Former FDA chief worries Covid-19 vaccine hesitancy will slow down rollout

(CNBC) – Gottlieb discusses some of the issues with the coronavirus vaccine rollout and what he expects the income Biden administration to implement.

Trump Did Enormous Damage to His Reputation: Niall Ferguson

(Bloomberg) – Niall Ferguson looks at President Donald Trump’s legacy and the challenges President-elect Joe Biden is expected to face.

Use Rule 105 to boost your performance at work

(Detroit Free Press) – Challenge yourself to add a small dose of something extra, and you’ll enjoy oversized success as a result.

Social media platforms have too much power and nothing is being done about it: Niall Ferguson

(CNBC) – Niall Ferguson says social media companies have too much power and there’s little being done by regulators to control it.

Annie Leibovitz Photographs Naomi Osaka for January’s American Vogue

(Vogue) – Osaka posing in a slip dress during an outdoor cover shoot with photographer Annie Leibovitz.

America Will Achieve Herd Immunity to Trumpism. I Hope.

(Bloomberg) – Pandemics have always bred political lunacy, but societies develop resistance to both.

Biden’s Covid vaccine distribution plan still in flux days before inauguration

(WRAL) – “We could vaccinate everyone in this country and still have a real problem with coronavirus…”

Fiorina: Corporate Silence Over Trump No Longer An Option

(Bloomberg) – Carly Fiorina, founder, chair and chief executive officer at Carly Fiorina Enterprises, speaks with Bloomberg’s Vonnie Quinn about this backlash, and the response by big tech.

Cool Heads Always Prevail

(San Angelo Live) – At this tumultuous time in our American history, I must reiterate this leadership maxim: “Cool Heads Always Prevail.”

David Frum Speaks on Capitol Hill Violence for MSNBC

(MSNBC) – The violent takeover of the U.S. Capitol by President Donald Trump’s supporters was a “secession from American democracy.”

‘We are in a race against time, and we have to get more people vaccinated’: Fmr. WH COVID-19 Task Force Member

(Yahoo!) – Joe Grogan, Former Director of the White House Domestic Policy Council and Fellow at USC Schaeffer Center joins Yahoo Finance’s Kristin Myers to discuss the latest on the Georgia Senate races, COVID-19 vaccine distribution, and more.

We need to hold people accountable: Fmr. HP CEO Carly Fiorina

(CNBC) – Carly Fiorina discusses what is necessary to move the country forward after Wednesday’s unrest when a violent mob of Trump supporters sought to prevent the confirmation of Joe Biden’s electoral victory.

Henry Paulson Returns to Finance, to Run Climate-Focused Fund

(NYT) – The venture aims to push climate-friendly businesses into the mainstream.

What’s really on the ballot in Georgia

(CNN) – President Donald Trump spent more time addressing his election grievances than encouraging election turnout.

Dr. Sanjay Gupta Says Mask-Wearing Is Still Essential Even After Vaccination

(The Late Show with Stephen Colbert) – Dr. Sanjay Gupta, explains that the coronavirus vaccine is 95% effective at keeping people from falling ill, but vaccinated people can still become infected.

Dr. Scott Gottlieb warns that getting vaccinated doesn’t mean people can just return to pre-Covid life

(CNBC) – “Next fall and winter, if we do things right, it will look like a very bad flu season,” Dr. Scott Gottlieb, member of the boards of Pfizer and biotech company Illumina and former FDA commissioner…

The impact of the Georgia Senate results

(CBC) – David Frum and Aisha Mills talk to Adrienne Arsenault about the wider impact of the run-off.

Corporate Debt ‘Relief’ Is an Economic Dud

(WSJ) – Most companies benefiting from the Fed’s bond buys didn’t need the cash, and didn’t spend it well either.

South African Covid variant appears to ‘obviate’ antibody drugs, Dr. Scott Gottlieb says

(CNBC) – “The South Africa variant is very concerning right now because it does appear that it may obviate some of our medical countermeasures…”

Memory fades as we age. But it doesn’t have to.

(CNN) – I have to invest in my brain now to ensure that it stays sharp into ripe old age, even if my body starts to betray me.

Why New Presidency Tops List Of Global Risks For 2021 | Morning Joe | MSNBC

(MSNBC) – The Eurasia Group’s Ian Bremmer joins Morning Joe to discuss its lists of global risks for 2021.

Ian Bremmer explains the “Top Risk” of 2021: divided US domestic politics

GZERO – In a GZERO Live discussion, Ian Bremmer explained why US domestic politics were named the “top risk” for the second consecutive year…

Carolin Roth

Since joining CNBC International in 2007, Carolin Roth has covered some of the biggest economic and business stories of the past decade. Having worked and lived in Zurich, London, and Germany, she is a European expert with a truly global view.

Former FDA Chief Scott Gottlieb on the Best Strategies for Covid Vaccine Rollout

(CNBC) – “I would make [the coronavirus vaccine] generally available to them, to the extent possible, while we focus on these prioritized groups.”

Dr. Sanjay Gupta’s Prescription for Fighting Off Dementia

(CBS) – When he’s not on CNN giving updates on the coronavirus, Sanjay Gupta is at his day job, as a neurosurgeon. “I’ve had a longstanding love affair with the brain,” he said.

Trump Crosses a Bright-Red Line

(The Atlantic) – The president’s nonstop abuse of power seems determined to force a reckoning.

Scott Gottlieb discusses coronavirus on “Face the Nation,” December 27, 2020

(CBS) – “But the idea that we’re going to get to 20 million vaccines, vaccinations by the end of the year, that’s probably unrealistic at this point.”

Straight Talk with Hank Paulson Episode 23: Robert Zoellick

Robert Zoellick (11th President of the World Bank and Senior Counselor, Brunswick Group) shares insights on how the United States can lead on international trade, the importance of the World Bank in addressing pressing global issues such as climate change, what is needed for an effective US policy toward a rising China, and his recommendations for the incoming Treasury Secretary.

Meeting the Challenge in Asia

(National Interest) – To succeed in Asia, President-elect Joe Biden will need an administration that whines less, competes more, and leverages American strengths in the Asia that actually exists, not the one of its wishes, dreams, and fantasies.

White House task force kept airport Covid screeners in place despite known risk of infection, sources say

(CNBC) – “It became pretty clear relatively quickly that it was, from a public health perspective, as far as identifying people who were Covid positive, it was a failure.”

Scott Gottlieb discusses coronavirus on “Face the Nation,” December 20, 2020

(CBS) – “It does seem to be the case that we’re on track probably to peak in terms of the number of infections somewhere around the first week in January.”

Getting Vaccinated Against COVID-19 is Like PPE at a Molecular Level

(CNN) – Dr. Sanjay Gupta takes us behind the scenes with him as he gets the coronavirus vaccine at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta.

Veteran diplomat Evan Feigenbaum on U.S. policy in a changing Asia

(supchina) – “…the securitization of the US-China relationship, in particular the securitization of commercial flows…”

Lead vaccine developer says she wants to help rebuild trust brick by brick

(CNN) – According to the same poll, only 62% of Black respondents answered they would be willing to get a vaccine, up from 50% in September.

Gingrich among Trump loyalists named to Pentagon advisory board

(Politico) – The appointments to the panel come following a similar purge and replacement at the Defense Business Board.

How the White House Followed the Science to Enable a Quick Vaccine

(Newsweek) – As new vaccines enter the market, it is hard to think of a public program that has yielded a larger return so quickly for our country and the world than President Donald Trump’s Operation Warp Speed.

China Wants to Be the World’s Banker

(Wall Street Journal) – The U.S. is in danger of losing its dominant leadership position in global financial services.

If the United States were my patient: Science cannot rescue us from ourselves

(CNN) – Our human spirit has made us innovative, creative, resourceful and tenacious enough to see this dream of a vaccine bear fruit. But it’s our human behavior and biological reflexes that will dictate how deep our wounds ultimately go. No amount of science can rescue us from ourselves.

Dave Brubeck, Beyond ‘Take Five’

(WSJ) – Born 100 years ago, the pianist and composer found immense success melding musical classicism with polyrhythmic experiment.

Michael Osterholm

Hailed by CNN as “the infectious disease expert who has been warning us for a decade and a half that the world will face a pandemic,” Dr. Michael Osterholm quickly became the go-to expert on the public health impact of COVID-19. A sharp critic of the complacency that led to the current global pandemic, he […]

There Is No Trumpism Without Trump

(The Atlantic) – The Republican Party now has two paths forward.

Mario Draghi

Widely credited with saving the eurozone, Mario Draghi OMRI GColIH is an internationally respected and renowned economic and financial leader. With just three words, “whatever it takes,” Dr. Draghi initiated clarity, confidence, and optimism into a world paralyzed by fear of another Depression during the peak of the 2012-euro crisis. As President of the European […]

Biden Faces Immediate Tests in Asia

(Carnegie Endowment for International Peace) – Trump toughened America’s approach to China, but his administration was long on attitude and short on strategy. Many Asian governments want a more systematic approach from Biden.

Why federal student loans need new protections on debt collection

(Yahoo Finance) – We do not allow banks to extend and pretend loan obligations that are clearly unaffordable to the borrowers. We should at least ask the same of our government.

A Craving for Normalcy Spells the End of a Populist Presidency

(Bloomberg) – There are nine reasons Trump may still win, but none seems likely.

Trump Can Take Credit for Vaccine Progress but Shouldn’t Rush It

(The Wall Street Journal) – The FDA balances benefits with safety risks, and interference makes Americans nervous.

5 Common Coronavirus Misconceptions and the Science You Need to Know

(CNN) – Since the beginning of 2020, when we first started hearing about a new coronavirus, eventually dubbed SARS-CoV-2, our understanding of what it is, how it infects people, who it infects and how we can protect ourselves have all evolved as our knowledge has grown.

Leonard Brody

Leonard has been called “a controversial leader of the new world order.” He is an award winning entrepreneur, venture capitalist, best-selling author and a 2 time Emmy nominated media visionary.

Kaihan Krippendorff

Kaihan Krippendorff is a top strategy and innovation expert (both academically and as a practictioner), an author of 5 best selling books, a Thinkers50 recognized thinker, and the founder of Outthinker -a strategy and innovation consulting firm that has generated $2.5B in new revenue for mid-sized and Fortune 500 companies

You Can Trust the FDA’s Vaccine Process

(Wall Street Journal) – The agency can roll out a Covid shot safely, quickly and without bowing to political pressure.

VP’s chief of staff on Supreme Court announcement: ‘I don’t think it will take us long’

(CNN) – “The reality is that this is the President’s obligation to make a nomination, he’ll do so and he’ll do so in the near future.”

How ‘Emergency Use’ Can Help Roll Out a Covid Vaccine

(The Wall Street Journal) – The FDA can approve a promising candidate for those most at risk while continuing to collect data.

What Islamists and ‘Wokeists’ Have in Common

(The Wall Street Journal) – Adherents of both pursue ideological purity, refuse to engage in debate and demand submission.

Dr. Gottlieb: Vaccine For General Population Unlikely By This Year

(MSNBC) – Former FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb weighs in on the suspension of a COVID-19 vaccine trial, the likelihood of a vaccine for the general public this year and what he expects from the coming flu season. 

Dr. Gupta breaks down the effects of convalescent plasma

(CNN) – The US Food and Drug Administration issued an emergency use authorization for convalescent plasma to treat Covid-19. CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta takes a deeper look at the data and explains why controlled randomized trials are still necessary to fully understand the effectiveness of convalescent plasma. 

Asia’s Future Beyond U.S.-China Competition

(Carnegie Endowment for International Peace) – Beijing and Washington are competing to set Asia’s rules, norms, and standards. But other countries in the region are increasingly choosing to shape its future themselves.

‘Weimar America’? The Trump Show Is No Cabaret

(Bloomberg Opinion) – Detractors have been equating the U.S. with 1920s Germany for 85 years, and they are still wrong.

Republicans should campaign hard for votes of immigrants like me who are US citizens

(Fox News) – The Republican Party has not done enough to win a significant share of our votes

Search for coronavirus vaccine is making important progress

(Fox News) – It seems we’ll get a vaccine sometime next year at the latest

On foreign policy, a call to ditch the grim worldview and reawaken idealism

(The Washington Post) – Imagine, an account by a GOP foreign policy insider that is both momentous and readable, literate and witty; that throws darts and settles scores subtly; and that does not leave the reader with a lower opinion of absolutely everyone involved.

I Crossed Back Into a State of Denial

(The Atlantic) – At the Canada-U.S. border, I encountered a study in contrasts.

Sweden Shouldn’t Be America’s Pandemic Model

(The Wall Street Journal) – The Swedes aren’t close to reaching herd immunity. We need to continue to contain the virus spread.

Elvis Francois

Colloquially known as “The Singing Surgeon”, Dr. Elvis is a spine surgeon who has inspired millions through his impromptu inspirational musical performances. At the height of the global pandemic, his motivational messages through have captured a worldwide audience. Dr. Elvis is a dedicated surgeon with a passion for using his musical talent to provide motivation, […]

VP’s Chief Of Staff: The Right to Protest ‘Should Be Protected’

(MSNBC) – Marc Short joins Hallie Jackson as protestors and professional athletes demand justice for Jacob Blake and others affected by police violence.

From Near Death With Chatbots To New Life In E-Commerce, Octane AI Raises $4.25 Million

(Forbes) – A startup that builds conversational commerce tools for brands has raised $4.25 million to help build its presence in the growing world of e-commerce.

Betting on Better Drug Trials to Beat Covid-19

(The Wall Street Journal) – Studies are competing for too few patients. It’s time to direct resources toward the most promising therapies.

Chaos at home and threats abroad can be better dealt with by studying Eisenhower

(Fox News) – Few people provide a better model of leadership for our current moment then President Dwight D. Eisenhower.

Why I am not sending my kids back to school

(CNN) – One of the questions I am getting more than any other: Am I going to send my children back to school? As a father of three teen and preteen girls, this has been a constant discussion in our household, and it hasn’t been easy.

What Biden needs to understand about Prophet Muhammad saying he used at Muslim voter event

(Fox News) – I would strongly advise the Biden camp to reach out to Muslim reformers and progressive dissidents to formulate a better strategy

TikTok Is Inane. China’s Imperial Ambition Is Not.

(Bloomberg Opinion) – The U.S. won the Cold War by exporting its values, and China has a similar plan for Cold War II.

Susan Rice is the VP Biden needs

(CNN) – Joe Biden has a high-class problem. He has a short list of highly qualified women, who would all serve as excellent running mates.

The Danger of Allowing Banks to Artificially Boost Capital Ratios

(Yahoo Finance) – Ironically, big bank lobbyists are now using the Covid-19 crisis to undo those very reforms, cynically claiming deregulation will help banks support the real economy.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is the NBA’s all-time leading scorer, a six-time NBA champion and the leagues only 6x MVP. He is one of a handful of influential and respected black men in America who has a national platform as a regular contributing columnist for newspapers and magazines around the world such as The Washington Post, Time […]

Do some people have protection against the coronavirus?

(CNN) – We’re now more than seven months into the coronavirus pandemic that has upended the lives of most of Earth’s inhabitants. And while it is true that the scientific community has learned many things about the SARS-CoV-2 virus and the disease it causes, Covid-19, there are also many gaps in our understanding.

Want Schools to Open? Get Serious About Outbreaks

(The Wall Street Journal) – The spring decision to open inessential businesses came at the expense of fall classrooms.

‘Archaeology Can Cover the Totality of the Human Story’

(The Atlantic) – A conversation with David Carballo about the fall of the Aztec empire

Scott Gottlieb: High rate of COVID-19 spread in schools making it “very hard to open” in fall

(Face The Nation) – The former FDA commissioner suggests that testing delays need to be resolved before widespread reopenings of America’s schools.

Dr. Gupta explains the science behind push to reopen schools

(CNN) – White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany says that science is on the side of reopening all schools. CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta and Jake Tapper discuss what that science actually shows.

Canada Got Better. The United States Got Trump.

(The Atlantic) – Two North American nations seemed to be on the same path—and then they diverged.

Covid Shows the Need for a Diagnostic Stockpile

(The Wall Street Journal) – Congress can meet the current surge in demand for testing and be ready for the next pandemic.

Like Nixon, Trump Has the Opportunity to Build a New U.S.-China Framework

(Newsweek) – It may have come a decade or two late, but the United States is undergoing the most dramatic reappraisal of our relationship with the People’s Republic of China since the famous “opening” pursued by President Richard Nixon nearly 50 years ago.

Britain has a critical role ‘East of Suez’ in the Indo-Pacific century

(The Telegraph) – The UK can act as a bridge between democratic allies in the region, and protect the rules-based order.

COVID-19 Reminds Us Our Fates Are All Tied Together

(Sports Illustrated) – DeMaurice Smith reflects on the legacy of the late Congressman John Lewis, and reminds us of how COVID-19 is more proof that we are all in this together.

Europe’s ‘Hamilton Moment’ Is a Flop. That’s Fine.

(Bloomberg Opinion) – Federalizing debt was what united the states, but don’t expect the same effect from a European Recovery Fund.

Behind the HHS-CDC Disagreement

(The Wall Street Journal) – An interagency feud over key data demonstrates the inadequacy of U.S. efforts to prepare for a pandemic.

Back to school or back to square one?

(CNN) – Even though the heat of mid-summer is still upon us and the coronvirus pandemic continues, back-to-school season is right around the corner. With the possible exception of mask-wearing, no topic is generating as much debate as the reopening of schools.

Ivanka Trump’s tone-deaf Tuesday

(CNN) – Ivanka Trump had quite a day on Tuesday. She started it as the face of one of the most tone-deaf campaigns the White House has launched yet — and there is no shortage of competition in that category — and ended it by possibly violating a government ethics rule.

Schools Can Open Safely This Fall

(Wall Street Journal) – Staggered schedules and other precautions would help reduce children’s low but real risk from Covid.

America and China Are Entering the Dark Forest

(Bloomberg Opinion) – To know what the Chinese are really up to, read the futuristic novels of Liu Cixin.

If the United States were my patient: We aren’t ready to celebrate yet

(CNN) – Seven weeks later, as we approach the patient’s birthday — July 4th — I thought it would be a good time to check in and see how the patient’s doing.

Antibodies Can Be the Bridge to a Vaccine

(The Wall Street Journal) – Drugs that mimic an immune response are in development, but it’s time to ramp up manufacturing.

China poses serious threat to US in new space race – no issue is more important

(Fox News) – Whoever dominates space is going to be able to control Earth and dictate the planet’s culture and values.

Science by press release: When the story gets ahead of the science

(CNN) – A little more than three months after the World Health Organization officially declared the coronavirus outbreak a global pandemic, it has become evident that both the research cycle and the news cycle have accelerated to levels never seen before in our lifetime.

Reinvent Health Care to Beat Covid-19

(The Wall Street Journal) – Important surgeries can continue, but doctors need to be paid more for managing outbreaks.

America Doesn’t Need a New Revolution

(Wall Street Journal) – Outrage is the natural response to the brutal killing of George Floyd. Yet outrage and clear, critical thinking seldom go hand in hand. An act of police brutality became the catalyst for a revolutionary mood.

WWSG Statement on Race and Racism
Right now, there is a pain deeply etched in the soul of our nation and in the hearts of millions. Pain that has oppressed the hearts, the minds, and the day-to-day living reality of far too many for far too long in our country. To stand together, we must stand up for one another, and [...]
America Is on the Road to Relapse Not Recovery

(Bloomberg Opinion) – The U.S. isn’t following the example of countries that have shown what a “smart reopening” entails.

Low interest rates widen the gap between Main Street and Wall Street

(Yahoo Finance) – Is there no end to the absurdity of our debt culture? For most of the past 12 years, we have lived in an era of zero interest rate policy, or “ZIRP.”

China’s secret campaign to spy on US and buy influence is exposed

(Fox News) – For years, China has invested in American universities in various ways, donating millions of dollars, collaborating with academics, and setting up cultural centers.

Trump’s 3-Point Plan to Win in 2020

(The Atlantic) – He will attack the independence and integrity of the legal system, try to benefit from foreign help, and benefit from voting obstacles.

Rules for Clinical Trials in a Pandemic

(The Wall Street Journal) – A study out of Britain shows how to learn more, faster about promising coronavirus treatments.

Bolton book makes clear the dangers of a second Trump term

(CNN) – Former national security adviser John Bolton wrote a forthcoming book detailing, among other things, how President Donald Trump asked Chinese President Xi Jinping to help him win the 2020 election and told him to go ahead with building concentration camps for Uyghur Muslims.

Trump Is Losing Credit Where He May Soon Need It Most

(The Atlantic) – The president is not wrong to feel a personal sting in the Supreme Court’s decision.

New Rules for Covid Summer: Be Flexible and Vigilant

(The Wall Street Journal) – The public is divided. Authorities need to build confidence without wearing out goodwill.

Testing won’t help fight coronavirus unless we do this

(Fox News) – One of the biggest advancements we’ve seen during the coronavirus pandemic crisis is the development of rapid, on-site tests for COVID-19. Thanks to this innovation, the turnaround time for such tests has been reduced from one week to one hour or less.

‘We Can’t Let Our Guard Down’ On Virus, Says Dr. Gottlieb

(MSNBC) – Former FDA commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb says the coronavirus epidemic is still spreading but at a slower rate.

How China’s Hawks Still Exploit the 1989 Tiananmen Protests

(Newsweek) – In his Friday address on Hong Kong, President Donald Trump mused that we once hoped that “Hong Kong would be a glimpse of China’s future.” What he meant was that, for years, the consensus was that the Chinese government would evolve to resemble Hong Kong’s: democratic, protective of civil liberties, with a free market.

How Businesses Can Keep Employees Safe From Coronavirus

(The Wall Street Journal) – Companies can deploy routine testing and tools like pooling samples to detect outbreaks.

2020 Is Not 1968. It May Be Worse.

(Bloomberg) – Social unrest helped doom Lyndon Johnson’s presidency. It may end up saving Trump’s.

Voter fraud argument a red herring

(Clarion Ledger) – On May 18, Mississippi Secretary of State Michael Watson issued a statement on voting in the November election.

A Fast Coronavirus Vaccine, Without Cutting Corners

(The Wall Street Journal) – Rigorous testing will ensure that Americans can trust the shot they take will be safe and effective.

Predictions and punts: A retrospective scoring of this column

(The Boston Globe) – As these will be my last words in these pages, it’s time to look back and take stock.

America’s success in space is due to cheerful persistence, despite dangers and challenges

(Fox News) – This is the moment to remember that cheerful persistence is the key to America’s success in space.

Save cash and reward shareholders: The case for stock dividends

(Yahoo Finance) – Dividends. To cut, or not to cut. That is the question confronting companies throughout the globe as they struggle to conserve enough cash to keep themselves going during a deepening economic downturn.

How Congress can give Americans an extra $11,000 without costing taxpayers a penny

(Fox News) – But what if there was a way for Congress to provide American families an $11,000 per year increase in their incomes without costing taxpayers a penny?

David Frum: After Trump, How Do We Rebuild?

(MSNBC) – Author David Frum joins Morning Joe to discuss his new book ‘Trumpocalypse: Restoring American

Scott Gottlieb warns of uptick in coronavirus infections after widespread protests

(Face The Nation)  – Former FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb cautioned against the potential spread of coronavirus as thousands of people take to the streets to demonstrate.

The Future of the Dollar

(Foreign Affairs) – The dollar’s status will be tested by Washington’s ability to weather the COVID-19 storm and emerge with economic policies that allow the country, over time, to manage its national debt and curb its structural fiscal deficit.

The U.S. Doesn’t Need a New Cold War

(The Wall Street Journal) – Proponents of heightening the conflict with China understate the diplomatic successes of recent years.

Joseph Grogan

Joseph Grogan served as Assistant to President Donald J. Trump and Director of the Domestic Policy Council.  He was the President’s lead advisor on a variety of domestic policy issues relating to health care, regulatory and deregulatory initiatives, economic expansion, commercial space exploration, environment, agriculture, civil rights, and education. He is a health policy thought […]

After coronavirus – College football by September and more. Here’s how

(Fox News) – The question instead should be: “How will we operate so that all sports – college football, professional baseball, professional football, etc. – can be played safely more than three months from now?”

Democrats can’t keep ignoring this vital campaign issue

(CNN) – Senate Republicans should be careful what they wish for — and that includes South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham, who this weekend said out loud what many of his fellow Republicans are thinking.

Trump Is Attacking Global Trade. Would Biden Bring It Back?

(The Atlantic) – Donald Trump withdrew from the Trans-Pacific Partnership during his first week in office.

Dim lights, big city

(The Boston Globe) – Nothing illustrates with shocking clarity the perils of big city life than the coronavirus pandemic.

Here’s the Testing Strategy We Need to Safely Reopen America

(TIME) – Everyone wants to know when we’ll be safe from COVID-19. The answer is we’re probably in for a long fight. We’ll face a persistent risk, maybe until we get a vaccine, or even after. But that risk can be managed, and reduced, if we focus on helping those at the greatest threat of getting the disease.

Cut Through the Fog of Coronavirus War

(The Wall Street Journal) – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention made its first definitive statement last week describing a rare but disturbing condition in children related to Covid-19.

If the United States were my patient

(CNN) – The country and the world are facing a serious illness. But, it is treatable. It is fixable. Let’s do this together.

After Coronavirus, Government Will Have to Shrink

(The Wall Street Journal) – When focus shifts from the pandemic to the economy, it will need to shift from a lot more government action to a lot less.

Life with coronavirus, or the world we might have lost

(The Boston Globe) – How much are social mores going to change as a result of the pandemic?

Antibody Knowledge Can Be Power

(The Wall Street Journal) – Covid-19 may be here for a long time. As work and activities begin to resume, there will continue to be risk and many new precautions.

It can still be hard to get a coronavirus test — and that’s not the only problem

(CNN) – The coronavirus pandemic is nowhere near to being over, yet states are starting to ease restrictions to try to avert economic disaster.

Coronavirus was a surprise – Amazing technology can give us early warning of future outbreaks

(Fox News) – In our interconnected world, where communicable diseases can spread so easily and rapidly, we need to be better able to anticipate and track the path of outbreaks. Think how helpful this capability would be for the coronavirus.

Gottlieb says coronavirus mitigation “didn’t work as well as we expected” in reducing cases

(Face The Nation) – The former FDA commissioner said new coronavirus cases continue to rise in roughly 20 states.

‘I’m An Astronaut. This Is What It’s Like To Walk In Space’

(Newsweek) – Over the past few weeks a common joke I hear from family and friends is: “Hey Mike, I bet you wish you were in space now!”

It’s an injustice

(The Boston Globe) – Growing up in Glasgow, my friends and I liked to quote Calimero sarcastically at anyone who complained about their lot. ‘It’s an injustice, it is!’

The Cruel Covid ‘New Normal’

(The Wall Street Journal) – The virus continues to spread. What’s needed now: rapid antigen tests like the one for flu or strep.

Trump to America: Don’t blame me

(CNN) – When the announcement came from the White House on Monday morning that there would be no briefing, there was a sigh of relief.

Nonprofit Volunteer Surge Launches Effort to Recruit, Train and Deploy 1,000,000 Volunteer Health Workers in Communities across the U.S.

(PR Network) – As demand on the U.S. healthcare system continues to surge, new initiative enables free, virtual training for Community Health Workers

The second wave of the coronavirus pandemic

(The Boston Globe) – These days we are all a bit like those Japanese fishermen, cowering beneath a giant wave, the COVID-19 pandemic.

Coronavirus shouldn’t keep America closed for months – Let’s reopen based on local conditions

(Fox News) – Clearly, a policy that makes sense for Montana would be a nightmare in New York City.

America Needs to Win the Coronavirus Vaccine Race

(The Wall Street Journal) – The first nation to develop a vaccine for Covid-19 could have an economic advantage as well as a tremendous public-health achievement.

We can return to a pre-coronavirus economy – Here’s how

(Fox News) – As Americans know all too well, the coronavirus pandemic has forced government at all levels – federal, state, and local – to impose protective measures that amounted to a national shutdown. Many of the measures have been necessary, but they have also been devastating.

What being aboard the space shuttle taught me about sheltering in place for coronavirus

(Daily News) – As a former NASA astronaut with two space shuttle missions and four spacewalks worth of experience, I am familiar with living with others in tight quarters, feeling separated from the Earth, and thinking introspectively about our planet.

Nature Photographers On What Quarantine Means for the Planet

(Medium) – Cristina and Paul open up about the campaign, what quarantine has meant for the planet, and how we can all celebrate Earth Day.

The economic legacy of a coronavirus lockdown

(The Boston Globe) – The fallout from our disastrous COVID-19 policy could tip us into the worst depression since the 1930s.

Why Trump and Xi might both lose the corona wars

(The Spectator) – The Covid-19 pandemic came along just as Cold War II was getting under way between the United States and the People’s Republic of China

How to Keep Workers Healthy on the Job

(The Wall Street Journal) – The threat from Covid-19 won’t end when the epidemic subsides. The recent upsurge in cases in Singapore and Japan shows how easily the virus can re-emerge. It will be a constant threat until an effective vaccine is on the market. So how does America function?

Treating coronavirus – how an old therapy can help beat a new virus

(Fox News) – A major key to beating the new coronavirus will be the development of a range of therapies that will let us lead normal lives as we defeat the disease.

Overreliance on the Fed is compromising the future for millennials

(CNBC) – Millennials have been dealt two very bad economic hands during their lifetimes.

Save Globalisation to Secure the Future

(Financial Times) – The world will be a very dangerous place if we do not fix multilateral institutions

U.S.-China Coordination Missing in Action on Coronavirus

(Carnegie Endowment for International Peace) – Despite their strategic rivalry, the United States and China have a history of coordinating in past public health and economic crises. Now that they are tipping into enmity, it may take other countries to nudge them back toward collaboration and joint action.

The next coronavirus relief bill needs to solve America’s unbanked and unwired crises

(The Hill) – Just two weeks after Congress passed the $2.2 trillion CARES Act to provide relief to businesses and families hammered by the coronavirus lockdown, discussions are turning to another legislative package, which simply must address two urgent problems: Too many Americans don’t have access to banks, and they don’t have high-speed broadband. If they don’t get both soon, they will be in desperate straits.

Marine life photographer Cristina Mittermeier protects our ‘blue gold’ oceans

(HS Insider) – For National Geographic photographer Cristina Mittermeier, protecting the blue in our blue marble of a world has become her life’s work.

Robert B. Zoellick: “We Tried Autarky in the 1930s. It Didn’t Work Very Well”

(The American Interest) – TAI’s Jeffrey Gedmin recently spoke with Robert B. Zoellick—former President of the World Bank (2007-2012), U.S. Deputy Secretary of State (2005-2006), and U.S. Trade Representative (2001-2005)—about the coronavirus pandemic, relations with China, and his upcoming book about the history of American foreign policy. This interview has been edited for length and clarity.

CNN’s Sanjay Gupta on covering the coronavirus: ‘I think there is intrinsic value to hope’

(The Washington Post) – Sanjay Gupta, 50, is the Emmy Award-winning chief medical correspondent at CNN. He is also an associate professor of neurosurgery at Emory University and associate chief of neurosurgery at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta.

Make America Fun Again: Pass a Summer Stimulus Now

(The Wall Street Journal) – Send every U.S. household a $500 prepaid debit card to spend later this year in the ‘experience economy.’

The mystery behind the Fed’s refusal to suspend bank dividends

(Yahoo Finance) – The $2.2 trillion stimulus bill recently passed by Congress sensibly restricts large companies getting help under that bill from distributing capital to shareholders or paying outsized executive compensation. These restrictions are not punitive toward shareholders and executives.

Former FDA chief grabs spotlight with coronavirus plans to ‘turn the lights back on’

(The Washington Post) – A year after Scott Gottlieb resigned unexpectedly as Food and Drug Administration commissioner to return home to his family in Westport, Conn., he has never been in such demand — advising lawmakers, governors, members of the Trump administration and even the president himself about combating the novel coronavirus.

Don’t bet on a quick global resurrection amid COVID-19 pandemic

(The Globe and Mail) – Who among today’s great economists will write the Economic Consequences of the Plague? Large parts of the world’s economy have been brought to an abrupt standstill by the COVID-19 pandemic.

To deal with coronavirus crisis, what can we learn from Teddy Roosevelt?

(Fox News) – Most forefront in our minds is, of course, coronavirus, which continues to infect people across the country and shut down the national economy. Clearly, this pandemic will change the world in profound ways; we just don’t know exactly how yet.

7 principles for a post-coronavirus economy

(The Washington Post) – The pandemic crisis has laid bare the fact that while our economy was fundamentally strong before the crisis hit, we have unsustainable levels of income disparity in the United States, with too many people living paycheck to paycheck, afraid of the wolf at the door.

The Employer Will Test You Now

(The Wall Street Journal) – Reopening the economy will depend on companies diagnosing coronavirus cases in the workplace.

Robert Spalding

Rob Spalding is a national security policy strategist, and globally recognized for his knowledge of Chinese economic competition and influence, as well as for his ability to forecast global trends and develop innovative solutions. He has served in senior positions of strategy and diplomacy within the Defense and State Departments for more than 26 years, […]

Coronavirus — Get ready for life after COVID-19. Here’s what to do today

(Fox News) – And after each cycle of loss, there has been a rebirth of the American spirit, determination to build a better future, and deep belief that we Americans cannot be defeated or conquered. Instead, we have a compulsion to work toward a bigger, better, more fulfilling life for our children and grandchildren.

‘It Tortures Me That I’m Not There Helping.’ Former FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb on the Fight Against COVID-19

(TIME) – Despite the fact that Gottlieb is working from home, he arguably has been in the public eye more now than at any time since he resigned from the FDA last spring.

The Supreme Court is tipping the scales toward Trump’s reelection

(CNN) – Make no mistake — the conservative justices on the US Supreme Court are making decisions now that could influence the outcome of the November election.

Science Channel Recruits Former CIA Operative to Investigate Government Secrets in New Series ‘Black Files Declassified’

(popculture) – The Science Channel is delving deep into secretive government operations with the “unprecedented access” of former CIA operative Mike Baker in its new series, Black Files Declassified.

Bet Big on Treatments for Coronavirus

(The Wall Street Journal) – Antivirals and antibody therapies are showing promise. The FDA needs to step up its pace.

Bail out workers, not shareholders

(Yahoo Finance) – The past decade has been good to corporate shareholders. Last year marked the longest bull market in history, with the S&P 500 rising 330% from its March 2009 low. And while those gains have taken a significant hit as a result of the COVID-19 crisis, shareholders had already locked in trillions in payouts from the market’s strong growth.

COVID-19 Should Make Us Rethink Our Destructive Relationship With the Natural World

(Slate) – Of all the things I learned during my years in the rainforest of Gombe Stream National Park in Tanzania conducting my research into the behavior of chimpanzees, one of the most important is how all life is interconnected.

Scott Gottlieb becomes key voice warning Trump, GOP on coronavirus

(The Hill) – Scott Gottlieb has seen his national profile grow amid the coronavirus outbreak as the former Food and Drug Administration commissioner becomes a leading voice from outside the administration on how to tackle the worst health epidemic the country may ever have faced.

The mystery of why the coronavirus kills some young people

(CNN) – When 30-year-old Ben Luderer started to feel sick, he wasn’t that surprised. Just a few days earlier, his wife, Brandy, had tested positive for coronavirus, but there wasn’t much to it.

Let’s Zoom Xi. He has questions to answer

(The Globe and Mail) – China caused this disaster, but now wants to claim the credit for saving us from it. Liberally exporting testing kits (some of which don’t work) and face masks (most of which probably do, but I still got ours from Taiwan, thank you very much), the Chinese government is intent of snatching victory from the jaws of a defeat it inflicted.

Coronavirus harming our economic health – but government programs can help businesses survive

(Fox News) – The coronavirus has effectively shut down the American economy. As the federal government advises social distancing and governors across the country implement stay-at-home orders to mitigate the virus, Americans are not going out to spend money.

Jazz Meets Rock in an Intoxicating Potion

(The Wall Street Journal) – Fifty years ago this month, Columbia Records issued Miles Davis’s churning ‘Bitches Brew,’ confronting two genres of music and crystallizing a third, jazz-rock fusion.

Nation unites against coronavirus – here’s how ‘all of America’ is joining the fight

(Fox News) – Watching President Donald Trump in the White House Coronavirus Task Force briefing go through company after company and government project after government project fighting the pandemic, it hit me that we were seeing something America has done before. We are mobilizing as a people to win a war.

David Wohl

Spending 43 years in the NBA will teach you many things and shape who you are. For Dave Wohl it was the early realization that he was a teacher at heart and that led him, after a seven year playing career, into coaching in the NBA for his next 26 years before moving into the […]

Donald Trump, the risk-taker, is gambling with lives

(The Globe and Mail) – We who only bet occasionally on a horse race are fascinated by true gamblers: those who frequent not only casinos and stock markets, but also the pages of history. We normal folk tend to think of two types of gambler.

Soviets seriously considered nuclear attack on US in 1960s – And now it’s basis of my novel

(Fox News) – This Soviet plot was one of the inspirations for my new novel, “Shakedown,” which I wrote with Pete Earley. The book, which was released last week, focuses on Mayberry and Garrett – one a former FBI agent, the other an ex-Navy SEAL – who are caught in the middle of a deadly crisis and must race to thwart a cataclysmic nuclear attack on America.

The Fed is making the right moves to help America’s small businesses

(CNN) – My grandmother was fond of saying that the road to hell is paved with good intentions. That certainly fits the bailouts of 2008 and 2009.

The Coronavirus Is Demonstrating the Value of Globalization

(The Atlantic) – We are experiencing a painful introduction to anti-globalism and its consequences.

Paul Romer: Not Spending Billions on Virus Testing Would Be Foolish

(Bloomberg) – Nobel laureate Paul Romer, a professor of economics at New York University, says cash handouts aren’t an effective way of fighting the coronavirus outbreak and that the federal government should focus their stimulus on scaling up virus testing.

Western mismanagement of coronavirus means the elderly are targets

(The Boston Globe) – Many will die, but most of the deaths could have been avoided with better preparation and earlier action.

The extremely high bar set for NBA manchild Darryl Dawkins

(Sports Illustrated) – Darryl Dawkins’ former coach, Dave Wohl, writes about the high expectations set for the NBA’s first manchild.

How Long Will the Coronavirus Lockdowns Go On?

(The Wall Street Journal) – Soon the U.S. will be able to do 75,000 tests a day. That will make changes in strategy possible.

How to Prevent a Coronavirus Depression

(The New York Times) – Covid-19, the most threatening pandemic of the past century, has precipitated both a health crisis and an economic crisis. The strategies that governments have adopted to deal with each crisis separately are contradictory and risk catastrophic, long-term failure.

Scott Gottlieb expects “shocking” scenes in New York as coronavirus spreads

(Face the Nation) – The former FDA chief says hospitals are at risk of being overwhelmed during the crisis.

After coronavirus, how do we restore America to economic health?

(Fox News) – It has become all too clear that the coronavirus pandemic is not just a matter of global health, but also an economic issue. Indeed, the virus is having a major impact on the American and global economies as it spreads rapidly in the United States and around the world.

No Empathy, Only Anger

(The Atlantic) – Those seeking to support Trump’s party line need an excuse for their months of denial and deception—and they’ve found it.

Trump’s Tariffs Leave the U.S. Short on Vital Medical Supplies

(The Wall Street Journal) – Why would the U.S. increase the cost and difficulty of supplying protective gear to doctors and nurses? Why would Washington obstruct the acquisition of lifesaving equipment? Because the sclerosis of trade protectionism, once it takes hold, constricts economic health and adaptation.

Vinny Boles

Leading teams (and yourself) is not just about doing your best. Its about getting better. If you’re not better today than you were six months ago you’re failing. And if your’e not doing things today to get better you’ll continue to struggle. Using his “battle tested” experience, Vinny will work with you and your team […]

Beyond the coronavirus crisis – here’s how to protect our physical and economic health

(Fox News) – Writing from Italy, where the coronavirus pandemic is at its strongest, I am fully committed to taking the most draconian steps necessary to keep people physically separated until the virus dies out for lack of new hosts.

Coronavirus should not be an excuse to substantially loosen big bank rules

(Yahoo Finance) – Surely hell has a special place reserved for big bank advocates using a worldwide health crisis to pursue their deregulatory agenda.

American Hospitals Can Avoid Italy’s Fate

(The Wall Street Journal) – Deploy telemedicine to determine who needs emergency care, waive licensing rules and more.

The shadow coronavirus czar

(Politico) – Scott Gottlieb left the Trump administration nearly a year ago — but from Twitter to TV, he’s become the face of truth-telling about the coronavirus pandemic.

Witnessing Italy’s coronavirus crisis tells me US must rapidly ramp up response

(Fox News) – I have watched first-hand as the Italian government has worked hard to contain the coronavirus by imposing strong public health measures to try to get the epidemic under control. These measures will lead to significant economic challenges.

The first coronavirus error was keeping calm

(The Times) – Early complacency exacerbated the crisis, but it’s not the only mistake.

How the 2008 financial panic can help us face coronavirus

(The Washington Post) – Twelve years after the 2008 financial panic, the world faces the prospect of another panic, one I hope is still avoidable. The immediate cause is a novel virus, not financial markets or the economy, which remain strong. But fear is again the enemy. And lessons we learned in 2008 can be a useful guide to action.

Quarantining cities isn’t needed. But a fast, coordinated response to covid-19 is essential.

(The Washington Post) – Dramatic measures have been taken over the past week to fight the coronavirus epidemic in the United States. President Trump’s announcement of a ban on most flights from Europe, except for the United Kingdom, on Wednesday night came at about the same time the National Basketball Association suspended the rest of the basketball season.

Dr. Sanjay Gupta: Panic Doesn’t Serve Any Purpose

(The Late Show with Stephen Colbert) – CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta, host of the “Coronavirus: Fact vs. Fiction” podcast, sits down with Stephen Colbert for a frank discussion about how Americans should cope in the face of this global pandemic.

The Fed needs to bail out the real economy — not big banks

(Yahoo Finance) – Plunging stock markets, bond yields, and oil prices are creating a perfect storm of adverse conditions sure to impose severe damage on the real economy.

‘Network Effects’ Multiply a Viral Threat

(The Wall Street Journal) – This isn’t merely a bad flu season. Covid-19 is spreading far faster than most Americans realize.

Biden vs Sanders – here’s what to expect in the fight ahead

(Fox News) – Last month we all thought we knew what was going to happen in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination. Of course, things turned out very differently.

Why CNN is calling the novel coronavirus outbreak a pandemic

(CNN) – Starting today, you will notice that CNN is using the term pandemic to describe the current coronavirus outbreak. It is not a decision we take lightly. While we know it sounds alarming, it should not cause panic.

Take smart steps to slow spread of the coronavirus

(USA Today) – Small steps like hand-washing and covering coughs can not only reduce our risks of infection but also have a big impact on the scope of an epidemic.

Susana Martinez

The first Hispanic female governor in American history, Susana Martinez has an inspiring personal story that proves the power and promise of the American Dream.  As Martinez strongly believes, “En America, todo es posible!” Growing up along the nation’s southern border in a law enforcement family, Martinez became her county’s top criminal prosecutor, where she […]

Erica Dhawan

Erica Dhawan is the world’s leading authority on 21st century Collaboration and Connectional Intelligence. She challenges audiences and organizations to unlock the collective power of teams and get big things done.

Charlene Li

Charlene Li is the author of six books, including the New York Times bestseller, Open Leadership and co-author of the critically acclaimed book, Groundswell. Her latest book is the bestseller The Disruption Mindset. She is the Founder and Senior Fellow at Altimeter, a disruptive analyst firm that was acquired in 2015 by Prophet. Charlene is […]

50 hours that changed the 2020 Democratic presidential race

(Fox News) – The 50 hours between the South Carolina primary and the end of the Super Tuesday primaries will be studied for a long time.

