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Memo to Alex Salmond: Independence Is for Life, Not Just for Christmas

David Miles | Posted 04.03.2014 | Politics
David Miles

Fast-forward to 2014. There is a contradiction and an absurdity at the heart of the SNP's economic claims regarding a currency union and, ultimately, the party's case for independence.

Women in Business: Q&A with Johnette van Eeden, CEO, Star Wellness

Laura Dunn | Posted 03.14.2014 | Business
Laura Dunn

Johnette van Eeden is CEO of Star Wellness, a company she founded in 2003. Today, Star Wellness is a recognized leader in onsite medical screening a...

The Privatization Dilemma: Regulatory Crisis in the Philippines and Emerging Markets

Richard Javad Heydarian | Posted 04.06.2014 | Business
Richard Javad Heydarian

To privatize, or not to privatize -- this is a fundamental question facing the Philippines, and many other similarly-situated emerging markets, which face increasingly unaffordable public services after decades of aggressive privatization.

Women in Business: Q&A with Rachel Katz-Galatt, founder of Healthy Mama

Laura Dunn | Posted 03.29.2014 | Business
Laura Dunn

Rachel Katz-Galatt is a mother of two and a rising mompreneur, with a revolutionary, first-to-market brand that offers support, resources, and product...

Knock Knock. Who's There? It's Me, Gorbachev

AP | GREGORY KATZ | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

LONDON (AP) — In the scripted world of high-profile diplomacy, every move is planned weeks in advance, with seating charts, menus and toasts subject...

My 2013 'McLaughlin Awards' [Part 2]

Chris Weigant | Posted 02.26.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Welcome back to our annual year-end awards column! Part one of this column ran last week, just in case you missed it. We've got a lot to cover, so let's jump right in with no further introduction.

Shining Lights

Paula Gordon | Posted 02.10.2014 | Politics
Paula Gordon

The human animal is, quite reasonably, afraid of the dark. When living in it, we seek light. In accepting the reality of Nelson Mandela's death, my sad heart is drawn to the light of hope he offers us all: history will be what we make of it.

A Closer Look at Reactionary Posthumous Attacks on Nelson Mandela

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 02.08.2014 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

Calling Mandela a Communist or a terrorist shortly after his death is mean-spirited, but it is a bigger condemnation of the moral blindness of much of U.S. foreign policy during the Cold War than it is a criticism of Mandela.

Why Spain Sucks

Jaime Pozuelo-Monfort | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Jaime Pozuelo-Monfort

Spain is a country of Suckers because our political leaders have become Suckers. They are no longer necessary and have become an extractive, fat and inefficient ruling elite. It is time to cut the fat and become lean.

Leadership Expectations for the First Woman President

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Dr. Peggy Drexler

It's time to start thinking seriously about how a woman will manage the world's most powerful office. It's going to be a fascinating addition to the ongoing debate over the differences between male and female leadership styles -- including whether those differences even exist.

Aisle View From London: Two Smashingly Good Plays

Steven Suskin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Steven Suskin

With two discretionary nights available in London, I asked my favorite expatriot "what's good?" He sent me off to two plays that I very much enjoyed but surely would not have found on my own.

Women in Business: Q&A With Dr. Robin Smith, CEO of NeoStem

Laura Dunn | Posted 12.25.2013 | Business
Laura Dunn

Since joining NeoStem in 2005, Dr. Smith has helped raise about $140 million in capital and shape the company's focus through a number of acquisitions and divestitures, and by pushing its main cell therapy drugs through clinical trials.

Women in Business: Q&A With Renée Israel, Co-Founder of Doc Popcorn

Laura Dunn | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Laura Dunn

Doc Popcorn specializes is the first and only fresh-popped, all-natural flavored popcorn franchise in the world. Since day one, Renée has been instrumental in the growth of the company, serving not only as co-founder but also chief marketing officer.

Snowden Fallout: U.S. Wary of Brazilian Assertiveness in "Blue Amazon"?

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 11.26.2013 | World
Nikolas Kozloff

U.S. espionage is hardly surprising in light of the high financial stakes: currently, Brazil seeks to exploit large offshore oil deposits which could utterly transform the country's economic fortunes.

Another Country?

Trevor Martin | Posted 11.25.2013 | Gay Voices
Trevor Martin

The current revelation that Russia has enacted anti-gay laws reminds me of my youth in London. Russia seems to have come late to this particular party.

UK To Privatize 500-Year-Old Mail Service

AP | GREGORY KATZ | Posted 11.12.2013 | World

LONDON — The U.K. coalition government has confirmed plans to privatize the country's 500-year-old Royal Mail this fall. Business Secretary Vin...

Syria-Iraq: On Drawing Lines in the Sand

Barry Lando | Posted 10.30.2013 | World
Barry Lando

There's a certain irony to British Prime Minister David Cameron's decision -- dictated by the British Parliament and public -- not to join President Obama's coalition of the willing.

Own Your Voice: A Businesswoman's Most Effective Tool

Kay Koplovitz | Posted 09.09.2013 | Business
Kay Koplovitz

"If you want something said, ask a man. If you want something done, ask a woman." This tongue-in-cheek statement was spoken by the late "Iron Lady" Baroness Margaret Thatcher, the first female Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, and pioneer for women in politics.

Profiting Off False Propheting

Thomas White | Posted 08.26.2013 | Politics
Thomas White

The Republican Party has simultaneously gotten much more conservative than President Reagan or the GOP of the 1980s and co-opted Reagan's name as their beacon of hope and their symbol of conservatism.

9 Ways the Right's Cradle to Grave "Randian State" Is An Assault on Millennials

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 08.16.2013 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Born at the dawn of the Reagan era, Millennials were the first generation to be fully subjected to the all-out assault of the idea that we take care of each other in this country. Some of us are the parents of Millenials, and we wonder: who will fight with them, and for them?

Margaret Thatcher's First Visit to Washington of the Reagan Presidency

Charles Moore | Posted 07.21.2013 | World
Charles Moore

Mrs Thatcher came to realize that Reagan's strengths and mental abilities were very different from her own, but she never lost her underlying admiration for him.

Even in Death, Giulio Andreotti Defeated Margaret Thatcher One Last Time

Federiga Bindi | Posted 07.07.2013 | World
Federiga Bindi

I believe Giulio Andreotti died with his characteristic grimacing smile stamped in the corner of his mouth. Indeed, the events of the past few weeks marked "his" last victories.

Sleeping in the Stacks?: Gladstone's Library in Wales

Greg Garrett | Posted 06.29.2013 | Travel
Greg Garrett

In the picturesque Welsh village of Hawarden, about three hours travel time from London, a stunningly beautiful residential library has stood as a national monument to British prime minister William E. Gladstone for over a century.

Diversifying the Arms Industry

Lia Petridis Maiello | Posted 04.26.2013 | World
Lia Petridis Maiello

In early April, the General Assembly at United Nations headquarters in New York City adopted an international arms trade treaty (ATT) that is supposed...

Thatcher Funeral Cost Taxpayers HOW MUCH

AP | Posted 04.25.2013 | World

LONDON -- The British government says former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's funeral cost taxpayers 3.6 million pounds ($5.6 million), mostly for s...