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Presidential Debates: Does Tone Trump Substance?

Dr. Jeffrey H. Toney | Posted 02.09.2016 | Politics
Dr. Jeffrey H. Toney

At the end of the day, most of us vote from our gut. We are skeptical, prone to seduction or aversion, sometimes fickle, sometimes loyal. We know, if not with our head, then with our heart, a leader when we see one, or hear one.

The Sanders Saga: From Protest to Power?

William Bradley | Posted 02.07.2016 | Politics
William Bradley

Is Senator Bernie Sanders on the verge of morphing from protest leader into potential President of the United States? And would that be good or bad for what has been a strikingly successful cause-oriented campaign?

Check Your Friendships: The Voting Has Begun

William Spear | Posted 02.02.2016 | Politics
William Spear

The cacophony of anger, disappointment and outright disgust with the American political process coupled with the banality of cat videos and lottery winners gone bust has reached epic proportions

A Challenge on King Day

John Bridgeland | Posted 01.15.2016 | Impact
John Bridgeland

Since 9/11, millions of Americans have spent the King holiday serving through groups like Earth Conservation Corps, City Year, Martha's Table, and Habitat for Humanity. Those experiences renew the spirit -- our own and the country's -- at a time of historically low levels of social trust and lingering tensions that divide us by race, ethnicity, income and immigrant status.

5 Simple Ways to Improve Your Life Through Gratitude

Grace Bluerock | Posted 01.14.2016 | Healthy Living
Grace Bluerock

Here are some ways you can start practicing gratitude today:

Jaden Smith, Is All The Man I Need

Shantell Yasmine Abeydeera | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Shantell Yasmine Abeydeera

I read recently an article outlining why happy people, don't check their cell phones before getting out of bed. With a myriad of media outlets and soc...

John Ford's Greatest Film at 70 (plus In Harm's Way at 50)

William Bradley | Posted 12.31.2015 | Entertainment
William Bradley

It was 70 years ago this holiday season that the film I think is legendary director John Ford's greatest -- greater even than The Grapes of Wrath or The Searchers -- was released to an American public just a few months removed from the largest war in world history.

I Don't Care Who Killed JFK

Peter Dreier | Posted 11.22.2015 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Because he was young, charismatic and murdered before he could even complete his first term in office, most Americans overestimate JFK's achievements during his thousand days in the White House. Even so, he rarely gets credit for some of his most important accomplishments.

Five Ways the JFK Assassination Changed the World

Garry Rodgers | Posted 11.20.2015 | Politics
Garry Rodgers

John Fitzgerald Kennedy, 35th President of the United States of America, was assassinated in Dallas, Texas, 52 years ago. JFK's murder on November 22, 1963, might be the most significant, singular event that shaped modern history.

A Legacy of 'Congressional Truancy': From Harding to Kennedy to Obama to Rubio

Rich Rubino | Posted 11.17.2015 | Politics
Rich Rubino

Rubio hopes to be the fourth U.S. Senator to rise directly to the presidency. Rubio will likely continue to weather the Congressional truancy charge in his quest to join Harding, Kennedy and Obama as unspectacular senators who ascended directly from the Senate to the presidency.

Non-Violence: Our Generation's Call to Duty?

Johann Berlin | Posted 12.04.2015 | World
Johann Berlin

While the correct path forward against this enemy remains uncertain, what is clear to me is that we cannot fight injustice with more unjust actions, like blaming the very people who are trying to flee this enemy.

Scheer Intelligence: David Talbot and Robert Scheer

Robert Scheer | Posted 11.13.2015 | Politics
Robert Scheer

In the second episode of the Scheer Intelligence podcast, David Talbot, Salon.com founding editor, tells how former CIA chief Allen Dulles defied FDR to conscript former Nazi leaders in preparation for war with the Soviet Union--one of many deviations excitingly recounted in Talbot's new book.

