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Hillary Clinton Makes Her Case: It's Me Or The GOP

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.18.2016 | Politics

CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Hillary Clinton's plan to stem her slide against Bernie Sanders in the presidential primary began to come into clear focus Sunday ...

Hillary Clinton Pounces On Bernie Sanders Over Guns

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 01.17.2016 | Politics

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton wasted no time during Sunday night's Democratic presidential debate slamming Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) for...

The Arts Help Us Find Comfort, Peace, and Unity

Robert L. Lynch | Posted 12.29.2016 | Arts
Robert L. Lynch

As we embrace with joy and hope a new year celebrated world-wide through art, it is important to remember what was sacrificed to get us here.

11 U.S. Beach Towns You Can (And Should) Escape To This Winter

Patti Morrow | Posted 12.22.2016 | Travel
Patti Morrow

Now that winter is upon us and an end to the frenzy of the holidays in sight, visions of escape routes to warmer climates are starting to dance in our...

My 2015 'McLaughlin Awards' -- Part 1

Chris Weigant | Posted 12.18.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

As we do every year, we are pre-empting our regular "Friday Talking Points" column, in order to bring you our "best and worst of 2015" list.

6 of the World's Most Stylish Hotels (Just in Time for a Little Winter Escape)

Spot | Posted 12.02.2016 | Travel

Whether it's a funky roadside motel or a clifftop former castle, there's nothing like a hotel with a little style. A property planted firmly at that sweet-spot intersection of considered decor, welcoming ambiance, and thoughtful service.

10 U.S Cities So Stunning, You'll Feel Like You're In Another Country

trivago | Posted 12.03.2016 | Travel

Reviews give us the best restaurant recommendations, lead us to the best buys -- even the best neighborhoods to live -- and when you're checking into a hotel, they're also the best way to make sure you're getting exactly what you want to book.

Call it What it Is - White Supremacy, Not 'American Terrorism'

Ernest Owens | Posted 12.01.2016 | Black Voices
Ernest Owens

It wasn't this new "American Terrorism" term that's been used lately to counter stereotypes against Islamophobia. It's much deeper than that. White Supremacy-the over-arching oppressive sense of entitlement by racist/sexist white men-is what's killing many in this country, and have been since the beginning of America's birth.

Do U.S. & EU Now Need Bosnia as Partner Even More Than Vice Versa?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 11.14.2016 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Rather than be source of creating false barriers between the U.S. and BiH, we must move beyond the Dayton Accords, regardless of how we judge it historically, to the next level of advancement of shared strategic interests and political values.

GOTLV: Get out the Lesbian Vote in 2015

Beth Shipp | Posted 10.28.2016 | Queer Voices
Beth Shipp

Jackie Biskupski is a vanguard, as the first out woman in the Utah State Assembly. Now, she is running to be the first out lesbian mayor of Salt Lake City, where she'd also be the first single mother in that role; in fact she'd only be the second woman mayor of the city!

5 Picture-Perfect Destinations For Design-Minded Travelers

Spot | Posted 10.28.2016 | Travel

"I'm always looking for new, emerging destinations, but honestly I am also drawn to historic places. There's just something to those old details that tells such an interesting story."

People Die Because of This Man: The Real Reason We Never Get Gun Control, No Matter How Many People Get Gunned Down

Peter Dreier | Posted 10.07.2016 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Until we tame the power of the NRA, we can expect more killings, a part of the deadly daily diet of murders throughout America committed by angry gun-toting people whose "freedom" to own weapons of mass destruction that Wayne LaPierre defends.

The GOP's Stance on Mental Health Makes Gun Reform Impossible

Anhvinh Doanvo | Posted 10.06.2016 | Politics
Anhvinh Doanvo

Even given the policy analysis failures of Trump's positions, other leading Republican contenders for the presidency are far more clearly referring to mental health as an excuse to dodge gun control rather than develop a functional system.

It's Personal

Bill Couzens | Posted 10.06.2016 | Crime
Bill Couzens

School shootings must end. I appeal to you to reach out to civic and political leaders and make them act. Yes, there are solutions, and they lay with us. Children must not die in school and we must end these senseless deaths. Engage today. Get involved.

U.S. Braces For Separate Floods As Joaquin Leaves Bahamas

Reuters | Mehreen Kasana | Posted 01.03.2017 | Green

Hurricane Joaquin regained strength on Saturday as it swirled away from the Bahamas with the fate of a missing cargo ship and its 33 crew still unknow...

Bishop Tutu's Dream

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 09.04.2016 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

We must wake up, open our eyes and ears, avoid convenient ignorance, seek the truth, speak up, stand up, and never give up fighting for justice for all. How long?

South Carolina Team Returns to Little League World Series for First Time Since Racist Boycott in 1955

Christopher Lamb | Posted 08.25.2016 | Sports
Christopher Lamb

For all they achieved in life, or did not achieve in life, the Cannon Street all-stars continue to wonder what would have happened if bigotry had not denied them the opportunity of playing in the Little League World Series.

5 Great American Cities Everyone Should Be Visiting

Leon Logothetis | Posted 08.18.2016 | Travel
Leon Logothetis

Home to the University of Texas, Austin is a burgeoning oasis in the southwest United States that is brimming with culture, great food and iconic events. Its most famous event, SXSW (that's South by Southwest) is a celebration of all things music, film and interactive media.

C'mon Moms, Start Demanding Action for Gun Sense in America!

Lynn LaPlante Allaway | Posted 08.13.2016 | Parents
Lynn LaPlante Allaway

It was the Fourth of July in our little Mayberry town and for the first time in our ten years living here, I marched in the annual parade. I was marching with the group Moms Demand Action For Gun Sense In America.

Woman Bakes Up Love In 56 Pies For Emanuel AME Church Bible Study

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | Posted 08.14.2015 | Good News

A Minnesota woman has baked up something sweeter than pie -- love. Rose McGee, who lives near the Twin Cities, delivered 56 homemade pies to the bible...

This Woman's Sweet Potato Pie Is Helping Heal Charleston AME Church

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 08.13.2015 | Religion

A Minnesota woman traveled to Charleston, South Carolina, this week to visit the church where nine people were shot to death during Bible study in Jun...

How The Confederate Flag Became An Argentinian Clothing Brand's Logo

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 08.13.2015 | Latino Voices

For the United States, the Confederate flag has been a source of controversy. The president of a clothing brand in Argentina views it quite differentl...

Sticks and Stones

Soren Palmer | Posted 08.12.2016 | College
Soren Palmer

The childhood rhyme of sticks and stones is bullshit: words can hurt people. There is no such ambiguity regarding the N-word, a powerful example of linguistic evolution and understanding that words can hurt people and represent larger societal wounds.

The South Carolina Tragedy, Common Ground, the Entrenched Mind of the Gun Debater and the Path Forward

Eric Korn | Posted 08.03.2016 | Crime
Eric Korn

It is at this point in the evolution of our culture that we need to find what the political parties and media have worked so doggedly to hide from us, our common ground. We agree more than we think we do, and there is too much at stake to give up and walk away.

Neal Falls' Dog Could Help Cops Solve Mystery Of Alleged Serial Killer

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 07.31.2015 | Crime

Authorities in West Virginia are on the hunt for a dog they say could hold the key to solving the mystery behind Neal Falls, a 45-year-old Oregon man ...