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We Validate Our Parking, Why Not Each Other?

Ilana Ross | Posted 05.01.2013 | College
Ilana Ross

Like my haircuts, my birthdays never turn out just the way I want. Somebody important forgets to call and then I realize this is just a day like any other day in history. The next thing I know I'm two skim lattes into a blog post about my irrelevance in the world.

Congress Wastes Time While 'Rome Is Burning' (Rep. James McGovern Interview)

Dennis Trainor | Posted 04.23.2013 | Politics
Dennis Trainor

As part of a larger documentary project about the influence of money and politics I am working on for Move To Amend, I sat down with Rep. James McGovern and we talked about money in politics, Citizens United, Civil Disobedience, and more.

PHOTOS: U.S. Cities Perfect For Gay Travelers

Travel + Leisure | Posted 04.18.2013 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

Being a gay-friendly destination these days means more than having a selection of bars or a gayborhood.

America's Future: The Promise of 'Obama Nation'

Glen Browder | Posted 04.17.2013 | Politics
Glen Browder

I noted Barack Obama's formidable power as a transformational leader and partisan politician entering his second term as president. Now, I'd like to consider what America might look like when he leaves the White House.

Home Movies Are Socialist

Michael Molina | Posted 04.17.2013 | Comedy
Michael Molina

Our dregs illustrate the most extreme counter-capitalist measures that The American Family has produced in pursuit of their socialist film empire. Witness the horror and band together with us as we blacklist The American Family from appearing in our homes!

The Best of Channel Surfing on YouTube: Week of February 4, 2013

Shira Lazar | Posted 04.07.2013 | Technology
Shira Lazar

Each Monday on Channel Surfing, What's Trending quickly flips through the best of what's happening around YouTube and serves it up for your viewing pleasure.

'My Drunk Kitchen' Star to Launch Global Tour Thanks to Over 175k in Fan Donations

Shira Lazar | Posted 04.03.2013 | Home
Shira Lazar

Hannah Hart is taking her wildly popular "My Drunk Kitchen" show on the road, and has already raised over $175,000 for her new travelogue show, "Hello Harto!" on Indiegogo.

Will Chuck Hagel Be the Oil Producers' Plant in Our Government?

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 04.02.2013 | Politics
Raymond J. Learsy

Chuck Hagel needs be asked many questions but one overriding issue is Hagel's relationship to the interests of the oil producers from Saudi Arabia, Venezuela and on.

Glass Ceilings...

David Trumble | Posted 04.01.2013 | Politics
David Trumble


Lost Star Dominic Monaghan Reacts to Driveshaft "You All Everybody" Covers

Shira Lazar | Posted 04.01.2013 | Entertainment
Shira Lazar

Dominic Monaghan today stars on the BBC nature/travel show Wild Things, but he's perhaps best known to pop culture junkies as Charlie Pace on the TV adventure series Lost.

We Ain't Dead

Jordan Pease | Posted 01.30.2013 | Gay Voices
Jordan Pease

The American dream is not dead. It has just changed. It has just grown and is now stretched in various eclectic directions. Maybe America wants a pet fish or a loft in the industrial district. Maybe America wants a cabin in Maine with a record player and a stripper pole.

Critical Juncture for Tired America

Glen Browder | Posted 03.27.2013 | Politics
Glen Browder

We may have to ask ourselves a final, uncomfortable question: "How far can we pursue democratic ideals through limited, representative governance without succumbing to the inherent, destructive tendencies of democracy?"

Obama's Inaugural Leap: From Transformational Leader to Partisan Politician?

Glen Browder | Posted 03.25.2013 | Politics
Glen Browder

Is Mr. Obama -- in his inner core -- a transformational philosopher or a partisan politician? Did he change his mind over the past four years? Did he figure out the realities of D-versus-R on Capitol Hill? Does this mean all-out war with the Republicans?

Lance Armstrong, MLK, America and the Rules of the Game

Stuart Muszynski | Posted 03.24.2013 | Politics
Stuart Muszynski

The stakes are higher now than most people realize because this latest fall from grace further deteriorates belief in the American Dream.

President Obama's Inaugural Address

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 03.23.2013 | Politics
Joe Peyronnin

"As times change, so must we," President Barack Obama said in his eloquent and inspiring inaugural address. In many ways, President Obama's speech was a continuation of his campaign to engage women, gays, immigrants and the middle class.

How We Can Truly Honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 03.21.2013 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Dr. King is not coming back. It's up to us to redeem the soul of America. He told us what to do. Let's do it.

Americans Seem to Be Tiring of Their Historic Great Experiment

Glen Browder | Posted 03.20.2013 | Politics
Glen Browder

We have entrapped our national democratic experiment in a philosophical civil war, American democracy no longer works the way it used to work, and it is time to worry about the Great Experiment.

Spinning the Chamber...

David Trumble | Posted 03.19.2013 | Politics
David Trumble


The Audacity to Wield Power

Marianne Williamson | Posted 03.18.2013 | Politics
Marianne Williamson

What is new, perhaps -- or maybe I'm just dreaming -- is how many of us understand that if any of this is going to change, really change, then it won't be because our current crop of leaders change it. For how can a system that derives its survival from money be the system that cuts off the money supply?

Violence Against Women Act

Heather Kristin | Posted 03.17.2013 | Politics
Heather Kristin

Congress must reauthorize Violence Against Woman Act. America must lead the way to help end violence against woman worldwide.

American Democracy No Longer Works as it Has in the Past

Glen Browder | Posted 03.14.2013 | Politics
Glen Browder

In my opinion, the American people are suffering civic depression, the political machinery of American democracy is broken and American national government is not performing satisfactorily.

Americans Preach the Second Amendment, but Shouldn't Rely on Their Historical Knowledge

Huw L. Hopkins | Posted 03.13.2013 | Politics
Huw L. Hopkins

Regardless of an individual's opinion, American or not, this idea that an American's right to bear arms is "sacrosanct" runs too deep to influence a difference in thought process.

Debt Ceiling Standoff

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 03.08.2013 | Politics
Joe Peyronnin

No wonder Congress is so unpopular. Last year's House and Senate teamed up to be the most ineffective Congress in decades. Sadly, the new Congress looks like it is going to underperform its predecessor.

So, Now You're Horrifically Hooked on 'Dying America?'

Glen Browder | Posted 03.07.2013 | Politics
Glen Browder

We're exactly halfway through this series on "Barack Obama, Election 2012, and the Future of American Democracy." Let's take a look at the logic of my "dying" rhetoric in the previous eight discussions and where I'm going in the next eight posts.

For 2013, Let's Ban Cars and Guns

Gavin Magrath | Posted 03.05.2013 | Politics
Gavin Magrath

No one is suggesting we ban all cars -- and no one is suggesting we ban all guns. Pretending all regulation is equivalent to a ban is a classic false dichotomy: a total ban is not the only alternative to the status quo.