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The Future of Ukraine -- Civil war?

Elena Ulansky | Posted 04.18.2014 | Politics
Elena Ulansky

The West has not given defensive arms to Ukraine. Instead, it imposed meaningless sanctions and despite its rhetoric it appears to be leaving Ukraine to its own devices to deal with the pro-Russian secession movement.

3 Ways Failure Can Help Build a Business and Mistakes to Avoid

Jason Grill | Posted 04.16.2014 | Small Business
Jason Grill

Life is a journey and not a destination. Failure and mistakes are going to happen along the way.

U.S. to Arm Ukraine? Is Senator McCain Correct?

Elena Ulansky | Posted 04.10.2014 | Politics
Elena Ulansky

No one can pretend to read Putin's mind but one thing is a fact by now: economic sanctions so far have had little impact on Russian leader. Threatening more sanctions if Russia were to invade is not likely to prevent an invasion anymore than it did in Crimea.

From Alligators to Ghost Stories, Here Are 4 Ways to Do Charleston

Fathom | Posted 04.09.2014 | Travel

The beach bum, the adventurer, and every traveler in between will feel at home in Charleston.

Markets Trump Tanks -- The Number One Lesson From Ukraine

Edward Goldberg | Posted 04.04.2014 | World
Edward Goldberg

Globalization and economic integration have created a new weapon and a new deterrent: the potential use of the marketplace against an aggressive nation state.

U.S. Businesses: Take Advantage of the H-1B Visa Before Costs Rise

Umar Akbar Ahmed | Posted 04.01.2014 | Business
Umar Akbar Ahmed

If you are seeking to expand your business with a strong pool of foreign specialists in your field, take advantage of this opportunity before rates increase, and seriously consider the H-1B visa process.

Marijuana Legalization Could Cut Violent Crime

The 420 Times | Posted 03.28.2014 | Politics
The 420 Times

Despite police fears that legal marijuana businesses attract crime, including under-the-table drug dealing, weapons violations and robberies, a new study says the opposite might be the case.

No Sanctions Will Stop Russia-Crimea Reunion

Elena Ulansky | Posted 03.24.2014 | Politics
Elena Ulansky

The annexation of Crimea by Russia is a fact. Neither the threat of sanctions prior to the Crimean referendum, nor the first actual sanctions after Putin signed the treaty accepting Crimea into the Russia, had any effect. These new sanctions announced Thursday are equally meaningless.

U.S. Attorney General Endorses Reduced Sentences for Drug Crimes

The 420 Times | Posted 03.17.2014 | Crime
The 420 Times

On Thursday, United States Attorney General Eric Holder appeared in front of the United States Sentencing Commission to endorse a proposal that would reduce prison sentences for people convicted of dealing drugs.

In the Battle for Crimea Wins... China?

Elena Ulansky | Posted 03.17.2014 | World
Elena Ulansky

One of the unintended consequences of sanctions will be the acceleration of warming of the relations between China and Russia. Despite China's long held policy that no country should interfere in another's internal affairs, it unexpectedly abstained from the United Nations draft condemning Crimea referendum.

Will Crimeans Be Offered Russian Passports After March 17?

Elena Ulansky | Posted 03.12.2014 | Politics
Elena Ulansky

The United States should view the referendum in Crimea as it would if Scotland or Catalonia voted to secede from their respective countries. Perhaps American interests would be better served by objecting to the occupation by Russia and not the referendum.

Neither Sanctions Nor Loans Will Solve the Crimean Occupation

Elena Ulansky | Posted 03.05.2014 | Politics
Elena Ulansky

At the moment it appears that whether unlawful or not the occupation of Crimea will not end because of military or economic sanctions by the EU and the United States. Loans will prevent the collapse of Ukraine.

Occupation of Crimea, Is this a Sea of Change?

Elena Ulansky | Posted 03.04.2014 | Business
Elena Ulansky

One of the responses of the Obama administration to the largest crisis in contemporary relations between Russia and the United States might be to curtail America's largest oil company Exxon Mobil from continuing its joint venture with Russia's largest oil company Rosneft.

The USA Has a Monarchy. Let It Have a Glorious Revolution

Robin Koerner | Posted 02.27.2014 | Politics
Robin Koerner

This year marks the 1,000th anniversary of political liberty. When the United States began, the tradition in which it was founded was already 762 year...

Feds Open Banks for MMJ Business

The 420 Times | Posted 02.18.2014 | Politics
The 420 Times

The Obama administration just said yes to banking for marijuana businesses in cannabis-legal states.

The Beatles Rock the British Embassy Yet Again, 50 Years On

Sir Peter Westmacott | Posted 02.18.2014 | Entertainment
Sir Peter Westmacott

Five decades on from The Ed Sullivan Show, the effect is still with us. The British Invasion may have started with the Beatles, but it certainly didn't end with them.

Illegal Wildlife Trade Threatens Global Security

Patrick Davies | Posted 02.18.2014 | Green
Patrick Davies

Almost five hundred years ago, in 1515, the German artist Albrecht Dürer made a woodcut of a rhinoceros that has become famous throughout the world. The exotic image delighted Europe in its own day. Centuries later, it was still being published in biology textbooks.

Presidents Day?

Adam Dubowsky | Posted 02.18.2014 | Comedy
Adam Dubowsky

It's Presidents Day! The day we celebrate our founding fathers the way they would've wanted -- by giving 10 percent off all appliances $397 or more at...

#TeamUSA Provides a Whole New Olympic Experience

Kayla Hedman | Posted 04.12.2014 | Sports
Kayla Hedman

It astounds me when professional athletes are younger than me, like 18-year-old Tucker West and 19-year-olds Summer Britcher and Aidan Kelly; I envy all that they've accomplished as I am planted on my sofa, shoveling guacamole into my mouth.

Get Ready For Tears 'Psych' Fans

Posted 02.10.2014 | TV

It's a sad time for "Psych" fans, knowing that the current season will be its last. After eight seasons, "Psych" is finally coming to an end, but n...

The Most Important Trip for Men is Meeting Women Halfway

Iram Ganju | Posted 04.09.2014 | Impact
Iram Ganju

Women continue to struggle for their equal rights, their reproductive and human rights against domestic violence, maternity leave, sexual harassment, and sexual violence.

USA, Canada Headed For Another Gold Medal Matchup In Women's Hockey

AP | JIMMY GOLEN | Posted 02.06.2014 | Sports

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Canada and the United States. The United States and Canada. Since women's ice hockey became an Ol...

Fear And Loathing In West Virginia

Pat LaMarche | Posted 04.06.2014 | Green
Pat LaMarche

While waiting for science to answer questions for 300,000 West Virginians, restaurants, clinics, and other water-based businesses -- those that can afford the cost of bottled water -- will likely outlast this crisis. Some restaurateurs, like Meena Anada, who owns Little India with her husband Harish, may use bottled water forever.

When Traveling, Don't Forget About the 'Whoops Money'

Christina Kelly | Posted 04.05.2014 | Travel
Christina Kelly

The bottom line is, no matter how much you prepare for your trip, there will always be whoopses. In a way, our 'whoops' moments made for the funniest parts of our trip. Instead of feeling angry towards them, learn to embrace the whoops.

'Nichification' and More Alter Mostly Mobile Classifieds

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 04.03.2014 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Here's a new one: 'nichification' in classified advertisements. As if they weren't already categorized into assorted and sundry. Except now they're more than the print variety to which so many of us have grown accustomed.