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The Happiness Mark

Cynthia Catania | Posted 10.15.2015 | Gay Voices
Cynthia Catania

It seems to me that the human brain is wired for dissatisfaction. Exercising gratitude for where we are, and what we have can be a challenge.

Welcoming a Hybrid Attempt at Justice for the Central African Republic

Jesica L. Santos | Posted 07.15.2015 | World
Jesica L. Santos

The establishment of the SCC is unprecedented in recent years in that the world will now have a hybrid tribunal working in a country where the ICC has already opened investigations.

Revisiting Sri Lanka a Decade Later: Helping Children After Disasters

William Spear | Posted 02.28.2015 | Impact
William Spear

The 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami killed more than 35,000 people in Sri Lanka, injuring more than 21,000. Over 1,000 children were orphaned and more than 7,000 children lost one parent.

On the Shoulders of Dwarfs

James Moore | Posted 04.28.2014 | Politics
James Moore

We can assume that we are not as far along as we would be in the effort to provide equality if Mehlman, Rove, Bush, and McKinnon were as interested in their country as they were their own craven self interests and ambitions for power and money. Forgive them if you wish. I cannot.

Hypocrisy on Parade: Ken Mehlman and the Reporter Who Wouldn't Let Him Lie

James Moore | Posted 10.25.2013 | Media
James Moore

Eric Resnick did not want to ask the question. He felt an obligation, though, because other reporters were avoiding the subject. They ought to have long ago confronted Ken Mehlman about the contradictions between his politics and his personal life.

Electoral Emissions: What If Presidents Treated Our Cars Like Our Country?

Brian Crewe | Posted 09.15.2012 | Politics
Brian Crewe


Crayola Crayon Rockets Launched in Nevada Desert

Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

John Coker, a homemade rocket enthusiast, has built--and launched--a set of rockets that resemble a giant 8-pack of Crayola Crayons. 'Since a friend...

Lieberman, Republicans and Why Change Still Means Something

John R. Bohrer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John R. Bohrer

Lieberman is too egotistic (and from too blue of a state) to come out and admit that his sole purpose is to block reform from happening. But Michael Steele isn't.

What Would Molly Think?

Betsy Moon | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Betsy Moon

Molly Ivins made us want to be our better selves and stand up and use our power. Two years after her death, she would be so proud that we finally woke up and worked to make this happen.

Early Voting: A New Trend with Hints of the Past

Kate Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kate Kelly

The current trend toward early voting--from several weeks to several days in advance--is a recent trend that began to pick up speed in 2000. This yea...

Mad Over Sarah Palin? Time To Get Busy for Obama.

Erik Ose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Erik Ose

How can progressives channel our outrage over the prospect of an unqualified, dangerously far-right wing pitbull with lipstick like Sarah Palin a heartbeat away from the presidency?

The "No-Bounce" Win and a Bit of History

Steve Lombardo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Lombardo

Over a month ago we said that the 2008 presidential race was becoming a referendum on Barack Obama. Now the polling data has confirmed our hypothesis...

The Enthusiasm Gap from 2004

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

Kathy Frankovic, the director of surveys for CBS News, devotes her column this week to a subject you have been reading a lot about lately, the "enthus...

Terror "Threats" Timed to Thwart Kerry in '04

Paul Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Abrams

Examination of the "evidence" behind the threats showed them to be flimsy and out-of-date. That, together with the timing provides a very strong case for their being totally a concoction brewed for political gain.