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The Big Idea - 25 By 25

Terry Tamminen | Posted 01.17.2017 | Green
Terry Tamminen

From what we've seen of the President-elect so far, he seems to like big, bold ideas. Here's one that could change the world.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Reminds Us All That Service Is What Makes America Great

Robert L. Gordon III | Posted 01.16.2017 | Impact
Robert L. Gordon III

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a time to reflect on a visionary leader for social justice, the progress our country has made, and the work we still hav...

Would The ACA Be repealed If It Wasn't Preceded By The Name 'Obama?'

Amarins Laanstra- Corn | Posted 01.12.2017 | Politics
Amarins Laanstra- Corn

Would the ACA be repealed if it wasn't preceded by the word Obama? Was Donald Trump's campaign based on the brag that he would be able rescind the health care promised to millions of people? Since when is that a point to be proud of?

Where're My Boys At? An Invitation To Feminist Men Everywhere

Kiri Westby | Posted 01.10.2017 | Women
Kiri Westby

That is what standing up for women looks like. It's pushing past the fear of being seen as weak or anti-male, to realizing that any steps towards gender equality make us all stronger.

A Parting Lesson From The Obamatudes

Noel Holston | Posted 01.03.2017 | Religion
Noel Holston

It's difficult to recall a president, with the possible exception of Jimmy Carter, who has behaved more like a Christian while in office.

Berlin Christmas Market Attack

Dr. Munr Kazmir | Posted 12.22.2016 | Crime
Dr. Munr Kazmir

A Christmas market in Berlin was attacked Monday when a truck plowed into a crowd, leaving 12 dead and 48 injured. This was similar to a truck attack...

Don't Let Trump Say "You're Fired" - Say "I Quit!"

Suzannah Galland | Posted 12.21.2016 | Politics
Suzannah Galland

Donald Trump is playing a game by spreading fake stories.  And you are letting him win by playing into what you already believe or what you want ...

Protesting Is Not Fruitless

Aleichia Williams | Posted 12.20.2016 | Latino Voices
Aleichia Williams

We told our white friends and co-workers that our dislike was not about policies or candidates but about our humanity. In turn, we were presented with the stark realization that they did not care to understand.

America Elects Its Next Celebrity President

Lauren Salkin | Posted 12.19.2016 | Politics
Lauren Salkin

When the election mutated into a spin-off of The Apprentice, Americans couldn't get enough of Trump's on-the-trail antics, some of it funny, some of it scary, yet entertaining all the same.

News Roundup for December 13, 2016

Outspeak | Posted 12.13.2016 | HuffPost Live 321

Outspeak let's you know what's going on in the world. Here's a hint: it's mostly shitty.

It's Time To Revisit The Job Description Of The President Of The United States

Gloria DiFulvio | Posted 11.30.2016 | Politics
Gloria DiFulvio

According to the U.S. constitution, the president must meet three criteria: 1) be 35 years of age; 2) be a natural born citizen; and 3) have lived in ...

Logic Supersedes Ideology

Harmel S. Rayat | Posted 11.23.2016 | Business
Harmel S. Rayat

I remain pleased and hopeful that the issue of climate change will continue to receive intelligent attention--both from American business leaders and,...

How Melania Trump Can Be A Model First Lady

Pamela Tom | Posted 12.12.2016 | Women
Pamela Tom

Now that Donald and Melania Trump are moving into The White House, our next first lady is sounding more confident and relaxed than during the presiden...

Now That the Election Is Over, What Should We Do?

Shayne Looper | Posted 11.21.2016 | Religion
Shayne Looper

It would be a mistake to confuse giving support with giving approval. Over the last eight years, I have both supported the president and objected to his policies. Now I will do the same.

Ana Navarro Explains Why It's Hard For Marginalized Groups To Give Trump A Chance

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 11.14.2016 | Latino Voices

Ana Navarro thinks President-elect Donald Trump sent a very clear message to marginalized groups when he appointed Steve Bannon, a known white nationa...

Why We Need An Energy Plan

William S. Becker | Posted 10.18.2016 | Green
William S. Becker

The issues confronting America's energy sector today are arguably more complex and urgent than at any other time in the nation's history. We are the middle of a very disruptive energy revolution.

The "Campaign After the Campaign" Hillary Needs

Andy Schmookler | Posted 10.11.2016 | Politics
Andy Schmookler

"We Are Going to Win the War and We Are Going to Win the Peace That Follows." -- Franklin D. Roosevelt, two days after the attack on Pearl Harbor Hill...

Pelosi-Backed Loophole For Venture Capitalists Will Damage Middle Class Economy

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D - CA) is leading congressional support for a new loophole in federal contracting law that will allow some of the wealthi...

Obama Invited To Address House Republican Conference

Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

House Republicans have invited President-elect Barack Obama to speak before the entire GOP conference, hoping to set a different tone to the partisan ...

Obama May Not Be Middle East's Messiah

Sunil Adam | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sunil Adam

President-elect Barack Obama's conspicuous silence on the latest conflagration in the Middle East is perhaps not only tactical but also prudent. There...

A Recovery Package for All?

Angela Glover Blackwell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Angela Glover Blackwell

Obama's press conference today promised a "clean break from a troubled past." Central to a clean break must be an emphasis on recovery for all Americans, not the just usual beneficiaries.

Sam Stein

Obama, Pelosi Discuss Economy, Labor, And Lilly Ledbetter | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Barack Obama returned to Capitol Hill today for the first time since his election, convening leaders of both parties to lay the groundwork for his eco...

My 2008 "McLaughlin Awards" [Part 1]

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Welcome to our annual awards! For the past three years, this column has paid homage (translation: "ripped off their gimmick") to the McLaughlin Group...

Happy Holidays: Military Divorce Numbers On the Rise

Paul Rieckhoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Rieckhoff

Our troops are missing Christmases, birthdays, and wedding anniversaries -- often back to back. The marathon deployment cycle is adding greater stress to already strained families.

Obama Will Announce the Closure of Guantanmo on January 20th

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daoud Kuttab

A source within the Obama transition team visiting Amman stated that the actual closure will take up to six months to complete because of the uncertainty of what to do with some of the more notorious prisoners.