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Be Careful Of Retrospective Data In Assessing Terror Threat

Brian Levin, J.D. | Posted 06.24.2015 | Politics
Brian Levin, J.D.

Our focus on only one type of ideological terrorist risk creates what economists call availability heuristics, where fears about the frequency of events come to frame an inaccurate understanding of them. With everything from terrorism to vehicular accidents, our risks are broader than our fears dictate.

Julia Craven

White Supremacists More Dangerous Than Foreign Terrorists: Study

HuffingtonPost.com | Julia Craven | Posted 06.24.2015 | Politics

Nine people were added to a long list of lives taken by domestic terrorism when Dylann Roof allegedly began shooting inside a historic black church in...

Breaking the Silence on Operation Protective Edge

Alex Cacioppo | Posted 06.01.2015 | World
Alex Cacioppo

"We're going to have to go into Gaza every two years to 'mow the lawn,'" Avner Gvaryahu said, referring to what senior IDF commanders call the recent ...

The End of College? (or Maybe Just the End of Kevin Carey's Career)

John Seery | Posted 06.30.2015 | College
John Seery

Everything will, instead, be online. Education will be free. It will be worldwide. It will be accessible. It will be meritocratic. Gone will be professors. Gone will be PhD degrees. Gone will be Harvard. Carey now knows The Secret of Education.

The Future of Getting Lost

Mark Fallows | Posted 11.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Mark Fallows

As controllers of technology, individually and collectively, we must balance technological connection with disconnection, have the discipline to lose ourselves in our unconscious minds, and have the focus to listen to our souls.

Hillary Clinton Touts Need For Economic Upward Mobility

AP | KEN THOMAS | Posted 07.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton pointed to the 1990s as a time of broad-based prosperity under her husband, former President Bill Clinton, ...

Carolyn Gregoire

Why You Need To Calm Down If Your Kid Got Rejected From An Ivy League School

HuffingtonPost.com | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 04.24.2014 | College

Psychologist and writer Andrew Solomon first confronted the absurdity of a school admissions frenzy earlier than most parents across the country when ...

The Battle to Save Social Security

Sean McElwee | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Sean McElwee

The conventional wisdom in D.C. is that Social Security is a threat to the deficit and needs cutting. But, as J.K. Galbraith wrote of conventional wisdom, "The conventional view serves to protect us from the painful job of thinking."

Susan Rice Chides Israel Over Settlements

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

By Matt Spetalnick WASHINGTON, Nov 14 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's top national security aide on Thursday blamed Israeli settl...

Pakistan: Only 67 Civilians Died In Drone Attacks

AP | MUNIR AHMED and SEBASTIAN ABBOT | Posted 10.31.2013 | World

ISLAMABAD -- ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Pakistani government said Wednesday that 3 percent of 2,227 people killed in U.S. drone strikes since 2008 were ci...

The Big Lies Behind the Tony Bennett Grade-changing Scandal

John Thompson | Posted 10.02.2013 | Politics
John Thompson

When "reformers'" tip the scales in order to help their allied schools, that is bad enough. The real scandal is their growing willingness to use dubious metrics to punish poor schools and their students in order to defeat political enemies.

Sabrina Siddiqui

Muslim Americans Amp Up Anti-Radicalization Efforts

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 01.30.2014 | Religion

WASHINGTON -- Muslims in the United States have grappled with the consequences of extremism since Sept. 11, 2001, when the actions of 19 men affiliate...

The Momentum Behind the Social Entrepreneur Movement

Eric Tyler | Posted 07.29.2013 | Impact
Eric Tyler

The bold and borderless endeavors of these social entrepreneurs are also quickly inspiring a larger global movement. And although some will dismiss it as naive and youthful, the creative bravery of its pioneers and resoluteness of its supporters will make you reconsider.

Humanity Needs a Touch of Magical Interfaith Dialogue

Arzu Kaya Uranli | Posted 07.06.2013 | Religion
Arzu Kaya Uranli

I'm not sure how many times I have been asked how I felt knowing that "Islam" was behind the bombing as far as many were concerned, since the bombers were Muslim.

Laura Bassett

Woman Replacing Men At Progressive Think Tanks

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 05.03.2013 | Politics

As conservatives consider new ways for the GOP to reach out to women voters, progressives have taken a different approach: tapping women to run their ...

Paul Blumenthal

Fix The Debt Campaign Caused Split With Think Tank

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 04.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Late in 2012, the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget (CRFB), the leading organization promoting a grand budget bargain that incl...

Joy Resmovits

Ryan Budget Freezes Maximum Pell Grants

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.12.2013 | Politics

Under Rep. Paul Ryan's (R-Wis) "Path to Prosperity" budget framework for 2014, college students would have one less weapon against the creep of climbi...

Banks, Food, and Telecom: Break Them Up

Zephyr Teachout | Posted 05.01.2013 | Politics
Zephyr Teachout

There was a lot of typical surface chatter yesterday -- the sequester, the Pope, BW (Bob Woodward), BW (Business Week), Groupon -- but under the surface something far more important was happening.

Mr. President: Chuck Hagel!

Ken Blackwell | Posted 04.03.2013 | Politics
Ken Blackwell

Before yesterday's hearings, the Chuck Hagel nomination was simply very controversial. After yesterday's hearings, we have an entirely new set of concerns.

Millennial Generation Demands Innovation From Both Public and Private Sectors

Mehrunisa Qayyum | Posted 03.26.2013 | Impact
Mehrunisa Qayyum

Innovation is born out of both individual and collective design and requires both public and private sector attention. The country that best harnesses innovation, at home or abroad, wins more than leadership status -- it earns its return on investment.

College Savings Plan Benefit The Rich: GAO Report

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 01.04.2013 | College

Few families are participating in a federal program designed to help parents and grandparents save money to pay for their children's and grandchildren...

#Millennials @Inauguration

Patrick Dowd | Posted 02.10.2013 | Impact
Patrick Dowd

At M CENTRAL, Millennials from around the country will gather to reaffirm the legacy of our intrepid forefathers -- and the new pioneers of our generation -- as all the inspiration we need to keep faith in America's future and find our way forward.

Paul Blumenthal

Centrist Group Masks GOP Backing

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 12.03.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Members of the influential Campaign to Fix The Debt struck a posture of post-partisan political neutrality this past week, as they swarm...

How Obama's Giving Rich Kids A Leg Up

The Huffington Post | Catherine New | Posted 10.16.2012 | Money

Lawyers, MBAs and other high-income professionals will get a bigger break on student loans than low-wage earners under the government's new income-bas...

Joy Resmovits

College Completion Increasing At Glacial Pace

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 07.12.2012 | Education

The number of Americans with college degrees is inching up slowly, with about 100,000 more students holding post-secondary degrees in 2010 than the ye...