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Right-wing Destructiveness Plus Liberal Weakness: The Dangerous Combination Behind America's National Crisis

Andy Schmookler | Posted 08.20.2014 | Politics
Andy Schmookler

The Republican Party has become the instrument of a destructive force, while the response of Liberal America (including the Democratic Party) to this threat has been woefully weak.

Half Caff Gaff

Linda Roy | Posted 08.25.2014 | Comedy
Linda Roy

On a particularly trying day befitting the choice of a comforting cup of something that will strain my wallet, if not my sensibilities, the local donut shop is passed over in favor of the one which makes me feel an ounce -- or eight -- of privilege.

Not Yours to Touch, Sir

Amanda Magee | Posted 08.02.2014 | Women
Amanda Magee

I struggled not to curve my shoulders in and walk so that my heels were less noticeable. When I left my house I'd felt incredible, dressed for a day at work, yet two men felt it was their place to question my decisions.

Remembering Environmental Defenders

Erich Pica | Posted 07.26.2014 | Green
Erich Pica

On Memorial Day, there is nothing more haunting, tranquil and inspiring as listening to taps being played at a cemetery honoring the men and woman who...

Gun Toters Being 'Bullied' by... Moms?

Robert L. Cavnar | Posted 07.16.2014 | Politics
Robert L. Cavnar

Probably one of the weirdest hashtags in use today is #guncontrolbullies, coined by Open Carry, a loose affiliation of state organizations, which holds protests around the country at which zealots parade around with loaded firearms in public places.

7 Reasons to Never Feel Intimidated

Susie Moore | Posted 06.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Susie Moore

We are all equal, my friends. We are also beautifully different from one another, too -- which means all of us have some unique value and flavor to add to a conversation or social setting. If only we really knew and believed this this!

Survey: Is Buying Artwork Scarier Than Buying a Car?

Stephen Tanenbaum | Posted 06.14.2014 | Arts
Stephen Tanenbaum

Many think art -- particularly original art -- is prohibitively expensive because they hear about the multimillion-dollar auction results at Christie's or get blindsided by the number of zeros on the wall at their local galleries. As a result, they don't buy.

An Open Letter to Cyberbullies

Mark Weinstein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Mark Weinstein

You, the faceless one, who hides behind empty words. You, the unhappy one, spreading your misery through harassment and humiliation. You, the angry one, trying to feel powerful by intimidating others with your hate. I refuse to let you hurt me.

Are You Intimidated by Yoga? Get Over It and Get Into the Practice

Julie Buckner | Posted 11.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Julie Buckner

Whether your journey is physical, philosophical or spiritual, once you're practicing regularly, you'll find like-minded folks, who share similar values and interests. You'll find community, a sense of belonging and being together.

The Arrest of Adilur Rahman Khan and the Threat to Bangladeshi Activists

Kirsten Han | Posted 10.29.2013 | World
Kirsten Han

The first time I met Adilur Rahman Khan was my very first time in Bangladesh. He and his human rights organization Odhikar had been helping us with ou...

Attack on Trayvon Martin Is an Attack on America

Leslie K. Stein | Posted 09.14.2013 | Crime
Leslie K. Stein

Voter suppression and "stand your ground" are attacks on America's 99 percent. Sound crazy? They are attacks on reasonableness. Voter suppression a...

A Walk to the Store

Mark Zubro | Posted 04.27.2013 | Gay Voices
Mark Zubro

Except for a few blips, I always presumed that the overall reaction to my being an openly gay teacher and a gay author was reasonably benign. Then the following occurred.

Wolves at the Polls

Jeff Danziger | Posted 07.31.2012 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


Janell Ross

Defiant Joe Arpaio Still The Leading Candidate For Sheriff | Janell Ross | Posted 05.18.2012 | Latino Voices

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, 79, will vie for reelection in November. The five-term Phoenix-area sheriff appears to remain the frontrunner, unf...

Confronting The Negativity Bias

Rick Hanson, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Rick Hanson, Ph.D.

By bringing mindful awareness to how your brain reacts to feeling threatened, you can stimulate the neural substrates of a mind that has more calm, wisdom and sense of inner strength.

'Serious Concerns' Of Fraud In Afghan Elections

AP / Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP)-- The main Afghan election observer group said it had serious concerns about the legitimacy of this weekend's parliamentary vo...

The "Intimidation" Argument: Conservative Hypocrisy on Parade

Waymon Hudson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Waymon Hudson

There's a new cry of outrage coming from the far right and conservative circles. They've started playing the victim card as the new go-to meme: intimidation from the mean, militant gays.

Lieberman's Right on Fort Hood

Norm Stamper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Norm Stamper

When campaigning for John McCain Lieberman actually declared Sarah Palin fit to be president. Yet, when it comes to the Fort Hood slayings, Joe Lieberman is spot on.

Corruption In Wind Power: Upstate New York's Intimidation Problem

New York Times | Nicholas Confessore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

BURKE, N.Y. -- Everywhere that Janet and Ken Tacy looked, the wind companies had been there first. Dozens of people in their small town had already s...

Sacrificing Car Windows For Obama In Alabama

Mark J. Hainds | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Mark J. Hainds

People are surprised to see the Obama bumper sticker next to an Alabama license plate on a Ford F150, four-wheel drive pickup. So surprised down here that one of them broke my window.