Politicians & Statesmen Changing the World in Major Ways

The Thucydides Trap

President’s Xi and Putin may be the new “it” couple in the East but is the enemy of your enemy really a friend?

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Britannia Unchained

We think Liz Truss is the UK’s next Prime Minister and will reign over a British Renaissance.

Clean Energy Showdown

The U.S. seems to be copying Denmark’s clean energy strategy but shouldn't they see the palace secrets first?

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The Marriage Act

Have your cake and eat it too but mindful of saying “I do.”

Madame Formosa

Her face launched 1000 ships when she woke the Sleeping Dragon.

Joe Biden's Abortion Clinic

Is life and liberty the American way? Not just yet, anyway.

Dynasty 2.0

Ferdinand Marcos Jr reclaims the Philippines in the esprit de corps of dynasty.

#Home to Vote

U.S. Supreme Court overturns abortion. Contributor MICHELLE SHAIL travels to Dublin and learns how a great famine and exodus led to a referendum, reverse migration, and the inexorable right to choose.

Human Capitol

The U.S. Capitol Attack went to trial this week as the nation yaws toward the postmodern era.

Gun Fight

School shootings aren't the problem. They’re a consequence, casualty, and foregone conclusion of a problem.

United Ireland

Ireland reclaimed their ancient kingdom this week in a way that makes Putin (and the Pope) look positively medieval.

The Art of War

The U.S. has spent $14 billion to assist Ukraine, but Russia's military strategy may be to stiff the American economy.

It's All About the Benjamins

U.S. inflation reached 7.9% this month (the worst in 4 decades) and soaring interest and mortgage rates seem to be percolating into a recession.

World War III

The Russia-Ukraine Crisis has already engaged the U.S. and 30 other countries in a global military campaign.

The Garden of Good and Evil

Institutional racism or enlightened society? Splitting the difference in Savannah.

U.S. Surrenders in Afghanistan

America surrendered it's longest military engagement today as the Taliban recaptured Afghanistan

How Barney Frank Razed Morale on Capitol Hill

U.S. Congressman Barney Frank paces through 32 years on Capitol Hill and an illustrious career dedicated to the Gay Rights Movement.

Capitol Seige & Coup

Congress certifies Joe Biden, Georgia confirms democracy, and Donald Trump concedes following a historic coup at the U.S. Capitol.

A Modern Aristocrat

England's aristocracy has ruled & reigned since Medieval times. Contributor MATTHEW FLACKS chats with the 8th Earl of Leicester about cycling into modernity.

Ship of State

The Founding Fathers foresaw and planned for Donald Trump's America.

The Fed's Reserve

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke was a scholar of the Great Depression, but it was his extraordinary high school teacher who lived through and learned from it.

Presidential Faux Pas

There’s been 45 Presidential Inaugurations in U.S. history, and each comes with an interesting fact or faux pas. We look back on history for queues, and forward to #46 and his crusade to Save the Soul of America.

The Kurdish Haggle

KRG's Agriculture Minister Jamal Fuad on the Oil-for-Food Program, Sustainability and Sovereignty.

Accidental Republic

America was never intended to be a democracy. The Honorable Judge HEATHER FERGUSON examines the republic we were always meant to be.

The Impossible State

The White House Security Council's Victor Cha on National Ambitions, Personal Egos and Korea.

A Magnificent Catastrophe

Pulitzer Prize winning author Edward Larson compares the first presidential race to the last, and tells DYLAN SMITH why dirty tricks and a 2-party system are the crux of a democracy in "A Magnificent Catastrophe."

People Before Politics

Why Governor Gary Johnson's Libertarian party may cast the deciding vote.

Catherine the Great

She was the longest-reigning female ruler of Russia. Contributor BRENDA WENSIL discovers how this legendary queen used the arts, science and education to create the Age of Enlightenment.

The New Conservative

He's was the first Conservative & openly gay Member of Parliament. Secretary of State Alan Duncan remembers why coalitions with strange bedfellows made the best alliances.

The Iron Lady

Margaret Thatcher polarised opinion, policy and people more than any other figure in modern political history. Contributor MATTHEW FLACKS remembers the United Kingdom's Prime Minister and calulates her legacy to Britain and the world

Europe's Migrant Crisis

Secretary of State Andrew Mitchell on Europe's Immigration Crisis and the Axis of Evil.

State of the Union

As the 45th President prepares his maiden speech to the U.S. Congress, Contributor DYLAN SMITH checks in at Trump Tower to listen, learn and discover the true State of the Union.

The Impossible Country

North Korea's nuclear weapons pose an existential threat to the world. Contributor MATTHEW FLACKS chats with presidential advisor Daniel Tudor about "The Impossible Country."

Marriage Equity

Edith Windsor took on the United States for slapping her with an estate tax when her spouse died! The Honorable Judge HEATHER FERGUSON examines why the Supreme Court decided to cowtow to Marriage Equality.

The Thucydides Trap

The best lens for clarifying the dynamics of the U.S-China relationship may be the Thucydides Trap. Contributor MICHELLE SHAIL examines the structural stress that occurs when a rising power threatens to displace a ruling nation.

The Education Bubble

The US Department of Education's JULIE MARGETTA MORGAN examines the distinction between a college education and experience.

The American Dream

Success is the national ethos of the United States. The Honorable Judge HEATHER FERGUSON says our founding fathers would be confounded by economic properity at the expense of social equality.

Common Sense

Thomas Paine's "Common Sense" ignited the Revolutionary War. The Honorable Judge HEATHER FERGUSON explores whether it can save us from avarice and ambition?

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Soft & Common Skills Speak Truth to Power in Major Ways

Soft & Common Skills Speak Truth to Power in Major Ways

The Platinum Queen

Queen Elizabeth logged 70 years on the throne with a reign and warning for the Information Age.

End of Era

Chancellor Angela Merkel bids adieu to a Germany the world will be wise not to forget.

Why We Say "I do."

Jimmy, Rosalynn Carter celebrate 75 years of ‘full partnership’ this week with a word of advice to those who’re daring to say ‘I do.”

New American Moment

Construction of the controversial Mexico—U.S. Barrier Wall has begun. Contributor DYLAN SMITH explores how DACA, Dreamers and Governor Brian Sandoval are informing the New American Moment.

Catherine the Great

She was the longest-reigning female ruler of Russia. Contributor BRENDA WENSIL discovers how this legendary queen used the arts, science and education to create the Age of Enlightenment.

The Measure of a Man

He was the first black male to win an Academy Award. Contributor JOEL MCPHEE chats with Sir Sidney Poitier about being an actor, ambassador and activist in "The Measure of a Man."

The Politics of Passion

She deposed her father, created a 2-party system, and single-handedly created Great Britain. Contributor MATTHEW FLACKS visits the Lady Anne Somerset in London to discuss Queen Anne: The Politics of Passion.

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Record's Corners

It’s an idyllic corner in a quintessential town but service was the key to this American city.

Jennie Churchill: Winston's American Mother

The "Greatest Briton of All Time" was actually raised by an American Mom. Why a multi-cultural advantge offers a competitive edge.

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All the World's a Stage

Make sense of the week's news. Charlatan reviews the world's show & message.

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