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Who Wins When the U.S. Restricts Religious Freedom?

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jim Wallis

If terrorists are able to not only attack us physically but get us to judge our neighbors by labels rather than the content of their character, turn our back on the Constitution and then restrict the religious freedom of other Americans, we all lose.

Shunned, Will He Bolt?

Sunil Sharan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sunil Sharan

What was supposed to be a breakthrough meeting between the foreign ministers of India and Pakistan last month degenerated into a public rebuke of Indi...

What Should We Make Of Medvedev's Crush On The U.S.?

The New Republic | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

It's been a long time since foreign leaders arrived on our shores saying that America is the future--so long, in fact, that when it does happen, we do...

America's Cheesiest Charttoppers (Part 2)

Michael Sigman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Sigman

A carton of Maalox later, l submit the following tracks for induction into the Worst Hits Hall of Fame.

The Case for Attacking Iran's Nukes

Fernando Espuelas | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Fernando Espuelas

Some have argued that the Cold War-era mutual assured destruction doctrine would contain Iran. That is a big assumption -- specially in light of the Iranian regime's ideology.

Paranoid Politics: The Denial of Islamophobia

Jillian York | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jillian York

Concerned communities should engage in dialogue with Muslims and their organizations, and learn more about them, rather than rely on the types of prejudices and paranoia being hawked by Islamophobes.

David Cameron Presents Barack Obama With Graffiti Art

BBC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A painting by a graffiti artist was among the official gifts to Barack Obama from David Cameron on his first trip to Washington as prime minister. Mr ...

US, South Korea Military Exercise To Send 'Clear Message' To North Korea

AFP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The United States and South Korea will launch a major military exercise on Sunday in the Sea of Japan as a warning to North Korea over the sinking of ...

CNN: American Said To Be Main Writer For Al Qaeda Website

CNN | Paul Cruickshank | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A senior U.S. law enforcement official has told CNN that U.S. intelligence believes the principal author of the new online al Qaeda magazine is an Ame...

In This Other America

Richard Geldard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard Geldard

There's another America beyond the froth-mouthed shouters, made up of a growing number of people who are looking for stillness, seeking a quieter path to discover the genuine power of tranquility and the virtues of silence.

PHOTOS: The World's 20 Most Expensive Cities

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

With the economic recovery sputtering along Americans may still not feel much relief in when it comes to their pocketbooks, but they can at least be r...

More discussions with Al: Why are prescription drugs so expensive here?

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Howard Steven Friedman

Al called back ready for more. Without even a hello, he jabbed, "You keep criticizing health care in the U.S., but you don't bother mentioning that w...

America the Beautiful: Built by Entrepreneurs

Matt Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Matt Wilson

The United States of America has been based on entrepreneurial ideas and actions and it is in times like these that Americans will show their true colors. Our country has resolved to come out of our financial crisis stronger than ever.

Obama: Berlusconi A 'Great Friend'

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MILAN — U.S. President Barack Obama says in an interview with an Italian newspaper that he has developed a "very strong relationship" with Itali...

The United States of Abuse

Bob Jacobson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Jacobson

Large segments of the American electorate, contrary to democratic ideals, embody an unhealthy and dangerous anger, helplessness, and self-loathing.

Eternal Vigilance Is the Price of Liberty

Nick Benas | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nick Benas

This week celebrates our national assertion of independence and calls to mind the sacrifice, struggle, debate, and study that produced the experiment in human freedom called the United States of America.

Discussions with Al: Where's all the dying in America?

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Howard Steven Friedman

Sobered up from learning that the United States has the worst return on health investment in the developed world, Al called back a few days later aski...

Since Obama Is Turning the U.S. into France, it's Time to Prepare for the Gallic Coup

Steven Clifford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Steven Clifford

This vast Francophile conspiracy appears unstoppable. Flip Side will prepare you for life after the Gallic coup.

The Forgotten Battle Which Won The American Revolution

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The Revolutionary War lasted a lot longer than most of us realize. Begun in 1775, the war didn't end for six long years, and wasn't fully resolved for another two. The Battle of the Chesapeake, in particular, deserves to be remembered.

Declared: Jefferson's Handwritten Declaration of Independence at NYPL

The New York Public Library | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
The New York Public Library

Written in Jefferson's hand, the manuscript is one of five fair copies he made between July 4 and July 10, 1776, to send to friends and colleagues.

After 11 Weeks of Disaster, Time for Freedom From Oil (PHOTOS)

Philip Radford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Philip Radford

Eleven weeks ago BP's Deepwater Horizon oil platform exploded into the Gulf of Mexico, killing 11 workers. Since the explosion thousands upon thousan...

It's Time to End This War

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

The number of U.S. service members killed in June was the highest for one month since this now nine-year war began. It's time to end this war. Or should we just start building another Memorial wall?

President's Immigration Speech: Will Obama Discuss How New Immigration Can Energize Rust Belt Economies?

Richard Herman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard Herman

While to date the White House has not expressed support for any of these rust-belt/immigration initiatives, it might be time for President Obama to hear what some in these cities are saying.

Health: American Return on Investment

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Howard Steven Friedman

Al only gave me a day before he called back. "So what's the scoop on health care? Are Americans the best or the worst off? All this noise about the n...

Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Instituting Controversial "Grenade-Launching Cross Bows" Clause in Second Amendment

Ben Berkon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Ben Berkon

I wouldn't be fulfilling my duty as a Supreme Court Justice if I didn't seriously consider the necessity of freely arming citizens with a dual anti-personnel/medieval warfare weapons.