Foreign Policy Experts - A Roundup

We asked some foreign policy experts around the country what they’d like to see the State Department prioritize in order to Build Back Better on a global scale. Here’s what they had to say...

Building Back Better – State Department

This will be the final installment of our year-long series on the function of a Cabinet in the executive branch of the United States government, and more particularly, how the State Department is tackling Joe Biden’s promise to Build Back Better.

A Guide to Outsourcing for Startups

Although we live in an age where startups are relatively easy to launch, core team members can still find it difficult to manage things by themselves. This is why most startup companies don't survive in the long run. Those startups that do survive and flourish have discovered that they do not have to be limited to a single city, country or even to a contient. Estimates show that over 300,000 jobs in the U.S. are outsourced yearly. Business outscourcing can help startups stretch their limited resources...

The Gratitude Around Her

Leadership is a big buzzword for the Twenty-First Century. You hear about leadership everywhere in books, and in all forms of the media. Consultants peddle “authentic” leadership as if it is a commodity that has been packaged and branded. But there is no second-guessing the real thing. Real leadership doesn’t have to be packaged and branded; you know it when you see it. 

A Chronicle of Mayor Nicola Smith's Two Terms in Office

New book Mayor Nicola Smith Grateful Steward chronicles Nicola Smith’s two terms as Mayor of Lynnwood, Washington. From 2014 to 2021, Nicola Smith served as the seventh mayor of Lynnwood, Washington, a small city located in Snohomish County. Mayor Smith entered the realm of politics at a much needed time in American history when true leadership is needed at all levels of government. 


Build Back Better – U.S. Department of Agriculture

Barbara Lloyd McMichael’s monthly column examines the impact of the Biden Administration’s Building Back Better initiative.  This month she focuses on the Department of Agriculture. The U.S. is still one of the world’s largest producers of food, and it is the top food-exporting nation. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has played an important role in that success.


Love 22

I met Love 22 during my senior year at the University of Rhode Island. Love 22 slid unannounced into my life on a blustery day in November. He looked like he had been blown like a tumbleweed across the campus quadrangle. The sun was hidden behind a blank slate of sky. Wind sheared through the tops of plain grey trees that had shed their leaves.


Book Review by Patricia Vaccarino: Showing Out by Timothy Reed

Peeking into the flesh parlor, “Peeps Castle,” to watch the girls in action is a voyeuristic jaunt well worth the price of admission.