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Asylum: What You Should Know Before Applying

Umar Akbar Ahmed | Posted 10.01.2015 | Politics
Umar Akbar Ahmed

The United States offers protections to individuals who have suffered persecution, or fear that they will suffer persecution, due to their race, religion, national origin, political opinion, or membership in a particular social group.

All About That Incline

Erin Hinkle | Posted 09.21.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Erin Hinkle

The last month has been a whirlwind of my favorite thing: change. (Insert sarcastic emoji here.) Between parting ways with my former job of nearly fo...

Gregory Hale Killed Lisa Hyder; Dismembered, Ate Body, Officials Say

AP | LUCAS L. JOHNSON II | Posted 06.10.2014 | Crime

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee man was charged over the weekend with dismembering the body of a woman and eating part of her corpse in a bizarr...

Qatar: The New Center of the Universe?

Richard Bangs | Posted 08.14.2013 | Travel
Richard Bangs

Qatar is aspiring to be the hub that spokes to the world, with its vast investments, its satellite television network, Al Jazeera, among the most watched in the world, and its global philanthropy.

The View From the Middle

Janie Emaus | Posted 03.24.2013 | Fifty
Janie Emaus

The word "middle" conjures up many images. Some apply to my life, other's do not.

The 10 Most Obnoxious Political, Media and Cultural Phrases

Joe Gandelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe Gandelman

"A defining moment..." A phrase as cringe worthy as chalk scratching a blackboard. So who determines a "defining" moment? Today the phrase is trotted out by anyone who feels self-important.

The Coming Together Of McCain And Obama On Iraq

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

McCain knows that the electorate wants America out of Iraq, even faster than Obama has proposed. He also knows that his ties to Bush's foreign policy are an albatross around his neck.