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Hillary, We Want More of You

Former United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is interviewed by journalist Kara Swisher during LeadOn: Watermark's Silicon Valley Conference for Women at Santa Clara Convention Center on February 24, 2015 in Santa Clara, California. Show More Summary

Toughening Up Hillary

I write today to challenge what is fast becoming conventional wisdom in the political world. In particular, the notion that Hillary Clinton really needs a strong primary challenge to "toughen her up" for the upcoming race with whomever the Republicans decide upon. Show More Summary


The Left in America has become like a girl who is way too easy to seduce. First there was this guy who promised us the light of the moon and then, once he had us, delivered on some halogen lamps. His extended version, recognizing our...Show More Summary

5 Possible Choices for Hillary's Running Mate

One thing we know for certain is that it won't be a quasi-Republican, weak-kneed, moderate Democrat. Unless Mitt Romney comes riding in on a white horse at the last minute, and becomes her opponent, she won't need to kiss up to moderate Republicans. Show More Summary

Endless Elections

It's our own damn fault. Everybody hates the interminable election season, which seems to last as long as the First World War, and is roughly as noisy. Bad enough that we get harangued and barraged during the election itself, now we have it extended into... Show More Summary

From Black Celebrities to Black Women, Will Black America Support Hillary Clinton for President?

The fanfare around Hillary Clinton's nomination has been at a fervor for months. Unquestionably she stands as the likely next Democratic presidential nominee, and the first woman to have a legitimate shot at the White House. Yet, the...Show More Summary

Modernizing Combat Medical Training to Provide American Troops With the Best Care Possible

At a time when cutting-edge technology has transformed nearly every aspect of how the U.S. military does business, the Defense Department is stuck teaching combat medics with techniques straight from the last century. Every year, the...Show More Summary

What I Learned at the DEA Museum

As Americans celebrate 4/20, pot culture's answer to Octoberfest, I'm getting pelted with questions about the growing legalization movement. What's the new pot like? What are you telling your kids? Right. I get those questions. But mainly I hear this one: Why is legalization happening now?  Until recently, I cited two factors. Show More Summary

China's New Silk Road Initiative Will Boost the Global Economy

BERLIN -- China has experienced an economic miracle unique of dimension. Its GDP has risen 30 times since 1978 as the country ascended to be the second largest economy in world. In order to continue this positive development, Chinese...Show More Summary

The Emerging Populist Groundswell

On April 20, I gave a speech at the City Club of Chicago on the populist moment we are experiencing in our country. Despite what many Republicans claim, we are the richest country humanity has ever seen and we are at our richest moment. Show More Summary

Remembering the Oklahoma City Murrah Building Bombing

On April 19, 1995, Ted Metscher, the president of the Oklahoma Federation of Teachers, was taking his students on a field trip to a downtown hospital. As the casualties arrived from the bombing of the Murrah Federal Building, Metscher vowed to never push away from the negotiating table. Show More Summary

Centennial of the Armenian Genocide: Recognition and Reconciliation

CENTENNIAL OF THE ARMENIAN GENOCIDE: RECOGNITION AND RECONCILIATION Remarks by: David L. Phillips New York University Conference "Armenians a Century after the Genocide: What Next?" April 17, 2015 My remarks concern the past, the present...Show More Summary

Open Letter to President Obama. Or Was Hitler Right?

Dear Mr. President, As you know, on April 24th Armenians and their friends all over the world will be commemorating the hundredth anniversary of the Armenian Genocide organized and executed by Ottoman Turkey. About twenty countries acknowledge...Show More Summary

Profiles in Courage: Sometimes It's the Last Place You Think

One of the most important factors in working on a doctoral dissertation is to have plenty of distractions. The trick is to find distractions that help with your dissertation rather than help to avoid it. Over the last year I have had...Show More Summary

The GOP's handout for the wealthiest Americans

Co-authored by Rep. Jim McDermott Last week, House Republicans passed a bill to repeal the estate tax, giving a massive tax cut to the wealthiest 0.15% of Americans. In other words, 99.85% of Americans would see absolutely no benefit...Show More Summary

Which States Could Benefit Most From Governor Cuomo's Student Loan Debt Relief Plan?

In an effort to address mounting concerns surrounding student loan debt, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo recently proposed a plan to provide two years of loan payments for graduates of New York colleges who remain in the state earning their degree and make less than $50,000 per year. Show More Summary

Here's Proof That Obamacare Was Anything But a Government Takeover

Anyone who still thinks the Affordable Care Act was a "government takeover of health care" should consider this headline from the news pages of last Thursday's Investor's Business Daily: UnitedHealth Profit Soars On Obamacare, Optum That's...Show More Summary

How the New Flexible Economy Is Making Workers' Lives Hell

These days it's not unusual for someone on the way to work to receive a text message from her employer saying she's not needed right then. Although she's already found someone to pick up her kid from school and arranged for childcare,...Show More Summary

The Loretta Lynch Saga: The True Meaning & Dog Whistles

For over 160 days now, the confirmation vote for Loretta Lynch as the next Attorney General has been in limbo in a despicable game of politics. It is my understanding, if I am to go by one Republican Senator, that Lynch may finally receive a confirmation vote sometime this week. Show More Summary

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