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Please, White House, Call It Combat In Iraq And Syria

Jon Soltz | Posted 10.30.2015 | Politics
Jon Soltz

Unless the White House can guarantee that these troops will be far behind the wire, surrounded by vetted friends, and out of the reach of any enemy operations, there's a good chance they'll be in combat, with mortal consequences.

Hooray for Netflix

Martha Burk | Posted 08.06.2015 | Business
Martha Burk

Netflix made a giant leap ahead of 99 percent of corporate America this week when it announced an unlimited first year leave policy for new parents. We can only hope other companies hop on this bandwagon. But a bigger question is why access to family leave has to depend on where you work.

Our Salute to 41 at 91

Tracy Hoover | Posted 06.12.2015 | Impact
Tracy Hoover

Twenty-five years ago President George H. W. Bush, Points of Light's founder, created the Daily Point of Light Award to celebrate individuals who were making a difference in their communities - and their world - through volunteer service.

Do You Remember Your First Volunteer Experience?

Tracy Hoover | Posted 04.13.2015 | Impact
Tracy Hoover

I'll never forget my first Hands On Atlanta volunteer project nearly 20 years ago. I remember a spilled vat of applesauce and getting lost more than once.

I'll Admit it: I Don't Care for Turkey

Tracy Hoover | Posted 01.26.2015 | Impact
Tracy Hoover

During this season of Thanksgiving, I want to thank you -- points of light everywhere -- for all that you have done this year.

Oil Prices Plunging! President George H.W. Bush Where Are You As We Need You!

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 12.21.2014 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

To the deep consternation of the oilogopoly and their kindred and influential allies in government and finance the price of oil has been dropping precipitously.

As NATO Meets, a Cross-Atlantic Pair of Young Volunteers Honored for Work Benefiting Military Families

Tracy Hoover | Posted 11.05.2014 | Impact
Tracy Hoover

Yesterday, as NATO leaders convened outside the Welsh capital of Cardiff to deal with terrorism and war, a second extraordinary meeting took place nea...

12 Great Things to Do in Kennebunkport, Maine (Besides Trying to Catch a Glimpse of George H.W. Bush)

Malerie Yolen-Cohen | Posted 10.22.2015 | Travel
Malerie Yolen-Cohen

Come to Kennebunk and Kennebunkport (collectively known as "The Kennebunks") and find the Bush family summer home, the freshest New England cuisine, the incredible light, the sea at play against the rocky shore.

What Do You Get a President on His Birthday?

Tracy Hoover | Posted 08.04.2014 | Impact
Tracy Hoover

President Bush “didn’t call for one blinding light shining from Washington,” as President Obama said at Points of Light’s 20th...

Profiles in Courage in Our Time

Jack Schlossberg | Posted 06.25.2014 | Politics
Jack Schlossberg

It is tempting to see the system as broken or to regard the possibility to change it as simply unrealistic. For hope and guidance, therefore, we are well served to look back and remember times when disagreement did not mean disengagement and our leaders put nation above party to provide solutions.

What Is It That You Want From Life?

Tracy Hoover | Posted 03.19.2014 | Impact
Tracy Hoover

Many of us begin the new year with resolutions. Exercise more. Eat less. Unplug. Get involved. Everyone’s list is different, but most focus on c...

Monday Will Be a Big Day for Service and for All the Nation's Volunteers

Michelle Nunn | Posted 09.11.2013 | Impact
Michelle Nunn

At 1:30 p.m. on Monday, President and Mrs. Obama will host President George H. W. Bush and Mrs. Bush at a special White House ceremony to honor the 5,...

Happy Birthday To America's Favorite Bush

The Huffington Post | Gabrielle Dunkley | Posted 06.12.2013 | Politics

Former President George H.W. Bush celebrated his 89th birthday on Wednesday. His son, George W. Bush, can claim a few legacies that may not make th...

Bush Remains Hospitalized

AP | Posted 02.28.2013 | Politics

HOUSTON — Former President George H.W. Bush's condition continued to improve Saturday, prompting doctors to move him out of intensive care, a sp...

George H.W. Bush Spends Christmas In Hospital

Agence France Presse | Posted 02.24.2013 | Politics

Former President George H.W. Bush celebrated Christmas in a Texas hospital with his family Tuesday after a series of health setbacks that have delayed...

Things Looking Up For George H.W. Bush

AP | Posted 12.13.2012 | Politics

HOUSTON -- Ex-President George H.W. Bush can look forward to spending the holidays at home after nearly three weeks in a Houston hospital with a bronc...

Bush Health Still Stable At Houston Hospital

AP | Posted 02.11.2013 | Politics

HOUSTON — The condition of former President George H. W. Bush remains stable at a Houston hospital, where he is being treated for a bronchitis-r...

Bush Still Hospitalized

AP | Posted 12.05.2012 | Politics

HOUSTON -- Former President George H.W. Bush is undergoing more physical therapy as part of treatment for a painful cough that has forced him to stay ...

George H.W. Bush Hospitalized

Posted 11.29.2012 | Politics

Former President George H.W. Bush is being held at Houston's Methodist Hospital on Thursday after undergoing treatment for bronchitis, CNN and the Hou...

A Neo-Nazi in the GOP: Where's the Outrage From On High?

Menachem Rosensaft | Posted 05.01.2012 | Politics
Menachem Rosensaft

Arthur Jones, a neo-Nazi, outspoken anti-Semite and Holocaust denier, wants to be a Republican congressman from the Land of Lincoln.

Mercury Poisoning: A Parents' Revolt

Michael Brune | Posted 02.11.2012 | Green
Michael Brune

On Dec. 16, Obama is expected to release new standards for protecting us from mercury due to power plant emissions. All of us have reason to be glad, but parents should especially welcome this long overdue protection.