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It's an Accessible Life: My 24-Hour Journey

Sally Swanson | Posted 02.10.2016 | Education
Sally Swanson

Oh, to have the genius of Picasso! What defines me to others? Where else do I want to go? What do I really need (as I reach for the same well-lov...

Exploring 'Wonder' at the Renwick Gallery-Washington, D.C.

Kiley Smith | Posted 01.25.2016 | Arts
Kiley Smith

Before your very eyes a rainbow of brilliant, dazzling colors appears. This however, is no ordinary rainbow. The artwork has been made from embroidery thread hooked from floor to ceiling repeatedly.

The Blizzard of the Century and the Need for Aerosol Cheese

Renee Fisher | Posted 01.25.2016 | Fifty
Renee Fisher

Life in the Boomer Lane doesn't know which makes her more giddy with excitement, the Trump and Palin love fest (LBL prefers to refer to the union a...

Population Shift to Red States Should Make GOP Nervous

Kevin Price | Posted 01.14.2016 | Politics
Kevin Price

The future looks bright for conservative friendly states on paper, but this will only be the case if new voters support the very policies that have made these states so attractive in the first place.

The Top 10 Marijuana Policy Victories Of 2015

Rob Kampia | Posted 12.23.2015 | Politics
Rob Kampia

In 2015, state legislators considered bills to legalize marijuana in 21 states, decriminalize marijuana possession in 17 states, and legalize medical marijuana in 19 states. The table was set in other ways that will lead to a healthy serving of marijuana policy reform in 2016.

"The Zezimas' 2015 Christmas Letter"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 12.22.2015 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

By Jerry Zezima Since I am in the holiday spirit (and, having just consumed a mug of hot toddy, a glass of eggnog and a nip of cheer, the holiday spi...

Omnibus Bill Is Like Throwing Gasoline On The Fire

Bill Moyers | Posted 12.18.2015 | Politics
Bill Moyers

For 40 years, Republicans and some Democrats have been demanding an end to the ban on crude oil exports. The omnibus bill lifts that ban just as the world community meeting in Paris agreed that emissions released from fossil fuels must be lowered if the planet is to escape incineration.

President Obama Speaks at D.C. Naturalization Ceremony

Anna Wilding | Posted 12.17.2015 | DC
Anna Wilding

It was a stunning warm winter's day in Washington, D.C. as a group of excited permanent American residents were about to become United States citizens at a naturalization ceremony.

Death Of D.C. Man In Security Guard Custody Ruled A Homicide

The Huffington Post | Dana Liebelson | Posted 12.15.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The death of a D.C. man found unconscious in the custody of security guards last month has been ruled a homicide, the Office of the Chi...

D.C. Moves To Give All Of Its Cops Body Cams By Next Year

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 12.02.2015 | Politics

The Washington, D.C., city council voted unanimously on Tuesday to equip all police officers in the nation's capital with body cameras.  The coun...

Jared Leto Vows To Make Jack Nicholson And Heath Ledger 'Proud' As The Joker

The Huffington Post | Cole Delbyck | Posted 12.01.2015 | Entertainment

Playing The Joker is the acting challenge of a lifetime.  Not only do you have to pull off hideous shades of purple, but you also have to infuse ...

DC Council Votes to Lower the Legal Standard for new Family Shelters: "What's wrong with us?"

Patty Mullahy Fugere | Posted 11.13.2015 | DC
Patty Mullahy Fugere

We can do better. All of us. While the standard in the law for family shelters has been lowered, that doesn't mean that Mayor Bowser cannot far exceed this floor--and she has promised to try to do so.

Here's Your First Look At Hawkgirl And Hawkman In The 'Arrow'-'Flash' Crossover

The Huffington Post | Cole Delbyck | Posted 11.10.2015 | Entertainment

The last time the CW's "Arrow" and "The Flash" executed a crossover episode, ratings spiked and fans were treated to an epic face-off between the ser...

Luxury Food Infusions: The New Trend to Watch

Lauren DeLisa | Posted 11.03.2015 | DC
Lauren DeLisa

Leading this new trend is someone who many years ago would have seemed an unlikely candidate. Enter chef JR Robinson.

Adults Are the Problem

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 11.01.2015 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

We tell our children to control themselves while slapping and spanking and ejecting them violently in our homes, child care centers, schools, detention facilities and prisons. Adults tell children to be honest while lying and cheating and not to be violent while marketing and glorifying violence.

Jared Leto Covers Empire As The Joker In All His Creepy Glory

The Huffington Post | Cole Delbyck | Posted 10.26.2015 | Entertainment

The Joker may be a "psycho killer," but who knew he would be this fashionable? Up until now, fans have only caught glimpses of the Batman baddie from ...

One Thing for Certain, Two Things for Sure

Craig Stewart | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Craig Stewart

An excerpt from my book, "One Thing for Certain, Two Things for Sure."

Asylum: What You Should Know Before Applying

Umar Akbar Ahmed | Posted 10.01.2015 | Politics
Umar Akbar Ahmed

The United States offers protections to individuals who have suffered persecution, or fear that they will suffer persecution, due to their race, religion, national origin, political opinion, or membership in a particular social group.

What Pope Francis Says to Us "Lost Sheep"

Lauren Boyle | Posted 09.29.2015 | Religion
Lauren Boyle

Pope Francis speaks not just to Catholics firm in their religious convictions, but also those of us who are "lost," still inextricably connected to the Church that raised us, but are categorically unable or unwilling to reconcile our consciences with some of its social teachings.

Singapore's Election Runs Counter to Global Trends

Daniel Wagner | Posted 09.16.2015 | World
Daniel Wagner

Modern Singapore's political landscape has often served as a bellwether (or mirror, as the case may be) for what other countries in Asia have come to expect from their polities.

Tom Hardy Wants To Return As Bane Because He's The Hero Gotham Deserves

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 09.05.2015 | Entertainment

You now have his permission to die of happiness. We already know Tom Hardy has a lovely, lovely lip-syncing voice, but somehow the actor jus...

When Your Religious Liberty Touches the End of My Nose

Rev. Chris Glaser | Posted 09.03.2015 | Religion
Rev. Chris Glaser

Do you know that the Kentucky county clerk refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-gender couples has been married four times and allegedly gave birth to twins fathered by another man five months after her first divorce? At best, this is irony, at worst, hypocrisy.

Watch Cute Kids Sing John Oliver's Song For DC Statehood

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 08.09.2015 | Politics

A group of cute kids gathered in front of the U.S. Capitol on Sunday morning to advocate for statehood for the District of Columbia, singing...

Movie Review: Ant-Man -- Hold the insecticide

Marshall Fine | Posted 07.16.2015 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

I believe comic-book movies -- and the overweening Comic-Con mentality that has consumed the Hollywood studios -- are strangling the movie industry, in part because these movies are so generic. Which may be why I enjoyed Ant-Man so much.

History Tells Us That 2016 Will See a Recession

Daniel Wagner | Posted 07.09.2015 | Business
Daniel Wagner

As if a reminder were needed, a variety of asset classes are once again frothy and it feels a lot like 2008.