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Why I Still Opt Out

Michael Morgenstern | Posted 03.27.2013 | Politics
Michael Morgenstern

The TSA inspires a culture of fear. The indignities we are made to suffer at airports are a manifestation of a government that does not trust its people, and believes that the way to security is to encourage us not to trust each other.

Citizens United: An Unprecedented Opportunity to Test Political Ideas

Michael Ham | Posted 01.13.2013 | Politics
Michael Ham

Though Citizens United guarantees that unprecedented money will be dumped into political races, 2012 proved that money alone won't guarantee victory over popular ideas.

The Best Political Jokes From Election Week

Posted 11.12.2012 | Comedy

"Let's face it, America is a quick drunk and an easy lay." So said Stephen Colbert in his tearful lament of President Obama's big win on November...

The Election Is Over and We All Lost

Beth Green | Posted 01.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Beth Green

Healing and growth are possible. We can reeducate our egos and heal our souls. We can come together with humility and cooperation. But first we need to be willing to see that these changes are necessary. And we need to bring this consciousness into the political arena, or we all lose.

Crossing Party Lines

Lisa Gray | Posted 12.26.2012 | Politics
Lisa Gray

Tis the season to hunker down and shut off your TV, pre-set your car radio to music-only stations, block everyone but your mother or grandchildren on Facebook, and let your Twitter account temporarily expire.

Arnold Schwarzenegger Talks New Autobiography, 'Total Recall,' in Google+ Hangout (VIDEO)

Shira Lazar | Posted 12.08.2012 | Celebrity
Shira Lazar

Action superstar, influential political figure and all-around pop culture icon Arnold Schwarzenegger took to Google Plus Friday to promote his new tell-all autobiography, Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story.

Political Ads: America's not really listening anymore

Michael Maslansky | Posted 12.01.2012 | Politics
Michael Maslansky

Political advertising is a medium long associated with dishonesty and cheap shots--not the most persuasive stuff. But today's ad wars are wasting ad dollars. The skyrocketing sums would be better spent on talking policy without mentioning any party or any hot-button political words.

Your Obnoxiously-Political Facebook Friends: 5 Tips for Dealing With Them

Andrea Bonior | Posted 11.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Andrea Bonior

We've all got them, no matter how left or right you lean. They're the Facebook friends who can't post a single status update without making it political, or who seem to share every last bit of oversimplified propaganda they come across.

Jan Brewer's Self-Deportation Station

Erin Gibson | Posted 10.24.2012 | Comedy
Erin Gibson

Jan Brewer's fight to rid Arizona of all illegal immigrants just got a little bit easier.

My Son Gets His Revolution On

Miriam Novogrodsky | Posted 10.20.2012 | Parents
Miriam Novogrodsky

My son, the same kid who a year ago preferred action movies to political discourse has become a one person fountain of political facts. The problem? T...

Meeting Obama

Maria Rodale | Posted 05.19.2012 | Politics
Maria Rodale

I'm not the type that usually goes to political fundraisers. In fact, I avoid them like the plague.  Ditto any calls to my home from political candid...

Ban on Bull -- Really

Malcolm Kushner | Posted 03.31.2012 | Weird News
Malcolm Kushner

You'd think that in a town as politically correct as Santa Cruz, the city council would have removed a lot of other bulls before bullfrogs. How about bullets? Or bullfighting? Or bullying? So why did it choose to ban bullfrogs?

OMG You Were a Nun and You're Black?

Deborah Plummer | Posted 01.06.2012 | Black Voices
Deborah Plummer

I spent over four years researching friendship patterns of people from all ages in order to write Racing Across the Lines: Changing Race Relations th...

Newt - Democracy's Blessing or Curse?

Kevin Bermeister | Posted 02.20.2012 | Politics
Kevin Bermeister

In one fell swoop, Newt Gingrich focused the worlds' attention on all of the ignorance that has plagued Israel through more than 30 years of rhetoric ...

Occupy Wall Street: Is It a Good Strategy?

Phil Cooke, Ph.D. | Posted 01.25.2012 | Politics
Phil Cooke, Ph.D.

Whatever you think about the Occupy Wall Street movement, it's instructive to take a look at their strategy. Today, anyone who needs to engage the la...

It's Finally Over -- and It Was Wrong

Jim Wallis | Posted 12.27.2011 | World
Jim Wallis

The initial feelings that rushed over me after hearing the announcement that we're pulling out of Iraq were of deep relief. But then they turned to deep sadness over the terrible cost of a war that was always wrong: intellectually, politically, strategically and, above all, morally.

Praying for Peace and Looking for Jesus at #OccupyWallStreet

Jim Wallis | Posted 12.06.2011 | Religion
Jim Wallis

Here are a few things I know about the Occupy Wall Street protesters: When they stand with the poor, they stand with Jesus. When they stand with the hungry, they stand with Jesus. When they stand for those without a job or a home, they stand with Jesus.

Apology in the Middle East Is a Weapon, or 'Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word'

Haggai Carmon | Posted 11.06.2011 | World
Haggai Carmon

In the Middle East where honor is worth more than money and is a political weapon both sides hold, the Israeli-Turkish future relationship seem bleak.

Justin Bieber Better Than the GOP on Health Care? (video)

Lee Camp | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Lee Camp


Does A Physically Active Lifestyle Make Better Citizens?

Wray Herbert | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Wray Herbert

Is it possible that political engagement is just another form of movement and energy and physical activity? Could something as simple as an active lifestyle explain good and bad citizenship?

What's Wrong with America? Let Me List the Books....

Robert David Steele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Robert David Steele

Sun Tzu writes that if you do not know your enemy, AND you do not know yourself, you are destined to fail. The United States of America is not a Repu...

TIME's Epic Distortion of the Plight of Women in Afghanistan

Derrick Crowe | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Derrick Crowe

Help us push back against TIME Magazine's distortion of women's issues in Afghanistan. Tomorrow, TIME Magazine will treat newsstand customers everyw...

The Ties That Bind Soldiers and Citizens

Jeffrey Abelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jeffrey Abelson

Exactly 2,500 years ago this year, a war was fought that made the world safe for democracy. It's a fitting tale for Memorial Day, for it reminds us of the eternal debt we owe our warriors.

Is a Blog on the Huffington Post a Violation of ICMA Ethics?

Ron Carlee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ron Carlee

Writing a blog hosted by the Huffington Post has elicited concern among some of ICMA's members. The complaints were not the content of the blog, but ...

There Was Only One Holocaust: Why the Misuse of Political Language Matters

Rabbi Abraham Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Abraham Cooper

George Orwell wrote that "political language . . . is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable."