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Aleppo Is Your Dream Vacation Spot — If You Ask The Syrian Government

The Huffington Post | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 10.04.2016 | World

Syria’s Ministry of Tourism has churned out a number of promotional videos in recent weeks, encouraging foreigners to visit places like Aleppo ― o...

Syria Is Everyone's Concern

Robert Caruso | Posted 10.04.2016 | Politics
Robert Caruso


Syria - The War Continues

Magnus Norell | Posted 09.29.2016 | Politics
Magnus Norell

Hence, there's a great risk that the type of peace expected by the U.S.-Russian agreement best can be summarized by the American author and journalist Ambrose Bierce's definition: "In international affairs, a period of cheating between two periods of fighting"

Will Peace with the FARC End Violence in Colombia?

Sarah Z. Daly | Posted 09.27.2016 | Politics
Sarah Z. Daly

Exclaimed President Juan Manuel Santos to the General Assembly in New York this week. A peace accord was signed on August 26, 2016 in Havana, Cuba, between the leaders of Colombia and the FARC, Colombia's foremost opposition group, and faces a referendum on October 2nd.

First Nighter: Ars Nova's "Underground Railroad Game" Perhaps More Gamey Than Game

David Finkle | Posted 09.27.2016 | Arts
David Finkle

Since whether we want to or not, we seen to be living in Donald J. Trump's world, we may have just been handed the production we deserve. It's called...

What Did You Learn on Summer Vacation?

Laura Berman Fortgang | Posted 09.08.2016 | Women
Laura Berman Fortgang

Summer vacation 2016: Road Trip. From Jersey to Pennsylvania, slow crawl to Indianapolis and back to New Jersey.

Justin Trudeau Is Taking His Boxing Gloves To The Marvel Universe

Zac Thompson | Posted 08.31.2016 | HuffPost Live 321
Zac Thompson

Trudeau is introduced to offer guidance on how to kick ass. He's taking experience with his elbow and his boxing gloves and imparting it on the heroes of the Marvel universe.

Drums of war put South Sudan children at risk

Aspen New Voices Fellowship | Posted 08.26.2016 | Impact
Aspen New Voices Fellowship

By Dr. Sam Agbo Mother of three Achok Deng woke up suddenly around midnight to rapid gunfire around the Tompin area of Juba, South Sudan's ramshackle...

A Major 'Captain America: Civil War' Mystery Is Finally Solved

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 08.24.2016 | Entertainment

He’s not the Captain now. The ending of “Captain America: Civil War” left a lot more broken than just Iron Man’s suit. (I’m talking about he...

UnReal Actor Genry White and Chef Bruce Kalman

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 08.24.2016 | Entertainment
Elysabeth Alfano

I often bring together celebs who don't know each other; but, it is rare that they get on as well as young actor, Gentry White, (Lifetime's UnReal and AMC's Turn: Washington's Spies) and James Beard nominated Chef Bruce Kalman of Union in Pasadena and Knead Pasta Co. in L.A.'s Grand Central Market.

Is this the best the CIA has to offer?

Bruce Fein | Posted 08.23.2016 | Politics
Bruce Fein

Mike Morrell, former deputy director of the Central Intelligence Agency, appeared on the Charlie Rose Show recently with a Morell Plan to end Syria's ...

Not Angels but Shining Examples

Patricia M. Davidson | Posted 08.17.2016 | Impact
Patricia M. Davidson

There are outbreaks like Ebola, there are deadly storms, there are explosions, there are mass shootings. Even "everyday" nursing can be overwhelming at times. What separates the very top nurses is what they do from there.

This Cafe In Thailand Is Helping Hundreds Of Burmese Refugees

Zac Thompson | Posted 07.27.2016 | HuffPost Live 321
Zac Thompson

The Free BirdCafe and Thai Freedom House offer hope to migrants in a perpetual state of turmoil. This shining example is something we should all take to heart because even the smallest places can end up making the biggest impact.

Things Heat Up For Mercy Street, and Come January, PBS Would Love For It To Catch Fire

David Hinckley | Posted 07.16.2016 | Entertainment
David Hinckley

RICHMOND, Va. - Josh Radnor casually peels off a form-fitting vest as he walks the 60 or 70 yards from the set of Mercy Street to his dressing room tr...

War, Peace, and Climate: How Carbon Trading Can Help Avert Resource Wars

Steve Zwick | Posted 07.08.2016 | Green
Steve Zwick

This story first appeared on Ecosystem Marketplace. Liberian environmentalist Silas Siakor knows all too well what can happen to a fragile nation whe...

'Free State Of Jones' Reminds Us Of The Importance Of Black-White Alliance

Amb. Andrew J. Young | Posted 06.27.2016 | Black Voices
Amb. Andrew J. Young

We need more Newt Knights today. We need coalitions to combat the pernicious and ominous signs that appear around us this year. We need to work together to fight the newer forms of obvious oppression.

Free State of Jones

Michael Jones | Posted 06.26.2016 | Chicago
Michael Jones

Unremarked upon in Ken Burns terrific documentary about the Civil War, a group of Confederate soldiers, after surrendering at Vicksburg, were paroled,...

It's Time To Put These Myths About The Civil War To Rest

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 06.26.2016 | Black Voices

A new movie is busting the many myths and misconceptions about the root causes of the American Civil War. Writer-director Gary Ross, who directed "The...

Free State of Jones

Dwight Brown | Posted 06.24.2016 | Entertainment
Dwight Brown

Writer/director Gary Ross (The Hunger Games) has brought his ten-year project to life and his efforts have culminated in a history lesson that is surprising and confounding on many levels. His thoughtful script, with its well-formed characters, memorable dialogue and evocative settings, doesn't paint a rosy Utopian picture of blacks and whites living together in perfect harmony

The Eunuch Who Killed John Wilkes Booth

Rodney Wilson | Posted 06.03.2016 | Religion
Rodney Wilson

John Wilkes Booth's life on the run was over. The twenty-six-year-old actor-assassin had turned a Virginia tobacco barn into a stage upon which to give his final performance.

A Day to Remember: Honoring the Meaning of Memorial Day

John F. Sweeney | Posted 05.27.2016 | Impact
John F. Sweeney

This weekend, as we all enjoy time with family and friends, let's take a few minutes to remember the sacrifices that make it possible for us to enjoy our freedoms. Bring your children to a Memorial Day parade. Visit a war memorial.

What Would George Washington Do?

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 05.19.2016 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

What we observe today with Donald Trump as a nominee, and Mitch McConnell obstructing our Constitution by blocking Obama's candidate for the Supreme Court, is an echo of past times in which our country has seen the ugly side of ideological extremism.

Colombia's Road to Peace

Camila Mendoza | Posted 05.09.2016 | Politics
Camila Mendoza

 In 1991 Colombia was a war zone. Pablo Escobar, one of the worlds most notorious drugs lords, had unleashed a campaign of terror in order to fight ...

Even Chris Evans Squirms When Ice Water Is Poured Down His Pants

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 05.04.2016 | Entertainment

Captain America survived being frozen for 70 years, but it was apparently one ice pitcher too far on "The Tonight Show" Tuesday. Chris Evans took on ...

Three Great Maryland Towns for a First-Rate Getaway

Malerie Yolen-Cohen | Posted 05.10.2016 | Travel
Malerie Yolen-Cohen

Time crunch and airport hassles have changed the face of travel. Rare is the person who has weeks to wander in a foreign land. We want to jump in the ...