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College Student Dies After Choking During Pancake-Eating Contest

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 04.03.2017 | Crime

A Connecticut college student is dead after she choked during a pancake-eating contest. Caitlin Nelson, a student at Sacred Heart University in Fairfi...

George W. Bush Gave Us Trump. Now He Wants To Be Forgiven.

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grim | Posted 03.22.2017 | Politics

We’ve all seen the picture. It’s the opening of the National Museum of African-American History and Culture, and George W. Bush is sharing a brief...

Twin Dies After Fall From Escalator In World Trade Center Transit Hub

The Huffington Post | Mary S Papenfuss | Posted 02.12.2017 | Crime

A New Jersey teacher died Saturday after she fell from an escalator onto the main concourse of the World Trade Center Oculus transit hub in downtown M...

Trump's Backfiring Yemen Policy Epitomizes His Dangerously Slipshod Regime

William Bradley | Posted 02.10.2017 | Politics
William Bradley

Donald Trump's worrisomely wacky presidency is proving to be a movable feast of outrageous controversy. To a certain extent, that is a plus for the tw...

The Top Five Reasons Why Becoming President Will Prove A Disaster For Trump

Andy Ostroy | Posted 02.07.2017 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

It's hard to fathom it's been only two weeks since Donald Trump took the oath of office. During this infancy period he's threatened trade wars; angere...

When We Were Refugees

Caroline Judge Mehta | Posted 02.03.2017 | World
Caroline Judge Mehta

Most days, I drive to work. It's just a three mile distance, but Connecticut Avenue at rush hour provides countless outlets for spasms of misanthropy....

The Ad Hoc Autocracy of Trump's National Insecurity Council

William Bradley | Posted 02.02.2017 | Politics
William Bradley

"There is a Chinese curse which says, 'May you live in interesting times.'" Robert F. Kennedy (No...

The Biggest Fuck You

Bob Weidman | Posted 02.01.2017 | Politics
Bob Weidman

It's refreshing that for once Jews aren't at the front of the line for rounding up and persecution. I don't often play the Jew card, but this time, ...

Is Donald Trump Having A Meltdown?

Andy Ostroy | Posted 01.27.2017 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

He's unhealthily obsessed with this humiliating margin and has been waging a bizarre self-sabotaging campaign which counter-intuitively calls into question the very legitimacy of his presidency.

As After 9/11, the World Loves America

Robert S. McElvaine | Posted 01.23.2017 | Politics
Robert S. McElvaine

In the wake of the horrific attack on the United States on September 11, 2001, there was around the world an outpouring of support--indeed, love--for ...

Obama Lawyer Urges Supreme Court To Shield High-Ranking Officials From Lawsuits

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 01.18.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Two days before President-elect Donald Trump takes office, the Obama administration did him a big favor by telling the Supreme Court it...

Gregg Sulkin Compares Workout To 9/11, Gets Appropriately Dragged

The Huffington Post | Cole Delbyck | Posted 01.18.2017 | Entertainment

Gregg Sulkin is seriously not doing himself any favors. The “Faking It” actor found himself in hot water on Wednesday (temperature: scalding), wh...

The Activist In All of Us

Alona Elkayam | Posted 01.16.2017 | Women
Alona Elkayam

Dr. Martin Luther King has shaped me in more ways as a complete human than Blondie, Frank Stella, and Barbara Walters shaped me separately as a woman,...

At the Turnstile: Troubled Trump Catches A Break While Obama Is Classy To The End

William Bradley | Posted 01.13.2017 | Media
William Bradley

What a spectacular mess American politics is. First, on Tuesday night, there was outgoing President Barack Obama, back in elegant orator mode after sp...

Violence Against South Asians Has Returned To Post-9/11 Levels: Report

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 01.12.2017 | Politics

For South Asian-Americans, history seems to have repeated itself in a disturbing way, a recent report shows. South Asian Americans Leading Together (...

Trump's (and Clinton's) Big Mistake(s) On Russia

William Bradley | Posted 01.09.2017 | Media
William Bradley

Methinks the lady doth protest too much. President-elect Donald Trump has spent so much energy in strenuous gymnastics to avoid acknowledging the Rus...

Some Thoughts On Our First Trump Christmas

William Bradley | Posted 12.23.2016 | Media
William Bradley

President-elect Donald J. Trump. Christmas 2016. Deal with it. Deck the halls. Nah, I'm not that harsh. Far from it. Though I do feel rather distant ...

Is Trump's America Ready for Kaleidoscopic World Chaos?

William Bradley | Posted 12.21.2016 | Media
William Bradley

So that's that. Donald Trump is now formally the President-elect of the United States. The Electoral College met and voted on Monday. And with the hyp...

Trump, Obama and the Missed Opportunity of Pearl Harbor's 75th Anniversary

William Bradley | Posted 12.08.2016 | Politics
William Bradley

How many generals are too many at the top tier of a presidential administration? What level of attention to the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pear...

Guantanamo 9/11 Trial Continues To Be A Slow-Motion Train Wreck

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 12.07.2016 | Politics
Daphne Eviatar

It's no secret that the Guantanamo Bay detention center is a huge government money-suck.

Military Commissions 'Disrespectful To Our System Of Justice'

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 12.06.2016 | World
Daphne Eviatar

On Monday, the first day of the final week of hearings in the 9/11 case during President Obama's tenure, the Guantanamo military commission was focused on whether one of the five accused men had sufficiently recovered from hemorrhoid surgery to sit in the courtroom.

Trump Should Watch The Military Commissions Before Continuing Them

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 12.05.2016 | World
Daphne Eviatar

Among the many questions Donald Trump will have to consider when he takes office in January is whether to keep trying to prosecute the five alleged masterminds of the 9/11 terror attacks in the military commissions at Guantanamo Bay.

(R)EVOLUTION IN BERLIN: GOLEM Ushers in the Shadow Dialectic

Lisa Paul Streitfeld | Posted 12.02.2016 | Arts
Lisa Paul Streitfeld

GOLEM opened on 23 September 2016 at the Jewish Museum Berlin. Curated by the German American female duo, Martina Lüdicke (German) and Emily D. Bils...

The 2016 election and the rise and fall - and rise? - of Christian nationalism

David Briggs | Posted 11.28.2016 | Religion
David Briggs

Does the 2016 election portend the rise of Christian nationalism? Only two years ago, the percentage of Americans identifying being a Christian with ...

Donald Trump, New Moves on National Security, and One of Our Oddest Veterans Day Weekends

William Bradley | Posted 11.14.2016 | Media
William Bradley

Is America in eclipse? After a strange Veterans Day weekend, it is decidedly unclear. As I feared for more than a year, a deeply troubled and profoun...