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Good Cop, Bad Cop and the Syria Crisis

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 11.12.2013 | World
Hoyt Hilsman

Since the Syria crisis began, there has been lots of talk from both sides of the political spectrum about how America should not be the "world's polic...

The Russians are coming

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 11.11.2013 | World
Daoud Kuttab

Shortly after the vote in the British parliament to oppose a strike on Syria, an American newspaper reported the decision of the House of Commons in a...

Shakespeare -- War With the 'Unknown' Is Futile -- An Argument Against Intervention in Syria

Melody Breyer-Grell | Posted 11.11.2013 | Arts
Melody Breyer-Grell

There is the old cliché, insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting different results. In King Lear, his treacherous daughter, Goneril, ironically speaks a great truth, even though she is using it to incite the death of her father.

That Tuesday Morning

Marisa McPeck-Stringham | Posted 11.10.2013 | New York
Marisa McPeck-Stringham

Tuesday, September 11, 2001. It has become my generation's "Where were you when?" Where was I? Sicker than I've ever been in my life. I had the wors...

Reporting Syria: Assad, Chemical Weapons and the International Media

Stefan Simanowitz | Posted 11.09.2013 | World
Stefan Simanowitz

Following the invasion of Iraq our media has more responsibility than ever to ensure that stories coming out about the Syria crisis are examined forensically and reported accurately and that the media are not used as a tool to bump a reluctant public toward supporting for war.

What We Need & What We Do Not Need: Cliff Notes to Political, Social, and Moral Success

Leslie K. Stein | Posted 11.09.2013 | Politics
Leslie K. Stein

We need to start at the beginning. Support our children. Educate all children. Rework the justice system. Help those who make small mistakes to atone for them and reintegrate successfully into society, rather than losing them into the system.

Friday Talking Points -- Potholes on the Moral High Road

Chris Weigant | Posted 11.06.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Today's big economic news was that the unemployment rate is down to 7.3 percent, the lowest it has been since 2008. In the first year President Obama took office, the Great Recession spiked the rate to 10.0 percent, to put this figure into perspective.

Miley Twerks, Syria Hurts

Susie Sampson | Posted 11.05.2013 | Comedy
Susie Sampson

Either way, it's good that America showed their outrage. It's the same outrage that America has shown over Syria, right? Wrong!

The Miley Dilemma

Zac Hill | Posted 10.29.2013 | Entertainment
Zac Hill

I think Miley Cyrus' VMA performance totally ruled, and was totally awesome, and was a successful indictment of all the absurd societal constructions that have defined the environment inside which Miley became a cultural juggernaut.

Coming (Back) to America

Christina Kelly | Posted 10.28.2013 | Travel
Christina Kelly

Like a grownup watching their favorite movie as a kid for the first time in years, once you leave America for an extended period of time, it's hard to see it in the same way ever again. We don't always realize that sometimes, coming back can be just as hard as leaving it in the first place.

Sound the Alarm -- It's Been a 50-Year Dream

Bertha Lewis | Posted 10.28.2013 | Politics
Bertha Lewis

Today, we celebrate the 50-year anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke the words, "I Have a Dream," that embodied not just the hope of a race, but of a nation.

America, It's Time for a NEW Dream

Sophia A. Nelson | Posted 10.28.2013 | Black Voices
Sophia A. Nelson

We must understand, once again who we are: Manifest Destiny. America the great. America the possible, America, the dream!

A N*gg*r Is a Black Person, Says Webster

Tanya Young Williams | Posted 10.28.2013 | Media
Tanya Young Williams

No matter how Merriam-Webster and other dictionaries define the N-word -- I have never and will never be a n*gg*r -- although I am very proud to be a black person.

We Are Losing Words

Bob Deutsch | Posted 10.12.2013 | Technology
Bob Deutsch

A Yale grad student is impulsively strangled by a co-worker. A young man leaving work near the main New York City post office accidentally bumps into ...

Where Do We Go From Here?

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 10.23.2013 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

As the nation celebrates the fiftieth anniversary of the March on Washington, many are discussing what Dr. King would say to the nation and world today and tell us to do. But his message to us today is as clear as it was fifty years ago if only we could hear, heed, and follow his warnings about what we need to do to make America America.

The National HIV/AIDS Strategy at Three: Time for Recommitment to Ending AIDS in America

Rep. Barbara Lee | Posted 10.22.2013 | Politics
Rep. Barbara Lee

We now have the effective tools and improved policies necessary to begin to end the AIDS epidemic in America, but our biggest challenges lie ahead.

Behind Great Dreams is the Dreamer

Anita Verma | Posted 10.19.2013 | Impact
Anita Verma

His dreams of a successful business career and studying in the United States were bigger than the tiny Indian village he was born in.

The Immigrant's Paradox

Daniel Maidman | Posted 10.15.2013 | Arts
Daniel Maidman

Some of the most quintessential depictions of the American land and people arise from a particular eye: the eye of the outsider, who can see the boundaries of Americanness invisible to the native-born.

America's Best Coastal Hotels (PHOTOS)

Travel + Leisure | Posted 10.14.2013 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

While hotels and resorts have long leaned on Mother Nature to enhance their guest experiences, few wild assets rival that of prime waterfront real estate. Fortunately, there's a lot of choice for those seeking a great coastal getaway.

VA Gives Vets Up to a Year of Retroactive Benefits for Using FDCs to Help Reduce the Backlog

Craig Newmark | Posted 10.13.2013 | Impact
Craig Newmark

The Department of Veterans Affairs is reducing the backlog in disability claims with approaches including Fully Developed Claims, FDCs.

Well, There's a Wide Wide World of Noble Causes

Leila Chambers | Posted 08.13.2013 | Impact
Leila Chambers

I met a woman the other day at a cocktail party in Boston. She seemed fun and funny, probably in her late 40's, she had pale skin and freckles, re...

WATCH: How ‘Lee Daniels' The Butler' Is A Love Letter To America

OWN | Posted 08.10.2013 | OWN

For an upcoming episode of "Oprah's Next Chapter," Oprah Winfrey sits down with some of her costars in "Lee Daniels' The Butler" to talk about the fil...

Geography: The Latest Front in the Class War

Anthony W. Orlando | Posted 10.10.2013 | Politics
Anthony W. Orlando

At the heart of today's political gridlock is a sense of disconnect. Too many Americans feel disconnected from their government, their economy, and even their fellow citizens.

American Voices on Reinvention

Russell C. Smith | Posted 10.07.2013 | Impact
Russell C. Smith

The American experience has always been one of starting over, rethinking, reworking, and reinventing. In the early 21st Century, a reinvention moveme...

Best of America!

Susie Sampson | Posted 10.07.2013 | Comedy
Susie Sampson

Best of America! That's right, gay marriage, politics, hugs, immigration, etc. Americans are always so smart. Almost as smart as I can be. I'm excited to share some of my interviews with you and I hope you enjoy them.