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Not Quite Kansas Yet...

Margarita Alarcon | Posted 09.27.2016 | Politics
Margarita Alarcon

For a little over two years now, everyone who comes to Cuba from where ever will ask the same question: "So, how are things now with all the changes?!"

Ken Buck's Endorsement of Trump Says a Lot About Ken Buck

Bob Seay | Posted 08.29.2016 | Denver
Bob Seay

Ken Buck called Donald Trump a "fraud" and said that "Trump's proposal (to ban all Muslims) violates the Constitution, the values of our nation, the Republican Party platform, and my conscience." That was in December. Mr. Buck was correct. But now Congressman Buck expects you to vote for Donald Trump; this fraud, this unconstitutional bigot, this violator of national values.

David Duke, Donald Trump and the dog whistle

The Conversation US | Posted 08.25.2016 | Politics
The Conversation US

Kirby Goidel, Texas A&M University ; Charles S. Bullock III, University of Georgia, and Keith Gaddie, University of Oklahoma David Duke, the blow-dri...

When 10,000 Is Not Enough

Bob Wyss | Posted 08.22.2016 | Politics
Bob Wyss

They'll kill us and they'll rob us in taxes. The Congressman was describing to us that this is why constituents in his district have been telling him they do not want refugees allowed in the U.S. - particularly Muslims from war-torn nations such as Syria.

A Cyber-Attack on a U.S. Election is Inevitable

Daniel Wagner | Posted 08.19.2016 | Politics
Daniel Wagner

Co-authored by Pedram Gholipour Since Direct Recording Electronic voting machines first came into vogue in the U.S. in 2002, a team of cyber-academic...

When The System Works

Bill Couzens | Posted 07.24.2016 | Politics
Bill Couzens

My work for Less Cancer is in the public interest, and I work in the public arena. In this era of vilifying "professional politicians", I have to say ...

Right To Health, Colombia And US Congress

Todd Howland | Posted 07.22.2016 | World
Todd Howland

Recent memos allegedly leaked from the Colombian Embassy in Washington describe intense pressure by the pharmaceutical industry to discourage Colombia's efforts to half the local price of Novartis' Gleevec, one of the leading medications used to treat Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia (CML).

This Congresswoman Wants To Make It Easier To Figure Out Food Expiration Date Labels

The Huffington Post | Paul Josephson | Posted 07.22.2016 | HuffPost Live 321


It's Time For Congress To Protect Intimate Privacy

Mary Anne Franks | Posted 07.18.2016 | Crime
Mary Anne Franks

Numerous privacy laws protect the confidentiality of medical records, financial information, and many other forms of sensitive information. But existing laws offer much less protection for our most sensitive information: private photographs and videos of nudity or sexual activity.

The United States Needs a Plan, Action, Not Talk

Cynthia Dill | Posted 07.17.2016 | Politics
Cynthia Dill

Look on the bright side: You're more likely to be crushed to death by your wobbly bureau overstuffed with cheap clothes from China or that giant telev...

Broken American Institutions At 240. But How About A New American Republic At 250?

Tad Daley | Posted 07.08.2016 | Politics
Tad Daley

Perhaps the time has come to launch a modern 21st century conversation, ten years long, about our election procedures, our governing mechanisms, and the 18th century constitutional structures bequeathed to us by our founders.

Diplomats in the Trenches: 'Any American, Any Problem, Any Time'

Nicholas Kralev | Posted 07.05.2016 | Politics
Nicholas Kralev

The following is one in a series of adapted excerpts from "America's Other Army: The U.S. Foreign Service and 21st-Century Diplomacy." Gavin Sundwal...

Congress: Protect Every American's Right To Vote This November

Dale Ho | Posted 06.24.2016 | Politics
Dale Ho

This year, we will hold the first presidential election in 50 years without the full protection of the Voting Rights Act. Not coincidentally, 17 states will have new restrictions on voting in effect that were not in place during the last presidential election.

Diplomats in the Trenches: Getting 'Beaten Up' for 'Doing Things Right'

Nicholas Kralev | Posted 06.26.2016 | Politics
Nicholas Kralev

The following is one in a series of adapted excerpts from "America's Other Army: The U.S. Foreign Service and 21st-Century Diplomacy." Virginia Blas...


Bill Couzens | Posted 06.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Bill Couzens

When I was young, it tore me up to see people sick with cancer and it still does. So in 2004 I founded Next Generation Choices Foundation, now known a...

"Give Me a Congress Whose Priority is the Good of the Nation"

Andy Schmookler | Posted 06.20.2016 | Politics
Andy Schmookler

Although defeating Donald Trump is one essential goal for this fall's campaign, that should be seen less as an end in itself than as one important mea...

Easy Money and the Fed's War on the Middle Class

Timothy J. Barnett | Posted 06.01.2016 | Politics
Timothy J. Barnett

As a high level organization that manipulates monetary apparatuses, the Fed merely feigns concern about inflation as a theoretical risk.

When Hate Calls Itself Hope

Bill Couzens | Posted 05.31.2016 | Politics
Bill Couzens

My mother told me that people would not understand what I had and would make judgments about me. She told me I would have to stop doing some things like riding my bike, and I might not be able to drive -- that they would have to see how the medicine worked.

Flint Water Crisis: Wake-up Call for the Country

Fron Nahzi | Posted 05.05.2016 | Politics
Fron Nahzi

President Obama's visit to Flint, Michigan this week draws public attention to the nation's water crisis. It is an opportunity to set in motion desperately needed reforms and place the water crisis exactly where it belongs: at center stage in the upcoming presidential campaign.

America's Economic Dilemma: All Big Business Present But Not All Accounted For. Part Two: A Solution.

Frank Islam | Posted 05.04.2016 | Business
Frank Islam

For a large part of the 20th century, the fate and fortune of American big business and its "average citizens" were intertwined. In the 21st century, they are almost completely disconnected.

U.S. Congress Tells Pakistan It'll Have To Pay For F-16 Fighters Itself

Reuters | Paul Vale | Posted 05.03.2016 | World

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States has told Pakistan it will have to finance the purchase of American F-16 fighter jets itself after members of ...

Here on Earth

Bill Couzens | Posted 04.21.2016 | Healthy Living
Bill Couzens

I ask the Michael Bloombergs of the world, the Sean Parkers, and Vice President Biden: how we can include prevention into the notion of a moonshot cure for cancer? I think that a program that starts here on earth, as opposed to the moon, will be the best solution for ending cancer once and for all.

Immigration Case: Texas Concedes Most Important Points

Rep. Luis Gutierrez | Posted 04.21.2016 | Politics
Rep. Luis Gutierrez

When I left the court I was more confident than ever that -- even with the court not at full strength -- this was going to be a lopsided victory for the United States and the president.

Jailing Vulnerable Youth for Status Offenses Helps No One

Yasmin Vafa | Posted 04.13.2016 | Crime
Yasmin Vafa

We must remember that the ultimate goal of the juvenile justice system is not to punish, but to rehabilitate. Today, armed with the latest data of what is proven to improve outcomes for our children, we can, and ought, to do better. It is what we owe to our children in Arkansas and to those all across the country.

We Can't Have It Both Ways

Bill Couzens | Posted 04.08.2016 | Healthy Living
Bill Couzens

Real change will come when we as a nation realize we cannot have it both ways and need to invest in prevention.