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

Ian I. Mitroff | Posted 06.09.2012 | Politics
Ian I. Mitroff

Until liberals are able to help forge new stories that define the America of the future, they will always be at a severe disadvantage in winning the hearts and souls of Americans.

On Being an American, or Dykes Are Always Foreign

Kelly Cogswell | Posted 06.05.2012 | Politics
Kelly Cogswell

The agent said I sounded amazing, but should apply directly to a press that specialized in lesbian writing. This thing could never go mainstream. I suddenly wasn't an American anymore.

Decision Point: U.S. Air Force Airmen Trace the Footsteps of General Washington, Take an Oath of Service

Ravi Chaudhary | Posted 06.03.2012 | DC
Ravi Chaudhary

On a cool, spring morning in Annapolis, Md., Capt. Darren Long, U.S. Air Force, leads a small detail of Airmen in the rotunda of the historic Maryland State Capitol.

The Principles of American Democracy

Joel D. Hirst | Posted 06.02.2012 | Politics
Joel D. Hirst

There is perhaps no term more used, misunderstood and abused than the word 'democracy.' Abraham Lincoln's democracy was encapsulated in his quote, ...

Do You Really Think Your Vote Counts?

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 06.02.2012 | Small Business
Lloyd Chapman

Today, it doesn't really matter who the President is or who is in Congress because big corporations run our government.

Will the $55 billion bomber program fly?

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 05.26.2012 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

By David Axe, iWatch NewsWhen the Obama administration dispatched three B-2 bombers from a Missouri air base on March 19 last year to cross the ocea...

One Of Ohio's Best Kept Secrets: Wineries

CarsTravelFood | Posted 05.26.2012 | Travel
CarsTravelFood

Ohio wineries might be one of the state's best kept secrets, something worth exploring when visiting the Buckeye state.

PHOTOS: 17 Can't Miss National Park Views

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 05.25.2012 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

America's national parks offer some of the most gorgeous scenery in the country, from Yellowstone to Florida. Here are some of our favorite views.

America's Oldest National Political Holiday

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.21.2012 | Home
Chris Weigant

On March 18, 1766, for the very first time America celebrated a political event together -- and they continued to do so for years afterwards. Together. As Americans -- celebrating a purely American national political holiday.

The Mass Murderer, the Multi-National and the Mega-Bank: Where Are the 'Good Guys' in America?

Stuart Muszynski | Posted 05.21.2012 | Business
Stuart Muszynski

Will America continue to be a "good guy" nation in our own eyes and the eyes of the world? Or will some businesses lead us into a downward spiral and will average Americans allow ourselves to be swept up in it?

How Beer Saved The World

Greg Voakes | Posted 10.16.2012 | Weird News
Greg Voakes

No matter what your brew of choice may be, whether you sip from a can or treat yourself from a tap, chances are there's a lot you don't know about your favorite beer.

"Rushing" to Judgment: What Responsibility Do Advertisers Have for Civility?

Stuart Muszynski | Posted 05.16.2012 | Media
Stuart Muszynski

Too few companies take responsibility for the potential role they can have in shaping the culture of America. They may value the values inside their companies, but they do not put their values-in-action outside of their companies to influence America.

In A G-Zero World, It's Every Nation For Itself

Devin Stewart | Posted 05.09.2012 | Books
Devin Stewart

"This book is not about the decline of the West," political scientist Ian Bremmer assures us in the introduction of his new book. "Nor is this a book about the rise of China and other emerging markets." Well, that's a relief.

"Too Cuticle for Words"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 05.07.2012 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

I can just imagine the lead of my obituary: "Jerry Zezima, a longtime newspaper columnist and certified public nuisance, died yesterday of complications from a hangnail. He was 58."

Alec Soth: Escape Artist

Catherine Despont | Posted 05.02.2012 | Arts
Catherine Despont

If there is something lonely and frightening in these images, there is also something dream-like and remembered -- something fed by our own fantasies -- the desire for freedom and safety, the desire to provide for oneself.

National Medal Awards at the White House

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 05.01.2012 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

Every visit to the White House is special, but there is something very exciting about witnessing this event. Perhaps it is because I am a painter and I understand the years of work that went into what they have achieved and I can rejoice with them in their successes.

America Is Not A Christian Nation

George Elerick | Posted 05.01.2012 | Religion
George Elerick

The continuation of self as the center of reality is part of the ideology that will eventually lead to America's down fall.

Which Team Are You On: Your Own or America's?

Stuart Muszynski | Posted 05.01.2012 | Politics
Stuart Muszynski

When Santorum was questioned about why he voted for "No Child Left Behind," he acknowledged that he voted "against the principles I believed in" and that he had to "take one for the team."

Convergence and Divergence in U.S. and Israel Policy on Iran

Abraham H. Foxman | Posted 04.29.2012 | World
Abraham H. Foxman

Both Americans and Israelis must question the likelihood of success of an attack on Iran, and the potential for dire consequences. But the conclusion each reaches may once again differ significantly because of divergent starting points.

Get a Life: Attend a Funeral

Stuart Muszynski | Posted 04.24.2012 | Politics
Stuart Muszynski

We can either live by the noisy standards of society or we can choose to do better. If we focus on the goodness of America -- on our shared values, aspirations and ideals -- maybe we will be able to share a vision and realize some of our goals.

Spotlight On: Santorum!

Susie Sampson | Posted 04.18.2012 | Comedy
Susie Sampson

With his miraculous resurgence, I figured I better focus on my new favorite conservative, Rick Santorum! I couldn't find many folks who support him but I'll look harder next time.

America's Critical Role In The Spiritual Evolution Of The World

Lorna Byrne | Posted 04.17.2012 | Religion
Lorna Byrne

Each time I land in America it's as if a gate to the new world opens. God and angels have told me that America is the gateway to humanity's future. It is where the choices that will determine mankind's future will be made.

One American Mosque: Two Crazy Acts

Dr. Faheem Younus | Posted 04.16.2012 | Religion
Dr. Faheem Younus

There is a bright line distinction, though, between both crazy acts: one is driven by knowledge and love, while the other by ignorance at best, and hatred at worse.

The Strongest Generation

Josh Tetrick | Posted 04.07.2012 | Impact
Josh Tetrick

Janessa Goldbeck is a woman on a bicycle -- and a mission to ride 4,200 miles for her country. But she needs your help. Janessa's not a professional ...

Jason Linkins

Everything And Everyone Has Made America Great [VIDEO]

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 02.09.2012 | Politics

When the Washington Press Club Foundation approached the people of HuffPost Hill to provide video entertainment for its 68th Annual Congressional Dinn...