Author archives: Thomas Leonard

Bursting Our Bloated Presidency

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After watching the recent Republican presidential nominee debates and the fine documentary on the Roosevelts, I was amazed at how much the media has changed in the past 70 years. But I was even more impressed with how much personality and charisma define the presidency.

Prioritizing Business in Development

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If global development experts cannot agree on the value and direction of current or future development goals, what can the U.S. do? It can start by empowering its own businesses to see African businesses as competitors and collaborators, and Africans as value-laden employees and employers.

The Mediterranean Void

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It seemed like a slow news day on my Google newsfeed—another migrant boat capsized in the Mediterranean. Just the previous week another incident saw 15 Muslim migrants allegedly throw 12 Christians overboard.