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Kids Today: Why Do We Text More Than We Talk?

Ilana Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Ilana Ross

I fear that we are committing ourselves to a "silent" future. In my apocalyptic vision, dinner table debates about curfews and campaign finance reform are replaced by a few cryptic texts.

A Revolution in the Making?

Aladdin Elaasar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Aladdin Elaasar

A sense of frustration, hopelessness and repression seems to be haunting Egyptian youth and the older people as well, struggling to make ends meet. The result has impacted Egyptian society.

12-Step Program for America: Step 3

Jim Selman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Selman

The road to recovery for any addict--whether we are speaking of an individual or a nation--happens one day at a time.

"Dear Sara Ms Palluns" -- A Strange Letter

Barry Yourgrau | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Barry Yourgrau

Hi, you don't know me, but I sure know you. I have two eyes and ears and a TV--wow!

China, Syria, Censorship

Hussain Abdul-Hussain | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Hussain Abdul-Hussain

The bad news is that, unlike China or even Iran, countries like Syria are tightening their grip and getting away with it, or rather receiving world praise for a presumed effort to achieve peace with Israel.

Live from Leogane: College Prep Leadership Training Begins for Orphan Mentors

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

The College Prep Leadership Training Program of Orphans International Worldwide (OIWW) Haiti launched this week at l'Ecole de la Redemption in Leogane...

Obama Proposes Tax Cut for Mega Rich Venture Capitalist Contributors

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

President Barack Obama has proposed new legislation that will allow many of the nation's wealthiest venture capitalists to avoid paying billions of do...

Dear High School Senior Who Just Got Rejected From __________

Riley Waggaman | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Riley Waggaman

Dear High School Senior Who Just Got Rejected From __________, You got rejected from __________? Don't worry I know someone who goes to __________ a...

American Manhood From Mickey Mantle to Landon Manchild Donovan and Why I'm Convinced the US Can Win World Cup 2010 in South Africa

David Henry Sterry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
David Henry Sterry

The more mojo, hoodoo and juju we can send through the power of our collective will to Team USA in South Africa, the more likely it is for our dream to come true.

Make China Choose

Sam Black | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sam Black

Forcing China to choose whether to veto, abstain, or approve a resolution condemning North Korea's actions would signify a choice between being a responsible world power or covering up a blatant act of war.

A lesson from Australia where voting is a requirement

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Howard Steven Friedman

A successful democracy is one where people vote and their vote has meaning. In 2008's presidential election, the US voter turnout was about 57%, the ...

Is America a World Monster?

Hussain Abdul-Hussain | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Hussain Abdul-Hussain

When it comes to foreign policy, America has two choices: Either do what is in its owns interests or do what is ethical. Only on rare occasions that these two roadmaps intersect.

Is Egypt's Economy in Crisis?

Aladdin Elaasar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Aladdin Elaasar

Egypt is undergoing a severe liquidity crisis caused by the loss of hard currency from few sources: tourism was a key source of foreign exchange and the main engine of growth.

Thirty Years after Khomeini: Will Egypt Turn into another Iran?

Aladdin Elaasar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Aladdin Elaasar

The 83-year-old President Mubarak of Egypt has been in power since 1981. Concerns about his health draw much greater attention to the question of who will next rule the nation of Egypt.

Greece's Pieces

Jose Ferreira | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jose Ferreira

Jose Ferreira is the Founder and CEO of Knewton When the EU formed in 1998, I was the crazy guy in the corner of the pub ranting to all my friends th...

A Flawed Step Forward on Health Care Reform

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

We all know how much the media love conflict, and they have fallen in love with the health care debate. To say the process hasn't been pretty would be one of the biggest Washington understatements in years.

Pray Immigration Reform Into Passage

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

If our political leaders won't make room for the "strangers" among us, we, the people of faith, will. It's time to stop playing politics with people's lives.

You Must Come From Texas, George!

Alexia Parks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Alexia Parks

Putting the U.S. Constitution into every pocket in the country is the vision of LibertyDay founder Andy McKean and his wife Kathy.

Sarah Palin: Exploitation of Women at its Worst

Aladdin Elaasar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aladdin Elaasar

Sarah Palin is definitely the embodiment of the antifeminist movement in this country as she aims to appeal to female voters and consumers in the so-called pink economy.

A St Patrick's Day Message From Ireland: Thank You

Rory Fitzgerald | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Rory Fitzgerald

As a rule, Irishmen only cry at football games. But a walk around New York City can do strange things to a man.

Jewish America, One Book Tour Stop At A Time

Benyamin Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Benyamin Cohen

For these down-on-their-luck Jewish communities, it was a divine tale of "Yes, we can," writ large. And I found myself being inspired by their against-all-odds road to redemption.

Will Smith, The Last Pharaoh

Aladdin Elaasar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Aladdin Elaasar

Will Smith's latest project, The Last Pharaoh, is a greatmega action movie expected by millions of fans around the globe.

Risky Business in the Arab World

Aladdin Elaasar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Aladdin Elaasar

Why is it hard for Arab and Muslim writers, professors, intellectuals and average persons to speak out against suicide bombers, Jihadists, anti-Semitism and anti-Americanism in their countries?

The Biggest Loser: One Physician's Perspective

Christina Jenkins, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Christina Jenkins, M.D.

We all have something at stake in helping all Americans achieve a healthy weight. The Biggest Loser isn't perfect, but it's been an undeniable success in messaging and motivation.

Is the "United States" About to Get Scrapped?

Abigail Pesta | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Abigail Pesta

I'm referring, of course, to the "S.S. United States" -- the fastest oceanliner ever built. Last week, news broke that the foreign owner of the histor...