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America's Original Instructions

Rev. Dr. Randy S. Woodley | Posted 03.15.2016 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Randy S. Woodley

The original Instructions to many of America's Indigenous peoples include teaching everyone to live in a way of harmony, balance and wherever possible...

Here's All the Evidence That Donald Trump Encourages Violence

Kicker | Posted 03.15.2016 | Politics

There has been escalating violence at Donald Trump rallies--incident after incident of protesters getting shouted down with crude, offensive language as well as getting shoved, punched, kicked, tackled, stripped of their signs, dragged by their hair, and more.

The Prince

Victor Burt | Posted 03.25.2016 | Politics
Victor Burt

My concern is not Donald, but the one who waits in the wings to capitalize on the flame that Trump has fanned. Trump may be King now, but the Prince may prove an even bigger adversary to the Union we strive to perfect.

Now is Not the Time for Neutrality: Stop Trump Before It's Too Late

Rabbi Menachem Creditor | Posted 03.14.2016 | Politics
Rabbi Menachem Creditor

It's hard to navigate the "how can I be a political pluralist in the midst of Donald Trump's ascent" conundrum. Not just because I'm a rabbi. Not just because I'm a Jew. Not just because I'm a Democrat. Not just because I'm a worried father.

On ISIS, Military Might and the Republicans

Dana Agmon | Posted 03.14.2016 | Politics
Dana Agmon

In an interview with CNN on February 8, Senator Ted Cruz said, "In my view, American boots on the ground should always be the last step, and we need t...

Why Adventure Doesn't Have to End in Your 20s

Mikah Meyer | Posted 03.14.2016 | Travel
Mikah Meyer

"I'm insane." "I will get eaten by a bear." "I really am insane." Thoughts I've had almost daily over the past two years (especially after watching...

Fear: The Root of Hatred and Great Enemy of Community

Khristi Adams | Posted 03.14.2016 | Religion
Khristi Adams

I've been hearing the word "hate" a lot lately. It's not a new concept. Though one may try and protect the unconditional loving innocence of a child, hatred is a notion that one grows into this world understanding at an early age.

Donald Trump -- The Divisive Force in American Politics!

akhtar khan | Posted 03.14.2016 | Politics
akhtar khan

Mr Trump talks endlessly about how much he loves America. Well then, do the right thing by America and its people and let the GOP choose the right candidate.


Carolyn Lukensmeyer | Posted 03.12.2016 | Politics
Carolyn Lukensmeyer

Freedom of speech is a very precious and increasingly fragile foundation of American democracy. And it is very worrying that the latest attacks - attacks that have been full frontal - are coming from people who are running for the highest office in the land.

A Robber Baron By Any Name...

Jackie DeHon, Ph.D. | Posted 03.11.2016 | Arts
Jackie DeHon, Ph.D.

Our nation's future is at stake-- My muse told me tonight. She waked-me-up at midnight, So great was her fright!

Explaining The Trump / Republican Base Part 2: "I'm Not a Racist But" Society

Franklin T. Wilson, Ph.D. | Posted 03.10.2016 | Black Voices
Franklin T. Wilson, Ph.D.

If we were to be honest, we would describe Mr. Trump as a reflection of ourselves; not only of those who agree with his statements, both openly and behind closed doors, but of the apathy of those in all parties who know better and refuse to speak up.

Making America Something Better Than Great

Micah Conkling | Posted 03.10.2016 | Politics
Micah Conkling

Besides the suspect notion that there was once some exceptional time in America's history when the country was "great," the problem with making America great is that greatness as an attribute is entirely elusive.

When Ireland's Pain Was America's Gain

Llewellyn King | Posted 03.09.2016 | World
Llewellyn King

There will be the "wearing of the green" all over the world come St. Patrick's Day on March 17. Nowhere more so than in Boston, Chicago and New York. ...

Explaining The Trump/Republican Base Part 1: One Citizens Reflection

Franklin T. Wilson, Ph.D. | Posted 03.07.2016 | Politics
Franklin T. Wilson, Ph.D.

Take a moment to examine the numbers saved on your cell phone and your friends on Facebook. Think of who you have invited to your home for dinner or ...

Iraq Invasion Through The Eyes of An Arab Woman

Basma El Baz | Posted 03.07.2016 | Politics
Basma El Baz

I was 18 years old when the war on Iraq started in March 2003. I vividly remember till today the shock and fear after the United States declared to th...

Diversify Diversity

Jeff Valdez | Posted 03.04.2016 | Business
Jeff Valdez

There has been a lot of criticism about this years Oscar telecast and it's lack of true diversity. Many felt that the Oscars were a very "Black and W...

Why Donald Trump Is the Candidate of White Supremacy, and What That Means

Kicker | Posted 03.04.2016 | Politics

He channels and gives voice to frustration and anger among people on the right who feel like America is going in the wrong direction and has lost its stature. Including -- let's be real -- hateful people.

Me, The People

Brian Ross | Posted 03.04.2016 | Politics
Brian Ross

E pluribus unum. Out of many, one. That motto on our currency used to mean something before the advent of Me, the People. In 21st century America, Lady Liberty is a narcissist.


Carl Corey | Posted 03.03.2016 | Arts
Carl Corey

Nothing gives a fearful man more courage than another's fear.

Returning Home

Lucas Spangher | Posted 03.03.2016 | Travel
Lucas Spangher

I had learned a lot while abroad. I had learned the incredible privilege we have speaking English as a native language, the joy of unique experiences, the wonderful, almost revolutionary joy of feeling as though the time I spent was truly and utterly my own.

The 14 Sexiest Neighborhoods in America, Ranked

Thrillist | Posted 03.03.2016 | Travel

By: Matt Meltzer Credit: Shutterstock We already told you about the sexiest neighborhoods in the world. And while strolling the beaches of Ipa...

Presidential Candidates, the Economy and Entrepreneurship

Jack Nadel | Posted 03.02.2016 | Politics
Jack Nadel

It's still a long way to the November elections. In the meantime, I would ask my fellow Americans to pose the right questions that can put us on the road to a growing middle class, a more rational defense budget, and improved and sustainable living conditions for all.

8 American Travel Destinations That Are About to Blow Up

Thrillist | Posted 03.09.2016 | Travel

By: Matt Meltzer Credit: Flickr/John Buie Hipsters are always telling you about something before it's cool, like drinking uncomfortably hoppy ...

Read This Before You Say Anything Else About 'Taking Back America'

LaMonte M. Fowler | Posted 07.14.2016 | Politics
LaMonte M. Fowler

Mexico isn't going to pay for the wall, and we're not going to deport millions of people and break up families. If you think either one is a good idea, you're not smart and probably not a person I want to hang out with.

Jonathan Franzen: Books Made Me Survive

Louisiana Channel | Posted 02.26.2016 | Arts
Louisiana Channel

We visited Jonathan Franzen at his California home, where he shared his approach to writing character-driven novels and his thoughts on being a writer in America: "I play for 'Team Literature' and so I'm on the lookout for things that threaten the team."