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Fear of ISIS Isn't Exaggerated -- It's the Best Way to Defeat Them

Lynda Bekore | Posted 09.18.2014 | Politics
Lynda Bekore

ISIS can be degraded and destroyed, but only if we all fight the urge to think, "Not our problem. It's only happening over there, far away."

What Is Your Curiosity Quotient?

Cari E. Guittard | Posted 09.02.2014 | Business
Cari E. Guittard

When I engage my Hult business students on elements of strategic influence, I first ask them to think about those in their life who have deeply influe...

No Victor, No Vanquished and Work Together

Allen Schmertzler | Posted 10.19.2014 | Politics
Allen Schmertzler

Finally, after six years as commander in chief, Obama may have just articulated his guiding inner vision of leadership during an interview the other day with journalist Thomas Friedman.

Can We Preserve Religious Freedom and Diversity as Muslims Fight Muslims?

Shahnaz Taplin-Chinoy | Posted 10.14.2014 | Religion
Shahnaz Taplin-Chinoy

In the turmoil of our world, what's at stake? Religious freedom. What's required? Religious tolerance.

What You Need to Know About the Mesopotamian Jigsaw

Gaia Paradiso | Posted 10.12.2014 | Impact
Gaia Paradiso

To better navigate into the Middle East in flames, let me share some religious definitions, words and expressions we will be hearing and reading a lot in the following weeks.

Building a Better Economy Is a Shared Task

St. Gallen Symposium | Posted 08.31.2014 | Impact
St. Gallen Symposium

Don't let its friendly moniker fool you: the sharing economy is serious business.

The Sharing Economy and the Mystery of the Mystery of Inequality

Dean Baker | Posted 08.23.2014 | Business
Dean Baker

To encourage efficiency, we would want a proper set of regulations and taxes and have them apply equally to everyone. The point is to encourage people to make profits by providing better products or lower cost services, not to get rich by finding clever ways to evade regulations.

Jason Linkins

True Chyrons For Bush-Era Iraq War 'Experts'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 06.25.2014 | Politics

As Michael Calderone noted earlier this week, one of the more astounding things that has happened in the wake of the sectarian deterioration and renew...

New Livingston Awards Winners to the Fast Track

Charles R. Eisendrath | Posted 08.11.2014 | Media
Charles R. Eisendrath

Not many of us get an invitation to design and direct "a Pulitzer Prize for the young," and I've never gotten over the opportunity. Since 1981 the judges have identified an amazing roster of talented people, some of whom became household names.

Another Florida Republican Thinks Humans Don't Contribute To Climate Change

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 06.09.2014 | Politics

Rep. Jeff Miller (R-Fla.) denied that human activity has any impact on climate change while on MSNBC Monday. Miller, the chairman of the House Vete...

Forget the Spin, Putin Is Holding a Losing Hand

David Paul | Posted 06.20.2014 | Politics
David Paul

According to the Sunday Times, Barack Obama has had it with trying to build a partnership with Vladimir Putin. Like George W. Bush before him, Barack Obama has finally written off Vladimir Putin.

Average Is Over. Abundance Is Not.

Robert E. Johnson | Posted 06.18.2014 | Education
Robert E. Johnson

In the business of higher education, we must educate students for jobs that may not yet exist to solve problems not yet known.

'Basic Skills' or 'Soft Skills:' What Should Be Taught and Tested?

Dr. Idit Harel Caperton | Posted 05.20.2014 | Technology
Dr. Idit Harel Caperton

Soft they may be, but these skills constitute a combination that is essential to the core work of innovation, which rarely happens in instantaneous individual breakthroughs but rather evolves through collaborative group endeavors in which personal adaptability is a necessity.

Voices From Bush-Obama America -- Is Obama Tough Enough for Putin?

David Dent | Posted 05.08.2014 | Politics
David Dent

John McCain's ramblings -- citing an article from Obama's Columbia's days -- as ammunition in attacks on Obama's sense of Russia is as absurd the assertion: "Putin does not respect Obama." Why would he? Putin lacks respect for the world and his own people.

Don't Quote Duncan: Public Schools and the State of the Union

T. Elijah Hawkes | Posted 04.07.2014 | Education
T. Elijah Hawkes

American teachers, students and parents don't need any more condescending invocations of nationalist fear, or juvenile appeals to competitiveness for grades. Teaching and learning are not about competition. They're about child-rearing.

Holding Arne Duncan to a Higher Standard

Jason Stanford | Posted 03.25.2014 | Education
Jason Stanford

Pearson, the testing company that has gotten rich by making American students fill in little bubbles all day long, is advising the White House on how to whip us all into college-ready shape.

The Coming of the Second Machine Age

Bill Teuber | Posted 03.24.2014 | Impact
Bill Teuber

If the first machine age was about the automation of manual labor and horsepower, the second machine age is about the automation of knowledge work.

Undeserved Columnist Bashing: Empty Calorie Screeds on Kathleen Parker and Others

Suzette Standring | Posted 03.08.2014 | Media
Suzette Standring

Let's talk about needless savagery that poses as column writing. On a seesaw of best and worst, columnist Kathleen Parker of the Washington Post is a ...

'Welcome' to the Sharing Economy -- Also Known as the Collapse of the American Dream

Steven Strauss | Posted 02.28.2014 | Politics
Steven Strauss

Americans aren't looking forward to their new careers as "micro-entrepreneurs." Being a "micro-entrepreneur" in this brave new world seems instead just a euphemism for being an employee, except with reduced compensation, job security, benefits and protections.

Sustainable Luxury Travel: A Manifesto

Kaitlin Solimine | Posted 02.11.2014 | Travel
Kaitlin Solimine

Loving a place requires protecting it. And protecting it requires sustainable tourism.

Live Every Day Like It's #GivingTuesday

Stacey D. Stewart | Posted 01.26.2014 | Impact
Stacey D. Stewart

#GivingTuesday is more than a national day of giving; it's a growing movement of nearly 7,000 partners that includes nonprofits, private companies, youth, parents and other members of the community who are committed to making a difference.

Republic Wireless: Game Changer in Revolution against AT&T & Verizon

Don McNay | Posted 01.26.2014 | Business
Don McNay

"The revolution will put you in the driver's seat. The revolution will not be televised." -Gil-Scott Heron I'm a middle age man with a love/hate affa...

What If Journalists Practiced Journalism?

Peter Van Buren | Posted 01.26.2014 | Media
Peter Van Buren

In yet another dramatic revelation flowing out of whistleblower Edward Snowden, a journalism textbook from 1983 has been sent to several large media outlets, including the Washington Post, New York Times and the trailer park where Fox News is thought to originate.

Iran's Nukes: 2 Elephants in the Room

Barry Lando | Posted 01.25.2014 | World
Barry Lando

Somehow Ari Shavit, like most Israeli and American commentators analyzing the standoff with Iran, never gets around to the fact that Israel has had nuclear weapons for the past half a century.

Iran Negotiations: Thomas Friedman Takes on the Israel Lobby

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 01.25.2014 | World
MJ Rosenberg

Friedman is saying what everyone knows but no one (of his stature) has had the nerve to say. The opposition to an Iran deal in Congress represents "tak[ing] Israel's side against" the American president's, but it's also about campaign contributions.