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The Irony of Current Russian-Ukrainian Relations

John Brown | Posted 08.11.2014 | World
John Brown

In all the wise commentary on the tragic Russia-Ukraine situation, I have seen few observations (admissions?) that 20th-century Ukraine is essentially a Soviet geopolitical construction.

Heroes of the Great Patriotic War

Tom Teicholz | Posted 08.15.2014 | Arts
Tom Teicholz

At the University of Southern California (USC), a giant story of Jewish history has been writ large in a small exhibition titled "Lives of the Great Patriotic War: The Untold Story of Soviet Jewish Soldiers in the Red Army during WWII."

Gulag-Themed Holidays Are All the Rage in Sunny Siberia

Roadtrippers | Posted 06.20.2014 | Weird News
Roadtrippers

The Siberian Times reports that the latest travel fad is 'Gulag Tourism.' Gulags if you remember from 12th grade history, were Soviet-era forced labor camps. They were in existence from the 1930s until 1960.

What is North Korea So Afraid Of?

Mike Kim | Posted 05.14.2014 | Impact
Mike Kim

In one year, three missionaries were detained in North Korea from America, South Korea and Australia.

Cooking From a Polish Country House Kitchen

Danielle Crittenden | Posted 01.29.2013 | Taste
Danielle Crittenden

2012-11-29-FromaPolishCountryHouseKitchenCOV.jpgFor many of us, the term "Polish cooking" conjures up memories of heavy, greasy dishes: the food of exile and poverty. But as we happily discovered, the new Polish cuisine is not your grandmother's cooking.

Your Start-Up Life: Don't Manage, Lead

Rana Florida | Posted 01.20.2013 | Business
Rana Florida

Some might know Don Tapscott as a management guru, a much sought after speaker at global forums and the author of bestselling books. I know him as a talented musician, an all-around creative thinker, and great friend.

American Gulag: A Lot More Than License Plates

Lyric Hughes Hale | Posted 06.19.2012 | Business
Lyric Hughes Hale

Of the 2.3 million prisoners now being held, more than 100,000 work in federal and state prison industry programs. This doesn't mean the usual cooking and cleaning, but work that produces products for sale -- about $2.4 billion dollars annually.

San Francisco Should Vote Against Arrogance, Not Circumcision

Rabbi Abraham Cooper | Posted 08.08.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Abraham Cooper

I've been with the Simon Wiesenthal Center since the day our human rights organization began back in 1977. An important part of my work is combating ...

What the Health Care Bill Might Mean

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

If the Democrats can create some momentum of their own, and learn the lessons of health care, then they may be able to substantially reduce the electoral damage in November.

Russia May Introduce Convict Soviet-Style Labor

BusinessWeek | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

March 16 (Bloomberg) -- Russia may reintroduce convict labor based on the Soviet model as an alternative to incarceration as part of an overhaul of th...

How HR 4247 Could Affect Your Child

Alexia Parks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Alexia Parks

Two cases reported by the GAO are revealing. In one case a Florida teacher's aide gagged and duct-taped children as young as 6 for misbehaving.