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Official: U.S.-Pakistan Relation As 'Worst It Has Ever Been'

AP | SEBASTIAN ABBOT and REBECCA SANTANA | Posted 08.09.2012 | World

ISLAMABAD -- You know a friendship has gone sour when you start making mean jokes about your friend in front of his most bitter nemesis. So it was a ...

Time for a Different Way of Thinking About National Security

Manochehr Dorraj | Posted 08.07.2012 | College
Manochehr Dorraj

When most Americans think about national security, they consider wars abroad and fighting terrorists. National security is perceived to be the responsibility of the military and intelligence forces.

Scott Walker's Win Only Proves Money Buys Elections

Ben Cohen | Posted 08.07.2012 | Politics
Ben Cohen

The fight is not over, and Wisconsin proved that organized labor can still go to battle and fight hard. They'll just need more money to actually win.

Mr. Ahmed Goes to Washington (Along With Tony, Hanna and Ali)

Hani Almadhoun | Posted 08.05.2012 | Impact
Hani Almadhoun

On Thursday, June 21, 2012, the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) will hold its annual Convention in the heart of Washington, D.C., th...

Who Will Help Syria? Or Must Syria Help Itself?

Nedda Alammar | Posted 08.04.2012 | World
Nedda Alammar

We will never really know the truth of what is happening. We won't. And that is a reality politicians -- the only people who can solve this humanitarian crisis -- are not prepared to accept. And so they continue to talk. To assign blame. And people continue to die.

PHOTOS: 5 Can't-Miss Scuba Spots

Smithsonian | Posted 08.04.2012 | Travel
Smithsonian

So we go, tanks and tubes and valves flowing with pressurized air, into the finest Scuba diving destinations in the world.

America's Economic Death Panel: The Republican Congress -- European Austerity Produces European Job Growth

Paul Abrams | Posted 08.01.2012 | Politics
Paul Abrams

It is not really worth arguing the point. As the stimulus wanes in the U.S., so does job growth. As austerity pinches in the U.S., job growth declines.

United States Losing Millionaires As China, India Gain Them, Study Shows

The Huffington Post | Catherine New | Posted 05.31.2012 | Money

The number of rich people in the United States is declining, even as the number of millionaires elsewhere in the world grows, according to a new study...

Memorial Day Is Every Day

Deborah Schoeberlein | Posted 07.31.2012 | Healthy Living
Deborah Schoeberlein

Monday was a national day of memory. For those of you who forgot to remember, its never too late to stand by those who have fallen.

CO2 Emissions for 2011

Bill Chameides | Posted 07.31.2012 | Green
Bill Chameides

Sobering numbers from the International Energy Agency. IEA's estimates for global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in 2011 are in. Draw your own conclusions.

Saki Knafo

UNICEF Report: U.S. Child Poverty Second Highest

HuffingtonPost.com | Saki Knafo | Posted 05.31.2012 | Impact

Can government spending lift poor children from poverty? A new report from UNICEF suggests it's possible. The latest edition of UNICEF's report on ...

Making Health Data Do Something!

Bill Davenhall | Posted 07.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Bill Davenhall

Making sense out of all the health data out there is daunting -- even for the seasoned health data junkie. A new app for the iPad called Health Indicators now brings consumers one step closer to seeing health data about where they live using a "geomedicine" approach.

The Cyberwar Hoax

Franz-Stefan Gady | Posted 07.29.2012 | Technology
Franz-Stefan Gady

Among the many definitions of war, cyberwar often (not always) fails to meet two of the most basic aspects of how we understand war; war must be lethal and political.

Accessorizing Hate

Sarah O'Leary | Posted 07.24.2012 | Politics
Sarah O'Leary

When we choose silence in the face of bigotry, we threaten the lifeblood of our Union. We've all experienced more than a few bigots in our lives. Th...

LGBTQ Pride: Reflect, Rejoice, & Respond Globally

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 07.27.2012 | Gay Voices
Warren J. Blumenfeld

As the truism advises, "Think globally, and act locally," my hope is that we can join together to create the world as be a place where everyone will celebrate their Pride safely and with integrity in ways that express their truest joys while showing their full humanity, freedom, and liberty.

Who Invented Memorial Day?

Jim Downs | Posted 07.25.2012 | Politics
Jim Downs

As America recognizes the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War, we would do well to revisit the origins of Memorial Day among freedpeople in Charleston.

America's Emerging Economic Reincarnation

Tim Roemer | Posted 07.25.2012 | Politics
Tim Roemer

Four global forces, as they are leveraged and exploited by American business and political leaders, will help the United States recreate itself and revive into a 21st century economic powerhouse by 2025.

Who Commands America's Killer Drones?

AP | KIMBERLY DOZIER | Posted 07.23.2012 | World

WASHINGTON -- White House counterterror chief John Brennan has seized the lead in guiding the debate on which terror leaders will be targeted for dron...

PHOTOS: 8 Obscure National Parks Worth The Visit

Viator | Posted 07.23.2012 | Travel
Viator

Utter the phrase "national park" and most people will only be able to cough up only a few of the usual suspects: Yellowstone, Yosemite and the Grand Canyon. Think different.

Why Stability in Syria Matters

Claude Salhani | Posted 07.21.2012 | World
Claude Salhani

The 14-month long spate of internal violence in Syria has friends and foes equally worried over the fate of the country's future, the stability of the region and the ever-present danger of the violence spreading from Syria to its neighbors.

China, the Philippines, and the Scarborough Shoal

Daniel Wagner | Posted 05.20.2012 | World
Daniel Wagner

The message to China is simple: The South China Sea is not China's bathtub to do as it pleases. China must decide whether it wishes to maintain an antagonistic approach to territorial claims outside its legal and territorial reach.

Can $250,000 buy a senator?

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 07.18.2012 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

By Michael BeckeliWatch NewsIn the aftermath of Tuesday's Republican U.S. Senate primary in Nebraska, campaign finance watchdogs are concerned about...

Former U.S. nuclear commander startles with proposal to cut weapons arsenal by 80%

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 07.18.2012 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

By R. Jeffrey SmithiWatch NewsThe chairman of a House subcommittee that helps shape the nation's nuclear arsenal, Rep. Mike Turner (R-Ohio), has bee...

US: Sexual Violence, Harassment of Immigrant Farmworkers

Human Rights Watch | Posted 07.16.2012 | World
Human Rights Watch

(New York) – Hundreds of thousands of immigrant farmworker women and girls in the United States face a high risk of sexual violence and sexual h...

Super PAC cash plays big role in Nebraska Senate race

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 07.16.2012 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

By Michael BeckeliWatch NewsFor the second time in two weeks, super PACs will play a major role in determining the outcome of a U.S. Senate primary ...