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Is Bernie Sanders Too Radical for America?

Peter Dreier | Posted 07.03.2016 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Now that Bernie Sanders is rapidly climbing in the polls and attracting huge audiences to his campaign events, his opponents are starting to attack him for being too radical. After all, Sanders describes himself as a democratic socialist.

Stockholm Knows How to Rock Summer

Shannah L. Compton | Posted 06.25.2016 | Travel
Shannah L. Compton

Co-authored by Jeff Game Roof top hiking, human rights, sublime Chinese food and one of the great water cities in the world - just another typical St...

Swedish Millennials Are a Bunch of Babies, Too

Van Winkle's | Posted 06.23.2016 | College
Van Winkle's

Disgust for everyone's favorite whipping-boy generation, Millennials, has finally gone international. Bitching and moaning about this age group's purported refusal to leave the family nest, among their many other sins, is fast approaching national passtime.

Female Masturbation Has A Brand Spankin' (And Sparkly) New Name

The Huffington Post | Nina Friend | Posted 06.22.2015 | Women

Clitoris and glitter and pleasure, oh my! "Klittra" -- Sweden's unofficial new term for female masturbation -- combines the words "clitoris" (klito...

Overlooked Cities in Europe to Add to Your Travel List

College Tourist | Posted 06.18.2016 | Travel
College Tourist

We've all dreamed of going to the most photographed cities in Europe like Paris, London, Prague, Venice, and Rome (guilty as charged), but the truth is that the European continent has so many hidden gems that are equally worth a visit.

The Global Deal: A New Economic Consensus

Sabina Dewan | Posted 06.17.2016 | Politics
Sabina Dewan

Underneath the rumble of political debates, the tender shoots of a new global consensus around commonsense, practical and progressive economics are emerging. It's what Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven calls the Global Deal -- a new compromise between capital and labor that would ensure shared prosperity by putting jobs at the center of global macroeconomic policy.

Pain Brings Us Closer

Isabel Rimanoczy, Ed.D. | Posted 06.14.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Isabel Rimanoczy, Ed.D.

Photo: I.Rimanoczy It was 5:30 a.m. when we checked our Uber app to see if there was any driver awake on a Friday morning in Gothenburg, Sweden. Ther...

Sweden's Prince Carl Philip Marries Reality Star Sofia Hellqvist

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 06.15.2015 | Style

Sweden celebrated its own royal wedding when Prince Carl Philip, Duke of Värmland, and Sofia Hellqvist said "I do" over the weekend. The celebration ...

Stockholm, Sweden for Kids: Frozen Sisters, Nobel Aspirations and Royal Weddings

Helen I. Hwang | Posted 06.11.2016 | Travel
Helen I. Hwang

Stockholm, Sweden is the stuff of fairy tales. The Scandinavian city is incredibly welcoming and intriguing for kids to explore.

Devastating Cluelessness

Nuri Kino | Posted 06.09.2016 | Politics
Nuri Kino

Five years ago, while working for the Swedish Public Radio, I read close to hundred asylum cases. I had received the authority to read Christian Iraqi's documents. They had all been rejected on their asylum applications. Many of the decisions were incomprehensible.

Should Politics Have a Voice in the Eurovision Song Contest?

Tinatin Japaridze | Posted 06.01.2016 | Politics
Tinatin Japaridze

Many observers of this year's Eurovision Song Contest noted that it was the most emotionally and politically charged event in the festival's 60-year memory.

Will It Take 10,000 Days in Prison for Europe to Hold Eritrea to Account?

Christophe Deloire | Posted 06.02.2016 | World
Christophe Deloire

The European Union and Sweden must face up to the fact that this regime just plays for time without regard for human life and basic human values. Until now the international community has naively played along but, 14 years after the crackdown that put Isaak and so many others behind bars, it is time to stop.

Sweden Just Made It So Much Easier To Be A Father

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 05.28.2015 | World

Sweden is a great place to be a dad, and the country is about to make things even better for soon-to-be fathers. Beginning in 2016, men in the coun...

A Eurovision Vision - Listen up, UK

Trisha de Borchgrave | Posted 05.26.2016 | Entertainment
Trisha de Borchgrave

Criticism over the dearth of decent song entries from the UK gaped at us once too many times on Saturday night, as we stared back not so much in embarrassment as in shame.

The Market Before the Market in Poland

John Feffer | Posted 05.17.2016 | World
John Feffer

In the 1980s, economist Marcin Swiecicki was at the center of the discussions over the path of economic reform in Poland. We talked about his perspective on the economic changes that took place after 1990, his accomplishments as mayor, and his view of the political situation today in Poland.

Friday Talking Points -- Is That Your Final Answer, Jeb?

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.15.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Jeb Bush, in case you haven't heard, spent the entire week coming up with a believable answer to one question After watching Bush twist in the wind this week, we can't help but wonder if the 2016 Republican nomination race is going to closely resemble the 2008 Democratic nomination fight.

These Countries Gave The Most To Help Other Countries In Need Last Year

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 05.13.2015 | Impact

A majority of Americans believe Washington spends too much on foreign aid, but the U.S. is far from the world's most giving nation. In fact, it doe...

Huge First For Women And The Catholic Church: Pope Meets With Female Archbishop

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 05.07.2015 | Religion

The Vatican made history Monday when Pope Francis welcomed a woman archbishop to an official audience at the Apostolic Palace for the first time, acco...

Do Human Rights Really Matter in International Relations?

Mihai Pătru | Posted 05.01.2016 | World
Mihai Pătru

Giving human rights the "ignorance treatment" is far from a new approach for policymakers when it comes to taking a position against the perpetrating regimes. It actually follows a pattern that has occurred in relations with Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Iran and Russia, just to name a few examples.

Lars Norén: Advice to the Young

Louisiana Channel | Posted 06.22.2015 | Arts
Louisiana Channel

Lars Norén is widely regarded as the greatest contemporary Swedish playwright. We paid him an exclusive visit at his apartment in Stockholm to hear h...

This Doughnut In Space Went Where No Breakfast Pastry Has Been Before

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | Posted 04.14.2015 | Good News

One small step for the doughnut, one giant leap for breakfast pastries. Two Swedish brothers -- Benjamin and Alexander Jönsson -- launched a pin...

Abortion Denied: Consequences for Mother and Child

David A. Grimes | Posted 06.02.2015 | Women
David A. Grimes

Those who seek to limit or prohibit safe, legal abortion need to understand the damaging consequences for the unwanted children, their mothers, and society.

Coming to Los Angeles: Labyrinth

Steven Denlinger | Posted 04.01.2015 | Politics
Steven Denlinger

The novella 'Coming to Los Angeles' continues as a serial this week. Chapter 1: Labyrinth IN THE FALL OF 1998, I was teaching in the North Canton C...

Ten Reasons Why Obama Should Travel to Armenia on April 24

Harut Sassounian | Posted 05.30.2015 | World
Harut Sassounian

Armenia's President Serzh Sargsyan has invited several world leaders to Yerevan on April 24 to commemorate the Centennial of the Armenian Genocide. Here are 10 reasons why Air Force One should make an auspicious landing in Yerevan's Zvartnots International Airport on April 24.

Tomas Tranströmer: "The Music Says Freedom Exists"

Louisiana Channel | Posted 05.30.2015 | Arts
Louisiana Channel

When we visited him, the poet offered to play a piece of music for the camera. In this video, we hear the voice of Tomas Tranströmer reading "Allegro," one of his most famous poems related to music.