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A Systems Analysis of Dying America

Glen Browder | Posted 02.14.2013 | Politics
Glen Browder

America is changing in ways that are important and unsettling for the future of American democracy; and America's elected officials and democracy experts seemingly are too politically timid or too theoretically limited to sound the alarm.

'One Pound Fish' Man Goes From Fish Monger to Viral Pop Star (Exclusive Interview)

Shira Lazar | Posted 02.11.2013 | Technology
Shira Lazar

Less than two years ago, Shahid moved from Pakistan to London, and now he's living out his fantasy. "My whole life is changed now, so I can forget everything but I can't forget the one pound fish."

Race Talk: It Is Time For an Examination of 'White in America'

BlackAndBrownNews | Posted 02.11.2013 | Media
BlackAndBrownNews

How do we get a comprehensive portrait of race and ethnicity matters, and all of the social, cultural, economic, political 'isms" embedded in that topic, by not examining a central group -- White Americans?

Could the Country Please Turn More Purple?

Barbara R. Carter | Posted 02.04.2013 | Politics
Barbara R. Carter

Wouldn't it be wonderful to find our "purple peace" in our families, neighborhoods, states and our country?

Getting High... With a Little Help From Our Friends

Ed Gerwin | Posted 02.03.2013 | Business
Ed Gerwin

Interestingly, Antares' initial cargo will include small satellites built by NASA from globally sourced smartphones. But Antares should also remind us that, when it comes to America's role in the connected global economy, we also need to act on some weighty issues here on Earth.

What Do I Mean By 'Dying America?'

Glen Browder | Posted 01.31.2013 | Politics
Glen Browder

In this series, I approach America as an organic system undergoing democratic alteration and degeneration and I pose important considerations as Obama America faces the transformational challenges of an adverse environment.

Made in America

Paul Steven Stone | Posted 01.29.2013 | Politics
Paul Steven Stone

Here's my vote for an American government big enough to help create and protect opportunity for all, and to ensure no one segment of the population gets more than its fair share.

Restoring Our American Dream

Michael Farr | Posted 11.28.2012 | Business
Michael Farr

Elections are over, politicians continue to bicker, and Greece insists on furthering their already impressive implosion. Thanksgiving may help if it can bring to mind those seminal American values that are the foundation and bedrock of our country.

Well, That Was Weird...

Jesse Lasky | Posted 01.27.2013 | Comedy
Jesse Lasky

Politicians seem to think Americans are goldfish, that we don't remember anything that happened more than three seconds ago. That's silly. It's more like five seconds.

How Dare I Ask: Is America Dying?

Glen Browder | Posted 01.24.2013 | Politics
Glen Browder

I have come to the disturbing suspicion that we may be drifting perilously away from the Great Experiment of American history. Anger, cynicism, extremism -- and a pernicious irrelevancy -- are taking their toll on our national democratic experiment.

A Turkey Election and a Day Full o' Turkey!

Susie Sampson | Posted 01.21.2013 | Comedy
Susie Sampson

I am still tryin' to recover from the sad election results. But I've managed to finally get out of bed and get back to doin' what I do best... reportin' on breakin' news!

Fasting, Feasting And Learning On Thanksgiving

Usra Ghazi | Posted 01.21.2013 | Religion
Usra Ghazi

This Thanksgiving will be different -- it will be a time of fasting and feasting and learning about faith and foreign policy.

Thank You, America

Jessica R. Dreistadt | Posted 11.21.2012 | Politics
Jessica R. Dreistadt

Typically, my gratitude is focused on those things, people, ideas, and places that are immediately accessible to me. I forget to also express appreciation for things like my citizenship; yet, it is an integral part of who I am and what I am able to do with my life.

Things This Indian-American From Cleveland Is NOT Thankful For This Thanksgiving Day

Deepak Sarma | Posted 01.21.2013 | Religion
Deepak Sarma

While I am indeed thankful for some things this Thanksgiving Day, such as my family, my job, and so on, there are things I'm NOT thankful for this Thanksgiving Day.

Real America?

David Trumble | Posted 01.20.2013 | Politics
David Trumble

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Refreshing America's Brand After an Ugly Election Year

Gregg S. Lipman | Posted 01.20.2013 | Politics
Gregg S. Lipman

The President has been re-elected, the media circus has died down, and Nate Silver is digging up statistics on some new topic - the Petraeus affair, the Fiscal Cliff, the odds of Black Friday being moved to the week after Labor Day, perhaps? Ugh. So what's next for "the Greatest Nation on Earth"?

Is America Dying?

Glen Browder | Posted 01.17.2013 | Politics
Glen Browder

The United States clearly remains the standard, by most accounts, of progressive democracy and "the good life" at this point in world history. But -- as I will argue in this unconventional analysis -- telltale signs of democratic distemper belie our contemporary stature.

My Grandmother's Winter Coat

PJ Mintner | Posted 01.14.2013 | Healthy Living
PJ Mintner

Loss doesn't always have to be greeted with anger or sadness. In fact, if you greet loss and differences with grace, you might find that you live in a warmer, brighter world than you ever realized. That's how my grandmother saw the world, and she shared the warmth.

America Reelects President Obama, and Rejects the Republican Plutocrat.

Russell C. Smith | Posted 01.09.2013 | Politics
Russell C. Smith

The American people have seen how extreme wealth concentrated at the top greatly unbalances the lives of citizens, and a growing number of people want the opposite, and are willing to work to change the system.

Election 2012 and the Future of American Democracy

Glen Browder | Posted 01.09.2013 | Politics
Glen Browder

Unfortunately, the American people seem to be stubbornly split into two camps about what we want America to mean and how we want America to work in a changing world.

Paris Celebrates Obama's Victory

Shamira Muhammad | Posted 11.07.2012 | World
Shamira Muhammad

2012-11-05-HP_World_Graphic_300x70.pngJoy erupted Wednesday morning in Paris at the Young Democrats Abroad party in fancy Palais Maillot, as the young voters celebrated President Barack Obama's successful re-election bid.

Obama's Second Chance

Dominique de Villepin | Posted 01.07.2013 | World
Dominique de Villepin

2012-11-05-HP_World_Graphic_300x70.pngIt's a second chance more than a second term. This means that President Obama will need to make tough and thorough choices. Going forward also means acknowledging that the country and the world are at the crossroads.

These Republicans Will Never Rule Again -- What the American Election Has to Teach the World

Marten Weber | Posted 01.07.2013 | Gay Voices
Marten Weber

So what does Obama's re-election have to teach the world? One thing: the culture wars are over. These elections were not about abortion, guns, gays, or god -- they were about demographics.

To Move Forward, We Must End Partisan Politics

Mickey Costa | Posted 01.06.2013 | Politics
Mickey Costa

We need to stand together and say in one resounding voice -- time to work for us. Because without such pressure it will surely not happen. America can move forward, but if it doesn't start with you, if it doesn't originate from us, things will stay the same.

Obama Symbolizes America at Its Best

Earnest Harris | Posted 01.06.2013 | Politics
Earnest Harris

Seeing Obama, and his family, at the White House, allows us to soak in an image that personifies a country that may well live up to its billing as a place for that freedom and equality.