Covid-19 May Have You Working At Home

(The Wall Street Journal) – The numbers don’t tell the whole story. Nine Americans have died of Covid-19, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirms more than 100 cases in 15 states. But there are probably already several thousand Americans who have been infected. For now, the average person’s risk is low in a nation of 330 million, but that may soon change.

Michelle Rozen

Dr. Michelle specializes in managing change and has been featured in NBC, ABC, CNN, FOX News and many more media outlets. She is the author of three books and writes for the Hufngton Post on issues related to motivation, personal and professional growth and managing change in our lives so that we can all do […]

Connie Dieken

Formerly a broadcast journalist, Connie Dieken brings the insights from her bestsellers Talk Less, Say More and Become the Real Deal to thought leadership presentations assisting executives to develop presence and influence. Connie spent twenty years as a television journalist working for both ABC and NBC. In this time she was awarded five Emmys, two […]

Trump may shrug off the coronavirus, but the US economy may not

(The Boston Globe) – A Covid-19 outbreak in one or more large US cities would inflict a September 11-level hit on the economy and a Hurricane Katrina-level hit on Trump’s popular approval.

The Man Behind Trump’s Facebook Juggernaut

(The New Yorker) – Brad Parscale used social media to sway the 2016 election. He’s poised to do it again.

Mary Ball Washington — What to know about the mother who created the father of America

(Fox News) – We should also be thankful for Washington’s mother, Mary Ball Washington, who raised her eldest son to become one of the greatest leaders in history. Mary played an indispensable role in forming George’s character.

Tony Hawk

The most recognized action sports figure in the world, Tony Hawk was just nine-years old when his brother changed his life by giving him a blue fiberglass Bahne skateboard. By fourteen he’d turned pro, and by sixteen he was widely considered the best skateboarder on earth. In 1999, he became the first skater to ever […]

Mike Bloomberg has done an about-face on Wall Street reform

(Yahoo Finance) – Can a leopard change its spots? That is the central question hanging over Michael Bloomberg’s candidacy for the Democratic presidential nomination.

The Price of a Sanders Nomination

(The Atlantic) – Supporters of Senator Bernie Sanders insist that their guy can eject Donald Trump from the White House. The more insistent question, though, is whether Sanders will cost Democrats the House of Representatives.

Bloomberg’s long shot

(The Boston Globe) – As Elizabeth Warren put it in last Wednesday’s debate, Bloomberg simply has too much in common with the 73-year-old former Democratic billionaire who now occupies the White House.

Tuskegee Airmen fought racism at home while defending America abroad in World War II

(Fox News) – At his State of the Union address Feb. 4, President Trump honored Brig. Gen. Charles McGee, one of the last surviving Tuskegee Airmen. McGee, who recently turned 100, flew more than 130 combat missions in World War II before serving his country in both Korea and Vietnam.

Former Canadian PM talks USMCA, divided government

(Fox Business) – Former Canadian Prime Minister, Stephen Harper, sits down with Maria to discuss a wide range of topics including the new USMCA deal, Huawei, and the current political divide in Canada.

Trump joins Venezuela’s Juan Guaidó to battle the anti-America coalition

(Fox News) – President Trump earned a standing ovation during his State of the Union Address this year when he recognized Venezuelan President Juan Guaidó in the audience. For many, it was an electrifying moment – Guaidó is a symbol of courage and of freedom pitted against a bad and destructive anti-American dictatorship.

Today’s strongmen are weaker than we think

(The Times) – The lesson of history is that dictators tend not to die in their beds

Why Does the U.S. Have So Few Confirmed Coronavirus Cases?

(The Wall Street Journal) – A mere 15 cases of the Wuhan coronavirus have been diagnosed in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and that number hasn’t budged in a week. But the true number of cases is unknown, because the U.S. is testing only those who recently arrived from China or have been in close contact with confirmed patients.

Angela Maiers

Angela Maiers is a world-renowned author, entrepreneur, international keynote speaker, and educator, whose transformative message of the importance of mattering has the power to unleash the genius in us all.

Nobelist Romer Wants to Target Tech Giants With Taxes (Podcast)

(Bloomberg Tax) – Google, Facebook, and other tech giants have too much market power and way too much information about all of us. That’s the opinion of lots of political figures, as well as of Nobel economist Paul Romer. What makes Romer different is his preferred way of dealing with this problem: taxes.

Bloomberg’s billions vs. Sanders’ socialism – which Democrats are in and who is soon to be out of 2020 race

(Fox News) – Every presidential election is unique, but the 2020 Democratic race is quite extraordinary.

With Liberty and Justice for Some

(The Atlantic) – Attorney General Bill Barr seems willing to deploy the law as a weapon, cracking down on crimes by the poor and the foreign-born while going easy on the crimes of the president’s associates.

The China Challenge

(The National Interest) – The United States needs to compete with China within international institutions and country-by-country. It is hard to beat something with nothing. America should promote better ideas and practices and offer attractive partnerships, instead of retreating and bullying.

Fresh Talents, Unprecedented Heights

(The Wall Street Journal) – Duke Ellington, I like to argue, ranks as America’s greatest all-around musician—composer, arranger, bandleader, accompanist, soloist and musical thinker. Who else did it all with such sit-up-and-notice style, originality and longevity?

The Dismal Kingdom: Do Economists Have Too Much Power?

(Foreign Affairs) – Over the past 60 years, the United States has run what amounts to a natural experiment designed to answer a simple question: What happens when a government starts conducting its business in the foreign language of economists?

Senators hail their emperor, but Trump’s no shoo-in for a second term

(The Boston Globe) – The eventual Democratic nominee will have at least some chance of beating Trump.

Gottlieb says screening and fist bumps over handshakes will help protect against coronavirus

(CNBC) – Coronavirus is spreading in Hong Kong, Thailand, and Singapore. Community spread is suspected in other nations. Models suggest that for every person who traveled into the U.S. infected with coronavirus, and who was successfully diagnosed and quarantined, maybe three more arrived undetected.

Former FDA Chief Scott Gottlieb answers viewer questions on coronavirus

(CNBC) – Dr. Scott Gottlieb, Pfizer board member and former FDA commissioner, answers viewers’ questions about the coronavirus outbreak.

For Joe Girardi, every day is Take Your Parents to Work Day

(NBC Sports Philadelphia) – When Joe Girardi addresses his new ballclub for the first time on Day 1 of spring training next week, he won’t be alone. Jerry and Angela Girardi will also be there because for Joe Girardi, the new Phillies manager, every day is Take Your Parents to Work Day.

Coronavirus is a reminder to stay ahead of pandemics

(Fox News) – We first heard about coronavirus only weeks ago. What started as a local outbreak in Wuhan, China, quickly spread across the entire country – and then around the world. Now there are at least 12 cases of the coronavirus in the United States. The death toll in China is well into the hundreds and continues to increase. Across the globe, people are asking whether we are facing the next global pandemic.

Prof. Niall Ferguson: A Brief History of Tomorrow (Part one)

(St. Galllen Symposium) – In this two-part interview, Niall Ferguson and Grégoire Roos exchange on how the Millenials are about to disrupt politics in the West, discuss the current crisis of the Atlantic community, and address the challenges of the rise of China.

How the Coronavirus Epidemic Could Upend the Global Economy

(TIME) – There are many ways to measure the costs of coronavirus. There have now been more than 24,000 officially reported cases, and nearly 500 people have died, but we’d be wise not to have much faith in these figures.

The deadliest virus we face is complacency

(The Boston Globe) – The Black Death — mainly bubonic plague but also the even more lethal pneumonic variant — killed between 75 million and 200 million people as it spread eastwards across Eurasia in the 1340s. The disease was transmitted by flea bites; the fleas traveled by rodent. Up to 60 percent of the population of Europe perished. Survivors imagined an even worse plague — originating, like the Black Death, in China.”

Can Bernie Sanders Defeat Trump?

(Democracy Now!) – After a chaotic night in Iowa, the focus of the Democratic race has now shifted to New Hampshire. Senator Bernie Sanders is leading in most New Hampshire polls a week ahead of the state’s primary. While Sanders has been surging in popularity across parts of the country, the Democratic Party establishment is openly expressing concern that the self-described democratic socialist could win the nomination. While Bernie Sanders faces attacks from the corporate wing of the Democratic Party, many of his supporters say he is the candidate best suited to beat Trump in November.

Can an inflation cap on drugs be inflationary?

(AEI) – Members of the Senate Finance Committee have fashioned a well-meaning effort to modernize the Medicare drug benefit. Among its key features, the bill would help protect seniors from high out-of-pocket costs by limiting beneficiary cost sharing to $3,100 annually.

Containing the Spread of the Coronavirus

(CNBC) – Dr. Gregory Poland, professor of medicine and infectious diseases and the director of the Vaccine Research Group at Mayo Clinic, and Dr. Scott Gottlieb, Pfizer board member and former FDA Commissioner, join CNBC to discuss the spread of misinformation on the coronavirus.

Likely Iowa caucuses winner is this candidate – Here is what it could mean for Democrats

(Fox News) – I don’t know who will win the Iowa Democratic caucuses Monday night. As a historian, I will analyze the results after the fact.

The Trump economy is GOP’s greatest strength – Here’s why it may not be enough in 2020

(Fox News) – Some taxpayers will begin to feel a sense of helpless frustration as they prepare to hand over a chunk of their hard-earned money to the government. Others will anxiously wait to see how much of their hard-earned money the government will be willing to give back.

The Next Trump Crisis Is Already Here

(The Atlantic) – Republicans voted down a measure to call witnesses in President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial and are moving to acquittal in a hell-for-leather dash to put the crisis behind them. It’s a doomed errand. With Trump, the next crisis is always just ahead.

How Republicans can beat Democrats in November elections

(Fox News) – The current moment in American politics is quite remarkable. We have the chance to create fundamental change within our nation and undo the damage done by years of bad policy and bureaucratic control.

Taxing digital ads could bring Maryland $250 million — and a hefty legal challenge

(The Washington Post) – A novel proposal to tax targeted digital ads in Maryland could be extremely lucrative — provided it can survive an expected legal challenge from the world’s largest Internet and social media companies.

Assuring Taiwan’s Innovation Future

(Carnegie Endowment For International Peace) – Taiwan’s innovation advantage is in danger of eroding. It needs a revitalized and broadened strategy, more diverse investments in human capital and next-generation industries, and forward-looking partnerships with the United States.

Trump’s defense team failed at their most important job

(CNN) – On Monday, President Donald Trump’s defense team failed at their most important job — making a clear and compelling argument that there was no need to hear from former National Security Adviser John Bolton.

Act Now to Prevent an American Epidemic

(Wall Street Journal) – Quarantines, flu vaccines and other steps to take before the Wuhan virus becomes widespread.

We need to prepare for US outbreak of Wuhan coronavirus

(CNBC) – Even though there’s a lot that we don’t know about the novel coronavirus that’s burning its ways through China, there are some critical assumptions we should make about its continued spread.

Crumbling Infrastructure – or Crumbling Cliché?

(Project Syndicate) – Democratic US presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg unveiled an infrastructure plan that magically settled on the same trillion-dollar price tag that candidate Donald Trump announced in 2016. But is America’s infrastructure really so bad?

Vice President Pence’s big week

(Fox News) – As Vice President Mike Pence, his wife Karen, and their daughter-in-law Sarah got off Air Force Two in Rome this morning, it hit me what an action-packed week they have had.

Annie Leibovitz Among 2020 Advertising Hall of Fame Inductees

(Ad Age) – The American Advertising Federation announced today the eight individuals and one corporation that will be inducted into the Advertising Hall of Fame this year.

Auschwitz is something we should always remember — It is a grim reminder that evil is real

(Fox News) – Jan. 27 is the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, one of the most extraordinary events of our time.

Davos Man is cooling on Stockholm Girl Greta Thunberg

(The Times) – Delegates publicly praise the gloomy activist, but privately prefer dirty Don.

Jeff Chen

Dr. Jeff Chen MD/MBA is an impact entrepreneur passionate about driving innovation in the cannabis, hemp, healthcare, and sustainability sectors. At the age of 29, Dr. Chen became one of the youngest leaders of a major university research initiative when he became the Founding Director of the UCLA Cannabis Research Initiative, one of the first […]

The world is better prepared for the coronavirus threat. But we remain tragically vulnerable.

(The Washington Post) – Health authorities’ concern about the new coronavirus in China, with cases spreading in Asia and as far as the United States, deepened Wednesday with news that the Chinese government plans to shut down transportation from Wuhan, a city of 11 million people that is considered ground zero of the pneumonia-like virus.

Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale says impeachment “excites” the base

(CBS This Morning) –  Trump 2020 Campaign manager Brad Parscale discusses their re-election strategy. 

Tulsi Gabbard Sues for Attention

(The Atlantic) – Representative Tulsi Gabbard today filed a defamation lawsuit against Hillary Clinton in federal court.

Professor Paul Romer: “It may take more than 10 years to resolve the US-China conflict.”

(economy) – In 2018, Paul Romer, a New York University professor at Stern School of Business, interviewed with the Korea Economic Daily. “It may take more than 10 years to resolve the conflict,” he said.

Paul Romer: “Rising Interest Rates Risks Financial System”

(economy) – Last year, we interviewed Nobel Laureate in Economics, Professor Paul Romer New York University. It was for the New Year’s interview, and the article was published on January 1 in the Korea Economic Daily.

Lifelong Republican on which Democrat she would vote for

(CNN) – Lifelong Republican Sheila Bair says she has never voted for a Democrat for president, but she is now considering it.

Brad Parscale: This president is a fighter and he’s going to win this election in 2020

(Fox News) – Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale discusses the future of the Trump campaign and what he’s looking to improve this time around.

Donald Trump must split up Putin and Xi, the new odd couple

(The Times) – The US can win the Second Cold War only by drawing apart the Russian and Chinese leaders

Incredible revolution changed Iran from US friend to foe – We need to understand how and why

(Fox News) – As we watch the current tensions with Iran, I believe it is important to help explain how we got here. That’s why I wanted to focus this week’s episode of “Newt’s World” on Iran’s political history, the Iranian Revolution, and what the revolution meant for the Iranian people.

Ocean Photography Awards to launch March 2020

(Oceanographic) – This March, the Ocean Photography Awards will launch as the first awards to focus exclusively on celebrating the best amateur and professional ocean photography.

Korea’s income-led growth model “risky”: Nobel laureate Paul Romer

(Pulse) – South Korea’s income-led economy is a risky model that could backfire if companies are discouraged to add new hires, warned Paul Romer, co-winner of the 2018 Nobel Prize for Economics.

Niall Ferguson: ” Trump Unleashed”

(Die Weltwoche) – New York Times bestselling author, Emmy award winning documentarist, and celebrated conservative intellectual — predicts this year’s newest conflict zones and examines President Donald Trump, the most controversial guest attending the upcoming World Economic Forum.

After Iowa Democratic debate, party could get its nightmare: Trump’s reelection

(Fox News) – It took a while for me to understand the nagging feeling I got from the Democratic debate in Iowa Tuesday night. I kept grappling with my dissatisfaction and could not find the right words.

The Trump family and the Corleone Doctrine

(The Boston Globe) – It is certainly no cause for glee that the most powerful man in the world should aspire to be a mafioso. Yet there may be worse figures to imitate than Vito Corleone.

Matt Bai joins Washington Post Opinions as politics contributing columnist

(The Washington Post) – Matt Bai will be joining Post Opinions as a politics contributing columnist.

‘Better the Russian trolls help fund education’: Maryland looks to pioneer taxes on digital advertising

(The Washington Post) – Two powerful Maryland politicians want that ad chasing you around the Internet to pay the state for the privilege of collecting your data.

Trump Broke It. Now He Owns It.

(The Atlantic) – The president withdrew from a flawed deal with Iran, but had no realistic alternative. With that choice comes responsibility for what ensued.

Tens of thousands of Americans are dying each year from this horrific epidemic

(Fox News) – However, what if I told you the deadliest terrorists we face lived right over our southern border and are using drugs – not explosives – to kill tens of thousands of Americans every year?

Greg Boyle

As the founder and CEO of Homeboy Industries, Father Gregory Boyle has dedicated his life to helping LA’s most marginalized individuals find a place in society’s ranks. He has become a beacon of hope around the world inspiring others with his work and was selected as one of the White House Champions of Change.

We’re Just Discovering the Price of Killing Soleimani

(The Atlantic) – No American paid a price for President Donald Trump’s decision to kill Iran’s Qassem Soleimani. But it looks like 176 other people did, including 63 Canadian citizens and many more Iranian nationals en route to Canada.

Niall Ferguson: Liberal democracy will not survive the 21st century

(National Post) – Although I regret it very much, I believe that liberal democracy as we know it won’t survive the 21st century.

Americans Aren’t Rallying to Trump

(The Atlantic) – A president who writes off half the country can’t expect to garner support from a crisis of his own making.

I am a Republican, and I hope the Democrats pick a candidate I can vote for

(The Washington Post) – Over the past 40 years — about as long as I’ve been of age to vote — the country has seen a downward spiral in the qualifications of the individuals we have elected as president.

In Asia, Disruptive Technonationalism Returns

(Carnegie Endowment for International Peace) – Technonationalists, whatever their nationality, take a strategic view of industry and technology. They view it as fundamental to national security and economic competitiveness and take on faith that economic policies must have strategic underpinnings.

The FDA got it partially right on e-cigs. Here’s what else needs to be done.

(The Washington Post) – Responding to the worsening epidemic of e-cigarette use by kids of middle-school and high-school age, the Food and Drug Administration announced Thursday that it will ban, within 30 days, flavored e-liquids other than menthol and tobacco — but only when they’re packaged into cartridges to fit on popular devices such as those marketed by Juul.

Katherine Walsh Shields

Katie Walsh Shields is a political and public affairs consultant in Washington, DC with more than 10 years of experience working at the highest levels of national politics, including presidential campaigns, national party committees and the White House.  Shields was recently named by the National Journal as “One of the 50 People Changing the Game […]

Civil war in Iraq? Quite possibly. World War III? Forget about it.

(Boston Globe) – The United States may now face pandemonium in Iraq, but Iran will not necessarily be the beneficiary.

Can aging be reversed? Incredible new research may let us grow younger instead of older

(Fox News) – It’s a seemingly fundamental truth that aging is inevitable. But what if everything we’ve been taught to believe about the aging process is wrong?

Vancouver Island’s Paul Nicklen given Order of Canada, inducted into International Photography Hall of Fame

(Victoria News) – It was a big year in 2019 for Paul Nicklen, who was recently given the Order of Canada and earlier inducted into the International Photography Hall of Fame.

Scott Gottlieb: We must reduce access and appeal of flavored vapes to kids

(CNBC) – Scott Gottlieb, former FDA commissioner and board member at Pfizer, joins CNBC to discuss a report from the New York Times released late on New Year’s Eve that indicates the White House is reportedly planning to ban most e-cigarette flavors but menthol and tobacco. 

Order of Canada: Stephen Harper, Donna Strickland, Xavier Dolan among new appointments

(The Globe and Mail) – The twice-yearly announcement of one of the country’s highest civilian honours elevates Stephen Harper to the award’s highest tier: Companion of the Order of Canada.

Frates family: final Plunge for Pete ‘beyond expectations’

(Salem News) – Hundreds of people stood on the shore’s edge at Good Harbor Beach Saturday in nothing but bathing suits, all in support of a man who had made waves in the classroom, on the baseball field, and in the fight against ALS.

In 2020, these 5 things will make big news

(Fox News) – Don’t let the headline of this piece fool you. There are far more than five things that we need to watch closely in 2020. It’s probably closer to 40 important things we need to watch and plan for – and a great many of those would be impossible to predict now.

A Gangster in the White House

(The Atlantic) – Amid a two-day binge of post-Christmas rage-tweeting, President Donald Trump retweeted the name of the CIA employee widely presumed to be the whistle-blower in the Ukraine scandal.

The vaping black market is hiding in plain sight

(CNN) – From the outside, the store is clearly marked. Inside, rows of colorful products are on display. As far as any average shopper on this street in California can tell, this is a legal cannabis shop. But it’s not.

Access For 21st Century Cures: Updating Medicare’s Approach To Coverage And Payment

(Health Affairs) – In recent years, considerable bipartisan Congressional action, leadership from both Democratic and Republican administrations, and broad-based multistakeholder collaborations have focused on improving the tools and regulatory processes at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), other government agencies, and public-private collaborations to support more efficient and timely development of new medical technologies.

George Washington experienced America’s first Christmas miracle – And it changed our history

(Fox News) – I thought about the most important Christmas moments in American history. My mind immediately went to the first – George Washington’s victory at the Battle of Trenton on Dec. 26, 1776.

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As a highly effective coach and builder/leader of teams, James Coltharp leverages effective assessment tools in combination with his ability to motivate and inspire individuals, teams, and organizations to create greater consistency in attaining peak performance. Coltharp’s longstanding passion to create community impact & involvement is the genesis of the KeePressingOn Project, serving businesses, teams, […]

Can America and China Be Stakeholders?

(Carnegie Endowment for International Peace) – The daily news about China reports deals on and off, sales off and on, more and steeper tariffs on and off…and who knows what’s next?

The Real-Life Lady of Downton Abbey Shares How Similar Her Life Is To The Show

(Woman’s Day) – You likely don’t know Lady Fiona Carnarvon, eighth Countess of Carnarvon. But you probably know a little bit about her life and her home of Highclere Castle thanks to a not-so-little show called Downton Abbey. Or at least you think you do.

We’re letting China win the 5G race. It’s time to catch up

(The Washington Post) – But today, with the advent of the fourth industrial revolution, the United States is falling behind.

It’s One Nation under Boris Johnson’s populist groove

(The Times) – The PM’s cheerful version of national conservatism swept him to victory.

Carly Fiorina: It is “vital” Trump be impeached

(CNN) – Former Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina says President Trump should be impeached, but stopped short of calling for his removal from office and did not rule out voting for him again in 2020.

Bankers Are Playing With Fire, Once Again

(The Washington Post) – As 2019 draws to a close, there’s more than a whiff of banking deregulation in the air. The U.S. has relaxed its lender stress tests and made it easier again for Wall Street to trade using its own funds. In Europe, capital requirements are being softened.

Trump’s Trade War Was Futile

(The Atlantic) – The president’s clash with Beijing accomplished little—and bodes ill for the growing conservative movement to confront the world’s second superpower.

Senior aide Katie Walsh leaves White House to run pro-Trump outside group

(The Washington Post) – One of President Trump’s top White House aides, Katie Walsh, is abruptly leaving her West Wing post only two months into the administration, several senior White House officials confirmed Thursday.

On Polling and the Trump White House: An Interview with Katie Walsh Shields

(Harvard Politics) – Katie Walsh Shields is a Senior Advisor for Data to the Republican Party and an advisor to America First Policies, a 501(c)(4) organization.

8 Things to Know About Katie Walsh, the RNC Superstar Who Had a Brief Stint at the White House

(Cosmopolitan) – As Donald Trump built out his Cabinet and White House staff, one of his appointments that generated particular interest was Katie Walsh.

Liz Murray

Formerly homeless, Liz Murray transformed her life of despair into an inspiring journey of determination, hope and hard-won success.

Price Controls Would Stifle Biotech Innovation

(The Wall Street Journal) – A House price-control bill would do the most damage to transformative and life-saving medications.

New York City is a hot spot for illegal Medicaid enrollment

(New York Post) – New York state is grappling with a Medicaid shortfall in the billions of dollars. And one of the main reasons is improper enrollment.

Medicaid Improper Payments are Much Worse Than Reported

(CATO Institute) – Earlier this week, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) raised its estimate of Medicaid’s improper payments from $36 billion (9.8 percent of federal Medicaid expenditures) to $57 billion (14.9 percent of federal Medicaid expenditures). Actually, the situation is far worse than these estimates suggest.

Five smart ways Trump has improved our health care system

(New York Post) – Good politics involves consistent, simple messages. Opponents of the Trump administration believe they have found one with health care: sabotage.

How Price Transparency would Revolutionize Healthcare

(New York Post) – In his recent speech on health care, President Trump highlighted a proposed rule that hospitals make their prices public. It’s time for hospitals to comply. Transparency will likely lead to lower prices and a reduction in health care spending.

General election 2019: There is no winner in a deadlocked democracy

(The Times) – A close result on Thursday would be a disaster for Boris and for Britain

Improve, Don’t Repeal, ObamaCare’s Cadillac Tax

(Wall Street Journal) – There’s one provision of ObamaCare almost everyone wants to repeal. Last week the House voted 419-6 to repeal the so-called Cadillac tax, a 40% excise on high-cost employer-sponsored health insurance. The bill now moves to the Senate.

ObamaCare’s Medicaid Deception

(Wall Street Journal) – ObamaCare wasn’t supposed to give free health insurance to everybody. The Affordable Care Act’s authors expected the poor would enroll in Medicaid, while those with higher incomes would buy coverage through the new insurance exchanges, with subsidies that decrease as income rises.

Biden’s Plan for Health is Already a Failure

(The Wall Street Journal) – Most Democratic presidential candidates are supporting some version of Medicare for All, a radical proposal to put Washington in complete control of the health-care system. Joe Biden, however, promises to “protect and build on the Affordable Care Act,” the last Washington health-care experiment, which is better known as ObamaCare.

Why Obama Stopped Auditing Medicaid

(The Wall Street Journal) – Medicaid expansion was a key component of ObamaCare. In 2014 when the expansion started, the feds stopped doing audits of states’ Medicaid eligibility determinations. The Obama administration’s goal was to build public support for the new law by signing up as many people as possible. Now, after a four-year hiatus, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services have begun auditing program eligibility again.

The New Cold War? It’s With China, and It Has Already Begun

(The New York Times) – Turning Point: The United States and China intensified their trade war in 2019, plunging global markets into uncertainty.

Pearl Harbor and 9/11 were horrific surprise attacks – How can we prevent new ones?

(Fox News) – This month is the 78th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. It was a devastating surprise attack on an American naval base that brought the United States into World War II.

Trump’s Supporters Are Displaying the Will to Win. Democrats Are Not.

(The Atlantic) – The House Judiciary Committee needs a clearer plan for mobilizing public opinion in support of impeachment.

Former World Bank president faults Trump’s China policy

(Financial Times) – Robert Zoellick, a former World Bank president who has served in past Republican administrations, has delivered a public rebuke of Donald Trump’s China policy, warning the president risks pushing Beijing towards a parallel system that would clash with US interests.

All the President’s Crooks

(The Atlantic) – Again and again, Trump’s core supporters have turned out to be criminals.

Elephant seal native to Antarctica spotted for first time in tropical Sri Lanka

(Mongabay) – Uthpala Adaranga, a ranger with Sri Lanka’s Department of Wildlife Conservation (DWC), was initially doubtful about the call he received of a seal spotted near Unawatuna, off the country’s southern coast.

Donald Trump’s coming to the UK, Nato’s going nowhere

(The Times) – Tomorrow is the day it could all go wrong for Boris Johnson. It is bad enough opinion polls have him on course to win a handsome majority when Britain votes in 11 days’ time: that alone is enough to make me want to bet on a hung parliament. Worse, President Donald Trump is due to arrive in London within 24 hours.

Native American women and girls are under attack

(Fox News) – As we come together with friends and family on Thanksgiving, we should all recognize that many in America – including those indigenous peoples with whom the Pilgrims shared the first Thanksgiving – have little to celebrate.

Michael Pillsbury: US-China deal possible before 2020

(Fox Business) – Hudson Institute Chinese strategy director and ‘The Hundred-Year Marathon’ author Michael Pillsbury discusses U.S.-China trade talks.

Tomi Lahren sounds off after Melania Trump is booed at youth event

(Fox News) – Fox Nation host Tomi Lahren reacts to the ‘epidemic’ of youth disrespect in America on ‘Fox & Friends.’

Heads, Trump Wins. Tails, We All Lose.

(The Atlantic) – Either the president will be elevated above all ordinary law, or future presidents will be hemmed in.

Hong Kong’s ‘ant tribe’ rejects a life of slavery

(The Times) – Both in China and the territory, workers are turning on their masters.

Hong Kong voters overwhelmingly push back against China

(Fox Business) – Hudson Institute senior fellow and Center for Chinese Strategy director Michael Pillsbury weighs in on pro-democracy election in Hong Kong and China trade.

Gottlieb: There’s a way to regulate e-cigs to protect children but not punish adult vapers

(CNBC) – Former FDA commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb details what he thinks the administration should do about vaping.

First Thanksgiving wasn’t like what you were taught in school – Here’s the true story

(Fox News) – First Thanksgiving wasn’t like what you were taught in school – Here’s the true story

The mystery of President Trump’s unannounced hospital visit

(CNN) – President Donald Trump’s unannounced visit to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center last weekend spurred speculation about his health from the public, and from doctors. In a statement late Monday night, the White House doctor said that the President underwent “a routine, planned” checkup and attributed “scheduling uncertainties” for keeping the trip off the record.

Hong Kong Elections Might Be Postponed. What Is China So Afraid Of?

(Newsweek) – Anyone watching mainstream news this week might not know that a major bipartisan effort is moving through Congress. That joint Democrat-Republican project is aimed at protecting freedom and democracy while holding totalitarianism at bay.

Bringing conservatism back to colleges

(Washington Times) – How organizations like Young America’s Foundation (YAF) make a difference

Devin Nunes Is Living in a Fantasyland

(The Atlantic) – The representative’s claims about stories reporting on the Trump administration are part of a universe of untruth.

Voters want an end to our rigged economic system

(The Washington Post) – The tango requires close synchronization between two partners. For decades, the government and moneyed interests have been performing a political version of it, gliding across a ballroom strewn with special breaks, boondoggles and bailouts.

This is what the Trump administration should do on vaping

(The Washington Post) – When regulations are contemplated to address an epidemic of teenagers using e-cigarettes, vaping advocates complain loudly. The restrictions will obstruct adult access to these products, they say, foreclosing the opportunity for smokers to use the devices to quit cigarettes.

Governance makes a difference Nobel laureate

(CGTN) – Professor Paul Romer of New York University, a Nobel laureate in economics, who said, although the pursuit of proper governance might be “a constant battle,” we can make it happen.

Trump impeachment smells fishy in the Midwest

(The Times) – Middle America isn’t hungry for hearings, but Trump 2020 is no sure thing

Tensions are toughening in transatlantic trade

(Gulf News) – The recent decision by a WTO dispute panel clearing the way for the US to impose tariffs on the EU as a penalty for its provision of illegal subsidies to Airbus ends a very short-lived trans-Atlantic economic courtship. Indeed, the WTO’s action was the largest such ruling in the organization’s history – it has ignited US-EU trade tensions to unprecedented levels.

Can Africa’s continental free trade area overcome its high risks?

(Financial Times) – A large pool of adjustment funds to offset dislocation costs must be integral to the AfCFTA

Forced U.S.-China Decoupling Poses Large Threats

(Forbes) – There are two putative goals of the current US administration for proactive policy “decoupling” between the U.S. and China.

Trump hospital visit raises questions about his health

(CNN) – President Donald Trump’s visit to Walter Reed on did not follow the protocol of a routine presidential medical exam, according to a person familiar with the matter.

6 Reasons The U.S. Economy Is Thriving, According To Star Economist Todd Buchholz

(CRN) – Despite the current technological and political turmoil, the U.S. is also in the midst of a golden age of prosperity.

Conversations with John Anderson: Featuring Niall Ferguson

(Conversations with John Anderson) – Harvard and Stanford Universities Senior Fellow and prolific author Niall Ferguson is one of the world’s pre-eminent experts on history, politics and economics. He shares his current insights on the rivalry between China and the USA, Trump, Brexit and more.

Understanding America requires you to understand THIS

(Fox News) – As Washington continues to seem more and more partisan, it’s important to remember that things have been much more hostile in the past.

There Will Be No Victory in Dishonor

(The Atlantic) – President Trump’s pardons for three service members accused of war crimes will have lasting consequences.

Taking Instruments to New Heights

(WSJ) – The Allman Brothers Band’s eponymous debut album, released Nov. 4, 1969, rose to the level of classic art, pushing the boundaries of electric guitar, rock and improvisatory American music to establish the Allman Brothers as one of the foremost rock bands in history.

Conyers Jazzed Up the Capitol

(WSJ) – Jazz has lost a friend and champion. Within the arts community, longtime Rep. John Conyers, who died Sunday at 90, was regarded as one of the most persistent and influential advocates of this uniquely American music.

Lest we forget, history has lessons to teach

(The Times) – This is the time of year when I get the paper-flower question. Living in California, but born in Britain, I am one of a tiny number of people here who wear a poppy in the week before Remembrance Day. Hence the question: “Hey, Niall, what’s with the red paper flower?” I don’t mind explaining. I wear it in memory of my grandfathers, John Ferguson and Tom Hamilton.

Why student loan forgiveness should target the graduates who need it most

(Yahoo Finance) – Massive student debt forgiveness — a centerpiece of the campaigns of both Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders — has gone bipartisan. And no wonder. With 43 million people holding student debt and pretty much everyone in the country knowing someone who is struggling with it, the issue has powerful political appeal.

Gottlieb: Juul can’t keep their products out of the hands of kids

(CNBC) – Pfizer board member and former FDA commissioner, Dr. Scott Gottlieb discusses e-cigarettes and how the administration is handling them. 

Many Americans are fighting the Fed. Good for them

(CNBC) – By spending less and saving more, a good number of American households are showing their Fed independence. Washington’s policymakers should do the same.

US calls on China to resolve Hong Kong unrest peacefully: Marc Short

(Fox) – Vice President Mike Pence’s chief of staff Marc Short discusses violence in Hong Kong, President Trump’s speech on the economy, and more.

The First Blast Took His Memory. The Second Took His Limbs. Why This Marine Is Still Fighting

( – Sgt. John Peck had already been blown up once before deploying to Afghanistan in 2010.

The Passion of Newt Gingrich

(The New Yorker) – Discussed Trump’s views on China, whether there was a quid pro quo in the President’s dealings with Ukraine, and the real reason that conservatives will never give up on Trump.

‘I had to pinch myself’: B.C. photojournalist inducted into International Photography Hall of Fame

(CBC) – Photojournalist and non-profit founder Paul Nicklen has been inducted into the International Photography Hall of Fame in St. Louis, Missouri.

Nikki Haley’s Audacious Bet

(The Atlantic) – Nikki Haley, the bright hope of Trump-skeptical Republicans, has placed a big bet that the Republican future will be almost as Trump-y as the recent Republican past.

Make No Mistake: Mexican Cartel Murders are Funded by Americans

(Gingrich 360) – The massacre of nine Americans – including six children – in Northern Mexico this week was the latest shocking reminder of a stark reality: Our next-door neighbor has a huge, dangerous organized crime problem.

Full interview with Marc Short chief of staff to Mike Pence

(CNBC) – Marc Short joins CNBC’s “Closing Bell” to talk about the latest China trade negotiations.

First new HIV strain discovered in nearly two decades

(CNN) – For the first time in 19 years, a team of scientists has detected a new strain of HIV. Dr. Sanjay Gupta has the details.

Newt Gingrich: US should move all American production out of China

(Fox Business) – Former speaker of the house Newt Gingrich argues the U.S. should create a tax credit for any company that wants to move its production out of China to any place else in the world.

The Kentucky Governor’s Race Is a Warning to Republicans

(The Atlantic) – The Republican incumbent couldn’t overcome the unpopularity of the party’s agenda. That doesn’t bode well for the GOP in 2020.

The China threat is real — And THIS is the key to beating back its economic-military machine

(Fox News) – In the age of Huawei, the Belt and Road Initiative, and China’s state-sponsored companies, we need the United States Export-Import Bank more than ever.

American Thought Leaders | Newt Gingrich: US Needs a “Grand Strategy for China” That Fosters Freedom

(American Thought Leaders) – According to former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, why is communist-ruled China America’s greatest threat?

Family seeks answers in mother’s vaping death

(CNN) – Vaping is believed to have caused one mother’s death, but as Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports, making the official determination is proving to be very difficult.

Catching up with former Gov. Scott Walker

(CBS 58) – One year after Scott Walker’s tenure as governor ended he sits down to discuss how he’s moved on from holding public office.

Watch Obamacare architect and former FDA chief debate Elizabeth Warren’s Medicare for all plan

(CNBC) – Elizabeth Warren’s $20.5 trillion plan to provide health care for all Americans is being attacked by Republicans and fellow Democrats. Dr. Zeke Emanuel, University of Pennsylvania vice provost and architect of Obamacare, and Dr. Scott Gottlieb, a Pfizer board member and former FDA commissioner, join CNBC to discuss.

How Carly Fiorina’s Nonprofit Seeks to Help People Become Leaders

(The Chronicle of Philanthropy) – This week’s Business of Giving features Carly Fiorina, former CEO of Hewlett-Packard, a Republican presidential candidate in 2016, and the founder of the Unlocking Potential Foundation. She is also the author of Find Your Way: Unleash Your Power and Highest Potential.

30 years ago, one incredible event changed the world

(Fox Nerws) – The Berlin Wall divided East and West Germany and was a visible reminder of the Cold War from 1961 until almost exactly 30 years ago – Nov. 9, 1989 – when the East German government announced its citizens could visit West Germany and West Berlin.

Phillies manager Joe Girardi’s devotion to analytics is rooted in a Northwestern University statistics class

(Chicago Tribune) – An industrial engineering major from Peoria, Ill., Girardi took Tamhane’s statistics course in the mid-1980s and received a final grade that didn’t measure up to what he felt certain he had earned.

Like the Berlin Wall, China’s Great Firewall will also fall

(The Boston Globe) – Thirty years ago, I was in love — with Berlin.

After Trump: Even if he loses the next election, the damage he’s done to our political system will be lasting.

(The Atlantic) – President Donald Trump is not much of a humorist, yet he never tires of joking that he might not leave office.

Gary Locke: Trade war escalation not in China’s best interest

(Fox Business) – Former Ambassador to China under President Obama Gary Locke discusses the trade war with China and the cultural history of China that frames their approach to trade negotiations.

Pompeo slams ‘communist’ China in speech

(Yahoo) – Hudson Institute Chinese strategy director Michael Pillsbury joins FOX Business to analyze Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s speech at the Hudson Institute where he slammed ‘communist’ China.

German reunification gave Europe strategic purpose

(Financial Times) – On the evening of November 9, 1989, Berliners from the east poured through the wall that had divided them from West Germans for 28 years.

Joe Girardi Talks Phillies Job, World Series Controversy & More with Dan Patrick

(Dan Patrick Show) – New Philadelphia Phillies manager, Joe Girardi discusses returning to Managing, the World Series, and more baseball news.

Ray LaHood: Muilenburg needs to assure the public the 737 Max is safe

(CNBC) – Ray LaHood, former U.S. transportation secretary, talks to CNBC ahead of Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg’s testimony before the U.S. Senate. LaHood says the biggest task for Muilenburg is to assure the public the planes will be safe.

Tempus Announces the Appointment of Scott Gottlieb, MD, to Its Board of Directors

(Yahoo Finance) – Tempus, a technology company advancing precision medicine through the practical application of artificial intelligence in healthcare, today announced that Dr. Scott Gottlieb, MD, has joined its Board of Directors.

Ferguson Says the Costs of Brexit Will Be Significant

(Bloomberg) – Hoover Institution Senior Fellow Niall Ferguson talks about his outlook for the U.K. economy, the EU, Brexit and the U.S.-China trade war.

BlackRock Enlists Stanley Fischer for Investment Analysis Role

(Bloomberg) – BlackRock Inc. is enlisting a former vice chairman of the Federal Reserve to help bolster its investment analysis across asset classes.

Baby sharks take to the streets

(The Boston Globe) – As revolutionary anthems go, “Baby Shark” is unusual. The bloodthirsty “Marseillaise” it ain’t, nor the once-stirring, now threadbare “Internationale.” When the hippie radicals of 1968 took to the streets, their soundtrack was classic rock ’n’ roll: the Beatles’ “Revolution” or the Rolling Stones’ “Street Fighting Man.” And yet “Baby Shark”— vacuous, repetitive, inane, infantile — is in many ways an appropriate anthem for our times.

A Nobelist on government’s role, the power of ideas, and how to measure progress: An interview with Paul Romer

(McKinsey & Company) – Inequality is rising within developed economies, and net incomes are flat or falling as well. But GDP per capita is steadily rising in these countries at the same time. Are we measuring the wrong metric when it comes to progress?

A Nobel Economist Cites Growth as Innovation

(Scientific American) – Paul Romer, an expert in what’s known as endogenous growth theory and winner of the 2018 Nobel prize in economics, speaks to Scientific American about seeing economic growth as increased value, akin to when ingredients in a recipe are used to create a dish worth more than the original raw materials. His research concludes that investment in people, knowledge and innovation are primary growth factors.

Romer: Entered New Phase of Contention in Trade

(Bloomberg) – Nobel Laureate and NYU Stern School of Business Professor of Economics, Paul Romer discusses the impact of trade on the global economy and if slow trade will continue.

Phillies hire ex-Yankees manager Joe Girardi

(ESPN) – The Philadelphia Phillies have hired former New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi as their next skipper.

China-Russia military alliance would have incredible impact on US

(Fox News) – China has dramatically modernized and grown its economy, military, and influence around the world in a relatively short time. In its own right, it has ascended from being a mostly backward country under the rule of Mao Zedong to being a genuine world power today.

Henry Paulson: I’m worried about a militarization of the U.S. view of China

(The Dallas Morning News) – We won’t get security by being locked into a relentless confrontation with a country that has nuclear weapons.

The View | Newt Gingrich Talks Book “Trump Vs. China”

(The View) – The former House speaker discusses why he think China is the greatest threat to America.

This Election Brought Out Canada’s Worst

(The Atlantic) – Almost alone among the advanced democracies, the country has been bypassed by reactionary populism.

Newt Gingrich: Trump right to confront China on trade, democracy

(Fox Nation) – Newt Gingrich tells ‘Deep Dive’ that President Trump is right to confront the Chinese regime on trade and democracy, but that these challenges won’t be resolved overnight.

Newt Gingrich weighs in on Dems’ closed-door impeachment hearings

(Fox News) – Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich asks why do Pelosi and Schiff feel they have to make an impeachment case in secret?

America’s way of life is threatened by an adversary seeking world domination – We must respond

(Fox News) – For decades, American leaders have accepted a fantasy version of China.

Annie Leibovitz on the Democratization of Photography, Her Influences and Her Google Pixel Campaign

(TIME) – Annie Leibovitz, who has been photographing the world’s most influential figures for the past 49 years, revealed last week a new campaign called “Face Forward” shot exclusively on the Google Pixel smartphone.

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Newt Gingrich on impeachment, the threat from China, and his new book

(CBS News) – As trade tensions continue with China, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich warns Beijing may be the biggest threat the U.S. is facing. 

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The U.S. Is Abandoning Its Interests in Brexit

(The Atlantic) – America has a great deal at stake in the negotiations, but has gone entirely AWOL.

Mark Zuckerberg is right about free speech and the Web

(The Boston Globe) – An unusual thing happened last week. Mark Zuckerberg, the chief executive of Facebook, gave a speech with which I mostly agreed.

The Window for Brexit May Already Have Closed

(The Atlantic) – The British people have changed their mind about Brexit. Beginning in the summer of 2017, and accelerating in the summer of 2018 by an ever wider margin, British people have told pollsters that they voted wrong in the Brexit referendum of June 2016.

Why banks shouldn’t blame the ‘repo rupture’ on regulation

(Yahoo Finance) – Bank lobbyists, like magicians, are skilled at the art of legerdemain.

US must wake up and see China for what it really is – Before it’s too late

(Fox News) – For many decades, Americans thought communist-ruled China would evolve into a free and open system similar to our own. We were completely wrong.

Claire Simeone

Dr. Claire Simeone is a conservation leader, working fearlessly to heal the animals and ecosystems of our planet. A veterinarian by training, Claire specializes in working with marine mammals, studying the connections between animal health, ocean health, and our own health. In the wake of her father’s death, and the day she brought her son […]

Critically ill monk seal gets CT scan at North Hawaii Community Hospital

(Star Advertiser) – A critically ill Hawaiian monk seal has been rescued from Kauai for the second time and is now under the care of a monk seal hospital in Kailua-Kona.

