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It Takes More Than a Village to Raise a Child

Catholic Relief Services | Posted 08.27.2014 | Impact
Catholic Relief Services

Something important happened to you right after you were born. You don't remember it, but your parents do. You got a birth certificate. That is such a simple act -- like flicking a switch and having a light come on -- that we forget how complex it is.

'1-2-3... What Are We Fighting For?'

Tom Gerdy | Posted 08.16.2014 | Impact
Tom Gerdy

Considering all the above, it is time to rally the troops. I want to again declare war. However, I don't want to declare war across the ocean in a foreign land. I don't want to send our children and grandchildren back to Iraq. I want to declare war on our soil.

China Needs to Decide What It Wants To Be

Daniel Wagner | Posted 03.15.2014 | World
Daniel Wagner

For decades the Chinese government has deployed both soft and hard power to promote China's influence and status, while at the same time discouraging interference in Chinese affairs.

Painting a Happier Picture for Children

Anthony Lake | Posted 03.04.2014 | Impact
Anthony Lake

But before we let these haunting pictures of children's suffering create a sense of hopelessness, we should recall the wonderful things that the world has made possible for children over the last year.

Killing Civilians to Protect Civilians in Syria

Marjorie Cohn | Posted 10.28.2013 | Politics
Marjorie Cohn

The United States and the international community have failed to take constructive steps to promote peace-making efforts, which could have brought the crisis in Syria to an end.

'Green News Report' - August 23, 2011

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 10.24.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: BREAKING:...

Once Again, a Time for Reflection

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 09.03.2011 | Politics
Dr. Peggy Drexler

The Declaration of Independence was a statement that we intend to run this place the way we want. The Constitution was the blueprint for how we're going to do it.

Witnessing Revolutions

Ann Medlock | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ann Medlock

With all the news of uprisings, I've been rocketed back in time and space to the Congo, to Vietnam, where I got some first-hand experiences of what it's like when people make such dramatic moves.

Used Bookstores Keep Reading Culture Alive In Vietnam

Vietnam News | Vietnam News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The southern city is known as the "centre" for old book shops in the country. The city has an ample number of book collectors and, more importantly, i...

Broadway Miracle Sighted on PBS -- South Pacific Permitted Full Use of Real Instruments

Melody Breyer-Grell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Melody Breyer-Grell

South Pacific, based on a collection of stories by James Michener, is a multifaceted piece. The plot is the thing in this play, although it is loaded with the requisite number of hit tunes.

The Tyranny of the Polarized: There's No More Us in the U.S.

Tom Alderman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Alderman

Whether you're a Tea Partier, civil libber, or anything in-between, the role of government is not the issue. Our real problem is us, or lack of us -- the tyranny of the polarized.

Veterans Day: Dusty, Faded Surprise

Wendy Block | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Wendy Block

I remember him every time a street person asks for money, when a guy holds up a cardboard sign saying something like "Viet Nam vet. Will work for food," when news stories cover soldiers returned from Iraq.

Vietnam Man Jailed For Democracy Slogan

BBC NEWS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A court in Vietnam has sentenced a man to three years in prison for hanging a banner over a bridge in Hanoi which called for multi-party democracy....

Reprise? Obama And Afghanistan

Phyllis Bennis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Phyllis Bennis

Obama stands to reprise not the courage of Harry Truman, but rather the failure of Lyndon Johnson, whose bold and ambitious 1964-65 Great Society anti-poverty and civil rights programs were buried in the quagmire of Vietnam.

That's the Way It Was

B. Jeffrey Madoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
B. Jeffrey Madoff

I wanted my kids to watch a few examples of what the news was like when I was their age so I put on the clip of Cronkite's coverage of the Kennedy assassination. "Wow", my son said. "That was so quiet and so powerful."

Errol Morris and the Passing of Robert McNamara

Brad Schreiber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brad Schreiber

Morris said, "very few people today know about the firebombing and hardly anybody knows about Robert McNamara's role in the firebombing".

Iran: "The Whole World is Watching"

Joan E. Dowlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Joan E. Dowlin

Seeing all the blogs on the Huffington Post made me realize that Americans of all political persuasions care deeply about this issue of oppression in Iran.

Protesting Protest Votes

Michael Sigman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Sigman

Though it's unlikely Nader or anyone else will prevent Obama from getting elected next week, "Naderists" either think he would be a better president, or, he is a convenient vehicle of protest.

Saddleback: A Watershed Moment?

Mark Joseph | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Joseph

Obama's performance at Saddleback can be blamed on strategic mistake his campaign made by scheduling such an important event so close to the end of his Hawaiian vacation. His mind was elsewhere.