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Richard Koch

IS DEMOCRACY SECURE?

Richard Koch | March 3, 2015 | Business
Plato boiled political evolution down to a sequence of monarchy, aristocracy, democracy, and dictatorship. There are many illustrations of the sequence in history - not least in the French Revolution, and what is happening in Russia today. At the same time, democracy seems to be under strain in the United...
Doug Bandow

Congress Should Deny President Obama Authority for Perpetual War

Doug Bandow | March 3, 2015 | Politics
The Islamic State is evil. But that's no reason for America to go to war again in the Middle East. Or for Congress to approve years more of conflict. The president requested formal legal authority to war against ISIS--more than six months after dropping the first bomb on the self-proclaimed...
Laura Dunn

Women in Business Q&A: Kristen Celko, CMO, J.Hilburn

Laura Dunn | March 3, 2015 | Business
Kristen began her career in management consulting and after several years left to pursue her passion for retail apparel. Her 15 years in the retail industry include domestic and international roles with Neiman Marcus, Under Armour, UK based STA Travel Group, David's Bridal, Inc. and New Zealand based Icebreaker Merino...
Laura Dunn

Women in Business Q&A: Lisa Kornstein, Founder, COO of Scout & Molly's

Laura Dunn | March 3, 2015 | Business
Lisa Kornstein is the original founder of Scout & Molly's and now also serves as the Chief Operating Officer of Scout Franlogic Development, LLC. Lisa opened the very first Scout & Molly's boutique in 2002. The store was named after her beloved labrador retrievers, who for many years,...
David Finkle

First Nighter: Mark Rylance in "Farinelli and the King," John Hollingworth's "Multitudes," Zinie Harris's "How to Hold Your Breath"

David Finkle | March 3, 2015 | Arts
London--Since William Congreve wrote that "music hath charm to soothe a savage breast," people have assumed he was right. The composer Claire van Kampen has decided to demonstrate its truth by imagining Farinelli and the King--at the Sam Wanamaker, though not for long--and having spouse Mark Rylance take the right...
Bruce Kushnick

How to Fund an Open, Ubiquitous, Very Fast, Broadband Internet Utility

Bruce Kushnick | March 3, 2015 | Business
While America searches for a way to fund fiber optic broadband to everyone, and cities have taken it upon themselves to 'go around' the incumbent phone and cable companies, let me give you a different point of view. Let's discuss how to take advantage and leverage the broadband and network...
Robert G. Zuckerman

Dr. Brent Fogel: Santa Monica, California, January 18, 2015

Robert G. Zuckerman | March 3, 2015 | GPS for the Soul
It was one or a combination of Fate, Destiny, Kismet, Serendipity, Chance, Luck or other that brought Dr. Fogel and I together. I had been searching for a diagnosis for my worsening mobility, balance and other bodily function impairment for some...
Mike Ragogna

Feeling You: Chats with KC, AJR, Gill Landry and Natasha Bedingfield, Plus Justin Dorsey, Julian Moon and P.J. Pacifico Exclusives

Mike Ragogna | March 3, 2015 | Entertainment
A Conversation with Natasha Bedingfield Mike Ragogna: Natasha, what is the story behind your song "Hope"? Natasha Bedingfield: I've always wanted to do a project with a beauty brand. When philosophy approached me about writing an original song in support of the hope & grace...
Howard J. Curzer

The Golden Calf: Managing the Noncompliant Client

Howard J. Curzer | March 2, 2015 | Religion
The golden calf passage is usually and correctly taken to describe a gross failure on the part of the Israelites. However, a seldom noticed aspect of the passage is that Moses' first responses are also failures.
Martin Marty

Connected Criticism

Martin Marty | March 2, 2015 | Religion
Quoting Amos may seem arcane and irrelevant, but it is clear and relevant, as it throws light on a perennial controversy, now rendered acute, in American life.
Meia Chita-Tegmark

Terminator Robots and AI Risk

Meia Chita-Tegmark | March 2, 2015 | Technology
Concerns about risk coming from the development of AI have been recently expressed by many computer science researchers, entrepreneurs and scientists, making us wonder: what are we fearing?
Elyse Jacobs

An Expanded Map of the Route to Romance

Elyse Jacobs | March 2, 2015 | Fifty
Without the real-time experience of being able to read a full body of response, the beginnings of online dating can be so confusing. First meetings by phone or email leave you with so many unreadable or ambiguous signals.
John Fox, Jr.

Secrets to Success: Say 'No' More Often

John Fox, Jr. | March 2, 2015 | Business
I'm not one for making New Years resolutions, but I made one this year: say "no" more often. I didn't make this resolution to cut people out or to come off like a jerk, I'm doing this to make myself focus on fewer, more important things.
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Real-Life Frank Underwoods: Netflix, 'House of Cards' and Third Way

Richard (RJ) Eskow | March 2, 2015 | Politics
The audience loves watching Frank Underwood deceive other characters. It's less likely to appreciate being deceived itself, especially as some real-life Frank Underwoods are launching an attack against the party's populist wing.
NextAdvisor.com

Why Choose a Personal Loan Over a Traditional Loan?

NextAdvisor.com | March 2, 2015 | Money
All loans are not created equal, and in recent years the personal loan has become a great option for people to use. However, you might be wondering just what makes a personal loan different from a traditional loan from your bank.
MiniTime

Best Sunny Destinations Deals to Book Now

MiniTime | March 2, 2015 | Travel
San Diego, Hawaii and Mexico all have miles of sunny beaches and an array of family fun activities. No matter which destination you choose, here are some great deals for your next sunny family vacation.
Rep. Luis Gutierrez

Why I Won't Be at Benjamin Netanyahu's Speech

Rep. Luis Gutierrez | March 2, 2015 | Politics
After consulting with my colleagues, my staff, my family, and my conscience, I will regretfully not be attending the address by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the House Chamber on Tuesday.
Logan Lynn

Strained Intimacy and Fiery Stank: Austin 'Drag Terrorist' Christeene Releases New Single and Video (NSFW)

Logan Lynn | March 2, 2015 | Gay Voices
This week Christeene and award-winning filmmaker PJ Raval (Before You Know It), her longtime music video collaborator, are back with a highly anticipated, in-your-face, cinematic, punk offering, launching an evil new sound and a unique brand of wickedness the world has never seen.
Dean Baker

The Federal Reserve Board's Plan to Kill Jobs

Dean Baker | March 2, 2015 | Business
The Federal Reserve Board is openly mapping out an actual job-killing strategy and drawing almost no attention at all for it. The Fed's job-killing strategy centers on its plan to start raising interest rates, which is generally expected to begin at some point this year.
Chris Weigant

Obamacare on the Docket Again

Chris Weigant | March 2, 2015 | Politics
Republicans in Congress have been saying for five years now that their top priority is to "repeal and replace" Obamacare. The problem, however, is that they are now scrambling to come up with something (anything!) that would help convince John Roberts to vote against the ACA.