In Praise of David Brooks

Robert E. Murphy | Posted 11.06.2015 | Books
Robert E. Murphy

The road to character, David Brooks is telling us, is away from self to other, then back to self --a new self, whole, reformed, dedicated. "No person," he writes in his concluding chapter, "can achieve self-mastery on his or her own. . . . Everybody needs redemptive assistance from outside."

The Dominican Civil War of 1965

ADST | Posted 11.05.2015 | World
ADST

Immediately following the assassination of General Rafael Trujillo, known as "El Jefe," the Dominican Republic was in shambles.

Brand New CrossFit Man

Don McNay | Posted 12.01.2015 | Sports
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Don McNay

At age 56, I get to be a rock star. In an athletic setting. Surrounded by some of the fittest and most motivated people I have ever met. All I have to do is keep showing up and let them watch me go at CrossFit with complete abandon. I have a new set of friends and admirers.

Finish What Ike and JFK Started: Ratify the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty

William Lambers | Posted 10.28.2015 | Politics
William Lambers

We shouldn't go on reliving the Cold War chapter of nuclear tests. Instead, let's finish what Ike and JFK started by ratifying the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty.

Diplomacy at Disney: The Happiest Meeting Place on Earth

ADST | Posted 09.30.2015 | World
ADST

Note: Our accounts contain the personal recollections and opinions of the individual interviewed. The views expressed should not be considered officia...

How About a Jewish President?

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.21.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

While the media is currently having lots of fun asking their hypothetical "gotcha" question over a non-existent Muslim candidate, the possibility that Bernie Sanders could become America's first Jewish president should be a valid topic for conversation in the midst of this campaign.

Au Revoir, Georges de Paris

Al Eisele | Posted 09.15.2015 | Politics
Al Eisele

It would take a better writer than me, but there's a great novel to be written based on the life of Georges de Paris, who died of brain cancer Sunday at the age of 81 in an Arlington, Va. hospice.

The Berlin Crisis of 1961

ADST | Posted 09.07.2015 | World
ADST

This account was compiled from an interview done by ADST in 1995 with Kempton B. Jenkins, who was posted to Embassy Moscow during this tense time and recounts Ambassador to the Soviet Union Llewellyn E. Thompson's (aka "Tommy") meetings with Soviet Foreign Minister Andrey Gromyko.

Senator Schumer's Position on the Iran Nuclear Deal: Knowledge or Error?

Najmedin Meshkati | Posted 08.19.2016 | World
Najmedin Meshkati

This essay casts the following questions in a systems analysis paradigm: What if Senator Schumer's is wrong in his assessment? What would be the consequences of that erroneous viewpoint and blunder?

Mercedes E400 Cabriolet Takes Dallas

Rita Cook | Posted 08.18.2016 | Travel
Rita Cook

In an ongoing quest for the ultimate luxury driving experience the 2015 Mercedes-Benz E-Class takes center stage. I had the 2015 Mercedes Benz E400 Cabriolet to play with for a week in Dallas and this one definitely exemplifies what an elegant piece of metal should look and feel like.

The Atomic Bomb at 70: Its Fearsome Impact, Frightful Legacy, and Potential Stellar Redemption

William Bradley | Posted 08.11.2015 | Politics
William Bradley

As horrifying as the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombs were, the quantum leap forward in destructive power afforded by the hydrogen bomb made our situation far more perilous. We've been fortunate that virtually unthinkable destruction has not ensued since the nuclear arms race of the 1950s.

Profiles in Courage of our Epoch: President Obama and Secretary of State Kerry

Najmedin Meshkati | Posted 08.06.2016 | Politics
Najmedin Meshkati

The unprecedented harsh way that President Obama and Secretary of State Kerry were/are recently characterized and treated by some members of the Congress and a few politicians concerning the nuclear deal with Iran, could be considered as a symptom of a brewing national moral crisis.

Remembering Jacqueline Kennedy's Birthday With Her Reflective Words

Jeryl Brunner | Posted 07.28.2016 | Politics
Jeryl Brunner

In March 1964, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Arthur Schlesinger Jr. interviewed his famously private friend Jacqueline Kennedy over the course of e...