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German and Italian Finances Key to EU Future

During a 1968 Cabinet meeting in Paris President Charles De Gaulle asked his renowned Minister of Cultural Affairs Andre Malraux (1901-1976) to summarize the challenges facing France's two major partners in the newly formed "Common

Homelessness: Help that Empowers

(Chelsea Johnson, 1776 Scholar) Matthew 25:35 says “For I was hungry, and you gave me food; I was thirsty, and you gave me drink; I was a stranger and you welcomed me.” Colorado had a

European Union: The Gathering Storm

(Boston) In 1958 via the Treaty of Rome six Western European nations (West Germany, France, Italy, and the Low Countries) began life as a cooperative economic entity known as the "Common Market".  For thirty-five years

Growing Plants and Stunting Growth

(Courtney Reanier, 1776 Scholar) Isn’t it sad to think that we are more concerned with how many plants we are legally entitled to grow than how this drug is devastating the growth and potential of

Middle Eastern Quagmire: The Road to Nowhere

"You Can Always Count on Americans To Do The Right Thing... But Only After They've Tried Every Other Thing." -Winston Churchill (Bill Moloney, Denver)  The War in Afghanistan- the longest war in American History- is

American Foreign Policy: Hostage to Domestic Politics

(Bill Moloney, Nantucket) In addition to familiar summertime diversions- beaching, biking, swimming, sailing- this island offers a steady parade of celebrity speakers opining on weighty cultural and political matters. A Nantucket truism validated by my