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Winston Churchill

With the Churchills in London

Barry Singer | Posted 12.16.2014 | Arts
Barry Singer

Lo (and behold), I found myself in London last month, standing before The Great Door to St. James Palace at dusk, more or less expecting to be let in. Which I was! Straight off, I took a wrong turn, gravitating toward a bunch of bobbies and a man with a clipboard.

What Can Winston Churchill Teach Us About Depression?

Seth Adam Smith | Posted 12.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Seth Adam Smith

When you think of Sir Winston Churchill and President Roosevelt, please consider this incredible irony: They were two leaders that faced tremendous challenges. One of them struggled with the darkness of depression; the other was bound to a wheelchair.

Start Living Life to the Fullest: Powerful Phrases to Inspire you to Spiritual Greatness

Jesica L. Santos | Posted 11.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Jesica L. Santos

I have selected 75 phrases that have had a profound impact in my life throughout the years. It is my sincere hope that they will deeply inspire you to reach a higher level of awareness and lasting fulfillment in your life in all the realms.

A Trustworthy Press Is the Immune System of Democracy

Craig Newmark | Posted 11.24.2014 | Media
Craig Newmark

Do your best to get it right. If you do, great. If you don't, admit you got it wrong, fix it, even if hard, and try harder next time. And we should reward journalists and press outlets that are practicing good, honest journalism.

The Imitation Game: World War II Like You Never Knew

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 11.19.2014 | Arts
Lisa Kaas Boyle

The Imitation Game is a well crafted, beautifully shot and acted World War II film that tells the behind the scenes story of how we won the war: a story that remained secret for 50 years.

Can America Be Saved? # 2 Not If We're Blind to the One Force That Can Turn This Battle Around

Andy Schmookler | Posted 11.13.2014 | Politics
Andy Schmookler

Tragically -- and it is indeed one of the great tragedies of American history -- as soon as he became president, Obama left behind that powerful force of the spirit into which he'd tapped as a candidate. As the Republicans tried out their "make him fail" strategy in opposition, he did nothing to rally America to its better angels.

The Top 10 Best Political Leaders We Need Right Now

Culturalist | Posted 11.03.2014 | Politics
Culturalist

It's Election Day once again, our annual reminder that we do technically need somebody running the country.

Trump l'oeil: The Donald Masquerades as Mental Health Expert

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 12.17.2014 | Politics
Robert David Jaffee

President Obama, as I have written before, may possess a naïve, almost absurd, belief that the law and diplomacy can settle everything. But President Obama is not psychotic.

Richard Tanner Conquers Hollywood With His Small Parts

Xaque Gruber | Posted 12.12.2014 | Los Angeles
Xaque Gruber

Tanner confesses he still doesn't know where he fits into Hollywood, and that he's never been the kind of actor who waits for the phone to ring -- so he's created his own production company, the first project being Small Parts.

Is Adversity Foe or Friend? -- Answer the 3 Questions of the Entrepreneurial Challenge

Steven Crandell | Posted 11.13.2014 | Business
Steven Crandell

It's not just entrepreneurs that can turn adversity into opportunity. All people face startup-like challenges. And we all benefit from learning and perseverance. I believe much hinges on how we exercise our free will to create a personal resiliency.

Politics, Storytellers and Milltowns: Chatting With Kinky Friedman, Billy Joe Shaver and Mark Erelli

Mike Ragogna | Posted 10.28.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Kinky Friedman: Well, for one thing I'm going totally f**king deaf, which is a good thing. I only care about two things, and they are Libya and Charlie Sheen. Also, if you're going deaf and you're imaginative, you can think of more interesting things for people to say rather than what they're really saying.

These Are Some Of History's Classiest Burns

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 08.29.2014 | Comedy

For as long as humans have been on this Earth, human-ing it up, we've had no shortage of insults thrown back and forth at one another. But it's one th...

Rex Ryan and Winston Churchill

Aristotle Tziampiris | Posted 10.25.2014 | Sports
Aristotle Tziampiris

NY Jets Head Coach Rex Ryan has been called many things. Churchillian isn't one of them. It should. The similarities with the former British Prime Minister are almost uncanny.

United States of ... Spain?

Guillermo Fesser | Posted 09.29.2014 | World
Guillermo Fesser

The Spanish legacy in the US is something nobody seems to have a clue about. Neither Americans, nor Spaniards. Two thirds of the actual territory of the U.S. was once under Spanish rule, and for some reason, that fascinating part of history has never been told.

