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Weapons of Mass Instruction

Christopher Holshek | Posted 08.18.2012 | Politics
Christopher Holshek

It's not a matter of spending more; nor is it a matter of either guns or butter. Shifting priorities and re-balancing our commitment of resources to meet new realities is not idealism. It's good strategy.

Israel's Future: When It's Jew Versus Jew

Stanley Weiss | Posted 08.15.2012 | World
Stanley Weiss

The world has grown accustomed to Jews fighting Arabs -- but what to do when the greatest threat to Israel's future is Jews fighting Jews? If the Zionist dream is going to survive, Modern-Orthodox, Conservative and Reform Jews must be heard.

Amputation Hazard Prompts Stroller Recall

The Huffington Post | Tara Kelly | Posted 08.01.2012 | Parents

Federal officials have issued a recall for a popular stroller sold in the United States after reports of finger amputations and lacerations. So far...

The Non-American Tale: Romney of Oz

April Salchert | Posted 08.14.2012 | Politics
April Salchert

It's difficult to break the news to foreigners that my country isn't the wonderful Land of Oz. I realize it's not Syria, but it's not a fairyland.

Integrity, Character Define the American Service Member

Kenneth O. Preston | Posted 08.14.2012 | Impact
Kenneth O. Preston

Observance of the 237th birthday of the United States Army gives pause to reflect on who we are: past, present, and future.

The Price of Peace

Sasha von Oldershausen | Posted 06.13.2012 | World

The most peaceful place in the world? It's not a California beach, nor the Scotland Highlands. For the second year in a row, Iceland ranks as the most...

Al-Shabaab: 10 Camels For Obama's Head

Sasha von Oldershausen | Posted 06.12.2012 | World

What do you do when the U.S. government puts a bounty on your head? In the case of a leader of the Somali militant group al Shabab, he made his own of...

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

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 David | Posted 07.31.2012 | Healthy Living
Deborah Schoeberlein David

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 | 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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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.

PHOTOS: 8 Obscure National Parks Worth The Visit

Viator | Posted 07.23.2012 | Travel

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.