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Gail McGovern

An Act Of Generosity Can Help Save A Life

Gail McGovern | July 25, 2016 | DC
We cannot always know when or where the next emergency need will arise. Yet, amid uncertainty and heartache, we witness acts of heroism, kindness and compassion every day.
Paul Mincarelli

In Baltimore, The Library Is Open

Paul Mincarelli | July 22, 2016 | Education
Imagine if public schools left their libraries open during the summer for students to continue reading and exploring hands-on educational content. What would happen if media specialists remained on site so that students could check out books and access materials?
George Lakoff

Understanding Trump

George Lakoff | July 24, 2016 | Politics
Why does Donald Trump publicly insult other candidates and political leaders mercilessly? Quite simply, because he knows he can win an onstage TV insult game. In strict conservative eyes, that makes him a formidable winning candidate who deserves to be a winning candidate.
MuslimGirl

Let's Talk About The Dress Code For Muslim Men

MuslimGirl | July 22, 2016 | Religion
Covering up a bit more than usual at the beach while your wife or sister is beautifully covered is a wonderful form of solidarity. It's also a great form of modesty.  Your wife or sister will appreciate it.
Tavis Smiley

Mother Of Baton Rouge Police Shooter Speaks For The First Time: 'My Son Had PTSD Which Went Untreated'

Tavis Smiley | July 21, 2016 | Politics
Corine Woodley, mother of the Baton Rouge police shooter Gavin Eugene Long, in an EXCLUSIVE conversation shares revealing details unknown until now about her troubled son.
The Second City

It’s Not Us, It’s You, RNC: A Break-Up Note From Cleveland

The Second City | July 19, 2016 | Politics
Dear Republican National Convention, So… we need to talk. We’ve built some great memories together. Remember when you came here for the 1924 convention and nominated President Calvin “Silent Cal” Coolidge? We partied hard that week - the first convention to give women equal representation!...
Anna Wilding

Admiral Rogers Talks Openly About The NSA But Not Quite

Anna Wilding | July 18, 2016 | DC
Admiral Michael Rogers has quite a task afoot, as Director of the National Security Agency and the military's Cyber Command Mission Force. Speaking at a luncheon organised by retired Captain Kevin Wensing, Admiral Rogers said that the agency will eventually contain 6200 dedicated computer personnel split into 133 teams.
Judith Sandalow

The Racism All Around Us

Judith Sandalow | July 18, 2016 | DC
The truth is the tragic deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile have been felt by more than their families. Their deaths touched a nerve that is already raw for so many of our young clients -- and for many other Americans, including me.
Natasha Walizer

Ambitious Athletics, Washington DC

Natasha Walizer | July 18, 2016 | DC
It was about 6:30am, Tuesday morning. Half of the nation's capital was awake, and the other half would soon be waking up. I'm sure taxi and Uber drivers had clocked on when I was still asleep. The lines at the Starbucks on each corner were out the doors; tall grande...
Barbra Streisand

Ruth Bader Ginsburg On Donald Trump: Unprecedented Or A Supreme Court Norm?

Barbra Streisand | July 15, 2016 | Politics
Strong, opinionated women, like "The Notorious RBG," are always criticized. She spoke what many people already feel about the utterly unqualified Donald Trump. Her comments deserve a deeper analysis beyond subjective punditry or sanctimonious Tweets.
Sen. Barbara Boxer

Mike Pence: A Right-Wing Record On Steroids

Sen. Barbara Boxer | July 15, 2016 | Politics
Donald Trump's selection of Indiana Governor Mike Pence as his vice presidential nominee speaks volumes about just how dangerous a Trump Administration would be.
Alexis Shaak

What It's Like Growing Up With First Responder Parents

Alexis Shaak | July 21, 2016 | Impact
I am an only child, but I have always had a fourth family member living with me, my mom, and my dad. No, it wasn’t another human or a pet, it was a pager. I grew up with first responder parents. My father is a volunteer firefighter and...
Jenell Stewart

Natural Hair Creates A More Inclusive Beauty Standard

Jenell Stewart | July 12, 2016 | Black Voices
Collectively our voices are effecting changes in creating a more inclusive standard of beauty. Everyday that we learn more about our hair and document our experiences publicly is another day we support a Black woman who is nervous about finally coming into her own and accepting her natural hair.
Rashard Mendenhall

Coming Out: Life After Ball

Rashard Mendenhall | July 12, 2016 | Sports
When you've been raised in a locker room and eventually become a part of society, it doesn't feel like reality. Much like coming out of prison, everything feels different. There's really no way to prepare for it.
Paul Steven Stone

Brand Suicide: The Destruction of the Democratic Brand in 2016

Paul Steven Stone | July 11, 2016 | DC
This is the new brand of the Democratic Party. Self-interested. Self-important. Self-justifying. Almost criminal in its commitment to its own survival and comforts. How appropriate that Hillary Clinton is poised to be their leader.
Bernie Sanders

Democrats Must Fight To Defeat The Trans-Pacific Partnership

Bernie Sanders | July 10, 2016 | Politics
Over and over again, supporters of free trade have told us that unfettered free trade would increase jobs and reduce the trade deficit.
Jean-Michel Giraud

The Untapped Potential in Shared Housing for Single Adults

Jean-Michel Giraud | July 8, 2016 | DC
Instead of shared housing, a better name for this might be "shared living." The phrase describes an arrangement that is used more and more commonly in homeless services across the country to give participants faster access to housing. It is the agreement between two or more...
Nick Turse

The Charmed Life Of David Petraeus

Nick Turse | July 5, 2016 | Politics
We live in an age when hardly a soul, it seems, cares that high-ranking, mission-unaccomplished officers have had leading roles in quagmire wars or even, in two prominent cases, saw their government service cease as a result of a career-ending scandal.
Dorothy Samuels

Behind The Supreme Court Abortion Victory: The Amazing Lawyers Who Made It Happen

Dorothy Samuels | July 3, 2016 | Politics
In all, the case is a triumph for honest judging and a freer and more just America. Something to celebrate over this long Fourth of July weekend.
John Thompson

It's Time To Do Something About Prosecutors Who Break The Rules

John Thompson | June 30, 2016 | Politics
Jim Williams left me for dead. My family, my people, my community and I will never fully move on from that. No one could. I'm scared for others like me, who will be ripped to shreds by our system because they are poor and Black.
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