Politics
Reports that the Obama Administration is now actively working to normalize relations with Cuba should be welcome news to Americans across the political spectrum. The current state of affairs is an artifact of the Cold War that should have been changed decades ago and serves no national security or economic interest of the nation at all.
Robert Reich


The Coin of the Realm: How Inside Traders Are Rigging America

Robert Reich | December 17, 2014 | Politics
Profiting off inside information that's not available to average investors strikes many as unfair. The "coin of the realm" on Wall Street and in corporate boardrooms is contributing to the savage inequalities of American life.
Peter Scheer


EU Bureaucrats Want to Dictate What Content Americans Can View on U.S.-Based Websites

Peter Scheer | December 17, 2014 | Technology
Although the Right to be Forgotten ruling, to date, may have affected content that is mostly trivial, the precedent of governmental censorship across borders, once established, can't be easily confined to information that society doesn't much care about.
Dr. Arthur F. Kirk, Jr.


Student Loan Origination Fees: A Hidden Tax

Dr. Arthur F. Kirk, Jr. | December 17, 2014 | Politics
There is a tremendous financial burden being unfairly heaped upon students. What was supposed to be a public service to provide greater accessibility to a college education for those who lacked other options now preys upon those it's supposed to help.
Trita Parsi


If It's True on Cuba, It's True on Iran

Trita Parsi | December 17, 2014 | Politics
Today, President Barack Obama took bold action to put an end to this farce. Over half a century of a counterproductive sanctions and isolation policy is coming to an end. But Cuba is only one of many examples of domestic politics rendering American foreign policy dysfunctional.
Robert Koehler


Abolishing the CIA

Robert Koehler | December 17, 2014 | Politics
The abolition of the CIA could be a conscious step in tearing our government out of the grip of the war consensus -- this unelected force that feeds on perpetual global mistrust and hatred, the exact opposite of what true security requires.
Murray Fromson


The Dream Ticket

Murray Fromson | December 17, 2014 | Politics
For several months relatives and close friends of mine will verify that I have been predicting that the final Democratic ticket in the presidential primary will be Hillary Clinton and her running mate, Elizabeth Warren.
Kevin Ingham

Rethinking "Gun Control"

Kevin Ingham | December 17, 2014 | Politics
What do you think is more important -- to protect the right of Americans to own guns or to control gun ownership?
Steven M. Gillon


Searching for the American Dream

Steven M. Gillon | December 17, 2014 | Politics
It is very likely that generations coming of age today will abandon -- out of choice or necessity -- the Dream of consumption and replace it with their own definition. The Dream is evolving, not dying.
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