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Doug Bandow

America's Feel-Good Sanctions Policy toward North Korea

Doug Bandow | July 28, 2016 | World
Dealing with North Korea brings to mind Sisyphus, the mythological Greek king condemned for eternity to roll a stone up a hill, only to watch it roll back down. Whatever the U.S. does, Kim Jong-un again will fire missiles, test nukes, and threaten to lay waste to his enemies. Now...
Joe Peyronnin

Barack Obama: Passing the Baton

Joe Peyronnin | July 28, 2016 | Politics
"America is already great," President Barack Obama proclaimed to delegates at the Democratic Convention is his speech that highlighted his accomplishments in office, attacked Donald Trump, and enthusiastically endorsed Hillary Clinton to be his successor. The president's speech was brilliantly written and masterfully delivered. Delegates welcomed the president with...
Dana Beyer

Deep Impact

Dana Beyer | July 28, 2016 | Politics
We are in the midst of a clash of civilizations. Not in the Samuel Huntington sense, of East vs. West, or Muslim vs. Christian, but in the basic political philosophical sense of constitutional democracy vs. fascist authoritarianism. November 8th stands as a potential extinction-level event. Just writing that bit of...
Michael Rosenblum

Donald Trump is Bad News

Michael Rosenblum | July 28, 2016 | Media
image courtesy Wikileaks and Michael Vadon Donald Trump is probably going to be elected, He is probably going to be elected because he is running on a platform of fear. He promises to be the 'Law and Order' candidate, because crime is rampant...

ISKRA - Ep.3

Spottoon | July 28, 2016 | Entertainment
A mysterious boy named Song Jiang takes part in a revolution of young heroes, who are trying to change the evils in the world and fight against false leaders.
John W. Traphagan

GOP's Approach to Reducing College Debt is Wrong-Headed

John W. Traphagan | July 28, 2016 | Education
A recent study by the Bookings Institution raised questions about the extent to which students who graduate from college are actually facing the kind of crushing debt that is typically presented with anecdotal evidence by the media and politicians. The report indicates that only 7 percent of young-adult...
Miriam Rivera

3 Ways We Can Increase Diversity In Corporate America

Miriam Rivera | July 28, 2016 | Latino Voices
Diversity in corporate leadership, especially among fast-growth companies, is no longer a nice-to-have, a buzz-word, or a marketing ploy. It’s an economic necessity. Research has shown that with greater diversity comes greater financial returns for our companies. That comes as no surprise since diverse teams – from leadership...
Lisa Snedeker

Don't Miss These Acts at FloydFest 16

Lisa Snedeker | July 28, 2016 | Entertainment
FloydFest 16 kicks off today with headliners Greg Allman, Warren Haynes, Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers, Railroad Earth, Anders Osborne, Greensky Bluegrass and Pimps of Joytime along with newcomers Shakey Graves, The Wood Brothers, Elephant Revival and the Monophonics. Other artists...
Sally Brown

Methane basics

Sally Brown | July 27, 2016 | Science
What do you, cows, digesters and landfills all have in common? You all/ we all make methane gas. The methane in landfill is the same as 'clean fuel' natural gas. It is the same as the gas in anaerobic digesters. It is the same stuff that cows and people produce...
David Seaman

Bitcoin Could Actually Skyrocket Here

David Seaman | July 27, 2016 | Business
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I don't like what I'm seeing in Bitcoin recently. Or, more specifically, what I'm seeing is very good news for Bitcoin holders potentially - which is bad news for a more diversified user like me, as I reduced my bitcoin balance at around $661.20. But now, at $654, I'm uniquely...
Lisa Snedeker

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Hears A Different Kind of Argument

Lisa Snedeker | July 27, 2016 | Entertainment
Wouldn't you agree that the losing litigant in a trial rife with falsities and error -- from an imposter judge to undeniable anti-Semitism -- deserves an appeal? U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg does. That's why today, July 27, at the intersection...
Leigh M. Clark

I'm Not Alright, But It's Going To Be Okay....

Leigh M. Clark | July 27, 2016 | Women
It dawned on me that I've never met the child who I will be the parent to one day. Perhaps it won't be born of my body, but it will be born of my soul. I hope to one day float with them on a Saturday morning, hopefully not watching their heartbreak.
Aaron Jay Ledesma

Make An Educated Vote This Election

Aaron Jay Ledesma | July 27, 2016 | Politics
Emotions are high and a lot is at stake, but here are some things I hope my peers understand on the road to November.
Elizabeth Ames

Against the Odds: Growing the Number of Women in Technology

Elizabeth Ames | July 27, 2016 | Technology
Small wins can add up to big gains for diversity in the workplace Big technology companies like Facebook and Google are no strangers to the media, but lately they've made headlines not for new product announcements or earnings reports, but for their disclosures of much-anticipated diversity data that shed...
Sherman Yellen

History's Lesson: Andrew Jackson and Trump -- Tyranny's Twins

Sherman Yellen | July 27, 2016 | Politics
Trump can mean the very end of the future of this country as we know it -- the end of the rule of law. No, I am not "for her". I am for my family, my friends and my country -- and that means I will be voting for Hillary with a prayer as well as a ballot.
Anna Donnella

1504: America's Boulevard

Anna Donnella | July 27, 2016 | Arts
1504, a multimedia studio led by Tyler Jones, Nick Michael, and Mark Slagle, recently took some time to create a short documentary that explores race, urban development, and one of the largest murals in the country.
Elisabeth Dale

Not Wearing Bras: Empowering Or Embarrassing?

Elisabeth Dale | July 27, 2016 | Style
I'm intrigued by the reported trend that women are no longer wearing bras. Ditching your bra is supposed to make you feel more independent, liberated, and empowered.
Joe Anthony

Finding Mr./Ms. Right In The LGBT Community

Joe Anthony | July 27, 2016 | Queer Voices
My partner and I know that we're flawed. In fact, we welcome and openly discuss the fact all the time. This, we believe, makes us more open to improvement, allows us to grow together -- and of course leaves plenty of room to extract entertainment value from our shortcomings.
Megan Goers

Someday I Won't Pick You Up Again

Megan Goers | July 27, 2016 | Parents
He's at a stage where he gives grins out for everything and everyone. He doesn't know hate. I love that innocence and that his smile can light up a room. I want to hold onto that innocence and love for as long as possible.
Center for Community Change Action

Profiles of Dissent

Center for Community Change Action | July 27, 2016 | Politics
By Thomas Kennedy While Democrats were for the most part united during the Democratic National Convention, there was no doubt that there were ripples of dissent. Standing on the upper levels of the Wells Fargo Center during the first night, impassioned Bernie Sanders supporters consistently booed every time Hillary Clinton...