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When Will the Joint Chiefs Practice Yoga?

Rob Schware | Posted 06.21.2014 | Impact
Rob Schware

This is an interview with Jon Greuel, who was trained as a pilot and flew AWACS (Airborne Warning and Control System) for 20 years. During his 2008-09...

Why Do People Vote Against Their Own Best Interests?

Gerry Myers | Posted 06.21.2014 | Politics
Gerry Myers

Both women and men should vote for elected officials whose actions show that they have the best interests of the citizens and country in mind, but for some reason, they don't.

Do You See Yourself?

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 06.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

Elaina consulted with me because she felt filled with shame. A beautiful woman with a highly successful career, two children and a loving husband, Ela...

Dispatch from Donetsk: Big Surprise, Pro-Russian Separatists Ignore Accord

Dmitry Tymchuk | Posted 06.21.2014 | World
Dmitry Tymchuk

On April 18, the Russian Foreign Ministry clarified the meaning of Russian agreements. They required immediate disarmament of "illegal groups" referred to as the Right Sector, the Ukrainian nationalists. And in terms of releasing the captured buildings, they are making an ultimatum for Kyiv's Maidan supporters to disarm as well. Moscow basically said: disarm "your people," and then we will think about disarming our agents in eastern Ukraine, withdrawing Russian Special Forces and releasing captured buildings in Donetsk region.

The Future of Mental Health Care

Lloyd I. Sederer, MD | Posted 06.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Lloyd I. Sederer, MD

What makes today, right now, opportune for realizing the hopes of 50 years ago is that states and counties no longer can afford to sustain the dysfunctional and costly medical, social and correctional services that have evolved.

Medical Marijuana Policy and My Seder Table

Jane Marcus, Ph.D. | Posted 06.20.2014 | Religion
Jane Marcus, Ph.D.

I was setting my seder table, polishing Miriam's cup, a new addition to the ritual objects we Jews include in the telling of the story of the Exodus. ...

The End Of The Process: Should I Tell Anyone I Have Cancer?

Stan Collender | Posted 06.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Stan Collender

This is the end of The Process. The first set of scans since I completed my radiation treatment in January came back clean: There is no sign of Merk...

An After-Easter Meditation for the Cosmos Generation

Russ Pierson | Posted 06.21.2014 | Religion
Russ Pierson

While I am certainly a creationist, I am decidedly not a "Creationist" with a capital "c," and I am quite content with deGrasse Tyson's description of the very beginnings of our universe.

800 Million Voters in World's Biggest Election: Are Gay Rights on the Ballot?

Nish Gera | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Nish Gera

In past Indian elections, gay rights haven't even been a peripheral issue. This time around, they are an issue. But the good news, unfortunately, stops there. It is, at best, only a peripheral issue.

The Worst Problem With Jo Becker's Book on 'The Fight for Marriage Equality'

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

The omissions in the book are certainly egregious. But throwing Roberta Kaplan and Edie Windsor under the bus while comparing Chad Griffin to a woman who refused to sit at the back of the bus is truly horrendous.

When a Youngster's Heart Stops, Their Life Doesn't Have To

Nancy Brown | Posted 06.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

We hear it far too often: A young athlete collapses and dies, their youth and athleticism proving to be a cruel camouflage for a time bomb ticking within their seemingly-invincible body. Sadder still is the realization that thousands of more youngsters meet similar fates without warranting headlines.

When the Party Stops: A Rape Victim's Story

Oral Fixation | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Oral Fixation

It's called a one-night stand because it's only supposed to be a short moment of your life, something you can just walk away from and maybe brag to your friends about. But if it changes you and leaves you with scars, can you still call it a one-night stand?

What is Putin's Secret Weapon?

Roger Myerson | Posted 06.21.2014 | World
Roger Myerson

Surely Putin has long understood, better than anyone else, how a few calls and promises from the Kremlin could readily recruit many of these local leaders in eastern Ukraine to win their cooperation in organizing local residents for pro-Russian demonstrations. To an unappreciated provincial councilor who has gotten words of assurance that he or she would be warmly welcomed into Putin's party of power, the idea of secession from Ukraine into Russia could become quite appealing. No bags of cash would be needed.

