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Diamond Geysers: Rule-Breaking Iceland Completes Its Miracle Economic Escape

(Adam/Flickr, CC BY-SA)
(Adam/Flickr, CC BY-SA)

Disgruntled Icelanders recently forced their prime minister to quit, and are threatening to hand power to self-styled pirates at an early election. But whereas other...




  • NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio during his executive budget presentation in New York City on May 7, 2015. During the presentation De Blasio also discussed additional funds for road repairs, reforms at Rikers Island, and public housing. (Julie Jacobson/Getty Images)

    Need for Affordable Housing

    Every morning on our commute either to school or work we would encounter someone asking for change or sleeping on the subway car. We assume... Read more

  • A member of the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment places American flags at the graves of U.S. soldiers buried in Section 60 at Arlington National Cemetery in preparation for Memorial Day in Arlington, Va., on May 24, 2012. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

    Memorial Day: Honor the Fallen, Widows, Orphans

    As America honors Memorial Day, we must have burning within our souls the most profound appreciation for all who have offered the ultimate sacrifice to... Read more

  • Members of Manipur Tribal Union shout slogans during a protest against new legislation defining who can claim to be from the northeastern Indian state of Manipur, in Bangalore, India, on Sept. 4, 2015. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)

    Does Modi Government Have a Solution for Manipur?

    Manipur, a state in northeastern India, has been plagued by different forms of agitation on the issue of Inner Line Permit System since last year... Read more

  • President Barack Obama (L) and then opposition leader, now Burma State Counselor and Foreign Minister Aung San Suu Kyi (R) in a press conference at her residence in Yangon on Nov. 14, 2014. (Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)

    Minority Issues Key to US Sanctions on Burma

    Earlier this month, the Obama administration extended economic sanctions against Burma for another year saying the step is necessary despite the progress on democratic reforms. President... Read more

  • An elderly person looks at cash at home, near Bristol, England, on Feb. 16, 2015. (Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

    The Retirement Roadblock

    We have a retirement roadblock in the United States—people are not saving enough for retirement. This is not a “doomsday prediction.” It is based on... Read more

  • President Barack Obama (L) and Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang at the Presidential Palace in Hanoi on May 23, 2016. (Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images)

    With Eye on China, Obama Strengthens Ties With Vietnam

    President Barack Obama had the ambitious goal of laying the foundation for a new stage in bilateral relations with Vietnam while visiting the country for... Read more

  • The U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 29, 2013. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

    The Case for Limited Government

    It has been 35 years since Ronald Reagan’s first inaugural speech as president—the one in which he said, “In this present crisis, government is not... Read more

  • Syrian refugee children play at a temporary refugee camp in Irbil, northern Iraq, on Nov. 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Seivan M. Salim)

    World’s First Humanitarian Summit: A ‘Fig-Leaf of Good Intentions’ That Won’t Help the Poorest

    It is April 2016 in a settlement of Syrian refugee tents on the plateau of Bekaa, Lebanon. The winter has been tough; plastic sheeting does... Read more

  • A memorial stone of late Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg in St. Istvan Park of Budapest on Aug. 1, 2012, prior to the 100th anniversary of Wallenberg's birthday on Aug. 4. (Attila Kisbenedek/AFP/Getty Images)

    Raoul Wallenberg and Today

    Raoul Wallenberg, the Swedish diplomat and Canada’s first honorary citizen, is one of the most admired heroes of World War II for saving approximately 50,000 civilian... Read more

  • A memorial to Raoul Wallenberg outside the Ministry for Foreign Affairs in Stockholm, Sweden, on Aug. 16, 2012. (Jonathan Kackstrand/AFP/Getty Images)

    A Unique Hero: Raoul Wallenberg

    Usually heroes, particularly lone heroes, are men at arms. Think Leonidas at  Thermopylae. Think Sergeant Alvin York (World War I) or Audie Murphy (World War... Read more

  • Apple CEO Tim Cook at a news conference at IBM Watson headquarters in New York on April 30, 2015. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

    From Disrupter to Disrupted: Apple Could Be Next

    Tech giant Apple’s share price, that peaked above $132 a year ago, is now around $94. This is despite the news that Warren Buffett’s investment... Read more

  • 1000 naira banknotes, Nigeria's currency in Lagos on Jan. 29, 2016. (Pius Utomi Ekpei/AFP/Getty Images)

    Africa’s Ticking Time Bomb: $35 Billion Worth of Eurobond Debt

    The 2008 economic crisis is the single largest factor that has driven developing countries to seek alternative sources of financing for social and developmental infrastructure... Read more

  • Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks at a joint press conference with French President Francois Hollande (unseen) in New Delhi on Jan. 25, 2016. (Prakash Singh/AFP/Getty Images)

    Indian State Elections Give Modi a Boost—but the Country Is Fracturing

    On the face of it, the results of elections in four important Indian states seem like an endorsement of the prime minister, Narendra Modi, and... Read more

  • The American flag flies at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, on Nov. 6, 2009. (Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images for NASCAR)

    America’s Critical Ethical Issues Demand Resolution

    Over the last 20 years, I have addressed issues critical to America in my training initiatives throughout the nation, as well as in extensive published... Read more

  • Standing stones in Avebury, Whiltshire, England. (CC BY)

    They’re Alive! Megalithic Sites Are More Than Just Stone?

    It doesn’t take much to stimulate the human body’s electro-magnetic circuitry; a small change in the local environment is enough.  People who visit ancient temples... Read more

  • A seismogram at the earthquake center in Freiburg, southern Germany, on March 22, 2007. (AP Photo/Winfried Rothermel)

    The San Andreas Fault Is About to Crack—Here’s What Will Happen When It Does

    The director of the Southern California Earthquake Center, Thomas Jordan, made an announcement recently that would have sent a chill down the spine of every... Read more


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