Tobin Klingsmith

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The Words That Remade America

The significance of the Gettysburg Address<p><i>In a rare image of President Lincoln at Gettysburg, he is shown hatless at the center of a crowd on the orators’ platform. (Library of Congress)</i><p>In the summer of 1863, General Robert E. Lee pushed northward into Pennsylvania. The Union army met him at …

Egyptian army ready to die in 'final hours' as President Mohamed Morsi remains defiant

Egypt's army commander and Islamist President Mohamed Morsi each pledged his life to defy the other as the hour approached on Wednesday that will trigger a military takeover that was prompted by mass demonstrations.<p>The military chiefs issued a call to battle in a statement headlined "The Final …

How Salesforce And Deloitte Tackle Employee Engagement With Gamification

With less than 30 percent of workers today committed to and satisfied with their work, leaders need to find ways to change their employees’ attitudes and habits. One route runs through non-financial recognition and rewards. Badgeville Chief Strategy Officer & Co-Founder Kris Duggan suggests that …

Bolivian president leaves Austria as diplomatic row erupts over diversion

Amid a growing diplomatic storm, the Bolivian president, Evo Morales, has been allowed to fly out of Vienna, but only after a 12-hour interruption …

Stock Markets

Spectacular Moleskine Doodles Explode with Energy

Philippines-based illustrator Kerby Rosanes proves that doodling can be so much more than scratching unintelligible scribbles on paper. Through his Sketchy Stories blog, Rosanes shares his wonderful world of doodling in a simple Moleskine sketchbook. Equipped with an ordinary Moleskine, a few Uni …

Doodling

100 Of The Greatest Opening Sentences In The History Of Literature

Whilst the cover or even title of a book might initially gain your attention, in truth it’s the opening sentence that has the power to inspire, …

GLENN GREENWALD: The NSA Can Store 'One Billion Cell Phone Calls Every Single Day'

The National Security Agency can store one billion phone calls each day.<p>Speaking to a raucous audience via Skype on Friday, Greenwald said the NSA's "brand-new technology" gives it the power to "redirect into its own repositories one billion cell phone calls every single day."<p>"But what we're really …

Surveillance

Report: US Bugged Offices And Spied On Internal Networks Of European Union

Der Spiegel quoted from a September 2010 "top secret" U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) document that it said fugitive former NSA contractor Edward Snowden had taken with him, and the weekly's journalists had seen in part.<p>The document outlines how the NSA bugged offices and spied on EU internal …

Surveillance

Obama's Shift Toward Communitarianism

Barack Obama was never going to be a champion of civil liberties; he leads a very old and quickly growing strain of the Democratic Party that …

The Age Of Obama: A Strong Government and a Weak America

The age of Obama, writes Lloyd Green, is mandated health care, crony capitalism, and first-family TV spots as a modern iteration of bread and …

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Shadow Banking Threatens China's Economy—but What Is It, Exactly?

Needed government reforms to the country's byzantine financial system may nonetheless upend China's growth.<p>Last week, the Shanghai interbank offered rate (Shibor), China's once-anonymous version of London's LIBOR, made news around the world when it suddenly spiked at all time high. Expected to …