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A Missed Opportunity for Even Greater U.S. Influence
Today’s new conventional wisdom is that trade is bad politics. But the fall of the Soviet Union showed that U.S. security requires economic policies that encourage America’s private sector dynamism as well as military means. The economic and strategic potential of the U.S. to shape the future world order through a strong global trade policy may be an opportunity lost. Learn more
What's Trump's Agenda? Newt Has Some Ideas.
“I have a job,” Newt Gingrich told me this week, when I asked him if there was a job he might accept in the new administration. “I have a full-time job reconceptualizing the way Republican government will occur." Perhaps no one played it wilier than Gingrich, who has managed to hover near the center of Republican power for most of the last 20-plus years. Gingrich may well be the longtime politician closest to what Trump, who disdains the entire profession, would consider a peer. Learn more
Dr. Sanjay Gupta: Formerly conjoined twins leave hospital
Jadon and Anias McDonald were born sharing 1.5 centimeters of brain tissue and were separated two months ago. CNN Chief Medical Correspondent, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, who has followed the family through their long and emotional journey, reports on their latest milestone. Learn more
Dealing With a Reluctant Power
The bottom line is that Washington spends far too much time and energy reacting to China’s moves. Instead, it should be active and exploit U.S. strengths, such as technology, innovation, and connections to global capital markets, as it works with a diverse array of Asian partners to help balance China’s growing influence. The best way to adapt to China’s new activism is to mount a stronger offense, not play perpetual defense. Learn more
Rusell Simmons Talks Art and Meditation in the Trump Era
Music and media mogul Russell Simmons was championing meditation long before there were apps to track mindfulness and guided teachings delivered by smartphone. So it wasn’t a surprise, given the current political climate, when the topic came up during a recent discussion with Simmons ahead of his annual Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation fund-raiser at Art Basel Miami Beach. Learn more
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