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Meryl Streep Casts a Spell: Into the Woods

Regina Weinreich | Posted 12.09.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Missing from Monday's lunch at The Leopard, Meryl Streep, wicked as an ugly witch in Rob Marshall's movie adaptation of Stephen Sondheim's musical Int...

Women in Business Q&A: Erika Mattsson

Laura Dunn | Posted 12.05.2014 | Business
Laura Dunn

With the IMMAF since February 2012, Erika created the strategic platform of the organization before the launch in April 2012. She was in charge of bra...

Women in Business Q&A: Blair Christie, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Cisco

Laura Dunn | Posted 11.28.2014 | Business
Laura Dunn

Blair Christie is Cisco's Chief Marketing Officer, with responsibility for the company's Global Marketing, Corporate Communications, and Government an...

It's Time for Hillary to Start 'Busting Some Balls'

Pamela Newton | Posted 11.21.2014 | Politics
Pamela Newton

What makes Hillary more of a "ball buster" than, say, Bill Clinton? But Bill is repeatedly praised for getting things done during his tenure, while Hillary is maligned for being pushy.

Women in Business: Josie Natori, Founder and CEO of the Natori Company

Laura Dunn | Posted 11.15.2014 | Business
Laura Dunn

Josie Cruz Natori is founder and CEO of the Natori Company. Exemplifying her own mantra, she crossed continents, navigated varying careers, and surmounted countless obstacles to create a global brand, Natori.

'Green News Report' - November 11, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 11.11.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: "The science has spoken": final UN climate change report - the bad new...

Why Gorbachev Feels Betrayed By The Post-Cold War West

The WorldPost | Nathan Gardels | Posted 11.07.2014 | World

On the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, Mikhail Gorbachev, the last Soviet leader, remains a hero in the West. But the West is no long...

Between Autocracy and Democracy in Hong Kong: Is Compromise Possible?

Doug Bandow | Posted 12.24.2014 | World
Doug Bandow

It's impossible not to admire the protestors, who took over much of a central city district. However, the demonstrators' very passion threatens their objective.

Movie Review: Pride Proudly Crosses Lines

Marshall Fine | Posted 11.23.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Pride is the kind of movie that is best seen without knowing its storyline going in. Because it delivers something quite different than you expect, based on the kind of movie it seems to be.

The United Kingdom Nearly Died for Maggie's Sins

Robert Kuttner | Posted 11.21.2014 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

Why on earth did the Scots, largely quiescent as part of Great Britain for three centuries, suddenly become the mouse that roared? It wasn't because they became besotted watching re-runs of Braveheart or Rob Roy, or even because they coveted more of a share of North Sea oil revenues. No, the Scots got sick and tired of Thatcherite policies imposed from London. Thanks to the partial form of federalism known as "devolution" provided by the Labour government of Tony Blair in 1997, Scotland got to keep such progressive policies as free higher education and an intact national health service, while the rest of the U.K. partly privatized the health service and began compelling young people to go into debt to finance college like their American cousins.

Market Manipulators Are Back in Season for the Fed "Septaper" Sequel: "Septighten"

Terry Connelly | Posted 11.16.2014 | Business
Terry Connelly

The summer is coming to an end without much success at the movie box office, but one "sequel" has emerged a winner this week although its ultimate fate awaits further developments.

On Hollande and the Ukraine Crisis

Charles Kolb | Posted 10.05.2014 | Politics
Charles Kolb

Since Putin's annexation of Crimea and his obstruction in Eastern Ukraine, France has still moved ahead to satisfy its contract with Russia. France should not stand alone in a commercial confrontation with Russia.

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

David Miles | Posted 10.01.2014 | 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 09.10.2014 | 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 09.05.2014 | 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 08.15.2014 | 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.