First TED Veterinarian Celebrated for Advancing ‘Zoognosis’

(American Veterinarian) – Becoming a TED fellow was a goal Claire Simeone, DVM, had been working toward for a long time. But actually learning that she had been selected into the 2018 class was surreal. “It was amazing,” she recalled. “It was like a dream come true.”

Johnson Promised Brexit—But May Deliver Engxit

(The Atlantic) – The English nationalism that powers Brexit is repelling the rest of the United Kingdom.

Brexit Will Never Be Over

(The Atlantic) – The British system of government as we know it has collapsed.

Urban Meyer

Having coached his teams to winning three national championships – one of them with a third-string quarterback – Urban Meyer exhibits exemplary leadership in situations with the highest amounts of pressure and scrutiny.

‘Stay ready’: Inside DeMaurice Smith, NFLPA’s meeting with Chiefs players on CBA discussions

(USA Today) – The current collective bargaining agreement between the NFL’s owners and players union will expire in a season-and-a-half. There’s a strong belief among many within players and owners’ circles that the best bet to avoid a work stoppage is to reach an agreement within the next few months.

If Elizabeth Warren surges, and economy stutters, she could win the presidency

(The Boston Globe) – Is it conceivable that, in just over a year’s time, Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts could defeat Donald Trump to become America’s first woman president? Yes. Here’s why.

China is swindling US investors out of millions of dollars with an incredible con game

(Fox News) – China’s aggressive response to the National Basketball Association after one of its members expressed support of democracy in Hong Kong is yet another reminder that the Chinese Communist Party is a totalitarian dictatorship that wants to lessen freedom and bolster its own influence across the globe.

Why Scott Gottlieb is calling on the federal government to regulate marijuana

(CNBC) – With news that the recent rise in lung illnesses has been linked to tainted marijuana liquid, former FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb’s asking the federal government to step in. In his most recent Wall Street Journal opinion piece, Dr. Gottlieb says it’s time to challenge state pot laws which he says promotes risky use of the controversial drug. 

Michael Pillsbury: China is more relieved than happy on US-China trade deal

(CNBC) – Michael Pillsbury, Hudson Institute,  discusses the state of U.S.-China trade and where talks could be headed.

Bernie Sanders explains what hinted at heart attack

(CNN) – 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders sits down with CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta to talk about his recovery and health after suffering from a heart attack.

Pot Legalization Makes Vaping Deadly

(Wall Street Journal) – Doctors have linked a tragic wave of lung injuries and deaths to the vaping of tainted marijuana concentrates. The episode reveals the dangers created by the federal government’s decadelong refusal to challenge state laws legalizing pot and promoting risky uses of its derivatives.

Marissa Orr

Marissa Orr is a former Google & Facebook executive, bestselling author, and leadership speaker. Spending 15 years working at today’s top tech giants, she has conducted talks for thousands of people in the US, Europe, and Asia-Pacific, at companies and universities such as Google, Twitter, Pace University, New School, American Express, and more. Originally from […]

CNBC’s full interview with former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina

(CNBC) – Full interview with Carly Fiorina, former CEO of Hewlett-Packard and chairman of Carly Fiorina Enterprises, and her take on U.S.-China trade tensions, Hong Kong protests, corporate governance and more.

China’s three-body problem

(The Boston Globe) – Two weeks ago, I bet the Chinese economist Justin Yifu Lin 20,000 yuan that China’s economy — defined as gross domestic product in current US dollars—will never overtake that of the United States. Most informed people would expect me to lose that bet.

Even I get overwhelmed by politics – here’s what I do when I need a break

(Fox News) – Most any person who keeps up with American politics today – and wants to keep his or her sanity – must, from time to time, step away from the news-social media idea storm and engage a diversion.

Mike Pence Failed in His Most Important Duty

(The Atlantic) – The vice president is supposed to be prepared to step into the nation’s highest office if necessary.

European Millennials Are Not Like Their American Counterparts

(The Atlantic) – Under-30s in Europe are more disposed than their parents are to view poverty as a result of an individual’s choice.

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We are in an age of Wisdom, but also an age of foolishness

(CNN) – When [Dr. Gupta] released “Weed” in 2013, few people had ever heard of cannabidiol, or CBD. Now, two-thirds of Americans are familiar with the compound, and 1 in 7 have tried it. Most of the country, 93%, are in favor of medical marijuana and hemp-derived CBD itself, which has less than 0.3% THC, has been legalized in every state.

Bill Clinton Had a Strategy. Trump is Doing the Opposite.

(The Atlantic ) – During the Lewinsky scandal, Clinton focused on doing his job. Trump isn’t even pretending.

Could this be Trump’s Chernobyl?

(The Boston Globe) – The key point “Chernobyl” makes is that the chronic inefficiency, corruption and untruthfulness of Soviet life guaranteed that one day a catastrophe like the explosion of the Chernobyl reactor would happen — and that the first impulse of the country’s communist rulers would be to try to cover it up.

A Realist’s Guide to Impeachment

(The Atlantic) – An impeachment of President Donald Trump is both deserved and dangerous. That it’s deserved is clear from each day’s news reports. The danger is getting lost in the rush of events.

Taking Action in Hong Kong is in America’s Moral and Economic Interest

(Newsweek) – As the Hong Kong protests continue and the calls for freedom for the people of Hong Kong become more widespread, the United States now has an opportunity to take action.

Greta Thunberg’s unforgettable message

(CNN) – Greta Thunberg, a 16-year-old Swedish activist, just reminded us all what exactly is at stake with the crisis of climate change.

Collaboration is Key to fix King County’s homelessness Crisis

(Seattle Times) – More than 11,000 people are experiencing homelessness in King County and Seattle. That is a big problem — but communities around the country have implemented effective policies and solutions, and so can we.

We’ve Reached the Breaking Point

(The Atlantic) – The Ukraine scandal confirms that Trump knows he can act with impunity—and no one will stop him.

Science Fiction Has Become Utopian Fact

(The Times) – So which dystopia are we living in? Orwell and Huxley were not the first to fear an age of mass surveillance.

The Ascent of Digital Money

(The Boston Globe) – China’s online payment platforms are the real threat to US hegemony.

Many Secrets, No Mysteries

(The Atlantic) – A whistleblower complaint raises the possibility that President Trump has betrayed the duties of his office.

California rail project’s future in question

(Fox Business) – The high-speed rail in California is a disastrous project that, once again, made headlines. The Los Angeles Times broke the story that top California Democratic legislators agreed to divert billions in remaining bullet-train funds to the Los Angeles region and the San Francisco Bay Area rail systems.

Michael Pillsbury predicts China trade deal will be ‘monumental’

(Fox Business) – Hudson Institute Senior Fellow Michael Pillsbury explains how the Hong Kong protests could impact a trade deal between the U.S. and China. 

Carly Fiorina on Trump: ‘I don’t think he has been a business leader, actually. I think he’s been a very fine entertainer and manager of his brand.’

(The Washington Post) – After Carly Fiorina, 65, ended her GOP presidential primary run in 2016, the former chief executive of Hewlett-Packard dedicated herself to leadership training. Despite a recent microburst of media speculation that she might launch a primary challenge to President Trump, she has “no plans” to run, according to a source close to her.

Seven Questions That Need Answers Before Any Attack on Iran

(The Atlantic) – President Trump’s threats of retaliation for strikes on Saudi oil facilities seem premature.

America is broken – but my daughter can tell you how to fix it

(Fox News) – As the 2020 election nears, we are going to hear more and more about all the divides in America. The national media are going to latch onto and amplify all the ways in which Americans disagree with one another.

How the memories of Sept. 11 bolster resolve

(The Washington Times) – On the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, I was filling the kids’ bowls full of cereal before sending them off to school. Tonette called me from work and told me to turn on the television in the living room. I did.

Bair Gives To Washington Scholars

(The Elm) – This past summer, former Washington College President Sheila Bair donated $20,000 to the Washington Scholars program.

Dr. Scott Gottlieb: Kids find cartridge-based vapes most accessible, appealing

(CNBC) – Dr. Scott Gottlieb, a member on Pfizer’s board and former FDA commissioner, discusses the White House announcing a possible ban on e-cigarettes. 

Newt Gingrich reacts to Trump’s explosive North Carolina rally

(Fox News) – Newt Gingrich reacts to President Trump’s rally in North Carolina, Trump’s 2020 chances.

A Nobel Prize in Honor of Economic Growth

(Bloomberg) – This year’s Nobel Prize in Economics went to William Nordhaus and Paul Romer, both very deserving and indeed anticipated picks. Nordhaus is best known for his models of the cost of climate change, and Romer for his work on the dynamics of ideas and economic growth.

Economist Romer’s Tech Industry Proposal: Taxation Over Regulation

(Bloomberg) – Paul Romer, NYU Stern Professor of Economics and recipient of the 2018 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences, discusses his proposal to tax digital advertising revenue of technology companies in lieu of regulation.

Nobel Laureate Romer on the Economics of Higher Wealth Taxes

(Bloomberg) – NYU Stern School Professor of Economics Paul Romer, recipient of the 2018 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences, discusses the economic impact of proposals to increase taxes on the wealthy in the United States.

Nobel Laureate Romer Sees Effects of Uncertainty Dampening Investment

(Bloomberg) – NYU Stern Professor of Economics and 2018 Nobel Laureate in Economics Paul Romer discusses the impact of uncertainty from trade, tariffs, and politics on markets and investing.


(TIME) – How do you weigh the economic benefit of the thoughts in Bill Gates’ head? The sand on a beach can be measured, but how do you calibrate the value of the idea that turned those silica grains into silicon microchips? Though they sound like questions from a Mensa parlor game, they’re actually from the work of economist Paul Romer, and his answers may just revolutionize the study of economics.

Q&A: Paul Romer on ‘Mathiness’ and the State of Economics

(The Wall Street Journal) – A Democratic U.S. presidential candidate has pledged to grow the economy by spending hundreds of billions of dollars on college education and eliminating tax deductions for the wealthy. A Republican promises to bring the growth rate to 4% a year by cutting taxes and reducing government regulations. How do we know what might work?

Arts Meets Science and Chemistry Wins the Day

(The New York Times) – Forgive Paul M. Romer for turning two of the greatest days of his life into a one-day event. He was just being economical.

A Terrible Thing to Waste

(New York Times) – Just after Barack Obama’s election in November, Rahm Emanuel, his chief of staff, made this memorable statement to an interviewer: “You never want a serious crisis to go to waste.”

Who Wants to Buy Honduras?

(New York Times) – Shortly after the 2009 coup that overthrew Manuel Zelaya, Honduras’s newly elected president, Porfirio Lobo, asked his aides to think big, really big. How could Honduras, the original banana republic, reform a political and economic system that kept nearly two-thirds of its people in grim poverty?

Recommendations for World Bank

(Financial Times) – As the World Bank’s board considers nominations for the institution’s next president (Donald Trump is expected to nominate David Malpass, the US Treasury department’s top official on international affairs), there are two critical ways he or she can make the bank more effective.

A Tax That Could Fix Big Tech

(The New York Times) – Putting a levy on targeted ad revenue would give Facebook and Google a real incentive to change their dangerous business models.

Boris vs. Jo — oh brother

(The Boston Globe) – To lose 21 members of Parliament may be regarded as a misfortune; to lose your own brother looks like carelessness.

Speak Up, John Bolton

(The Atlantic) – Whatever else he has been through in his career, John Bolton is a patriot. He has been impelled by a strong vision of the national interest.

Here’s how illegal vapes might be making people sick

(CNBC) -Dr. Scott Gottlieb, former FDA commissioner and currently a member of Pfizer’s board, discusses the five deaths that have now been linked to vaping. 

Former FDIC Chair on the Fed’s plans for a real-time payment system

(Yahoo Finance) – Former FDIC Sheila Bair discusses the Federal Reserve’s plans to speed up money transfers with real-time payments.

Conservative Leader Matt Schlapp: What I saw in Hong Kong

(The Hill) – American Conservative Union Chair Matt Schlapp describes what he saw on the ground in Hong Kong during their latest protests.

Throwing Money at Poor Communities Won’t Fix Them

(Newsweek) – When I reread Theodore White’s Making of the President 1972, the biggest surprise was not political, it was in policy.

A Nobel-Winning Economist Goes to Burning Man

(The New York Times) – Amid the desert orgies, Paul Romer investigates a provocative question: Is this bacchanal a model of urban planning?

Health Reform Progress Beyond Repeal and Replace

(The Galen Institute) – From the start of 2017 through the fall of that year, Congress labored to pass legislation to replace large parts of the Affordable Care Act.

Trump can support Hong Kong freedom fighters with these actions

(Fox News) – The Chinese Communist Party faces a crisis of its own making in Hong Kong.

Face The Nation: What Does Warren’s Rise In The Polls Mean For Her Campaign?

(CBS) – Jamal Simmons, David Frum, Michael Crowley and Laura Barron-Lopez discuss a new poll that shows Elizabeth Warren rising in aggregate early state contests.

What if we lost electric power … for years?

(Fox News) – Imagine the power just went out. How would your life be immediately affected?

US and China in the early stages of a second Cold War

(CNBC) – Niall Ferguson, senior fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution, discusses world politics and the U.S.-China trade war.

Scott O’Grady

Scott O’Grady is a former United States Air Force Captain and Air Force fighter pilot who gained prominence after the June 2, 1995 Mrkonjic Grad incident, in which he ejected over Bosnia when his F-16C was shot down by a Bosnian Serb SA-6 while he was patrolling the no-fly zone. He survived for almost six […]

The Trade War’s Winners Don’t Include Us

(The Wall Street Journal) – Lost foreign markets, retaliation, higher prices, falling investment. Where’s the upside?

E-cigarettes are not off the hook

(Washington Post) – A mysterious lung illness that appears to be associated with vaping has swept across the country over the past few months, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Why the Fed is right to step in and finally make real-time payments happen

(Yahoo Finance) – Big banks have been trying to build a new, faster payments system to dominate the way we move money among one another. Amid growing concern from smaller banks and financial technology companies over how they might wield such power, the Federal Reserve has rightly decided to step in with its own system.

Miller Center Appoints Evan A. Feigenbaum as Next Schlesinger Distinguished Professor

(Miller Center) – The Miller Center is pleased to announce the appointment of Evan A. Feigenbaum, a former State Department diplomat and expert on East, South, and Central Asia with a longtime focus on China, as the next James R. Schlesinger Distinguished Professor.

Hong Kong’s leader fully withdraws extradition bill

(Fox Business) – Hudson Institute Senior Fellow Michael Pillsbury with the latest on the protests in Hong Kong and U.S. trade tensions with China.

Niall Ferguson: Back to Bi-Polar

(GZERO Media) – Historian Niall Ferguson explains why a new Cold War is heating up between the US and China, and why — unlike the old brouhaha with the Soviets — this one is different.

Mike Rowe has incredible Labor Day insights on the importance of labor and American workers

(Fox News) – Labor Day is the perfect day to pause and appreciate the millions of people who get up every day to keep America (and the world) running.

Thank you, Stacey Abrams, Kirsten Gillibrand and Jason Kander

(CNN) – Stacey Abrams is not running for Senate to replace Johnny Isakson, despite some high-level pressure from Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and many on Twitter urging her to step into the race.

Beware Greta Thunberg’s science fiction — the end of the world is not nigh

(The Boston Globe) – The arrival of Greta Thunberg in New York on Thursday was one of many recent events that illustrate how rapidly modern environmentalism is degenerating into a millenarian cult.

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Alice Stewart

Alice Stewart is a CNN Political Commentator, veteran Senior Communications Advisor on numerous Republican presidential campaigns and an Emmy Award winning journalist. She regularly appears as a guest on State of the Union with Jake Tapper, Anderson Cooper 360, Erin Burnett Out Front and The Don Lemon Show. She is also a frequent guest on […]

Gingrich on Obama’s gerrymandering fight, Biden’s campaign trail blunder

(Fox News) – Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich reacts to the election news of the day on ‘Fox & Friends.’

Doctors must lead us out of our opioid abuse epidemic

(CNN) – Veteran doctors don’t need a blood test to tell when someone is on the verge of a drug overdose. They can even narrow down the culprit by observation alone.

From Trump’s trade wars to Brazil’s fires, the world is on the brink

(The Times) – Global games of chicken are frying our planet.

Don’t Give Up on Biosimilars—Congress Can Give Them a Boost

(Wall Street Journal) – Drugs grown in live cells are hard to replicate. But policy changes can help accelerate the process.

Sean Spicer reacts to backlash against ‘Dancing With the Stars’ casting

(Fox News) – Trump’s former press secretary sits down to discuss his announced casting on ABC’s ‘Dancing with the Stars’ and the social media firestorm it ignited.

Gottlieb: Regulators needs to step up oversight on counterfit e-cigarettes

 (CNBC) – The Center for Disease Control reported 153 cases of severe lung disease linked to vaping in 16 states. In one case, an 18 year-old in Florida believes his lung collapsed after smoking an electronic cigarette. Investigators are looking into what’s causing these pulmonary illnesses. Former FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb, who also recently joined Pfizer’s board, joins CNBC to discuss.

Gingrich breaks down Trump’s stance on payroll tax cut

(Fox News) – Former House speaker and Fox News contributor Newt Gingrich reacts to President Trump shooting down speculation of a payroll tax cut and his feud with Reps. Tlaib and Omar on Israel.

Former Governor Scott Walker: Hong Kong protests are a ‘gut check’ for the US

(CNBC) – Former Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker discusses the escalating protests in Hong Kong are a “gut check” for the U.S.

Will Hong Kong protests interfere with U.S.-China trade talks?

(Fox Business) – Hudson Institute Senior Fellow Michael Pillsbury discusses U.S. trade tensions with China and the impact of the protests in Hong Kong.

Sean Spicer: Dems want uncertainty in the economy

(Fox Business) – Former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer on President Trump’s calls for a big Federal Reserve interest rate cut, the state of the economy and the mounting controversy over Israel.

E-cigarette’s teen epidemic

(CNBC) – Former FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb discusses what the government can do to lessen teen use but also make sure the product is available for adults who are trying to quit smoking.

Predicting a recession? Might as well predict the weather

(The Boston Globe) – Edward Lorenz, the pioneer of chaos theory, famously suggested that the flapping of a butterfly’s wings in Brazil could set off a tornado in Texas. Even a tiny disturbance, he argued, can have huge effects in a complex system governed by nonlinear relationships.

US must stand with people of Hong Kong fighting for freedom

(Fox News) – Over the past two months, the world has seen the people of Hong Kong bravely stand up to the growing threat of totalitarianism.

Four Lessons From Israel’s Clash With Tlaib and Omar

(The Atlantic) – The best way for Israel to strengthen its hand is not by waging war to the utmost against its opponents, but by maximizing the number and range of its friends.

We’re in a space race with China – We must win to protect our economic and national security

(Fox News) – As the 2020 election campaign heats up, our trade conflict with China evolves, and we all become absorbed in other world events, it’s important that we do not lose track of a critical opportunity America has now to continue to lead the future of space travel.

Former US Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus Joins InStride as Chair, Board of Directors

(Business Wire) – Ray Mabus, the 75th Secretary of the United States Navy, who served from 2009-2017, will join InStride as Chair, Board of Directors announced Vivek Sharma, InStride’s CEO and founder.

Under Augusta’s oak, a legend and a laugh

(Morning Read) – It’s Wednesday at the Masters and a bona fide hall-of-famer sits on his scooter a foot or two from me, checking out the spectators swarming past. We’re under the old oak, in the shade. It’s the place to be.

‘I can’t walk, but when I got that call, I felt like I could fly’

(Irish Examiner) – Forget Tiger Woods and his remarkable victory at the Masters in April. The greatest comeback in golf that I know of is Dennis Walters who went from promising young golfer one day to a paraplegic the next.

The Shame and Disgrace Will Linger

(The Atlantic) – Today, President Donald Trump accused his predecessor Bill Clinton—or possibly his 2016 campaign opponent, the former first lady and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton—of complicity in the death of the accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein.

DNA and your personalized health care — Why this fascinating area is promising and perilous

(Fox News) – Genetic testing has become a multi-billion dollar direct-to-consumer business. There are tests available now to discover who your ancestors were, reveal your food allergies, and even uncover inherited chronic diseases.

Michael Pillsbury: China’s cheating has to stop

(CNBC) – Michael Pillsbury, Trump China advisor, discusses the U.S.-China trade war and the President’s China strategy.

Alex Banayan

Alex Banayan is the only nationally bestselling business author under 30 in America. His book The Third Door: The Wild Quest to Uncover How the World’s Most Successful People Launched Their Careers has been translated into more than a dozen languages. Over the course of his unprecedented seven-year journey, Banayan interviewed the most innovative leaders […]

Former ambassador to China Gary Locke on progress toward a trade deal

(CNBC) – Former U.S. ambassador to China Gary Locke joins CNBC to discuss the escalating U.S.-China trade war and whether progress toward a deal is being made.

The epidemic of gun violence is treatable

(CNN) – America is mourning, once again, the senseless loss of life from mass shootings. At least 31 people were killed over the weekend in Texas and Ohio. They were students, young parents, grandmothers and grandfathers. Their lives were cut short while they shopped for school supplies or enjoyed a night out.

Congress should stay out of new bank rules on loan losses

(Financial Times) – Politicising accounting standards is a terrible idea that will come back to bite

Discriminating against HIV-positive military members is unproductive for our military

(The Washington Post) – Last month, I told a federal court of appeals it should affirm a preliminary injunction preventing the Air Force from discharging service members with HIV.

Amy Blankson

Amy is dedicated to discovering how we can leverage the many technological advances, apps and gadgets, in a way that helps us be more productive, while keeping our sanity and boosting our happiness.

Donald Trump’s crazy tariffs have outfoxed the Federal Reserve

(The Times) – The wily president has turned the tables on once-mighty central bankers

The American Exception

(The Atlantic) – There is one developed country—and only one—in which it is not only legal, but easy and convenient, to amass a private arsenal of mass slaughter. That country also happens to be the one—and the only one—regularly afflicted by mass slaughters perpetrated by aggrieved individuals.

A former CIA officer tells remarkable tales about her 30 years in a secret world

(Fox News) – As I have written before, the brave men and women who work in our intelligence community rarely get the praise they deserve – or the ability to share their stories.

Michelle Poler

Born and raised in Caracas-Venezuela, Michelle Poler is a creative and passionate social entrepreneur, keynote speaker, fear-facer, and branding strategist. Michelle’s humorous and inspiring speaking style has been captivating audiences across the globe. With authentic storytelling, engaging visuals and her 100 Days Without Fear experience, Michelle will show you how to challenge your comfort zone […]

Steve Robbins

Often called a “diversity expert,” Steve readily admits that he doesn’t know if that’s the right title.  Steve considers himself more an experienced student of human behavior. For him, issues of inclusion and diversity are fundamentally issues of human behavior in a world filled with human differences. His life experiences and academic background in communication science, social […]

Michelle Gielan

Michelle Gielan has spent the past decade researching the link between happiness and success. She is the bestselling author of Broadcasting Happiness: The Science of Igniting and Sustaining Positive Change and was named one of the Top 10 authors on resilience by the Harvard Business Review. Michelle is an Executive Producer of “The Happiness Advantage” […]

Mark Updegrove

Having closely examined those decisions that have defined the modern American presidency and personally interviewed those who have shaped the course of history, Mark Updegrove delivers unique insight into how leadership displayed inside the Oval Office can be applied outside of it.

Michael Pillsbury: China sees Trump as a weak president

(Fox Business) – Hudson Institute Chinese Strategy Director Michael Pillsbury discusses the Trump administration trade negotiations with China.

Americans should learn more about Abraham Lincoln and his incredible life

(Fox News) – With the single exception of George Washington, President Abraham Lincoln is likely the most important president in American history.

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The CBD craze is getting out of hand. The FDA needs to act.

(The Washington Post) – Cannabidiol — better known as CBD — is everywhere, from small specialty shops to large national retail chains. It can be found in foods, supplements, drugs, oils, creams, pet foods and more, and sellers purport that the compound treats everything from cancer to depression.

Boris Johnson has already made a huge imprint on British government and politics

(Fox News) – New British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has taken charge with historic speed and decisiveness. Whether he can finish Brexit by Oct. 31 – and win a general election – remains to be seen.

Boris, the Churchill of Brexit, has Corbyn on the ropes

(The Times) – PM’s road out of the EU is paved with rocks and hard places

An open letter to officials who won’t meet with a woman alone

(CNN) – Dear State Representative Robert Foster and former Chief Justice Bill Waller Jr., At a time when young people in your state of Mississippi are dealing with both the lowest earnings and the highest unemployment rate for their age group, when tens of thousands of people don’t have health insurance in part because of the refusal of current leadership to expand Medicaid, you have made your way into the headlines by boldly pledging not to meet alone with a woman other than your wife.

Dennis Walters

World Golf Hall of Fame member Dennis Walters shares with you his remarkable and compelling story of one of the greatest comebacks in sports history. Come along for a forty-five year life journey which begins with Dennis lying paralyzed in a hospital bed at age 24 to him reaching the pinnacle of any golfers career-membership […]

Newt Gingrich: Robert Mueller didn’t write, understand the report

(Fox News) –  Newt Gingrich discusses the Mueller report, the upcoming departure of National Intelligence Director Dan Coats and the divisions within the Democratic Party.

Sean Spicer on the fallout of the Mueller hearings

(Fox News) – Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer says Democrats need to keep the Mueller report alive in order to fire up their base.

Improve, Don’t Repeal, ObamaCare’s Cadillac Tax

(Wall Street Journal) – It’s the law’s least popular provision, but its goal of discouraging lavish employer plans is worthy.

The spirit of fascistic book burning has entered the American system

(Fox News) – In his 1989 movie, “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade,” Steven Spielberg has a remarkable scene of Nazi book burning. The looks of ecstasy as the actors-playing-Germans parade past Hitler and throw inappropriate books on the fire are compelling and convincing. These people are cleansing their society of past and future sins.

Evaluating the Senate Finance Committee proposal to restructure Medicare Part D

(AEI) – Senior citizens are facing increasing and often significant burdens from rising out-of-pocket costs on drugs that they need to improve their health while many observers worry about the long run stability of the Part D program.

What If They’re Not Coming for the Jews This Time?

(The Atlantic) – It’s becoming almost a daily occurrence: President Donald Trump denouncing anti-Semitism and expressing solidarity with the state of Israel.

Trump focuses on winning new states, 2020 Democrats focus on attacking Trump

(Fox News) – American Conservative Union chair Matt Schlapp discusses the difference in rhetoric for the 2020 presidential race.

Mike Massimino

The first person to tweet from space and a four-time spacewalker on two missions to the Hubble Space Telescope, including the final Hubble servicing mission, which has been called the most dangerous and complex mission in space shuttle history, Mike Massimino uses humor and his unique storytelling ability to inspire audiences to identify the passion […]

Author Daniel Silva’s smart take on struggles that exist in the shadows cast by great powers

(Fox News) – I was fortunate to speak with author Daniel Silva about Russia’s covert operations and his new spy novel, “The New Girl,” on this week’s episode of my “Newt’s World” podcast.

Trump and Democrats align more closely on student debt than they think

(Yahoo Finance) – So it is with income share agreements, or ISAs — a new way to finance college, where students are only obliged to pay an affordable percentage of their income after they graduate, instead of a fixed-debt obligation. While the concept of ISAs seems to have support among Republicans and Democrats, its very name is prompting partisan sword-fighting.

President Trump, don’t embrace left-wing ideas to get something done on drug prices

(Fox News) – In this column, I want to sound a warning about how things could go wrong, particularly when it comes to the president’s efforts to lower prescription drug prices.

Former FDIC Chair Sheila Bair: I’m not sure why Powell locked himself into a cut

(CNBC) – Sheila Bair, former FDIC chair, discusses Powell’s comments to congress, the economy and the markets.

Newt Gingrich on Politics, Biotech, and Investing Advice

(The Street) – Newt Gingrich, a former Speaker of the House, weighed in on the U.S.-China trade deal, President Trump’s social media presence, his focus on gene therapy and his advice for investors. 

Ron Insana

As the world works to recover from the paralyzing effects of the Coronavirus pandemic, Ron Insana has been connecting the dots to give his audience a clearer idea of what the economic future might look like. As a pioneering financial journalist, Ron has covered the most important economic stories of our lifetime over his nearly […]

Extract from Niall Ferguson’s The Ascent of Money: Populists reaped the rewards of the financial crisis — now they are set to trigger a new crash

(The Times) – The redundancies at Deutsche Bank show we’re still feeling the economic effects of 2008. In an extract from a new edition of his book The Ascent of Money, Niall Ferguson warns more turmoil is on the way

Can Ilhan Omar Overcome Her Prejudice?

(Wall Street Journal) – I once opened a speech by confessing to a crowd of Jews that I used to hate them.

How Photographer Cristina Mittermeier Kept Her Cool When Surrounded by Sharks

(Conde Nast Traveler) – Cristina Mittermeier didn’t set out to be an award-winning wildlife photographer. She’s a marine biologist by trade. But when an exhibition at the Houston Museum of Natural History included some photos she had taken on her ex-husband’s camera—and credited him—she saw an opportunity.

Trump Is Baiting Democrats

(The Atlantic) – The president is trying to divide the House caucus and force it to fight the election on his terms. So far, it’s working.

Buzz Aldrin on the moon 50 years later

(Fox News) – Buzz Aldrin has been a close friend of mine for many years. He is an American icon and hero, who will forever be remembered as one of the few Americans who took the first small steps into the next era of humankind.

Sheila Bair: Millennials are falling into the credit card debt trap

(CNBC) – Former FDIC Chair Sheila Bair discusses her ‘Invest in You: Ready. Set. Grow.’ op-ed on how credit card mismanagement is adding to millennials’ financial woes.

Spicer thinks White House can prevail on census citizenship question

(Fox News) Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer discusses the census citizenship question.

A Fine Time to Become an American

(PragerU) – Renowned Oxford-trained historian Niall Ferguson recounts his recent experience of becoming an American citizen. His unique impressions are both moving and surprising — even to him.

Brian Blase

Brian Blase, PhD, is an economist and a key architect of President Trump’s health policy agenda. Dr. Blase is driven to improve America’s health care system by empowering consumers, by injecting more competition into the system, and by permitting innovation to flourish. Dr. Blase served as the Special Assistant to the President at the White […]

Trump Should Push Qatari Emir to End Unfair Subsidies

(Newsweek) – The US economy is a behemoth. With an estimated $21.06 trillion gross domestic product, no other country on the planet can match our overall economic strength—without cheating, anyway.

Why the Fed should oversee Facebook’s Libra

(Yahoo Finance) – Facebook (FB) Mark Zuckerberg’s recent announcement of ambitious plans to launch a new, global cryptocurrency called Libra has been met with understandable alarm, particularly among regulators and consumer advocates.

Trump’s Recessional

(The Atlantic) – The president’s speech existed only to provide a reason why he needed to stand in one place long enough for five waves of warplanes to cross the sky.

Scott Gottlieb on joining Pfizer’s board, drug prices, and ‘Medicare for All’

(CNBC) – Former FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb was recently elected to the board of Pfizer. He joins “Squawk Box” to discuss the news as well as his thoughts on drug prices and “Medicare for All.”

Two women prevent a man from taking his own life

(CNN) – Jen Principe and Toni Musso, two women who convinced a man not to take his own life, say they were inspired by CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta’s story on suicide prevention.

America’s Asylum System Is Profoundly Broken

(The Atlantic) – Until the United States establishes and articulates clear rules, the crisis at the border will continue.

Wodehousian Boris Johnson is the past, not the future

(The Globe and Mail) – Like fears of a European superstate, party hierarchies are passé

Kamala Harris Will Be The 2020 Democratic Nominee

(Newsweek) – The first Democratic debates reinforced an instinct I first had months ago. Kamala Harris had the best debate of the 20 people on stage. She had the best one-liner. She had the most commanding presence. She felt the most energized and best prepared.

Don’t expect trade deal soon, says former US ambassador to China

(CNBC) – Gary Locke, former U.S. ambassador to China, joins  “Closing Bell” to discuss the latest in U.S.-China trade relations.

Newt Gingrich: Iran is very close to breaking

(Fox News) – Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich reacts to President Trump’s handling of Iran, North Korea and the border crisis.

Life lessons from the native tribe with the healthiest hearts in the world

(CNN) – A few years ago, I read reports of an indigenous tribe living deep in the Amazon rainforest whose members had hardly any evidence of heart disease. In fact, the researchers concluded after a year-long study that the Tsimane, as they are called, had the healthiest hearts in the world, a title previously held by Japanese women.

The Global Insider: July 2019

Worldwide Speakers Group is a professional services firm providing innovative solutions in the global lecture industry to corporate, trade, education, and commercial clients worldwide. Our thought leaders include world-renowned experts and transformational figures from all areas of government, business, academia, media, and entertainment.

Trump, Xi Jinping to meet tonight at G20 Summit amid trade tension

(Fox Business) – The threat of new tariffs looms over the meeting between Trump and Xi at the G20 Summit. Former U.S. Ambassador to China under Obama Gary Locke with more.

Spies keep America safe — Here is how they operate

(Fox News) – The intelligence community plays a vital role in our national security. The brave men and women who serve our nation in this capacity rarely – if ever – are recognized publicly for their courageous work.

3 reasons why a former Secretary of the Navy worries about Iran

( – Navy Veteran Ray Mabus was the Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) the day Osama Bin Laden was killed. In addition to being SECNAV for 8 years, he served as the United States Ambassador to Saudi Arabia from 1994 to 1996.

Sheila Bair: Banks Stronger Than Before Crisis, But Not Strong Enough

(Bloomberg) – Sheila Bair, founder at Volcker Alliance and former head of FDIC, discusses the 2019 Federal Reserve big bank stress tests.

The Democrats Are Forfeiting Their Biggest Advantage

(The Atlantic) – Instead of defending Obamacare, the candidates are abandoning it.

Senate HELP Committee should pass Lower Health Care Costs Act

(Fox News) – Sen. Lamar Alexander’s leadership in the Senate has produced the best opportunity for bipartisan legislative progress in health care before the 2020 election.

Boston College Naming New Baseball & Softball Training Facility In Honor Of Pete Frates

(CBS Boston) – Boston College baseball and softball players will soon do their training inside the Pete Frates Center. BC is honoring their former baseball captain by naming their new training facility after him, the school announced Wednesday.

Balkanising technology will backfire on the US

(The Financial Times) – Washington’s decision to blacklist Huawei, preventing US companies from buying its products, may be a death sentence for China’s leading technology group.

The FDA’s Challenge on E-Cigs

(The Wall Street Journal) – Electronic cigarettes are less harmful than traditional cigarettes, but they aren’t safe. There’s evidence they can damage the lungs, and they’re also a path to nicotine addiction.

How Trump found his 2020 campaign chief

(Herald-Mail Media) – If Brad Parscale had not lost his job and gotten food poisoning in 2002, he might never have bought a how-to book on building websites or found time to read it and start his own web design and marketing firm.

Norman Stone served up wise words to Thatcher, and Guinness and Nietzsche to me

(The Times) – A mercurial genius, the Oxford historian who died last week at 78 won the ear of power and the hearts of students, including this Sunday Times columnist

Former FDA Chief Gottlieb on Juul: Don’t know how it proves public health benefit

(CNBC) – Dr. Scott Gottlieb, former FDA commissioner and CNBC contributor, discusses Juul’s recent city-wide ban in San Francisco. Gottlieb tells Becky Quick that investors had to know Juul planned to sell to youths.

Trump plans to live tweet during Democratic debate

(Fox News) – America First Action PAC senior adviser Sean Spicer discusses the impact the president live tweeting the debate could have.

Why Congress doesn’t deserve a pay raise

(The Washington Times) – Bottom-line: Most Americans already believe that Congress is paid too much.

The David Rubenstein Show: John Kelly

(Bloomberg) – David Rubenstein sits down with former White House Chief of Staff General John Kelly for a conversation about working with President Donald Trump, his military career and his views on immigration and the Mexican border issue.

Trump’s campaign chief says end of Mueller probe a “good thing”

(CBS Evening News) – With President Trump formally kicking off his re-election bid,  Brad Parscale discusses the latest polls, immigration and the end of the Mueller probe.

Newt Gingrich breaks down Trump’s reelection chances in 2020

(Fox News) – As the president formally kicks off his reelection campaign, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich breaks down the campaign challenges facing both parties.

Sean Spicer: Florida, Ohio are key to Trump’s victory

(Fox Business) – Former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer on the 2020 presidential race.

Former FDIC chair says it’s time for Fed to issue its own digital currency

(CNBC) – Sheila Bair, former chair of the FDIC, discusses Facebook’s new cryptocurrency and the possibilities for the Fed’s own digital currency.

President Xi Needs to Resolve This Directly With Hong Kong, Says Hudson Institute’s Michael Pillsbury

(Bloomberg) – Michael Pillsbury, director of Chinese strategy center at the Hudson Institute, discusses President Trump’s comments on Hong Kong-China relations, the U.S.-China trade negotiations and the future of U.S.-Hong Kong relations.

Hong Kong democracy protests are a critically consequential moment that matters to all of us

(Fox News) – One of the most important struggles on the planet is taking place right now between the people of Hong Kong and the dictatorship of General Secretary Xi Jinping.

A salute to great teachers

(The Boston Globe) – ‘Boris sometimes seems affronted when criticised for what amounts to a gross failure of responsibility (and surprised at the same time that he was not appointed captain of school for next half). I think he honestly believes that it is churlish of us not to regard him as an exception, one who should be free of the network of obligation which binds everyone else.”

Henry Wang

Dr. Huiyao (Henry) WANG is the Founder and President of Center for China and Globalization (CCG), the largest independent think tank in China. Chinese Premier appointed him as a Counselor of China State Council. He is the Vice Chairman of China Western (Overseas) Returned Scholars Association, Deputy Director of Expert Committee of All-China Federation of […]

Spicer says chemistry with Trump is key to replacing Sanders

(Fox News) – Sarah Sanders did a phenomenal job as White House press secretary, says former White House press secretary Sean Spicer.

What the people of Hong Kong are resisting (and what they see coming)

(Fox News) – Over the last several days, more than a million Hong Kong residents have flooded the streets and demonstrated against a proposed law that would let the semi-independent government there turn residents accused of crimes in mainland China over to communist authorities in Beijing.

Former soldier, quadruple amputee, has new lease on life

(Mid Hudson News) – Two-time Purple Heart recipient Sgt. John Peck, who has been traveling across the country telling his story of inspiration in his book “Rebuilding Sergeant Peck: How I Put Body and Soul Back Together After Afghanistan,” visited the Hudson Valley, Wednesday evening, to talk with locals about his experiences overseas that left him a quadruple-amputee and his journey to receiving a cutting-edge organ transplant.

Carly Fiorina’s advice to 2020 candidates

(Newsy) – Carly Fiorina knows what it takes to stand out on a debate stage. Now she’s giving advice to 2020 candidates, particularly the women.

Trump’s Astonishing Confession

(The Atlantic) – The president says he’d do it all again.

Chasing Health With Sanjay Gupta, MD | Rich Roll Podcast

(The Rich Roll Podcast) – Dr. Sanjay Gupta discusses his remarkable career, the importance of storytelling in journalism, what it was like covering conflict zones overseas, the current state of healthcare in America, and insights he learned doing his CNN original series, “Chasing Life.”

Free speech is in free fall in Silicon Valley

(The Times) – Big tech companies are openly engaged in political censorship

A pope and a US president broke the back of communism

(Newt Gingrich) – In June 1979, Pope John Paul II embarked on a nine-day pilgrimage to Poland that transformed Eastern Europe – and the world. In a momentous homily delivered from Victory Square in Warsaw, he declared “it is not possible to understand the history of the Polish nation without Christ,” reminding the millions suffering under communist rule of their country’s rich history, the dignity of human life, and their natural, God-given rights.

What You Need to Know About Juuling

(Dr. Oz) – Dr. Sanjay Gupta discuss the e-cigarette epidemic. Dr. Gupta speaks about the dangerous ingredients and potential consequences of using this device Find out Juul’s response to the outcry.

D-Day and three other dates that make this week one of historic liberation

(Fox News) – This is a week of historic liberation dates. The most famous is the 75th anniversary of the landing at Normandy on D-Day — June 6, 1944.

Here’s how the FDA might go about regulating CBD

(CNBC) – FDA officials are hearing from executives at CBD companies, advocacy groups and researchers during an all-day meeting. Former FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb discusses the current landscape of CBD.

Tiananmen Square shows China is a dictatorship we must not ignore

(Fox News) – The 30th anniversary of the massacre at Tiananmen Square is a good time to face the truth about the Chinese communist totalitarian dictatorship. The real lesson is one almost no one wants to think about.

Allen West: America needs to look after veterans

(Fox Business) – Lt. Col. Allen West on getting veterans access to quality health care and the border crisis.

The Ghosts of D-Day

(The Atlantic) – The battle is long over, but the fight against extremist illiberal politics is not.

Gingrich: Trump wouldn’t need to ‘muscle’ Mexico if Congress did its job

(Fox News)  – Newt Gingrich on the Federal Reserve, the potential tariffs against Mexico and border security.

The Global Insider: June 2019

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Don’t give our mutual friend Trump a hard time

(The Times) – Britons sneer at the president, but America is in better shape than we are

Chinese economy weakening due to trade tension

(Fox News) – Former U.S. Ambassador to China Gary Locke on the economic impact of tariffs.

Two simple rules to start investing

(CNBC) – Financial historian and Stanford professor Niall Ferguson admits he lost fifty percent on an investment he made in 2018. But he believes that kind of risk isn’t such a big a deal, so long as you don’t bet the house. Here’s his best advice on how to begin investing your money.

No, the Gun Culture Won’t Always Win

(The Atlantic) – After another mass shooting, this time in Virginia Beach, the world looks bleak. But hope is on the horizon.

Remembering the heroes of D-Day

(Fox News) – Seventy-five years ago this week, on June 6, 1944, 156,000 Allied Forces stormed the beaches of Normandy, France.

Duncan Wardle

Duncan Wardle, formerly Disney’s Head of Innovation and Creativity, works with brands like Coca-Cola, Ford, and Johnson & Johnson to create a culture of creativity across everything they touch. As a senior executive with the Walt Disney Company, Duncan infused a culture of innovation with a start-up mindset across one of the most creative companies […]

Shane Feldman

Leadership Needs to Be Activated. Shane Feldman delivers inspiring, customized and actionable keynotes that you and your organization can apply immediately to build thriving teams and attract loyal customers. In this digital age of distraction and disconnection, we’re facing a community crisis spanning all generations. Companies are finding it increasingly challenging to engage and retain […]

Growing confidence in the economy and the labor market

(The Washington Times) – During the past year, more people were employed in Wisconsin than ever before in the history of the state. Throughout the same time period, the unemployment rate was at or below the previous record low of 3 percent for 12 months in a row.

The HELP Committee’s Fix For 180-Day Generic Marketing Exclusivity: Does It Solve The Problem?

(Health Affairs) – The U.S. system for pricing drug innovation is forged on a careful balance between innovation and access. On the whole, American consumers consent to market-based pricing for novel drugs as a way to drive investment and reward scientific success. But no system is optimal. Too many patients struggle to obtain access to the resulting breakthroughs. Healthcare costs are straining public and private budgets.

The Wisest Remedy Is Not Impeachment

(The Atlantic) – If the Democrats move ahead, it will backfire.

Poll results show Trump critics wrong to say he is an unacceptable outsider

(Fox News) – Gallup has analyzed the mood of the American people and come up with warnings for both President Trump and his Democratic rivals.

What the Mueller Report Actually Said

(The Atlantic) – The special counsel pointed back to the words of his report. Here are its key findings.

Are We Truly Earning the Sacrifice of Those Who Have Gone Before Us?

(CNS News) – It is the day after Memorial Day and pools are open, sales are over, and those hot dogs at the baseball parks are still awfully expensive. And yes, those who we honored yesterday still lie in their final duty stations. But the question is, what shall we do for the next 364 days until the next Memorial Day?

