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Field of Dreams: Organic Gardens Planted To Lure Homebuyers

nytimes.com | ALEC APPELBAUM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

From Vermont to central California, developers are creating subdivisions around organic farms to attract buyers. If you plant it, these developers bel...

Army's Videogame Recruiting Backed By Lawmakers Despite Controversy

The National Journal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The House Armed Services Committee last week offered its support to the Army's controversial high-tech effort to increase awareness and knowledge of t...

Barney Frank Introduces Marijuana Legislation

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

How many Democrats do we need to elect to Congress before such commonsense laws are passed to rein in some of the excesses of past eras?

Obama's Economic Misfits Finally Get It

Robert Scheer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert Scheer

According to Summers and Geithner, the Obama plan to be revealed today promises that all derivatives dealers will be "subject to supervision, and regulators will be empowered to enforce rules against manipulation and abuse."

'House' Becomes World's Most Popular TV Show

AFP via Yahoo! News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

US drama "House", starring Britain's Hugh Laurie as unconventional medical genius Doctor Gregory House, out-gunned rivals in 2008 to become the world'...

Co-housing Communities Gain Momentum

nytimes.com | Chris Colin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

VICKI SETZER and her cats inhabit a small ranch home on a quiet cul-de-sac in Visalia, Calif. Connie Baechler leases a split-level house in Smyrna, Ga...

How Happy Is... 5 Essential Tips To Find Your Ideal Home

Sophie Keller | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sophie Keller

Most of us move house many times in our lifetime and it is more often than not, an exciting thought, but very stressful in practicality. The more prep...

Racial Advancement on TV: Is the Progress Depicted Well-Intentioned Fantasy?

Michael Russnow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Russnow

I've been noticing over the past several years a tendency for the Media to depict racial togetherness in a manner that doesn't come close to representing reality.

Jeff Muskus

Lieberman, Graham Seek To Block Torture Photos At All Costs

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeff Muskus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With the war supplemental under fire from some unlikely allies in the House, Sens. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) threatened Mond...

Ryan Grim

House Splits Credit Cards From Gun Amendment

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The House Rules Committee decided by voice vote Tuesday evening to split apart the credit card bill passed by the Senate Tuesday, slicing out an amend...

What, Exactly, Was Pelosi Supposed to Do?

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Pelosi can be defended for being in an impossible situation at the time. Even if she disagreed with the policy, there simply wasn't much for her to do about it.

Transforming Homeowner Violence Into A Mortgage War Plan

Iris Martin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Iris Martin

Homeowners suffering from payment shock and foreclosure syndrome are not getting the psychological help they need to survive escalating vicious attacks by their lenders If payment shock and foreclosure syndrome is not treated as the national epidemic that it is, affecting over sixteen million homeowners, homeowner violence will increase, as will homeowner suicide. Toxic lenders and their cohorts, government cronies, co-conspirators and attorneys need to be punished -- in a court of law, not on the front lawn.

Swiped! Did The Credit Card Industry Just Hijack Credit Card Reform Legislation?

Harry Moroz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Harry Moroz

The Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility, and Disclosure Act, though an important milestone in consumer protections, exhibits the signs of the credit card industry's powerful influence.

Last Call for Mortgage Reform

Harry Moroz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Harry Moroz

Lenders often used mortgage refinancing to strip middle-class homeowners of the equity they relied on to obtain loans to help make ends meet.

Celebrities Hit Auction Block for Human Rights

Jeffrey Buchanan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jeffrey Buchanan

The online auction will raise funds supporting the RFK Center's vital work around the globe.

The Fake Out: Imitating Regulation in the Era of Madoff

Harry Moroz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Harry Moroz

The Senate is capable of making activity illegal that the general public already assumes is illegal.

Digging In To Obama's (And Republicans') Poll Numbers

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Barack Obama continues to ride a wave of public support as we approach the magic "100th day" of his presidency. Since I wrote about his 100 days (94 ...

What's Television Telling Us About American Men in Deep-uh-?

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Finkle

Maybe this is an overdue recognition that men -- traditionally socialized to be strong, to deny their flaws adamantly -- are finally able to come face to face with them.

Is Cap-And-Trade Dead This Year?

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Democrats are all but admitting that they're killing off cap-and-trade for this year's legislative season. When the time comes, they will be blaming the Republicans, even though their own cowardice is the real culprit.

What If The Middle-Class Ruled?

Harry Moroz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harry Moroz

Lawmakers should use the current crisis as an opportunity to usher in a new era of middle-class American rule.

Where Have All the Grownups Gone?

Ken Dychtwald Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ken Dychtwald Ph.D.

Where's the gravitas? Where are the leaders? This is no time for our most experienced men and women to be on the bench.

Senate Rejects McCain In Bipartisan Fashion

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The bottom line of this story is that nine out of forty-one Republican senators just broke ranks with their party and voted to strip a McCain amendment from a budget bill.

Ryan Grim

House Reps Want To Ban Products That Beat Drug Tests

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Hoping to ride on the tattered coattails of Alex Rodriguez, three members of Congress plan to introduce legislation to ban products intended to help a...

Wrong by Definition

Sam Greenfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sam Greenfield

Tax cuts without a stimulus package is like shooting someone to minister to a bullet wound: it only creates more bleeding with no end in sight.

Why Republicans May Be Barack's Best Buddies at the Stimulus Luau

Brian Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brian Ross

House and Senate Republicans are doing Obama a huge favor. Congress is setting up places for the Stimulus Luau, and though it pains me to say it, our folks are doing making pork the main course.