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Sunday, August 24,2014
Commentary

Branding, networking and syllabus day

By Alex J. McMillan

OK, first day of class and it's time to review the syllabus. A quick lesson:

• Your personal network can change your life/career.

• Building your network is intentional and you have more "networking events" than you recognize.

Sunday, August 24,2014
Commentary

Ghost of Dred Scott haunts the streets of Ferguson, Mo.

Breaking the Sound Barrier

By Amy Goodman
The ghost of Dred Scott haunts the streets of Ferguson. Thousands have been protesting the police killing of Michael Brown, an unarmed African-American teenager in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson. He was due to start college just days after he was shot dead in broad daylight.
Sunday, August 17,2014
Commentary

James Risen, surveillance & Obama’s threat to journalism

Breaking the Sound Barrier

By Amy Goodman
The Obama administration's espionage case against alleged CIA whistleblower Jeffrey Sterling is expected to come to trial soon, six years after he was indicted. In addition to Sterling, also on trial will be a central pillar of our democratic society: press freedom.
Sunday, August 10,2014
Commentary

Ebola virus: The depressing economics of infection

By Gwynne Dyer
Ebola is a truly frightening disease, with a fatality rate as high as 95 percent (although the death rate in the current outbreak in West Africa is only 55-60 percent). At the moment, it is largely confined to a heavily forested inland area where the borders of Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea meet, though cases have already appeared in the capital cities of all three countries.
Sunday, August 10,2014
Commentary

Financially literate? Compare yourself to these stats

By Alan J. McMillan
Professionals from colleges all over America dedicated to building financial literacy among students on their campuses gathered at Ohio State University last week. The National Summit on Financial Wellness, organized by Ohio State University and Indiana University, was a huge success, if not ground-breaking.
Sunday, August 10,2014
Commentary

Hiroshima and Nagasaki, 69 years later after the bombs

Breaking the Sound Barrier

"I hate war," Koji Hosokawa told me as we stood next to the A-Bomb Dome in Hiroshima, Japan. The skeletal remains of the four-story building stand at the edge of the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park.
Sunday, August 3,2014
Commentary

A venerable Jewish voice for peace speaks out

Breaking the Sound Barrier

By Amy Goodman
The Israeli assault on the Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip has entered its fourth week. This military attack, waged by land, sea and air, has been going on longer than the devastating assault in 2008/2009, which killed more than 1,400 Palestinians.
Sunday, July 27,2014
Commentary

The origins of war

By Gwynne Dyer
The 59 skeletons were found in 1964, lying together in a gravesite beside the Nile near what is now the Egyptian-Sudanese border. They died between 13,000 and 14,000 years ago, and some of them seemed to have died in battle.
Sunday, July 27,2014
Commentary

Overcoming the media blockade in the Gaza strip

By Amy Goodman
According to the United Nations, one child has been killed in Gaza every hour for the past two days. Overall, the Israeli military has killed close to 700 Palestinians, the vast majority civilians, since the assault on Gaza began more than two weeks ago.
Wednesday, July 23,2014
Commentary

The return of the Caliphate, from ISIS to the ‘Islamic State’

By Gwynne Dyer
"Listen to your caliph and obey him. Support your state, which grows every day," said Abu Mohamed al-Adnani, announcing the rebirth of the Caliphate in the broad territory between Aleppo in northern Syria and Diyala province in eastern Iraq.
 
 
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