The story of my new arms: An organ donor’s gift helped me recover from war injuries

(Salon) – An IED injury in Afghanistan left Marine Sgt. John Peck a quadruple amputee with prosthetics until this surgery

Good-bye to My Pal, FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb

(The Cut) – Since his appointment in May of 2017, Gottlieb has earned wide bipartisan support as a public-health advocate (also unexpected, given his previous ties to the pharmaceutical industry), due in large part to his efforts to curb the opioid epidemic, which he told CNN last year was the “biggest crisis” facing the FDA.

Silicon Valley just lost a friend with the exit of Gottlieb from the FDA

(CNBC) – The departure of Scott Gottlieb from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday is a potential blow to Silicon Valley.

Gottlieb sets a new standard for FDA commissioner

(Modern Healthcare) – Dr. Scott Gottlieb has taken industry skeptics by surprise.

Outgoing FDA chief Scott Gottlieb gets personal about leaving ‘the best job’ he’s ever had

(CNBC) – In his nearly two years at the helm of the FDA, Gottlieb advanced sweeping initiatives like making cigarettes minimally or non-addictive and approving generic drugs faster. He published roughly 175 commissioner statements and gave countless media interviews, helping raise the FDA’s stature and influence.

Scott Gottlieb’s departure leaves the health of millions at stake

(Washington Post) – ONE OF the Trump administration’s most competent, careful and effective senior officers will soon leave government. At stake is the health of millions of Americans.

‘Something very rare’: FDA’s Gottlieb aggressively tackled difficult issues

(Politico) – FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, who shocked Washington with news of his resignation on Tuesday, will leave the agency at the end of this month with a track record of activism and regulatory actions.

Woman Thought Leader: Carly Fiorina

(PBS’s To The Contrary) – Carly Fiorina discusses Leadership and and her new book Find Your Way.

The outbreak of the second Cold War

(The Boston Globe) – Regular readers of this column will not have been surprised by the outbreak of the Second Cold War. Ever since President Trump imposed the first tariffs on Chinese imports last year, I have argued that the trade war between the United States and China would last longer than most people expected and that it would escalate into other forms of warfare.

Newt Gingrich | The Ben Shapiro Show Sunday Special

(The Daily Wire) – Newt Gingrich, former U.S. Speaker of the House and best selling author of “Collusion: A Novel,” joins The Ben Shapiro Show to discuss China, Russia, the Mueller Report, Trump impeachment, Biden’s chances, welfare, the future of the country, and much more.

Here’s what could be next for the UK after Theresa May leaves

(CNBC) – Niall Ferguson, Hoover Institution,  joins CNBC to discuss the future of Brexit following Theresa May’s announcement that she will resign as U.K. prime minister on June 7th.

Parents, the best graduation gift you can give your child is this

(Fox News) – It’s that time of year when all across the country high school seniors will “move the tassel” and become high school graduates. For millions of these young men and women, the next stop will be college and preparing for their lives as adults.

The Medal of Honor is a proud American tradition

(Fox News) – For Memorial Day, I wanted to honor those who have served, fought and died for our country.

Bank bailouts propped up the financial system. But we should never repeat them.

(The Washington Times) – A decade after the massive government bailouts for Wall Street, some of the financial intelligentsia in New York and Washington no longer seem to view them as a bad thing.

Trump’s Cover-Up Accelerates

(The Atlantic) – The president directed his attorney general to declassify information—raising the prospect of selective disclosures.

Remembering those who never made it home

(The Washington Times) – Thank God for heroes like my friend Congressional Medal of Honor recipient Gary Wetzel. We are thankful that there are men and women like him who are willing to sacrifice everything to protect our great country.

Scott Gottlieb

Scott Gottlieb, MD is a practicing physician and the 23rd Commissioner of Food and Drugs. A leading expert in health policy, Dr. Gottlieb’s work focuses on providing insights into the economic and technological forces driving the transformation of healthcare. Dr. Gottlieb is widely published in leading medical journals and periodicals and has held editorial positions […]

Carly Fiorina | The Ben Shapiro Show Sunday Special

(The Daily Wire) – Carly Fiorina, former CEO of Hewlett-Packard, 2016 presidential candidate, and best selling author of  “Find Your Way: Unleash Your Power And Highest Potential,” joins Ben to discuss women in the workplace, gender issues, the 2016 election, Trump, Biden, the Democrats, the future of the GOP, and much more.

Cristina Mittermeier

A virtuous mind and voice in conservation photography and one of the most influential female photographers in the world, Cristina Mittermeier began her career as a Marine Biologist working in her native Mexico. She soon discovered that she could better advocate for the oceans and the planet through the lens of her camera than she […]

HUD Chief Ben Carson protects poor Americans and enforces the law – Why is that a problem?

(Fox News) – In a bold move, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson is both helping poor Americans and enforcing the law.

China finds Trump does have a principle

(The Boston Globe) – Protectionism hurts Beijing more than the US, and plays well politically

We need to make sure new drug cures don’t widen income gap for the poor

(CNBC) – Science offers the chance to cure debilitating and once-intractable disorders like hemophilia and sickle cell disease. But we need to make sure the ability to access these therapies, or the risk that someone can be locked out of them, doesn’t widen gaps between the rich and poor.

The World’s Most Adventurous Women 2019

(Men’s Journal) – LAST FALL, Mittermeier, a Mexican-born marine biologist turned photographer, was shooting some 50 orcas hunting a school of herring in a fjord in Norway when a pod of 50-foot humpback whales passed just feet away. “There is a part of me that wants to push through fear to get images nobody else has,” she says. “So I know that if I am a little terrified, I am probably in the right spot. That is what swimming with wild orcas is all about—a mix of terror and glee.”

Meet the woman who elevated conservation photography to a whole new level

(Mother Nature Network) – It is no small task to take the good that can come of photography and turn it into a movement. But that’s just what Cristina Mittermeier has done with conservation photography.

If you see someone struggling with mental illness, don’t turn away

(CNN) – As soon as Kevin’s hands left the 4-foot-high railing of the Golden Gate Bridge, he felt “instantaneous regret.” He tried to maneuver his body so that he could land feet-first, knowing that would be his only chance of survival. Somehow, miraculously even, it worked.

China and how we got it wrong

(Fox News) – To put it bluntly, our strategies for dealing with China are failing, because they are not based on reality.

Carly Fiorina on Trump: “He’s so routinely dismissive of women”

(Yahoo) – In a wide-ranging interview with the Yahoo News show “Through Her Eyes” Carly Fiorina tells host Zainab Salbi that President Trump dismisses women and views them as something to be used.” Fiorina also says she believes the Mueller report doesn’t exonerate Trump.

Collective bargaining is not a right

(The Washington Times) – As a local official years ago, I saw the negative impact of collective bargaining on our taxpayers and on our excellent employees.

Tariffs only hurt consumers, says former US ambassador to China

(CNBC) – Gary Locke, former U.S. Ambassador to China, joins CNBC’s “Closing Bell” to discuss the economic impact of the latest round of tariffs on consumers.

Dinosaurs As You Have Never Seen Them Before

(Newsweek) – I was so intrigued by T. Rex when I was Speaker of the House, I had the cast of a skull in my main meeting room. It was huge and Time Magazine highlighted it as an example of how different the 1994 Republican Revolution was from normal Washington behavior.

Take It From an Iraq War Supporter—War With Iran Would Be a Disaster

(The Atlantic) – It would mean repeating a mistake, only on a much bigger scale: without allies, without justification, and without any plan at all.

A Better Way to Deal With Beijing

(Wall Street Journal) – Pressure the Chinese to act responsibly. Don’t settle for a trade deal or blunder into a cold war.

Michael Pillsbury: China could have been more ‘ferocious’ with tariffs

(Fox Business) – China announced that it will raise tariffs on $60 billion in U.S. goods, after the U.S. raised duties on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods. Hudson Institute’s Michael Pillsbury reacts to the trade dispute.

Newt Gingrich: China economy can’t take the battering Trump will deliver

(Fox Business) – Newt Gingrich on the Trump administration’s trade negotiations with China.

Trump Is Angry That the FBI Won’t Endorse His Theory of Victimhood

(The Atlantic) – The president has already fired an FBI director and an acting director. Now he’s gunning for the present director, Chris Wray.

Young Americans have no clue about socialism

(The Times) – Talking about the s-word could be the Democrats’ great gift to Trump

Henry Paulson, ex-Treasury chief, warns “no one wins a trade war”

(Face the Nation) – Former Treasury Secretary Henry M. Paulson sits down to discuss the new trade tariffs on China and what’s ahead with the economy.

Abolish the Congressional Budget Office now

(Fox News) – Imagine there is a group of people in Congress with more influence over whether laws are passed and rules are changed, than any official committee or subcommittee in the House and Senate.

Who wants to live in a country that can block free speech?

(The Washington Times) – Could you imagine the federal government shutting down access to Twitter or Instagram? How would it feel being cut off from YouTube, Bing and Periscope? How about not being able to use the chat and messaging services on Google?

Democrats should accept the conclusions of the Mueller report

(USA Today) – It’s time for Democrats to stop grandstanding, accept the conclusions of the Mueller report, and focus on the real problems facing our country.

Trump Has Just One Trick—And It’s Not Working Anymore

(The Atlantic) – The president has a single negotiating move: take an aggressive position, and then retreat when the bluff is called.

Newt Gingrich: THIS is the greatest threat to a free society

(Fox News) – If you put all the pieces of the left’s efforts to crush dissent together, the picture is disturbing – and more than a little frightening.

Scott Walker: Trump’s tariff hike will level the playing field with China

(The Atlantic) – Former Gov. Scott Walker, R-Wisc., on Trump administration trade talks with China and concerns of a Democratic judicial power grab.

The Coming Generation War

(The Atlantic) – The Democrats are rapidly becoming the party of the young—and the consequences could be profound.

The Triumph of German Democracy

(The Atlantic) – Seventy years in, the success of a united Germany is a story so big that it can be hard to see except at a distance.

Gingrich reacts to New York Times report on Trump tax records

(Fox News) – ‘This kind of one-sided, dishonest attack is part of what’s sickening American politics,’ former House Speaker Newt Gingrich says after the paper reports on 10 years of the president’s tax returns.

Donald Trump won’t take on Nicolas Maduro’s muchachos in Venezuela

(The Times) – The gangster boss is safe for now, thanks to Beijing and Moscow.

Why Is Trump Hiding His Tax Returns?

(The Atlantic) – As the president fights to postpone the inevitable, he risks convincing voters that they do not need a subpoena to read his guilt.

Why Must Black Conservative Republicans Explain Themselves?

(CNS News) – Yes, I am a proud black conservative, in the model of my philosophical hero, mentor, Booker T. Washington who believed in education, entrepreneurship, and self-reliance.

Michael Pillsbury

Dr. Pillsbury is the Director of the Center on Chinese Strategy, Hudson Institute, Washington, D.C. He is the author of three books on China. The most recent one, The Hundred-Year Marathon, is an international bestseller and was number one on the Washington Post list, and a selection of the Commander, U.S. Special Operations Command, Commanders Reading List, in 2017. On September 26, […]

The Global Insider: May 2019

Worldwide Speakers Group is a professional services firm providing innovative solutions in the global lecture industry to corporate, trade, education, and commercial clients worldwide. Our thought leaders include world-renowned experts and transformational figures from all areas of government, business, academia, media, and entertainment.

Trump threatens to increase tariffs on China ahead of trade talks

(Fox Business) – Former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer and ‘The Coming Collapse of China’ author Gordon Chang on U.S. trade negotiations with China.

Newt Gingrich: ‘The war at home’ focuses on opioid addiction

(Fox News) – In my new novel “Collusion,” which I co-wrote with Pete Earley, our main character is Brett Garrett, a Navy SEAL who is injured in a helicopter crash.

Scott Walker: Tax cuts helped put people to work

(CNBC) – Former Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker joins “Power Lunch” to discuss strong jobs numbers for the month of April.

Trump Attacks Facebook on Behalf of Racists and Grifters

(Fox News) – President Donald Trump despises “fake news.” The Washington Post, The New York Times—these are “enemies of the people.” He has urged the Federal Communications Commission and the Federal Election Commission to force Saturday Night Live off the air to punish the comedy show for making jokes about him.

Low unemployment, strong job creation confirm strength of Trump economy

(Fox News) – Friday’s report that the United States created 263,000 jobs in April – about 33 percent more than expected – should be a devastating blow to socialism, if Republicans can force the argument. However, there is no reason to believe Republicans have anything like the skills necessary to defeat the left – even when all the facts are on the Republican side.

America will never be a socialist country

(The Washington Times) – Venezuela is a real-time example of the failure of socialism. Promises of prosperity frequently lead to poverty for the masses and all-too-often opens the door to brutal dictators.

Barr declines to testify before Dem-led House panel

(Fox Business) – Former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer gives his take on Attorney General William Barr’s testimony on Capitol Hill and Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia report.

Trump’s Stonewall Is Beginning to Crack

(The Atlantic) – The dike is sprouting more leaks than the president has fingers with which to plug the expanding trickles.

Newt Gingrich: Collusion – The real Russian threat

(Fox News) – Robert Mueller was asked to investigate the charge that President Trump had colluded with the Russians. After a two-year, $25 million effort involving an overwhelmingly Democrat team of lawyers, Mueller concluded that there was no collusion between President Trump and Russia.

Carly Fiorina talks 2020 Dems, Venezuela crisis

(Fox News) – Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina on politics in the #MeToo era, Joe Biden and the rest of the 2020 Democratic field.

Mueller Objected To Barr’s Characterization Of His Report’s Finding On Trump

(MSNBC) – Multiple reports reveal that Mueller complained in a letter to Barr that his memo “did not fully capture the context, nature, and substance” of his report. Calls are now growing for Barr to resign ahead of his testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Lawrence O’Donnell discusses with Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi, Rep. Ro Khanna, Neal Katyal and David Frum.

Why Do We Have the Second Amendment in America?

(CNS News) – However, unless you are living under a rock, off the grid, with no access to information, you realize why we have the Second Amendment in America … Venezuela.

Biden is in, but Bernie reigns

(The Boston Globe) – Obama’s veep thinks he’s the man to beat Trump, but he’s got competition

Newt Gingrich: Kamala Harris most likely to be nominated in 2020

(CBS News) – Former Republican congressman Newt Gingrich is weighing in on the 2020 race. The former House Speaker says he believes Senator Kamala Harris is most likely to win the Democratic nomination out of the 21 candidates running. He’s also giving CBSN an inside scoop into his new book, “Collusion: A Novel.”

Stedman Graham: Why I Care so Much About Leadership

(Real Leaders) – For more than 30 years, I have been writing books, teaching in colleges, working in communities, leading non-profits and speaking at workshops throughout the world. In all that time, I have come to know one thing: leadership is everything. The needs of the 21st century cannot be met by followers.

Financial historian Niall Ferguson reveals the best ways to spend and save when you’re young

(CNBC) – Financial historian and Stanford professor Niall Ferguson admits that it took him years to create a budget and put his spending habits in a spreadsheet. He believes that taking an honest look at your finances — no matter how scary — will set you for success down the line. Here’s his best advice on spending and saving money when young to secure a solid financial future.

Brad Parscale on “Face the Nation”

(Face the Nation) – Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale joined moderator Margaret Brennan for an interview.

Newt Gingrich on Nancy Pelosi doing “exactly the right thing” with Mueller report, new novel “Collusion”

(CBS This Morning) – Gingrich joins “CBS This Morning” to discuss special counsel Robert Mueller’s report and his new book, “Collusion: A Novel.” It is about a former Navy SEAL and an FBI agent trying to stop an attempted Russian poison attack against the U.S.

VP Joe Biden, Kate Smith and Cisheteronormativity: Why Biden’s Campaign Will Become Hopeless

(Newsweek) – Vice President Joe Biden is an energetic, intelligent, affable politician with a lifetime of experience and a lifetime of friends.

Russia has a penchant for death by poison

(Fox News) – In March 2018, Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were poisoned with an insidious, Soviet-developed nerve agent called A-234.

Marc Lichtenfeld

As one of the world’s leading income experts, Marc Lichtenfeld is often featured on national media outlets including The Wall Street Journal, Marketwatch, CNBC, Fox Business, Bloomberg Radio and National Public Radio. A featured speaker at investment conferences, he has spoken about dividend investing at meetings all over the world. He’s currently the Chief Income […]

Spicer on 2020 Democrats boycotting going on Fox News

(Fox News) – Growing controversy over DNC debates, Fox News town halls; former White House press secretary Sean Spicer weighs in.

Gingrich warns Dems about what’s at stake in Trump impeachment

(Fox News) – Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich weighs in on Democrats’ push to continue the Trump-Russia collusion investigation post the release of the Mueller report.

Judge charged after allegedly helping illegal immigrant evade ICE

(Fox Business) – Lt. Col. Allen West (Ret.) on how prosecutors charged a Massachusetts state judge with obstruction of justice, after he allegedly helped an undocumented immigrant escape from ICE.

To Beat China, America Needs To Learn Its Game

(Newsweek) – China is inevitably seeking global dominance across multiple domains. This has become clear as China hosts more than 40 world leaders in Beijing this week for the second international forum on the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI)—with Vladimir Putin as the guest of honor.

As Wisconsin goes, so goes the nation

(The Washington Times) -“Donald Trump won. We didn’t need WikiLeaks. We had Wisconsin.” — Kellyanne Conway on ABC’s “This Week” last Sunday.

Joe Theismann

Voted the NFL’s Most Valuable Player, inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame and twice named both the Pro Bowl’s Most Valuable Player and the NFL’s Man of the Year, Theismann led his team to the Super Bowl XVII championship. Losing his successful football career at 35 to a serious injury, Joe Theismann learned […]

Dr. Sanjay Gupta on the secrets to life and happiness that often elude Americans

(Los Angeles Times) – Sanjay Gupta is a country doctor — not in the sense of the old sawbones who traveled by horse or Model T, healing fevers and bone breaks, but a doctor who travels country by country, learning about best practices in the wide round world of health.

Former FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb on the fight against the opioid crisis

(CNBC) – Former FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb joins “Squawk Box” to discuss the charges that have been filed against one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the country, Rochester Drug Cooperative, regarding the ongoing opioid crisis.

Former FDIC Chair Shelia Bair shares some alternatives to student loans

(CNBC) – Policy makers have proposed a number of different plans to fight the rising U.S. student debt. Sheila Bair, former FDIC chair, joins ‘The Exchange’ to discuss how she’s looking at tackling it with loan forgiveness, free public college and income share.

Life lessons from the native tribe with the healthiest hearts in the world

(CNN) – A few years ago, I read reports of an indigenous tribe living deep in the Amazon rainforest whose members had hardly any evidence of heart disease. In fact, the researchers concluded after a year-long study that the Tsimane, as they are called, had the healthiest hearts in the world, a title previously held by Japanese women.

The next FDA chief should follow Scott Gottlieb’s lead and end unnecessary animal testing

(The Hill) – Just after announcing his resignation as FDA commissioner, Scott Gottlieb acknowledged this problem and pledged to reduce reliance on animals used for testing conducted by the agency’s scientists, as well as testing conducted by the industry.

The next FDA chief has big pro-consumer shoes to fill

(The Hill) – During his Senate confirmation hearing in April 2017, Dr. Scott Gottlieb committed himself to “the gold standard of safety and efficacy.” Over the past two years as head of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Commissioner Gottlieb has made good on that promise, and his tenure has been a model for future FDA chiefs.

Scorched but standing — two symbols of the West

(The Times) – ‘Absolutely heartbreaking. A magnificent monument to western civilisation collapsing.” Thus wrote the mercurial young conservative Ben Shapiro last Monday before it was clear that Notre Dame, although burning, was not wholly collapsing. The great Parisian cathedral was, he added, “a central monument to western civilisation, which was built on the Judaeo-Christian heritage”.

Newt Gingrich: Mueller-Media Madness

(Newsweek) – watching the first wave of reaction to Attorney General William Barr’s press conference and the release of the Mueller report led me to conclude America is trapped in a cycle of media madness.

Mueller Helped Trump Keep His Most Important Secrets

(The Atlantic) – Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report has settled—or all but settled—important questions about the Trump-Russia matter. Did Russia intervene in the 2016 election with the conscious and articulated intent to help elect Donald Trump? Yes.

Will Democrats subpoena the unredacted Mueller report?

(Fox News) – Former federal prosecutor Doug Burns and American Conservative Union Chairman Matt Schlapp on how the DOJ plans to release the unredacted version of the Mueller report to Congress.

Gingrich has a message for Dems on what Mueller report means

(Fox News) – Former House speaker and Fox News contributor Newt Gingrich breaks down his biggest takeaways from the Mueller report.

Sanjay Gupta on Managing Stress and Work-Life Balance

(Psychology Today) – What can we learn from other cultures about coping with stress and balancing work and life?

The king is dead, long live the king: Sharpless vows to continue Gottlieb era at FDA

(FierceBiotech) – Scott Gottlieb’s relatively short two-year tenure as the FDA’s head has ended, and we have a new man at the helm: Ned Sharpless. However, he used his first official talk to ensure we all know he’s not looking to tear up Gottlieb’s legacy.

The Cathedral of Notre Dame must be restored – Here’s how you can help

(Fox News) – Notre Dame is one of the greatest examples of gothic architecture. When you stand inside, you feel lifted to the heavens by the very shape of the building.

A message to all professional thinkers — we either hang together or we hang separately

(The Boston Globe) – Seventy years ago this month, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization was established to protect Western Europe and the freedoms of its inhabitants from the threat of Soviet communism. It has become clear to me that we now need a similar organization to protect Western intellectuals from a growing threat to academic freedom.

How much is health care really worth? Patients, not bureaucrats, should decide

(Fox News) – When I met with several Republican senators this week, it was clear that they recognize Americans’ desire to have practical solutions for the cost of health care. The combination of pressure from constituents and a direct challenge from President Trump is focusing their attention on immediate reforms which could be enacted – even with a Democratic House.

Catching up with Dr. Sanjay Gupta: what we can learn about everyday health from around the globe

(Thrive Global) – In his new CNN original series, Chasing Life, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, a neurosurgeon, and a global correspondent, explores the distinct practices around the world to bring us the secrets to longevity and help us better understand overall wellbeing in the long term

Democrats Are Falling Into the Ilhan Omar Trap

(The Atlantic) – By rushing to stand with the controversial congresswoman, the 2020 contenders are allowing Trump to transform her into the face of their party.

Sen. Alexander Pays Tribute to FDA Commissioner Gottlieb

(RELSCI) – Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tennessee, issued the following statement, which was published in the Congressional Record on April 9, paying tribute to Scott Gottlieb, commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration:

We all pay hidden taxes – Let me tell you about them

(Fox News) – Monday is Tax Day. Unless you’ve gotten an extension, that’s the deadline to either cut a check to Uncle Sam or file to be repaid some of what you loaned him last year.

What the Indian state known as ‘God’s own country’ can teach us about eating to our health

(CNN) – As an Indian kid growing up in the States, my parents did everything they could to create a little feeling of their ancestral land in our small Midwestern town.

I trust parents to make the right choice for their children

(The Washington Times) – Dina’s son was struggling with his grades. He was being bullied by the other students. Not surprisingly, he didn’t care much for school.

Trump is one of the best marketers in American history

(Fox News) – Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale on the president’s path to victory in 2020 on ‘The Ingraham Angle.’

The New Aging Secrets Dr. Sanjay Gupta Uncovered

(Dr. Oz) – CNN chief medical correspondent, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, traveled the globe to uncover the secrets of people with the least pain, healthiest hearts, and sharpest brains, even into old age. What diet tips did he take away from the Bolivian Amazon?

Obama presided over the biggest collapse of the Dem Party

(Fox News) – Obama touts own successes during town hall in Berlin; reaction from Fox News contributor Newt Gingrich on ‘Hannity.’

Watch this expert break down the balance of power in Europe

(CNBC) – Niall Ferguson of the Hoover Institute joins CNBC’s “The Exchange” to discuss multiple U.S. trade discussions that are ongoing with China, the European Union and Japan.

The collusion lie came at a tremendous cost

(Fox News) – The collusion lie will go down in history as one of the strangest distortions of reality to dominate the American political scene. For more than two years, the national establishment and news media were fixated on a “truth” that turned out to be false.

Time to fix America’s lack of female leaders problem

(Fox Business) – There is a lack of women in leadership roles – we get it. The problem is clear. The reasons to fix it are obvious Yet, we continue to fall short – despite spending $8 billion a year on diversity and inclusion training that is in part designed to help women success

Dr. Sanjay Gupta Has Pretty Much Figured Out How to Live Forever

(bon appetit) – A quick chat with the star of “Chasing Life” , who travels the world to find out how to live to a very ripe old age.

Rosie Rios

Rosie Rios was the 43rd Treasurer of the United States and is now a Visiting Scholar at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University effective October of 2016. She is most recently known for initiating and leading the historic efforts to place a woman on U.S. currency for the first time in over […]

Donald Trump is the one check on China’s European march

(The Times) – It is hard to believe, with the world (and especially The New York Times) laughing at us, that for roughly 2½ centuries Britain maintained the balance of power in Europe.

Justin Trudeau Falls From Grace

(The Atlantic) – The depressing squalor of the Trump era has created in liberal Americans a gnawing hunger for leaders to admire.

Carly Fiorina on tech regulation

(CNBC) – Carly Fiorina, former Hewlitt Packard CEO and one time presidential candidate, joins ‘Squawk on the Street’ to discuss the future of tech regulation and Silicon Valley culture.

Thanks to grit and determination, Benjamin Franklin became immortal

(Fox News) – Of all our Founding Fathers – with the exception of George Washington – the one who had the most impact on our society and its history was, without a doubt, Benjamin Franklin.

7 Things That Make Bob Woodward The Most Influential Journalist Of Our Age

(Forbes) – Recently, we had a unique opportunity to hear Bob Woodward, one of the most celebrated journalists of our time, talk about current affairs and the research behind his bestselling books, including his most recent book, Fear: Trump In The White House.

Mike Pence’s 5 rules for effective government

(Fox News) – It is extraordinarily difficult to change bureaucracies and the bureaucrats who work in them. Again and again, we have seen presidents and members of Congress start out boldly, using big words to dramatically describe big ideas, only to have the ideas disappear in the impenetrable resistance of career bureaucrats

Allen West: US shouldn’t be a ‘job fair’ for migrants

(Fox Business) – Lt. Col. Allen West (Ret.) discusses the crisis at the southern border and why the U.S. needs to protect its asylum laws.

The Land of Immortals: How and what Japan’s oldest population eats

(CNN) – You have probably heard that Japan consistently has among the highest life expectancy in the world and that the island of Okinawa has the greatest concentration of centenarians (people who live to at least 100).

Dr. Sanjay Gupta Shares His Tips for Longevity

(ExtraTV) – Dr. Sanjay Gupta is sharing his longevity secrets on CNN’s original series “Chasing Life,” and letting viewers know how they can start changing their own lives for the better.

Gingrich to Trump: I strongly urge you not to shut down the border

(Fox News) – If the southern border is shut down, the consequences to the economy, families and the U.S. relationship with Mexico would be ‘absurd,’ former House speaker Newt Gingrich warns on ‘Fox & Friends.’

FDA’s Gottlieb heads back to AEI to tackle drug prices

(The Washington Post) – Scott Gottlieb, who will step down as commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration on Friday, plans to return to the American Enterprise Institute to focus on drug prices — a hotly debated area that has been peripheral to his current job, he said in an interview.

Rx Drug Policy At The FDA: Looking Back At Gottlieb And Ahead To Sharpless

(Health Affairs) – This week is expected to be Dr. Scott Gottlieb’s last as Commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). During his nearly two years in the position, Commissioner Gottlieb has confronted a range of public health challenges, including the opioid epidemic, an increase in teen nicotine abuse, and natural disasters.

The Global Insider: April 2019

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We must stop China from gaining control of the Internet

(Fox News) – What will it be like if the Internet that America invented and designed is replaced in the next technological cycle by one that is controlled, developed, implemented, and managed by the Chinese?

Sean Spicer: Dems are undermining the Russia investigation

(Fox News) – Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer says Democrats are undermining the Russia investigation because they didn’t like the outcome.

How Japan must pity the land of the setting sun

(The Boston Globe) – Despite the bitter war they fought in the 1940s, Japan and Britain (my native country) have much in common.

Making the Trump-Pence Space Challenge a Reality

(Newsweek) – On Tuesday, Vice President Mike Pence announced what may prove to be the boldest space challenge since President John F. Kennedy said in 1961 that America would go to the Moon.

Witness to a Vanishing Arctic

(Rolling Stones) – Paul Nicklen is different from the rest of us. He likes to swim in 29-degree water beneath the Arctic ice, alone, in search of potentially predatory animals. Which can sometimes get him into trouble, like when he was nearly body-slammed by a 7,000-pound elephant seal.

Carly Fiorina Talks Leadership In Dealing With Privilege, Slavery And Other Difficult Topics

(Forbes) – Carly Fiorina is an American businesswoman known for being the CEO of HP and running for President of the United States in 2016. But what people may not know is that she’s a passionate leader that’s always searching for answers and encourages a plurality of voices to reach them.

How it happened – Two Koreas

( Fox News) – The Korean Peninsula is one of the most fascinating places on our planet. Callista and I recently visited South Korea – including the capital of Seoul and the Demilitarized Zone.

Former Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker makes the case for tax cuts

(CNBC) – Former Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker joins “Squawk Box” to talk about his Washington Times op-ed, in which he argued that tax cuts have consistently had a positive impact on the economy

‘Our kids are counting on us’: Why a balanced budget amendment must be enacted to curb the growing national debt

(The Washington Times) – $67,000. That’s the share of the federal debt inherited by every child born today in America.

With a starring role on Fox Nation, Tomi Lahren wants to save California from itself

(Los Angeles Times) – Tomi Lahren has some thoughts and she’s not holding back.

Erin Gruwell

Nothing could have prepared Erin Gruwell for her first day of teaching at Wilson High School in Long Beach, Calif. A recent college graduate, she landed her first job, only to discover many of her students had been written off by the education system and deemed “unteachable.” By fostering an educational philosophy that valued and […]

Ex-Yankees manager Joe Girardi has a new job for 2019

( – Former New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi will be back on television for the 2019 season. Newsday’s Neil Watch reports Girardi will be an analyst for Fox.

On Trump-Russia Collusion – Let’s investigate why we’ve been lied to for two years

(Fox News) – The political and media elite in America have some explaining to do. As the reality sinks in that the Trump campaign didn’t collude with Russia during the 2016 election – and that no obstruction of justice charges levied against President Trump are forthcoming – Americans are going to start asking why we have been lied to for two years.

The Bosnian War rages still in Christchurch

(The Boston Globe) – It is more than a quarter of a century since Bosnia descended into a bloody conflict that claimed tens of thousands of lives. Since the massacre of 50 Muslim men, women and children in Christchurch, New Zealand, nine days ago, I have found myself wondering: is the world turning into a giant Bosnia?

The Question the Mueller Report Has Not Answered: Why?

(The Atlantic) – Good news, America. Russia helped install your president. But although he owes his job in large part to that help, the president did not conspire or collude with his helpers.

The race for 5G and the risks if America doesn’t get it right

(Fox News) – America is currently in a global competition with China to see which country will lead in the global deployment of 5G. Currently, China is winning. This may be the most important challenge we currently face for protecting our national security, economy, and quality of life.

Why Is the US Death Rate Rising?

(WebMD) – In the 1960s, Americans had among the highest life expectancy on the planet. The United States was the country pushing the boundaries of longevity and setting an example for the rest of the world.

An ‘America First’ immigration policy looks like this

(Fox News) – It is imperative that Republicans and Democrats in Congress find ways to work together on areas of common interest to keep America safe and strong.

Even Without Mueller’s Report, Congress Had All the Facts It Needed

(the Atlantic) – No matter what Attorney General William Barr reveals—or doesn’t—about Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report, everything Congress needed to know about Donald Trump and Russia was already clear.

Make the Mueller report public — Here’s why

(Fox News) – President Trump is right: Every American should be able to see what Special Counsel Robert Mueller and his team have been doing for the last two years. The Mueller report should be made public.

What Hickenlooper has to do to win

(CNN) – On Wednesday night, former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper had an opportunity to introduce himself to the American people. And for many viewers — putting aside his hard-core Colorado fans — some of his answers were too long, hard to follow and lacking the pizzazz we have seen from some of the other Democratic contenders.

Faith, Reason, and Immigration

(The Atlantic) – Immigration is a large and complex subject. My recent story in The Atlantic tried to do justice to that complexity. But that attempt of course came with a cost: The article was long and often highly detailed. It became easily possible to lose track of the piece’s argument.

Beto O’Rourke and the Kardashian Era of Politics

(Newsweek) – Robert Francis O’Rourke’s first few days as a presidential candidate reminded me how much we miss the great talent of Tom Wolfe.

Tomi on Dems’ Calls to Lower Voting Age

(Fox News) – Tomi Lahren said Democrats are suggesting radical proposals like lowering the voting age to 16 because they believe they have to change the rules to win elections.

What Does March Madness Have to Do with Socialism?

(CNS News) – Yes, it is that very special time of the year, and this morning many of you began your office bracket pool contests.

Americans don’t believe in meritocracy – They believe in fake-it-ocracy

(The Boston Globe) – Americans believe in meritocracy in principle. Polls show that significant majorities — between 67% and 70% since Gallup began asking the question in 2003 — believe that, when it comes to university admissions, “applicants should be admitted solely on the basis of merit”.

C-SPAN’s 40-year mark on our Republic

(Newsweek) – On March 19, 1979, C-SPAN began its first broadcast of the United States House of Representatives. The first on-camera speaker was then Representative Al Gore of Tennessee. It was a tremendous breakthrough in allowing citizens to see the House live and without editing or bias.

Fed has moved in the direction of a make up strategy

(CNBC) – Niall Ferguson of the Stanford University Hoover Institution and Jim Caron from Morgan Stanley Investment Management join ‘The Exchange’ to discuss risks to the global economy and why investors should be paying attention to central banks.

The Great Realignment of Britain

(The Atlantic) – Britain spirals faster and faster into the Brexit crisis.

Newt Gingrich: Nicolas Maduro Must Go

(Newsweek) – There is one simple answer to the humanitarian disaster in Venezuela: The dictator Nicolás Maduro and his corrupt, violent, repressive regime must go.

Former Transportation Secretary: The FAA should ground the 737 Max

(CNBC) -Former Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood joins “Squawk on the Street” to discuss why he believes the FAA should ground Boeing 737 Max planes after a series of crashes.

Gingrich on Beto O’Rourke joining the 2020 presidential race

(Fox News) – Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich says Beto O’Rourke is a great example of the left talking itself into hysteria.

Dean Heller

Dean was sworn in to the United States Senate on May 9, 2011. Prior to his service in the Senate, Dean was the Representative for Nevada’s Second Congressional District and also served as Nevada’s Secretary of State and in the Nevada State Assembly representing Carson City. During his time in the Senate, Dean served on […]

US to pull diplomats out of Venezuela amid blackout

(Fox Business) – Lt. Col. Allen West (Ret.) discusses the crisis in Venezuela and how the U.S. is pulling its diplomats out of the Latin American country.

Why I Love America

(CNS News) – We must stop thinking of America as a geographic piece of territory. Yes, we are these United States of America, and we do have a sovereign nation that should be protected and secured, but America is far more than just borders, boundaries, and a grand expanse of land. America is an ideal.

Pelosi’s grip slips as Ocasio-Cortez and friends throw a party, leave the grandparents at home

(Fox News) – House Speaker Nancy Pelosi – and the old guard Democrats at large – are in a very difficult position. The radical young voters that Democrats have been courting for years have finally elected like-minded radical young representatives – and Pelosi, D-Calif., and her leadership team have no control over them.

If Liberals Won’t Enforce Borders, Fascists Will

(The Atlantic) – Through much of the 20th century, the United States received comparatively few immigrants. In the 60 years from 1915 until 1975, nearly a human lifetime, the United States admitted fewer immigrants than arrived, legally and illegally, in the single decade of the 1990s.

In this Cold War between Trump and China, beware the enemy within

(The Times) – If you’d told me 30 years ago America would be in another Cold War with another communist superpower by 2019, I wouldn’t have believed you.

It’s Five Minutes to Midnight in the U.K.: A Short History of Brexit

(The Atlantic) – The week ahead will be one of the most dramatic in British politics in decades. A sequence of parliamentary votes will decide the future of the British economy—or perhaps plunge it into chaos.

England’s Difficulty Is Ireland’s Mortal Danger

(The Atlantic) – “England’s difficulty is Ireland’s opportunity,” goes the old nationalist slogan. In the elegant Chapter One restaurant, next door to one of Dublin’s most eye-popping Georgian townhouses, I learned that the slogan has been updated. England’s difficulty is now Ireland’s mortal danger.

Why are Democratic candidates playing into the socialist vs. capitalist label game?

(Face The Nation) – David Frum, Susan Glasser, Toluse Olorunnipa and Gerald Seib discuss the struggle 2020 Democratic candidates are having answering whether or not they are capitalists.

For Democrats, age is just a number

(CNN) – Is it possible for a senior citizen to be the Democratic nominee for President of the United States in 2020?

Sean Spicer on Bill Shine joining the Trump 2020 campaign

(Fox Business) – Former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer on White House Communications Director Bill Shine’s resignation in order to join the Trump 2020 campaign and the DNC baring Fox News from hosting presidential primary debates.

Real Time with Bill Maher: Overtime

(Real Time with Bill Maher) – Bill and his guests answer viewer questions after the show.

2020 Candidates Tackle Breaking Up Big Tech

(MSNBC) – CEO of Voto Latino Maria Teresa Kumar and Wall Street Journal Columnist Peggy Noonan weigh in on the 2020 presidential candidates’s new focus on breaking up big tech.

Gingrich: Pelosi has lost control of the House

(Fox News) – Rep. Ilhan Omar faces heavy criticism for anti-Semitic remarks; former House speaker Newt Gingrich weighs in on ‘Hannity.’

Opioid Counseling Is Not Enough – We Need Science-Based Treatments Nationwide

(Newsweek) – Much of the news cycle gets devoted to U.S. negotiations with North Korea, the trade fight with China, and securing the U.S. border, but there is a far more immediate threat to our country that puts American lives at risk everyday—addiction.

Belfast Shows the Price of Brexit

(The Atlantic) – If any place in the British Isles risks being thrust into an economic and political crisis by the impending Brexit, Belfast is that place.

It’s time to hold Qatar accountable

(Fox News) – Negotiations between nation states require a great deal of flexibility and discipline. In the past few days, we’ve seen a variety of international negotiating tactics from the Trump administration.

The Global Insider: March 2019

Worldwide Speakers Group is a professional services firm providing innovative solutions in the global lecture industry to corporate, trade, education, and commercial clients worldwide. Our thought leaders include world-renowned experts and transformational figures from all areas of government, business, academia, media, and entertainment.

National emergency declaration isn’t an abuse of power

(Fox Business) – Former Rep. Allen West, (R-Fla.), on the debate over a border wall.

Sean Spicer on Democratic investigations into Trump

(Fox News) – The former White House press secretary says he will do anything necessary to facilitate the investigation and he has nothing to hide.

What Is Conservatism?

(CNS News) – If there is one question that must be posed, does America truly know the answer to the question: What is conservatism?

A Game of Chickens: The vote on Brexit is strangely dependent on the American poultry business

(The Atlantic) – The United Kingdom is scheduled to exit the European Union on March 29. The clock is ticking to reach an agreement on a transition. Without a transition agreement, the U.K. will abruptly be ejected overnight from the European Union Customs Union and single market—a shock that could send not only Britain but also perhaps the whole EU crashing into recession.

Micky Goodfella Cohen won’t take out Donald Trump

(The Times) – The president’s ex-lawyer squeals, but no one knows when this show ends.

Trump and Haley right to condemn North Korea in Otto Warmbier’s death

(Fox News) – Both former U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley and President Trump deserve serious praise for their clear condemnation of North Korea in the death of American college student Otto Warmbier.

Jack Perkowski

Upon graduating from Yale and the Harvard Business School, Jack spent almost twenty years on Wall Street, rising to Head of Investment Banking at PaineWebber. Well before others recognized the significant role that China would play in the global economy, he spent three years investigating opportunities in Asia and China, leading to the founding of […]

Incredible changes are taking place around the world

(Fox News) – Many things are changing across the globe. But because of the mainstream media’s myopic focus, we don’t have a very good understanding of what is happening abroad. In fact, the world is perhaps more in flux now than any time since the end of World War II.

Tomi Lahren Sits Down With Family of US Tourist Murdered in Mexico

(Fox News) – Tomi Lahren joined Steve Doocy on “Fox & Friends” to preview the new episode of Fox Nation’s “No Interruption,” which investigates the murder of an American man in a popular tourist destination in Mexico.

Gingrich says Cohen hearing won’t hurt Trump in the polls

(Fox Business) – Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, (R-Ga.), on the political fallout from former President Trump personal attorney Michael Cohen’s testimony on Capitol Hill and his new podcast.

Two Views of a Single Presidency

(The Atlantic) – The people who serve in the Trump administration have never been reticent about telling their stories. They have, however, mostly declined to put their names to their tales.

The $1.4 trillion federal student debt market faces a huge issue — transparency

(Yahoo Finance) – When it comes to federal student lending, the bad news just keeps coming. Federal student debt now exceeds $1.4 trillion and fully half of that is not being repaid. More than one million student borrowers default each year.

The World is Fraying – But American Media is Too Busy Criticizing Donald Trump

(Newsweek) – While much of the American media continues to focus on gossip, trivia, and hostility toward President Donald Trump, some will actually cover the meeting in Hanoi between the President and North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un.

Strengthening the GI Bill for our heroes

(Nevada Appeal) – In the days, weeks, and months that followed September 11, 2001, amidst the grieving and ache of a horrific national tragedy, something incredible happened. Across the country, thousands of men and women rushed to their local recruiting offices to fight for something bigger than themselves — their country.

Congressional Republicans ready to put forth a simpler, pro-growth tax code

(Las Vegas Review-Journal) – For too long, Nevada’s small businesses and companies have been at a disadvantage due to onerous Obama-era regulations and burdensome taxes.

The Problem with Socialism Is That It Is Socialism

(CNS News) – I must ask, how many of you ever thought you would hear an American president, while speaking at a State of the Union Address, assert that “America will never be a socialist country”?

Obama Turns to Nontraditional Media

(U.S. News) – President Barack Obama is showing why his PR strategy of bypassing the mainstream media is effective and smart.

This is who Democrats need in 2020

(CNN) – The Democratic Party has a lot going for it right now. An energized base of supporters in cities and suburbs, a more diverse freshman class in Congress to mix up the agenda, interesting likely candidates for President, and a shared focus on defeating President Donald Trump.

Putin set a trap and Trump fell into it

(CNN) – The Russians just played the President. It was predictable. And he let it happen.

The Axe Files: Jen Psaki

(The Axe Files) –  Jen Psaki is the former White House Communications Director and White House Deputy Press Secretary under President Obama. She joins David after the midterms to discuss the implications of the results and their impact on the political landscape as well as Psaki’s personal political journey: from knocking on doors for Governor Vilsack in Iowa to helming the Obama communications shop in the White House

The World As It Is: From Russia With Treason

(Crooked Conversations) – Ben Rhodes chats with Former White House Communications Director Jen Psaki about what they knew about Russian interference in 2016 and the impact it’s having around the world.

Ryan Harris

Ryan Harris is a 10 year veteran of the NFL. In 2015, he became a Super Bowl Champion after winning Super Bowl 50 with the Denver Broncos. He has also played for the Houston Texans, Kansas City Chiefs and Pittsburgh Steelers before retiring in 2016. He graduated from Notre Dame with two degrees, one in […]

Jason Chaffetz

Congressman Jason Chaffetz is a Contributor on Fox News Networks and a former Fellow at Harvard at the Kennedy School, Institute of Politics. He was elected to Congress in 2008 and selected by his peers to be a Chairman in the House of Representatives—only the fifth time in 100 years a three-term Representative ascended to […]

Trump dampening expectations for summit with North Korea?

