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Cheapest Lake Escapes in the U.S.

CheapTickets | July 31, 2015 | Travel
History lovers aside, Lake Havasu is also the place for those who are looking to party in paradise, minus the whole cost of paradise. Think brews, boats, bros, and babes on a budget.

The Top Ten Cities for Creatives | July 30, 2015 | Arts
Cities like New York and Los Angeles have, simply put, become too expensive for many working artists. So which cities present the best opportunities for today's creative workers?

Every U.S. Governor From Most Liberal to Most Conservative

FindTheBest | July 30, 2015 | Politics
In some cases, a governor's ideology does not reflect the overall political leaning of the state. Maryland, for example, is one of the most Democratic states in the country, but has a Republican governor.
Regan Long

Working Mother Heads to Washington, D.C.

Regan Long | July 29, 2015 | Parents
At one point or another, we all will have to separate from our baby, no matter what age they are. That being said, some parents are forced to do this in an unfathomable amount of time. When we look at an average leave being 6-12 weeks of unpaid leave in the United States, for many, that would be a gift.
Eat Drink Lucky

7 Top Summer Blueberry Dishes and Drinks

Eat Drink Lucky | July 29, 2015 | Taste
We put them on waffles, in salads, in cocktails, in smoothies and in ice cream -- and we're big fans of the toss-them-into-our-mouths technique.
Patty Mullahy Fugere

Homeless Families Win Class Action Lawsuit

Patty Mullahy Fugere | July 28, 2015 | DC
This decision is a resounding victory for homeless families based not just on esoteric interpretations of law, but on a common understanding of basic human rights that must be protected for all DC residents, no matter their income.
Garden & Gun

The 8 Top Southern Dishes

Garden & Gun | July 27, 2015 | Taste
Making these choices wasn't easy. I left a lot of gravy and a couple of racks of ribs on the cutting room floor. Think of them as edible mileposts on a turnpike to tomorrowland.
Donald S. Beyer Jr.

Helping National Parks Is Personal for This Congressman

Donald S. Beyer Jr. | July 27, 2015 | DC
As a recent college graduate, I had the rare opportunity to share my love for one of our nation's most cherished sites. I worked with and helped visitors from the community and around the world. I found my first park, but the National Mall was hardly my last.
Connie Lawn

The Capitol Steps - Superb Political Satire

Connie Lawn | July 26, 2015 | DC
So Vladimir Putin checks in at the Ukraine. A guard asks his name and he gives it. Then Putin is asked "occupation?" No Putin says, "just a visit." The Capitol Steps have tons of jokes like this - some vocally and most sung beautifully in well known tunes.
Louise Melling

The Equality Act Is a Visionary Piece of Legislation -- and Way Overdue

Louise Melling | July 24, 2015 | Politics
Something extraordinary happened Thursday to advance fairness and equality in the United States. Members of Congress introduced legislation to amend the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964 to embrace a more robust vision of equality.
National Trust for Historic Preservation

Plunge Into the Past With These Five Historic Swimming Pools

National Trust for Historic Preservation | July 23, 2015 | Travel
We've arranged a tour of five more historic pools to help you escape the sweltering summer heat. Dip your toes into these refreshingly cool swimming spots from around the country.
Robert L. Borosage

Fight for 15 Keeps on Stepping

Robert L. Borosage | July 23, 2015 | Politics
The Fight for 15 movement is gaining momentum. It has won victories in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, San Francisco, Seattle and SeaTac. Yesterday, a New York State Wage Board formally recommended a $15.00 minimum wage for the fast food industry in New York. Governor Cuomo could move that to into law after reviewing it. The University of California just announced it would raise its minimum wage for several thousand workers to $15.00. The $15.00 minimum is likely headed to a referendum vote in the District of Columbia next year. Pressure is now building on the president to act. He deserves credit for issuing orders raising the minimum wage of contract employees to $10.10, and requiring contractors to obey various workplace laws. Now federal employees are striking for $15.00 and a union.

The Best Beach Towns to Explore on Foot

Redfin | July 22, 2015 | Travel
Refreshing dips in the ocean, sandy beaches, strolls along the boardwalk, sticky ice cream cones and cool breezes are the perfect remedy for the stresses of daily life.
Brayden McCarthy

CFPB Should Shine a Light on Predatory Online Lenders

Brayden McCarthy | July 22, 2015 | DC
The price of light is still less than the cost of darkness. The same is true in online lending. Let's not forget that when advocating for 1071 implementation.

Museums in Minutes: See All of D.C.'s Greatest Artifacts in One Day | July 21, 2015 | Travel
Framed by the Washington Monument on one side and the U.S. Capitol on the other, the National Mall in Washington DC is a breathtaking, must-do attraction -- even if you can't stand politics.
Jean-Michel Giraud

Wishing Upon a Star

Jean-Michel Giraud | July 23, 2015 | DC
Gere became involved in homelessness several years ago, spending time in shelters and connecting with the residents there. As the Producer of the film, Gere has also indicated he wants to make "Time Out of Mind" available to homelessness nonprofits to use for fundraising purposes.

7 Places You Can Legally Drink on the Street in the U.S. | July 20, 2015 | Taste
There are few things better than strolling down the street with a cold drink in hand.
Clarence B. Jones

'If Not Now, When?'

Clarence B. Jones | July 18, 2015 | Black Voices
One of the issues that most concerns me is whether African-American and white political leaders understand the significance of what occurred in Charleston, South Carolina. A unique national opportunity continues to exercise a qualitatively new kind of leadership in our efforts to build relationships of trust and respect between African-American and white brothers and sisters.
National Trust for Historic Preservation

This Eid al-Fitr, Explore Five Historic Mosques Nationwide

National Trust for Historic Preservation | July 17, 2015 | Religion
In honor of this religious holiday, we pay homage to five historic mosques from around the country.
Isa Adney

What Technical Difficulties at Taylor Swift's 1989 Concert Revealed

Isa Adney | July 17, 2015 | Entertainment
I'm 28 yrs old. I'm cool. I will not freak out. I will remain calm. I am an adult. ‪That was what I tweeted a few days ago in Washington DC, hours before I walked into Nationals Park to see Taylor Swift perform her 1989 World Tour.
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