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Reinvention: The Future Is All Around Us

Russell C. Smith | Posted 06.30.2013 | Impact
Russell C. Smith

If you're not reinventing yourself, your business, your point of view, your multi-platform communications, and your Internet persona -- you're behind history's curve.

That Best Most Imperfect Place

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 06.24.2013 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

I spent these years wondering why the rest of the world spoke so slowly, how some towns ever got built when change was "hard," how candor sometimes challenged colleagues who mistook bluntness for bad manners and why the rest of the world didn't see the humor and tragedy in life.

How to Truly Evaluate a Teacher

Nicholas Ferroni | Posted 06.22.2013 | Impact
Nicholas Ferroni

To me, and most people, there is not a nobler or more important calling in the world than teaching. But, for some reason, teachers constantly come under attack by many.

The Truth About Lying: Reinventing Our Survival Instincts

Russell C. Smith | Posted 04.14.2013 | Impact
Russell C. Smith

As we get older, it becomes clear how cheaters do, in fact, sometimes win. Quite often, they win big and fall to a horrible disgrace when the truth is revealed about their compromised victories.

They All Look The Same!

The New Republic | Posted 04.09.2013 | Politics

I have a question I like to ask journalist friends whenever they're stressed about misspelling the name of some obscure interest group flack or mistak...

Earmuffs! Politicians Curse At Friend And Foe Alike (SLIDESHOW)

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 02.01.2013 | Politics

As leaders and lawmakers, politicians are held to a high standard of good manners. But sometimes in the heat of the moment, a slip-up is inevitable. ...

A Presidential Inauguration, Beyonce, and the Climate of Risk-Aversion

Naftali Brawer | Posted 03.31.2013 | Media
Naftali Brawer

Perhaps so many people were disappointed with Beyonce because they saw a beautiful and talented artist at the height of her powers afraid of taking a risk.

The Manly Origins of Cheerleading

Lisa Wade | Posted 03.02.2013 | Sports
Lisa Wade

You might be surprised to learn that at its inception in the mid-1800s, cheerleading was an all-male sport. Indeed, cheerleading helped launch the political careers of three U.S. Presidents.

Nothing But Lumps Of Coal For Political Hypocrites This Christmas

Posted 12.24.2012 | Politics

Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin (R), former vice president Al Gore (D) and Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) have all certainly made an im...

Why We Must Fight for Peace

Sarah O'Leary | Posted 02.17.2013 | Religion
Sarah O'Leary

Imagine a world where all of humanity feared less. Where we found less of a reason to await potential tragedy of every shape and size.

What God Tells Us

Brian D. Cohen | Posted 02.18.2013 | Politics
Brian D. Cohen

I am on sabbatical from teaching to work with chronically mentally ill patients in a hospital setting. The patients I encounter are fortunate to have...

50 Young Progressive Activists Who Are Changing America

Peter Dreier | Posted 02.01.2013 | Politics
Peter Dreier

In the next decade, America will be transformed by a new wave of progressive activism, led primarily by organizers, thinkers, and politicians born after 1960.

Sandy's Environmental Impact: What Are Your Officials Doing?

Rand Strauss | Posted 01.30.2013 | Green
Rand Strauss

Now that Sandy has torn apart much of the East Coast, what are your local, state, and national officials doing about the environmental impact?

Helping Our Children Navigate a Politically Partisan World

John McCormick | Posted 01.19.2013 | Parents
John McCormick

Shortly after this month's election, I overheard several of my son's friends talking "smack" on the playground about the election's winners and losers. Nothing too derogatory, but several voiced digs along the lines of, "I can't believe your parents voted for [Candidate X]."

The Cost Of Deceptive Politics

Dana Radcliffe | Posted 01.09.2013 | TED Weekends
Dana Radcliffe

2012-11-09-TEDmeyerpullAt the heart of our ad-saturated democratic process is a moral paradox. Politicians raise and spend billions of dollars to convince us to trust them. But the fevered competition for votes virtually compels them to lie to us.

Can the Marijuana Legalization Debate Bring Republicans & Democrats Together?

Howard Meitiner | Posted 12.16.2012 | Politics
Howard Meitiner

This back-and-forth controversy over marijuana is like a microcosm of the entire polarized political sphere. But we're losing sight of the common ground here: we all agree that addiction is a disease.

Flag Pins & Crosses: "Mine Is Bigger than Yours!"

Rev. Chris Glaser | Posted 12.11.2012 | Religion
Rev. Chris Glaser

I'm sure you've also noticed that American flag lapel pins on politicians are getting bigger. Is there a contest I'm unaware of?

Growing Up to Be President

Grant Calder | Posted 12.07.2012 | Politics
Grant Calder

Today's students seem less influenced by their parents' experiences than by the fact that the nation has been at war in Iraq and Afghanistan for almost as long as they can remember, and by years of recession and fitful recovery.

'The Casual Vacancy' Is Not the Only Novel That Includes Politicians!

Dave Astor | Posted 09.27.2012 | Home
Dave Astor

With the often-ridiculous U.S. presidential race in full swing, there's at least a 47 percent chance you'd like to forget about politicians for a few hours by immersing yourself in a novel. But be careful which novel you choose, because some of them feature ... politicians!

Six Reasons Why Politicians Believe They Can Lie (And Not Get Caught)

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 11.25.2012 | Politics
Dr. Jim Taylor

Why do politicians believe they can lie and not get caught? Particularly in this age of the Internet and its army of professional and amateur fact checkers, the chances of lies standing up under the glare of the inevitable cyber-scrutiny are slim to none.

9/25: Mom's Birthday and National Voter Registration Day

Craig Newmark | Posted 11.19.2012 | Impact
Craig Newmark

Two big events happen 25 September, and I'd like your help celebrating both. If I've ever helped you find a job or a place to live, I don't need or want anything for myself, just please pay it forward this way. Register to vote, and commit to vote.

'They Mean Business'

Jerry Zezima | Posted 11.18.2012 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

Ever since the economy turned so sour that a lemon would seem sweet by comparison, I have wondered if there are any entrepreneurs out there with a bold business model that can help get the country back on its feet.

Karl Rove Pageantry and Democratic National Convention

Victor M. Feraru | Posted 11.10.2012 | Politics
Victor M. Feraru

I need to hear more from our president. What do you mean by "move our country forward"? How will you do it? Yes, we know you're human. So am I.

Do Politicians Really Have Much to Do with Job Creation?

Jared Bernstein | Posted 11.10.2012 | Politics
Jared Bernstein

Reading Matt Bai's piece in the New York Times Magazine about the Ohio economy, and reflecting on many recent discussions and debates, I found myself pondering the question posed above. It's a big, portentous question, especially in an election year where the economy's center stage.

Two Nations, Divided, Under God

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 10.30.2012 | Politics
Sanjay Sanghoee

The rhetoric in the 2012 election has been astonishingly divisive and loaded with innuendo, making this not a contest between two candidates or parties but between two "Americas."