(Fox Business) – Former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer on U.S. trade talks with China and the upcoming second summit between President Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un in Vietnam.

Gingrich on what to expect from the second Trump-Kim summit

(Fox News) – Trump-Kim summit 2.0: What does success look like for the White House? Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich gives his take on what we can realistically expect from the meeting with North Korea.

Incredible medical breakthroughs coming to cure diseases and save lives

(Fox News) – The world is entering the next big wave of medical and pharmaceutical breakthroughs.

What Does It Mean to Be a Canadian Citizen?

(The Atlantic) – “Ask not what your country can do for you—ask what you can do for your country.” In the half century since John F. Kennedy said those famous words, the balance has definitely shifted toward asking what your country can do for you. In almost every democracy, citizenship today offers more rights and imposes fewer responsibilities than it did in 1961.

Why Sean Spicer Joined ‘Extra’ as a TV Correspondent

(The Hollywood Reporter) – Sean Spicer is now officially a member of the mainstream media. The former White House press secretary has signed a contract to serve as a special correspondent for syndicated newsmagazine show Extra.

Ari Melber Presses Matt Schlapp On Mueller Claim

(MSNBC) – Ari Melber Presses Matt Schlapp On Mueller Claim

Tomi Lahren on Dems challenging Trump’s national emergency

(Fox News) – A new 5-part series explores the illegal immigration crisis on the border in California and Arizona.

America in race against China – and the clock – to control future of tech

(Fox News) – China and the West are locked in a struggle for control of the future of communications technology, the next generation Internet, and the flow of information.

The Real Dreamers – Our American Angels

(CNS News) – Where were all the news cameras and hoopla? Why is it that an organization like Angels of America’s Fallen must undertake the Herculean effort of supporting the dreams of our real American dreamers?

Race and Redemption | Real Time with Bill Maher

(Real Time with Bill Maher) – Maya Wiley, John Legend, David Frum, and Paul Begala join Bill to discuss the political future of Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam and the need for a larger conversation about race relations in America.

This Presidents Day, Remember We Owe Our Freedom To George Washington

(Newsweek) – When you observe Presidents Day, whether you are spending a long weekend with friends and family or just relaxing and catching up on chores or hobbies, take some time to reflect on why this holiday is so important to our country.

‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ – political style

(The Boston Globe) – Trump and May should remember rock-star brinkmanship can kill

A State of Unreality: Trump’s emergency declaration is going to run into four hurdles.

(The Atlantic) – President Trump’s declaration of emergency salved yesterday’s loss of face—but has not solved any real problems for this administration or the country.

Mueller should end his probe and make his report public – Trump didn’t collude with Russia

(Fox News) – All signs indicate that Special Counsel Robert Mueller is on the verge of wrapping up his investigation and will conclude that the Trump campaign did not collude with Russia to win the 2016 presidential election.

Trump in ‘very good health’ physician says

(CNN) – Dr. Sean Conley, physician to the President, announced that President Donald Trump is in “very good health” following his physical examination at the Walter Reed military hospital Friday. 

Trump physical shows he’s in ‘very good health overall’ but clinically obese

(CNN) – Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports that President Donald Trump’s annual physical exam shows he is in “good health overall,” but is now considered clinically obese.

The Korean Miracle

(Newsweek) – Callista and I spent last weekend in Seoul, South Korea on a whirlwind trip from Rome. The experience reminded me what a miracle modern South Korea is.

The Most Important National Security Book In A Century – The Hundred Year Marathon, By Michael Pillsbury

(Tsarizm) – Michael Pillsbury has written one of the most important national security manuscripts in American history – The Hundred Year Marathon: China’s Secret Strategy to Replace America as the Global Superpower.

Democrats begin to back Ocasio-Cortez’s ‘Green New Deal’

(Fox Business) – American Conservative Union Chairman Matt Schlapp on how some Democrats are throwing their support behind Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s “Green New Deal.”

Who Are These Evil Rich People?

(CNS News) – Unless you have been hiding under a very large rock at the bottom of the sea, you know that the progressive, socialist left has made wealth redistribution a centerpiece of their economic plan.

Lloyd Blankfein

Lloyd C. Blankfein is an internationally respected global business leader, risk manager and commentator on matters affecting the global economy.  As Chairman and CEO of Goldman Sachs for more than 12 years, Lloyd led the highest profile global investment bank through a period of great economic and political turbulence, becoming an important voice on today’s […]

The Democrats’ dilemma: two parties in one

(The Boston Globe) – Last week I began to understand how the Democrats will lose the 2020 presidential election.

A China Hawk Gains Prominence as Trump Confronts Xi on Trade

(The New York Times) – Michael Pillsbury has spent years trying to understand China’s motivations. His dark view has made him one of President Trump’s top advisers on how to interact with Beijing

This Is the Man Trump Described as ‘The Leading Authority on China’

(Bloomberg) – U.S. President Donald Trump gave a shout-out Wednesday to “the leading authority on China,” sparking a flurry of Google searches as viewers raced to identify him.

There’s No Cold War With China, Says Trump’s Hawkish Adviser

(Bloomberg) – Michael Pillsbury has rock solid credentials as a China hawk. He’s been called the “leading authority” on America’s trade war opponent by none other than President Donald Trump.

Trump Will Not Meet President Xi Jinping of China Before Trade Deal Deadline

(The New York Times) – President Trump said on Thursday that he would not meet this month with President Xi Jinping of China, raising new concerns that the United States will not be able to complete a trade deal with China before American tariffs increase on March 2.

Trump Doubles Down

(The Atlantic) – It would be charitable to describe the 2019 State of the Union address as unfocused.

Sean Spicer on State of the Union: “As a conservative, he checked all the boxes”

(EWTN) – Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer analyzes the State of the Union: “As a conservative, he checked all the boxes,” he says. Spicer also says he is pleased the President raised the issue of late-term abortion in the speech. “I don’t think [Trump’s pro-life views] are political. I think it’s personal.”

Scott Walker

A successful Governor and economic, education and health care reformer, Scott Walker elevates the discussion on how to address the key challenges facing America today. A two term governor of a battleground state, Scott Walker is well versed in modern American politics as he led Wisconsin towards budget reform, education reform, tax reform, health reform, […]

CNN panel gets heated: Democrats challenging support for Israel

(CNN) – The Lead’s panel gets heated during a discussion about two new Democratic Congresswomen’s outspoken positions regarding Israel and US-Israeli relations.

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Trump and the trivialists — After State of the Union speech I challenge you to do this

(Fox News) – The theme of President Trump’s State of the Union is going to be “choosing greatness.” Following on an election in which “Make America Great Again” was a primary theme – remember the campaign hats said MAGA, not Trump, there is a certain logic to President Trump emphasizing that Americans should move beyond vicious partisanship and “choose greatness” for their country.

Donald Trump’s trade war is now a tech world war

(The Times) – Are the United States of America and the People’s Republic of China heading for a new Cold War? And if they are, what should we call it? These may seem strange questions to ask only three days after President Donald Trump appeared to raise hopes of an end to the trade war that he started against China last year — or at least a continued ceasefire.

Northam Refuses To Resign After Admitting Blackface

(NBC News) – Hallie Jackson, María Teresa Kumar, Mark Leibovich, Rich Lowry and Eugene Robinson discuss Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s (D) refusal to step down after his yearbook photos surface.

Huawei Charges are More than an Indictment, China is Threatening Our National Security

(Newsweek) – The recent federal indictments of Chinese telecom giant Huawei and its affiliates lay out a frightening story of a foreign company illicitly manipulating and exploiting loopholes in the American business system.

China’s slowdown is of its own doing

(Financial Times) – The noose around the neck of China’s economy has been getting tighter, but hardly as a result of the tariffs imposed by the US. This is a dangerous myth celebrated by Washington and used as a scapegoat by Beijing.

Gloria Borger

Since beginning her career as a journalist at the Washington Star in 1976, Gloria Borger has climbed the ranks and become an in-demand Washington political analyst. Known for her appearances on CNN’s The Situation Room and as part of the CNN Election Center, she was also a contributing editor to U.S. News and World Report, […]

Maduro says US sanctions are stealing Citgo from Venezuela: Report

(Fox Business) – Lt. Col. Allen West (Ret.) and Center for American Experiment president John Hinderaker weigh in on the countries supporting socialist embattled Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro.

Medicare for All emerges as early litmus test for 2020 Dems

(CNN) – Some 2020 Democratic presidential candidates are proposing a “Medicare-for-all” healthcare plan. CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports on what this plan entails and if it is actually feasible.

Why Trump Won

(PragerU) – Were you shocked at the results of the 2016 American presidential election? Most people were, but Stephen Harper was not one of them. Here, the former Prime Minister of Canada explains the trends that foreshadowed Trump’s victory and left many political elites looking wildly out of touch.

John Peck

Marine Sgt. John Peck survived an IED during the War on Terror that left him with a traumatic brain injury, amnesia, and cost him his marriage. He survived another three years later, one that left him with three and a half limbs missing. He’s one of only two living people to survive the flesh-eating fungus […]

Democrats and Never Trumpers will put Trump back in the White House in 2020 — Here’s why

(Fox News) – As you listen to the media, the Never Trumpers and the left-wing Trump haters chatter on about President Trump’s current situation, remember these two numbers — 35 and 49.

Tomi Lahren to Presidential Hopefuls: Resign From Office, Then Run for White House

(Fox News) – In her “First Thoughts” monologue on Fox Nation Monday morning, Tomi Lahren argued that elected leaders who want to run for president should have to resign from their current posts before launching their campaigns.

In our ‘emocracy,’ emotions rule

(The Boston Globe) – We no longer live in a democracy. We live in an emocracy — where emotions rather than majorities rule and feelings matter more than reason.

Trump shut down government for no reason

(CNN) – President Donald Trump shut down a part of the federal government for no reason because Trump got no funding for the border wall.

Gingrich on whether GOP, Dems can negotiate on border wall

(Fox News) – Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich says lawmakers need put ‘America first’ to come up with a solution on border security funding.

The “This Week” Powerhouse Roundtable debates the week in politics.

(ABC News) – The “This Week” Powerhouse Roundtable debates the week in politics.

Young Voters Talk About Social Media Like Addicts Talk About Their Drug Dealers

(Newsweek) – We believe the social media and Washington-news media blizzard of arguments, attacks, and harsh words don’t reflect the views or the hopes of the majority of Americans.

Doubt China’s Xi Jinping can offer US agreeable deal, says Hoover Institute’s Ferguson

(CNBC) – The Closing Bell team breaks down the latest surrounding China’s tech companies amid the trade war with Niall Ferguson from the Hoover Institute at Stanford University and the author of “The Square and the Tower: Networks and Power, From the Freemasons to Facebook.”

Are You Trusting Employees Or Just ‘Empowering’ Them?

(Forbes) – “It’s against our policy,” has to be among the top ten show-stopping lines. It kills customers’ experiences, employees’ spirit and long-term relationships.

White House says second Trump-Kim summit will take place in February

(Fox Business) – Lt. Col. Allen West (Ret.) discusses how the White House announced that President Trump will have a second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the end of February.

The surprising thing Trump and Lincoln have in common

(Fox News) – I told President Trump recently that no president since Abraham Lincoln has faced the kind of unending bias and hostility from the media that he is living through.

Accelerate the Fight Against Climate Change

(Paulson Institute) – The fact that climate change poses an extreme risk to the global economy, plunders our environment, and threatens national security is, by now, well documented.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez calls climate change ‘our World War II’

(Fox Business) – Former Trump Campaign aide David Bossie on how Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) said that “a system that allows billionaires to exist” is immoral and that the climate change fight is “our World War II.”

Ben Shapiro – Sunday Special: Allen West

(The Daily Wire) – Allen West, former congressman and retired U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel, joins Ben to discuss the military, foreign policy, racism, the state of the Democrat Party, and where the GOP has gone wrong with minority outreach.

Sean Spicer: The shutdown could last for another two months

(Fox Business) – America First Action PAC senior adviser Sean Spicer on President Trump’s battle with Democrats over border wall funding amid the partial government shutdown and why he believes that the shutdown could last for another two months.

Credibility of BuzzFeed report on Cohen called into question

(Fox News) – A pair of unnamed sources allege President Trump directed his then-attorney Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about the Moscow tower project, but no other news outlets have been able to confirm the story

Would Dr. King Be Happy or Shedding Tears for the Black Community Today?

(CNS News) – There are two special birthdays this week, both of whom were, and always will be, extremely influential in my life.

Rev. King’s message at odds with identity politics, bigotry

(Fox News) – On Martin Luther King Day on Monday, when we honor the life and work of the great civil rights leader who changed our nation for the better and helped end bigoted and exclusionary policies against African- Americans, we should also remember his message applies to bias and bigotry in all its forms.

It’s Python politics if that Brexit blow on Theresa May was just a flesh wound

(The Times) – As Theresa May went from crushing defeat on Tuesday to narrow victory on Wednesday, I’m sure I was not the only one reminded of Monty Python and the Holy Grail.

Institute of Politics at Harvard Kennedy School Announces Spring Fellows

(Harvard) – Today, the Institute of Politics (IOP) at Harvard Kennedy School announced ten Resident and Visiting Fellows for the Spring 2019 Semester. These individuals bring a combination of experience to address topics such as electoral politics, the economy, climate change, women’s rights, legal analysis, LGBTQ+ advocacy, and voting rights.

Netflix to develop a movie about Pete Frates’s life

(Boston Globe) – Netflix is developing a feature film about Pete Frates, a former Boston College baseball captain and longtime ALS crusader.

Pelosi plays by her own rules and strikes out Trump

(CNN) – On Wednesday morning, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi introduced President Donald Trump, and her expanded Democratic caucus, to the big leagues.

John Kelly

Retired Gen. John Kelly is a 45-year Marine veteran who headed the U.S. Southern Command, where he focused on U.S. border security, organized crime, terrorist organizations and drug traffickers in his Latin American region for more than three years. Kelly retired as a four-star general in 2016. General Kelly then served as the 5th United […]

Gingrich: Trump should ‘keep Congress’ feet to the fire’

(Fox News) -Democratic lawmakers spend weekend in Puerto Rico attending meetings, visiting beach; ‘Trump’s America’ author Newt Gingrich weighs in on ‘Hannity.’

Spicer says there’s no question Barr will be confirmed as AG

(Fox News) – Senate Democrats are expected to press Barr over his past criticism of Mueller’s Russia probe. Former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer gives his take on how the Senate hearings on William Barr’s confirmation will pan out.

The government shutdown is now the longest in history

(Fox News) – Charlie Kirk, Tomi Lahren and Ed Henry weigh in on the Democrats decision to not work through the weekend.

Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale talks 2020

(Fox News) – Trump’s 2020 campaign manager Brad Parscale sits down with Martha MacCallum to discuss the president’s re-election bid, and what swing voters will think of Trump’s moves on border security.

Elizabeth Warren wants a banking system that works for everyone

(Yahoo Finance) – Elizabeth Warren has announced an exploratory committee to seek the Democratic nomination for the presidency with a finely honed platform based on economic opportunity for the middle class.

Why I’m not writing off Donald Trump’s border wall just yet

( The Globe and Mail) – Very often, the Trump presidency feels as if it’s being written by Trey Parker and Matt Stone, the comic geniuses who created South Park more than 20 years ago

Corporate Boards’ Oversight Of Cyber Risks Is Too Passive

(Forbes) – Many corporate boards have made significant progress about understanding the importance of cyber security to the competitive health and sustainability of the companies they oversee. But most board directors have yet to move far enough along to become as effectively equipped as they should be to intelligently gauge the extent to which their firms’ management teams are at the top of their games in the war on corporate cyber-attacks

Why Trump must win the border fight — He can’t walk away without a deal

(Fox News) – The one thing neither the liberal media nor the Democrats have taken into their calculations about the government shutdown is that President Donald Trump has to win on the border security issue. He has no choice.

Spicer Comments on Report on Trump FBI Probe: ‘People Have Got to Take No for an Answer’ on Collusion

Sean Spicer discusses a new report Saturday of a secret FBI investigation into whether President Trump was working on behalf of Russia shortly after he fired former director James Comey.

What we’re waiting to learn about President Trump’s health one year after his first physical

(CNN) – President Donald Trump, the oldest President elected in US history at the age of 70, underwent his first presidential physical last January. He used it as an opportunity to quiet critics who questioned both his physical health and mental acumen.

Newt Gingrich on potential Trump national emergency declaration: It is less powerful than winning…

(Fox Business) – Newt Gingrich on the partial government shutdown over funding for a border wall.

The Shutdown Isn’t the Only Threat to the Economy

(The New York Times) – The bond market reveals a growing crack in the financial system, but regulators are not doing enough to make sure that banks are prepared.

Fed hasn’t focused enough on financial system fragility: Fmr. FDIC chair

(CNBC) – Sheila Bair, former U.S. Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation chair, sits down with “Squawk on the Street” to discuss her op-ed in The New York Times.

Spicer Blasts Dems: If We Called Wall the ‘Schumer Border Security Bill’ They’d Pass It

(Fox News) – Former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said Democrats are obstructing President Trump’s national security agenda as the government remains partially closed because they do not like the New York Republican.

Trump’s speech vs Schumer and Pelosi – Will America choose determination or denial?

(Fox News) – The American people chose Donald Trump – the ultimate political outsider – to be their president in 2016 and solve problems affecting hardworking taxpayers. They understood that the out-of-touch political elites were no longer listening to them or addressing the issues they care about most.

Andrew Busch

Andrew B. Busch is the former 1st Chief Market Intelligence Officer for the US government.  At the CFTC, he was charged with improving and enhancing the government’s understanding of the markets.  Andy provided briefings to White House, US House, and US Senate staffers on a wide range of issues including:  extreme market volatility, China’s influence […]

David Frum

David Frum is one of North America’s leading voices of dispassionate, analytic, and independent conservatism. His articles in The Atlantic have been hailed as the most prophetic and insightful studies of the Trump administration’s threat to US global leadership, open international trade, and democratic institutions. Frum’s wit, historical insight, and deep understanding of US politics […]

What Is the Future of Liberty in America?

(CNS News) – We now have a new majority in the U.S. House of Representatives. Already we are seeing a very distinct direction in which this majority will legislate.

Ginsburg misses first Supreme Court argument

(CNN) – Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg did not attend the first day of oral arguments at the Supreme Court as she continues to recover from surgery. CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta explains Ginsburg’s history of health issues

General Jim Mattis: An American Patriot

(Fox News) – General Jim Mattis has served his country for his entire life. He is one of the most important and respected military leaders of the last half-century.

U.S. Foreign Investment Policy Gets A Tougher But More Transparent CFIUS

(Forbes) – Throughout much of the past century the U.S. was a forceful, if not incessant voice in global fora of the belief that the more liberalized a country’s regulatory regime towards foreign investment, the stronger the prospects for economic growth, job creation and productivity.

Under Trump, America Is Abandoning Its Role as the World’s Economic Leader

(Haaretz) – For someone who started his economics education over 50 years ago, I learned to see the steadfastness of the United States in its support for trade liberalization as a fact of nature.

Nancy Frates Nasdaq Opening Bell, December 21, 2018

(CNBC) – Ringing Nasdaq opening bell is Team Frate Train ALS Awareness with co-founder Nancy Frates.

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Gingrich to Romney: The Senate doesn’t care who you used to be

(Fox News) – Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich expresses confusion over the incoming freshman senator’s op-ed against President Trump.

For parents of separated twins, inspiration and heartache

(CNN) – The boys, born joined at the head, once had to do everything together. Now 3 years old, they’re learning to navigate the world apart.

Newt Gingrich: 2019 will be a wild ride — these past events prove it

(Fox News) – After four consecutive years of events that have become more and more surprising, you can be sure the surprises will continue in 2019. In fact, the new year will be even more filled with surprises than the last four years.

A history of government shutdowns: Examining the consequences and lessons learned

(Fox News) – Shannon Bream reports as 2018 draws to a close with another spending showdown.

Trump accused of using troops for political gain in Iraq.

(Fox News) – Fox Nation host Tomi Lahren sounds off amid the new FBI report.

2018 — the year that went back in time

(The Boston Globe) – The year 2018 will be remembered for our collective attempt to make believe that it is in fact 1973.

Syria withdrawal was last straw for Mattis: Report

(Fox Business ) – Lt. Col. Allen West (Ret.) on the resignation of Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and his dispute with President Trump over his decision to pull the U.S. military out of Syria.

Trump calls for ‘nuclear option’ to pass wall funding

(Fox News) – Sean Spicer reacts to Trump’s early morning tweet encouraging Mitch McConnell to use the ‘nuclear option’ to pass funding for his border wall. The former White House press secretary says that it looks like the government is heading for a partial shutdown, but President Trump and the Republicans have options.

Newt Gingrich and Donald Graham: Fund the wall and save the dreamers

(The Washington Post ) – Rather than shut down the government, why don’t the president and Congress agree to appropriate the $5 billion he wants to build the border wall and provide legal status and a path to citizenship to the “dreamers”?

2019 is The Best Time In All of History, but Tomorrow May Still Be Bleak

(CNN) – It is empirically a fact that we are living in the best time in human history. Poverty, sickness, insecurity are following their long term trend lines downward. However, there was yesterday, is today and will be tomorrow the possibility of global catastrophe.

President Trump has dug his heels in on spending, but it is unclear what he will accept

(CNBC) – Former Hewlett Packard CEO and presidential candidate Carly Fiorina discusses President Trump’s recent policy positions on trade, the Fed, and immigration policy.

Left unchecked, China will cheat American industries and workers — Just look at what Qatar has done

(Fox News) – As the Trump administration continues to negotiate and define its trade relationship with China, it’s important to remember that whatever agreement comes out of the current détente will only be one step in a continual process.

Sean Spicer: Clearly Mattis, Trump had philosophical differences

(Fox Business) – Former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer on Defense Secretary James Mattis’ decision to resign and the debate over funding for a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico.

David Bossie on rumors he is on Trump’s chief of staff list

(Fox News) – Former deputy campaign manager for the Trump campaign reacts on ‘Fox & Friends’ to reports that he is under consideration to fill John Kelly’s role.

First Step Act vote shows Trump, Democrats and Republicans can work together

(Fox News) – Senate passage of the First Step Act criminal justice reform bill on Tuesday was an important milestone to show the American people that the Trump White House, Republicans and Democrats can work together for the good of the country.

Crisis in France is result of Macron’s elitist reforms

(The Telegraph) – The rise of a new wave of populism is disrupting politics across the western world. Unconventional parties, candidates, and ideas are challenging traditional assumptions and galvanizing public debate. With political change occurring at a dizzying pace, it can be difficult to discern its meaning and direction. The recent political crisis in France does, however, shed considerable light.

Don’t let Brexit take the Tory out of Tolkien

(Boston Globe) – You really know your political career is in trouble when people start comparing you to Gollum.

Matt Schlapp: Mick Mulvaney ‘perfect fit’ for Trump chief of staff

(ABC News) – The “This Week” Powerhouse Roundtable debates the week in politics, including President Trump naming Mike Mulvaney as his interim chief of staff.

Newt Gingrich on the border funding battle on Capitol Hill

(Fox News) – After Democrats reject a Republican border funding deal, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich weighs in on which side is winning the fight in the long run.

We need a better definition of ‘refugee’

(Washington Post) – The global asylum and refugee system is no longer fit for purpose. As a beneficiary of that system, I do not make such a statement lightly. The reality is that it is outdated and can no longer cope with the challenges posed by mass violence and global migration today.

America After the Midterms

(The Agenda with Steve Paikin) – The Agenda welcomes two observers of U.S. politics: Niall Ferguson, author and historian; and David Frum, journalist and author, to contextualize the results of the U.S. midterm elections. How will U.S. political discourse change in the remaining two years of the Trump presidency?

Former Canadian PM on Huawei CFO arrest

(Fox Business) – Former Prime Minister of Canada Stephen Harper on the arrest of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou.

Allen West: US has to resolve this with China, they are expanding militarily

(Fox Business) – Former Rep. Allen West, (R-Fla.), discusses the Trump administration’s talks with China.

Carly Fiorina: Sheryl Sandberg’s philosophy is unrealistic in many ways

(Fox Business) – Former Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina on former First Lady Michelle Obama’s comments on Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg’s ‘lean in’ strategy.

Spicer: Comey trying to deflect from his failures at FBI

(Fox News) – Ousted FBI Director James Comey blasts Trump, Republicans after his second closed-door meeting with Congress; former White House press secretary Sean Spicer reacts.

Why it’s not as simple as “breaking up big tech”

(Prospect Magazine) – We’ll hear a lot more about breaking up big tech in 2019. However, there are significant problems with anti-trust law that we would do well to note. History tells us that enforcing competition against big concentrations of capital is harder than it looks

Scott Hamilton

Scott Hamilton is one of the most popular figure skating stars of all time. A former world champion and Olympic medalist, Hamilton’s skating has inspired and motivated many athletes and individuals to be their best and achieve their dreams. Following his diagnosis with cancer, Hamilton became an inspiration in other ways, by battling back from […]

Romper Room to White Linen: Saying Goodbye to Crypto’s Infant Anarchy

(CoinDesk) – As crypto trading has survived and matured, we now see institutional investor interest picking up (bitcoin prices notwithstanding). Regardless of which cryptocurrencies ultimately succeed (I tend to think bitcoin will survive as a store of value), the smart money has come to accept crypto as a new, legitimate asset class and is seeking well-regulated venues to invest.

China Said to Weigh Delays to ‘Made in China 2025’

(Bloomberg) – Former U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke examines reports that China is considering plans to delay some targets in plans to dominate high-end technologies and discusses U.S.-china trade tensions. 

Henry M. Paulson, Jr.: The United States and China at a Crossroads

(The National Interest) – Beijing is viewed—by a growing consensus—not just as a strategic challenge to Washington but as a country whose rise has come at our expense.

Charlotte Jones Anderson

Charlotte Jones Anderson, Dallas Cowboys Chief Brand Officer, oversees all strategies and applications surrounding the team’s brand as it is presented to fans world-wide. Working in the front office since 1989, Anderson’s experience has enabled her to become one of the most innovative and versatile front office executives among women in professional sports.

Mark McKinnon

Mark McKinnon shares his unique perspective on politics and communications with audiences and reveals the implications and opportunities for them and their enterprises. Mark McKinnon is the co-host of the hit Showtime weekly documentary series The Circus: Inside the Greatest Political Show on Earth, which provides unique access and insights into the 2016 presidential campaign and […]

Don’t let confusion and fear block promising genetic therapy treatments

(Fox News) – One of the most exciting areas of biomedical science today is in genetic medicine, where we are just now seeing the public investment into sequencing the human genome bear fruit in the form of treatments to help patients overcome hereditary disorders.

When it comes to politics: nothing works

By Niall Ferguson (original source The Boston Globe) “Back in the 1970s, the joke was that run-down Glasgow was Disneyland. “Aye, because this disnae work, and that disnae work. . . . ” Well, we all live in Disnaeland now. You voted for Brexit? You ended up with Theresa May and now three options — […]

America Is an Arena of Opportunity, Providing a Chance to Become a Champion

(CNS News) – Someone once quipped a few years back that “we are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America.” My question is simple: why would anyone want to fundamentally transform that true grit, the indomitable, entrepreneurial drive and determination, the abject courage to mount upon a 2,000-pound, massive animal and ride it for 8 seconds?

Ten years after the 2008 financial crisis, is the U.S. prepared?

(CBS This Morning) – It’s been a decade since the last major economic slowdown. About 8.7 million Americans lost their jobs, and some of the world’s biggest banks collapsed. Alex Wagner spoke to former Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke and former Treasury Secretaries Henry Paulson and Timothy Geithner, some of the key players in the 2008 financial crisis.

A huge week for the future of the commercial space economy, the US and more than 200 kids

(Fox News) – This week, a group of more than 200 middle and high school students got to see what they can achieve when they work hard and dream big in America.

Trump surrounding himself with yes-men and yes-women

(CNN) – In the olden days of presidential appointments and nominations, the focus was justifiably on the nominees — their background, what their policy positions said about the role they would play in an administration and whether or not they would get confirmed.

The G-20 dines a lot, but it doesn’t make progress

(The Boston Globe) – The trivial details of the personal relations between the leaders provide endless fodder for journalists, but they are inconsequential.

Fed needs to hit pause on hikes

(Yahoo Finance) – I fear that Federal Reserve officials will do precisely the wrong thing at the next Federal Open Markets Committee (FOMC) meeting by raising rates to show their independence from the president, who is publicly bullying them against such a move. Instead, they should heed the market which is flashing warnings, and listen to a growing chorus of experts encouraging them to hit pause on interest rate hikes.

LinkedIn Top Voices 2018: Influencers

(LinkedIn) – Every day, over 2 million posts, videos and articles course through the LinkedIn feed, generating tens of thousands of comments every hour — and tens of millions more shares and likes. So, who stood out in 2018 — and who should you be following to stay ahead?

Quotas are a terrible way to promote board diversity. Companies should do this instead

(CNN Business) – Viewed through the prism of our own experience as corporate directors, we think it’s high time for boards to become more diverse. Not because a law requires it, but because a variety of backgrounds, experiences and skill sets leads to stronger, more rigorous, and significantly more effective corporate governance.

Jane Goodall

Hailed as the world’s most important conservationist and animal welfare activist, Jane Goodall continues to amaze and educate audiences across the globe with her triumphant and touching story.  As the foremost expert on chimpanzees, Goodall is most famous for her 45-year study of the social and familial interactions of wild chimpanzees in Gombe Stream National […]

George HW Bush’s presidency transformed global relations

(Financial Times) – Europeans who wonder about the benefits of ties with the US should recall the tenure of president George HW Bush. He entered the White House at a transformative movement for transatlantic and global relations. In four years, he left a greater legacy than most presidents achieve over two terms.

Newt Gingrich: G-20 summit — Don’t be fooled by the grins, handshakes and awestruck news coverage

By Newt Gingrich (original source Fox News) “When you see pictures of smiling world leaders from the G-20 summit that began Friday in Buenos Aires, Argentina, remember that the images do not depict reality. The G-20 summit is not a pleasant social gathering of nice people who all have the same values or the same […]

What is Asylum?

(CNSNews) – I believe it is time to cast aside emotions and ideological agendas and look at the situation with illegal immigration in America objectively.

The Facebook Dilemma: Brad Parscale

(Frontline PBS) – Interview with Brad Parscale, digital and media advisor for Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign

Richard Gerver

Richard Gerver has been described as one of the most inspirational leaders of his generation. He is an award-winning speaker, bestselling author and world-renowned thinker.

Neal Petersen

Neal Petersen is an award-winning author, solo “Around Alone” racing yachtsman, founder of an investment bank and so much more. Few people have realized their dreams, but even fewer have raced solo around the world and in a home built boat! It is an unparalleled adventure, the longest, most extreme race for any man or […]

The Global Insider: December 2018

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If 1992 Was The Year Of The Woman, 2018 Is The Year Of Black & Brown Women

(Bustle) – From moments of individual strength and courage to collective expressions of solidarity and engagement, women of color are shaking Americans out of their complacency and resignation by organizing, energizing, and leading the “resistance” — which is better referred to as the awakening of a vigorous civil society in this increasingly diverse nation.

Our criminal justice system is badly broken. That’s why the First Step Act matters

(Fox News) – America’s criminal justice system is badly broken, and the next few weeks will determine the fate of efforts to fix it.

Allen West: How Do You Fundamentally Transform the United States of America?

By Allen West (original source CNS News) “If you remember, it was back in the waning days of the 2008 presidential election in Columbia, Missouri when then Senator and presidential candidate Barack Obama made a defining assertion: “We are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America.” What I found interesting was […]

David Bossie: GOP Senate victory in Mississippi shows strong support for Trump’s successful policies

(Fox News) – Mississippi proved once again Tuesday that is it a conservative state whose residents prefer Republican policies when voters elected GOP Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith – a steadfast supporter of President Trump – to complete the term of former Republican Sen. Thad Cochran.

Heidi Ganahl

Heidi has faced extraordinary adversity in her life. Beginning with the loss of her husband at the age of 27, to losing a million-dollar insurance settlement, Heidi’s entrepreneurial spirit and extraordinary leadership skills helped her pick herself up and found Camp Bow Wow, a $100 million leader in the pet and franchise industry hitting the […]

Carly Fiorina: Real leadership is about solving problems

(Fox News) – Former 2016 presidential candidate speaks out on President Trump’s agenda, the midterm elections and current political climate on ‘America’s Newsroom.

Brad Parscale: “I feel good about 2018, and I feel good about 2020”

(CBS This Morning) –  Brad Parscale, Mr. Trump’s 2020 campaign manager who served as Mr. Trump’s 2016 campaign digital director, joins to discuss the upcoming elections.

Has Trump peaked?

(The Boston Globe) – On the day that Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed by the Senate as the newest Supreme Court justice — a day many Republicans celebrated as a tremendous victory over their Democratic opponents — I offered the following thought to my wife: “This is peak Trump.”

David Hickton

David Hickton is a former U.S. Attorney and current director of the University of Pittsburgh Institute for Cyber Law, Policy, and Security. Hickton is also a dynamic speaker, who touches on subjects including cybersecurity and cyber threats, leadership and the virtues of servant leadership, building safer communities, enhancing community police trust, combating the national opioid […]

Andrew Scott

Andrew Scott is Professor of Economics at London Business School, Co-founder of The Longevity Forum and an award-winning speaker, author and researcher. Andrew is most famous for his global best seller “The 100 Year Life” which offers a compellingly different view on an ageing society and how it represents a major opportunity for us all, […]

Dr. Marty Makary

Dr. Marty Makary is the New York Times best-selling author of Unaccountable, a 2012 Library JournalBook of the Year—a book about how transparency is revolutionizing medicine and empowering patients. He is also the author of Mama Maggie: The Untold Story of One Woman’s Mission to Love the Forgotten Children of Egypt’s Garbage Slums, which chronicles a Nobel Prize nominee known […]

Anja Manuel

Author, former diplomat, speaker and now a sought-after advisor to Fortune 50 and Silicon Valley CEOs, Anja Manuel shares her powerful insights on the rise of emerging markets in Asia and beyond, what this means for us and America’s future role in international leadership.

David Bossie: Midterm election results mean Trump’s 2020 reelection prospects look better than ever

(FOX News) – Tuesday’s midterm election results confirm beyond a doubt that President Trump is a political force of nature like we’ve never seen.

Allen West: Constitutional Conservatism on Trial

(CNS News) – Imagine we are in a court of law, that we have gone through a lengthy trial, and it is now time for closing arguments. On one side we have the plaintiff, progressive socialism, and on the other side there is the defendant, constitutional conservatism. Progressive socialism has brought a lawsuit against constitutional conservatism demanding control/power. Progressive socialism makes the claim that their ideological agenda is better, and the jury, the American people, must decide the case.

Newt Gingrich: Stop the caravan and build the wall to keep deadly drugs out and save lives

(Fox News) – A perfect storm is brewing in the Southern Hemisphere and making its way north to the United States.

Mid-Term Elections: What’s On The Horizon?

The midterms have passed, and the results are in – but now it’s about understanding what’s on the horizon.

The Global Insider: November 2018

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Dr. Eric Cole

Dr. Eric Cole is the #1 cyber security expert in the US with a non-paralleled resume including the Obama administration, CIA, and the Gates Foundation. With more than 30 years of experience, he specializes in helping clients build a dynamic defense in the right areas of security to prevent security breaches, and also works in […]

Sean Spicer Discusses the Midterms

(The Blaze) – Sean Spicer joins Glenn and all your favorite personalities from TheBlaze for a roundtable rundown of today’s top stories.

Congressman Allen B. West releases new book

(The Old School Patriot) – Lieutenant Colonol (Ret) Allen B. West releases his new book “Hold Texas, Hold the Nation: Victory or Death”.

The US must hold firm on bank capital rules

(The Financial Times) – US politicians, with some help from regulators, are trying to weaken these rules, setting a dangerous global precedent. Both Republicans and Democrats supported legislation giving the three largest US custody banks an average of a 20 per cent reduction to their leverage ratios.

Populism’s rise points to real problems in our world. We ignore it at our peril

(The Globe and Mail) – For the vast majority of the world’s people, life today is longer, healthier and wealthier than at any other time in human history. Accelerating technological innovation promises great advancement at an even more rapid pace. It should be the dawn of a great new age.

Carly Fiorina: Stop waiting on Washington to fix our problems

(Washington Examiner) – I have argued in these pages that politics has become about winning, not problem-solving; that while the media may highlight problems, they may actually make some of them worse; and that while “strongmen” claim to be vastly capable all by themselves, real problem-solving requires collaboration.

The Global Insider: October 2018

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Dr. Allen Carl Guelzo

Allen C. Guelzo is a New York Times® best-seller author, American historian and commentator on public issues. He is one of Power Line’s 100 “Top Professors” in America. From 2006 to 2013, he served as a member of the National Council of the National Endowment for the Humanities. An eloquent and riveting speaker, he electrifies […]

Carl Cameron

Carl Cameron, has covered national politics since 1988.  Nicknamed “Campaign Carl”  for his tireless road-coverage of State and National elections, he served as the network’s first Chief Congressional Correspondent, first Chief White House Correspondent and only Chief Political Correspondent. The New York Times and the Washington Post have praised Carl’s objective and unbiased reporting.  The […]

Damyanti (Rani) Gupta

Damyanti Gupta became the first female with a Masters in Engineering ever hired by Ford Motor Company in 1967. After being the first woman admitted to the engineering college that she attended in India and graduating, Damyanti moved to Detroit, Michigan, and started her new life with Ford Motors. Along with her own successful and […]

Jonathan Turley

Professor Jonathan Turley is a nationally recognized legal scholar who has written extensively in areas ranging from constitutional law to legal theory to tort law. He has written over three dozen academic articles that have appeared in a variety of leading law journals at Cornell, Duke, Georgetown, Harvard, Northwestern, University of Chicago, and other schools. […]

The US would be in a bigger mess under Clinton than it is under Trump, historian Niall Ferguson says

(CNBC) – A Hillary Clinton presidency would have been even more disruptive than the current Donald Trump administration, historian and prolific author Niall Ferguson told CNBC

How to defuse a Bob Woodward book bombshell

(CNN) – This is not Woodward’s first rodeo. He has written a series of books documenting each of our recent presidents. So how did the White Houses of George W. Bush and Barack Obama handle Woodward when they learned he was writing on them? For that answer I reached out to Jen Psaki, former White House communications director in the Obama administration (and a CNN contributor)

HARPER: Corbyn’s anti-Semitism is a threat to all of us

(Toronto Sun) – The rise in anti-Semitism across Europe should be alarming to all of us, and not just for moral reasons. History shows that the mindset which embraces anti-Semitism rarely restricts its hatred to the Jewish minority.

Challenge Accepted: Hamilton-Wenham takes plunge for ALS

(The Salem News) – After hearing from Nancy Frates, mom of ALS patient and crusader Pete, nearly 150 students took part in a massive ice bucket challenge at the high school.

Carly Fiorina: Between Trump and the media, ‘Who’s Zoomin’ Who?’

(Washington Examiner) – The late, great Aretha Franklin wrote a song called “Who’s Zoomin’ Who?” She sang of two people, each of whom felt cheated on and victimized by the other, both of whom were engaging in precisely the same behavior. It is an apt analogy for the relationship between our politics and the media.

Congress, Don’t Let Trump Usurp Your Power Over Trade

(Wall Street Journal) – Congress should reassert its constitutional authority over trade. To start, lawmakers should insist on their prerogative to decide whether to retain the North American Free Trade Agreement or adopt President Trump’s proposed replacement.

The Global Insider: September 2018

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Leonardo DiCaprio: ‘The polar photography of Paul Nicklen is a climate change warning’

(iNews) – The Hollywood actor and environmental campaigner highlights the message about global warming behind these beautiful images

GVNA Executive Leadership Breakfast announces ALS advocate as featured speaker

(Gardner News) – GVNA HealthCare has announced that the keynote speaker for the 9th annual Executive Leadership Breakfast will be Nancy Frates, an ALS Advocate whose son, Pete Frates, was the inspiration for the Ice Bucket Challenge.

Newt Gingrich: Why John McCain was such an inspiration to me

(Fox News) – John McCain was always pushing the margins, looking for new ideas and trying to find better ways to do things.

Voters are still devouring Donald Trump’s dark materials

(The Times) – If Hillary Clinton were president, Congress would have already impeached her

Omniex Hires Former SEC And FDIC Execs As Members Of The Board of Advisors

(HiBusiness) – Omniex has appointed previous Federal Deposit Insurance Corp (FDIC) Chairman Sheila Bair as a member of the board of advisors.

Sean Spicer predicts six more years of President Trump

(Irish Examiner) – Former White House press spokesperson Sean Spicer has insisted Donald Trump will remain as US president for six more years, saying the US must come back together and stop undermining its systems of government.

The Dangerous Myth The U.S. Is Winning The Trade War With China

(Forbes) – There’s been a spate of high-profile press headlines and news stories pointing to seeming evidence that the U.S. is winning the trade war with China. 

The Global Insider: August 2018

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How stunning animals in the Arctic & Antarctic really are

(Business Insider) – In his upcoming book, ” Born to Ice ” — which is being published by teNeues and will be released in North America in October — Nicklen has collected photos from the polar north and south.

From Refugee to One of Ford’s First Female Engineers

(FordIT) –  Over 300 people attended the FAIA event to meet Damyanti Rani Gupta, a woman who broke multiple barriers inside and outside of Ford.

Dr. Sanjay Gupta: Forget science (for now); living longer is in your hands

(CNN) – Ever wonder how much of your longevity is determined by your genes vs. your lifestyle? It has been a scientific debate for years that has even set off an arms race among genetic testing kits and fitness monitors.

China thinks long-term on financial stability — so should we

(Yahoo Finance) – Where are we in the global economic cycle? I wish I had the answer.

They Appoints Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala & Zoellick to Board of Directors

(PR Newswire) – Twitter, Inc.  today announced the appointments of Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and Robert Zoellick to Twitter’s Board of Directors (the “Board”) as new independent directors, effective immediately.

What Veterans of The Financial Crisis Have To Say About The Next One

(SF Gate) – Architects of the government’s response to the last financial crisis worry the country is ill-equipped to handle another, fearing an “amnesia” has taken hold of policymakers, regulators, and the public that could lead to the next panic.

The World’s 50 Smartest Teens—2018

(The Best Schools) – Each of them saw a problem that troubled them enough to cause them to use their time, energy, and resources to discover — and in many cases implement — a solution. Yes, these teenagers are inventors, but perhaps more accurately and more importantly, they are problem solvers.

P.W. Singer: Adapt fast, or fail

(The Strategist) – The overwhelming speed of technological development means armed forces must change their approach to everything from who they recruit and train to how targets are attacked and how a nation defends itself.

The Global Insider: July 2018

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Trump boosts Spicer’s new book: It’s ‘really good’

(The Hill) – President Trump touted his former White House press secretary Sean Spicer’s upcoming book on his Twitter account Saturday, urging supporters to buy the book, which he called full of “heart and knowledge.”

Dr. Gupta: After all my years of reporting, this haunts me

(CNN) – Most of the time when you hear me talking about food, I am talking about the food we eat. But a few years ago, I realized I needed to talk more about the food we DON’T eat.

John Di Domenico

While you may know him best as the award-winning Donald Trump impersonator, John Di Domenico is one of the busiest and hardest working corporate entertainers and character actors in the United States. John specializes in thoroughly evaluating his clients’ mission, objectives, and goals, and then strategically customizing his highly unique brand of powerful content-driven comedy […]

Meridith Valiando Rojas

Meridith Valiando Rojas is the Co-Founder and CEO of DigiTour Media, the largest producer of live events featuring social media talent. In her role as CEO, Valiando Rojas has overseen the production of over 750 live events and hundreds of thousands of tickets across the United States and abroad and has helped to launch the […]

Voto Latino aims to register 1 million new Latino voters by 2020

(Fox 23) – Nonprofit Voto Latino wants to register 1 million new Latino voters by 2020, launching this week on-the-ground and digital efforts that target young people.

