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It's Anti-American To Care About The President's Religion

Craig Considine | Posted 01.05.2013 | Religion
Craig Considine

Whether Obama is Muslim or not is beside the point. The president's religious background shouldn't matter in a presidential election -- or any American election for that matter.

Biden vs. Ryan

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 12.11.2012 | Politics
Joe Peyronnin

Representative Paul Ryan has bragged about his ability to catch fish barehanded. However, in the debate he could not catch the vice president, whose lengthy experience with foreign policy and domestic issues worked in his favor.

Death of an Ideal: A Moral Crisis

William H. Lamar IV | Posted 12.02.2012 | Politics
William H. Lamar IV

Our leaders are spinning a yarn that America will remain strong, safe and prosperous forever at minimal cost to us. It is the siren song that we will stay as we are forever without having to change or to sacrifice.

PHOTOS: Man Discovers WWII Letter That Reveals Late Father's Past

The Huffington Post | Allie Compton | Posted 09.04.2012 | World

Soon after his father died in 1988, Joe McEachern came across a bag full of Joe Sr.'s things. Among them was a letter that would reveal the elder McEa...

Why America Is, Like, Totally Sucking Right Now

AP | CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER | Posted 10.25.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON (AP) — We're heavier in pounds and hotter by degrees than Americans of old. We're starting to snub our noses at distant suburbs after gen...

VIDEO: Do The French Dislike Americans?

Kate Thomas | Posted 10.16.2012 | Travel
Kate Thomas

I so often hear from friends at home in the U.S. that they feel the French are cold, arrogant and standoffish... So, being a travel journalist, I thought the subject warranted a video about this age-old, cultural misconception between Americans and the French: Do the French Dislike Americans?

Have Americans Turned Against Religion?

Nigel Barber | Posted 10.10.2012 | Politics
Nigel Barber

Although 64 percent of young American adults say they believe in God (and only 25 percent lack a religious affiliation), their attitudes to religion show unmistakable signs of secularism.

Why You Hate Your British or American Business Partner

O'Brien Browne | Posted 08.26.2012 | Business
O'Brien Browne

It's simple: we don't say what we mean. And we mean what we don't say. We believe that using direct language or saying "no!" to a business partner closes doors, damps enthusiasm, and may damage or even destroy relationships.

The Real Reason Americans Are Skeptical of Social Media

Beverly Macy | Posted 08.10.2012 | Business
Beverly Macy

Last week the 13th Allstate-National Journal Heartland Monitor Poll results were announced. The poll explored how Americans incorporate social media i...

Who Invented Memorial Day?

Jim Downs | Posted 07.25.2012 | Politics
Jim Downs

As America recognizes the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War, we would do well to revisit the origins of Memorial Day among freedpeople in Charleston.

Americans Overwhelmingly Negative About Country's Moral Values

Posted 05.19.2012 | Religion

Gallup's annual Values and Beliefs survey revealed that Americans are overwhelmingly negative about the future of moral values in the United States wi...

Richer, But Not Happier: America's Financial Conundrum

David Geller | Posted 07.17.2012 | Money
David Geller

Once you accept this truth, you quickly can grasp that the goal of having money is never to die with the most, and you can choose to make the best use of our money while we have control over it.

Romney vs. Obama

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 07.15.2012 | Politics
Joe Peyronnin

For the next six months Americans will experience the most expensive, thanks to Citizens United, and most negative presidential campaign ever waged in this country. No doubt, many will think this is not just bad politics, this is morally wrong. But nothing will stop it.

Good News: More Americans Can Afford Food, Medicine

Loren Berlin | Posted 04.24.2012 | Money

In another sign that the economy is recovering, Americans' access to basic goods and services is improving, according to a new Gallup survey. The ...

Romney v. Obama!

Susie Sampson | Posted 06.24.2012 | Comedy
Susie Sampson

With Mitt Romney as the GOP candidate, I wanted to see how other Americans feel about this race. It seems the Constitution is a take-it-or-leave-it sort of thing these days... who needs to actually read it, right?

The "Common Man" -- R.I.P.

Michael Brenner | Posted 06.04.2012 | Politics
Michael Brenner

America's Common Man exists no more -- gone and forgotten. Once he was lauded as the salt of the earth. Now we are offered the "hard working middle class people who pay their taxes, obey the law and worry about their children's future." The linguistic dross of the hackneyed stump speech.

'How Stuff Works': Making An Impact With Microlending

Josh Clark | Posted 05.28.2012 | Impact
Josh Clark

My Stuff You Should Know podcast co-host Chuck Bryant, our producer Jeri Rowland and I aren't completely unaware of ourselves. As such, we do feel a b...

Getting Real Regarding "San Francisco Values"

Craig Newmark | Posted 04.16.2012 | San Francisco
Craig Newmark

Okay, I've lived in SF for a long time, not far from twenty years. Have gotten tired of hearing outsiders talk "San Francisco values" without having a...

The Next President Will Be a Liar

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 03.14.2012 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

Regardless of whether the next president is a Republican or Democrat, whether it's Barack Obama or Mitt Romney or any other of the Republican frontrunners, one thing is guaranteed: he will lie.

Obama's Looking Good

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 01.30.2012 | Politics
Joe Peyronnin

The president's stock is rising as he has stepped up his reelection efforts. And, barring another economic set back, his chances of winning a second term are improving. Meanwhile, with a month to go before the Iowa Caucuses, the Republicans are stumbling badly.

A Blow to My Pride: A Young, American Muslim's Response to the GOP

Ammaarah Khan | Posted 02.27.2012 | Politics
Ammaarah Khan

I'm not scary, I promise. But some parts of the media brandish Muslims as the enemy -- but we are not. I am not.

GOP = Oops

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 01.18.2012 | Politics
Joe Peyronnin

The GOP primary process has been painful and embarrassing, especially for Republicans. While President Barack Obama faces a tough reelection campaign, the Republican Party seems to be doing all it can to help him win a second term. Or, as Governor Perry would say, "Oops."

I Tackle Sexual Harassment and the "Oops"

Susie Sampson | Posted 01.17.2012 | Comedy
Susie Sampson

Now I know people are all riled up about these occupations, or lack thereof these days. However I wanted to be sure I reached out and spoke to the American people about the so-called gaffes of Herman Cain and Rick Perry.

Americans Express Doubt, Disinterest Toward Supercommittee

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 11.16.2011 | Politics

Seven days separate the supercommittee from its fate. By Nov. 23, the 12-member panel is tasked with the difficult chore of finding $1.2 trillion to s...

I'm With Stupid: Let's All Just Stop Being Such Whimpering Brats

Todd Hartley | Posted 01.07.2012 | Comedy
Todd Hartley

Sometimes, in the course of human events, it becomes necessary to shut the hell up, stop occupying everywhere and tea partying everything, stop waving...