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Breathing New Life Into America's Front Yard

Caroline Cunningham | Posted 11.18.2014 | DC
Caroline Cunningham

Ask anyone where Constitution Gardens is, and they're as likely to say it's in Philadelphia as in Washington, D.C.

As Keystone XL Dominoes Fall, Time to Arrest Tar Sands Industry

Tom Weis | Posted 07.31.2014 | Green
Tom Weis

As it becomes increasingly clear that Keystone XL's northern leg is not going through, it is time to set our sights on ending all tar sands exploitation.

From the Washington Monument, You Can See All of America

Caroline Cunningham | Posted 07.11.2014 | DC
Caroline Cunningham

In an era of increasingly tight government budgets, these public-private partnerships are critical to finance needed infrastructure projects. Such partnerships are uniquely American, and give everyone an opportunity to make a difference.

The Privatization of the National Mall: America's Front Yard for Sale

Kim D. Stryker | Posted 06.30.2014 | Impact
Kim D. Stryker

So while those VIP donors are enjoying their benefit luncheon on the Nation's Front Yard, we should all ask ourselves: should the National Mall be a manicured lawn with access limited to events with wealthy backers?

'Cowboys And Indians' Stake Out The National Mall To Protest Keystone XL

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 04.23.2014 | Green

WASHINGTON -– Farmers, ranchers and indigenous leaders who live along the Keystone XL pipeline route are holding an encampment on the National Mall ...

Taking The Long View Of The National Mall On Earth Day

Caroline Cunningham | Posted 06.21.2014 | DC
Caroline Cunningham

Leave no trace is an ethos that pervades society's thinking about the great outdoors, and we need to extend that thinking to urban landscapes like the National Mall.

10 Places Every American Should See

Budget Travel | Posted 03.26.2014 | Travel
Budget Travel

Think you know America's essential sights? Compare your past trips with our picks for domestic destinations every citizen should visit -- from pop culture icons to patriotic landmarks.

Advocates Fasting for Families Embody the Strength and Determination of the Immigration Reform Movement

Janet Murguía | Posted 01.25.2014 | Latino Voices
Janet Murguía

This week I visited the National Mall and walked into a tent with a sign that said "Day 9 of Fasting." Inside sat a group of advocates who have been fasting to draw attention to the impact of our broken immigration system. Sometimes the quietest acts of protest can be the most powerful.

Washington Shutdown Opens Mall to Foreign Invasion

Bob Walker | Posted 12.15.2013 | DC
Bob Walker

Government services were paralyzed. Slime is everywhere. The Capitol desperately needs cleansing from this avian invasion. Make their feathers fly.

Nick Wing

These Republicans Really Hope You'll Forget The Government Shutdown Is Their Fault

HuffingtonPost.com | Nick Wing | Posted 10.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If you follow any Republican lawmakers on social media, you may have noticed a popular theme on Wednesday: Blame President Barack Obama ...

March on Washington: Greatest Purveyor of Violence Is Still America

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 10.22.2013 | Politics
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

While Dr. King's progressive dreaming of a world where racial and economic equality is commonplace may have been radical then, his most radical thinking -- and what would still get him in trouble with federal authorities to this day -- is his messaging on nonviolence.

We Love Festival Season

The Huffington Post | Erin Ruberry | Posted 06.24.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- African-American style and identity, endangered languages and Hungarian culture get the spotlight treatment at this year's Smithsonian F...

The Problem With the Frank Gehry Memorial

Traci L. Slatton | Posted 06.20.2013 | Politics
Traci L. Slatton

Wednesday it was announced that a federal commission charged with building a national monument honoring President Eisenhower voted unanimously to appr...

One Million Bones on the National Mall: A Global Movement for Connectedness, Collective Action

Jackie Bezos | Posted 08.12.2013 | Impact
Jackie Bezos

On a humid Saturday, June 8th, one million bones created by students, educators, artists and activists were laid on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. as a visual petition to end genocide and mass atrocities.

'Green News Report' - June 11, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 08.11.2013 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S ...

LOOK: 1 Million 'Human Bones' Line National Mall

The Huffington Post | Jessica Prois | Posted 06.12.2013 | Impact

Art and activism collide in a poignant "mass grave" display of more than 1 million handmade human bones in Washington, D.C. "One Million Bones," fe...

Washington's Monuments in Minutes? Yes, You Can!

Kari Haugeto | Posted 08.07.2013 | Travel
Kari Haugeto

Did I say "all" the monuments in one day"? Yeah, more or less.

'Green News Report' - June 6, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 08.06.2013 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S ...

LOOK: Ball On The Mall Raises Money For National Mall Trust

Posted 05.06.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The National Mall needs some tender loving care, and tender loving care costs money. Last Saturday, well-dressed philanthropists raised ...

Join D.C. Runners On The Mall To Run For Boston

Posted 04.19.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- While many D.C. residents watched the situation in Boston unfold on TV and the Internet, local runner Adam Siple is taking action by coo...

There's an Extra Charge for That

Stuart Connelly | Posted 06.03.2013 | DC
Stuart Connelly

The 45th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s assassination comes on the heels of a somewhat minor controversy surrounding the use of his name -- or rather, the licensing of his name -- for the foundation that raised the money for the King Memorial on Washington DC's National Mall.

We Cannot Stop Until Children Stop Dying From Gun Violence

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 03.27.2013 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Although the U.S. accounts for less than 5 percent of the global population, Americans own an estimated 35 to 50 percent of all civilian-owned guns in the world. We can free our nation of this scourge of gun violence.

David Adjaye on the Significance of the New Smithsonian (VIDEO)

Crane.tv | Posted 01.26.2013 | Arts
Crane.tv

David Adjaye's design was selected from a list of 70 projects, led by some of the world's most renowned names in architecture. The building will be the final piece to bring the historical Washington National Mall to completion.

Veterans Day Is for Remembering -- And for Looking Ahead

James Wright | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
James Wright

This Veterans Day is a good time to initiate a conversation about a memorial to the veterans who have fought our wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, our longest wars. Forgetting wars is bad history. Forgetting sacrifice is irresponsible history.

This Veterans Day, Honor Our Heroes by Restoring the National Mall

Caroline Cunningham | Posted 01.09.2013 | DC
Caroline Cunningham

Our country is deeply proud of our veterans. But while we honor these brave men and women every year on Veterans Day, we need to do more to preserve their legacy.