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When You Don't Know What to Do

Carl Medearis | Posted 12.11.2015 | Religion
Carl Medearis

It was the evening of November 12th. Sitting with my dear friend Samir at his home in Saudi Arabia, I got a text from our daughter Anna who lives in B...

Bald Eagle Who Attacked Trump: 'Sorry I Didn't Finish The Job'

The Huffington Post | John Trowbridge | Posted 12.11.2015 | Comedy

Humans, By now, you've probably seen the GIF of me attacking Donald Trump during his Time magazine photo shoot. If you haven't, here it is.  ...

America: Love it or Leave it

Karl Wilder | Posted 12.10.2015 | Politics
Karl Wilder

Dear America, I think it may be time to leave. I used to love you, I try to love you. Without question I love the promise of us, but in your curren...

Ben Carson Employs Fear Tactic in Swipe at Bernie Sanders's Proposal for Free College Tuition

Michael Sainato | Posted 12.10.2015 | Politics
Michael Sainato

The term 'free' turns many people off of the proposal, but denigrating Senator Sanders solution to increasing college costs and student debt is treating a college education as though it were merely a consumer good.

Obama, Falwell, and the Rhetoric beneath Our American Way of Life

Christopher Driscoll | Posted 12.10.2015 | Religion
Christopher Driscoll

Each president's perspective couldn't be further removed from one another, when considering that they are offering different appraisals of "who" is afforded protection and "what" is identified as a threat. But perhaps they also illuminate two sides to the same American culture of violence.

An Open Letter to Donald Trump

Nazanin Amini | Posted 12.10.2015 | Politics
Nazanin Amini

I am the greatest threat to ISIS and all Islamic terrorists world wide. I am an educated, independent, ambitious young Muslim American woman and I am immune to their nonsense.

The Tug of War for the Soul of America

Christine Horner | Posted 12.09.2015 | Politics
Christine Horner

The real battle isn't the GOP's America vs. Islam or even Democratic whispers for gun control. At stake is the soul of America. If America falls to racism and separatism once again, this time, we open the door for the rest of the world to follow our lead.

After Obama's Address, a Conversation With My Sons

Taymullah Abdur-Rahman | Posted 12.09.2015 | Religion
Taymullah Abdur-Rahman

Sunday night I watched President Obama's address about the war on terror with my sons; ages 7, 10 and 12. When the speech was over I turned the television off and this is the conversation that ensued.

A Day in America

Beth Leyba | Posted 12.08.2015 | Parents
Beth Leyba

I don't know what the answers are, but I do know that I am sad and I am angry, and that living in this gun crazed culture where a stray or intended bullet might find me or my children at any time sure doesn't feel like living.

3 Unexpected Miracles from the Media's Assault on Prayer

Chester Goad, Ed.D. | Posted 12.08.2015 | Religion
Chester Goad, Ed.D.

When my parents passed away, many people just didn't know what to say. What could they do that could possibly offer comfort? Friends, family, and st...


Carl Corey | Posted 12.08.2015 | Arts
Carl Corey

I Will Honor Christmas In My Heart, And Try To Keep It All Year.

Sometimes Life Doesn't Give You Lemons, It Gives You Humans

Sarah Jameel | Posted 12.09.2015 | Impact
Sarah Jameel

You don't need a reason to help people, and sometimes life doesn't give you lemons -- it gives you humans. And unlike lemons, we humans have an option to not be bitter with the bounties of what we have been given.

Re-Classifying Dogs as Sentient Beings: It's Time, America, It's Time

Sarah Hodgson | Posted 12.04.2015 | Green
Sarah Hodgson

This shift in how we think of our pets -- from animals as property to animals as sensitive beings - isn't just happening in Quebec. New Zealand and France changed their laws this year, too.

Don't Think Twice, It's Irish

Maya Saade | Posted 12.04.2015 | Arts
Maya Saade

Folk music transcends the Atlantic, and is a vivid marker of a common history. This is especially the case between Ireland and America.

How Governor Hogan Fails Maryland On Syria's Refugees

Joel Rubin | Posted 12.03.2015 | Politics
Joel Rubin

We are facing a clear choice in the Syria refugees debate. We can give in to fear and hatred. Or we can stand up for American values, protect the defenseless, and fight for our own national security.

Beyond Politics: Disability, Donald Trump and a Picture of America

Erin M. Kelly | Posted 12.03.2015 | Impact
Erin M. Kelly

It's true that man isn't perfect, but there comes a time when he can go too far. As the presidential election draws near, we must ask ourselves: Is Donald Trump truly being loyal to those who will ultimately decide his fate? Or is he a leader who just made a huge mistake?

10 U.S Cities So Stunning, You'll Feel Like You're In Another Country

trivago | Posted 12.10.2015 | Travel

Reviews give us the best restaurant recommendations, lead us to the best buys -- even the best neighborhoods to live -- and when you're checking into a hotel, they're also the best way to make sure you're getting exactly what you want to book.

Out of This Nettle...

Cynthia Kane | Posted 12.02.2015 | Parents
Cynthia Kane

Recent headlines and this season of increasing darkness magnify fears. And I find myself thinking about parenting in today's world. Specifically, how do we raise children and instill in them a sense of safety?

Understanding Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness

Tali Aynalem | Posted 11.30.2015 | Business
Tali Aynalem

What if we lived in a world where, if you imagined something, it actually came to life? What would you wish for? Money? World peace? A new career? But, what if I told you that we already live in a world like this? And the key to unlocking this ability is you, yes You!

The Need for a New Josiac Reform

Anthony Nuccio | Posted 11.30.2015 | Religion
Anthony Nuccio

Our readings for today give us a snapshot of the life of one of the most important, but largely unknown, figures in the entirety of the Hebrew Bible.

Painting in Provence

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 11.30.2015 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

In Provence, I chose the Luberon for its beauty, and for the most part, stayed in the villages to paint. The Chambres d'hotes were the most memorable and staying in the old farmhouses also provided painting material.

On Thanksgiving, I'm Thankful My Ancestors Left Europe, and That America Took Them In

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 11.27.2015 | Good News
Ian Reifowitz

Thanksgiving -- at least in the form we celebrate it in this country -- is an American invention, and also a holiday about each of our relationships to America.

Terrorism, Hate, and a Search for Identity

Adam Steel | Posted 11.25.2015 | Impact
Adam Steel

How do we begin to understand terrorism and how do we begin to build a strategy to defeat it?

CNN Polled Americans On Racism, And The Results Are Telling

The Huffington Post | Judah Robinson | Posted 11.24.2015 | Media

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The Lepers in America

René Zografos | Posted 11.24.2015 | Politics
René Zografos

While many Americans have two or three jobs on a daily basis, there are at the same time many people who are left outside of the daily working and soc...