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Margaret Thatcher Was Right: Justice Must be Done for The Palestinians

David Miles | Posted 08.01.2014 | World
David Miles

To understand this you could hardly do better than watch CBS News anchor Bob Schieffer's country club invocation of former Israeli prime minister Golda Meir this week to suggest Palestinians are forcing Israel to kill their children.

Srebrenica Forgiveness!!

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 07.11.2014 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Every year we commemorate the genocide, we expect that those who betrayed Srebrenica might this time ask for forgiveness from the survivors. Instead, much of Europe appears inclined to forget Srebrenica and punish all Bosnian & Herzegovinians ("BiH") for reminding it of its collective failure to prevent the genocide.

The Last Snowpiercer Review You Will Ever Need to Read

James Marshall Crotty | Posted 07.06.2014 | Entertainment
James Marshall Crotty

Bong Joon-ho's sci-fi allegory Snowpiercer is one weird and hilarious trip. At turns campy and amateurish (with issues of ADR synching and logical con...

First Nighter: "Fathers and Sons," "Khandan [Family]," "Handbagged" in London

David Finkle | Posted 06.16.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

LONDON--Ivan Turgenev's 1862 novel Fathers and Sons, which Brian Friel adapted for the stage under the same title in 1987 is just revived at the Donma...

America's Last Fighter Pilot Ace: Downing Two MIGs in 89 Seconds

Bill_Robinson | Posted 07.13.2014 | Politics
Bill_Robinson

When I asked my fighter pilot' friend what fighter pilot I should interview for my next "American Hero Stories" column, he didn't hesitate for an instant. "Steve Ritchie," he said as if I was an ignoramus. Steve Ritchie was "The Last Ace."

Star Wars Endures: May the 4th Be With You. Always.

Edward Headington | Posted 07.08.2014 | Los Angeles
Edward Headington

The French have accused Hollywood -- and the United States by extension -- of culture imperialism from time to time but let's face it. You just can't keep good 'ol American pop culture in the armoire anymore.

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

David Miles | Posted 06.03.2014 | 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 05.14.2014 | 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.