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 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
UNITED NATIONS - To state the obvious, 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. Guterres, the former spirited head of the UN refugee agency, has been in first place in three informal...
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.
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...
Healthline

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.
Outspeak

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...
Miriam Leiva

Fidel Castro Turns 90

Miriam Leiva | August 29, 2016 | Latino Voices
On his 90th birthday, the economic, political and social destruction of Cuba is Fidel Castro's great legacy.
Mike Weisser

For Trump And The NRA, The 'Race Card' Is Always On The Table

Mike Weisser | August 29, 2016 | Politics
To her immense credit Hillary has raised the issue of race in a direct and immediate way. The Republicans, after all, have been playing the race card ever since Saint Reagan joked about the ‘welfare queen’ during the 1980 campaign, and...
Megan Dalla-Camina

What's Your Gender Mindset?

Megan Dalla-Camina | August 29, 2016 | Women
Mindsets are not black-and-white truths about the world. They are based on evidence, but they are also stances we choose to take toward life.
Dr. Karen Becker

8 Things Your Pet Wants You to Know

Dr. Karen Becker | August 29, 2016 | Healthy Living
1. "I'm sick" or "I'm in pain" Our animal companions can't tell us when they're hurt or feel sick, and many types of pets, such as cats, are wired to actually hide discomfort and therefore, vulnerability. Fortunately, there are many subtle and not-so-subtle hints our pets give us that...
Nish Gera

From Damascus To Amsterdam: Borders, Hope And A Small Rubber Boat

Nish Gera | August 29, 2016 | Queer Voices
When I met Amr for the first time in Amsterdam, it was almost two years to the day, after that fateful morning on the boat. He was on a different boat this time -- a friend's houseboat in Amsterdam. And it was pride weekend.