Stephen Harper Interview with Maria Bartiromo

(Fox) – Former Prime Minister of Canada Stephen Harper on U.S. trade relations.

Facebook “Embeds,” Russia and the Trump Campaign’s Secret Weapon

(CBS News) – Brad Parscale, digital director for Trump’s campaign, was a critical factor in the president’s election. Now questions surround how he did it

The Economy is Thriving on Trump’s Reforms

(Nasdaq) – President Trump’s positive impact on the U.S. economy and markets is unassailable.

The Global Insider: June 2018

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Nicholas Webb

Unlike many speakers that deliver canned speeches, Nicholas leverages his real world expertise as a CEO and Award-Winning Innovator. Additionally, Nicholas only delivers customized talks that are thoughtfully crafted to meet the strategies of your event. His three-step Pre-Event process of Scoping, Research and Customization provides you the best return on investment and actionable and […]

Newt Gingrich: The Republican comeback is a real threat to the elite media’s ‘blue wave’ theory

(Fox News) – Every time members of the elite media mention the “blue wave” that is supposedly coming in the Nov. 6 congressional elections, they seem more and more delusional. In fact, as the elections draw closer, Republican victories are looking much more likely.

GINGRICH: The Reality of the American Dream for the Class of 2018

(The Dailywire) – This year, close to 3 million college students are graduating across America and will continue to pursue the American dream.

Advocates for Opioid Recovery Advisor Newt Gingrich Releases Blueprint for Addressing the Opioid Crisis

(Markets Insider) – Advocates for Opioid Recovery (AOR) advisor former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is releasing a new book this week, Trump’s America, in which he discusses the ongoing opioid epidemic and the handful of solutions that will make a significant difference in the lives of all Americans touched by addiction.

Politics and Leadership in the Age of Disruption

(Newswire) – Signal Books is pleased to announce Right Here, Right Now: Politics and Leadership in the Age of Disruption by Stephen J. Harper, on sale October 16, 2018 in North America.

An Interview With Newt Gingrich on Trump: ‘People Recognize How Effective He Is’

(The Daily Signal) – Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich spoke exclusively to The Daily Signal’s Ginny Montalbano about his new book “Trump’s America: The Truth About Our Nation’s Great Comeback.”

First female engineer with an advanced degree at Ford Motor Company

(TIME) – ‘Hard work and confidence can take you far.’

Leah Busque Solivan

The vision for revolutionizing how work gets done led Leah Busque to pioneer the concept of “Service Networking,” forging a leading role in the Collaborative Consumption movement. Since bootstrapping TaskRabbit in 2008, Busque has expanded the company internationally, raised nearly $50 million in venture funding, and inspired legions of startups to launch in the Collaborative and […]

The US will be the loser from Trump’s focus on trade deficits

(Financial Times) – People around the world are bewildered by President Donald Trump’s manoeuvres on trade. Their confusion is understandable, because Mr Trump rejects 70 years of US policy.

Michael Zeldin

Michael F. Zeldin has served as a legal analyst since 1996 covering such stories as the Whitewater/Monica Lewinsky investigation, the Clinton impeachment proceedings, the Gore v. Bush election, the disappearance of Chandra Levy. Presently, he is a CNN legal analyst principally focusing on the investigation of Special Counsel Robert Mueller.  He has published opinion-editorial pieces […]

Israel’s 70th Anniversary celebrated with tribute to Prime Minister Harper

(The Suburban) – Some 1000 Montrealers gathered at the Shaar Hashomayim synagogue to celebrate the special anniversary by paying tribute to the Right Honourable Stephen Harper, the former Prime Minister of Canada, for his unflinching support of Israel throughout his political career.

Newt Gingrich on midterm elections: Democrats are digging a deeper hole

(Fox Business) – Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, (R-Ga.), on the impact of the improving U.S. economy on the midterm elections, President Trump’s efforts to lower drug prices, the media and President Trump’s foreign policy.

Former congressman Allen West speaks at College Republicans event

(The Daily Northwestern) – “If we continue to be a nation that was on the path of compromising, appeasing, acquiescing to despots, dictators, theocrats and autocrats, then we put your future and the future of the United States of America at risk.”

Gary Langer

An insightful speaker with an engaging style, Gary Langer is founder and president of Langer Research Associates, a New York-based firm that designs, manages and analyzes survey research projects for corporate, media, foundation, association and academic clients. He directs news polling for the ABC News television network, surveys economic sentiment in Bloomberg L.P.’s weekly Consumer […]

Kelly Decker

Kelly Decker is a preeminent authority on creating the optimal communication experience. She is an executive coach to the Fortune 500 and personally coaches executive leaders from companies like AT&T, Clorox, Informatica, Lithium, ServiceSource and Teradata to increase their impact and influence.

Michael Gervais

Dr. Michael Gervais has followed a central question: Is there a common thread connecting those who change how we understand how the world works? As a high-performance psychologist, he works in the trenches of high-stakes environments, where there is no luxury for mistakes, hesitation, or failure to respond. While Dr. Gervais’ roster includes an MVP […]

Sheila Heen

With two New York Times best sellers and through 20 years at the Harvard Negotiation Project and Triad Consulting Group, Sheila Heen shows us how to engage the conversations that are critical to learning, collaboration, innovation and sound decision-making in your organization.

Dennis Brouwer

Dennis Brouwer – who started his career as a naval flight officer hunting for Soviet submarines in the north Arabian Sea – loves to take things apart, but not in a destructive way. Over a three-decade career of achievement at the highest levels, Dennis has developed and leveraged a model of Deconstruction to tackle the […]

Annie Leibovitz

As one of the most high-profile celebrity photographers in the world, Annie Leibovitz has shot some of the most iconic celebrity images of the last 30 years – in the shape of world leaders, moguls, movie stars and musicians. Leibovitz began her career as a photojournalist for Rolling Stone in 1970, while she was still […]

Former Fed official Fischer worried by Iran, international tensions

(Reuters) – Stanley Fischer, the former vice chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve, said the Trump administration’s decision to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal and other geopolitical developments were cause for concern given the potential for international conflict.

Why Peter Singer Is So Popular With Both Military Leaders & ‘Grunts’

(The San Diego Union Tribune) – He’s a war strategist and a business owner, a bestselling author and an expert on mercenaries and robots. And for much of the past week, he was a major defense-conference headliner invited to share ideas with the region’s top brass as well as grunts on the ground.

The Global Insider: May 2018

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China’s Highly Strategic Brand of Revisionism is More Challenging Than Washington Thinks

(MacroPolo) – At the end of 2016, as Donald Trump prepared to take office as President, I penned an essay for Foreign Affairs magazine on “China and the World.”

Tomi Lahren: Trump Having ‘Amazing Diplomatic Victories’ Despite Being Labeled ‘Incapable’

(Fox News Insider) – Tomi Lahren: Trump Having ‘Amazing Diplomatic Victories’ Despite Being Labeled ‘Incapable’

Bitcoin Is A Bit Late — The ‘Scissors Economy’ Got There First

(Investor’s Business Daily) – The postman rang once and unknowingly delivered the blackmail message. It was a letter from some creepy guy who claimed he had tripped upon my “secret” while working in my neighborhood.

Tasha Eurich

Dr. Tasha Eurich is an organizational psychologist, speaker and New York Times bestselling author* of Bankable Leadership: Happy People, Bottom Line Results and the Power to Deliver Both. Her life’s work is to help organizations succeed by improving the effectiveness of their leaders and teams. Dr. Eurich pairs her scientific grounding in human behavior with […]

Influential National Geographic Photographer Campaigns for Protection of Marine Life

(Live Kindly) – National Geographic photographer and co-founder of ocean conservation organization SeaLegacy, Paul Nicklen is campaigning for the protection of marine life against the driftnet fishing industry.

What Hank Paulson likes about Trump’s trade policy on China

(Yahoo Finance) – Hank Paulson, former US Treasury Secretary during the 2008 financial crisis, finds some bright spots in how the Trump administration is dealing with the rising trade tensions with Beijing.

Ori Brafman

Ori Brafman is a multiple New York Times bestselling author. He specializes in organizational culture, employee engagement, business transformation, leadership, and emerging technologies. Brafman’s new bestselling book, Radical Inclusion: What the Post–9/11 World Should Have Taught Us About Leadership, co-authored with GEN(R) Martin Dempsey, argues that inclusion is no longer a “nice-to-have”, but a strategic […]

The Global Insider: April 2018

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How Zuckerberg’s Facebook is like Gutenberg’s printing press

(The Washington Post) – When historian Niall Ferguson moved from Harvard to Stanford two years ago, he was struck by Silicon Valley’s indifference to history. 

François Hollande

A consummate statesman who led France through many of the greatest threats and challenges of the 21stcentury, François Hollande brings insights gained from a lifetime spent at the highest levels of public service to the most pressing issues of our time. From terrorism to climate change, to the global economy and beyond, he has faced them all with a measured […]

Allen West: DC Protest on Guns – Another Case of Ideological Child Abuse

(CNS News) – The issue of school safety can be solved, but for the left, that is not their aim. Their goal is to disarm Americans. And horribly so, they are willing to emotionally use and abuse our children to accomplish this.

A brief history of the Doniverse

(Boston Globe) – The general theory of relativity describes the force of graft-ity as it acts on Trump’s relatives. Bunkum mechanics, on the other hand, deals with phenomena on extremely small scales, such as the particles known as tweets.

Anomali Names Ray Mabus, Former Secretary of the Navy, to its Board of Advisors

(Digital Limo) – Anomali, the leading provider of threat management and collaboration solutions, announced that former Secretary of the U.S. Navy, Ray Mabus, will be joining the company as its newest advisory board member.

The Method And The Madness Of Trump’s Tariff Scheme

(Forbes) – When President Trump signed an Executive Order on March 11, 2018 that set forth a plan to impose prospectively import tariffs on steel of 25% and on aluminum of 10% for countries exporting those products to the U.S., most of us trade negotiation veterans were startled. Literally. You should be too.

Fred Hochberg

Hochberg has spent decades at the intersection of global policymakers and the business community, growing a family business into a major public company, leading one of the U.S. government’s most important credit institutions and international economic agencies, and serving as dean of a public policy school all the while continuing to be a passionate champion […]

National Geographic Announces 2018 Adventurers of the Year

(WebWire) – Eight trailblazing adventurers recognized for contributions and achievements in adventure sports, nonprofit work and photography

Who is Brad Parscale?

(CNN) – Donald Trump’s ascent to the presidency brought with it a host of new household names. Corey Lewandowski, Hope Hicks, Kellyanne Conway, Steve Bannon — to name just a few.

Sheila Bair Sees the Seeds of Another Financial Crisis

(Barron’s) – Sheila Bair has demonstrated that she’s not afraid to be the lone person flagging potential problems. The former head of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. is best known for her early warnings about the subprime mortgage market, and she’s still spotting problems in the financial system.

Thomas Hoenig

Thomas Hoenig has more than 40 years of experience in economics, central banking, commercial bank supervision, and executive leadership. He is a life-long advocate of market based methods to allocating scarce resources and assuring strong and consistent economic growth. This philosophy has long influenced his thinking about monetary policy and the supervision of the financial […]

Tarun Wadhwa

The most fascinating things in life are those that surprisingly pop-up out of nowhere and inexplicably capture our attention.  After all, we are hardwired with a fight-or-flight instinct that demands that we notice anything disruptive. Tarun Wadhwa has lived his whole life examining rule-changing innovative disruptions and how they affect our business and personal lives […]

These Wildlife Photographers are Merging Storytelling and Science

(National Geographic) – Cristina Mittermeier and Paul Nicklen are working to create and protect healthy oceans through powerful imagery.

The Global Insider: March 2018

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FDIC’s Hoenig Keeps Wall Street on Edge

(The Wall Street Journal) – FDIC Vice Chairman Thomas Hoenig has emerged as one of the most influential detractors of big banks—the only top regulator in Washington who has directly called for their dismantling.

The Fed’s Monetary Dissident

(The Wall Street Journal) – ‘I really don’t think we should be guaranteeing Wall Street a margin by guaranteeing them a zero or a near zero interest rate.’ 

Liz Wessel

Liz Wessel is the 27-year-old Co-Founder and CEO of WayUp, the go-to platform for millions of early-career professionals to explore opportunities, receive advice, and get discovered by employers. Founded in July 2014, WayUp is a venture-backed startup based in NYC that has raised $27.6M and was named by CNN as one of the 30 most […]

Dorie Clark

Dorie Clark helps individuals and companies get their best ideas heard in a crowded, noisy world. She has been named one of the Top 50 business thinkers in the world by Thinkers50, and was honored as the #1 Communication Coach in the world at the Marshall Goldsmith Coaching Awards. She is a keynote speaker and […]

A Chinese Puzzle: Why Economic “Reform” in Xi’s China Has More Meanings than Market Liberalization

(Macro Polo) – Imagine, for a moment, that you’re writing a short history of reform euphoria in China. Your essay would be, well, pretty short.

World’s Top 30 Customer Service Professionals for 2018

(Global Gurus) – Chip R. Bell has helped many Fortune 100 companies dramatically enhance their bottom lines and marketplace reputation through innovative customer-centric strategies that address the needs of today’s picky, fickle, vocal and “all about me” customers. 

Jeremiah Owyang

Jeremiah Owyang focuses on how new technologies impact business models and how corporates must innovate. He focuses on how disruptive technologies—such as social media, collaborative economy, autonomous world, blockchain and more—and how they impact the relevance to corporations. He is well recognized by both the tech industry and the media for his grounded approach to […]

Opinion: Our schools need more and stronger security

(WJLA) – Elected officials throughout the country have sent prayers and thoughts. But now it is time to find solutions.

More laws do not a moral people make

(The Washington Times) –  This past Valentine’s Day, Nikolas Cruz entered a classroom in Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, and proceeded to murder 17 people and wound 15 others.

Stanley Fischer

Few people in history can claim such a distinguished, diverse and truly impactful career as Stanley Fischer.  An iconic Israeli-American economist, Fischer has led, advised, and even taught the world’s most influential political and business leaders.  It is a career that has spanned the most prominent of institutions including the Federal Reserve, Bank of Israel, […]

U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony & Gala

(Astronaut Scholarship Foundation) – Along with the idea to build a foundation, the Mercury 7 astronauts envisioned a place where the accomplishments of astronauts could be celebrated and showcased to the public.

Natalie Stavas

Dr. Natalie Stavas was approaching the finish line of her 5th Boston marathon when explosions shook the city. Instinctively running towards the chaos that ravaged the renowned athletic event, she raced to save as many lives as possible, administering CPR, applying tourniquets and triaging the wounded. Recognized for her bravery, her actions resulted in her […]

Congress Flirts With Disaster on Bank Leverage Ratios

(The Wall Street Journal) – Legislators who want to weaken capital standards must have forgotten the lessons of the 2008 crisis.

Ten Years After the Crisis, Banks Win Big in Trump’s Washington

(Bloomberg) – In early February, with the Treasury secretary testifying about wild gyrations in the stock market and the Federal Reserve leveling unprecedented penalties against Wells Fargo & Co., it may have felt like 2008 again, with the financial system under siege. In reality, banks are booming, at least in Washington.

Stedman Graham

Stedman Graham is chairman and CEO of S. Graham & Associates, a Chicago-based management and marketing consulting firm that specializes in corporate and educational markets. Graham delivers his identity message throughout the country and globally to corporations, professional associations, government and civic organizations, colleges and universities, and community groups.

Red Cross to honor local heroes

(Beverly Wicked Local) – The Humanitarian award will be going to Nancy Frates of Beverly for her work to find a cure for ALS.

Tali Sharot

Tali Sharot is a leading expert on human decision-making, optimism and emotion. A neuroscientist by trade, Sharot combines research in psychology, behavioral economics and neuroscience to reveal the forces that shape our decisions, beliefs and inaccurate expectations of the future and how those can be altered (or sustained).

The Global Insider: February 2018

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Niall Ferguson’s “The Square and the Tower”

(Hoover Institution) – Niall Ferguson, author of The Square and the Tower, argues that networks are not a new phenomenon and have been impacting human culture from the beginning of history.

Jeff Pearlman

Jeff Pearlman is the New York Times best-selling author of eight books, including biographies of Brett Favre, Walter Payton, Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and the 1986 New York Mets and 1990s Dallas Cowboys. He is a former ESPN columnist and Sports Illustrated senior writer whose 1999 profile of then-Atlanta Braves pitcher John Rocker remains one […]

Frank Pandolfe

Vice Admiral Frank Pandolfe, U.S. Navy (retired) is an accomplished strategist, thought-leader, and change agent.  He is CEO of PAN Global Strategies, a consultancy specializing in strategic planning, risk assessment, and executive education.  He serves as a Senior Mentor at the State Department’s Foreign Service Institute and is on the Board of Directors of Michael […]

Four ways Trump’s first year has made us less safe

(CNN) – The Trump team, like so many administrations before them, has been preparing to sell the accomplishments of its first year in office.

Shep Hyken

Shep Hyken is a customer service and experience expert and the Chief Amazement Officer of Shepard Presentations. He is a New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling author and has been inducted into the National Speakers Association Hall of Fame for lifetime achievement in the speaking profession. Shep works with companies and organizations who […]

Sean Spicer opens up about his time at the White House

(Fox News) – Former press secretary reflects on ‘The Story’ about his time within the Trump administration.

Nicole Malachowski

Col. Nicole Malachowski, USAF (Ret.) defies stereotypes. Yes, she was a jet fighter pilot, but if you think you know her based on that, you’d be wrong. A leader, a combat veteran, the first woman pilot on the Thunderbirds Air Demonstration Squadron, a White House Fellow, and an inductee into both the National Women’s Hall […]

Christine Dumas

Dr. Christine Dumas is a Consumer Health and Lifestyle reporter, strategic healthcare policy advisor and author. Since 1996, Christine has covered the health and wellness, consumer affairs and lifestyle space and her stories have appeared on NBC’s Today and Today: Weekend Edition and Weekend Live on FOX, and she has made guest appearances on both […]

Ron Jaworski

Jaws has successfully taken his leadership skills from the gridiron to the boardroom defining the lines where Sports meets Business. He has always exhibited an entrepreneurial spirit and today owns a professional sports team, a business relationship company and 6 golf courses. Ron and his family strive to give back to the community. They put their […]

Boris Epshteyn

Boris Epshteyn is the Chief Political Commentator for Sinclair Broadcast Group, one of the largest and most diversified television broadcasting companies in the country. Boris hosts the “Bottom Line with Boris” programs across Sinclair’s platforms, providing insight into issues ranging from foreign policy and national security to tax reform and healthcare.

Trump Courts Economic Mayhem

(The Wall Street Journal) – This year we’ll find out how serious he is about protectionism. So far the signs aren’t good.

Creative Community: What’s Your Builder Type?

(Princeton Info) – Chris Kuenne knows something about starting and growing a business.

Trump’s war on immigration caseworkers needs to end

(The Hill) – Using every tool it can to restrain immigration, the Trump administration has now taken aim at a little-known but vital resource: immigration caseworkers in congressional offices.

The Global Insider: January 2018

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After the 19th: What Happened, What Didn’t, and What Now?

(Macro Polo) – Since the curtain fell on the 19th Congress of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) in October 2017, Chinese politics have been dominated by the supposed devotion of all 86 million Party members to the thoughts of General Secretary Xi Jinping.

Secretary Tom Price

Dr. Thomas E. Price, an orthopedic surgeon, most recently served as the 23rd Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS).  He brought to the Department a lifetime of service and a dedication to advancing the quality of health care in America – both as a physician and policymaker. During his congressional career, Dr. Price served […]

Broken: Can the Senate Save Itself and the Country?

(Publishers Weekly) – Shapiro (The Last Great Senate), a former trade negotiator for the Clinton administration, examines headline-making political battles dating back to the 1970s in this engrossing overview of the Senate’s decline into what he characterizes as hyperpartisanship.

Former FDIC Chair: Why We Shouldn’t Ban Bitcoin

(Yahoo Finance) – The nearly 2000% run up in bitcoin’s (BTC-USD) price over the past year, followed by its recent precipitous drop, is stirring the usual calls to regulatory arms.

The US security strategy falls short, but not for the reasons cited by Trump critics

(South China Morning Post) – As 2017 draws to a close, the world has seldom been so binary. You love Donald Trump or you loathe him. You adore Brexit or abhor it.

Joe Girardi

Joe Girardi has always been a highly-respected and admired leader.  An All-Star, 4-time World Series Champion (3 as a player and 1 as a manager) and leading broadcaster, Girardi’s life exemplifies the work ethic, intelligence and tenacity which brought him success throughout his life and career. Girardi is a Two-Time Academic All American who was […]

Mark van Rijmenam

Dr. Mark van Rijmenam is Founder of Datafloq. He is a highly sought after international public speaker, a Big Data and Blockchain strategist and author of the best-selling book Think Bigger – Developing a Successful Big Data Strategy for Your Business. He is co-author of the book Blockchain: Transforming Your Business and Our World, which […]

Meet the Woman Behind DigiTour, the Social Media Star-Studded Festival

(Fortune) – As the cofounder and CEO of DigiTour, Meridith Valiando Rojas, 30, corrals popular personalities from YouTube, Instagram, and other social media networks into a live show that descends on dozens of major cities each year.

Tom Koulopoulos

Tom Koulopoulos is acknowledged as one of the industry’s leading futurists. He is the author of ten books and founder of Delphi Group, a 25-year-old Boston-based think tank, which was named one of the fastest growing private companies in the US by Inc. Magazine. Tom is also a columnist for, an adjunct professor at Boston University […]

GOP tax reform plan will add to the debt: Sheila Bair

(Fox Business) – Former FDIC Chair Sheila Bair on the Republican tax reform plan.

Bitcoin volatility is undermining its promises: Sheila Bair

(Fox Business) – Former FDIC Chair Sheila Bair on the outlook for bitcoin

Heart-Wrenching Video Shows Starving Polar Bear on Iceless Land

Lack of sea ice is making it more difficult for polar bears to find food.

Heart-Wrenching Video Shows Starving Polar Bear on Iceless Land

(National Geographic) – Lack of sea ice is making it more difficult for polar bears to find food.

Bossie, Lewandowski talk ‘Let Trump Be Trump’

(Fox News) – Bossie, Lewandowski talk ‘Let Trump Be Trump’

A former congressman asked his old colleagues for book suggestions. Here’s their list.

(The Washington Post) – Which books offer our lawmakers insight, knowledge and, yes, escape? I asked my former Democratic and Republican congressional colleagues to name the titles they have most enjoyed reading this year

The Global Insider: December 2017

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Lahren shares her ‘final thoughts’ on politics, faith with Liberty students

(Liberty University) – Television personality and political commentator Tomi Lahren talked about the importance of standing up for your beliefs and, more importantly, your faith as she addressed the crowd at Liberty University’s Convocation Monday morning.

We talked with Carly Fiorina about challenges women face in the workforce

(Circa News) – We talked with Carly Fiorina about challenges women face in the workforce

Realism and the Kurds

(Tablet) – Bernard-Henri Lévy presents his extraordinary documentary Peshmerga at the United Nations, but civilization isn’t listening

Teaching lechery and getting lechers

(The Washington Times) – Another day and yet more and more claims of sexual assault flood the news.

The Peril of Trump’s Populist Foreign Policy

(The Wall Street Journal) – His style of deal-making prizes uncertainty and brinkmanship, without a plan for what comes next.

The Big Bet at the Heart of Xi Jinping’s “New Deal”

(MacroPolo) – It’s often been said, including by my colleague Damien Ma in an excellent 2013 book, that China’s Communist Party has offered “prosperity without freedom” during the era of economic reform.

Dr. Everett Piper

In his 15 years as president of Oklahoma Wesleyan University, Dr. Everett Piper has become known for his passionate defense of intellectual freedom. Piper advocates tirelessly for cultural courage grounded in the conservation of time-tested truths, and is the 2016 recipient of the Jeane Kirkpatrick Award for Academic Freedom. His commentary on religion, education, leadership and […]

Carl Bernstein

Few journalists in America’s history have had the impact on their era and their craft as Carl Bernstein. For forty years, from All the President’s Men to A Woman-In-Charge: The Life of Hillary Clinton, Bernstein’s books, reporting, and commentary have revealed the inner-workings of government, politics, and the hidden stories of Washington and its leaders.

8 Inventions from Teenagers Who Want to Change the World

(Interesting Engineering) – First up on our list of inventions is pretty ingenious. At 13 years old, Shubham Banerjee managed to create a working Braille printer after learning about the expense of braille printers.

Newt Gingrich: Trump’s historic impact on the federal court system will help our nation prosper for decades to come

(Fox News) – As Congress and President Trump continue to work to pass the most significant tax cuts in more than 30 years, the president is also implementing another enormous conservative reform that will strengthen America for decades.

Remembering Byrd’s Rule

(Washington Monthly) – Legendary Senate Majority Leader Robert Byrd would be 100 years old today—and appalled by what his beloved Senate has become.

It’s Time to Man Up

(Medium) – Don’t worry. We women will keep fighting, contributing, speaking up and speaking out. The question is will you boys finally man up?

Jay Baer

Jay Baer is the world’s most retweeted person among digital marketers. He is a renowned business strategist, keynote speaker and the New York Times best-selling author of five books who travels the world helping businesspeople get and keep more customers.

Vinh Giang

Vinh Giang is first and foremost a businessperson and entrepreneur. While in his 20s, he started an online business with two good friends; all of them had decided to leave their careers in accounting and pharmacy, to pursue their dream of building a successful business. Their online platform, Encyclopedia of Magic, now teaches magic to […]

Deborah Perry Piscione

We know that great leaders are defined by the extraordinary people that they lead. What makes Deborah Perry Piscione so special is that she has uncovered the DNA from the inspired cultures of the most innovative companies in the world. Through her years of research and hands-on work with many of Silicon Valley’s pioneer companies, […]

Pat Schroeder and Deborah James: The Full Transcript

(Politico) – This week, a special part two of The Global Politico, our report on the everyday culture of sexual harassment — and sexism — that still plagues women who dare to represent America in the world.

Joel Cohen

As the Emmy award-winning writer and producer for The Simpsons, the longest-running American scripted primetime television series in history, Joel has been a key part of the show’s success. Since its debut on December 17, 1989, The Simpsons has broadcast more than 600 episodes, and was named by Time as “The greatest TV show of […]

Matt Johnson

Matt Johnson struggled staying focused growing up. As he got older, school became harder and harder. Doctors diagnosed Matt with ADHD and tried to medicate him. He refused to believe that prescription medication was the only option. Instead, he adopted the lifestyle approach his father pioneered at On Target Living.

Judah Pollack

Judah Pollack is a former faculty member of Stanford StartX and current lecturer at the University of California, Berkeley’s Haas School of Business. As a speaker and strategic adviser in the art of leadership, he works regularly with the US Army Special Forces and Red Team University, as well civilian clients such as the Plexus […]

Olivia Fox Cabane

Olivia Fox Cabane is the former Director of Innovative Leadership for Stanford StartX and the bestselling author of The Charisma Myth. In addition to being a keynote speaker and executive coach to the leadership of Fortune 500 companies such as Google, MGM, and Deloitte, she lectures at Harvard, Yale, MIT, and the United Nations.

After Trump’s year 1, GOP poised to dominate again in 2018

(The Hill) – A year ago this week, Republicans — led by Donald Trump and Mike Pence — dominated the 2016 election, up and down the ballot.

Alexandra Wilkis Wilson

Alexandra Wilkis Wilson is the rare entrepreneur who is successful in virtually everything she has endeavored in her young but already seasoned career. Having launched a wildly successful luxury e-commerce site that quickly became an industry legend followed by a mobile app company on target to scale similar heights of success, Wilson encapsulates the new […]

The US needs this no-brainer win-win tax reform

(Gulf News) – What if you were told there is a simple policy that can reduce US greenhouse gas emissions today and for generations to follow?

The Global Insider: November 2017

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Senior military officials sanctioned for more than 500 cases of serious misconduct

(USA Today) – Former Air Force secretary Deborah Lee James, who disciplined several senior officers for misconduct, sees organizations with strong hierarchies dominated by men at the heart of the problem.

Sean Spicer Hits Harvard University to Give Talks

(Hollywood Reporter) – The former White House press secretary said he talked about working for Trump and faced a bunch of tough-but-fair questions from students.

Terry W. Virts, Jr.

Terry’s personal stories and perspective gained from his space missions are captivating and insightful for every audience. His experience as an F-16 fighter pilot and test pilot gives him unique insight into operations and safety, and his lessons learned from NASA’s Columbia accident and Space Shuttle risk management are applicable to any industry.

Marc Ruskin

Marc Ruskin is a retired FBI Special Agent with 27 years’ experience working primarily undercover in operations for which he was awarded five Commendations from the Bureau Director. His over twenty years working undercover found him successfully infiltrating a New York Mafia crime family, an ethnic Chinese Malaysian heroin organization, a Wall Street trading exchange, […]

Nancy Giordano

Nancy Giordano is described as endlessly optimistic, Nancy is a strategic futurist with a drive to help enterprise organizations and visionary leaders transform to meet the escalating expectations ahead. Recognized as one of the world’s top female futurists, she has spent her career building, shaping and evolving a portfolio of $50 billion worth of major global […]

North Korean missile attack is a clear and present danger to us all

(The Hill) – A year ago on Oct. 17, I stood with four U.S. senators at the Korean Demilitarized Zone, one stop on an inspection of U.S. capabilities to defend against a missile attack from Pyongyang.

Trump’s digital director explains how he used Facebook to help win the White House

(CNBC) – In an interview with CBS’s “60 Minutes” that aired Sunday, Brad Parscale said Facebook “was the method” for President Donald Trump’s stunning rise to the White House. Parscale, who spearheaded the small Trump campaign team’s digital and fundraising efforts, contended that the team took advantage of Facebook in a way Democrat Hillary Clinton’s campaign did not.

Why would we want to increase the cyber risk to our bank data?

(Financial Times) – The cyber world is full of would-be extractors of our bank account data. Banks and their regulators recognised cyber risk as a major threat decades ago and have built an elaborate ecosystem of protections against it.

The Kurds Confront a New ‘Gang of Four’

(The Wall Street Journal) – Will the West betray its ally in the face of threats from Turkey, Iraq, Iran and Syria?

The Global Insider: October 2017

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Dr. Sanjay Gupta’s dire warning on Puerto Rico

(CNN) – In medicine, there is a meeting that takes place behind closed doors, where doctors openly discuss their cases, including any complications or unfortunate deaths.

Shawn DuBravac

DuBravac is a well-regarded futurist and trendcaster who writes frequently on disruptive technological shifts. He advises companies and C-level executives on market opportunities and industry strategy. DuBravac has been widely published on the topics of technology, finance and economics. His keen insights regarding the economic drivers of the global tech industry and future trends have […]

Carey Lohrenz

Carey Lohrenz knows what it takes to win in one of the highest pressure, extreme environments imaginable: in the cockpit at Mach 2. As the first female F-­14 Tomcat Fighter Pilot in the U.S. Navy, having flown missions worldwide as a combat-­mission-­ready United States Navy pilot, Lohrenz is used to working in fast moving, dynamic […]

Niall Ferguson Gives Insight into Donald Trump’s Success | Good Morning Britain

(Good Morning Britain) – Joining Good Morning Britain to talk about his new book ‘The Square and the Tower’, Niall Ferguson comments on the reasons behind Donald Trump’s success.

Nothing Will Change After the Las Vegas Shooting

(The New York Times) — In the wake of one the deadliest mass shootings in our nation’s history, perhaps the most asked question by Americans is, “Will anything change?” The simple answer is no. The more vital question is, “Why not?”

Dr. Mike North

Dr. North is involved in all aspects of our technological charge from inventing new materials and technologies in a clean room, to creating cutting edge prototypes on Discovery Channel’s Prototype This! Brimming with enthusiasm, Mike’s engaging personality makes him an energetic and charismatic science and technology advocate inspiring grade-schoolers to CEOs.

Patrick Bet-David

Patrick’s unique life experiences of escaping war-torn Iran, serving in the US Army, managing investments as a financial adviser and becoming a serial entrepreneur gives him a different approach to leadership and business than other industry experts.

Risky Business, Chinese Style

(Macro Polo) – Does China Inc. have a bottomless appetite for risk?

Lewis Pugh

Lewis Pugh is one of the world’s leading inspirational and leadership speakers and an authority on how to achieve the “impossible”. He was the first person to complete a long-distance swim in every ocean of the world. He was the first to undertake a swim across the icy waters of the North Pole and the […]

Johnny Cupcakes

At age 19 Johnny Cupcakes founder, Johnny Earle, grew his business from a “joke” to a multi-million dollar, highly exclusive t-shirt brand with a worldwide cult-like following. Through his talks and creative consulting, Johnny shares how to start, grow or reinvent your business or idea with little to no startup money. Johnny gives blueprints on […]

Raghuram Rajan

Raghuram Rajan is the Katherine Dusak Miller Distinguished Service Professor of Finance at Chicago Booth. He was the 23rd Governor of the Reserve Bank of India between September 2013 and September 2016. Between 2003 and 2006, Dr. Rajan was the Chief Economist and Director of Research at the International Monetary Fund.

Ernesto Zedillo

Global strategist and respected leader throughout the world, Ernesto Zedillo is an expert in globalization and emerging markets in Central and South America.

Nina Easton

Author, TV commentator, and Fortune conference chair Nina Easton has decades of experience interviewing CEOs, global leaders, and politicians–producing compelling and authentic narratives on stage. In her speeches exploring the intersection of Washington politics and the global economy, she draws on decades of award-winning coverage of national elections, political movements, presidential administrations, and financial crises.

Patricia Sellers

With unmatched access to the greatest business leaders from the past three decades, Patricia Sellers has emerged as an authority on leadership and navigating the right path to career success.

ER Doctor Urges Healthcare Leaders To Step Outside Of Their Office

(Fierce Healthcare) – As an emergency department physician, Sampson Davis, M.D., knows firsthand the challenges of trying to improve care for underserved communities and tackle healthcare disparities.

Sir David Adjaye

Sir David Adjaye OBE is recognized as a leading architect of his generation. His ingenious use of materials and his sculptural ability established him as an architect with an artist’s sensibility and vision.

Patty McCord

Patty McCord brings the Silicon Valley concepts of fresh ideas and innovation and applies them to rethinking the way we work. She challenges norms and invites us to reconsider the idea of “best practices.”

Dan Pallota

As the founder of Pallotta TeamWorks, which invented the multiday AIDSRides and Breast Cancer 3-Day, Dan Pallotta has a mission to empower nonprofits to operate with the same economic freedoms given to businesses.

Linda Kaplan Thaler

A celebrated author and television personality, Linda Kaplan Thaler is responsible for some of America’s most famous, relevant and touching advertising campaigns in the industry, including the Aflac duck and the daring “Yes, Yes, Yes” campaign for Clairol Herbal Essences.

Robert Safian

Robert Safian is editor-in-chief and managing director of the influential, award-winning business magazine Fast Company and its digital and live-event affiliates. He oversees all editorial operations and plays a key role in guiding the enterprise’s advertising, marketing and consumer-engagement efforts. Under Safian’s leadership, Fast Company has received numerous accolades, including the highly coveted National Magazine […]

Greg McKeown

Greg McKeown is a thought-leader and a true entrepreneur in the business world. With an extraordinary understanding of the factors that make people and businesses successful, he gives keynotes all around the world, sharing his insights on high performance, leadership, and innovation.

Ben Casnocha

The employer-employee relationship is broken, and managers face a seemingly impossible dilemma. Ben Casnocha shares the solution with audiences and helps them understand that employees are not family or free agents but allies.

Mick Ebeling

Honored as one of the Top 50 Most Creative People and a Muhammad Ali Humanitarian of the Year Award winner, Mick Ebeling is a film/ television/ commercial producer, philanthropist, technology trailblazer, author, entrepreneur and public speaker. Ebeling is CEO of Not Impossible, an organization that develops creative solutions to address real-world problems.

Chris Riddell

Chris Riddell is a global pattern hunter, discovering and identifying how humans are changing and adapting to high speed change, and unlocking insights for businesses and leaders in today’s highly disrupted digital world.

When Living is the Only Option

(The Peace Times) – Cutting class with friends is not always the best option when trying graduate, but for Dr. Sampson Davis it was the beginning of the rest of his life.

Nancy Frates

A distinguished businesswoman in her own right, Nancy Frates is the mother behind the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, the very apex of viral philanthropy, and a leader in the ALS community. Driven by the unacceptability of her son’s prognosis, Nancy Frates has utilized her business acumen, communication skills and mama bear drive to network, advocate […]

Vivek Wadhwa

Called “Silicon Valley’s most provocative voice” for his ideas on technology trends, globalization, U.S. competitiveness and the future, Vivek Wadhwa’s work puts him at the heart of where innovations—technological and otherwise—are being developed that will change the very way that we work and live.

Tommy Spaulding

Tommy Spaulding’s keynote addresses inspire audiences and teach them how to achieve unprecedented professional and personal success by forming deeper, more authentic relationships with customers, employees, clients, and other key stakeholders.

Jack Uldrich

Jack Uldrich is a renowned global futurist and the best-­selling author of eleven books. He is a frequent guest on national media and regularly appears on the Science Channel’s television program, “FutureScape” and the Discovery Channel show “Inside Out.” He is a prolific speaker on technology, change management and leadership and has addressed Fortune 100 […]

Pandit Dasa

Pandit Dasa is a Mindful Leadership Expert, motivational keynote speaker and author. Pandit inspires organizations to create a mindful workplace culture by encouraging his audiences to lead by example, appreciate the contributions of their colleagues, communicate mindfully and manage one’s emotions. He helps organizations develop workplace happiness, employee engagement and retention. Audiences are engaged in […]

Trish Regan

One of the most internationally recognized faces in business news, Trish Regan was a Fox Business News anchor for five years and is a featured columnist in the world’s most widely read newspaper, USA Today. A sought after public speaker, Regan brings an informed viewpoint to her audience based, in part, on her access to […]

Sean Spicer

Before the former White House Press Secretary made his mark as one of the most recognized staffers in the Trump administration, Sean Spicer built a decades-long career in Republican politics, witnessing and shaping the inner workings of Washington, DC, from every vantage point–as a House of Representatives communicator, Assistant U.S. Trade Representative, Republican National Committee […]

Jennifer McCrea

For more than 25 years, Jennifer McCrea has helped philanthropists, board members, and non-profit leaders think more creatively and strategically about ways to address some of the most pressing needs on the planet. Clients have included Acumen Fund,, Council on Foreign Relations, Teach for America, Witness, Columbia University School of Public Health, Mercy Corps, […]

John Danner

John Danner is a thought leader, Wall Street Journal and Amazon bestselling author, trusted adviser and respected teacher at the intersection of leadership, innovation, strategy and entrepreneurship. For over four decades, John has helped senior business, nonprofit and government executives around the world navigate rapidly changing environments like high tech, healthcare, energy, financial services, and […]

Chris Kuenne

Fascinated by the question of what motivates people to act as they do in a commercial context, he built Rosetta into the largest privately held digital marketing firm in the world. At Rosetta, Chris and his colleagues translated insights about customer motivation into personalized sales and marketing techniques designed to accelerate growth. In 2011, Chris […]

Cat Greenleaf

The four-time Emmy Award-winning NBC/USA celebrity chat series Talk Stoop with Cat Greenleaf is shot on the steps of her Brooklyn brownstone. She reimagined her family home in upstate New York into a wedding and event space, The Catskill Mountain House, where she now works with women’s organizations hosting wellness and leadership retreats. And from […]

The Deep Roots and Long Branches of Chinese Technonationalism

(Macro Polo) – Among the most contentious issues now pitting Beijing against its economic partners is China’s seemingly boundless pursuit of cutting-edge strategic technologies.

The Global Insider: August 2017

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Boris Epshteyn Talks Sinclair Move, ‘Serious’ Journalism and ‘Hysteria’ Around Trump

(Variety) – Boris Epshteyn was a ubiquitous presence on cable news during the 2016 presidential race, articulating the vision and values of the Trump campaign in his role as a top communications aide.

Tomi Lahren: Why does Hollywood hate Trump?

(Fox Business) – Great America Alliance senior communication advisor Tomi Lahren on debating with comedian Chelsea Handler at Politicon.

Leaders Are Made Not Born: Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina

(The Street) – Carly Fiorina is a survivor. Of breast cancer. Of the loss of a child. Of media scrutiny. So even when life has posed professional challenges, she has learned to to rise back up. She is a litany of firsts, including the first women to run as a GOP candidate for president.

Republican leadership needs to explain health care to American people: Alex Azar

(Fox Business) – Fmr. HHS Deputy Secretary Alex Azar on whether Congress can use the health care delay to promote the bill and how insurance companies will be affected.

Dr. Sanjay Gupta’s take on Is McCain’s Recovery Time Longer than initially Thought?

(CNN) – Dr. Sanjay Gupta’s take on Is McCain’s Recovery Time Longer than initially Thought?

Steve Israel: Most people would NOT have taken that meeting

(CNN) – President Trump said that “most people would’ve taken that meeting” with Natalia Veselnitskaya, described in bombshell emails released by Donald Trump Jr. as a “Russian government attorney” who was offering dirt on Hillary Clinton.

Mosul Is Liberated—But Not Yet Free

(Tablet) – Who will rebuild the destroyed Iraqi city? Who will shepherd the refugees to safety? Who will reward the Kurds with the regionally stabilizing state they deserve?

How Will America’s Next-Generation ICBM Improve Nuclear Deterrence?

(The Cipher Brief) – The Cipher Brief spoke to former Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James to learn more about why this new program is necessary to U.S. national security and how the current fiscal environment could affect this and other Air Force programs.

Santorum: Trump needs to step up on health care

(CNN) – The State of the Union panel: Rick Santorum, Jen Psaki, Nina Turner and Rep. Scott Taylor, tackle the ongoing health care fight on Capitol Hill with Dana Bash.

The Global Insider: July 2017

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Could new economic pressure change North Korea’s ambitions?

(PBS News Hour) – When it comes to facing the threat of North Korea, there are no easy answers and few good options.

Introducing MacroPolo—dynamic new digital platform “Decodes China’s Economic Arrival”

Dear fellow China-watcher, I’m tremendously excited to announce the launch of MacroPolo, a new initiative from the in-house think tank of the Paulson Institute at the University of Chicago. Brought to you by a dedicated team of seasoned analysts, our aim is to decode China’s economic arrival for you across multiple dimensions. Few events will be as defining—or disruptive—as how […]

Tips For Nailing Your Chatbot Content Strategy As An Advantage

(Forbes) – Chatbots have received somewhat of a mixed response since they hit the market at scale – both praised for the ease with which they can offer customer service for instance, yet critiqued for their lack of true intelligence.

CU President David Bossie appears on Fox News

(Fox News) – Citizens United President David Bossie

Terror grips Europe: Why not the US?

(Fox Business) – Former CIA Covert Operations Officer Mike Baker discusses Europe’s terrorism problems.

Psaki: Democrats, don’t lose your cool over Georgia vote

(CNN) – Democrats wanted a win in the House special election in Georgia Tuesday. And many think they need a win in a special election this cycle. They don’t.

Trump’s not ready for a crisis

(Politico) – Inside the 18-acre White House compound, the National Security Council process—making key decisions and overseeing their execution—is still in transition nearly five months after President Trump took office.

Niall Ferguson on the Globalisation and the Liberal Democratic Idea

(Central European University) – CEU’s Rethinking Open Society project brings leading thinkers to CEU to examine open society, its history, its achievements and failures, and its future prospects in a political environment that challenges its ideals.

Why I Joined the Samasource Board of Directors

(Medium) – I joined the board of Samasource to help Leila Janah and her team accomplish this mission, but I also joined because I believe Samasource is at the forefront of the future of work.

Dr. Sanjay Gupta Explores U.S. Opioid Crisis, Reintroduces Viewers to Haiti in Summer 2017

(TVNewser) – Politics might be all the rage right now, but CNN’s chief medical correspondent and acclaimed neurosurgeon Dr. Sanjay Gupta has a number of stories coming up that take a look at some of the most relevant domestic and global health-related issues today.