Easter Memories and Miracles Are Testimony for Rwanda 1994

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 06.21.2014 | Impact
Georgianne Nienaber

Beauty, love and remembrance are the ultimate legacy of 1994. And so, too, is my beautiful adopted Rwandan daughter who has found the path to reconciliation.

NC NAACP and Working Films Team Up to Bring Moral Movies Series to North Carolina

Yuna Shin | Posted 06.20.2014 | Politics
Yuna Shin

Given the state of the state of North Carolina, the organizers of Moral Movies hope that this initiative will also spread to other states, such as Georgia, just as Moral Monday movements did.

How Exceptional Massachusetts Lawmakers Embody the Spirit of Foster Care Awareness Month

Anne Stevenson | Posted 06.18.2014 | Politics
Anne Stevenson

Instead of trying to mitigate any liability Massachusetts may face for botching the Pelletier case, the Governor and the State's child protection agencies should seize the opportunity to correct their mistake. Their failure to do so is making us all look bad.

Peak Oil and Peak Water vs. Peak Network

Reid Hoffman | Posted 06.21.2014 | World
Reid Hoffman

Dealing with resource scarcity will compel companies to adopt new technologies, new manufacturing processes, and new management practices -- all of which will drive innovation faster and faster. As the global middle class expands, there will be massive opportunities for entrepreneurs to create more efficient industries and more productive business ecosystems. Technologies and industries will collide in new and unexpected ways, and these entrepreneurial mashups, inspired in part by scarcity, will potentially produce greater utility and prosperity for society at large.

The Mindful Congressional Candidate: Marianne Williamson

Ora Nadrich | Posted 06.19.2014 | Politics
Ora Nadrich

Marianne is the most mindful candidate I've ever heard speak. Her awareness of what is wrong with the political system is so laser sharp that she pulls you right into the problems of the present and holds you there up close and personal to see.

The U.S. Olympic Committee and U.S. Speedskating Won't Sanction My Molester, Who Is Still Free to Abuse Others

Bridie Farrell | Posted 06.21.2014 | Women
Bridie Farrell

The curtain has closed on the Sochi Olympics. The public media hype has died down, but the memories of being repeatedly molested 16 years ago by an Olympian are still raw.

Florida Lawmakers Ambush Education

Ghazala Salam | Posted 06.21.2014 | Politics
Ghazala Salam

Today, over 400,000 American Muslims constituents across the State of Florida are fighting a decisive battle against ignorance, intolerance and indifference in the Florida State Legislature. Sen. Hays has placed a special burden on our legislators to negotiate complex issues brought on by SB 864.

Being Gay Is a Religious Right

James Brandon | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
James Brandon

Living from a place of fully loving every part of yourself, especially when confronted head-on with the haters, is not only the path to a deep spiritual awakening; it is exactly what Jesus faced on His own prophesied path.

Loving All God's Children Equally

Jane Clementi | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jane Clementi

My hope and prayer is for the church to fully embrace all LGBTQI people. This will have a dramatic impact for many, but most especially for our youth, who do not need to be shamed, "healed" or merely tolerated but fully embraced and loved just as they are, beautifully created in God's image.

Syrian Jihadists Employ Soccer as Propaganda and Recruitment Tool

James Dorsey | Posted 06.19.2014 | World
James Dorsey

Jihadists have found a new way of employing the game for propaganda and recruitment purposes. A recent jihadist video suggested that an apparent Portuguese fighter in Syria was a former French international who had played for British premier league club Arsenal.

Tom Cotton Wants to Make Medicare Doubly Dead... Attacks from Two Fronts

Paul Abrams | Posted 06.18.2014 | Politics
Paul Abrams

If it were up to Tom Cotton, Medicare would be doubly dead. All his sweet words are not going to provide a single medication, a single doctor's visit, a single surgical procedure or a single night in a nursing home for our nation's senior citizens.

A Time of Vigilance in the Ukraine

Rabbi Michael Bernstein | Posted 06.18.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Michael Bernstein

We are challenged these days by the ugly reminders of anti-Semitism on both sides of the Ukrainian conflict and, of course, so recently in our own backyard. We must both remain vigilant against those who would do us harm and anticipate not increasing danger but redemption and peace.