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Where Are All the Unicorns?

Laura Wellington | Posted 03.10.2015 | Divorce
Laura Wellington

Truth-be-told, our nation is only as strong as the foundations that underlie the many institutions within. If the foundation of 'marriage' (the most important institution in society) continues to weaken and crumble, what more can we expect from our country?

From Selma to Ferguson: How Far? Not Far Enough

James Meyerson | Posted 03.10.2015 | Politics
James Meyerson

It was for a jury of citizens, in a public trail, to judge whether Officer Wilson's justification defense was trustworthy and viable; and ultimately for a jury of citizens to render final judgment about whether Wilson should be held accountable for the death of Michael Brown.

Women's History Month Through One Woman's History

Ming Holden | Posted 03.10.2015 | Impact
Ming Holden

How can I do justice to the fact that every traumatized woman in the world is more than what has happened to her, more than the worst memory she has, if that memory is the most of what I know about her, and therefore the most of what I have to tell you about her?

White House Needs to Support Egypt and Jordan With a Consistent Anti-Terrorism Strategy

Michael Sharnoff | Posted 03.10.2015 | World
Michael Sharnoff

Some critics claim that the reason for President Obama's reluctance to support Egypt's fight against terrorism is that Washington does not want to reward a dictator that stifles freedom at home. However, this is a weak argument that could easily be applied to Jordan.

Ukraine: The Clash of Manichean Narratives and a Way Out

Pierre Guerlain | Posted 03.09.2015 | World
Pierre Guerlain

In order to understand what is going on in Ukraine, history matters and the narrative of the other as well. Putin is a brutal leader yet his popularity rose as a result of the crisis. Not necessarily because he is a new Hitler as many argue but because he managed to inscribe his narrative in a Russian narrative with deep historical roots.

Failing the People of Darfur

Tom Andrews | Posted 03.09.2015 | World
Tom Andrews

These steps won't be easy. But we know that citizen activism can make change happen. As was the case in 2004, when an administration stalls on taking meaningful actions, it is up to citizens of conscience to take the necessary steps to ensure the people of Sudan are not lost.

How The World Sleeps

Posted 03.09.2015 | Travel

Every country has its own unique and distinguishable customs. Traveling from place to place is a chance to see new sights, learn different histories a...

Three Steps to Reduce ISIS Recruitment in Western Countries

Dr. Maha Hosain Aziz | Posted 03.05.2015 | World
Dr. Maha Hosain Aziz

Since 2014, what prompted more than 3,400 men, women and teenagers from Western countries to leave their homes, families and lives to go fight alongside ISIS in Syria and Iraq?

AIDS and African-American History

NOTCHES | Posted 03.05.2015 | Black Voices

Black inequality--inaugurated under slavery and maintained by protean forms of white supremacy--has been central to American society, through to the present day. But where does AIDS fit into this story?

Netanyahu's Speech Adds Injury to Insult

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 03.05.2015 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

Netanyahu has legitimate cause to sound the alarm about the threat Iran poses. His speech, however, will do little to improve the substance of any agreement. What is more injurious is his insinuation that Obama will accede to a "bad deal" even though it will be to Israel's detriment.

The Story Behind Marble Moses in Netanyahu's Speech

Anav Silverman | Posted 03.04.2015 | Politics
Anav Silverman

While Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu referenced several cultural, political and historical figures throughout his highly-anticipated speech to Congress on Tuesday March 3, he concluded his historical address with the biblical figure of the prophet Moses.

Almost Half of Israelis and Americans Agree: Netanyahu Should Not Speak to Congress

Jeanne Zaino | Posted 03.04.2015 | Politics
Jeanne Zaino

Opinion can change, particularly as an event draws closer, so looking at polls of Israeli opinion in January and February may be misleading. That said, available polls show that while almost half of Israeli's oppose Netanyahu's address to Congress, the vast majority also say that it will not impact their decision at the voting box.

