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Are Donald Trump Supporters Merely "Unhyphenated Americans"?

Benjamin Knoll | Posted 02.06.2016 | Politics
Benjamin Knoll

Donald Trump's campaign slogan has is "Make America Great Again." Perhaps this resonates with unhyphenated Americans who actively reject all non-American identities (even ancestral identities) and respond positively to his nativist, authoritarian rhetoric.

Answering the President's Technology Challenge

Jim Steyer | Posted 01.15.2016 | Technology
Jim Steyer

In this week's State of the Union address, President Obama challenged Congress and all of us to consider an important, fundamental question: How do we make technology work for us and not against us ?

How Tiny Congregations Survive And Thrive Despite The Odds

Religion News Service | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 01.05.2016 | Religion

Hope, by nature, is defiant, counterintuitive and lodged in surprising places. So a new report detailing the spiritual, demographic and financial cha...

Evenwel, Equal Representation Depends on Justice Kennedy

Kathay Feng | Posted 12.14.2015 | Los Angeles
Kathay Feng

Since the time of the Founding Fathers, people have debated who America's representative democracy should represent. It was a pretty radical idea for American colonists to advance the idea that those who were elected to our government should represent all of We the People.

What the Number of Veterans on Death Row Really Tells Us

Chris Marvin | Posted 12.11.2015 | Impact
Chris Marvin

The number of veterans on death row is disproportionate to their presence in the general population -- but the fact is that veterans are underrepresented on death row. That seemed more like it.

Mexico Takes Big Step In Finally Recognizing Afro-Latinos

The Huffington Post | Aaron Barksdale | Posted 12.11.2015 | Latino Voices

For the first time in Mexico's national history 1.38 million Afro-Mexicans are being recognized for their Afro-ancestry by the government.  ...

The American Nationalism Problem

Keith Gaddie | Posted 12.06.2015 | Politics
Keith Gaddie

The story we tell ourselves is that the American identity is rooted not in place, but in the acceptance of a common set of ideals, irrespective of race, religion or ethnicity. The politics of the last decade, however, have strained the notion of e pluribus unum, revealing among whites three definitions of the American nation that are exclusive rather than inclusive.

HUFFPOLLSTER: Americans Sharply Divided On Climate Change, But Most Want U.S. To Lead

The Huffington Post | Natalie Jackson | Posted 12.04.2015 | Politics

A LARGE MAJORITY OF AMERICANS SEE CLIMATE CHANGE AS A PROBLEM - Scott Clement: "A clear but declining majority of Americans say climate change is a s...

Record Share Of Young Women Now Living With Relatives

Reuters | Nico Pitney | Posted 11.11.2015 | Women

A record portion of young U.S. women are living with parents or other relatives, largely because of higher college attendance and delayed marriage, a...

The Encouraging Poverty News That Official Data Isn't Telling Us

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 11.11.2015 | Impact

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Ohio's Redistricting Victory

Chris Weigant | Posted 11.04.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The Ohio ballot measure's victory is a big step in the right direction. It shows the citizens are in favor of fairness over partisanship. Hopefully, in a future election, a successful ballot measure will apply the same system to the U.S. House district lines as well (hopefully, this will happen before 2022).

Lifting California's Kids Out of Poverty

Jim Steyer | Posted 10.14.2015 | Politics
Jim Steyer

Two recent reports make it clear we are flat out failing when it comes to lifting children out of poverty. We've got to do better, here in California and across the country - and we can.

This Supreme Court Case Could Upend The Way Democracy Works

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 10.08.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court this term could change how states meet the basic democratic goal of "one person, one vote." Ironically...

Issues Latinos Care About That Have Nothing To Do With Immigration

The Huffington Post | Tanisha Ramirez | Posted 09.18.2015 | Latino Voices

Many Latino voters care very deeply about immigration reform, but immigration isn’t the only issue on their minds. In fact, when the Pew Researc...

Data On Canada Is Drying Up Since The Nation Scrapped Its Mandatory Long-Form Census

The Huffington Post | Alexander Howard | Posted 09.03.2015 | World

Five years ago, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper made participation in Canada's constitutionally mandated long-form census voluntary. ...

Verizon's Massive East Coast FiOS Scandal: 41 Percent Coverage Using 'Weasel Room' Math

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 06.21.2015 | Technology
Bruce Kushnick

Verizon harmed America's East Coast; not just in one or two states, but from Massachusetts down through Virginia. After reading a number of Verizon's state summaries of how great the company is and how well they have been serving each state, I noticed a pattern.

LeBron James Is Making His Cleveland Ancestors Proud

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 06.15.2015 | Sports
Megan Smolenyak

Whether LeBron knows it or not, three generations of his family once called Cleveland home. LeBron has classic, Great Migration heritage, and two branches of his family tree made their way from the South to Cleveland.

The Ambiguity of Being Latin@

Maru Gonzalez | Posted 05.19.2015 | Latino Voices
Maru Gonzalez

Attempts to construct a simplified, monolithic experience of Latinidad under a banner of pan-ethnicity have proven grossly inadequate, as markers used to homogenize Latin@s--such as language, culture, region and a common history of colonialism and U.S imperialism--are not universal to all Latin@ populations.

LGBTQ Health Disparities Have Been Eliminated

Scout, Ph.D. | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Scout, Ph.D.

I've worked in the field of LGBTQ health my whole adult life. Frankly, considering the depth of our disparities, I felt that I would have job security forever.

Michael McAuliff

Republican Co-Chair Of The R&D Caucus Only Likes Certain Research

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 03.18.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. John Culberson, the new Republican co-chair of the Congressional Research and Development Caucus, doesn't necessarily value all res...

Mary and Joseph

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 02.19.2015 | Religion
William B. Bradshaw

Joseph and Mary remind us that Christmas is a genuine love story--the story of God's unwavering love for us and our love for him; the marvelous love of a wife and a husband and the joyous wonder of a first child.

Michael McAuliff

Congress Demands A Cheaper, Better Census, But Won't Fund It

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 12.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congress has been demanding an overhauled, cheaper census for the last five years, but the spending bill unveiled Tuesday night fails to...

Room at the Inn

Steven Crandell | Posted 02.04.2015 | Business
Steven Crandell

When you have no place to rest and little money, a coffee shop that permits you to visit its warm premises, use its free power or free Wi-Fi, that hands out cups of cold or hot water, is more than a resource. It's a temporary sanctuary.

What Communities Are More Likely to Embrace Corporal Punishment? Let's Look at the Data

Shayna A. Pitre | Posted 01.24.2015 | Education
Shayna A. Pitre

On September 21, 2014, we sent a public records request to the Louisiana Department of Education, requesting the number of school corporal punishment incidents for the 2011-2014 school years. On October 29, 2014, we received the data. It was revealing.

Will Congress Shortchange the Census?

Arloc Sherman | Posted 01.18.2015 | Politics
Arloc Sherman

Under pressure from Congress to cut costs, Census has committed to conduct the 2020 census for the same cost as the 2010 census, despite inflation, population growth, and the growing tendency of busy Americans to ignore surveys.