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E Pluribus Unum

Atiba Madyun | Posted 12.20.2011 | DC
Atiba Madyun

We have a purpose to make this the best nation in the world to live. We cannot do that if we discuss and address unemployment and education by factions and not as a country.

Muscular Show Of U.S. Diplomatic Force In Islamabad

AP | By KATHY GANNON, ADAM GOLDMAN and LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 12.19.2011 | World

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- CIA chief David Petraeus will be among an army of high-level U.S. officials with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton when she ar...

Yemeni President Names New Conditions For Resignation

AP | By AHMED AL-HAJ | Posted 12.19.2011 | World

SANAA, Yemen -- Yemen's embattled president on Wednesday put forward yet another condition for leaving office, demanding the U.S, European Union and G...

Romania Agrees To Build Anti-Ballistic Interceptor Site

AP | Posted 12.19.2011 | World

BUCHAREST, Romania -- Romania's government has approved a draft law that permits the building of an anti-ballistic interceptor site in the country as ...

$30 Billion for Occupy Wall Street

Alison Avigayil Ramer | Posted 12.18.2011 | World
Alison Avigayil Ramer

I'm writing to you, Occupy Wall Street, from Palestine, and asking that when you're sitting in your people's assemblies, please make this one demand clear: End American military aid to Israel.

The Best Bet for Renewable Energy?

Karin Kloosterman | Posted 12.18.2011 | Green
Karin Kloosterman

If American legislators taxed online casinos, they could make a windfall of earnings that could be dedicated to running pilot plants for new renewable energy technology.

Worth Versus Value: Hamas and the Case of Gilad Shalit

Shai Baitel | Posted 12.17.2011 | World
Shai Baitel

In the Middle East a transaction should not be measured by its worth rather than by its value. Hamas has won much more than the release of over a thousand Palestinian prisoners. It has won strength and influence.

Saudi Arabia's Appropriate Response to Iran's Assassination Plot

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 12.16.2011 | World
Raymond J. Learsy

Rather than waiting for the United States government to take the lead would it not be salutary for this once to have Saudi Arabia take the initiative and formulate policy in response to Iran?

Swiss Banks Summoned To Hearing On Tax Evasion

Posted 12.16.2011 | Business

ZURICH - Swiss banks accused of helping Americans to dodge taxes have been summoned to a parliamentary committee hearing this week at which they w...

Violent Mexican City Tells The World It Is Not A Hamlet Of Terror

AP | JUAN CARLOS LLORCA | Posted 12.13.2011 | World

CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico — The city notorious as the most dangerous in the hemisphere is throwing a party to tell the world that life here is getti...

China is Not the Problem, It's a Symptom

Georges Ugeux | Posted 12.12.2011 | Business
Georges Ugeux

The vote by the U.S. Senate to proceed with sanctions to "punish" China for its currency policy is hypocritical and is a further sign of Washington's inability to deal with U.S. economic problems.

What a Shame, You Do Not Speak 'Your Own Language'

Agustin Duran | Posted 12.07.2011 | Latino Voices
Agustin Duran

We cannot forget that we live in the United States and no matter how big the Latino community is, or any other community is, it would do us all well to learn and speak English. We all benefit when all members of the public can understand and communicate with each other.

Audio Slideshow: Comedian Lewis Black At Occupy Wall Street

Turnstyle | Posted 12.07.2011 | Comedy

Lewis Black Live at Occupy Wall Street from Turnstyle Video on Vimeo. Originally published on, a digital information service surf...

The Endgame of Occupy Wall Street Is Critical Mass

John Wellington Ennis | Posted 12.06.2011 | Business
John Wellington Ennis

How can we not occupy Wall Street? Wall Street occupies US.

Teen Makes Occupy Wall Street Trip With Grandmother

Turnstyle | Posted 12.05.2011 | Impact

Originally published on, a digital information service surfacing emerging stories in news, entertainment, art and culture; powere...

Seeds of a Trans-Atlantic Reunion

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 12.03.2011 | Home
Megan Smolenyak

As a genealogist, I'm on the receiving end of lots of inquiries from journalists. Usually they're wondering about the roots of this or that famous pe...

Switzerland Remains Top Tax Haven In The World: Report

Posted 12.03.2011 | Business

Switzerland, despite bank settlements with the United States to disclose tax evaders, remains a top refuge for financial secrecy, according to a n...

U.S. Embassy In Saudi Arabia Warns Of Terror Plot

AP | Posted 11.28.2011 | World

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — The U.S. Embassy in Saudi Arabia is warning American citizens that a terrorist group may be planning to kidnap Westerners...

Democracies Should Lead the way on Right to Know Day

Courtney C. Radsch | Posted 11.28.2011 | World
Courtney C. Radsch

On International Right to Know Day, the battle between secrecy and openness is being fought throughout the world, from the staunchest democracies to the most repressive regimes.

15 Sodas You Might Not Know About

The Daily Meal | Posted 11.28.2011 | Home
The Daily Meal

The soda industry has not been much of a media darling as of late -- what with our nation's ongoing battle with obesity, and the rising popularity of...

Bashing the European Union in the United States

Franz-Stefan Gady | Posted 11.26.2011 | World
Franz-Stefan Gady

Since the recession, bashing the European Union has become a sport for U.S. commentators. Just skim the most recent headlines, and one is led to believe that the old continent is on the brink of economic, political and social collapse.

Can Women Justify Giving Up Their Names When They Marry?

Nigel Barber | Posted 11.26.2011 | Women
Nigel Barber

Why are modern women so willing to give up their names, or to change them?

With Bonsai People, a Closer Look at the Work of Muhammad Yunus

John Wellington Ennis | Posted 11.21.2011 | World
John Wellington Ennis

Yunus won the Nobel Peace Prize for his work with the Grameen Bank, which started out by offering small loans to Bangladesh's poor women to help encourage self-enterprise and foster community development.

Hostages of Iranian Foreign Policy: My Students Shaun and Sarah

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 11.21.2011 | World
Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

Having taught Sarah Emily Shroud and her fiancé Shane Michael Bauer in Damascus, Syria, I was able to learn about their goals and aspirations, one of...

Mural Celebrates Repeal of 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell"

Posted 11.20.2011 | Arts

Brooklyn Street Art reports: TesOne just completed a brand new painting titled “Honesty is the Best Policy” to celebrate the repeal of the highly ...