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25 Instagram Accounts That Will Make You Want to Quit Your Job and Travel the World

How Far From Home | Posted 01.03.2016 | Travel
How Far From Home

Our passion lies in adventure photography. If you give us a chance, we'll be out in the wilderness with no questions asked.

The Vision Of George H.W. Bush

Richard North Patterson | Posted 12.29.2015 | Politics
Richard North Patterson

It is often said that a man's character is his fate. But the presidency magnifies character far beyond the man himself. For four years, George Bush's character was America's fate. This good man was our good fortune.

Americans Can Be Taxing on Taxes

Justin Curmi | Posted 12.28.2015 | Politics
Justin Curmi

As tax season nears in the United States of America, the idea of taxes should be explored. Some politicians install fear about taxes and the absurdness of them into the general public.

Global Common Allies and Adversaries

Mohammad Shafiq Hamdam | Posted 12.28.2015 | Politics
Mohammad Shafiq Hamdam

Double standards in any relation, particularly in the war on terror would not be in the interest of anyone. Muslims and non-Muslims should end the blame game and they should leave their differences aside and unite against this common enemy.

America, Where Are You?

Rabbi Abraham Unger, Ph.D. | Posted 12.28.2015 | Religion
Rabbi Abraham Unger, Ph.D.

Is this crop of presidential candidates really the best we can do? The leading Democrat represents the interest of corruption while the leading Republican represents the interest of vulgarity. It's a new low.

Americaville

Carl Corey | Posted 12.27.2015 | Arts
Carl Corey

"There are no strangers here, only friends you have yet to meet." -- Merry Christmas from Wisconsin.

A Muslim's Christmas Message

Kashif N. Chaudhry | Posted 12.25.2015 | Religion
Kashif N. Chaudhry

As a Muslim American, I share the joy and celebration of my Christian friends and neighbors. And this interfaith harmony between the world's two largest faiths is not a new phenomenon. It was exemplified by the founder of Islam himself.

Spiritual Abuse: An Abuse of Power

Aaron Pomerance | Posted 12.23.2015 | Religion
Aaron Pomerance

Examining the past history of spiritual abuse can provide a framework in understanding other exploitations of religious and political power today. The current threat of ISIS and radical Islam poses some similarities to the abuse of power demonstrated by the leadership of the Catholic Church.

America Is Not A Melting Pot, And That's A Good Thing

Khalid Azim | Posted 12.23.2015 | Politics
Khalid Azim

America's greatest strengths comes from any individual's ability to be an American while also keeping one's cultural and religious identity. We do not need to be amalgamated. Being American means recognizing that our individual value is celebrated as it is added to America's shared values.

12 Neighborhoods Across America That Are About to Blow Up

Thrillist | Posted 12.27.2015 | Travel
Thrillist

By: Matt Meltzer Credit: Dan Gentile/Thrillist It's about time we retired the phrase "The Brooklyn" of anywhere, right? First, because most pe...

Climate Change Killing Trees Off At Alarming Rates

The Huffington Post | Nadya Agrawal | Posted 12.22.2015 | Science

A recent study has determined that if global warming continues unchecked at its current projected pace, we could see nearly all needleleaf evergreen ...

How It Feels to Be Muslim in America

Rafee Al-Mansur | Posted 12.21.2015 | Religion
Rafee Al-Mansur

This article is for non-Muslims and Muslims alike; for non-Muslims that are curious to know how the cousins of such an atrocious act are feeling, and for those Muslims needing to put these deep, painful, and confusing emotions into words.

Let There Be Light

Cynthia Kane | Posted 12.21.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Cynthia Kane

Winter 2015 is a season of gathering darkness in far more than the customary sense of shorter days. It is everywhere. Mass shootings in our places o...

Who Are America's Sentient Beings?

Sarah Hodgson | Posted 12.21.2015 | Green
Sarah Hodgson

Reclassifying animals could be just the wake-up call this country needs. It's time to encourage respect for others, regardless of species, race or economic standing.

A Trump Christmas

Jonathan Schmock | Posted 12.20.2015 | Politics
Jonathan Schmock

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Want to Defeat ISIS? Try Muslim Ownership -- Part 2

Khwaja Khusro Tariq | Posted 12.17.2015 | World
Khwaja Khusro Tariq

Whether or not one agrees with the assessment, media coverage and the statements of world leaders have ensured that terrorism is currently the most important global issue in the popular imagination.

From a Nation of Strangers to a True American Community

Dr. Barbara Williams-Skinner | Posted 12.15.2015 | World
Dr. Barbara Williams-Skinner

The more we learn about one another, the more we care about that which affects each of us, and more likely we give one another the benefit of the doubt where we can. The first step in building partnerships to addressing the many injustices of our nation, is building these contagious mutual connections with daily practices.

Donald Trump Is Not My 2016 America

Taurra SunEagle | Posted 12.15.2015 | Politics
Taurra SunEagle

My 2016 America is about love and equality. It's about finding the beauty in our differences, listening to other's stories, learning from one another, and making an effort to be more inclusive.

Despite Having Absolutely No Relation or Connection to the Attack, the Muslim Population, as a Whole, Becomes Victim to the Strongest Blows

Dina Sayedahmed | Posted 12.15.2015 | Religion
Dina Sayedahmed

Muslims and other minority groups have been denied the privilege of being individualized. Until attacks by groups like Daesh stop being attributed to an entire population, Muslims will never be safe from demonization.

Violence and Becoming the Myth We Perpetuate

Rev. Dr. Randy S. Woodley | Posted 12.14.2015 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Randy S. Woodley

A new national narrative is needed. A narrative that admits the past national evil and lauds past national good.

Embracing Inclusion; Defeating Hate: The National Immigrant Integration Conference Ignites Conversations Around Integration

Steven Choi | Posted 12.14.2015 | New York
Steven Choi

Amidst the frenzy and hysteria, we as Americans must ask ourselves some key questions. What is the role of newcomers from different shores in America, and how have they played such a key role in building America to date? What can we do to better integrate and include these newcomers?

When You Don't Know What to Do

Carl Medearis | Posted 12.11.2015 | Religion
Carl Medearis

It was the evening of November 12th. Sitting with my dear friend Samir at his home in Saudi Arabia, I got a text from our daughter Anna who lives in B...

Bald Eagle Who Attacked Trump: 'Sorry I Didn't Finish The Job'

The Huffington Post | John Trowbridge | Posted 12.11.2015 | Comedy

Humans, By now, you've probably seen the GIF of me attacking Donald Trump during his Time magazine photo shoot. If you haven't, here it is.  ...

America: Love it or Leave it

Karl Wilder | Posted 12.10.2015 | Politics
Karl Wilder

Dear America, I think it may be time to leave. I used to love you, I try to love you. Without question I love the promise of us, but in your curren...

Ben Carson Employs Fear Tactic in Swipe at Bernie Sanders's Proposal for Free College Tuition

Michael Sainato | Posted 12.10.2015 | Politics
Michael Sainato

The term 'free' turns many people off of the proposal, but denigrating Senator Sanders solution to increasing college costs and student debt is treating a college education as though it were merely a consumer good.