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Richard (RJ) Eskow

Health Care is a Right, Not a Business

Richard (RJ) Eskow | August 30, 2016 | Politics
Financial columnist Megan McArdle recently wrote a column entitled "Healthcare Is a Business, Not a Right." She was responding to a tweet from financial writer Helaine Olen, which she quotes as: "The health of Americans should not be a profit center. Health care is a right. Full stop." Health...

STEEL RAIN - Prologue

Spottoon | August 30, 2016 | Entertainment
The news of Kim Jong-Il's death from Pyongyang leads to a coup in North Korea. While the hawks in the North Korean military push the Korean peninsula to the brink of an all-out nuclear war, Park, an assistant secretary at Blue House and the President's nephew in Seoul, finds himself at the very crux of international power game surrounding the peninsula. With his pregnant wife held as hostage in North Korea, Park has to play his own game of confidence and tricks - It's a showdown with a nuclear war at stake.
Charu Sharma

Going Against the Flow: Purva Gupta, CEO of Lilyapp

Charu Sharma | August 29, 2016 | Style
Purva Gupta is the Co-founder & CEO of Lily. Lily helps women discover & buy clothes according to their emotions and perceptions about their own body. Purva's team has built the industry's first algorithm that uses advanced machine learning to match emotions, preferences, and perceptions to clothes in...
William Bradley

Bourne, Again: Leftish Spy Thriller Scores While Other Summer Tentpoles Fall

William Bradley | August 29, 2016 | Entertainment
In this year of mostly misfiring big budget genre films, the rather belated return of star Matt Damon and director Paul Greengrass to the 'Jason Bourne' espionage franchise is a rare solid success. Yet, though it is much better than a surprising number of carping reviewers think, it feels like...
 John Ross

Why Are China and India Growing So Fast? State Investment

John Ross | August 29, 2016 | World
BEIJING -- Both countries demonstrate a common pattern of development different from that of the slowly growing West.
Evelyn Leopold

Will Portugal's Guterres Be The New UN Secretary-General?

Evelyn Leopold | August 29, 2016 | World
It appears former Portuguese Prime Minister António Guterres will be the next UN secretary-general to succeed Ban Ki-moon. But this is not a sure bet.
Ira Kalb

Brand Damage From Brexit

Ira Kalb | August 29, 2016 | Business
It's two months after the Brexit vote, and the financial damage is continuing. According to Reuters, New York just passed London as the number one place for foreign investors to put their money into commercial real estate. The image...
David L. Phillips

Erdogan's Waterloo: Turkey Invades And Occupies Syria

David L. Phillips | August 29, 2016 | World
President Barack Obama is wary of the pottery barn rule: "You break it, you own it." Supporting Turkey's invasion and occupation of Syria would be a strategic mistake, making the United States a protagonist in Syria's civil war.
Simon Heseltine

D.C. United 6 - 2 Chicago Fire

Simon Heseltine | August 29, 2016 | Sports
D.C. United routed Chicago Fire 6-2 in a game that saw a needless sending off, a flukey deflected goal, and a dominant performance from United.
Dean Baker

Did Obama Threaten National Security In Negotiating TPP?

Dean Baker | August 29, 2016 | Business
President Obama surely knew that the TPP would be highly controversial when it was debated before Congress. Is it really plausible that he did not make it clear to our negotiating partners that he couldn't guarantee approval of the final agreement?
McLean Hospital

Technology: Modern Help for the Aging Mind

McLean Hospital | August 29, 2016 | Healthy Living
McLean Hospital Guest Blogger Ipsit Vahia, MD Digital technology isn't just a domain for younger generations. It also has amazing potential for activating the mind and improving the quality of life in older adults. How do older adults use...

Hospital CEO Pay Rises While Americans Drown in Medical Debt

Healthline | August 29, 2016 | Healthy Living
One in five Americans of working age with health insurance struggled to pay their medical bills in the past year, according to a survey by the Kaiser Family Foundation and The New York Times. Among the uninsured, medical debt is an even bigger problem, with more than half...
The Good Men Project

Just How Do You Think America Became 'Great' In The First Place?

The Good Men Project | August 29, 2016 | Politics
By Jackie Summers The Death of Uncle Owen and Aunt Beru is one of the most iconic scenes in all cinema. Luke Skywalker, then just a simple farm boy on an irrelevant dustbowl of a planet, returns home to find...
Rick Steves

Il Palio Attracts Crowds to Siena

Rick Steves | August 29, 2016 | Travel
Being in Siena for the Palio horse race is really a series of mob scenes. These three photos capture the crush of the crowds. Imagine being in the middle of it all. Imagine catching it on your big TV camera. Imagine enjoying the...
Chris Weigant

Trump Could Change The Entire Immigration Debate, But Probably Won't

Chris Weigant | August 29, 2016 | Politics
Republicans have now, by my count, missed two rather large opportunities to improve their general standing with Latino voters. Donald Trump's speech Wednesday (unless it is further postponed or even cancelled outright, of course) might just become the third big missed opportunity.

How Do We Make Goodness Attractive?

Outspeak | August 29, 2016 | HuffPost Live 321
Life is complicated. As time passes and we grow older, we develop coping mechanisms in order to see the world in a particular way. We use tools like social media to shield ourselves from truly feeling or engaging with others because we're afraid of what we might feel. We're...
William Danvers

Sturm und Drang and the Clinton Foundation

William Danvers | August 29, 2016 | World
The views expressed are strictly those of the author. The irrational antagonism aimed at the Clinton Foundation and Secretary Clinton is enough to make one wonder where the priorities are of those who have made this into an issue of such supposed significance. A few facts are in order: •...
Craig Kielburger

United America: How Young People Are Putting the Country Back Together

Craig Kielburger | August 29, 2016 | Impact
We want WE Day to be an equal playing field, so you don't buy a ticket you earn it through service. Students take action on the issues they care about through a free, yearlong service-learning program that teaches them to lead.
Dr. Darcy Sterling

11 Beliefs That Will Kill Your Relationship

Dr. Darcy Sterling | August 29, 2016 | Queer Voices
This less-than-scientific process of cobbling together relationship theory then creates our belief system of what good relationships look like and what we should expect from our partners. It's not exactly an ideal breeding ground for relationship success.
Ken Reed

Kaepernick's a Patriot and His Critics Are Way Off Base

Ken Reed | August 29, 2016 | Sports
Colin Kaepernick's decision to not stand up for the playing of the national anthem is more courageous and patriotic than anything 99% of his critics have ever done. Kaepernick, a quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, chose not to stand during the playing of the national anthem before a preseason...