With some 28 million businesses operating in the small business sector as far back as 2010, it was only a matter of time before an entire industry was born to meet their lending needs. Naturally, as the effects of the recession slowed,...
You've undoubtedly heard a lot about the recent Republican National Convention in Cleveland. But there was another convention last week, and it couldn't have been more different. Thousands of delegates convened in Minneapolis for the American Federation of Teachers' biennial convention, where we commemorated the AFT's...
As in many cities around the country, Black Lives Matter held a demonstration in Dallas to protest the police shootings of two more black men, Alton Sterling of Louisiana and Philando Castile of Minnesota. During the demonstration, Micah Xavier Johnson, an Army veteran who served in Afghanistan, mounted his own...
Sue Groenewegen is dressing conservatively. Dan Church plans to blend in. And Robin Smith is wearing “less bling.” It was bound to happen, with all the recent incidents of terrorism and dire State Department warnings. The last thing anyone wants to do this summer, it seems, is...
When a DirecTV dish damages Dianna Bush Nix’s roof, the company agrees to pay her for the repairs. But more than a year later, why is she stuck with a $3,695 bill? Question: My roof was damaged by a DirecTV dish more than a year ago. I...
By James M. Dorsey A Turkish demand that Pakistan close 28 primary and secondary schools associated with controversial, self-exiled Turkish preacher Fethullah Gulen has put the government in Islamabad in a quandary as it attempts to get a grip on an education sector in which militant Islamists and jihadists figure...
Recep Tayyip Erdogan has ruled Turkey for more than a decade. He should be enjoying his time of triumph. He towers above the political system, able to create and dismiss governments at will.
Beauty Advice For Women,
How To Have Youthful Skin,
At 52 I can already see the signs of aging on my skin. It's not always easy to embrace a new fine line or wrinkle and a sagging neck. But I also realize that I'm lucky. I have a pretty healthy-looking complexion. And this is the result of a lifetime of taking care of it.
Majestic Theater Detroit,
There's something majestic about the music of the London, England-based band Daughter that sweeps you into an enigmatic world of emotion. The trio, fronted by Elena Tonra with guitarist Igor Haefeli and drummer Remy Aguilella, has progressed into a fuller sound...
I am one of the many residents of the former Soviet Union who has become upset with Donald Trump's signals that he would let the Russians stomp on its neighbors if he were U.S. president.
In a time when the American news media focused on reporting facts, rather than entertaining the public, iconic broadcast journalist Walter Cronkite made a comment about American values and education that seems even more powerful today.
This week the nation came one step closer to giving itself over to the most dangerous and unstable potential leader in U.S. history, as Donald Trump "humbly" accepted the Republican presidential nomination - so humbly, in fact, that he went on to claim that "I alone can fix" America. It capped a week of nightly disarray - with Trump more than living up to the "chaos candidate" title given to him by Jeb Bush. But what shone through the most in his endless and largely shouted speech was fear - fear of immigrants, fear of diversity, fear of the nation America has become. The key refrain was "again," with Trump promising to make America "strong again," "proud again," "safe again." Never mind that America is actually, for instance, very safe - despite recent upticks, crime is still at historic lows. Trump the builder was building a sinister vision of a lost Eden, one that's been taken away by the scary, dangerous Other. And his calls for unity were unity by removal of the other. Trump has rebranded America as a dark, hostile, pessimistic, fearful place. And he only wins by building that place in our minds. But, to paraphrase FDR, we have nothing to fear but the manipulation and cynical nurturing of fear. Trump is, in essence, shorting America. That's his bet. And that's the bet we must reject - not only at the polls but in our minds and hearts.
Movie Review - Jackie K Cooper "Ice Age: Collision Course" (20th Century Fox) "Ice Age: Collision Course" is the latest in the "Ice Age" series of movies. It all began in 2002 and "Collision Course" is the fifth installment. The story of Manny the Mammoth, Sid the Sloth and...
What strategic value does Tim Kaine bring to the Clinton campaign? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. Answer by Terrence Yang, 2008 Obama elector, delegate, AAPI finance co-chair, on Quora:
The HFC talks in Vienna wound up early Sunday morning with strong progress towards a Montreal Protocol amendment to phase down these super potent climate pollutants, and high expectations that the deal will be sealed in Kigali, Rwanda, this October. Phasing down HFCs is the...
Harvard Business Review,
Depending on the year you start counting, the lifespan of a Fortune 500 company has gone from 75 years to just 15. In our fast-moving ever-changing world, new technologies and products are disrupting businesses and entire industries at an accelerating rate. Internet The Internet has been a...
By Isabel Dibble I felt like an outcast. But my journal became my refuge. My journal explored the challenges of moving from Chicago to Potomac in sixth grade-- from a school filled with friends and a diversity of outfits to a place...
Madina, in a blue burqa, is a recovering multi-drug-resistant TB patient from Logar province in Afghanistan. Her nephew Khairullah helps her double-check the dosage of her monthly pack of TB medicine before they leave the hospital. Ahmad A. Fakhri/ UNDP Afghanistan Kabul, Afghanistan-- A...
For some time now, I've been concerned that while Pope Francis was awfully good at improving the tone of the church, he hasn't done much to actually change things. You know, by issuing Papal edicts.
No political victory can change the difficult fact of being stuck here together, which is why we have politics in the first place.