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Democrats still haven’t faced their God problem

PHILADELPHIA — The Democratic Party has a God problem.<p>And over the last couple of decades, as its base became more educated, less religious and more …

What Blockchain Means for the Sharing Economy

Look at the modus operandi of today’s internet giants — such as Google, Facebook, Twitter, Uber, or Airbnb — and you’ll notice they have one thing in common: They rely on the contributions of users as a means to generate value within their own platforms. Over the past 20 years the economy has …

If you’re a Christian, you need to go to church. Regularly.

Lately, I’ve read a couple of insightful articles that address a recurring spiritual question:<p>If you consider yourself a Christian, must you go to …

When America Was Most Innovative, and Why

The competitiveness of the U.S. economy depends on technological progress, but recent data suggests that innovation is getting harder and the pace of growth is slowing down. A major challenge in business and policy spheres is to understand the environments that are most conducive to innovation. One …

The Real Reason You're Not Allowed To Work From Home

When I became an HR person in 1984, every HR conference I attended included at least one session on Managing the Flexible Workforce.<p>Back in 1984, everyone who studied the workplace predicted that most white-collar employees would be working from home or somewhere else — the beach or a coffee shop, …

The Workplace

Why We Can't Fix Twitter

Social media is broken. When will we realize that we're the problem?<p>Amtrak once asked a focus group what kind of food they wanted in the train’s cafe car. One participant requested more healthy choices, like salad and fruit. The person running the focus group said something like, “People always say …

Social Media

Is Harry Potter the Jesus of a New Generation?

Millions are giving the series a close read through a spiritual lens.<p>When I was a kid, I worried about my parents with an anxiety bordering on obsession. If they went out for the evening, I'd sit up in bed waiting to hear tires on the snow, the quiet roar of the garage door, the jingle of keys in …

Entrepreneurs, Prepare For A Rough Ride In 2017

At the start of every year I write a post that attempts to predict what the new year will bring. I’m never 100% right, but thinking it through and laying out the assumptions is useful. 2017 has more moving pieces than any year I remember. The U.S. economy is near the top of its cycle, social …

10 Science-Backed Ways To Be More Positive In 2017

2016 was full of negativity. Adopting these 10 habits can help guard against bringing that bad energy into the new year.<p>For a variety of reasons ranging from sorrow over the deaths of some beloved cultural icons to the bitter acrimony that characterized much of the political scene, a fair number of …

One Surprising Race Gap That Still Dogs Millennials

Young adults are more likely to live with their parents now than at any time in the past 75 years. And there’s a popular narrative that puts much of …

Ask Ethan: Could The Universe Have Begun From A Big Bounce?

Thanks to incredible advances in science over the past century, we’ve been able to determine where our Universe came from in the past, how it got to be the way it is today and where it’s headed into the distant future. But there are still limits to what we can say: there’s a limit to how far back …

These Are The Jobs With The Most Potential In 2017

Companies will be hiring for all sorts of positions this year, but these are the jobs most in demand.<p>“The New Year is a great time to turn a page, start a new chapter, and seek out exciting career opportunities,” says Sunny Ackerman, vice president and general manager of the staffing company …

Cooler than all of us: how the Obamas upheld African American pop culture

Black culture and art flourished with the Obamas in the White House, showing America that blackness can be mainstream without losing any of its vibrance<p>There is a point in history where every former president ceases to be much more than a collection of cliches. This usually takes places after he …

Why Every Employee Should Think Like a CEO

<i>The Entrepreneur Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

What Kind Of 'Jobs President' Has Obama Been — In 8 Charts

The final chapter of the Obama economy drew that much closer to its end on Friday, with the final jobs report of the 44th president's time in office. That report showed the 75th straight month of job growth, with employers adding 156,000 jobs.<p>Solid, but nothing flashy.<p>In that way, it was emblematic …

Economics

Your Mind Is Your Religion: Lama Yeshe on practice

When I talk about mind, I’m not just talking about my mind, my trip. I’m talking about the mind of each and every universal living being. The way we …

Barack Obama forever changed black America | Peniel E Joseph

The president justified the faith of generations who persisted in loving America – even when the nation refused to love us back<p>Black America’s conception of ourselves was forever changed by Barack Obama’s presidency. For African Americans, the first family helped to unlock the transformational …

Michelle Obama

The Jews Begging to Join the Alt-Right

Talk about self-hating. Meet the American Jews lining up to shout ‘Seig Heil’ and ‘Hail, Donald.’<p>“I refuse to join any club that will have me as a …

U.S. Election Results Show The Real Divide In America Is Economic

This past week, the electoral college confirmed Donald Trump was going to be the next USA President. He did not win the majority of popular votes …

Neil Buchanan: American Democracy Is on Life Support

<i>This article first appeared on the Dorf on Law site.</i><p>Is it too late to save constitutional democracy in the United States?<p>It is possible that there is …

Tesla In 2017: Model 3, New Autopilot, Solar Roof And Other Developments Expected From The Company

It wouldn’t be wrong to say that 2016 was a bit of a rollercoaster for Tesla. The company ventured into electricity generation with its Solar Roof …

The electoral college is the worst of both worlds. It’s time for it to go.

By E.J. Dionne Jr.<p>, Columnist<p>It’s important for those who favor the popular election of our presidents to separate their arguments for direct democracy from the outcome of a particular contest.<p>My colleague George F. Will’s recent column in defense of the electoral college offers an excellent …

Electoral College

Chief of America’s blackest league talks about race and social justice

NBA’s Silver advises against a player boycott of Trump White House<p>Of all America’s professional sports leagues, none are feeling the aftershocks of …

North Carolina

Baby Jesus and the War on Christmas

<b>Christmas as a Microcosm of the Roots of Religion</b><p>Christmas and our popular obsessions with it have much to teach us about where religion really comes from. Even before Christianity transformed Yahweh into a three-headed deity, the God of Abraham had a split personality. The same God who lovingly …

Faith

Jesus Was A Socialist

As people around the world celebrate Christmas, it is worth remembering that Jesus was a socialist. Of course, he was born long before the rise of industrial capitalism in the 19th century, but his radical ideas have influenced many critics of capitalism, including many prominent socialists and …

Middle-class

The Empire Is Us: The Politics of ‘Rogue One’

Warning: Spoilers ahead.<p>What happens when we become the empire?<p>In an early scene of <i>Rogue One</i>, the new Star Wars spinoff, we follow the protagonists Jyn Erso and Cassian Andor to the desert moon of Jedha. Walking through the streets, looking for a contact, Cassian perceptively comments, “This town …

Star Wars

Who You Can Trust With Your New Business Idea

When you have a great idea, who can you trust it with?<p>I founded TeleBrands, the company behind “As Seen on TV” household products, more than 30 years …

The UN has decided to tackle the issue of killer robots in 2017

Elon Musk and Steve Wozniak called on the United Nations last year to ban lethal autonomous weapons.<p>The United Nations decided to formally address the issue of killer robots.<p>At the International Convention on Conventional Weapons in Geneva, the 123 participating nations voted to form a group in …

Michelle Obama: Americans will miss 'having a grown-up in the White House'

The first lady spoke with Oprah Winfrey in likely her last interview of the year, and drew a clear contrast between Barack Obama and Donald Trump<p>America is now a country without hope, Michelle Obama has said.<p>Asked by Oprah Winfrey if her husband’s administration had lived up to its promise of hope, …

Michelle Obama