Wars of the Roses: Stormbird: A Talk With Conn Iggulden

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 09.21.2014 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Conn Iggulden is internationally known for his historical fiction. Now, he's begun the Wars of the Roses series with the first of three books, Stormbird.

Lincoln, FDR, and the Power of the Well-Timed Vacation

Arianna Huffington | Posted 09.12.2014 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

It's the middle of summer, which means two things: all over the country people are going on vacation, and Washington, D.C. is a mess. Might part of the reason be that, while most people recognize the benefits of unplugging, recharging, and renewing in the summer, our politicians spend the season tethered to the same hamster wheel, including endless calls and events begging for money? The deficits we should be demanding that Washington focuses on are our leaders' deficits: energy, creativity, insight and wisdom. And summer is the perfect time to build up a surplus. I'm happy to see that President Obama will be taking a few weeks vacation in August. Maybe he can reserve some bipartisan bunk beds and take a few Republicans with him. We could certainly use a few masterpieces born of refueling.

Iraq, Syria, and Today's Other Killfests: The Great War as the Tragic Gift that Keeps on Giving

Doug Bandow | Posted 09.07.2014 | World
Doug Bandow

The morning of June 28, 1914 dawned bright for most Europeans. By sunset a geopolitical cataclysm loomed. World War I demonstrated the importance of saying no. Any of the great powers could have stopped the march toward war. America could have refused to join the parade after it started. The world would have been a better place had one or all done so. Today, Washington is filled with routine proposals for new interventions: bombing campaigns, foreign invasions, and military occupations. Most seem unlikely to trigger a new world war. But a century ago no one expected an assassination in a distant Balkan province to do so either. That is reason enough for Americans to make war truly a last resort.

Remembering Her Ladyship: Mary Soames

Barry Singer | Posted 08.12.2014 | Arts
Barry Singer

The loss of Lady Mary Soames, Winston Churchill's youngest daughter and last surviving child, who died on May 31 at the age of 91, deprives the world of its finest direct Churchillian link. For me, it also draws to a close a very sweet friendship.

Turning Dreams Into Reality: Keep on Truckin'

Heather Martin | Posted 08.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Heather Martin

How many of us in our 30s, 40s, 50s, or even 20s, think that we have hopelessly lost our way? I certainly hope it doesn't take me until 60 to live a defining moment, but if it does, I would rather spend my life pursuing my passion than settle for something that is less than what I want.

Why We Should Pay Attention to Obama's Visit in Europe

Aurelia Condrat | Posted 08.02.2014 | Politics
Aurelia Condrat

The U.S. presence in Europe, its extension towards Eastern countries, makes countries like France and Germany to adopt a non-American attitude. This attitude is manifested by some European States afraid not to lose their sovereignty.

Winston Churchill's Daughter Dies

AP | Posted 06.01.2014 | World

LONDON (AP) — Mary Soames, the last surviving child of British World War II leader Winston Churchill, has died. She was 91. Her son Nicholas Soames...

The Ukraine: What Would Churchill Do?

Barry Singer | Posted 07.30.2014 | Politics
Barry Singer

Would Winston Churchill have sent troops in to stop Vladimir Putin's grab for the Crimea? Those still calling for military action love to draw parallels with Churchill's early and unyielding opposition to Hitler during the run-up to World War II.

Honor the Fallen President

Nigel Hamilton | Posted 07.27.2014 | Books
Nigel Hamilton

The story of FDR as U.S. Commander in Chief is a heroic war story of a president who had already overcome great adversity in facing polio, but who went on to take the reins of our armed forces in the greatest conflagration in human history -- on our behalf.

What Winston Churchill and Refrigerator Magnets Can Teach You About Getting Through Your Divorce

Christina Pesoli | Posted 07.16.2014 | Divorce
Christina Pesoli

Often, when you are going through a divorce, the road is so terrible that you feel you don't have it in you to take another step. But you have to, because if you stop, you'll only extend the amount of time you have to spend on that really crappy road.

'Why' Is Overrated in Recovery and Relapse Prevention

Tara Fass | Posted 07.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Tara Fass

There was a time in the 1970s when the term "analysis paralysis" was in vogue. Though too young to fully understand what it meant, I now know what th...