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  • Barry Blake
    Published 3 days ago
    A Conversation Between World Leaders

    A Conversation Between World Leaders

    The following is a collection of quotations, the words of two people. They are not talking to each other, but their comments have a certain commonality. One of the people was a world leader. The other is a world leader. The comments of each tell us which might be more fit to lead. One is an extraordinary person; the other is not. The idea of this exercise is not to determine who the speakers are (that’s easy) but to understand the skill set of a successful leader.
  • Anton Black
    Published 3 days ago
    The Standard of Immigrants Britain Wants

    The Standard of Immigrants Britain Wants

    It was about time Britain took action to stop immigrants from coming and exploit the country by taking jobs the British refuse to do.
  • Ruth Elizabeth Stiff
    Published 3 days ago
    A STUDY IN THE EDWARDIAN ERA

    A STUDY IN THE EDWARDIAN ERA

    The Edwardian Era is my favourite Era in English history. It was a time when the old crossed over into the new and “life” started to change into the modern world in which we live today. Photography was in its infant stage but we still have these amazing pictures of the old and new, the horse and cart with the motor car (for example) in the one photograph. These old, sepia photographs have opened the door to the Edwardian Era, helping us to understand the importance of this “part” of English history, and giving us “living” pictures of how people lived back then. The pictures of the dresses are exquisite and yet, just as interesting is how these photographs showed the difference in how these “classes” lives, what they wore and where they worked.
  • Teriu Lemon
    Published 3 days ago
    Inclusion Matters - Part 2

    Inclusion Matters - Part 2

    In hindsight, the introduction of Inclusion Matters Part 1, left me realising that the discourse is massive, broad, and could go in so many different directions. I would need to prioritise and minimise! Perhaps areas will overlap but prioritising will be important to be more informed.
  • Michael Eric Ross
    Published 4 days ago
    A house of many basements: Biden’s media strategy and why it’s working

    A house of many basements: Biden’s media strategy and why it’s working

    It’s been more than briefly fashionable to dismiss or distill the current pandemic-driven style of former vice president Joe Biden’s presidential campaign as a war being waged from his basement in Delaware. The Trump 2020 re-elect campaign, denied the chance to go after Biden on traditional campaign turf (the country itself), has doubled down on the Biden-in-the-basement meme, alleging that Biden’s phoning it in, taking shots at President* Donald Trump from the equivalent of a bunker in New England.
  • Amanda Spradlin
    Published 5 days ago
    Michigan, Where Do Our Tax Payments Actually Go?

    Michigan, Where Do Our Tax Payments Actually Go?

    I have had a lot of questions about taxes lately. So, I reviewed the State of Michigan’s Annual Financial Report prepared by the State Budget Office in comparison with the Budget Briefing: State Tax Revenue Overview which was prepared by the House Fiscal Agency. I did not like what I found.
  • Dennis McKonkie
    Published 5 days ago
    4 Ways to Support Your Country During Tough Times

    4 Ways to Support Your Country During Tough Times

    Most people would agree that the times are fairly troubling these days. And with it comes stress, worry, confusion or anger. One of the most important things you can do? Don't get stuck in it. Recognize that things will get better. Stand by your country and see it through, even on the hardest days. Along with hanging on tight to this positive outlook, there are other things you can do to show support and love for your country. Keep reading for four ideas to make a difference.
  • Annie Kapur
    Published 5 days ago
    Book Review: "How to Destroy America in Three Easy Steps" by Ben Shapiro

    Book Review: "How to Destroy America in Three Easy Steps" by Ben Shapiro

    Ben Shapiro’s introduction to his new book “How to Destroy America in Three Easy Steps” begins with capturing the very depths of the free-thinking mind of the new generation of political libertarians, liberals and conservatives alike. He ignites conversation, question and rethinking with his incredible argument that America moves towards disengagement and misinformation. Shapiro proves to be back on top form with his book “The Right Side of History” being a massive success and, from a readers point of view whether you like him or not, you have to admit that he knows what he’s talking about. As America tries to uphold herself in her 250 year civil rights’ history since the war, Shapiro lets us all in on a secret: that we are the problem and yet, we are also the solution. His writing style is clear, concise and consistent with a man who proves that ethics and morals, standards and cultural traditions seem to arise over conflict, mass mob culture, labelling and chaos. As both the right and the left of the American Political slip into chaos, Ben Shapiro is there explaining why they are both completely wrong.
  • Travae Jones
    Published 5 days ago
    The Lost History

    The Lost History

    The world continually turns forgetting the embers that continue to glow in red. Ever burning heat of the past that silently grows and devours. 'We The People' is a fallacy in the logistics of the world we live in. In order for there to be a we there must be a unified 'I'. In the lack of love for all, there only becomes a love of gain. This is the Western imperialistic way of moving throughout history. Overcoming and overtaking, leaving a greater divide rather than an inclusive conclusive connection. 'The' is the principle of a continued now, and diligent present that cannot be swayed away from the uncertain future. It is the principle that connects not just sentences and thoughts on paper, but does the like in the world of action. It is practical, when only a wise practicality is embedded in its purpose.