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My Grandmother's Winter Coat

PJ Mintner | Posted 01.14.2013 | Healthy Living
PJ Mintner

Loss doesn't always have to be greeted with anger or sadness. In fact, if you greet loss and differences with grace, you might find that you live in a warmer, brighter world than you ever realized. That's how my grandmother saw the world, and she shared the warmth.

America Reelects President Obama, and Rejects the Republican Plutocrat.

Russell C. Smith | Posted 01.09.2013 | Politics
Russell C. Smith

The American people have seen how extreme wealth concentrated at the top greatly unbalances the lives of citizens, and a growing number of people want the opposite, and are willing to work to change the system.

Election 2012 and the Future of American Democracy

Glen Browder | Posted 01.09.2013 | Politics
Glen Browder

Unfortunately, the American people seem to be stubbornly split into two camps about what we want America to mean and how we want America to work in a changing world.

Paris Celebrates Obama's Victory

Shamira Muhammad | Posted 11.07.2012 | World
Shamira Muhammad

2012-11-05-HP_World_Graphic_300x70.pngJoy erupted Wednesday morning in Paris at the Young Democrats Abroad party in fancy Palais Maillot, as the young voters celebrated President Barack Obama's successful re-election bid.

Obama's Second Chance

Dominique de Villepin | Posted 01.07.2013 | World
Dominique de Villepin

2012-11-05-HP_World_Graphic_300x70.pngIt's a second chance more than a second term. This means that President Obama will need to make tough and thorough choices. Going forward also means acknowledging that the country and the world are at the crossroads.

These Republicans Will Never Rule Again -- What the American Election Has to Teach the World

Marten Weber | Posted 01.07.2013 | Gay Voices
Marten Weber

So what does Obama's re-election have to teach the world? One thing: the culture wars are over. These elections were not about abortion, guns, gays, or god -- they were about demographics.

To Move Forward, We Must End Partisan Politics

Mickey Costa | Posted 01.06.2013 | Politics
Mickey Costa

We need to stand together and say in one resounding voice -- time to work for us. Because without such pressure it will surely not happen. America can move forward, but if it doesn't start with you, if it doesn't originate from us, things will stay the same.

Obama Symbolizes America at Its Best

Earnest Harris | Posted 01.06.2013 | Politics
Earnest Harris

Seeing Obama, and his family, at the White House, allows us to soak in an image that personifies a country that may well live up to its billing as a place for that freedom and equality.

Why America Is A Beacon Of Hope For The World

Lorna Byrne | Posted 01.06.2013 | Religion
Lorna Byrne

America is meant to be a major force for good in our world. America does lots of good things now, but when America starts to show it's true character and does the right thing even more often, it will truly shine as a beacon of hope for the world.

Let's Move Forward With Obama

Christophe Girard | Posted 01.06.2013 | World
Christophe Girard

2012-11-05-HP_World_Graphic_300x70.pngBarack Obama is the America that we, Europeans, would like to resemble: a country that is conscious of the fact that a people moves forward only with and because of those who have a vision.

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


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.