7 Ways To Fight ISIS

Chaker Khazaal | Posted 03.02.2015 | Politics
Chaker Khazaal

So how do we halt this group's operation and increasing violence? How do we express our outrage and anger without disseminating the propaganda and assisting the enemy? Here are 7 ways that I believe an ordinary person can help fight ISIS.

All About That Brass: The Ukraine-Russia-UAE Weapons Triangle

Innokenty (Kes) Grekov | Posted 03.02.2015 | World
Innokenty (Kes) Grekov

Yet there's something unsettling about this scenario, in which Ukraine buys weapons from the Emirates and Russia sells to and makes weapons with the Emirates. This thriving, happy triangle boils down to very bad news for the civilians facing a protracted war in the Luhansk and Donetsk regions of Ukraine.

Sophia Jones

Marshawn Lynch And Other NFL Stars Teach Turkish Women Football | Sophia Jones | Posted 03.03.2015 | World

Dozens of young Turkish flag football players stretch on a field at Istanbul Technical University on March 1. ISTANBUL -- At first glance, the scen...

International School Meals Day: From the U.S., Central African Republic to Syria

William Lambers | Posted 02.27.2015 | Impact
William Lambers

On International School Meals Day think of this ultimate goal: That every child in the world should receive food and education. Our generation should be the one that makes this wish for children come true.

The United States and Malaria: A Long History of Smart Investments That Benefit All

Fatoumata Nafo-Traoré | Posted 02.27.2015 | Impact
Fatoumata Nafo-Traoré

For the first time, some African nations are on the way to eliminating malaria, and fewer people on the continent are being infected than ever before. This means healthier children, more vibrant economies and stronger, less burdened health systems.

What (Some) Women Want

Rym Tina Ghazal | Posted 04.26.2015 | Women
Rym Tina Ghazal

It probably applies to both genders. I should start by saying this is not a scientific sampling; it's just women I met from different religions and backgrounds. This is what I found from my own interviews:

The Newly Renovated Harvard Art Museums: An Artist's Perspective

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 04.26.2015 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

As I walked up the familiar steps and entrance everything seemed as it had been during my time as a student. The inside, however, was quite different and the courtyard was bathed in light, still surrounded by some familiar artwork.

Suppose America Retrenches -- A Thought Experiment

Dr. Harlan K. Ullman | Posted 04.25.2015 | Politics
Dr. Harlan K. Ullman

Critics accuse President Barack Obama of being a foreign policy minimalist seeking to do the least harm rather than by choosing more effective if riskier solutions. In fairness, the president was dealt the most horrible hand on taking office dating back to FDR in 1933.

Joseph Nye's 'American Century'

Philip Seib | Posted 04.25.2015 | Books
Philip Seib

Harvard professor Joseph Nye, well known for his explorations of soft power, considers the American prospect in his newly published book, Is the American Century Over? His answer is a carefully constructed "No," which is based partly on the fact that there is no logical successor to convincingly claim dominance over the next century.

Fair Play -- Equal Laws for Equal Working Opportunities for Women

Christine Lagarde | Posted 04.25.2015 | Women
Christine Lagarde

Despite some progress over the past few years, gender-based legal restrictions remain significant. Almost 90 percent of countries have at least one important restriction in the books, and some have many.

For Whom the Balangiga Bells Toll

John R. Eperjesi | Posted 04.25.2015 | World
John R. Eperjesi

Tensions between the Balangiga townspeople and the U.S. military escalated in the context of the Philippine-American War, a war many Americans have probably never heard of, one of America's many "forgotten wars."

Venomous American Politics Shows World Our Weaknesses

David Oualaalou | Posted 04.21.2015 | Politics
David Oualaalou

Step back and calmly contemplate the state of our great nation. Does anyone see anything beyond the confusion, disillusionment and ambiguity?

Charlie Hebdo Has a Right to Offend You and It Is Not a Double Standard

Dan Arel | Posted 04.11.2015 | Politics
Dan Arel

I am sure some readers found the images of Mohammed offensive, but so what? Offense is taken, not given, readers who are attacking the magazine now are failing to understand any sort of context to which the cartoons represent.