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A Cartoonist's Memory of Election Night 2008

David Trumble | Posted 01.06.2013 | Media
David Trumble

2012-11-06-Screenshot20121106at9.03.31AM.jpgOf all the cartoons featured here, only the last one saw print.

A View From Spain: Why Obama Deserves A Second Chance

Cristina Manzano | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Cristina Manzano

As a European, I think it will always be better to deal with an American president that respects and understands the role of the State than with one that openly dismisses and scorns it.

Beyond the Battle: How Do We Put Humpty Dumpty Back Together Again?

Stuart Muszynski | Posted 01.05.2013 | Impact
Stuart Muszynski

Whether Republican, Democrat or Independent, we're all in this together. Values can be our guide.

Once Upon a Time, There Was America

Dominique de Villepin | Posted 01.05.2013 | World
Dominique de Villepin

2012-11-05-HP_World_Graphic_300x70.pngToday America is suffering, America is afraid, America is caught in the mimicry of its history, of its democracy; But the truth is, America has a fantastic capacity to face new challenges and to be born again out of its ashes.

Poverty in America

Bobbie Ibarra | Posted 12.30.2012 | Impact
Bobbie Ibarra

Working toward eliminating poverty is necessary toward the social, psychological and economic wellbeing of the United States. We need to strategically approach inclusive strategies that will allow for all Americans to thrive -- particularly those living in poverty.

Sick of Politics? Turn to Your Recipe Box

Carole Murko | Posted 12.29.2012 | Taste
Carole Murko

While the politicians are trying to split us into groups based on religion, ethnicity and economics, I say go to the kitchen. Find a favorite family recipe and trace it back to your ancestral roots. Think about why your relatives made their way here.

Exceptional Nations Don't Need to Bluster

Carla Seaquist | Posted 12.26.2012 | Politics
Carla Seaquist

Americans take pride in the idea and the reality of America as the exceptional nation, though that exceptionalism is variously defined. What was missing in the debate was a sense of the world as a changed place, with America no longer the sole super power.

New Republican 8-Point Platform to Balance the Budget & Create a Healthy America!

Nick Bassill | Posted 12.25.2012 | Comedy
Nick Bassill

Women should not be allowed to drive so that they do not pose a risk to the men drivers who are driving for a good reason, such as going to work, to the golf course or to meet their buddies for a beer or a trip to the local strip club.

America Is Awesome

Michael Shammas | Posted 12.25.2012 | College
Michael Shammas

America has problems that should be fixed, but the fact is that in much of the world -- including the war-torn country my parents come from -- people would kill to have our problems.

Romney and Obama Need to Turn Tonight's Debate Into a Conversation About Who we are as a Nation

Nomiki Konst | Posted 12.22.2012 | Politics
Nomiki Konst

I am not issuing a call for American exceptionalism, but one for American content. If politicians used debates as an opportunity to have a conversation with voters and not as one to attack the other, perhaps we Americans would realize it ain't all bad...

5 Metaphors to Explain Romney's Tax Plan

Dr. Faheem Younus | Posted 12.22.2012 | Politics
Dr. Faheem Younus

Where is the guy who pulled our car out of the ditch? Remember? In May of 2010 when President Obama encapsulated a ton of economic jargon for the ave...

Binders Full of Women!

Susie Sampson | Posted 12.22.2012 | Comedy
Susie Sampson

I figured I would do my part for America and create a binder full of women for Mitt! It makes perfect sense that he would have these binders. In fact, he has 2 sets. One for hirin' the women and one for marryin' the women. Too bad most women in America don't seem to agree with me.

The Last Debate: The Final Installment of a Comic Book Trilogy

David Trumble | Posted 12.22.2012 | Politics
David Trumble

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The Rich Are Frequently Hated in Europe and for Good Reason

Martin Varsavsky | Posted 12.19.2012 | World
Martin Varsavsky

What people in Europe want to see is a new crop of wealthy people who care about the world, and are willing to share their wealth beyond their immediate families.

Healing America's Political Divide

The Saturday Evening Post | Posted 12.18.2012 | Politics
The Saturday Evening Post

I love my sister; hate her politics. Where do we stand on the issues? Let's just say that one of us gets all our information from Fox News and the other one gets it from The New York Times.

We Can Not Fairly Evaluate Teachers Without First Evaluating Parents

Nicholas Ferroni | Posted 12.11.2012 | Education
Nicholas Ferroni

You would think I would embrace an evaluation system that would ultimately lead to a merit-pay system that would reward me, and other successful teachers, for my success in the classroom... but I don't.

The Other America

Dominique de Villepin | Posted 12.11.2012 | World
Dominique de Villepin

It's a part of the world where I feel more at home than in any other, a continent I feel deeply rooted in. It's a part of the world that feels unjustly neglected and it's true: Who seems to care today? Who addresses this relationship in the campaign?

To an Athlete Lying Young

James Moore | Posted 12.11.2012 | Sports
James Moore

The Lance Armstrong story was as American as a Chevrolet commercial. Lance was the everyman icon for accomplishment and effort. He also appears to have cheated. And lied.

Beware Theater in Politics

Carla Seaquist | Posted 12.09.2012 | Politics
Carla Seaquist

Crucially, the president himself must become a critic. One flop may not an election make, but a second one? Can't happen. At the next rumble -- er, debate -- Mr. Obama must pull off Mr. Romney's many masks and expose his contradictions.

The Messy Majesty of America

Farai Chideya | Posted 12.08.2012 | Politics
Farai Chideya

When we are in the throes of another election year, and we feel the need to retreat to our false sense of aloneness, let us remember we are part of a grand experiment. Compared to the cultures of Europe, Asia, and Africa, the American admixture is still wet clay.

Why Muslims Hate America

Qasim Rashid | Posted 12.06.2012 | Religion
Qasim Rashid

Muslims do not hate America. Muslims in the East, like non-Muslim Americans in the West, both hate injustice. Peace is possible despite free speech differences--but only by joining together against injustice.

'Where Is America's Concern That We're Still At War?'

AP | ALLEN G. BREED | Posted 12.06.2012 | Politics

Lisa Freeman was cradling her 6-day-old grandson in her left arm and watching the news on her iPad while her daughter and son-in-law caught some much-...

Presidential Debate #1: You Snooze, You Lose

Susie Sampson | Posted 12.05.2012 | Comedy
Susie Sampson

Mitt Romney pulled through! He was such a good Republican candidate...smilin' and lyin' like a Bush. I'm so excited I might have a drink. Wait, Jesus won't like that. I'll have grape juice.)

Two Passports: My Traveling Life

Andrew Lam | Posted 12.04.2012 | Travel
Andrew Lam

Two passports -- one new, the other old -- arrived in the mail the other day. The new, with its tough, blue covers and pristine, rigid pages that still resist my prying fingers is a stark contrast to the ink-stained, mud-smeared epic next to it, now punctured by the passport agency and rendered obsolete by the State Department.

Is America Ready for a President Who Has Never Been Drunk?

Will Newman | Posted 12.03.2012 | Comedy
Will Newman

America makes a lot more sense if you are drunk. For example, why are birth rates the highest in states where the obesity rates are the highest? Until you have been drunk, and lonely, and get unlimited mass texting on your phone, you will never know the answer.