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Catherine McCullough

Top 5 Takeaways for the Connected Car

Catherine McCullough | February 27, 2015 | DC
It's happened -- the connected car has been discovered. At the 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas last month journalists, policymakers, and industry members alike buzzed over the advanced automotive technologies that connect drivers to the road by more than just their hands to the steering wheel.
Sadie Barr

School Food Problems Are American Food Problems

Sadie Barr | February 26, 2015 | Politics
The biggest problem with school food isn't that it's too healthy, or that students are being offered too little. The biggest problem is that industry is feeding our kids, and we're letting it happen.
Dana Beyer

The Second Coming of the Man Who Would Be Queen

Dana Beyer | February 26, 2015 | Gay Voices
Charlotte Allen's article in the Weekly Standard, "The Transgender Triumph," which reads like a "Greatest Hits" album of the scientifically ignorant and hateful anti-trans rabble, leads with the return of Professor J. Michael Bailey to the scene of the crimes that originally led to his fall from grace. It's a surprisingly tone-deaf way to stage-manage your Second Coming.
Melissa Terzis

Waiving Contingencies to Compete in a Seller's Market

Melissa Terzis | February 26, 2015 | HuffPost Home
As spring progresses, the real estate market continues to be competitive. Buyers are doing all sorts of things to get houses beyond writing a "pick me" letter. In some cases, the risks they are taking are tough to justify.
Arianna Huffington

My Q and A With W. Chris Winter, Sleep Whisperer to Some of the World's Top Athletes

Arianna Huffington | February 27, 2015 | Healthy Living
Perhaps more than any other group, athletes have fully embraced sleep as a performance enhancement tool. Top athletes are, of course, all about results. So there's no better place than the world of sports to see the tangible effects of sleep (including pre-game naps) on performance.
Doug Bandow

Six Allies Washington Should Dump From Its Lonely Hearts Club

Doug Bandow | February 26, 2015 | Politics
With almost a year before Valentine's Day hits again, the Obama administration has time to take an unsparing look at the ever-growing crowd of American allies and ally-wannabes. It's time for Washington to send the equivalent of a "Dear John" letter to a half dozen foreign capitals.
Beck Bailey

Off to the ER: Will I Be Treated With Dignity?

Beck Bailey | February 26, 2015 | Gay Voices
Recently I found myself in a situation that many transgender people dread: I was in an accident and required emergency medical care.
Cesar Millan

Go the Distance! Hiking With Your Dog

Cesar Millan | February 25, 2015 | Green
Learn about your dog's limits physically, take the heat into consideration, and have a time limit for your hike. If their tongue is hanging out of their mouth more than half way, it's a sign to stop and take a rest.
Rep. John Conyers

Drinking Water: A Human Right at Risk in America

Rep. John Conyers | February 25, 2015 | Politics
Imagine life without running water. Imagine the ordeal of having to find water not only to stay hydrated but also to bathe, clean, and cook. Imagine the challenge of caring for infants, the sick, or the elderly when the tap runs dry. Over the past year, hundreds of thousands of Americans have had to live out this nightmare.
Suzanne Roy

Who Controls Federal Public Lands? All Americans or a Handful of Welfare Ranchers?

Suzanne Roy | February 26, 2015 | Green
In a standoff worthy of a John Wayne movie, a group of "welfare" ranchers in Eureka County, Nevada is blocking the release of federally protected wild horses back to public lands after the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) treated the horses with a birth control vaccine.
Jason Alderman

Making Sure Loved Ones Are Prepared for Their Retirement Years

Jason Alderman | February 27, 2015 | Money
If a senior relative faces a sudden, debilitating illness or starts losing control of everyday finances, would you know where his or her retirement, estate and long-term care issues stand?
Rep. Hank Johnson

Protect the Open Internet

Rep. Hank Johnson | February 25, 2015 | Black Voices
These claims that the administration strong-armed the FCC in its rulemaking are offensive to the millions of Americans who have helped shape the FCC's order by participating in the rulemaking process.
T.S. Monk

Jazz Was Not Meant for the Dinner Table

T.S. Monk | February 25, 2015 | Arts
We've come a long way with substance, but we jazz musicians have got to get back on track. If we just add some ingredients from the rest of the entertainment world, people will view jazz as fun once again, and they will come back.
Roadtrippers

Does This House of Cards Filming Locations Guide Have Your Vote?

Roadtrippers | February 24, 2015 | Travel
Haul your lazy butt off the couch and visit some of the show's filming locations, from the show's setting in D.C. to Baltimore (where a majority of the show is actually shot) to Frank's hometown and congressional district in South Carolina.
Alfred W. McCoy

The Real American Exceptionalism

Alfred W. McCoy | February 24, 2015 | Politics
Washington is now well into the second decade of an endless War on Terror that seems the sum of its exceptions to international law: endless incarceration, extrajudicial killing, pervasive surveillance, drone strikes in defiance of national boundaries and torture on demand.
Brian Boyko

An Under-Examined Angle on Money-in-Politics: 'Winner-Take-All' Elections

Brian Boyko | February 23, 2015 | Politics
There is a broad understanding among the American people that there's too much money in American politics and that the dependence on their donors to provide that money leaves elected officials without the autonomy to properly represent their constituents.
Sandi Vidal

Homelessness Ends With Housing

Sandi Vidal | February 24, 2015 | Impact
The naysayers talk about the costs of putting someone in housing, others scoff and retort that they want free houses too. People get upset that their tax dollars go to support people who are lazy or who have made poor choices.
Mike Weisser

A Gun Violence Vaccine

Mike Weisser | February 23, 2015 | Politics
Vaccinations protect the human species against diseases for which there is no cure once the infection occurs. In this respect, vaccines become the cure for certain diseases through prevention, whereas we usually think of being cured as what doctors do to us after we get sick.
Pepe Escobar

Year of the Sheep, Century of the Dragon?

Pepe Escobar | February 23, 2015 | World
The U.S. media has a China fever, which results in typically feverish reports that don't take the pulse of the country or its leader. In the process, so much is missed.
Robert Brustein

How to Love Your Country

Robert Brustein | February 20, 2015 | Politics
One of the more depressing political attacks in recent history was launched by the former Mayor of New York, Rudolph Giuliani, against President Obama. With strong implications of racism, Giuliani claimed that Obama did not love his country.
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