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Want to Help the World? Resolve Conflicts ... In a world riven by tension, there's one skill that stands above all others: the ability to resolve conflict. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
From Damascus to Pyongyang ... There's an obvious tenet of strategic planning that the better you understand the enemy, the easier it is to plan. The obvious is also true. (See Page 8, April 19, 2018 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
It’s Time to Cut the Contractors Loose ... How much of your paycheck do you plan to hand over to corporate Pentagon contractors this year? (See Page 8, April 19, 2018 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
If You Want to Kill Drug Dealers, Start with Big Pharma ... At a recent rally in New Hampshire, Donald Trump called for the death penalty for drug traffickers as part of a plan to combat the opioid epidemic in the United States. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
Living with our Creaky Old Constitution ... Last Tuesday’s New York Times – still considered by many to be America’s Newspaper of Record – carried a remarkable essay by retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens arguing for repeal of the Second Amendment. (See Page 8, April 12, 2018 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Facebook’s Targeting System Can Divide Us on More Than Just Advertising ... It's heartening to see, in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica revelations, growing skepticism about how Facebook handles data and data privacy. But we should take this opportunity to ask the bigger, harder questions. (See Page 8, April 12, 2018 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
What’s Next in Korea? ... Kim Jong Un (KJU), North Korean Dictator, traveled to Beijing to meet with Xi Jinping, Chinese Dictator. One suspects they discussed a lot. There are some who’ll tell you (often to include Xi's spokesmen) that China can only make suggestions to KJU, that they have little real ability to pressure Kim. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
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The Indispensable Craft of the Politician ... For the most part, we Americans value expertise. We want our physicians to possess knowledge and experience. We want our lawyers to know the law inside out. (See Page 8, April 5, 2018 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Public Broadband Can Help Protect the Open Internet and Close the Digital Divide ... When news came late last year that the Federal Communications Commission had removed all of its network neutrality protections, many Americans were surprised and dismayed. Polls showed that 80 percent of the public supported net neutrality protections. (See Page 8, April 5, 2018 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
A New Sick Game from the Executive Suite ... Today’s corporate captains like to think of themselves not as mere businesspeople, but as geniuses of modern innovation. (See Page 8, April 5, 2018 Edition) (Have a Comment?
Gun Control Common Sense ... Why?? All human action stems from that one-word question. We do things for a reason. Why look both ways before crossing the street? The obvious answer: to keep from being hit by a car. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
Tariffs and Politics ... Last week President Trump imposed tariffs on, among other things, Chinese steel and aluminum, as well as placing restrictions on various investments by China in US markets. (See Page 8, March 29, 2018 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
To Believe in Science, You Have to Understand How It’s Done ... I met a climate crisis denier today. It came out of nowhere. I was getting my camera repaired, and I was chatting with the repairman afterward. (See Page 8, March 29, 2018 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Congress Tanks - But Does It Care? ... We're at a watershed moment in American political history. Our Congress — I'm talking about the people's body, the institution created by our founders, and not just the men and women who currently inhabit it — is in deep trouble. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
A Daily Tragedy ... worn out with labor and sinking under the burdens of anxieties, (he) could not sustain his spirits, which shook within him with the apprehension of a new war and fresh encounters and dangers, the formidable character of which he knew by his own experience... (See Page 8, March 22, 2018 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Teachers Deserve a Raise. Here’s How to Fund It ... Teachers are ready to revolt. That’s the message we should take away from West Virginia, where educators in every county went on strike recently. The teachers secured a major victory, including a 5 percent raise for state employees. (See Page 8, March 22, 2018 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Easter - America Needs a Good Story ... Americans are waiting and hoping. We're hoping for something and we aren't exactly for sure what we are hoping for. Internally it's always the hopes of something better around the corner. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
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