Fifa World Cup,
Qatar World Cup,
By James M. Dorsey 2022 is promising to be the year of mega sporting events that potentially fly in the face of values professed by international sporting events and defy logic. Consensus is near unanimous that temperatures in Qatar are too high for a summer World Cup. Similarly, Beijing lacks...
Last August, a toxic algae bloom in Lake Erie left half a million people in the Toledo area unable to use their own tap water for drinking, bathing, or cooking. A year later, with another algae outbreak growing in Toledo's water supply, one thing is clear: If we want safe...
Canada has given oil sands a dirty reputation, but a breakthrough, commercially viable technology has caught the eye of a former Exxon Mobil president who is putting it to use to clean up Utah's billions of barrels of oil sands.
The success of the NFL derives in part from its mastery of the electronic media as the league is able to blanket that world at all times and places. There is no off-season for the NFL. On the rare occasion there can be drawbacks to this dominance. The last 72 hours is not what the media mavens at the NFL would call "a good run."
Would you consider yourself a typical bride? If you get sick at the idea of taking a loan out for your wedding, or feel that diamond rings are more marketing gimmick than romantic symbol, consider yourself a practical anti-Pinterest bride.
Design negotiates between technology, policy, systems and users. It has become a universal medium for expressing ideas, raising fundamental questions and addressing social challenges.
Whether you choose to share or keep this cake all to yourself, you definitely need to MAKE IT! It's so yummy and fun, it's sure to bring a smile to your face.
How could a brave big game hunter be so afraid to show up and address the media and his critics? Are you trembling at the thought of facing those children leaving toy animals at the doorstep of your dental office?
Friday Talking Points,
Law Enforcement Against Prohibition,
Most Disappointing Democrat Of The Week,
Most Impressive Democrat Of The Week,
We The People,
Criminal Justice Reform,
Drug Abuse Resistance Education,
Happy Birthday To You,
National Urban League,
Right To Rise,
Speaker Of The House,
Speed Dating Debate,
Vote Of Confidence,
In normal years, this would be the official kickoff to the political Silly Season. This year, however, is not normal, as instead we're right at the kickoff of Presidential Debate Season, and the votes are already in -- the silly subject we're all going to obsess over this year is named Donald Trump.
Summer is winding down. The kids are almost back in school. The trips to the beach are becoming fewer and fewer. Still there is time for one more good beach read and luckily for readers everywhere we have a "peach" of a book by Kim Boykin
With Qatar hosting the 2022 World Cup, and now Beijing the Winter Olympics, 2022 is shaping up to be a defining test of international sport's commitment to human rights.
Donors and staff of the Koch brothers political network are descending on the St. Regis Monarch Bay Resort for their yearly summer seminar. Tables have been brought out onto the Grand Lawn; security personnel roam the halls; and Charles Koch himself has arrived.
Greece Debt Crisis,
Weekend Roundup 77 Worldpost,
WorldPost Asia Pacific,
WorldPost Middle East,
WorldPost Science And Tech,
Nathan Gardels Weekend Roundup,
The Worldpost Weekend Roundup,
Worldpost Future Series,
The Syrian quagmire, in which both the Islamic State and the Kurds have been fighting for territory, has now sucked in Turkey. Last week's ISIS attack on Turkish soil, Kurdish gains along the Syrian border and the surprise advance of the secular and liberal pro-Kurdish People's Democratic Party in recent elections -- which clipped the parliamentary majority of President Erdoğan's neo-Islamist ruling party -- have conjoined into an explosive state of affairs.
To boot, NATO, which is obliged to defend a member state under siege, has now been drawn into a three-way fray in which Turkey is lashing out at both the Kurdish resistance and ISIS.
Writing from Istanbul, Behlül Özkan ominously foresees "Armageddon" descending on the region. Mustafa Akyol, also writing from the shores of the Bosphorus, argues that Erdoğan's assault on the Kurds in tandem with ISIS is aimed at bolstering his nationalist credentials at home in order to block the HDP, which stands in the way of his autocratic vision. (continued)
Forgetting Sarah Marshall,
David Foster Wallace,
The End Of The Tour,
The End of the Tour is a careful exploration of one of the most intelligent, observant and complicated minds of the twentieth century. David Foster Wallace had an unmatched appreciation for the minute details of our ever-expanding modern world. And he was able to articulate them.
Cradle To Prison Pipeline,
Equal Justice Initiative,
Archbishop Desmond Tutu,
Criminal Justice System,
Mass Incarceration System,
South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu, one of the world's leading peace and justice advocates, has called Bryan Stevenson "America's Nelson Mandela." He has gotten innocent men off death row, successfully argued before the U.S. Supreme Court multiple times, including to ban "death sentences."
Manhattan has come a long way creating public spaces more aligned with nature and art. Old public places have undergone recent incarnations. Bryant Park now has a miniature golf course and a new wave of accordion pumping buskers.
Yes, we knew we'd be trying again, but that first joy of pregnancy would never be the same. The innocent happiness was gone ... I spent the first twenty weeks of my subsequent pregnancy worrying I'd miscarry.
2016 Presidential Election,
Iran Nuclear Weapons,
Iran Nuclear Agreement,
Iran Nuclear Program,
Iran Nuclear Talks,
One can argue whether President George W. Bush and President Barak Obama's policies are wrong or foolish, but you can't argue the fact that both men exhibited the characteristics of patience during times of crisis or confrontation. Can we say the same thing about Ted Cruz?
The new media landscape can be a confounding place, with new apps and ways to reach people constantly emerging, shifting, and changing. Who's keeping track of the players making a difference? "Internetainers" Rhett and Link (Rhett McLaughlin and Charles "Link" Neal), and their Ear Biscuits podcast, that's who.
I value Instagram and use your platform as a way to promote my work in empowering women and connecting with other women, but how can I do that when one of the most important hastags in my Diosa, GODDESS community has been taken away? Be honorable.