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Young Professionals in Foreign Policy

Our Eternal Enemy: We Must Stop the New Cold War

Young Professionals in Foreign Policy | September 24, 2016 | World
By David Wemer When nineteen-year-old American swimmer Lilly King emerged from the pool after winning the women's 100-meter backstroke at the Rio Olympics, she became not only a gold-medalist, but also a...
Paul J. Croce

An Economy that Grows Anger

Paul J. Croce | September 24, 2016 | Politics
This election season has revealed a lot of anger in the electorate directed against establishment thinking and establishment figures in each party. Ted Cruz defied the Republican establishment for not living up to traditional values. Donald Trump continues to defy the Republican establishment for not being tough enough on immigration...
The Conversation US

Five key debate moments that altered the course of a presidential race

The Conversation US | September 24, 2016 | Politics
Robert Speel, Pennsylvania State University Every presidential election year in my American Political Campaigns and Elections course, I get an opportunity to spend a full lecture discussing with students some of the famous moments from historic presidential debates. I explain to students that...
Doug Bandow

Clinton And Trump, Call Your Office: America's Bipartisan Policy Of Perpetual War Has Failed To Deliver Peace

Doug Bandow | September 24, 2016 | World
The last three administrations have followed a bipartisan policy of constant war. Unfortunately, the consequences have been ugly: every intervention has laid the groundwork for more conflict.
Melissa Bartick

Police Endorsement Of Trump Shows Black Lives Don't Matter

Melissa Bartick | September 24, 2016 | Politics
When one group of Americans is brutalized, there is no "justice for all." Every American is at risk. But last straw came when the Fraternal Order of Police chose to endorse Donald Trump for President.
Jim Selman

Don't Take DeBait

Jim Selman | September 24, 2016 | Politics
Don't Take DeBait As we approach the upcoming first debate between Hillary and Donald, few expect much beyond more spectacle and another news cycle in this already tedious media frenzy that is revealing the dark side of our collective consciousness just about everyplace we look. We can...
Taylor Dibbert

Sri Lanka's President Misses an Opportunity at the UN

Taylor Dibbert | September 24, 2016 | World
Sri Lanka's Maithripala Sirisena spoke at the United Nations (UN) on Wednesday. Mr. Sirisena touched on economic development, poverty, drugs and more. It was a brief speech. However, Mr. Sirisena could have at least attempted to make a clear, articulate case for the most important aspects of the...
David Hinckley

Power Stars Talk About the Season Finale, While They're Still Alive To Do It

David Hinckley | September 24, 2016 | Entertainment
Starz's intense drama Power wraps up its third season Sunday (9 p.m. ET) in its favorite situation, with a neon target blinking on pretty much everyone's back. That especially includes James St. Patrick (Omari Hardwick), better known as Ghost, who has fallen...
Robert Scheer

Robert Scheer And Journalist David Cay Johnston Discuss The Duplicity Of Trump

Robert Scheer | September 24, 2016 | Politics
Donald Trump's success and presidential candidacy are not an accident. They are the result of a rigged financial system.
Eileen Shields-West

Moments That Can Change A Debate And The Race

Eileen Shields-West | September 24, 2016 | Politics
It all comes down to style, tone and substance. Debate moments can change the race, as they have in the past.
Regina Weinreich

Rebecca Hall in Christine: "If it bleeds, it leads"

Regina Weinreich | September 24, 2016 | Entertainment
Christine, Antonio Campos' new movie from a script by Craig Shilowich may be the Room of the current season: an indie film that breaks out onto the main awards stage. A riveting portrait based on the disturbing, true story of Christine Chubbuck, a newsroom reporter in 1974 Sarasota, Florida, the...
Melonie DeRose

Why I Shed Tears At Adele's Concert And Felt More Empowered Than Ever

Melonie DeRose | September 24, 2016 | Women
Thank you, Adele for being honest and for showing women it's perfectly fine to just be yourself. Thank you for being a role model who gives us the permission and confidence that goes along with it.
Marianna Glynska

Career Versus Motherhood: Should Women Choose Between The Two?

Marianna Glynska | September 24, 2016 | Women
Being a woman, I feel lucky to be living in the twenty-first century, the time that gives much more opportunities for women. It's hard to imagine nowadays that it wasn't always like that, and there were times when women were not allowed to go to the university and their main task was to stay at home, cook and look after the children.
David L. Nevins

Leadership In Crisis

David L. Nevins | September 24, 2016 | Politics
We are witnessing the most dysfunctional campaign for the presidency in our lifetime. Does anyone really believe that despite the promises by all candidates that they will solve our problems that the real solutions to our nation's problems will actually result? Unlikely.
Dr. Jamie Williamson

Want A Future? Choose Forgiveness, Not Fighting

Dr. Jamie Williamson | September 24, 2016 | Divorce
My friend Mike confided to me yesterday that he and his wife of over 20 years are getting a divorce.   Although the split was her idea, he was quick to choose to forgive her and focus on building a stable future for himself, his wife, and their children. 
Kelly Stone

The World Agreed to Tackle Climate Change, But What Comes Next?

Kelly Stone | September 24, 2016 | Green
The Paris Agreement is legally binding, but each country gets to set their individual target and how they want to go about meeting it. This may seem like a strange approach, but was necessary to keep big countries like the United States involved in the process.
Sonya Matejko

What Having A Bad Day In New York City Is Like

Sonya Matejko | September 24, 2016 | Women
With the skyline in front of me, I remembered: I live here. And I can't just exist here. I need to thrive here. So I'm going to keep messing up until I find the right solution and I'm going to keep creating disasters until someone calls it talent.
Lisa Katz

Why Do We Spend So Much on Clothing When We Really Prefer To Be In Yoga Pants?

Lisa Katz | September 24, 2016 | Women
I suppose the truth lies in the stretch that those yoga pants offer. It's not just yoga pants though. I would be just as content in sweatpants or really anything with elastic that can be shimmied up instead of zipped up.
Jonathan Lash

De-Grading: Why Do Schools Use Grades That Teach Nothing?

Jonathan Lash | September 24, 2016 | Education
The survey also revealed long-term benefits of narrative evaluations. One alum, now a professor, said grades don't mean much at the large university where she's teaching. "Narrative evaluations mean more to students and say more about them," she wrote.
Edward Muzio

Quit Dumbing Me Down, and Do Something Great Instead: An Open Letter to Facebook

Edward Muzio | September 24, 2016 | Business
You could, you know. You could be one of the organizing forces of the evolution of humanity over the next century. But, first, you have to get off the middle school playground. You have to let go of your identity as that guy who calls himself Crazy Larry and throws confetti at the camera to sell used cars. You have to get a little more mature, yourself.