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The "No Teacher Left Behind Act"

Tom Ostapchuk | Posted 02.11.2016 | Education
Tom Ostapchuk

The Every Student Succeeds Act may bring a breath of fresh air to teachers that need it most.

People and Arms, Rights and Reason

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 02.10.2016 | Politics
David Katz, M.D.

Scientists at the National Center for Health Statistics at the CDC just published a research letter in JAMA, reporting on a comparison of life expecta...

The U.S. Is Making Things More Dangerous In Central America, Again.

Young Professionals in Foreign Policy | Posted 02.10.2016 | World
Young Professionals in Foreign Policy

It's time to take stock of policy inconsistencies and re-evaluate how U.S. foreign policy responds to, and may actually perpetuate, violence in Central America through its current deportation policies.

Young Entrepreneurs - Coolest Youth Startups in the United States

Craig Zamary | Posted 02.09.2016 | Education
Craig Zamary

Youth entrepreneurship is growing rapidly in the United States and internationally. The lessons kids learn by taking an idea and going out and executi...

Identity and the Future of America

Christopher Holshek | Posted 02.08.2016 | Politics
Christopher Holshek

Americans are more worried and anxious about the future than ever. Sure, every generation seems to think, for one reason or another, that the place is going to hell in a hand basket. This time, it appears to be a unique convergence of a number of things.

Dear America: Stop Feeling Awkward About Black History Month

Gloria Atanmo | Posted 02.04.2016 | Black Voices
Gloria Atanmo

Stop feeling awkward about Black History Month if you're not black, and take a moment to understand why this dialogue that's been surpressed for years, should be one we can all comfortably have today.

Can Tourism Save Oman from Cheap Oil?

Giorgio Cafiero | Posted 02.03.2016 | World
Giorgio Cafiero

Of all Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) members, non-OPEC Oman is most vulnerable to low oil prices. In the 1990s, the sultanate discovered that its oil reserves were substantially smaller than previously thought and Oman's sovereign wealth fund is a fraction of the size of other GCC nations.

Immigration News Roundup: Middle East Refugees Are Still New Kids on the Western Block

Michael Wolfe | Posted 02.03.2016 | Religion
Michael Wolfe

In recent years, globalization, terrorism, shrinking job markets, and the Great Recession have challenged immigration policies everywhere.

US & EU Reach Tentative Privacy Deal

Christina Gagnier | Posted 02.02.2016 | Technology
Christina Gagnier

After months of unease for United States companies and their counsel alike, a deal has tentatively been reached by the United States and European Unio...

I Wish It Were True, Stacey Dash

Jamell N.A. Henderson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Black Voices
Jamell N.A. Henderson

If what you stated was true, then we would not have to constantly remind the United States of America that we are a part of this great quilt of unity and freedom

Israeli Settlements, American Money. What's Next?

Maen Rashid Areikat | Posted 02.01.2016 | World
Maen Rashid Areikat

Despite America's longstanding position considering Israeli settlements illegitimate, successive administrations have done very little to stop the expansion of the settlement enterprise. Israel continues to build these settlements unabatedly, precisely because America's position is void of any substantive action.

Snowdown: A Drunken Mid-winter Festival in Durango, Colorado

James Orndorf | Posted 02.01.2016 | College
James Orndorf

Snowdown, now in its 38th year is one of the Colorado state's largest winter festivals. Founded in 1979 in Durango, Snowdown was created as town ...

How I Got There: Angel Blue

Lan Anh Vu | Posted 02.01.2016 | Entertainment
Lan Anh Vu

Angel Blue is an American soprano singer, Miss Hollywood 2005, and BBC presenter of the BBC Proms and the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Competitio...

Iowa Caucus: Playing Field of Dreams

David Trumble | Posted 01.31.2016 | Politics
David Trumble

First published in The Des Moines Register: ...

What Tour Guides Do On Their Day Off... in Seattle

Rick Steves | Posted 01.27.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

Each night during our week-long tour guide summit, our guides enjoyed social activities. On Sunday afternoon, we loaded them into two old American school buses and set them free to explore Seattle.

10 Reasons You Should Not Fear Muslims

Omar Alnatour | Posted 01.26.2016 | Religion
Omar Alnatour

On behalf of all Muslim Americans, I urge you to rise above your unfounded fears and trust in the truth that implores you to accept us as equal citizens of this nation. Look past our hijabs and long beards and see the love we have in our hearts.

U.S. Higher-Ed Must Evolve Its Business Model

André Dua | Posted 01.26.2016 | College
André Dua

The combination of rapidly rising college prices and rapidly declining perceived value of their product has an inevitable result: widespread customer dissatisfaction. Today, nearly 40 percent of graduates say their student loan debt isn't worth it.

Moscow's Historical Relationship with Damascus: Why it Matters Now

Carlo Caro | Posted 01.25.2016 | World
Carlo Caro

Current relations - Source: Sputnik News There have been many objections to what is denominated as the Russian interference in Syria, more specifica...

Saudi Arabia: Facing Unprecedented Choices for Survival

Ryan Rappa | Posted 01.24.2016 | World
Ryan Rappa

What Saudi Arabia needs to do, in earnest, is take steps to diversify away from oil dependence. There are ample opportunities here -- in tourism, alternative energy, education, the arts, entertainment, entrepreneurship... And there's no better time than now.

The Most Beautiful Building In Every State

Thrillist | Posted 01.22.2016 | Travel
Thrillist

By: Erik Christensen Credit: Flickr/Blake Lewis Our purple mountains and amber waves are nice and all, but we've been building fast and furiou...

US and Iran Collect Diplomatic Jackpot

John Feffer | Posted 01.22.2016 | World
John Feffer

During a brief interregnum between exalted expectations and dreary realism, let's celebrate once again that rarest of things: good news in a perilous world.

US and Iran Collect Diplomatic Jackpot

John Feffer | Posted 01.22.2016 | World
John Feffer

In 1748, as part of the Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle, France regained Cape Breton from Great Britain. The island, off the coast of Nova Scotia, had passe...

Local Knowledge as a Model of Climate Change Mitigation

Nichlas Emmons | Posted 01.25.2016 | Green
Nichlas Emmons

The Inuit Circumpolar Council - Alaska (ICC-AK) recently released a report that strongly tied the protection of traditional aspects of culture to the protection of the natural environment.

Lifting the Sanctions Will Not End Iran's Revolutionary Zeal

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 01.21.2016 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

The timely implementation of the Iran deal and Tehran's full compliance with its various provisions to date should not be viewed as just an accomplished goal, but as a continuing process that could take several years to determine its viability and the extent to which it impacts Iran's foreign and domestic policy.

Lifting The Sanctions Will Not End Iran's Revolutionary Zeal

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 01.21.2016 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

The timely implementation of the Iran deal and Tehran's full compliance with its various provisions to date should not be viewed as just an accomplish...