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My Hike Across America: Why I'm Taking Gadgets Into The Wilderness

Martin J. Bernstein | Posted 03.20.2012 | Travel
Martin J. Bernstein

When I tell people I'm about to spend a year hiking trails from New York to San Francisco with my two dogs they shake my hand, wish me luck and congratulate me for living out my dream. But brows furrow and jaws clench when they realize I'm bringing a smart phone.

Happy Birthday, Common Sense

Chris Weigant | Posted 03.13.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Two hundred and thirty-six years ago this week, a pamphlet was published in Philadelphia. Thomas Paine's Common Sense hit the American consciousness like a bombshell -- one which would reverberate for years to come.

Flipping America's Switch

Stuart Muszynski | Posted 03.13.2012 | Good News
Stuart Muszynski

Americans, both the "99%" and the "1%," need to focus first on what's going right with our country and then develop plans that embrace our shared values and common hopes and dreams.

Driver Safety: Scooting Around the World

Dr. Caroline Cicero | Posted 03.11.2012 | World
Dr. Caroline Cicero

On both sides of the Pacific and in diverse countries with all types of economies, traffic accidents are a public health issue that cannot be ignored.

America Sure Has a Funny Democracy

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 03.04.2012 | Politics
Howard Steven Friedman

"So residents of these three states, three states that comprise only a very small percent of the US population, three states whose demographics do not come close to mirroring that of America... are going to be the major deciding factors in who represents the Republican party." "That's right."

From This Civilian to the Soldiers of America: Happy New Year! And a Heartfelt Thank You for All That You Do

Darryl A. Cobbin | Posted 02.26.2012 | Impact
Darryl A. Cobbin

Every time I see a soldier in uniform at the airport, duffel bag tossed over his or her shoulder, waving a tearful good-bye to a wife, husband, fiancé, mother or father, my heart overflows with gratitude.

Beyond Random Acts of Kindness

Stuart Muszynski | Posted 02.26.2012 | Home
Stuart Muszynski

During the holidays, there's no dearth of goodness in America. But after the New Year's ball drops, we go back to same old same old, where ordinary, everyday niceness is undervalued in our culture.

Why Can't They Be Friends?

Stuart Muszynski | Posted 02.20.2012 | Politics
Stuart Muszynski

At this time of year, Congress, who once again didn't get their chores done, might take a cue from children who aren't messing up because they know it's better to be good and nice than to risk getting on Santa's naughty list.

War Is Over. What Next?

Chris Weigant | Posted 02.19.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

To mark the milestone of the last American troops to leave Iraq, I'd like to take a wider view and look at the entire region, post-Saddam and post-Arab Spring.

Jeff Lorber Fusion's Exclusive Download, Plus Chatting With Chicago's Lee Loughnane and JB Baretsky

Mike Ragogna | Posted 02.08.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Come January 31, 2012, Jeff Lorber Fusion's Galaxy album will hit the streets. Here's a taste of the album, a track titled "Horace," that's an exclusive download for readers of The Huffington Post.

What's Liberal About A Civility Pledge?

Stuart Muszynski | Posted 02.07.2012 | Politics
Stuart Muszynski

If Congress wants an America that knows what it stands for, where things get done and where civility actually matters, it will set the example by signing the Purple America Pledge.

Political Words From God With Pastor Jim Miller

Susie Sampson | Posted 02.06.2012 | Comedy
Susie Sampson

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Review Of Pardons In Past Decade Shows Process Heavily Favored Whites

The Washington Post | Posted 12.04.2011 | Crime

White criminals seeking presidential pardons over the past decade have been nearly four times as likely to succeed as minorities, a ProPublica examina...

Iraq's Lesson for Libya: Thousands of Armed, Young, and Unemployed Men Now Need Jobs

Michael Shank | Posted 01.31.2012 | World
Michael Shank

Is the National Transitional Council a legitimate, representative body? When will elections be held? Is the new Libya going to be run by Islamists? Certainly these are important issues. Just as important, however, is the Libyan economy and how to get Libyans back to work.

Alice Neel's Dysfunctional Thanksgiving

Julia Friedman | Posted 01.28.2012 | Arts
Julia Friedman

On a free afternoon during a recent lecture trip to Eugene, Oregon, I stopped by the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art to see the traveling exhibition of...

GOP = Oops

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 01.18.2012 | Politics
Joe Peyronnin

The GOP primary process has been painful and embarrassing, especially for Republicans. While President Barack Obama faces a tough reelection campaign, the Republican Party seems to be doing all it can to help him win a second term. Or, as Governor Perry would say, "Oops."

21,000 Miles, One iPhone & Lots Of Real Food

Daniel Klein | Posted 01.15.2012 | Home
Daniel Klein

We've spent the last 6 months traveling the country bringing you stories about real food from across america. You've seen frogs legs in Arkansas, Sea ...

Seeking Stability in an Unstable World

Richard Attias | Posted 01.14.2012 | Business
Richard Attias

"In this connected world, we are all in the same boat. If part of the boat has a hole in it you cannot say afloat." The words of the chief executive of Hong Kong SAR, Donald Tsang, spoken at the APEC CEO Summit, could be said to embody the preoccupations of APEC as a whole.

Team Rubicon: Helping Vets Heal the World

MeiMei Fox | Posted 01.09.2012 | Impact
MeiMei Fox

In honor of Veterans Day, here's a much-needed story about the courage, goodwill and valuable skills that our veterans have to offer our society.

Art Works (And Is Celebrated at The White House)

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 01.09.2012 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

On Wednesday, November 2, I enjoyed an uplifting ceremony at the White House celebrating the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards - the...

I'm With Stupid: Let's All Just Stop Being Such Whimpering Brats

Todd Hartley | Posted 01.07.2012 | Comedy
Todd Hartley

Sometimes, in the course of human events, it becomes necessary to shut the hell up, stop occupying everywhere and tea partying everything, stop waving...

Structure Americana (PHOTOS)

Jade Doskow | Posted 12.31.2011 | Arts
Jade Doskow

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Shariah Law: The Five Things Every Non-Muslim (and Muslim) Should Know

Qasim Rashid | Posted 01.04.2012 | Religion
Qasim Rashid

Shariah is a personal relationship between a Muslim and God. The First Amendment forbids Congress from passing laws that restrict the free exercise of religion--particularly private exercise.

Which Is More Useless: Limbaugh or a Classics Major?

Miranda Frum | Posted 01.02.2012 | Media
Miranda Frum

I see you have let your own educational insecurities shine through in your latest rant in which you "bravely" attempted to decipher the "sad-sack story" of a Classical Studies scholar. If only you had taken a philosophy course about the Sophists, you might have been better at debating your point.

Tea Party Removes Gay-Themed 'Fruited Plain' from America the Beautiful

James Napoli | Posted 01.01.2012 | Comedy
James Napoli

When asked about the idea that the song's lyric refers to the plains rich with agricultural crops in the shadow of the purple mountains, a Tea Party spokesman replied, "Health care is socialism."