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Who Is Behind Trump’s Links to Arab Princes? A Billionaire Friend

The billionaire financier Tom Barrack was caught in a bind. In April 2016, his close friend Donald J. Trump was about to clinch the Republican presidential nomination. But Mr. Trump’s outspoken hostility to Muslims — epitomized by his call for a ban on Muslim immigrants — was offending the Persian Gulf princes Mr. Barrack had depended on for decades as ... Read More »

The politics of holding hands

Donald Trump, Theresa May, Emmanuel Macron, Kim Jong-Un and Moon Jae-In have all embraced the ceremonial patting of palms in recent months. But is there something more calculating at play?  A new form of physical intimacy has swept the political world in recent months. Reaching out across borders, nationalities, political allegiances and 65-year-old civil wars, it would appear that hand ... Read More »

8 Tips for High School Graduates

Over three-million (link is external) high school students are graduating this spring in the United States. Many of them will head to university in the fall. The transition from high school to college is a major one, and successful adjustment to college has lifelong implications. College adjustment comes in different forms including adjustment to the academic workload of college, engaging ... Read More »

U.S. urges China to account for the ‘ghosts’ of Tiananmen

BEIJING (Reuters) – The United States urges China to make a full public account of those killed, detained or who went missing during a crackdown on student-led pro-democracy protests in and around Beijing’s Tiananmen Square in 1989, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said. The Chinese government sent tanks to quell the June 4, 1989 protests, and has never released a ... Read More »

Doctor: Trump dictated letter that proclaimed he’d be ‘healthiest’ president

President Trump’s personal doctor admitted on Tuesday that he did not write the hyperbolic 2015 letter that proclaimed Trump would be the “healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency.” “He dictated that whole letter. I didn’t write that letter,” Dr. Harold Bornstein told CNN on Tuesday. “I just made it up as I went along.” Bornstein recently revealed that three ... Read More »

Donald Trump Hails Astronaut Kalpana Chawla as Inspiration for Millions of American Girls

Chawla, who was born in Karnal and emigrated to the US with an aeronautical engineering degree from Punjab Engineering College, died in 2003 on her second mission when the space shuttle Columbia disintegrated while returning to earth.] United States President Donald Trump has hailed the late Indian American astronaut Kalpana Chawla as an inspiration for millions of American girls. “Chawla’s ... Read More »

Feminism: Changing the Way Our Society Views Women

Feminism is about changing the way the world perceives the strength of a woman “Teach your daughters to worry less about fitting into glass slippers and more about shattering glass ceilings”- Unknown I recently returned from a trip to Peru and during my four-week stay, I was fortunate enough to spend time in the local village of Pucamarca which is ... Read More »

Speak Out for the Rohingya

AS THE WESTERN WORLD turns to thoughts of Christmas, the celebration of Jesus’ birth, and the fantasy in lights, a sinister drama continues in Burma. The United States, doubly distracted by “news” that used to parade as tabloid gossip, has attempted to shine a small light on the tragedy. The tragedy of the Rohingya people dwarfs any domestic story in ... Read More »

Taking a Bench to a Glass Ceiling

After nearly a year on the job, Hana Mansour Khatib says she is already seeing the impact she can make as the first female judge in Israel’s Islamic, or sharia court system. She says she has long witnessed many female plaintiffs remain quiet and instruct a lawyer or male relative to speak on their behalf in the Islamic courts, which ... Read More »

‘Trump, Trump, Trump!’ How a President’s Name Became a Racial Jeer

It is a far cry from wearing a button that says “I Like Ike.” Mr. Beschloss recalled moments in recent American history when, say, the X in President Richard M. Nixon’s name appeared as a swastika, or a caricature of President Lyndon B. Johnson featured a Hitlerian mustache. But these were generally the acts of opponents to those presidents’ policies ... Read More »