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Redefining Education to Include More Meaningful Critical Thinking

Nichlas Emmons | Posted 06.20.2016 | Education
Nichlas Emmons

In a recent professional development session with a small group of teachers, our conversation evolved into deeply philosophical questions surrounding the purpose of education.

The Orlando Shooting Must Not Divide Us

Areva Martin | Posted 06.20.2016 | Queer Voices
Areva Martin

As the shock of what happened last week in Orlando begins to subside, we are left with many serious questions about what happened, and what the future...

The Orlando Shooter Was American, Not An "Other"

Melody Moezzi | Posted 06.17.2016 | Politics
Melody Moezzi

For all the innocent people who have lost their lives as a result of what may well have been Mateen's internalized homophobia turned outward, countless others lose their lives every day as a result of internalized homophobia and transphobia turned inward.

I Want a New Normal

Bridget Anshus | Posted 06.15.2016 | Politics
Bridget Anshus

I am in desperate need of a new normal. It has only been four years since I first became acutely aware of the our nation's gun issues. First, it was...

The Toll of Muslim Masculinity: How It Is Pondered, Practiced, Perpetuated - and Poisonous

Zoha Qamar | Posted 06.15.2016 | Religion
Zoha Qamar

There is a stand. Maybe it's marked by a booming black mic, a large maple podium, some tape on the carpet, an etch in the dirt. Perhaps it's nestled u...

WHY HILLARY?

Jackie DeHon, Ph.D. | Posted 06.13.2016 | Women
Jackie DeHon, Ph.D.

Some may be asking, "Why Hillary?" I hope to answer this question with a few facts and opinions. I'll start with early days. Who is Hillary Clinton...

The 5 Best Beaches in the U.S.

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 06.09.2016 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

by The Editors of Condé Nast Traveler. Photo: Getty Each year, Steve Leatherman--also known as Dr. Beach--evaluates America's seashores based...

Signs of Friendship toward the United States are Everywhere in Iran Today

William O. Beeman | Posted 06.09.2016 | Travel
William O. Beeman

We walked into our Tehran hotel last week and the pianist in the lobby startled us by playing The Star Spangled Banner. He did it again every time we ...

Muhammad Ali is dead, long live his America!

Babak Rahimi | Posted 06.08.2016 | Politics
Babak Rahimi

Growing up as a boy in Iran, I remember opening up a popular magazine to a page with a photo of Muhammad Ali's iconic boxing glove. At the bottom of t...

What Does American Bread Say About Our Culture?

Melina Delkic | Posted 06.07.2016 | Taste
Melina Delkic

No matter where I go in the U.S. -- New York City, Washington, D.C., small-town bakeries, or the most elaborate artisan bread stands I can find -- I don't find that warm, steamy stuff of my childhood. And that leaves a little hole in my heart.

Muhammad Ali: The Revolutionary Sports God

Karen Nissim | Posted 06.07.2016 | Sports
Karen Nissim

While I am disappointed that there are few athletes today who choose to follow in his footsteps of political defiance; if his prowess of his sport can continue to change the world posthumously, then damn I guess the power of sports can be really very beautiful.

Gun Control and the Second Amendment's Ugly Origins

Outspeak | Posted 06.08.2016 | HuffPost Live 321
Outspeak

Gun control has been one of the hottest topics of debate in recent years, with special attention drawn to the issue after the deplorable amount of mass shootings in America last year. The ethical debate will continue to rage for a while it seems, as neither the conservatives nor the liberals can convince the other side.

Dear America - Check Your Christian Privilege

Craig Considine | Posted 06.06.2016 | Religion
Craig Considine

A few months ago, when I was teaching Sociology of Religion at Rice University, the topic of Ted Cruz and Christian privilege came up in our classroom...

Summer Destination: Colonial Williamsburg

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 06.06.2016 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

I was recently invited to serve on the board of the Colonial Williamsburg Art Museums. I had known of the museums since my time at Williams College a...

Mr. Trump: Make America Male--Again

Frank Browning | Posted 06.06.2016 | Queer Voices
Frank Browning

Everybody in America but the Trumpeters is doing better, and their justified fear is turning to rage -- rage aimed mostly at anything and anyone that doesn't seem like a real hairy male.

The Magic of Music

New England Conservatory | Posted 06.03.2016 | Arts
New England Conservatory

We know the power of artistic expression, and we know that music is essential to life, growth and our well-being, but do we really know how to share this gift of music?

Does Religious Freedom Still Exist for Muslims?

Melina Delkic | Posted 10.11.2016 | Religion
Melina Delkic

I was 16 years old when I ran for student government in my high school. After a long and trying campaign, I won. Until a boy made a joke that I should be impeached and assassinated because I was a foreign-born Muslim.

15 Travel Quotes to Inspire You to Experience Our National Parks

Vik Vek | Posted 06.01.2016 | Travel
Vik Vek

The National Park Service turns 100 on August 25, 2016, and if you are still looking for reasons to travel and experienced one of our gorgeous National Parks you landed at the right place.

Trump Is A Dumber Voldemort

Marisa Bruch | Posted 05.31.2016 | HuffPost Live 321
Marisa Bruch

The crew at BloodBlitz Comedy noticed the similarities between the two villains and created a scary-real video of Trump leading the Death Eaters. Something about Trump's obsession with purebloods and his speeches about trying to ban Muslims and Mexicans from America feels eerily familiar.

The How-Many-Years' War

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.31.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Being in the midst of history sometimes mean events are not seen in the "big picture" view that historians often later take, when looking back at the period.

This Asian American Heritage Month, We Must Honor Asian Immigrants

Steven Choi | Posted 05.27.2016 | New York
Steven Choi

This month, the United States celebrates Asian-American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month and the many contributions that Asian-American communities have made to our nation.

Is the Rust Belt Is the New Secret Capital of American Cool?

David Landsel | Posted 05.26.2016 | Travel
David Landsel

Rich in culture and heritage and also home to large groups of people who could very probably drink you under the table, the Rust Belt and its cities have long provided some of the most unlikely fun you'll ever have traveling the 50 states.

Equality, Empowerment, Unity -- Bring Back the Draft

Jim Treacy | Posted 05.25.2016 | Politics
Jim Treacy

Today, it seems to be all about self. What can my country do for me: A long list of "I want" -- presumed entitlements, as rights, by virtue of American birth. The "home of the free and land of the brave" lost to narcissistic death spiral.

Risk Agility and Decision Making in the 21st Century

Daniel Wagner | Posted 05.24.2016 | Business
Daniel Wagner

As risks have evolved from being phenomenological occurrences in the natural world, the twenty-first century is in many ways the era of man-made risk and man-stoked fires.

Donald Trump Is Going to Win This Election Because Common Decency Is Dead

Jeremy Nix | Posted 05.24.2016 | Politics
Jeremy Nix

There is no sense of honor or patriotism in the way the majority of Americans vote. It's just a game to most. They like the way their favorite candidate looks, they recognize them from the Celebrity Apprentice or the WWF star they idolized as a child, and they vote for them because of they're familiarity.