Dr. Sanjay Gupta: The man who inspired me to be more selfless

(CNN) – In the immediate aftermath of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti that left 220,000 people dead and 1.5 million displaced, the world responded, pledging more than $13 billion in aid to the devastated country. It was an extraordinary number, and one that still gets Dr. Paul Farmer a little choked up.

Michael Veltri

Michael Veltri is a battle-hardened entrepreneur, nationwide bestselling author, and top-rated leadership keynote speaker on a mission to teach successful professionals better decision-making skills to achieve exponential leadership growth and business transformation. The ideal intersection between motivation and practicality, Michael creates dynamic, must-attend keynote speeches, breakout sessions, and workshops that masterfully fuse inspiring wisdom with […]

An Attack on Congress and Baseball

(The New York Times) – It wasn’t just an attack on members of Congress and their staff and police protective details but on one of the few vestiges of bipartisanship left in Congress: baseball.

‘Understanding Trump’ by Newt Gingrich

(The Washington Times) – Given that Mr. Gingrich is both a historian with an earned doctorate and also a former Speaker of the House, he brings a unique perspective on any topic he chooses to write on. Combining historical awareness with public policy wonkishness, his prose sounds just like he talks — which is to say, both interesting and informative.

Trump in the Snares of Dialectics

(Huffington Post) – Leaving the Paris Agreement is like Brexit: It’ll take years. The rest of Trump’s term, at least.

Donald Trump’s Michael Bay

(BuzzFeed News) – Brad Parscale isn’t a mysterious strategist like Steve Bannon. He doesn’t live on TV like Kellyanne Conway. He’s not even all that into politics. But the digital marketing specialist’s loyalty to Donald Trump, his children, and his brand earned Parscale a central role in a winning White House campaign. How far will loyalty lead him?

Matt Schlapp

Matt Schlapp has more than twenty years of government, corporate and political experience, beginning his executive branch experience in 2001 as President George W. Bush’s Deputy Assistant and Political Director. During his tenure at the White House, Schlapp advised the President, the Vice President, members of the cabinet, senior White House staff and maintained extensive contact […]

The Global Insider: June 2017

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Secretary Deborah Lee James

Deborah Lee James is a business leader and the 23rd Secretary of the Air Force.  As only the second woman to ever lead a military service, she became the civilian CEO of a 660,000 person, $139 billion enterprise during a time of unprecedented political divisiveness and major threats to the US overseas. She also handled […]

A political surge is what’s needed in Afghanistan

(The Hill) – As the Trump Administration considers options to break the stalemate in the 15-year war in Afghanistan, it is important to look beyond military approaches. 

Newt Gingrich: Lock up the leakers

(Fox News) – This destructive lawlessness is reinforced, fed, and strengthened by the elite media’s hunger for sensational stories at the expense of the safety and security of our country and of our allies.

Former U.S. Ambassador Responds To Trump’s Rhetoric On NATO

(NPR) – NPR’s Audie Cornish speaks with Gen. Douglas Lute, who was the U.S. ambassador to NATO until January, about Trump’s visit to NATO, and how his comments square with his past statements about the alliance.

The Message NATO Needs to Hear From Trump

(Foreign Policy) – Last July, the 28 leaders of NATO’s member states met in Warsaw, Poland, to confront the most severe challenges to security in Europe since the end of the Cold War.

Here’s why Steve Wozniak used to wait in line overnight for new Apple products

(Business Insider) – Of all the Apple products that had lines — the earlier iPhones, the earlier iPads, yes I always waited in line overnight. Something inspiring in me, something said, “This is a big, important deal.”

Ayaan Hirsi Ali: Trump must tackle Saudi fanaticism when he’s in Riyadh

(Fox News) – As he leaves behind a maelstrom of domestic political troubles, President Trump must be one of the few people in the world who goes to the Middle East for some peace. However, the region badly needs some of Trump’s characteristic disruption.

Trump taps Callista Gingrich to be ambassador to the Vatican

(Fox News) – The Trump administration has tapped the wife of former House Speaker Newt Gingrich to be the next U.S. ambassador to the Vatican.

Good riddance to James Comey, Obama’s enabler

(The Hill) – I have to hand it to the Democrats; they had a good week.

Trump, master of the media, needs some work on the messaging

(The Washington Times) – President Trump and his team need to exercise some message control.

The Broken Senate Is the Last Bulwark Against Obamacare Repeal

(Washington Monthly) – The Tea Party infected the House in 2010, but the Senate is the political institution that has declined the longest and failed the worst.

Labrador booed over ‘nobody dies’ comment

(CNN) – Jake Tapper discusses this past week in politics with the State of the Union panel of Bakari Sellers, Rep. Marsha Blackburn, Jen Psaki, and Amanda Carpenter

CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent On Need For Essential Health Benefits: “People Don’t Know What They Need Until They Need It”

(Media Matters) – A lot of people don’t know what they need until they need it. So, that’s part of the problem. That’s the nature of insurance. So, if you don’t have certain things in the health benefits and then all of a sudden you need them, your insurance plan hasn’t done you any good.

Dr. Sanjay Gupta Speaks on How The New Health Care Bill Impacts You.

(CNN) – CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta Speaks on How The New Health Care Bill Impacts You.

Gingrich’s Advice To Republicans On Selling Health Care Bill

(Fox News) – Former speaker of the House Newt Gingrich says communication with constituents is key.

Gingrich’s Advice To Republicans On Selling Health Care Bill

(Fox News) – Former speaker of the House Newt Gingrich says communication with constituents is key.

When will Hillary Clinton grow up and take responsibility?

(The Hill) – The failure to accept responsibility is a growing problem in society and pushed in particular by progressives.

The Global Insider: May 2017

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America’s Middle Class: ‘It’s Hard To Find Real Opportunity’

(Market Watch) – Sheila Bair, the president of Washington College and former chair of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, reveals how stagnant wage growth has affected today’s middle class.

Carly Fiorina – On Leadership

(White Hart Insight) – Carly Fiorina shares valuable thoughts on leadership and her experience.

Is Senate the biggest obstacle to GOP health care?

(Fox Business) – Alex Azar, former Lilly USA President and former HHS Deputy Secretary, on Republican efforts to reform health care.

Russia: What to Know and Expect Next

With Russia making every news headline daily, Americans are at a loss on what to expect, who to trust, and what they should be doing to make sure they are protected.

Coulter the latest target of liberal attack on free speech

By Mercedes Schlapp (original source The Washington Times)  “Liberals ready and willing to resort to violence in support of their views have just won a round in their war to suppress free speech in America. After much back and forth, conservative commentator Ann Coulter has canceled a speech at University of California, Berkeley primarily because […]

How Newt Gingrich became the go-to interview for every story about the Trump White House

(The Washington Post) – In a time where everyone is trying to figure out what’s going on in the mind and administration of our president, Gingrich has become one of the hottest dial-a-quotes around.

One powerful weapon to use against North Korea

(The Washington Post) – In dealing with North Korea, the Trump administration should look to Iran. Specifically, it should take a page out of the Obama administration’s Iran sanctions playbook and apply against North Korea the tool used successfully to bring Iran to the nuclear negotiating table — “secondary sanctions” on those who do business with the regime.

RED Collective: Paul Nicklen | Sea Legacy

(RED Digital Camera) – Paul Nicklen has dedicated his life to being an advocate for the Earth’s threatened polar regions. Paul uses the Sea Legacy Foundation to bring awareness to the species and ecosystems currently in peril due to climate change through immersive, visual storytelling.

Diversity in the Workplace

Diversity of thought, background and style leads to better decision-making and ultimately better organizations. Below is a small sample of the WWSG thought leaders available to speak on diversity in the workplace.

Governor Pat McCrory

As governor of our nation’s 9th most populous state, Pat’s leadership skills helped accomplish successful tax reform, transportation reform, paying off debt owed to the federal government, teacher pay raises and a bond referendum to support universities, parks and the National Guard.

Are we on the brink of a second Korean War?

(Boston Globe) – Am I surprised that we are back on the brink, after all these years? No. At the beginning of February, ahead of a conference in Arizona, I was asked to make a five-year prediction. This was what I came up with…

3 critical things everyone needs to know about Trump’s Syria airstrikes

(Fox) – There are some fascinating parallels between President Trump’s decisive but low-key military response to the Syrian chemical attack and President Reagan’s equally decisive but low-key response to provocation by Libya in 1981.

The big one is coming, and it’s going to be a flu pandemic

(CNN) – Experts say we are “due” for one. When it happens, they tell us, it will probably have a greater impact on humanity than anything else currently happening in the world.

The Global Insider: April 2017

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Newt Gingrich: Six ways Congress can make room for tax cuts that will create more jobs

(Fox News) – President Reagan left us with many useful lessons in his 1989 farewell address. Earlier this week, I related Reagan’s words to the health bill failure last Friday. But today, a different passage from his speech caused me to rethink the current approach to tax reform.

U.S. & China Relations

As China continues to export uncertainty into the global economy, allow Worldwide Speakers Group thought leaders to bring a level of certainty back into the equation.

Matt Schlapp: 5 lessons Trump, Ryan must learn from healthcare debate

(The Hill) – I had the opportunity to appear on “Real Time with Bill Maher” last week, and he asked me right out of the gate if I could understand why so many Americans are on edge.

Why Former Navy Secretary Ray Mabus Is Joining a Venture Capital Firm

(Fortune) – I spoke with Mabus, who told me he plans to help GV portfolio companies scale their teams, instill cultures, and run large organizations.

China’s ICBC appoints former FDIC chief Bair as independent director

(Fox Business) – Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Ltd (ICBC) has appointed Sheila Bair, the former head of the U.S. Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), as an independent non-executive director.

Robby Mook

Robby Mook is a nationally recognized political strategist, who has organized winning organizations at the local, state and national level.  Mook served as Campaign Manager for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign, where he built a $1 billion, 50-state, 3,500 person organization. Robby is now a political contributor at CBS.

Former PM Harper at AIPAC: BDS Movements Pose Greatest Threat to Israel

(PJ Media) – “What is the difference between our values and Israel? None,” he said. What’s different, Harper added, is while they face similar threats “Israel is much closer to those threats than we are.”

Canada’s Misguided ‘Islamophobia’ Fixation

(Commentary Magazine) – Last Thursday, the Canadian Parliament voted overwhelmingly for a motion to condemn Islamophobia, as proposed by rookie Liberal MP Iqra Khalid.

Newt Gingrich on Nunes’ surveillance revelations

(Fox News) – Former House speaker shares his reaction on ‘Hannity’

CNN Films Debuts UNSEEN ENEMY for World Health Day Presentation

(CNN) – UNSEEN ENEMY, about the potential looming crisis of disease pandemics, will debut as a CNN Films broadcast for a World Health Day presentation Friday, April 7

Newt Gingrich: An important, first step towards a next generation health care system

(Fox News Opinion) – The ObamaCare repeal bill Republicans presented this week is an important, first step toward achieving a next generation health care system in America.

Ex-Hillary Clinton Campaign Manager: What I Wish I Knew About Russian Hacks

(Fortune) – I ran a $1 billion start-up called HFACC, Inc., more commonly known as Hillary for America. Hacking was a problem for us, as most people reading this probably know.

The impact of President Trump’s regulatory reform

(Fox Business) – Citizens United President David Bossie on the impact of President Trump’s regulatory reform.

Bernard-Henri Lévy

Bernard-Henri Lévy is a French philosopher and one of the most esteemed and bestselling writers in Europe. He is the author of over 30 books, including works of philosophy, fiction, and biography. Lévy gained renown for his documentary film about the Bosnian conflict, Bosna!, in 1994. His most recent books include; “The Genius of Judaism,” […]

The Global Insider: March 2017

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David Bossie, Charlie Spies

(Politico) – There are any number of reasons for this cycle’s unwieldy and dynamic GOP field of 17 candidates and the primary circus they are only just embarking on, but David Bossie and Charlie Spies are certainly one.

Gingrich: ‘Fake News’ Phenomenon Is ‘Extraordinarily Dangerous’

(Fox News Insider) – Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) said Monday on “Hannity” that “fake news” is a threat to honest discourse “because it teaches people things that aren’t true.”

David Bossie at CPAC: ‘Elections Have Consequences’

(Breibart) – Donald Trump’s former deputy campaign manager David Bossie spoke at CPAC on Saturday, recalling the historic election and discussing the future of the administration.

My Night in Town Hall Hell

(The New York Times) – Unruly crowds at town halls are taking members of Congress by surprise. Many are so intimidated that they are refusing to show up.

Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak Mentors And Mixes With HPU Students

(High Point University) – Apple Co-founder and High Point University’s Innovator in Residence Steve Wozniak returned to campus today for a series of micro sessions with students.

How Do You Solve a Problem Like Sharia?

(The AHA Foundation) – As a moral and legal code, sharia law is among the most dehumanising, demeaning and degrading for women ever devised by man.

My unsolicited advice for Sean Spicer, Kellyanne Conway and the team

(CNN) – During my eight years in the Obama administration, there was an offhand comment uttered from time to time in the hallway after something went off the rails, “It’s a communications problem.”

White House Jennifer Psaki: Eroded trust led to Flynn’s dismissal

(CNN) – Former White House Communications Director Jennifer Psaki offers insight on Michael Flynn’s departure from the Trump Cabinet.

White House Jennifer Psaki: Eroded trust led to Flynn’s dismissal

Former White House Communications Director Jennifer Psaki offers insight on Michael Flynn’s departure from the Trump Cabinet.

Tomi Lahren – The Left Is Fine With ‘Going Low,’ Attacking Trump’s Family – Fox News

Tomi Lahren – The Left Is Fine With ‘Going Low,’ Attacking Trump’s Family – Fox News

The Battle for Global Banking Regulations

(The European Business Daily) – The United States and European Union are caught in heated combat over how banks should calculate credit risks worldwide. If they don’t come to an agreement, the global banking system risks a collapse.

Tomi Lahren: I Don’t Play the Left’s Game

(Fox Nation) – Tomi Lahren has seen her visibility increase markedly in the past year. Her conservative beliefs and early support of President Trump first made headlines, but it was her debate with “Daily Show” host Trevor Noah last November that put her in the middle of the great Trump debate.

The ‘Intolerant Left’: ‘I’m Getting Under Their Skin & I Love It’

(Fox News Insider) – Tomi Lahren, a rising star in the world of conservative commentary, joined Sean Hannity tonight to discuss her political views and how she deals with attacks from the left.

I ran Clinton’s campaign, and I fear Russia is meddling with more than elections

(The Guardian) – Vladimir Putin wants to extend his influence beyond the ballot box and into the very fabric of our public life. We must take action before it’s too late

What the NFL could learn about drug testing from the UFC

(CNN) – Is the NFL doing enough to test for PEDs?

Tomi Lahren blasts Berkeley protesters as ‘militant herd of triggered crybabies’

(AOL) – Tomi Lahren blasted University of California, Berkeley protesters as a “militant herd of triggered crybabies” for causing chaos that forced the school to evacuate Breitbart editor Milo Yiannapoulos before he was scheduled to speak earlier this week.

Neil Pasricha

Neil is the New York Times bestselling author of The Happiness Equation and The Books of Awesome. His books have published in over a dozen languages, spent seven years and counting on bestseller lists, and sold millions of copies. A Harvard MBA and one of the most popular TED speakers of all time, Neil spent […]

Russell Simmons: Trump contradicts the American Dream

The hip hop mogul sold drugs “like everybody else in the neighorhood” until he found music. Rush Communications’ CEO takes CNNMoney’s Cristina Alesci back to his humble beginnings.

Ayaan Hirsi Ali on Women’s march against Donald Trump

Ayaan Hirsi Ali on Women’s march against Donald Trump

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James Mitchell

Dr. James E. Mitchell served as an interrogator for the CIA from August 2002 through January 2009. Dr. Mitchell led the development of the CIA’s enhanced interrogation program after 9/11 and was a primary interrogator from its inception.  In his presentation, Mitchell offers a look inside the minds of those trying to destroy America.

The Global Insider: February 2017

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IU’s MoneySmarts partners with Pete the Planner to help students make smart financial decisions

(IU Newsroom) – The Indiana University Office of Financial Literacy and its award-winning MoneySmarts financial wellness program are taking a bold new step to help students at IU and across the country: developing a comprehensive yet practical financial wellness platform to help students make informed financial decisions.

The failure of elite wisdom

(Live Mint) – A day before the inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th president of the US on 20 January, the former prime minister of Canada, Stephen Harper, gave a keynote address on foreign policy in New Delhi.

Gingrich, Giuliani to lead group pushing Trump’s agenda

(Politico) – Great America Alliance will also be run by two Republican strategists, Ed Rollins and Eric Beach.

They took a risk for the US — and Trump’s ban leaves them in the cold

(CNN) – President Trump’s executive order banning refugees and others from entering the United States damages many; but none worse than a small group of Muslims who were willing to sacrifice their lives aiding our troops: language translators in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Maajid Points Out Huge Flaw With Trump’s “Extreme Vetting”

(Leading Britain’s Conversation) – Trump has halted the issuing of visas to a number of mainly Muslim countries. Here Maajid Nawaz points out a huge flaw in the US President’s logic.

Q&A with former Congressman Allen West

(The Missouri Times) – Former Congressman and retired Army Lt. Col. Allen West will be heading to the Show Me State in two weeks, where he’ll be the keynote speaker at the Missouri Cattlemen’s Association’s ‘Straight Talk’ event.

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Cox Communications | Cox at CES | Artificial Intelligence 101: Where we are, where we’re headed

At CES 2017, Ben Parr talks about the state of AI and how it impacts consumers

What are Carly Fiorina’s Pro-Life Expectations for President Trump?

Former Presidential Candidate Carly Fiorina tells EWTN Pro-Life Weekly’s Catherine Szeltner what her pro-life expectations are for President Donald J. Trump. She also shares how pro-lifers can keep him accountable to his promises and what she thinks about the modern feminist movement.

“Pick the boss who will teach you the most”: Career advice from former Treasury secretary Henry Paulson

(Quartz) – Henry Paulson turned down one of the highest posts in the U.S. government—Secretary of the Treasury—three times before he realized what was holding him back.

Allen West analyzes President Trump’s realignment of trade and foreign policy

Allen West analyzes President Trump’s realignment of trade and foreign policy

Carly Fiorina reacts to the Women’s March on Washington

Carly Fiorina reacts to the Women’s March on Washington

Carly Fiorina Says ‘We Need To Give Every President A Chance’

(Original source NPR)  “MICHEL MARTIN, HOST: We’re spending this hour checking on the women’s marches taking place in cities around the U.S. and around the world as hundreds of thousands of people react to the inauguration of Donald Trump as president of the United States. But we also want to share a reaction from a […]

Downton Abbey is open for business: Lord and Lady Carnarvon re-open Highclere Castle to the public

(Daily Mail) – While viewers have long-since waved goodbye to Lord and Lady Grantham, life goes on for the real-life Downton Abbey family.

The Congress/English Dictionary

(The New York Times) – His supporters may adore him for “saying what everyone thinks,” but President-elect Donald J. Trump is about to confront the indecipherable jargon of Capitol Hill, which will go well beyond his 140-character norm.

Newt Gingrich: A “Trumpian” approach to balancing the budget

(Fox News) – As a candidate, Donald Trump repeatedly stated that balancing the budget would be a goal of his administration.

Trump Presidency Could Lead To More ‘Stable’ U.S. Foreign Policy

(CBC News) – Former prime minister Stephen Harper says he is taking a “glass half full” approach to the ascendancy of Donald Trump to the White House, while acknowledging the U.S. election is to blame for a great deal of uncertainty.

Asia-Pacific nervous, waiting to see what Trump will do in office: Locke

(CNBC) – There’s “a lot of nervousness” in the entire Asia-Pacific region ahead of U.S. president-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration later in the global day, said former U.S. ambassador to China, Gary Locke.

A Former Obama Staffer Makes A VERY Good Point About The Women’s March

(Refinery 29) – The march shouldn’t be a moment to rest and celebrate. It should be a warm up.

Donald Trump masters the art of the unexpected

(Financial Times) – As Donald Trump’s inauguration approaches, people around the world are struggling to understand the inhabitants of the newest Trump Tower, the one at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington DC. To comprehend the novel scene, they should view Mr Trump as an independent, not as a Republican.

Paul Nicklen

Paul Nicklen lives a life of art, purpose and adventure, combining a career as an assignment photographer for National Geographic Magazine and founder of his own conservation society, SeaLegacy. In addition to being one of the world’s most acclaimed nature photographers, Paul is an acclaimed polar specialist, speaker, author, conservationist, National Geographic Fellow, and a regular contributor […]

Mark Kennedy

Kennedy’s unmatched range of experiences as a senior executive at Macy’s, U.S. Congressman, trade advisor for both Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama, and President of the University of North Dakota has convinced him life is a game of addition – in business, education, economics, geopolitics and politics.

Mark Jeffries

Former stockbroker Mark Jeffries has become a much sought-after Keynote Speaker and leading event Moderator/MC across USA, Canada and Europe. Mark has spoken in front of more than 100,000 event delegates, published two books, appeared on Network TV numerous times and now launches his innovative e-learning course – “The Art of Business Influence – Selling […]

Russia’s D.N.C. Hack Was Only the Start

(The New York Times) – Imagine the headlines if, in 2015, Russian agents had leapt out of a van at 2 a.m. in Southeast Washington and broken into the Democratic National Committee offices using sophisticated tools and techniques to steal tens of thousands of documents, including the names and Social Security numbers of donors and employees, and confidential memorandums about campaign strategy for the presidential election.

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Newt, Trump’s inconvenient truth-teller

(Politico) – The former House speaker is one of the few surrogates openly willing to flout the Trump transition party line. And Trump is usually OK with that.

Clash of the Titans

(The Wall Street Journal) – Competition between China and America, two immensely proud nations, is inevitable. The challenge is staving off global catastrophe. Former Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott reviews “The End of the Asian Century” by Michael R. Auslin.

Steve Israel

Steve Israel served in the House of Representatives for sixteen years – six as the Democrats chief political and message strategist.  President Bill Clinton called him “one of the most thoughtful Members of the House of Representatives.” An acclaimed political satirist and novelist, the Washington Post called his work “so spirited and funny.” He is […]

The Global Insider: January 2017

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The Honorable Ray Mabus

Secretary Ray Mabus is the 75th United States Secretary of the Navy, the longest to serve as leader of the Navy and Marine Corps since World War I. He has been a disrupter and a change leader throughout his career, from attacking entrenched public corruption as Mississippi’s State Auditor in the early 1980s to revolutionizing […]

Formerly conjoined twins leave hospital

(CNN) – Jadon and Anias McDonald were born sharing 1.5 centimeters of brain tissue and were separated two months ago. CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports on their latest milestone.

A Missed Opportunity for Even Greater U.S. Influence

(The New York Times) – Today’s new conventional wisdom is that trade is bad politics. But the fall of the Soviet Union showed that U.S. security requires economic policies that encourage America’s private sector dynamism as well as military means. The economic and strategic potential of the U.S. to shape the future world order through a strong global trade policy may be an opportunity lost.

Newt Gingrich: Trump was willing to describe reality

(Fox News) – The former House speaker shares his thoughts on ‘Hannity’

Why Diplomats Are Agog at Trump’s Ambassador to Israel

(Wall Street Journal) – The foreign service resents any outsiders who leapfrog to the top—no matter their skills and qualifications.

Not Since Nixon Has a U.S. President Faced Such a Tough China Challenge

(National Interest) – For most of the past four decades, American presidents have presumed that a “successful” China would be good for the United States. But this is no longer the case.

Reiff: Trump Operative Warns California on ‘Collision Course’

(Voice of OC) – Costa Mesa political consultant Eric Beach, a 39-year-old “boy wonder” who ran a key super PAC that helped to elect Donald Trump, has a message for Californians despondent or defiant over a Trump presidency: Get over it.

Dealing With a Reluctant Power

(Foreign Affairs) – The bottom line is that Washington spends far too much time and energy reacting to China’s moves. Instead, it should be active and exploit U.S. strengths, such as technology, innovation, and connections to global capital markets, as it works with a diverse array of Asian partners to help balance China’s growing influence.

What’s Trump’s agenda? Newt has some ideas.

(Yahoo) – “I have a job,” Newt Gingrich told me this week, when I asked him if there was a job he might accept in the new administration. “I have a full-time job reconceptualizing the way Republican government will occur.”

Former Treasury Secretary Paulson: Be ready to change course

(Bloomberg) – Henry Paulson turned down one of the highest posts in the U.S. government — Secretary of the Treasury — three times before he realized what was holding him back.

Tomi Lahren: Young, Vocal and the Right’s Rising Media Star

(The New York Times) – Tomi Lahren, a 24-year-old conservative commentator, had left her bubble of more than 4.3 million followers on social media last week to appear in front of the progressive, diverse audience that attends the weeknight tapings of “The Daily Show With Trevor Noah” in Manhattan.

Watch Trevor Noah, Tomi Lahren’s Fierce Debate On Black Lives Matter

(Rolling Stone) – ‘Daily Show’ host spars with conservative host about political protests, Donald Trump supporters, Colin Kaepernick

The Global Insider: December 2016

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Kyra Phillips

An award-winning journalist, Phillips joined CNN in 1999 and moved to HLN in 2012 to anchor Raising America with Kyra Phillips, a daily interactive, investigative program that focused on news impacting the modern American family and in August 2012, she led the network’s 2012 election coverage. Phillips is now a correspondent for the CNN investigative […]

Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak Continues Work With Students

(High Point University) – Steve Wozniak, Apple co-founder and High Point University’s Innovator in Residence, checked in with High Point University students on Friday regarding a project he began with the students back in April.

Former top US envoy to China Gary Locke on Trump, trade and strategic mistrust

(South China Morning Post) – In an interview this week, former US ambassador to China Gary Locke expressed concerns about many aspects of US president-elect Donald Trump’s possible trade and foreign policies.

Dr. Sanjay Gupta Hopes We Don’t Go Backwards on Obamacare

(Late Night with Seth Meyers) – Dr. Gupta talks to Seth about the strengths and weaknesses of Obamacare and the risks of repealing.

Allen West on Trump’s illegal immigration plan

(Fox Business) – National Center for Policy Analysis Executive Director Lt. Col. Allen West (Ret.) on President-elect Trump’s illegal immigration plan.

Susan Solovic

A woman of many talents, Susan Wilson Solovic is an award-winning serial entrepreneur, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, top 100 and USA Today bestselling author, media personality, sought-after keynote speaker, and attorney.

Trump’s Victory Shows ‘This Wasn’t A Campaign This Was A Movement’

(Dallas News) – “I was quite happy,” Lahren said Wednesday by phone. “This just goes to show this wasn’t a campaign — this was a movement. We were outspent, outnumbered, out-raised and counted out from day one, and we did it. And that says something.”

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Matt Sweetwood

Matt Sweetwood is the US CEO of beBee, a new professional social network with over 11 million worldwide users. He is well known for his innovative and transformative ideas as a marketing, social media, and business consultant. He has experienced professional and personal success as an award-winning marketer and as president of Unique Photo, through […]

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Sanjay Gupta on longevity

(Long Term Living) – Longevity is about living a healthy lifestyle and learning to focus on wellness rather than illness, said Sanjay Gupta, MD, in a keynote session at the 2016 LeadingAge Annual Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Mel Robbins

Mel Robbins is a best-selling author, internationally recognized social media influencer, and one of the most booked motivational speakers in the world. She is the creator of a powerful mind trick called the 5 Second Rule. It’s backed by science and will transform how you think, how you work, and how you live.

General Catalyst-backed Octane AI will make you a bot

(Tech Crunch) – Bots are hot. But how do you make a bot? Many businesses don’t have developers that are adept at creating them. Enter Octane AI, a newly formed startup launched by media personality Ben Parr

Newt Gingrich speaks at College of the Ozarks Fall Forum Convocation

(KSPR) – “This isn’t about whether Hilary Clinton is going to save America or Donald Trump is going to save America. This is about you,” Gingrich said.

Voto Latino Launches Innovative ‘My Ride To Vote’ Crowdfunding Campaign

(Corridor News) – Voto Latino has launched “My Ride to Vote”, a new crowdfunding campaign on Crowdpac to fund Lyft rides for voters who lack transportation access to the polls.

From public to private life: An ambassador reinvented

(The Jerusalem Post) – Almost three years ago, in January, former Canadian prime minister Stephen Harper appointed me ambassador to Israel, indescribably changing my life and that of my family.

Gokul Krishnan, PhD

Gokul Krishnan, PhD, is a learning scientist, mechanical engineer, healthcare innovator, and STEM Research Associate at WestEd.  He is the founder of Project M@CH (Makerspace at Children’s Hospital) and the creator of the “Maker Therapy” approach.

Donald Trump Is All Wrong About the U.S. Military, USAF Secretary Says

(Fortune) – Women make up approximately 19% of the United States Air Force, and one woman leads it.

The Global Insider: November 2016

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Announcing the Braigo Companion App with Shubham Banerjee

(Braigo Labs) – Braigo LabsTM and its founder, Shubham Banerjee, has created a software application that takes visual information and translates it into textual audio.

‘Too controversial’ for Fox, Dallas’ Tomi Lahren may be Facebook’s most loved and hated woman

(Dallas News) – The night of the Dallas police shooting. Five officers are dead. Thirty minutes away, Tomi Lahren sits in her suburban home with her dog. She scrolls through Twitter on her laptop, watching the news and boiling with rage.

Deborah Lee James: Learn to See the Plan A in Your Plan B

(The New York Times) – This interview with Deborah Lee James, secretary of the Air Force, was conducted and condensed by Adam Bryant.

Tim Storey

Tim Storey believes in helping people create the future they desire, and as an acclaimed author, speaker and life coach, he does just that. He is well known for inspiring and motivating people of all walks of life, from entertainment to executives, celebrities and athletes, to adults and children in the most deprived neighborhoods in […]

China needs more economic reformers to take up top jobs: Henry Paulson

(South China Morning Post) – Ex-US treasury secretary believes Xi Jinping has right idea in trying to break up state monopolies, but faces stiff resistance from vested interests

Conjoined twins after surgery: Separated and a success

(CNN) – In a CNN Exclusive, Dr. Sanjay Gupta followed the remarkable surgery of 13-month-old twins that were conjoined at the head, but are now separated.

Tomi Lahren Has Some Thoughts

(The Ringer) – The controversial conservative talking head and viral Facebook superstar is the perfect pundit for the age of Donald Trump.

Newt Gingrich: Pence won by going big. Kaine lost by going small

(Fox) – The vice presidential debate was a great example of the power of a good case reinforced by solid preparation.

Latino group registers 100,000 new voters in time for the election

(Vice News) – Voto Latino registered more than 100,000 new voters since last November and expects a “record turnout” of Latino voters in a historic presidential election that’s fraught with issues of ethnicity and immigration.

The Global Insider: October 2016

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Visit Highclere Castle even though ‘Downton Abbey’ is over

(CNN) – Even though “Downton” is no more, here are seven reasons to visit Highclere and channel your inner Lord and Lady Grantham.

Ambassador Timothy M. Broas

Timothy M. Broas is an American lawyer and diplomat. He was the United States Ambassador to the Netherlands from 2014-2016.

Sheila Bair Called the Financial Crisis. Here’s Her New Nightmare

(Bloomberg) – The former FDIC chief went up against Wall Street in 2006. To her, the nation’s $1.4 trillion student debt is the disaster around the corner.

America’s Next Crisis Manager

(Business Insider) – Leading a nation through disaster calls for honesty, calmness and resolve. Trump and Clinton have flaws, but also strengths.

The rise of Tomi Lahren, the media star lampooned as ‘white power Barbie’

(The Guardian) – The Blaze’s up-and-coming conservative TV pundit is seen by many as the new Ann Coulter – and, she says, she is #NeverHillary through and through

President Obama Is Right on the TPP

(Washington Monthly) – The Trans-Pacific Partnership will advance our values and protect our strategic interests.

Treating Psoriasis: No One-Size-Fits-All Answers

(Everyday Health) – While psoriasis is a relatively common skin disease, its physical and emotional impact on an individual is a very personal journey.

BREMMER: Donald Trump ‘is a threat to US political institutions and values’

By Pamela Engel (original source Business Insider)  “Donald Trump is often criticised for his divisive rhetoric, but geopolitical expert and Eurasia Group President Ian Bremmer thinks it could threaten the very foundation of US politics and values. “I believe @realDonaldTrump is a threat to US political institutions & values,” Bremmertweeted. “I’ve never felt that way […]

Newt Gingrich on NC Protests: “This is an American Tragedy”

(Townhall) – “Fifty-three years after Martin Luther King’s ‘I Have A Dream’ speech; eight years after the election of an African-American president…race relations are decaying in this country,” he said.

Susan G. Komen Founder: Competition is healthy for cancer research

(Yahoo Finance) – “Competition is healthy. The issue is how to collaborate,” Nancy Brinker, founder of breast cancer organization Susan G. Komen, told Yahoo Finance when discussing cancer research at the Concordia Summit in New York City.

Interview: Tomi Lahren

(Harvard Political Review) – Harvard Political Review: We’ll start where your show ends, with Final Thoughts. How do you and your team select the topics?

How to Raise Trillions for Green Investments

(The New York Times) – SAVING our planet from the worst effects of climate change won’t be cheap. A new report from the United Nations says that the world will need to mobilize $90 trillion in public and private capital over the next 15 years.

The Case for Trade, and Why American Leaders Need to Make It

(Harvard Business Review) – Trade is in trouble in U.S. politics. Both the Republican and Democratic presidential candidates, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, have blamed U.S. trade agreements for loss of jobs and a rash of economic ills.

More Exercise Needed to Experience Health Benefits, Says New Study

(Allure) – With all that’s going on in our crazy-busy lives, getting more exercise than we’d anticipated each week is always a huge moment of celebration. But a new study suggests even your most successful workout weeks might not be cutting it.

Early childhood education matters to Latinos and everyone else

(The Hill) – It is critical to ensure kids have access to safe and developmentally stimulating environments during these crucial years that will set them on a path toward a lifetime of success.

18 Under 18: Meet the Young Innovators Who Are Changing the World

(Fortune) – Braigo Labs offers low-cost Braille printers to help the visually impaired. The latest model uses Wi-Fi and Bluetooth to automatically print text from a website and translate it into Braille.

The Real Health Concerns for America

(Townhall) – There is a greater health issue that should be front and center focus for us all: the health of America.

Joseph Stiglitz: Trump Presidency Would Be A “Nightmare” — He Could “Bankrupt the Country”

By Tim Hains (original source RealClear Politics)  Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz says a Donald Trump presidency would be a “nightmare”, but that it is unlikely to happen. He also speaks about the reasons Trump has so much support: “If you look at the numbers, roughly the bottom 90% have had stagnant income over the […]

Demystifying Chinese Investment in the United States

(Paulson Institute) – For almost 40 years, the US-China economic relationship has been defined by rapidly growing bilateral trade, and it is only recently that Chinese foreign direct investment (FDI) in the United States has begun to make a strong mark.

Never Forget: Sept. 12

(The New York Times) – Americans will always remember Sept. 11, 2001. Fifteen years later, the feelings of confusion, shock and loss from the deadly attack on our country are still vivid. But the next day, Sept. 12, 2001, was also historic.

Newt Gingrich: 9/11 anniversary — 15 years of strategic defeat, dishonesty and humiliation

(Fox News) – We need a robust, courageous, and honest debate about where we are and what we need to do — 15 years after 9/11.

The Global Insider: September 2016

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NEW WWSG EXCLUSIVE: The Right Honourable Stephen Harper Worldwide Speakers Group is proud to announce exclusive representation of Prime Minister Stephen Harper for speaking and other related professional engagements. The Right Honourable Stephen Harper served as Canada’s 22nd Prime Minister from 2006 to 2015, the longest-serving Conservative Leader to hold this office since Canada’s founding Prime [...]
The Right Honourable Stephen Harper

The Right Honourable Stephen Harper led Canada through the world’s most complex geopolitical, economic and security challenges as the country’s 22nd Prime Minister. During his tenure in the world’s top forums such as the G-7 and G-20, NATO, and the United Nations, Prime Minister Harper was known for a frank, assertive leadership style defined by […]

Trump Enlists Veteran Operative D. Bossie As Deputy Campaign Manager

(The Washington Post) – David N. Bossie, the veteran conservative operative who has investigated the Clintons for more than two decades, has been named Donald Trump’s deputy campaign manager.

LaHood: Cooperation, belief in government’s role needed

(QCOnline) – Ray LaHood, the Illinois Republican who served as President Barack Obama’s first secretary of transportation, said at Augustana College here Tuesday that the gridlock in Congress will end only when more members believe government has a legitimate role.

How Presidents Can Blow It During a National Disaster

(Hudson Institute) – This summer’s bad news—floods in Louisiana, the spread of the Zika virus, police shootings, the threat of domestic terrorism—reminds us of a central challenge for any president: what to do when disaster strikes.

Interview: Steve Wozniak, Apple co-founder and inventor of the home computer

(The Conversation) – Steve Jobs was arguably the force behind the creation of Apple, but the technology came from the mind of Wozniak.

Managing Pain Without Meds

(Everyday Health) – A stimulator implanted along the spine may offer an alternative to opiods in relieving some kinds of chronic pain, like leg pain and sciatica.

Voto Latino Launches Android Version of Voter Registration App

(NBC) – Voto Latino is making it even easier for people to register to vote.

Newt Gingrich: There’s no good reason to keep the Clinton Foundation open

By Newt Gingrich (original source Fox News)  “The Clintons’ continual response to scandal is to lie, to stonewall, and above all, to blame Republicans–or as Hillary famously put it, the vast right wing conspiracy–for opposing them. On the genuinely scandalous Clinton Foundation, however, the toughest and most penetrating critiques are now coming not just from […]

Deadly Hospital Bombing Highlights an Escalating War in Yemen

(New York Times) – The bomb from the Saudi jet dropped into the middle of the hospital compound, a facility run by Doctors Without Borders, landing between the emergency room and a triage area for new patients.

Why Tomi Lahren Has Pierced Through My Democratic Heart

(Rise News) – Her intent isn’t to incite a riot, rather it’s to awake her demographic from the mainstream media news cycle we’ve grown accustom to.

The Man Behind Trump’s Bid to Finally Take Digital Seriously

(Wired) – Brad Parscale is survivor—at least in Donald Trump’s universe. Today, Parscale, Trump’s digital director, is one of the last men standing as the Trump campaign’s revolving door keeps spinning. And with 80 days left in the campaign, he’s about to get a lot busier.

How Obama’s FDA Keeps Generic Drugs Off the Market

(The Wall Street Journal) – A flurry of new regulations is raising production costs and reducing competition for branded drugs.

Braigo Labs™ Launches “Braigo™ Platform” Web Application

(Braigo Labs) – The first of its kind, the beta release is the industry’s first step toward providing an integrated software platform for the visually impaired

Not With Her, But Not With Him: The Women of the *New* GOP

​(Elle) – Rachael Combe talks to the young, conservative female (and male) activists who are looking past November—and are already at work building a Grand New Party​.​

Darria Long Gillespie, MD, MBA, FACEP

Widely renowned as an expert in making life and health better for women, Dr. Darria Long Gillespie, MD MBA is a national on-air TV health expert, author Mom Hacks, board certified Emergency Department physician and a digital health executive. Given her experience, she holds a unique, multifaceted perspective of the healthcare system. As an Emergency […]

Paying for College Has to Be Easier Than This

(Wall Street Journal) – Government policies discourage parents from saving for their children’s education.

Newt Gingrich: Two conventions, two realities and a jarring contrast

(Fox News) – They weren’t just offering two different political visions. In many ways, they were offering two radically different versions of reality.

Activists seek to stir Latinos to go to polls

(Boston Herald) – “This isn’t just about this election, this is a referendum of America’s future,” said Maria Teresa Kumar, president of the nonpartisan civic organization Voto Latino.

The STEM Education Challenge

(Townhall) – New, robust partnerships between the public and private sectors are needed today to attract and educate the young scientists, technologists, engineers and mathematicians for tomorrow.

What Does NATO Do, Anyway?

(The New Yorker) – The North Atlantic Treaty Organization, or NATO, the largest and most powerful military alliance in history, is not usually fodder for election-year politicking.

Please stop saying the Nice attacks have nothing to do with Islam

(Telegraph) – In the wake of the Nice attacks people are already saying: “But the terrorist wasn’t pious. See! It has nothing to do with Islam.”

Please stop.

David Martin

Dr. David E. Martin is the Founder and Chairman of M•CAM Inc., the international leader in innovation finance, trade, and intangible asset finance. Actively engaged in global ethical economic development, Dr. Martin’s work includes financial engineering and investment, public speaking, writing and providing financial advisory services to the majority of countries in the world.

A Tipping Point in the World of Finance

(Worldwide Tipping Point) – David and M-CAM (the organization he runs) have planted themselves within the heart of what many feel is the true darkness within our society: the financial arena.

China stresses stability, re-evaluates relationship with UK after Brexit

By Huileng Tan (original source CNBC)  “China underscored the importance of stability as it negotiates its economic transition and re-evaluates its relationship with Britain afterU.K. voters decided to leave the European Union (EU).  On Monday, Chinese premier Li Keqiang sought to reassure that China would be able to maintain economic stability this year and in […]


(Newsweek) – Bremmer is currently traveling through the U.K. and Europe to observe the runup to the EU referendum.

My take on the early Brexit winners and losers

(CNBC) – Commentary by Ian Bremmer, the president and founder of Eurasia Group.

BREMMER: Brexit is the world’s most significant political risk since the Cuban Missile Crisis

(Business Insider) – It’s official: Britain has chosen to leave the European Union. And markets are getting whacked.

Gingrich: Clinton must be ‘darn worried’ about populist ‘tidal wave’ after Brexit

(Washington Examiner) – Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said Great Britain’s decision to leave the European Union was a warning for former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s general election hopes.

Brexit Could Be Britain’s Gift To A Revitalized Europe

(Forbes) – If the Brits are smart they’ll realize they’re the ones sitting in the proverbial catbird seat.

Disruptive innovation not just for Apple, Google anymore

(CU Insight) – Community financial institutions can create cultures of innovation in one of three ways, Soren Kaplan tells TMG Executive Summit attendees

Let’s Get Down to Business

From the cover of Forbes and Fortune magazines to the leading forces of America’s biggest brands, our list of thought leaders are experienced in American economy, innovation, policies, and the crystallization of ideas.

Opinion: What Vladimir Putin said … and what he meant

(CNN) – It was the kind of challenge Russian President Vladimir Putin seems to relish: downplaying his own weakness, exploiting his opponents’ vulnerabilities, and deftly turning the tables by throwing in a few barbed jokes.

There should be only one response to the Orlando attack

(Allen B. West) – How many more Islamic jihadist attacks shall we endure?

Orlando Shooting Massacre: Latino Groups Unite, Grieve for LGBTQ Latinos Killed at Pulse Nightclub

(Latin Post) – Following the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history, Latino civic and politically-engaged groups have come out to grieve with victims of the LGBTQ community.

Tomi Lahren at TPUSA’s Young Women’s Leadership Summit

(Hypeline) – 400+ young conservative women were stunned over an amazing performance by The Blaze‘s, Tomi Lahren at Turning Point USA’s Young Women Leadership Summit.

Islam’s Jihad Against Homosexuals

(The Wall Street Journal) – The rise of modern Islamic extremism has worsened an institutionalized Muslim homophobia.

Building Energy Efficiency and Green Development Fund Launches First Projects

(The Paulson Institute) – Liu He, Hank Paulson Witness Launch of First Green Building Fund Projects

Turning Weapons Into Watches to End Gun Violence

(WNYC) – After yet another massacre, America finds itself in a familiar situation — there’s shock, anger, and mourning that’s followed by a persistent question: “What can be done?” The answer? Probably nothing.

Five Ways to Disrupt the Disruptors

(The Innovation Resource) – At FIS’s banking conference in Orlando last month, the talk was of digital disruption.

