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Joseph A. Palermo

Mylan Epipen Rip-off Exposes the Illegitimacy of American Capitalism

Joseph A. Palermo | August 28, 2016 | Politics
Few business practices better illustrate the illegitimacy of our current system of rentier-capitalism than the pharmaceutical giant Mylan jacking up the price of Epipens. It's the outcome of a rigged system that would be prohibited in any nation with a national health care system....
Mehmet Oz, M.D.

For Presidential Candidates, 70 is the new 45

Mehmet Oz, M.D. | August 28, 2016 | Healthy Living
by Dr. Mehmet Oz & Dr. Michael Roizen Controversy blossomed this week surrounding the health of our presidential candidates. That's because we're heading into this fall's presidential election knowing relatively little about the medical history of either major-party candidate, and at 68 and 70, respectively, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump...
David Seaman

Wikileaks Revealed Massive Political Corruption: Where's The Coverage?

David Seaman | August 28, 2016 | Business
The corporate media, especially the television media, has not been adequately covering the scope of the latest Wikileaks batch of emails. Especially since some of the revelations may have a material impact on the upcoming presidential election in the United States, many feel these Wikileaks documents should be discussed in-depth...

Why I March: From 1963 To Today

Rep. John Lewis | August 28, 2016 | Politics
We knew on that bridge in Selma that we were staring down a pivotal moment in history. I believe the same is true in 2016.

Why I March: From 1963 To Today

Rep. John Lewis | August 28, 2016 | Politics
We knew on that bridge in Selma that we were staring down a pivotal moment in history. I believe the same is true in 2016.
Robert S. McElvaine

The "Race to the Bottom" Has Only One Runner

Robert S. McElvaine | August 28, 2016 | Media
Jackson, Mississippi. The media have decided that the presidential campaign is a "race to the bottom" in which both campaigns are engaged in "mudslinging" and voters are, rightly, equally disgusted with the way the two major party candidates are behaving. This assessment is...
Tim Giago

Modern Day Activists Call it 'Historic Trauma'

Tim Giago | August 28, 2016 | Education
Notes from Indian Country By Tim Giago (Nanwica Kciji - Stands Up For Them) What has been the long-term impact of the Indian boarding school experiment? I say experiment because over the past 125 years the Indian people have been used for many social, educational and welfare...
Richard Crepeau

Sport and Society for Arete - Football Returns

Richard Crepeau | August 28, 2016 | Sports
The Olympics in Rio are over and the tales of the ridiculous and the sublime will now fade into the background. Our fascination with swimmers and gymnasts and the many and varied tales of obstacles overcome will give way to the sports that occupy the American fan on a regular...
Sidonie Sawyer

A Visit To The Charming Montmartre Museum And The Renoir Gardens.

Sidonie Sawyer | August 28, 2016 | Travel
There is more to Montmartre than the famed Pigalle hot red center - hot as in sexy - although with the French canicule (heat wave) at his worst right now, it's literally hot! hot! hot! in Paris, but that will not...
David Seaman

Hillary Clinton's Health Is Superb (Aside From Seizures, Lesions, Adrenaline Pens)

David Seaman | August 28, 2016 | Business
Hillary Clinton: Stronger Together. How strong? Well, the great woman's health is excellent, superb even. Her heart and mind one hundred thousand times stronger than the strongest beams of steel that built our great American cities more than a century ago. Her soul a shining exemplar of selflessness, service, and...
Magda Abu-Fadil

Charlie Lives On at "Chaplin's World"

Magda Abu-Fadil | August 28, 2016 | Entertainment
The Tramp, The Immigrant, the comedian, the actor, the writer, the musician, the composer, the director, the husband, the father, the genius. The legendary Charles Chaplin (Abu-Fadil) Charlie Chaplin was that and more. It's only fitting that the museum celebrating...
Byron Williams

Navigating Welfare Reform, Poverty is Tricky Business

Byron Williams | August 28, 2016 | Impact
Welfare reform, perhaps the signature legislation of Bill Clinton's presidency, recently celebrated its 20th anniversary. The use of the word "celebrated" would depend greatly on who was asked. The Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act transformed an open-ended cash assistance program to a finite program that attached benefits to...
Georgianne Nienaber

Spirit Wins and Media Lies Lose at Standing Rock Protest

Georgianne Nienaber | August 28, 2016 | Green
"We are tipis going up to see the stars. Enjoying the campfire with drums in the distance. Who can ask for more this very blessed night." ~~An Elder at the Standing Rock Main Camp, Cannon Ball ND Smells of sweet burning sage linger in the late evening and drift...
Irene Michaels


Irene Michaels | August 28, 2016 | Healthy Living
PHOTO COURTESY OF IRENE MICHAELS Diet is a necessary component in both physical and mental health. It is what determines how physically and mentally fit you are for coping with the daily challenges of life. All of us want to feel...
Laurie Levy

Back To School: She Spent The Summer Binge Watching

Laurie Levy | August 28, 2016 | Fifty
A mother walks into the living room where her pre-teen daughter sprawled on the couch, glued to the TV. Mom is carrying a newly purchased backpack, and states smugly, "She spent the summer binge-watching. Soon she'll be binge-studying." Why do I hate this commercial? Let me count the ways.
Michael D. Shaw

The Key To Leaving Stress Behind In Retirement

Michael D. Shaw | August 28, 2016 | Fifty
"Most people focus on the 70 percent they will keep, not the spending they will give up. They aren't prepared for the changes that will be required in their lifestyles. When they eventually are confronted by the specifics they have to cut, they are unhappy."
Frank Breslin

Teaching the Greeks and Critical Thinking - Part 10: The Afterlife

Frank Breslin | August 28, 2016 | Education
Teacher: Let's say that you're a high-school senior intent on going to college, but you learn from your doctor that you have only six months to live. [Pause] Four questions: How would you spend these last six months of your life? What would you do differently? What would no longer...

Why This Expat Opened An Irish Bar-- In Medellín | August 28, 2016 | Fifty
"How many people say, 'I have a dream to own a bar?'" asks Patrick, owner of the Irish bar that bears his name. "Well, I actually did it." Patrick, now 53, bought the bar in 2007 as a way to plan for his retirement. He has since transformed it into one of the most popular expat hangouts in the city.
Neil Morisetti

New UN S-G Must Realize That Climate Change Threatens Our World

Neil Morisetti | August 28, 2016 | World
A Secretary-General prepared to integrate a response to the risk posed by climate change across the UN will have the best chance at delivering peace during these turbulent times. International security today is dependent on understanding the effects of climate change on people's prosperity within states and relations between states.
Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

Russia First Foreign Military to Use Iran's Soil Since WWll

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh | August 27, 2016 | World
Iran Constitution's article 146 stipulates "The establishment of any kind of foreign military base in Iran, even for peaceful purposes, is forbidden." Nevertheless, Iranian leaders appear to have violated this crucial article. No foreign power has used Iran's soil and territories as a base for military operations since...