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Obama Leaves Behind A Red America And A Blue America. They Couldn't Be More Different.

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 01.20.2017 | Politics

Depending on whether you ask a Democrat or a Republican, Barack Obama’s eight years in office left the nation either dramatically better off, or pra...

HUFFPOLLSTER: Here's What The Public Thinks About Barack Obama And Donald Trump

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 01.20.2017 | Politics

Outgoing president Barack Obama leaves office on a high note. Incoming president Donald Trump takes his place among deep skepticism from much of the c...

Republican Men Think Women Have It Better Than Them

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 01.18.2017 | Women

Most Americans believe in gender equality, but not everyone sees how sexism affects women ― particularly Republican men, according to a survey relea...

These 8 Men Have As Much Money As Half The World

The Huffington Post | Emily Peck | Posted 01.16.2017 | Business

Just eight super-rich men hold the same amount of wealth as the poorest half of the world’s population, according to an analysis from the charity Ox...

Donald Trump's Voters Say They'd Side With Him Against Congressional Republicans

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 01.13.2017 | Politics

President-Elect Donald Trump has never exactly been a paragon of Republican Party orthodoxy. Even before he takes office, he’s been at odds with pol...

Texas Republicans Urge Trump-Style Immigration Crackdown

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 01.10.2017 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas ― The state legislative session opened on Tuesday, with a conservative majority promising to push hard-line immigration measures that ...

'Hidden Figures' Stars Write Inspiring Posts After Film Dominates Box Office

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 01.09.2017 | Black Voices

“Hidden Figures” tells the story of the uncelebrated African-American female mathematicians who helped NASA launch the program's first successful ...

NPR Reporter Squashes Question About ‘Vetting’ Puerto Ricans

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 12.29.2016 | Latino Voices

It shouldn’t need repeating, but for the record: Puerto Ricans are U.S. citizens. Anyone who needs a refresher should probably listen to a recent C-...

Black People Are Way More Likely To Be Killed By Police Than Their White Peers: Study

The Huffington Post | Julia Craven | Posted 12.22.2016 | Politics

A working study published by Harvard economist Roland Fryer in July made a bold assertion: While black people are more likely to have force used again...

Judge Declares Mistrial In Case Of Ex-Cop Who Killed Unarmed Driver In 41-Shot Barrage

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 12.19.2016 | Politics

A Dallas County, Texas, judge on Monday declared a mistrial in the case of a former Garland police officer charged with manslaughter in the 2012 fatal...

HUFFPOLLSTER: President Obama Is Leaving Office On A High Note

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 12.16.2016 | Politics

Americans take a largely positive view of Barack Obama’s presidency, but have less enthusiasm for the country’s direction during his tenure. Donal...

We Have No Idea How Many Latinos Get Arrested Or Imprisoned In The U.S.

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 12.15.2016 | Latino Voices

All law enforcement agencies should track data on Hispanic ethnicity because no one has any idea how many people ensnared by the criminal justice syst...

Why We Must Change The Narrative About The Roles Of Older Adults

Paul H. Irving | Posted 04.29.2016 | Fifty
Paul H. Irving

Purposeful aging is a compelling vision that is engaging a growing number of stakeholders. But culture change lags far behind the speeding demographic shift. Moving forward, the case for purposeful aging must be made more powerfully and effectively.

The Perilous Change in Darfur's Demography

Eric Reeves | Posted 08.23.2016 | World
Eric Reeves

The debate about whether or not Darfur (Sudan) was the site of genocide long ago flamed out, largely because the issue became excessively politicized and the world -- in general -- no longer cared about how we referred to continuing ethnically-targeted destruction in Darfur.

The Iranian Post-Revolutionary Generation Comes of Age

William O. Beeman | Posted 06.23.2016 | Politics
William O. Beeman

For several years I have been writing about a dramatic demographic shift that is about to take place in Iran. It is the emergence of the Post-Iranian Revolution Generation. This new generation has arrived and will create great changes in Iran in the near future.

"Are You Jewish?": Judaism and the Future of Faith

Rabbi Joshua Stanton | Posted 05.05.2016 | Religion
Rabbi Joshua Stanton

On my way to visit my student pulpit in Ohio several years ago, I helped a man dressed in traditional Hasidic garb with his luggage. After thanking me politely, he turned to me and asked, "Are you Jewish?"

Being Obese Almost As Costly As Not Going To College

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 10.09.2014 | Business

Being overweight has heavy financial implications. Obese 18-year-old men will earn 18 percent less over their a lifetime than those of a normal wei...

New Research Says Divorce Rates Are At An 'All-Time High'

Robert Hughes, Jr. | Posted 05.06.2014 | Divorce
Robert Hughes, Jr.

For almost three decades, population experts have pointed to the US Census data and other federal sources of information about divorce and concluded that the divorce rate peaked in the late 1970s and has been declining since then. This seems to be wrong.

Age Management: Best Employers Lead the Way

Bradley Schurman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Fifty
Bradley Schurman

Access to employment is one of the most challenging issues facing older people today. However, organizations and nations have largely ignored the substantial demographic shifts over the past century. Humanity has increased life expectancy by nearly 30 years over the past century and this "longevity bonus" increases opportunities for individuals, as well as society.

Pew to the Rescue: Saving Jewish Demography

Diane Tobin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Diane Tobin

The American Jewish community is just starting to come around to the notion that the point of surveys is not to track decline, but to understand where we as a community are going and to help direct it.

It's Jobs, Stupid!

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 01.14.2013 | World
Otaviano Canuto

The World Bank has been tracking the world progress against poverty since the late '80s, but the release of 2008 data was the first time in which all regions of the developing world showed a decline in the number of people living below poverty lines!

WATCH: The Happiest Person In America

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Last week, Gallup published its annual Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index, leading The New York Times on a search to find the person who fit the exact...

Do Fathers REALLY Have Less Contact With Their Kids After Divorce?

Robert Hughes, Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
Robert Hughes, Jr.

The general assumption about fathers following divorce is that they gradually have less and less contact with their children. Everyone seems to know ...

Ignore the Teen Employment Problem at Your Peril

Andrew Sum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Andrew Sum

The deep deterioration in teen employment over the past decade will have severe adverse consequences for them (and the rest of the nation) in the future. We ignore this problem at our peril.

Creating care vacuums as nursing homes close

Philip N. Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Philip N. Cohen

Which came first, the closed nursing home or the doubled-up household? The recession-driven spikes in multigenerational households and cohabiting cou...