Where Hiroshima could happen again

(CNN) – The unthinkable — nuclear war with Russia — is becoming the thinkable.

Interview: Former U.S. Ambassador to China Gary Locke

(Harvard Political Review) – When asked about his time at the American embassy in China, Lock reflected, “It was an incredible experience.”

A revolutionary year in America

(The Washington Times) – A majority of the American people are calling out for real change — for dethroning a comfortable and overbearing elite and replacing it with a more accountable government.

Trade Is a National Security Imperative

(Wall Street Journal) – Abandoning the Pacific pact will tell America’s Asian allies that the U.S. is yielding to China. They will accommodate accordingly.

Meet the 38 Year Old Who Co-Chairs One of the Largest Super PACs Supporting Donald Trump

(Entrepreneur) – Eric Beach, 38, is co-chairman of Great America PAC, the California-based committee that has fast become one of the most dominant players in a crowded and competitive field of political action committees supporting Donald Trump.

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Here’s What an Audience Really Wants in a Keynote Speaker

(LinkedIn Pulse) – Keynote speakers may be the anchor event of a sales meeting, corporate event, or technical symposium. Or they may be the capstone to a corporate team-building endeavor.

Firearm fashion: Company takes aim at gun violence by recycling guns and bullets into jewels

(New York Daily News) – They turn bang-bang into bling-bling.

HM King visits Highclere Castle and Gardens

(Bahrain News Agency) – His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa visited today Highclere Castle and Gardens where he was welcomed by Earl and Countess of Carnarvon.


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The Global Insider: August 2016

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ASEAN Is Looking Like A ‘China 2.0 Play’

(Forbes) – Even before the Chinese economy’s long-standing serious structural problems were exposed over the last couple of years, investors started to wake up to the reality that other countries in East Asia are increasingly attractive destinations—perhaps, in some cases, as alternatives to China.

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New Peoria International Airport Terminal Honors Former DOT Secretary Ray LaHood

( – If you happen to be flying through Peoria International Airport, you’ll soon see a familiar name on the walls: former Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood.

14-Year-Old Inventor Creates Braille Printer From Legos At The Age Of 12

(Inventor Spot) – What were you doing at 12? Were you inventing things or still playing with toys? Well, one young boy from Santa Clara, California, was doing both.

Parisa Khosravi

Parisa is a keynote speaker, a strategic adviser and a multi award winning veteran journalist and news executive. With over three decades of experience on the global stage, Parisa has first-hand experience dealing with world leaders, dignitaries and high-ranking officials across the globe and opening doors to difficult and dangerous parts of the world where […]

America cannot retreat from our evermore perilous world

(The Week) – The barbaric murder of a captured Jordanian air force pilot by ISIS has shocked a global public that is otherwise becoming numb to such atrocities. And sadly, the horrific burning alive of Muath al-Kasasbeh is just one more grim piece of evidence that our world is getting vastly more dangerous every day.

Former US Secretary of Commerce Reflects on Successes

(The Harvard Crimson) – Gary F. Locke, former U.S. Secretary of Commerce and former U.S. ambassador to China, reflected on his political experiences and the future of U.S.-China relations at the Institute of Politics.

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Planning Ahead in Fall 2016

Get ahead of the curve for the fall season and browse speakers by month, observing the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio, education, National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and the 2016 elections.

Why Henry Paulson Says the U.S. Should Engage More Deeply with China

(Wharton) – Few have had as much business interaction with China as Henry M. Paulson, Jr., former U.S. Treasury Secretary and head of Goldman Sachs.

Former Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood visits namesake terminal

(Journal) – The international terminal at Gen. Wayne A. Downing Peoria International Airport is not open yet, but Ray LaHood looked right at home there Tuesday.

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Could You Have Lyme Disease and Not Know It?

(Everyday Health) – Lyme disease is a potentially serious tick-borne illness that can be tricky to diagnose. And the number of cases in the United States may be vastly underreported.

Ayaan Hirsi Recognized for Work to End Honor Violence

(Essence) – Ms. Hirsi Ali received the Woman in Public Life Award for her work to end honor violence, which shames, hurts, and kills thousands of women and girls in the United States each year.

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This Is What Escalation Looks Like

(The Wall Street Journal) – Russia mobilizes in Syria while China militarizes the South China Sea, filling a power vacuum created by an absent America

America vs. China: Showdown in the South China Sea?

“Expect more.” That is the succinct response of a senior U.S. defense official when asked informally whether the dispatch in October of a U.S. Navy ship within 12 nautical miles of one of China’s newly constructed islands in the Spratly Island chain was a one-off event.

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Large crowd gathers to hear Newt Gingrich speak at ETSU

(WJHL) – Former Speaker of the House and former presidential candidate Newt Gingrich spoke at a rally at East Tennessee State University.

Ex-labor secretary reflects on work-life balance

(ctpost) – Chao shared her perspective on work-life balance as well as women in leadership Thursday afternoon at the fifth installment of Linda McMahon’s ongoing series “Women Can Have It All” at Sacred Heart University.

14-year-old entrepreneur speaks on successes with Braille printing

(Ball State Daily) – “If you have an idea, no matter how crazy it is, go for it,” Banerjee said. “Don’t be afraid to share it with other people, to actually start a company. … I know I can accomplish anything.”

Art Is Active and Incomplete: a Conversation with Erik Wahl

(The People’s Playground) – My story is one of discovering a win through a painful loss. I spent the first half of my life as a business professional – lost everything in early 2000 – and then discovered art and have been combining the two ever since.

Learn at Lunch to feature Sheila Bair

Washington College President Sheila Bair will be the speaker for the final installment of the college’s Academy of Lifelong Learning Learn at Lunch Series on Tuesday, April 12.

West to Northwood audience: Stand for your values

(Midland Daily News) – Former U.S. Congressman Lt. Colonel Allen West said his mother used to say, “Man must stand for something or fall for anything.”

Thoughts on the Brussels attack

Again and again, we are attacked by people who have warned us of exactly what they intend to do, who have explained exactly what motivates them, and who have proved beyond doubt that they are sincere.

New Terminal to be Named After Ray LaHood

(Central Illinois Proud) – Peoria Airport’s new international terminal will have a special name on it. It will be known as the Ray LaHood International Terminal when it is dedicated April 12th.

Still grieving for Downton? Try a garden party fit for a countess

What’s a countess to do when of the nation’s favourite TV shows stops filming at her stately home? That was the question facing Lady Carnarvon after Downton Abbey, shot at Highclere Castle, her husband’s family seat, ended.

Michael G. Baker

With over 25 years’ experience as the CIA’s operations officer and as the President and Co-Founder of Diligence LLC, Michael Baker specialized in counterterrorism, counternarcotics and counterinsurgency operations. Michael uses his experience within the CIA’s Operations Directorate, to speak to audiences about how they can maximize their use of intelligence to minimize risk and maximize […]

Tradition And Innovation Battle In Japan’s Economy

(Forbes) – Three news items this week illustrate how Japan continues to balance domestic reform with social stability and demographic change.

Life returns to normal for countess of real Downton Abbey

(Times Columnist) – This time last year, Lady Fiona Carnarvon’s British stately home, Highclere Castle, was a beehive of activity as the cast and crew of Downton Abbey filmed one of the top-rated costume drama’s final episodes.

Golly gosh! Vancouver welcomes the real countess of Downton Abbey

(Original source CTV News)  “For Vancouverites feeling less than spiffing about the imminent end to Downton Abbey, respite was at hand Friday at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver. Fans, suitably attired in Edwardian and 1920s styles, gathered to welcome and share afternoon tea with the Countess of Carnarvon, who makes her home in Highclere Castle, known […]

Real-life ‘Downton Abbey’ countess explains Canadian connection

(CBC News) – Fans of the show Downton Abbey, set in the early 1900s, may miss the series after this Sunday’s show finale, but the real ‘Downton Abbey,’ lives on.

Highclere Castle the star of Downton Abbey

(Vancouver Sun) – As much as viewers have become attached to Downton’s characters Lord and Lady Grantham, their family members and household staff, the setting for the fictitious Downton is a mecca for the show’s fans who arrive by the busloads each season when Lord and Lady Carnarvon — modern day Granthams — throw open Highclere’s doors for public tours of the house and gardens.

I’m responsible for Citizens United. I’m not sorry.

(Los Angeles Times) – In 2007, my organization produced a documentary called “Hillary: The Movie” and tried to put it on TV. The name of our nonprofit? Citizens United.

Lady Carnarvon talks Downton Abbey at Fairmont tea

(Vancouver Courier) – Lady Fiona Carnarvon, owner of Highclere Castle home to the Downton Abbey TV show, is in Vancouver this Friday for a special afternoon tea to celebrate the Season Six finale and final episode of the extremely popular series.

Side Dishes: Downton Abbey owner in Vancouver for afternoon tea

(Vancouver Sun) – You can be quite assured that when Lady Fiona Carnarvon, owner of Highclere Castle, the setting for the Crawley family in the series, does afternoon tea in Vancouver on Friday, March 4, her manner will be ship shape. Quite!

Asia’s Mediterranean: Strategy, Geopolitics, and Risk In The Seas of The Indo-Pacific

(War on the Rocks) – The news that China has deployed advanced fighter jets to, and emplaced surface-to-air missiles on, Woody Island in the disputed Paracel Island chain confirms long-held fears that Beijing plans to militarize its possessions in the South China Sea.

Allen B. West speaks to Effingham County GOP

Former U.S. Rep. Allen B. West attended the Lincoln Day dinner with a warning that Americans have a clear choice.

Yang Xiong, Henry Paulson talk about cooperation

(Shanghai Daily) – Shanghai Mayor Yang Xiong met a delegation led by former US Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson last Friday.

Hank Paulson: China needs to let ‘failing companies fail’

Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson, who oversaw bank bailouts during the global financial crisis, has different advice for China: Let companies fail.

Asian Escalation: Why China Picked Woody Island For Its First South China Sea Missiles

(Forbes) – Just weeks after a U.S. Navy destroyer sailed near an island claimed by China in the South China Sea, the U.S. Government announced that Beijing has emplaced advanced surface-to-air missiles (SAMs) on the largest island in the same group.

‘Downton Abbey’ Fans Grabbing Up Tickets To See Countess At Hill-Stead

Honorable Countess of Carnarvon, who resides at Highclere Castle, the primary filming location for PBS’ series “Downton Abbey,” will speak at Hill-Stead Museum

ETSU organizations plan Newt Gingrich visit

(WJHL) – ETSU’s College Republicans and Young Americans for Freedom organizations will host former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich on campus in March.

Carter Roberts talks with Wendy and Hank Paulson

(World Wildlife Magazine) – WWF president and CEO Carter Roberts sat down in Chicago with conservationists Wendy Paulson and her husband, former treasury secretary Hank Paulson, to learn more about when nature first clicked for them, the power of community, and the importance of knowing your ecological address.

Philanthropist Peter Thum Turning Weapons into Works of Art

(The Huffington Post) – While President Obama is calling for gun control in the US, business owner and philanthropist, Peter Thum is creating a little gun control of his own.

Live Nation Partners With Voto Latino to Encourage Latino Youth to Vote

(Latin Post) – On Feb. 10, entertainment company Live Nation announced they are partnering with Voto Latino to help young Latinos register to vote and get politically active for the upcoming presidential election.

Bair Announces New Scholarship

(The Elm) – On Dec. 10, President Sheila Bair announced a new scholarship in Executive Assistant Annie Coleman’s name.

Obama’s Cybersecurity Plan is Meant to Secure His Legacy

(Wired) – The end of White House terms are often about trying to shape historic legacies, and President Obama is out to build his in the new area of cybersecurity.

Former U.S. Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao to Keynote HR Technology Conference & Expo China

Elaine Chao, former U.S. Secretary of Labor, will be the keynote speaker at the inaugural HR Technology Conference & Exposition China

Applying to Zika the Forgotten Lessons of Ebola

Panic turns to complacency when the threat subsides. That’s no way to handle potential pandemics.

One Medical Buys Virtual Nutritionist App Rise

(Wall Street Journal) – The healthcare company said it is acquiring Rise, a mobile app connecting smartphone users to licensed nutritionists for daily advice on meal planning and dieting.

The Best Leadership Books of 2015

(Leadership Now) – As leaders it’s easy to get caught up in the moment. It’s hard to take the long-term view when we have to do the mundane. Learning to take the longer view is not easy. A long-term approach helps to take us out of our comfort zones because it connects us with a larger story.

Kempthorne endorses Jeb Bush for President

(Idaho Statesman) – The Jeb Bush campaign Monday highlighted endorsements from former Idaho Gov. Dirk Kempthorne and two other ex-governors.

Ayaan Hirsi Ali says complacency is problem on campuses

(Boston Globe) – Author/activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali sold out Symphony Hall for her appearance as part of Lesley University’s Boston Speakers Series.

Islam is native to the west: Nawaz

(9News) – If western nations recognise that Islam is native to the west, they can fully address the problem of Islamic extremism, a prominent British Muslim activist says.

Exclusive: Newt Gingrich Evaluates 2016’s Political Climate

(The Daily Caller) – Surveying the 2016 presidential election, master political statesman and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich says the race for the White House is “utterly unpredictable.”

Sanjay Gupta answers your questions about the Zika virus

The Zika virus is now active in more than 20 countries, prompting worldwide concern and travel warnings targeting pregnant women. Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN’s chief medical correspondent, has been covering the rise of this virus.

Ayaan Hirsi Ali stirred the audience about radical Islam

(Lesley University) – Steering away from the humorous personal anecdotes that often characterize the Symphony Hall lectures, Hirsi Ali held the packed audience in rapt attention as she warned of our complacency in the face of terrorism and called for a reformation of Islam.

Tech Caucus 1/27: Can Twitter Solve Its Troubles? And Who Are Tech’s Underrated Entrepreneurs?

(The Tech Caucus) – Welcome back to The Tech Caucus, the newsletter where I poll tech’s leading investors, entrepreneurs, and journalists on what’s important in tech.

Odyssey Marine Exploration opens new treasure exhibit

(WFLA) – Tampa-based Odyssey Marine Exploration is bringing treasure, artifacts and even some pirate relics to a new exhibit at the St. Petersburg Museum of History.

The New Asian Order: And How America Can Compete

(The Chicago Council on Global Affairs) – In a speech to the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, Paulson Institute Vice Chairman Evan Feigenbaum argued that Asia is changing dramatically but the United States, notwithstanding its “pivot” or “rebalance” to Asia, is “losing the plot.”

Apps powering the revolution in fitness

(CNBC) – This year is already shaping up to be pivotal for the health and fitness industries, with companies like Apple, with the Apple Watch and Healthkit, and IBM with its Under Armour partnership, taking the lead in health tech.

‘13 Hours’: a must-see movie

(The Washington Times) – Americans battle overwhelming odds in Benghazi

Filmmaker Ken Burns to Deliver Prestigious Jefferson Lecture

(ABC News) – Acclaimed documentary filmmaker Ken Burns has been chosen to deliver the 2016 Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities, according to the National Endowment for the Humanities, which produces the event.

Allen West visited a campus for MLK Day. What happened after he spoke…

Lt. Col. Allen West visited Grand Valley State University in Michigan to deliver a lecture in commemoration of his personal hero, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Human rights activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali to keynote Boca event

Acclaimed international human rights activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali will provide the keynote to 500 women philanthropists at the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County’s annual Lion of Judah Luncheon.

How To Succeed In Business With No Money In Your Pocket

(Forbes) – What if I told you that you already possess the single best advantage to be successful and that you don’t need that big investment you were thinking about to accomplish your goals?

The women who changed my life

Yes, when asked who changed my life, the answer is women — strong, powerful, women. They have shaped me. They have challenged me. They have reminded me that sometimes it takes seemingly insurmountable obstacles to unleash the very best of ourselves.

How to wean the world off monetary stimulus

After seven years of extraordinary governmental stimulus, the world needs a shift from exceptional monetary policies to private sector-­led growth.

How Obama Can Revive His Stalling Trade Pacts

(The Wall Street Journal) – Deals in Europe and the Pacific aren’t dead, but the president must get to work.

Former Islamic radical Maajid Nawaz is fighting to end the scourge of identity politics

( – Sitting in a prison cell in Egypt, a young English-born Islamic radical, Maajid Nawaz, was able to think long and hard about his extremist values.

Newt Gingrich to speak at W&L mock convention

Former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich will speak next month at Washington and Lee University as part of the school’s mock political convention.

Susan Cain

Susan Cain is the world’s most famous introvert. She’s the author of Quiet Power: The Secret Strengths of Introverted Kids and Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking, which has been on the New York Times bestseller list for seven years and counting, and has been translated into 40 languages. […]

FDA Needs To Change How It Regulates Novel Technologies

(Forbes) – I spoke before a meeting of the International Society for Stem Cell Research in Berkeley, Calif., this week, addressing the need for the Food and Drug Administration to adapt how it approaches pre-market regulation in order to properly address very novel areas of technology like gene editing and cell and gene therapy.

The types of worker protections Clinton should endorse

(The Orange County Register) – If her words are any indication, Hillary Clinton is serious about employee rights.

A President Looks at New Ways to Help Financially Needy Applicants

(The Chronicle of Higher Education) – Now the former chairwoman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation has set her sights on another area of the financial sector: student debt.

Stop Treating Small Banks as If They Caused the Crisis: Bair

“Round up the usual suspects.” That famous line from “Casablanca” neatly sums up the regulatory attitude toward the banking industry in the aftermath of the financial crisis.

Bair speaks at rural summit

(The Star Democrat) – The keynote speaker was Sheila Bair, president of Washington College and former chairman of the FDIC.

Carly Fiorina: We Must Tackle the Addiction Crisis

We need to reform the criminal justice system and make sure we’re putting the right people in prison. The federal prison population has nearly doubled in the last 20 years—and nearly half of the inmates in federal prison are in there for non-violent drug offenses.

Top Risk for 2016: US-Europe Relations, Eurasia’s Bremmer Says

(Bloomberg Business) – Relations between the United States and Europe are at their weakest in decades and are the top risk for global investors in 2016, according to Ian Bremmer, president of the Eurasia Group political-risk research and consulting firm.

In our opinion: Apple created a radical redefinition of the world economy

The industrial economy was forever transformed into an information economy, where wealth could be generated not just by what people owned but by what they were able to imagine.

Why India’s Tortoise May Beat China’s Hare

(Forbes) – Market sentiment is forever fickle about economic races between countries, especially where emerging markets are concerned. Today, intense attention is focused on India’s strong growth prospects and the chance they ultimately may overshadow those of the current ‘second largest’ economy in the world–China.

No Cold War redux for ‘frenemies’ US, China

(Nikkei Asian Review) – We live in a “G-Zero” world, marked by a shifting, uncertain global order and “geopolitical creative destruction,” says Ian Bremmer, a prominent U.S. political scientist.

Ken Burns Shares His Thoughts on Serving as the Grand Marshal for the 2016 Tournament of Roses

(Parade) – With the idea that the 2016 Rose Parade will help shine light on the centennial celebration of our nation’s national parks, Burns, who has devoted his life to telling the story of America, is representative of both ideas, making him an obvious choice to serve as Grand Marshal.

How One Positive Change Can Spark A Ripple Effect Of Happiness

(Huffington Post) – It begins with you.

A ‘Groundhog Day’ Global Economy In 2016?

(Forbes) – Will the world’s marketplace in 2016 be a shadow of its former self?

Ken Burns on Jackie Robinson, the Rose Parade, and Race in America

(The Creators Project) – The wildly prolific documentarian Ken Burns often uses the 19th-century phrase “With the bark on” to define a plain-spoken approach or character, and it’s fitting that the description might mirror the producer/director’s nearly 40-year career as well.

The Great Hypocritical Muslim Cover-Up

(The Daily Beast) – ‘World Hijab Day’ is worse than passé. It’s time to make the veil a matter of choice in Iran and Saudi Arabia, for starters.

Nancy Brinker: Why we must preserve the charitable tax deduction

(Fox News) – Donating to charities is a part of American life. According to the World Giving Index, the United States is the most generous country in the world, followed by Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and Britain.

Best Business Books of 2014

(Value Walk) – Whether you are looking for something to buy with that Christmas gift card or whether you simply have some extra time on your hands this week because of the holidays, a new book may be the answer. We have put together a round-up of some of the best business-related books of this past year to serve as your inspiration.

3 Facts About Latino Voters That Media Got Wrong In 2015

Voto Latino CEO Maria Teresa Kumar explained how “millennial Latinos” — a “major chunk of potential Latino voters” — are “much more drawn to issues than to candidates.”

Q+A with Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina

(The Hawk Eye) – So, the reason I can be a champion is because I’ve seen it, both sides of it and I understand more government creates more crony capitalism, not less.

The war on Christmas

By Newt Gingrich and Callista Gingrich

(The Washington Times) – Support Rep. Doug Lamborn’s House resolution

The Yin and Yang of Politics

(Townhall) – I found a definition of Yin and Yang to be, “In Chinese philosophy, yin and yang (also, yin-yang or yin yang) describes how opposite or contrary forces are actually complementary, interconnected, and interdependent in the natural world, and how they give rise to each other as they interrelate to one another.” It appears that our 2016 presidential election cycle is early on being defined by that philosophy.

Republican leaders should worry about themselves, not Trump

(The Washington Times) – The latest polls showing Donald Trump with his biggest lead yet — 38 percent in the new Washington Post-ABC poll — have Republican leaders fussing about what the party will do if “The Donald” becomes their nominee.

Is This the New America?

(Huffington Post) – It’s been difficult to follow the news during the past several months. Each night, Americans are painted a picture of a country plagued by xenophobic anxieties and narrow-minded potential leaders.

How ISIS Is Taking War To Social Media & They Are Fighting Back

(Popular Science) – When the militants of the self-proclaimed Islamic State (also known as ISIS, ISIL, or Daesh) descended on the Iraqi city of Mosul in June 2014, they didn’t just march into town—they simultaneously launched a Twitter hashtag campaign, #AllEyesonISIS. It was blitzkrieg with a digital marketing strategy.

Droids and The Force: How the Science in ‘Star Wars’ Is Actually Real

(Wall Street Journal) – For a story that takes place “a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away” a great deal of the technology in the “Star Wars” series actually has parallels today on planet Earth.

A call for peace from future leaders

(The Jakarta Post) – This year’s One Young World Summit was the most global ever with 1,300 delegates from 196 countries voicing their concern in unison about real issues, including ongoing terrorism attacks around the world.

Activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali, 2 others awarded Lantos Human Rights Prize

(Jewish Telegraphic Agency) – Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a women’s rights activist and politician who has been publicly critical of Islam, is one of three female leaders of Muslim heritage to be awarded the Lantos Human Rights Prize.

Every person must be represented without exception

This week, the Supreme Court heard a new, conservative challenge to “One person, one vote” principle, which if upheld, would completely upend Texas’, and potentially other states’, current system of drawing legislative lines.

How to Beat Islamic State

(The Wall Street Journal) – Islam is a religion, and like any other faith, it is internally diverse. Islamism, by contrast, is the desire to impose a single version of Islam on an entire society. Islamism is not Islam, but it is an offshoot of Islam. It is Muslim theocracy.

3 women of Muslim heritage to receive human rights prize

The winners earned the honor for their “willingness to defy social and cultural norms” and to risk their safety to expose human rights abuses, according to the The Lantos Foundation for Human Rights and Justice, which will bestow the awards on Capitol Hill.

Why Donald Trump isn’t the real GOP frontrunner

(Fox News) – The Trump phenomenon is indeed rewriting the rules of politics. But in the end GOP voters want a strong leader who not only bashes the system – but knows how to fix it.

HFSC overwhelmingly passes CUNA-backed data security, NCUA budget bills

(CUNA) – Votes from the House Financial Services Committee Wednesday will help make consumer data safer, said CUNA President/CEO Jim Nussle.

Col. West: Restrict entry of military-age, single migrants

(WND) – ’21st-century battlefield’ means U.S. must use fresh tactics to defeat ISIS, terror

Pentagon Seeks to Knit Foreign Bases Into ISIS-Foiling Network

(The New York Times) – The Pentagon has proposed a plan to build up a string of military bases in Africa, Southwest Asia and the Middle East to aid operations against the Islamic State.

Her First Anti-Obama Rant Went Mega Viral… Her Latest Obama SLAM Set The Web On Fire

Lahren has once again captured the nation’s attention when, a day after President Obama delivered a speech from the Oval Office, she uploaded yet another bombshell rant to the Internet.

Mehmet C. Oz, MD

Dr. Oz is an exceedingly sought after keynote speaker. He has the unique ability to connect emotionally to his audience with passionate authentic messages. With his capacity to entertain and influence, he can provide authentic counsel on health, wellness and balance in life. Dr. Oz is truly a motivational speaker who makes topics personal, relevant […]

Pushing Back Against TTIP’s Critics

Robert Zoellick, the former U.S. chief trade negotiator and World Bank president, believes TTIP’s ambitious may have to be scaled back.

Donald Trump is radicalizing his followers: Terrorism expert explains how Trump is marching Americans towards extremism

(Salon) – Maajid Nawaz says Trump’s supporters may “end up joining fascist or far-right groups” if The Donald doesn’t deliver

Carly Fiorina Warns of Threat She Says the U.S. Is ‘Woefully Unprepared’ to Handle: Cyberterrorism

After terror attacks in Paris and San Bernardino turned the focus of the 2016 presidential race to national security, Republican candidate Carly Fiorina warned voters today that the U.S. remains vulnerable to massive, crippling cyberattacks.

Why ISIS Just Loves Profiling

(The Daily Beast) – The terrorists of the so-called Islamic State can always stay two blood-soaked steps ahead of your religious and racial profiles. Watch behavior, not beards and burqas.

Graduate school in politics increases global programming

(The GW Hatchet) – The Graduate School of Political Management has shifted its focus in the school’s development from domestic to international politics.

About four years into the school’s strategic plan, Mark Kennedy, the director of GSPM, said he chose to prioritize some goals over others to give graduate students the right skills for modern campaign and advocacy efforts.

Game of drones: maverick P.W. Singer’s future vision

(The Sydney Morning Herald) – P.W. Singer’s predictions about 21st-century warfare – robots, child soldiers, unmanned drones controlled by the click of a mouse – were dismissed as fanciful 20 years ago. Today, the US military (as well as Hollywood) is listening hard to the 40-year-old maverick.

Q&A: How Dr. Sanjay Gupta hit the reset button on his workout routine

Dr. Sanjay Gupta did something I’d never heard of anyone doing during an interview: 10 pull-ups.

Fiorina: I’ll make changes other Republicans only talk about

Carly Fiorina made a call Saturday to radically shrink government in a political system that favors “the big, the powerful, the wealthy and the well-connected.”




(Fast Company) – Tired of boring, soul sucking meetings? The truth is, they’re not only monotonous and tiring—they’re sapping your resiliency.

Gingrich: We Need a New Strategy for This Long War

We can’t win the war against terrorism with the mental constructs and strategies of the last century.

Paulson Institute Convenes Chinese Mayors in Symposium on Sustainable Cities

(The Paulson Institute) – Cities are key to enabling China to achieve ambitious carbon emissions targets

Will gun-free zones protect our children from ISIS?

(The Washington Times)– Will gun-free zones protect our children from ISIS?

Watch An Expert Push Back On Fox’s Advocacy Of Muslim Profiling

(Media Matters) – Counter-Extremist Activist Maajid Nawaz: “Ethnic Profiling And Profiling For Overt Signs Of Religiosity Will Actually Miss The Target”

Click here to watch the video.

Bob Woodward

Bob Woodward gained international attention when he and Carl Bernstein uncovered the Watergate scandal in 1973. Since then, he’s worked to shine a light on the inner-workings of secret government. Woodward’s non-partisan revelations to readers and speech audiences provide a view of Washington they’ll never get elsewhere. Woodward has written about the last nine U.S. […]

The Paris delusion

(The Washington Times) – Current events — last month’s terror attacks in particular — are the eerie specter in the background of the Paris climate conference.

Can Japan Jump-Start Growth By Re-Engaging In Africa?

(Forbes) – As China and India increasingly shape the Asian footprint of business investment in Africa—exploiting precious ‘first mover’ advantages along the way—Japan remains in the backseat. It wasn’t always this way.

The world’s climate is in the hands of just three nations

While all contributions from the 195 countries at the UN’s global climate change summit in Paris will be important, three are critical.

3 Clear Steps to Collaborate with People You Strongly Disagree with

(Big Think) – The current state of social/political debate and discourse leaves a lot to be desired. In this Big Think Edge preview, Islamic reform activist Maajid Nawaz describes how to build a successful, respectful dialogue that can serve an actual purpose and spur progress.

Former Muslim Ayaan Hirsi Ali Tells Americans to Pull Their Heads Out of the Sand

(Independent Journal) – Human rights activist and former Muslim Ayaan Hirsi Ali appeared on Fox News’ “Hannity” Monday to address Obama’s policies regarding radical Islamic terrorism.

Allen West warns of looming world war

(WND) – Allen West, retired U.S. Army lieutenant colonel and former congressman from Florida, pointed to the recent downing of Russia’s jet by Turkish fire and said history buffs ought to beware: the next world war could be on its way.

Elaine Chao: Government Policies Must Not Stifle Sharing Economy

The keynote, given by former Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao, discussed “the emerging new world of social commerce” through sharing economy companies such as Uber, Lyft, AirBnB, Snapgoods, and more.

Terror attacks hit at worst possible time: Eurasia

(CNBC) – The deadly attacks in Paris could start affecting the world economy if the fallout persists, a leading expert on global political risk said Monday.

The Coming Government Takeover of Drug Pricing

(The Wall Street Journal) – ObamaCare provides the tools for a unilateral move against the industry the left loves to demonize.

‘The President and the Apprentice: Eisenhower and Nixon, 1952-1961’, by Irwin Gellman

Eisenhower’s supposedly distrustful relationship with vice-president Richard Nixon — has so far resisted revision. Irwin Gellman’s The President and the Apprentice vigorously sets this right.

Ray LaHood releases new book “Seeking Bipartisanship”

Former Jacksonville Congressman Ray LaHood discusses his time in Washington and the direction of national politics in his new book “Seeking Bipartisanship”.

How an ageing population is driving the decline in equities

(Financial Times) – Corporate share buybacks in the US have reached a post-crisis high. This matters, because the trend of declining stock volumes on the global stock markets could prove destabilising for the capital markets.

The Real War II: Defining success

(The Washington Times) – I argued in my column earlier this week that we are engaged in a real war that will almost certainly be a long war as well. The war is worldwide and its center of gravity is the internet and other forms of communication.

BREMMER: The Paris attacks put Russia and Iran ‘in a stronger position’

(Business Insider) – France has declared war on the Islamic State, and it is looking for partners.

Paris attacks: Destroy extremism, and look to Israel for answers

(The Australian) – French President Francois Hollande declared the terrorist attack in Paris an “act of war” by Islamic State, and he was right, if belated, in recognising that the jihadists have been at war with the West for years.

Herman Edwards

Whether it is his faith, his family or his football team, Edwards exudes passion in all areas of his life. That energetic and enthusiastic approach best defines how he approaches his task as head football coach at Arizona State University. With his diverse background in pro football either as a player, scout, an assistant coach […]

DeMaurice Smith

DeMaurice Smith was a unanimous choice when he was elected as the Executive Director of the National Football League Players Association (NFLPA). Prior to joining the NFLPA, DeMaurice Smith was a trial lawyer and litigation partner in the Washington, D.C. offices of Latham & Watkins and Patton Boggs, serving as the chair of the firm’s […]

Cyber-Enabled Economic Warfare: An Evolving Challenge (Vol. 2)

(Hudson Institute) – On Monday, August 3, 2015, Hudson Institute hosted the launch of a new report, “CyberEnabled Economic Warfare: An Evolving Challenge,” edited by Samantha Ravich, principal investigator on the project that produced the report.

How Henry Paulson Plans to Improve U.S.-China Ties

The former Treasury secretary is helping U.S. companies collaborate on ‘green’ ventures in China.

If we don’t IMMEDIATELY do this after the Paris attacks, we deserve the consequences.

(Family Security Matters) – If we do not squash this, we only allow it to proliferate and continue, and I will not allow my daughters to grow up in this world in fear.

Shubham Banerjee On His Life Changing Invention

(Your Story) – In February 2014 then twelve year old Banerjee set about creating Braigo- a Lego Braille printer that dramatically reduces the price of a printer from more than $2,000 to $350 for education, teaching and home-use purposes.

Maajid Nawaz’s Insights on the the Terror Strikes in Paris

(The Daily Beast) – Less than a day after the West celebrated symbolic victories over ISIS, the terrorists have shown in Paris how far their cancer has metastasized.

Rethinking general election debates

(The Washington Times) – Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus showed real leadership after the CNBC debate last month when he announced the party was putting NBC’s future debates under review.

Carly Fiorina: It’s time to take our government back. Here’s how

Too many of the men and women I have met on the campaign trail are disillusioned with a government that they believe no longer works for them.

Documentary filmmaker Ken Burns named 2016 Rose Parade grand marshal

(Los Angeles Times) – Ken Burns, an award-winning filmmaker whose many historical documentaries includes a 2009 series on the history of the nation’s national parks, was named Tuesday morning as the grand marshal for 2016 Rose Parade, which will carry the theme, “Find Your Adventure.”

Ray LaHood: Obama Abandoned Bipartisanship Early in First Term

(Newsmax) – A new book by former Republican Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said that President Barack Obama quickly abandoned his bipartisan pledge after the start of his first term and eventually relied on a small group of advisers who shared his perspective.

Top 10 Leadership Books of 2015

(Inc.) – Hone your management skills with the latest and greatest books on teams and leadership.

Celebrity Has No Value Unless It Can Support Uplifting Others

(Huffington Post) – For thirty plus years, I have been fortunate to have a platform to amplify issues that matter to the health of our nation and our planet.

No veterans, no freedom

(The Washington Times) – The next time someone asks you why we celebrate Veterans Day, remind them that a nation that does not honor its veterans may not have its freedom for very long.

Disrupting Today’s Healthcare System

(Huffington Post) – This week in San Diego, Singularity University is holding its Exponential Medicine Conference, a look at how technologists are redesigning and rebuilding today’s broken healthcare system.

Lunch with the FT: Bill Burns

(Financial Times) – From the memo that predicted chaos in Iraq to secret meetings about a nuclear deal with Iran, the diplomat talks about the ‘adrenaline rush’ of a life in international diplomacy

The collapse of the Democratic Party

(Washington Times) – Death of GOP is greatly exaggerated

George’s Brigade, Bair’s Admissions Initative, Will Create Economic Oppourtunity

Starting with the Class of 2020, the Office of Admissions at Washington College will make a college education possible for a group of 20 students who could not consider it otherwise.

Filmmaker Ken Burns at Collegiate: Race a central subtheme in US history

(Richmond Times Dispatch) – Documentary filmmaker Ken Burns revealed to a group of high school students in Henrico County on Thursday what he considers the second most powerful sentence in the English language: the second sentence of the Declaration of Independence.

Ray LaHood: A ‘no baloney’ approach to Washington’s culture problem

The former Congressman and Secretary of Transportation joined Bloomberg Government for an interview ahead of the release of his new book “Seeking Bipartisanship: My Life in Politics.”

The Price of Modesty

(Huffington Post) – Sharia codifies Islam’s many rules and governs everything from how to worship daily to personal behavior, economic and legal transactions and the governance of a nation. However, it is most commonly used as a tool to rob women of their most basic rights, including sexual autonomy.

How Technology Has Empowered A New Wave Of Health Industry Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs are often thought of as experienced industry experts. Shubham Banerjee, a 13-year-old, defied these stereotypes, when, at age 12, he developed an open-source, economical braille printer.

Allen West: America needs leadership

(Wilson County News) – The current president and CEO of the nonprofit, nonpartisan National Center for Policy Analysis spoke with the Wilson County News in an exclusive interview ahead of a speaking engagement in San Antonio.

John Foley

John Foley has spent nearly a decade sharing practical and inspirational messages on High Performance with audiences around the world. The former lead solo pilot for the famed Blue Angels flight-demonstration squadron is among the most soughtafter conference speakers, presenting keynote messages at more than 100 events a year. He also is the founder and […]

The 5 Habits Shark Tank’s Daymond John Wants You To Have

(Forbes) – The humble beginnings of John’s fashion empire, FUBU, taught him that starting from zero is your greatest competitive advantage in business.

Best Business Books 2015: Marketing

Captivology is the best marketing book of the year not only because it contains deep insights, but also because it is immensely enjoyable.

Stiglitz: Here’s How to Fix Inequality

(The Atlantic) – In his new book, a Nobel laureate outlines how the huge disparity arose and the huge course correction needed to address it.

Sanjay Gupta speaks at Symphony Hall

(Boston Globe) – Sanjay Gupta, the Atlanta neurosurgeon who is CNN’s resident talking head on all things medical, spoke to a full house at Symphony Hall this week as part of Lesley University’s Boston Speakers Series.

The Top 10 People to Know in Silicon Valley

(Huffington Post) – When it comes to navigating the difficult waters of Silicon Valley, it is important to know who the big movers and shakers in the industry are.

Sheila Bair and the Bullies of Wall Street: WC President Reads at Literary House, Explains “How Greed Messed up our Economy”

“This was human error,” Bair said. “I do want our young people to understand that because I want them to do better.”

A U.S. clean-tech enthusiast helps China plot its energy future

The former Treasury secretary and longtime conservationist is gearing up for what he believes will be this century’s next great transformation: China’s emergence as a global climate leader and clean technology superpower.

Ray LaHood talks bridges project, future of transportation in Kentuckiana and Paul Ryan

(WHAS) – Secretary LaHood calls bipartisan cooperation key in Bridges Project and suggests Congressman Paul Ryan has the ability to get the job done as Speaker of the House.

The miraculous Republican debate

Thursday night’s presidential debate on CNBC may go down in history as a major turning point in candidate-news media relations.

Here’s who I thought won last night’s debate – and one GIANT loser

By Congressman Allen West

(Allen B West) – Here’s the one takeaway from the GOP presidential primary debate from Wednesday evening — the hypocrisy of the liberal progressive media was called out.

No human drivers in 20 years: Steve Wozniak

(CIO) – “Self driving cars is the biggest technology for the future,” said Wozniak during his keynote at the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo at the Gold Coast.

Former U.S. labor secretary lists cultural differences between China and U.S.

( – Students should go abroad to study and not be afraid to be a part of a multiracial society, said Elaine Lan Chao, the 24th U.S. Secretary of Labor, in Peking University on October 21.

Private Health Plan Rates Are Set To Spike Next Year

By Dr. Scott Gottlieb

(Forbes) – It isn’t just Obamacare premiums that are set to spike next year.

Nobel Laureate Joseph Stiglitz on “Rewriting the Rules of the American Economy”

(Democracy Now) – As presidential candidates spar over economic policies and Congress debates the TPP, one of the nation’s leading economists is calling for a comprehensive overhaul of the U.S. economy.

The Dissenter: Ayaan Hirsi Ali on Her Controversial Views on Islam

(Broadly) – Since she first started voicing extreme criticism of Islam, Ayaan Hirsi Ali has attracted both death threats and vehement criticism from fellow feminists. Still, she has no intention of backing down.

Dr. Sanjay Gupta answers your questions on processed meats

(CNN) – Of the thousands of things the World Health Organization has studied for possible links to cancer, this week’s announcement that hot dogs, bacon and other processed meats increase the risk of colon cancer was especially hard to swallow for many.

How to keep work from becoming a grind

(St. Louis Business Journal) – Is your work a spark or a grind?

American History Must Be a Priority in Schools

(Town Hall) – There are many things young people need to learn before they’re ready to accept the full responsibilities and privileges of life as an adult citizen, but surely what it means to be American is among the most important.

Tomi Lahren

Tomi Lahren is FoxNews contributor and host on the digital streaming platform FoxNation. She is also the author of the new book “Never Play Dead: How the Truth Makes You Unstoppable.” She is the youngest political talk show host in history. Her signature “Final Thoughts” segments exceed 500 million views on Facebook alone. Previously, Lahren […]

Will Carly Fiorina Be At The Primetime GOP Debate? The Third Round Is Still Being Split Into Two Events

Not only will Fiorina participate in the primetime debate, but she’s got a pretty prime podium location, too.

Paulson Institute Report Argues that Jing-Jin-Ji Region Can Become National Model for Sustainable Economic Growth

(The Paulson Institute) – The Paulson Institute today released a report entitled China’s Next Opportunity: Sustainable Economic Transition.

‘Shark Tank’ investor Daymond John explains how he reinvented himself in his 40s

(Cape Cod Times) – John said his 40s have proven to him that his passion is spreading a love for entrepreneurship and growing businesses the right way.

No basis for long-term depreciation of Chinese currency: Premier Li

( – While meeting with former U.S. treasury secretary Henry Paulson, Li spoke about the turmoil in the global financial market this year and the unusual fluctuations on China’s capital market, especially the stock market.

Ex-transportation boss to address GLI event

(The Courier-Journal) – Former U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood will be the keynote speaker at the Greater Louisville Inc.”top investor” event on Oct. 29.

Hillary’s Benghazi hearing and public trust

(The Washington Times) – Little more than a week after Mrs. Clinton said in a presidential debate that the enemy she was proudest of is “probably the Republicans”, she, the media, and allies in her party tried their hardest to portray the hearing as nothing more than a partisan Republican charade.

Gingrich and wife create buzz at Doylestown Bookshop

(Courier Times) – With approximately 70 people in line, from all different backgrounds, waiting for Newt and Callista Gingrich to walk through the doors, the store had quite a buzz.

Paulson Institute and China Center for International Economic Exchanges Award Third Prize for Cities of the Future

(Paulson Institute) – Winning project uses advanced technology to help cities conserve precious water resources

Paulson Institute-CCIEE CEO Council for Sustainable Urbanization Addresses Energy Efficiency, Sustainable Buildings and Clean Technology

(Paulson Institute) – Highlighting important first-year achievements, members voice commitment to help China meet its ambitious climate change goals

There was never any doubt about Stephen Harper’s ‘kishkes’

(The Jerusalem Post) – What is unlikely is that anyone in the near future in Ottawa will outdo Harper regarding the passion, consistency, sincerity and intensity of his support for Israel.

What’s really causing the student debt crisis, according to Sheila Bair

“You have this dynamic of declining real wages and an increased need for a college degree, and so what you end up having is more and more young people applying to college with fewer families able to pay for it.”

The Latest Big-Time Addition to TheBlaze TV Lineup Makes Her Debut — and She’s Got a Message for Hillary

(TheBlaze) – Conservative commentator Tomi Lahren has officially joined TheBlaze TV as the network’s newest personality and she’s brining her popular “Final Thoughts” segment with her.

Susan G. Komen founder paves way to a cure

(The Reflector) – Human life is to be cherished and every death that is prevented is a testament to the resiliency of individuals such as Nancy Brinker.

Lenin’s Chinese Heirs

(Foreign Affairs) – For Xi, Politics Comes First and Economy Second

America’s Russian Nuke Obsession

(Real Clear Defense) – Thinking Beyond Moscow in the New Nuclear Age

TheBlaze signs Tomi Lahren as a Television Host and Contributor

(TheBlaze) – Political commentator brings millennial insights to TheBlaze TV’s primetime programming. Her self-titled one-hour nightly television show will launch this November

Allen West: We’re on the Verge of a Major International Conflict

By Allen West

(CNS News) – Due to the weakness of the Obama administration — or perhaps the intentional decimation of our global influence and military capacity — we could be on the verge of a major conflict.

Duplicity in fact and fiction

By Newt Gingrich

(The Washington Times) – Back in June 2013, when Pete Earley, Joe Desantis and I began considering writing a novel about terrorism and a presidential campaign, we could not have imagined how much fact and fiction would blend together.

Susan G. Komen founder visits Birmingham before big race

(WSFA) – The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure is this Saturday, but on Tuesday, race volunteers had a special visit from the woman who founded Komen more than 30 years ago to fight breast cancer.