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New York Remembers 9/11 First Responders 15-Years-Later

Danielle Parker | Posted 09.11.2016 | Politics
Danielle Parker

I remember every moment as if it was playing in slow motion. Waking up to the most beautiful clear blue skies, leaving my home at 8:45 a.m. to get acr...

Olympics In A Time Of Crisis

Maurício Santoro | Posted 08.10.2016 | Impact
Maurício Santoro

That can be the greatest Brazilian gift to the Olympic movement: stimulate a global democratic conversation on the social costs and impacts of the current model of the games.

Seeds Of Peace In A Nutshell

Abdelrahman Abdalla Elamin | Posted 08.03.2016 | Politics
Abdelrahman Abdalla Elamin

Everything in camp had its role in changing my life from the lineup and tables to group challenges and dialogue. Now, I can never imagine eating a meal without the people on my dinner table or enjoying a sport without my dialogue group.

Mr. Trump, America Is Not a Business

Bob Deutsch | Posted 04.22.2017 | Politics
Bob Deutsch

Donald Trump trumpets himself as a great businessman. There are parts of the voting public that assume his self-declared business acumen can naturally translate to his success as president. Not so fast: Our nation's purpose and methods of operation are not the same as a business

Deconstructing Donny, Part VIII: The Rhetoric of Rage

Mark Axelrod | Posted 08.21.2016 | Entertainment
Mark Axelrod

In a way, Trump is similar to Jack Lucas: hyper-narcissistic, bombastic and has a complete and utter disregard for the humans he denigrates, dismisses and humiliates on air.

Judge Throws 3 Kids In Juvenile Center For Not Being Nice To Their Dad

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 07.10.2015 | Crime

Three young siblings caught in their parents' custody fight were berated by a Michigan judge and sent to juvenile detention after they refused to have...

The Dangerous Farce

Dana Agmon | Posted 05.14.2016 | World
Dana Agmon

I think Israel needs a revolution. I think Israelis need to freak out, blow a gasket, wig out, and stop being blinded by the sheer idiocy of hate and power. It is time to start acting like the Greeks and Italians and be brave. I think it is time to burn.

Dispatch From the Whites Only Men's Room

Lester & Charlie | Posted 09.07.2013 | Comedy
Lester & Charlie

Now that states with a history of abusive behavior toward minority voters can change voting laws without getting "preclearance" from, well, anybody, there's nothing anybody can do about it.

Two Different Worlds

Edward Flattau | Posted 08.31.2013 | Politics
Edward Flattau

It is a world where the government has misrepresented natural weather fluctuations to create a bogus threat called global warming. Washington bureaucr...

We Interrupt This Family for Baseball Season

Jim Wallis | Posted 07.31.2013 | Sports
Jim Wallis

On Memorial Day weekend, our family of four participated in six baseball games! It was such a refreshing change from discussing our nation's politics. Here is a great baseball story that explains why I love Little League Baseball.

D.L. Hughley: Obama Is 'Closer To Being A White Kid'

Posted 10.05.2012 | Comedy

Things got a little racial recently when Ron Bennington interviewed comedian and former CNN host D.L. Hughley on SiriusXM's "Unmasked" and the two dis...

The Totally Random Primary Night Encounter With Mr. Gabby Giffords

Death Race | Posted 05.01.2012 | Politics
Death Race

Even before Giffords resigned from Congress earlier this year, there was plenty of speculation about whether Kelly would run for her seat. "It's not my time either," he tells me. "I got my arm twisted a bunch." Will it ever be his time? "I don't know," he says. "You never know."

"Spanish Is a Language of the Ghetto"; or, Newt y Yo

Mark Axelrod | Posted 04.01.2012 | Comedy
Mark Axelrod

It's amazing how things get taken out of context especially in the "lamestream media." Allegedly, Newt Gingrich allegedly said that "Spanish is a lan...

Escalating Police Violence and Transgender People

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

In an atmosphere of increasingly aggressive, militaristic tactics by police against American citizens, the brutal treatment of transgender people by law enforcement exposes the intensity of hatred in society against an entire class of people.

Occupy Wall Street - A Message from Osawatomie

Terry Newell | Posted 01.14.2012 | Politics
Terry Newell

Angry with the power of special interests, Theodore Roosevelt would go on to form the Progressive Party. Though he would fail in his bid for the presidency in 1912, the party's platform sounds like a catalog of legislation we now take for granted.

Putin's Running. What a Surprise... Not!

Beth Knobel | Posted 11.25.2011 | World
Beth Knobel

Ever since Putin gave up his office in 2008 because he had served the maximum two terms allowed by the Russian constitution, Russians have been saying that he'd be back. And as usual, Russian folk wisdom has turned out to be right.

Get Money Out: We the People, Not the Politicians

Dylan Ratigan | Posted 11.23.2011 | Politics
Dylan Ratigan

Today, the America I see is more corrupt than I have ever seen in my entire life. I am ashamed of this country, angry, because our current political order mocks the phrase "we the people".

Another Dozen Books I Don't Want to See on the Bestseller List in 2014

Harvey J. Kaye | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Harvey J. Kaye

Following on this list, here are a dozen more: 1. Chris Christie, Trimming Down, Winning the White House 2. Scott Walker, I'm a Cheesehead, You're...

Former Irish Premier Bertie Ahern Retires Amid Economic Devastation

Rory Fitzgerald | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rory Fitzgerald

Like a B-29 pilot gazing down at the smoking ruins of Hiroshima, Bertie Ahern, with grim satisfaction, says "my work here is done," and heads for home. His war is over.

Lessons of 1994

Nigel Hamilton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nigel Hamilton

Okay, I'm disappointed with our president. But not for the reasons you think. I'm his biggest supporter in Somerville, Massachusetts, population, 76,4...

The Nanny Wars: New York Steps Up Protection

Wendy Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Wendy Sachs

The mom/nanny relationship is often fragile and fraught with issues. But the uneven rules of protocol that exist between mom and nannies in New York State may be about to change.

Green Is More Than Global Warming

Thomas M. Kostigen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Thomas M. Kostigen

An alternative energy supply is needed and important. But let's not forget the importance of other environmental factors crucial to our health and well-being, not to mention the planet's.