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WATCH: Are You Too Fat?

Posted 08.20.2012 | Comedy

A recent study by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine found that people worldwide are 34 billion pounds overweight. They also found tha...

Homesickness

Gideon Resnick | Posted 08.18.2012 | College
Gideon Resnick

I have always clung to my family's history as something that defines me in a way I have yet to understand. I feel ignorant though when people ask when was the last time I visited, because I simply haven't... ever.

US-India-Iran Ties

Aparna Pande | Posted 08.15.2012 | World
Aparna Pande

Despite the shifts in relations, it is US pressure on India that has turned Iran into a pressing foreign policy question in New Delhi. This has in turn led to an Indian-Iranian juggling act.

Why I'm Driving Around America

Ethan Casey | Posted 08.12.2012 | Travel
Ethan Casey

America cannot be understood piecemeal, and today's America is crying out for a writer who will connect the dots.

Some Big News Around Voting With Voto Latino

Craig Newmark | Posted 08.07.2012 | Impact
Craig Newmark

A good friend of mine, Maria Teresa Kumar, Co-Founder and President of Voto Latino, and actress America Ferrera began a new media, grassroots campaign called America4America. The campaign is doing good stuff, educating young folks about issues like voter ID laws and immigration.

Mr. Ahmed Goes to Washington (Along With Tony, Hanna and Ali)

Hani Almadhoun | Posted 08.05.2012 | Impact
Hani Almadhoun

On Thursday, June 21, 2012, the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) will hold its annual Convention in the heart of Washington, D.C., th...

Norman Finkelstein On The End Of The American-Jewish Romance Over Israel

Posted 06.05.2012 | Books

The following is an excerpt from "Knowing Too Much" by Norman Finkelstein (OR Books, $18/10) My book was conceived in the mid-2000s and largely com...

The Global Epidemic of Indecision

Mark R. Kennedy | Posted 08.04.2012 | World
Mark R. Kennedy

The epidemic of indecision is a global phenomenon with disastrous consequences. The need for global decision-making is becoming ever more critical as our decades-long beneficial trend toward more open economic policies begins to stall.

China and the U.S. Must Work Together

Richard Attias | Posted 08.01.2012 | Business
Richard Attias

it is my firm conviction that, more than ever before, China and the U.S. need to work in partnership. They are the two world superpowers, the largest economies, and I believe that over the next five years China and the U.S. must together save Europe.

Modernize the Constitution, But Do it Through an Amendment

Rui Dai | Posted 07.31.2012 | College
Rui Dai

Yes, the U.S. Constitution desperately needs to be updated. However, any updates should go through the amendment process. The U.S. Constitution may be flawed, but changing it outright is more dangerous.

Inspiring a Mindful Nation: An Interview With Tim Ryan

Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D. | Posted 07.30.2012 | Healthy Living
Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D.

There have been a number of people and books raising awareness of the importance of cultivating greater mindfulness for the purpose of healing great stress, anxiety, depression, addiction, chronic pain and even creating great joy.

3 Steps to Becoming an American

Justine Rivero | Posted 07.23.2012 | Politics
Justine Rivero

Becoming an American is a complicated privilege for me, because as a chubby five-year-old who hated cereal and missed her cousins overseas, that privilege wasn't my choice.

3 Steps to Becoming an American

Justine Rivero | Posted 07.23.2012 | Women
Justine Rivero

I am still learning to be comfortable in a country I was once reluctant to call home. But I'm choosing to vote this year to help other Americans feel like this country is their home, too.

Finding America's Past In Australia's Present

James Moore | Posted 07.22.2012 | Travel
James Moore

Australia presents itself to outsiders like a gigantic national park with gleaming cities along its perimeter.

Richer, But Not Happier: America's Financial Conundrum

David Geller | Posted 07.17.2012 | Money
David Geller

Once you accept this truth, you quickly can grasp that the goal of having money is never to die with the most, and you can choose to make the best use of our money while we have control over it.

Why Health Care Will Bankrupt America

Rosemary Gibson | Posted 07.14.2012 | Books
Rosemary Gibson

No matter how the U.S. Supreme Court rules on the constitutionality of President Obama's health care reform, health care is on track to drive the federal government into bankruptcy. It's not a question of if, but when.

Why Obama and Gay Marriage Is What America Is All About

David Wygant | Posted 07.14.2012 | Gay Voices
David Wygant

Yes on gay marriage. Yes on letting them try what hasn't worked for so many heterosexual couples. I'd like to see if the gay community could ac...

Bringing About Innovation: Where To Start?

Elianne Ramos | Posted 07.13.2012 | Latino Voices
Elianne Ramos

How do we inject some excitement into the learning process so that our students fall back in love with it? How do we improve current educational curricula to bring American children of every gender, age group and ethnicity up to par with students in other nations?

Obama Condones Same-Sex Marriage; When Will He Condemn Poverty?

Lauren Brown Jarvis | Posted 07.11.2012 | Politics
Lauren Brown Jarvis

Tavis Smiley believes America has the power to completely eradicate poverty amongst its citizens in a little as ten years. He questions how America could allow the dreams of its people to transform into a nightmare.

Sentiments From the Swing State: An Ohioan's Appeal for a Civil Election

Stuart Muszynski | Posted 05.09.2012 | Politics
Stuart Muszynski

Every year that incivility in politics increases and is showcased and exploited by political parties and the media, average, every day Americans become more "in your face."

What's Going On: The Youth Radio Remix

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 07.02.2012 | Entertainment
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

If there aren't enough musicians these days producing albums that will help Americans cope...we can always reach back into the vault.

Reading the Pictures -- Space Shuttle in the Skies of Manhattan: The Healing

Michael Shaw | Posted 06.30.2012 | Home
Michael Shaw

2012-04-30-SpaceShuttleflag3333333.jpgWhen the injury is deep, healing doesn't happen in a scene or a moment, but in oh-so-many moments over quite some time... like these.

May Day

Noam Chomsky | Posted 04.28.2012 | Politics
Noam Chomsky

May Day started here, but then became an international day in support of American workers who were being subjected to brutal violence and judicial punishment. If you get to a point where the existing institutions will not bend to the popular will, you have to eliminate the institutions.

Sex, Saints, Yogurt and World Peace: Bemoaning the Loss of Decorum

Stuart Muszynski | Posted 06.27.2012 | Sports
Stuart Muszynski

Whether with baseball and steroids, basketball and greed, or football and "pay-to-injure," the stakes and competition of sports have outpaced classiness, noble intentions and decorum.

The Republicans' Masterful and Insidious Prey on America's Founding Fears and Stories: Part III

Ian I. Mitroff | Posted 06.25.2012 | Politics
Ian I. Mitroff

We won't solve all of our thorny problems through a better understanding of unconscious forces alone. But we also will not solve them through all of the appeals to so-called rational policies and thinking alone! Unfortunately, conservatives understand this far better than liberals.