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Planes, Trains and Cars: Cartels Take Over the Travel Industry

Blake Fleetwood | Posted 11.22.2012 | Business
Blake Fleetwood

If airlines and car rental companies want to increase market share, the big guys should have to earn it by winning the business and loyalty of their customers; not by gobbling up competitors or driving them out of business

The American Elections and the Dangers of the Isolationist Tendency

Raghida Dergham | Posted 12.26.2012 | World
Raghida Dergham

The tendency towards isolationism and seclusion among the majority of the American people has entrenched the doctrine of Democratic President Barack Obama.

Can't Anybody Here Play this Game?

Michael Levin | Posted 11.21.2012 | Books
Michael Levin

So here's a plea to publishers: Just keep your eye on the ball. The concept of sports doesn't need embellishment. It's enough in and of itself.

Death by Cheesecake: A Day at the Mall

Nancy Colier | Posted 08.20.2012 | New York
Nancy Colier

Excess and emptiness, the perfect American submarine. These sparkly spaces are designed to pump us up, make us feel more alive, and yet the lived experience is one of enervation and death.

Deciding Whether Or Not You're Actually American

Lindsay Hartfiel | Posted 09.08.2012 | Travel
Lindsay Hartfiel

You might be United Statian...

I Am Gay... And An American

Kergan Edwards-Stout | Posted 09.02.2012 | Gay Voices
Kergan Edwards-Stout

I am a passionate, progressive, pro-choice, artistic, forward-thinking, optimistic yet sometimes sarcastic, spirit-seeking, showtune-singing, equality-supporting, Mary-Chapin-Carpenter-loving gay dad. And I am an American.

Make It In America Once Again

Rep. Jackie Speier | Posted 06.14.2012 | San Francisco
Rep. Jackie Speier

How much of what we own was made in our country? Inventory your clothes, TV, kitchen appliances and cell phone: chances are most items were not made here. But if we make things in America once again, American families will make it, too.

Memorial Day 2012

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 05.27.2012 | Politics
Joe Peyronnin

This weekend the United States celebrates Memorial Day. Sadly, for many Americans the holiday mostly marks the beginning of summer rather than a time to remember those who gave their lives in service to their country.

Those Scofflaws At American Airlines

Edward Wytkind | Posted 07.15.2012 | Travel
Edward Wytkind

Lawbreaker. That is exactly what we need to start calling American Airlines for its blatant refusal to proceed with a union election among its 9,600 passenger service agents.

I Am White

Pedro C. Moreno | Posted 07.07.2012 | Latino Voices
Pedro C. Moreno

I would rather call myself an American. But if you press me, if you really want me to adopt a label, for the sake of equality and freedom I will tell you: I am white.

Jan Gehl: Cities for People (VIDEO) | Posted 07.02.2012 | Arts

Architect and urban designer Jan Gehl has dedicated a significant proportion of his career to making cities better places for people by studying public spaces and their impact on civic society.

Not to Be Missed Japanese Paintings at the National Gallery of Art

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 06.27.2012 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

One of Japan's most celebrated cultural treasures, "Colorful Realm: Japanese Bird-and-Flower Paintings" by Itō Jakuchū (1716-1800) is on view at the National Gallery of Art in Washington through April 29.

Can Rich Folks Go To Heaven?

Aaron Daniel Taylor | Posted 06.13.2012 | Religion
Aaron Daniel Taylor

If I'm going to take Jesus seriously, then I have to conclude that it's very difficult for rich people to get to heaven. And as an American who lives a fairly comfortable lifestyle, I know he's talking about me!

How DREAMers Made Me Reconceptualize My Citizenship

Laura E. Enriquez | Posted 06.09.2012 | Home
Laura E. Enriquez

One way of re-framing citizenship, while radical, could be to associate formal citizenship with citizen-like action or civic engagement. What if we assigned citizenship based on one's actions rather than something a person cannot control?

Images From A Long-Running Conflict

Posted 01.27.2012 | Arts

James Lukoski, a New York-based photojournalist, has covered numerous domestic and international events during his storied career. Some of his most no...

Why My Boyfriend Has a Hook for a Hand

Ali MacLean | Posted 03.11.2012 | Comedy
Ali MacLean

So, when you meet Tim, just don't mention the, you know. I mean, time has passed but he's still a bit sensitive about it and all. It totally wasn't hi...

WATCH: You'll Never Guess The New Retirement Age

AOL Jobs | Posted 01.16.2012 | Fifty

The idea of retiring at age 65 is no longer a reality to many Americans, with many anticipating that they will have to work another 15 years -- to age...

EU Eases Cap-And-Trade Plan For Airlines

AP | By DON MELVIN | Posted 11.27.2011 | Green

BRUSSELS -- An EU program aimed at slowing climate change will allow airlines to emit 85 percent of their carbon dioxide limits for free in the hope t...

Family Going Veggie? How To Make Sure They Get The Right Nutrients

Joanna Dolgoff, M.D. | Posted 10.19.2011 | Healthy Living
Joanna Dolgoff, M.D.

While it's been well established that a vegetarian diet can be healthful and adequate in nutrition, children and teens do require age-appropriate intakes of certain nutrients.

What a Liberal Does on the Fourth of July

Dan Bimrose | Posted 08.30.2011 | Politics
Dan Bimrose

On a day where we should all celebrate our nation. there are members of society who find it difficult to imagine that it would be possible for self-styled liberals to find cause for celebration on the Fourth of July.

"The Weddings of the Century"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 08.29.2011 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge St. James's Palace Chapel Royal, Cleveland Row London, England SW1A 1DH Dear William and Kate: I a...

China's Universities: Foreign Students Face 'Indoctrination Camps'

Frank Schultz | Posted 07.01.2011 | World
Frank Schultz

Most universities in China are surrounded by fences and walls, often with the exits located in the four corners of the campus which are guarded by at least two people and security agents in civvies. You have to show your ID card on entering and leaving.

Wanted: 1,000 Pastors For the Poor

Jim Wallis | Posted 08.16.2011 | Religion
Jim Wallis

There is a policy myth is that churches and charities alone could take care of the problems of poverty -- especially if we slashed taxes. But this really has more to do with libertarian political ideology than good theology.

The Casual Beer Drinker's Summer Brews Rundown

Big Girls, Small Kitchen | Posted 08.16.2011 | Home
Big Girls, Small Kitchen

Small Kitchen College Ahh, summer! Nary a warm breeze wafted o'er my sunkissed cheeks before I thought: man, I could really use a beer right now. In...

American Dream Lives On Despite Rising Financial Insecurity: Survey

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 07.27.2011 | Business

Americans, despite the uncertainty of their own personal finances, continue to have faith in that well-worn concept of an American dream. In a rec...