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Mass Shootings Should Not Be Used to Score Political Points

Aminah Galal | Posted 12.07.2016 | Politics
Aminah Galal

National and global tragedies have become chess pieces in the larger political game. How someone responds to these events have become blatant attempts to gain points on the political score board. When the Paris attacks happened media agencies could not wait for confirmed details and immediately begin speculating the identity and background of the perpetrators.

The Drama Of Albania

Jaime Pozuelo-Monfort | Posted 12.04.2016 | Politics
Jaime Pozuelo-Monfort

Since I deliberately landed in Albania this past Sunday 30-August I have met about one hundred of the country's most relevant personalities, including...

Wisconsin Needs and Deserves a Patients Reproductive Health Act

Sara Finger | Posted 11.17.2016 | Politics
Sara Finger

Wisconsin has joined the troubling national trend of enacting laws based on junk science under the false guise of protecting women's health. Sadly, the goal of these harmful laws is to restrict access and compromise women's reproductive health care.

Open Letter to The Newly Elected

Robert F. Walsh | Posted 11.11.2016 | Politics
Robert F. Walsh

Represent our concerns rather than dictating them to us -- you work for us, not the other way around. Listen to our concerns rather than merely tolerating them -- if complaints are an inconvenience, you offered to serve in the wrong job.

When GEDs Mean Failure for Prisoners

Christopher Zoukis | Posted 11.05.2016 | Crime
Christopher Zoukis

Last year when changes to the GED programs were first announced, analysts predicted it would have a serious impact on the ability of prisoners to acquire their certificates. A year later, those predictions have proven accurate.

Straight Shooting: The "Gun Problem" Isn't a "Mental Illness Problem." It's Just a "Gun Problem."

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 11.05.2016 | Crime
Dr. Peggy Drexler

While it's easy to put the blame for gun violence on the mentally ill -- or the lack of support for them -- it's misleading, and ultimately unlikely to do anything to end needless gun-related deaths.

Baby Boomers Let's Fight Back!

David Kanegis | Posted 10.28.2016 | Fifty
David Kanegis

We've now had the opportunity to view debates from both major parties. Not to worry, with the election almost a year away there will be countless more. Did anything change for you?

Feelin' the Bern: Why Hillary Really Didn't Win That Debate

Cynthia Dagnal-Myron | Posted 10.16.2016 | Politics
Cynthia Dagnal-Myron

The pundits went coo-coo for Clinton after the first Democratic debate. But the public, according to lots of data, "felt the Bern," to borrow a catch phrase from Sanders supporters.

Prediction: Trump vs Sanders in 2016

Judy Frankel | Posted 10.05.2016 | Entertainment
Judy Frankel

Spoiler alert! If Republicans were given the choice of Trump or "other," most Republicans would vote "other." However, because our election system is "first past the post" (FPTP), the winner takes all.

Donald Trump, Dictator?

Barbara Hammond | Posted 09.29.2016 | Entertainment
Barbara Hammond

When you're born with a silver spoon in your mouth and have never had to struggle for anything, ever, you are completely out of touch with most of the residents on the planet.

The Faithful Shopper: Life Is a Party, Plan Perfectly

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 09.30.2016 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

Parties are one of life's true pleasures, but planning them can be a real problem. After all, there's food to prepare, a venue to secure, entertainmen...

Apologies and Their Complexities

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 09.25.2016 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

To acknowledge imperfections, some of us have to confront our idealized image, a narcissistic view of the self that dictates we must be perfect. In this case, a mistake and the need to apologize, can be experienced as like a blemish that needs to be hidden.

Do Political Preachers Have Ugly Feet?

Timothy Merrill | Posted 09.22.2016 | Religion
Timothy Merrill

Since campaigning for the White House has been underway for several months, I'm starting to look at feet.

Civility No More: Where Are the Better Angels of Politics?

Dan Glickman | Posted 08.28.2016 | Politics
Dan Glickman

This country is crying out for solutions to our myriad problems but our culture often rewards meanness, division and incivility. The emphasis on the latter makes the former all that much more difficult to achieve.

9 Jobs That Teach You How to Hustle (PHOTOS)

Alicia T. Glenn | Posted 08.25.2016 | Business
Alicia T. Glenn

Work is hard, but there are certain jobs that may require a little more grit than others. Those that can successfully navigate through these professions will come out with an exceptional work ethic that can set them up for success anywhere.

5 Ways Educators Can Take Back Their Professional Narrative

Chester Goad, Ed.D. | Posted 08.25.2016 | Education
Chester Goad, Ed.D.

Regardless of political ideology, educators must reclaim their profession. I know you don't seek attention. You just want to teach, but it's time for a PR offensive of your own. It's time for the experts to drive the narrative, and below are five ways to do that.

What Donald Trump and Ashley Madison Have In Common

Cynthia Dagnal-Myron | Posted 08.22.2016 | Entertainment
Cynthia Dagnal-Myron

They both appeal to our "shadow" side. That side of us that makes us sign up to cheat on the spouses we say we love, and possibly ruin the family we say we care more about than anything else in the whole world. That side of us that would say and do all kinds of things we'd be ashamed of if we didn't keep it in check.

Jacob Kerr

American Politicians Used To Have Some Pretty Incredible Names | Jacob Kerr | Posted 07.07.2015 | Politics

When then-Illinois state Sen. Barack Obama first stepped onto the national scene at the 2004 Democratic National Convention, he referred to himself as...

Is the GOP Relieved Over SCOTUS Obamacare Decision?

Kevin Price | Posted 06.26.2016 | Politics
Kevin Price

Regardless where conservatives and other critics stand on the decision, it passed the Supreme Court's muster. The predictable backlash actually sets the stage for a GOP that might actually be relieved by the Supreme Court decision for at least a couple of reasons.

Things My Dad Never Did

Charlie Carillo | Posted 06.20.2016 | Parents
Charlie Carillo

All my life I've been impressed by my father's accomplishments, but now something funny has happened -- I realize I'm just as impressed by the things he's never done.

'Soapy Fish' by Nature?

Dr. Ichak Kalderon Adizes | Posted 06.16.2016 | Politics
Dr. Ichak Kalderon Adizes

I picked up the metaphor of "soapy fish" in Mexico. It describes a person who is like a soaped fish. You can't catch him. It looks as if you had coaxed him to agree, or you finally understood what he or she meant to say, only later to find out he wiggled out of your hands like a soaped fish.

How New Jersey Private Schools Misuse Public Funds

Christopher Baxter | Posted 06.02.2016 | Impact
Christopher Baxter

It was June 2013, and I had just published a major expose in The Star-Ledger about how one of New Jersey's most politically connected engineering firms parlayed secret -- and illegal -- campaign donations into millions of dollars in government contracts.

Cow Chips and Politics

Don Ringe | Posted 05.25.2016 | Politics
Don Ringe

Several years ago, I bought into the notion that GSR (Galvanic Skin Response) technology could be a measurement used in political focus groups to analyze the intensity of a group member's response to a series of TV spots.

Michigan Lawmaker Accused Of Assaulting Ex-Wife

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 05.12.2015 | Politics

A Michigan lawmaker was arraigned on assault and other charges Tuesday after he allegedly assaulted his ex-wife and fired multiple shots at her car. ...

Let's Take Action Instead of Praying About It

Steve Siebold | Posted 05.07.2016 | Politics
Steve Siebold

If your own critical thinking tells you to pray to Jesus, Muhammad, Buddha or even the Spaghetti Monster, by all means say your prayers in the privacy of your own home or silently if in a public setting.