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Resolution 2013: Fighting the American War Within

Monika Mitchell | Posted 03.04.2013 | Politics
Monika Mitchell

The debates on human rights, gun control, climate change, gay marriage, "entitlement" programs, job initiatives, bank regulations and tax reform reveal the great cultural and ideological chasm widening among America's citizenry.

'I Was Embarrassed' To Be An American Abroad

Howard Fineman | Posted 03.01.2013 | Politics
Howard Fineman

I'm headed back to Washington knowing what I had guessed when I left town: that the so-called fiscal cliff "talks" would still be going when I got home. I'm returning with useful, nagging questions ringing in my ears from Kiwis and visitors alike.

A Philosophical Civil War in Dying America

Glen Browder | Posted 02.28.2013 | Politics
Glen Browder

Unfortunately, the most disruptive development in contemporary America is a divisive struggle over democratic ideals, cultural values, and principles of governance.

The Christmas That Never Was

Paul R. Byrne | Posted 02.26.2013 | Impact
Paul R. Byrne

Have you seen this painting? Created by Norman Rockwell, it is one of a quartet created in celebration of FDR's 1941 address to Congress concerning ...

There Is Nothing More American Than Apple Pie, Right?

Nicholas Ferroni | Posted 02.26.2013 | Home
Nicholas Ferroni

It turns out that the most iconic pie in American culture and history is, in fact, not American at all. Before you throw your laptop across the room in disbelief, give me a chance to support my case.

An American Unoriginal

Nicholas Ferroni | Posted 02.26.2013 | Entertainment
Nicholas Ferroni

America is known for its innovation and ingenuity. Though we may not build the products we make; Americans created companies such as Apple, Microsoft ...

Best Wishes for the Holiday Season and Peace in the New Year

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 02.25.2013 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

BEST WISHES FOR THE HOLIDAY SEASON AND PEACE IN THE NEW YEAR! Maple Sugar 2012 Watercolor 22" x 30" Barbara Ernst Prey...

The Case for a Tax Hike on 100 Percent of Americans

Dinkar Jain | Posted 02.25.2013 | Politics
Dinkar Jain

Since there is no agreement on entitlement cuts, let the fiscal cliff kick in. Let taxes rise on 100 percent of Americans and 100 percent of small businesses. Let us get a little closer to balancing the budget. Let us share the burden of our votes -- if we voted for bigger government, let us all pay for it too.

For a Better Society, Teach Philosophy in High Schools

Michael Shammas | Posted 02.25.2013 | College
Michael Shammas

Why philosophy? Because the study of philosophy, the "love of wisdom," creates and nurtures thoughtful minds, minds that can -- as Aristotle suggests -- entertain a thought without accepting it.

The Systemic Environment of Dying America

Glen Browder | Posted 02.21.2013 | Politics
Glen Browder

My thesis of American democracy holds that, as the original, bountiful, natural frontier faded into history, America gradually turned toward a different frontier -- national public authority, i.e. "the government" -- to extend the benefits of its democratic experiment.

Which America Do YOU Want?

David Trumble | Posted 12.19.2012 | Politics
David Trumble


Newtown Shows Us That Love Is Our Common Ground

Stuart Muszynski | Posted 02.17.2013 | Impact
Stuart Muszynski

If we want to sustain a nation of goodness, one that defies evil, maybe we should embrace the unfiltered missive given by Robbie Parker, whose 6-year-old daughter Emilie died at Sandy Hook: "May it be that this inspires us to be better, to be more compassionate and more humble people -- to better our communities -- at all times."

Outrageous Fortune: The Response to an American Tragedy

Adam Valen Levinson | Posted 02.16.2013 | Crime
Adam Valen Levinson

There are constructive uses for firearms as tools, but the liberties in that domain long ago eclipsed their legal and philosophical rationale. Please, America: please be angry.

Why Must We Hate Ourselves So?

Stuart Diamond | Posted 02.16.2013 | Politics
Stuart Diamond

We are capable of so much that is great, in the arts, in science, in human relations, but it is all but drowned out because we can no longer judge right from wrong. We tolerate a system that once would never have been acceptable.

A Systems Analysis of Dying America

Glen Browder | Posted 02.14.2013 | Politics
Glen Browder

America is changing in ways that are important and unsettling for the future of American democracy; and America's elected officials and democracy experts seemingly are too politically timid or too theoretically limited to sound the alarm.

'One Pound Fish' Man Goes From Fish Monger to Viral Pop Star (Exclusive Interview)

Shira Lazar | Posted 02.11.2013 | Technology
Shira Lazar

Less than two years ago, Shahid moved from Pakistan to London, and now he's living out his fantasy. "My whole life is changed now, so I can forget everything but I can't forget the one pound fish."

Race Talk: It Is Time For an Examination of 'White in America'

BlackAndBrownNews | Posted 02.11.2013 | Media

How do we get a comprehensive portrait of race and ethnicity matters, and all of the social, cultural, economic, political 'isms" embedded in that topic, by not examining a central group -- White Americans?

Could the Country Please Turn More Purple?

Barbara R. Carter | Posted 02.04.2013 | Politics
Barbara R. Carter

Wouldn't it be wonderful to find our "purple peace" in our families, neighborhoods, states and our country?

Getting High... With a Little Help From Our Friends

Ed Gerwin | Posted 02.03.2013 | Business
Ed Gerwin

Interestingly, Antares' initial cargo will include small satellites built by NASA from globally sourced smartphones. But Antares should also remind us that, when it comes to America's role in the connected global economy, we also need to act on some weighty issues here on Earth.

What Do I Mean By 'Dying America?'

Glen Browder | Posted 01.31.2013 | Politics
Glen Browder

In this series, I approach America as an organic system undergoing democratic alteration and degeneration and I pose important considerations as Obama America faces the transformational challenges of an adverse environment.

Made in America

Paul Steven Stone | Posted 01.29.2013 | Politics
Paul Steven Stone

Here's my vote for an American government big enough to help create and protect opportunity for all, and to ensure no one segment of the population gets more than its fair share.

Restoring Our American Dream

Michael Farr | Posted 11.28.2012 | Business
Michael Farr

Elections are over, politicians continue to bicker, and Greece insists on furthering their already impressive implosion. Thanksgiving may help if it can bring to mind those seminal American values that are the foundation and bedrock of our country.

Well, That Was Weird...

Jesse Lasky | Posted 01.27.2013 | Comedy
Jesse Lasky

Politicians seem to think Americans are goldfish, that we don't remember anything that happened more than three seconds ago. That's silly. It's more like five seconds.

How Dare I Ask: Is America Dying?

Glen Browder | Posted 01.24.2013 | Politics
Glen Browder

I have come to the disturbing suspicion that we may be drifting perilously away from the Great Experiment of American history. Anger, cynicism, extremism -- and a pernicious irrelevancy -- are taking their toll on our national democratic experiment.

A Turkey Election and a Day Full o' Turkey!

Susie Sampson | Posted 01.21.2013 | Comedy
Susie Sampson

I am still tryin' to recover from the sad election results. But I've managed to finally get out of bed and get back to doin' what I do best... reportin' on breakin' news!