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

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 07.22.2014 | 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 07.13.2014 | 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 07.08.2014 | 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 06.12.2014 | 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 06.09.2014 | 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 06.02.2014 | 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 06.04.2014 | 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 05.27.2014 | 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...

Kerry as Churchill

Brent Budowsky | Posted 07.01.2014 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

While commentators grow impatient with Kerry's Churchillian warnings about the consequences of failure in the Middle East peace process, the world might sadly witness how right Kerry is.

Ted Cruz Pulls An April Fools' Day Funny

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 04.01.2014 | Politics

Bring some soap and water for this one. A little more than two weeks after tattooed posters of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) showed up all over Los Angel...

Working to Live, Living to Work

Michael Drew | Posted 04.28.2014 | Business
Michael Drew

Of course, when you're starting out in life, and you have to support yourself, a job is essential, and a BA degree might not get you something to pay the bills. But then again, it just might.

Lessons From an Entrepreneur

Juliet Asante | Posted 04.27.2014 | Business
Juliet Asante

Alas, as the boss, there are lines you do not cross.

Presidents Day, 2014

Nigel Hamilton | Posted 04.16.2014 | Politics
Nigel Hamilton

Traditionally Presidents Day was Washington's birthday. It was celebrated as a public holiday on February 22 each year, in peace or in war. Seventy years ago it was FDR's task to remember his great predecessor.

Was Churchill a Nuclear Visionary?

Graham Farmelo | Posted 04.07.2014 | Science
Graham Farmelo

In the '20s and '30s, before anyone knew how to make atomic bombs, Churchill wrote several widely-read articles that looked forward to the harnessing of the huge amounts of energy stored in atomic nuclei.

There's No Downton It -- Americans Love Brit Culture

Sir Peter Westmacott | Posted 03.15.2014 | Entertainment
Sir Peter Westmacott

Downton is the most watched show in PBS' history, but it's by no means Britain's only success story on U.S. television. Few cultural partnerships can match ours for closeness or longevity.

A Rabbinic Riff on Capitalism (Sparked By the Magnificent Philanthropy of J.K. Rowling)

Rabbi Menachem Creditor | Posted 03.02.2014 | Money
Rabbi Menachem Creditor

JK Rowling has given away about 160 million dollars. That's a lot of good being done by one very good, talented and successful person. You might, th...

Factory Farms Of The Future: Part II

Sonia Faruqi | Posted 12.17.2013 | Food
Sonia Faruqi

Extreme genetic selection, accelerated by artificial insemination, leads farm animals today to yield far more meat, milk, and eggs -- while eating far less -- than they ever have.

Prosperity Knocks

Sir Peter Westmacott | Posted 02.10.2014 | Business
Sir Peter Westmacott

Growth is not as strong as we want it to be. Investment and exports are too low. To take on these issues, we need to keep bearing down on the deficit and making life easier for businesses -- both those already in the UK and international firms that want to invest.

8 Funerals That Showed Us The True Emotion Of A Nation In Mourning

Posted 01.25.2014 | World

Tens of thousands of mourners gathered in South Africa on Tuesday, braving the cold and the rain to bid farewell to the unforgettable Nelson Mandela. ...

Son of 'Random Notes and Fripperies'

Tom Alderman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Comedy
Tom Alderman

Something you won't see in the Alcoholics Anonymous handbook: while staying at the White House during WWII, legendary British Prime Minister Churchil...

A Conversation With Montblanc CEO, Jerome Lambert

Jeryl Brunner | Posted 11.06.2013 | Style
Jeryl Brunner

Since Montblanc was founded in 1906, writers, presidents and popes have relied on their Montblanc pens, watches and other accessories. With such a rich legacy, the challenge remains how to move forward in the 21st Century yet keep Montblanc so classic.

For a Change, Something Nice to Say About the US Congress

Sir Peter Westmacott | Posted 12.31.2013 | Politics
Sir Peter Westmacott

I have had the privilege of being in the Statuary Hall in the U.S. Capitol twice in the last two days -- for two very different events. Both served as reminders of the power and integrity of U.S. democracy at its best.