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Crime, debt, flight = Detroit? Not to a Chicago cartoonist

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 09.23.2013 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

MOTOR (WINDY) CITY Chicago Tribune cartoonist Scott Stantis' view of crime-plagued, financially failing Detroit looks awfully familiar. He says a lot ...

Standing With Malala on Education (Part 2)

ZP Heller | Posted 09.21.2013 | World
ZP Heller

Malala used her global spotlight to elevate her advocacy, appealing to her "brothers and sisters" -- both in the General Assembly and throughout the world -- to stand up for universal access and gender equality regarding education.

Standing With Malala on Education (Part 1)

ZP Heller | Posted 09.17.2013 | World
ZP Heller

Achieving universal primary education is a Millennium Development Goal and is now central to the post-2015 development agenda as well. The InterDependent interviewed Amina Mohammed, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's special advisor on post-2015 development planning.

#StartupCityNYC: Fred Wilson for Mayor?

Manoush Zomorodi | Posted 07.03.2013 | New York
Manoush Zomorodi

As anyone who attends tech conferences knows, Fred Wilson isn't the kind of godfather who sits in a back room, plotting his next hit -- he is out, front and center, explaining how he thinks the momentum of the city's tech economy can be sustained and grow.

Time to Take the Lead: Virginia and the Gun Show Loophole

B.J. Garrison | Posted 01.10.2013 | Politics
B.J. Garrison

This nation saw many tragedies involving weapons in the past year -- Oregon, Colorado, and most recently Sandy Hook. We have and will continue to grieve the loss of life. However, the situation begs the question: If now is not the time to discuss positive reforms, when exactly is?

GA Reflects Federations' Innovative Efforts

Jerry Silverman | Posted 12.10.2012 | Religion
Jerry Silverman

For more than a century, Jewish federations have leveraged key partnerships to create the greatest collective impact. Every year, the GA showcases that incredible collective power, even as we build on our core values.

Songkick Co-Founder Busts Your Anxieties

Women 2.0 | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Women 2.0

Founding companies is second only to, perhaps, sky diving when it comes to terror, which is why Michelle You, co-founder of Songkick, offers advice to those starting up that's also remarkably applicable to those jumping out of airplanes -- close your eyes and leap.

Obama in the U.N. Den

Jeffrey Laurenti | Posted 12.02.2012 | World
Jeffrey Laurenti

Fully 85 percent of Obama's speech was devoted to political crises across the Muslim world, from ambassador Chris Stevens' death to the Arab uprisings to Syria to Israel-Palestine and Iran, with even a passing sentence about Afghanistan.

"One Day on Earth" Film Premieres at U.N. and Around World

Jim Luce | Posted 06.24.2012 | Entertainment
Jim Luce

'One Day on Earth' is a living time capsule of who we are. We have much to fix -- but we have more going for us, it seems, than not.

Start Making: General Assembly Launches Online

Tom Vander Ark | Posted 05.13.2012 | Business
Tom Vander Ark

General Assembly online is an MBA killer. Unless a young person thinks they need a credential to get a job at Morgan Stanley or McKinsey, they'd be much better off in a startup, learning on the job, and accessing the extraordinary offerings at General Assembly when they need it.

Two Suggestions For Occupy Wall Street

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.16.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The big question for the Occupy protests has now become: What next? To understand what changes may be desirable, we have to look at what has already been set up.

Occupy Wall Street -- "We Are What Democracy Looks Like!"

Benjamin R. Barber | Posted 01.07.2012 | Politics
Benjamin R. Barber

Protesters are not complaining or playing the blame game. They are engaging with one another to develop an alternative, a paradigm shift.

Skinner Box Elections and the Political Slot Machine: Why Young People Won't Play in 2012

Matthis Chiroux | Posted 01.04.2012 | Politics
Matthis Chiroux

Included at the core of the Occupy Wall Street movement's appeal to young people is a belief that America's electoral system is broken beyond repair. We don't even see a reason for winning anymore.

The Wisdom and Power of a Leaderless Resistance

Matthis Chiroux | Posted 12.31.2011 | Politics
Matthis Chiroux

Have you ever been asked what a leader is to you? Of course you have; we're obsessed with the worship of these few. But the Occupy movement has no place for them, which the mainstream media just can't understand.

What Part of Occupy Wall Street Don't You Get?

Beau Friedlander | Posted 12.28.2011 | Politics
Beau Friedlander

So pundits say Occupy Wall Street lacks cohesion. The response from Zuccotti Park boils down to this: Compared to what?

Occupy Wall Street: Bending the Arc

Pam Spritzer | Posted 12.21.2011 | Politics
Pam Spritzer

After ignoring Occupy Wall Street in its early days, last week the New York Times saw fit to print a front-page story identifying anger as the defin...

At Zuccotti Park, Conflict Arises Among Occupiers

Craig Kanalley | Posted 12.22.2011 | New York
Craig Kanalley

Events at Zuccotti Park, the epicenter of the Occupy Wall Street movement in Lower Manhattan, have become increasingly dramatic in recent days, as egos have clashed, visions competed, and the unity of the protesters has been questioned.

UN Foundation Launches iPhone App To Donate To Global Causes

AP | Posted 11.27.2011 | Impact

By Associated Press UNITED NATIONS -- The United Nations is going digital with a new mobile application. The U.N. Foundation, a nonprofit organi...

WATCH: Live Updates From The UN General Assembly, Day Two

Posted 11.22.2011 | World

The 66th Session of the U.N. General Assembly debate continues today in New York City with remarks expected from President of the European Council Her...

Palestinians WIll Request Full U.N. Membership

AP | TAREK EL-TABLAWY and MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH | Posted 11.20.2011 | World

UNITED NATIONS -- Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas pressed ahead with his campaign for statehood before the U.N. despite frantic U.S. efforts Tuesd...

The Real Case Against Palestinian UDI

Dovid Efune | Posted 11.19.2011 | World
Dovid Efune

Last Thursday I attended a luncheon, organized by The Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, to honor departing Moroccan Amb...

INTERACTIVE MAP: Which Countries Support The Palestinian Statehood Bid?

Posted 11.15.2011 | World

The most highly anticipated moment of the 66th Session of the United Nations General Assembly may well be the Palestinians' bid for statehood, a move ...

The U.S. Pressures Iran on Human Rights

Omid Memarian | Posted 07.20.2011 | World
Omid Memarian

In an interview with me in Geneva, Eileen Chamberlain Donahoe, the U.S. representative to the Human Rights Council, responded to questions about the urgency of establishing a monitoring mechanism for Iran.

WATCH: The City That Privatized (Nearly) Everything

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 06.22.2011 | Business

This post has been corrected. In 2005, decades after Sandy Springs first attempted annexation, the Republican-dominated Georgia state legislature a...

Blasphemy Resolution Passes U.N. Committee

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

Adelle M. Banks Religion News Service A resolution combating the "vilification of religions" was adopted Tuesday by a United Nations committee, but r...