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USAGov's Top Five Questions for Election Season

USA.gov | Posted 07.21.2016 | Politics
USA.gov

The conventions are here, as both major political parties choose their Presidential tickets leading up to the November election. The next few months w...

Atheism Advocate: Religion Is Harming Society And Lives

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 07.19.2016 | Politics
Zoltan Istvan

The fundamental problem with religion is that believers--about 5 billion people right now on Planet Earth--are so sure they're "correct" on anything and everything they believe.

What The CDC Is Doing About The Zika Virus

Quora | Posted 06.08.2016 | Healthy Living
Quora

Could the Zika problem in the US become as bad as its been in certain places outside the US? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing netw...

I Was Convicted In Egypt's Infamous NGO Trial

Yehia Ghanem | Posted 06.01.2016 | World
Yehia Ghanem

What do you say to your 10-year-old daughter when she cries on the phone, asking: 'Are you really a traitor to Egypt?'

US Press Secretary Josh Earnest on the Toughest Question He's Ever Answered

Quora | Posted 05.31.2016 | Politics
Quora

What is the toughest question you have ever had to answer as Press Secretary? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compe...

Bernie Sanders is Not a Movement, He's a Politician Trying to Reclaim Liberalism

Quora | Posted 05.26.2016 | Politics
Quora

Is the Sander's movement a movement of policies or a cult of personality? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compellin...

The Growing Threat of Cyber-Attacks on Critical Infrastructure

Daniel Wagner | Posted 05.24.2016 | Business
Daniel Wagner

Despite the fact that cyber-attacks occur with greater frequency and intensity around the world, many either go unreported or are under-reported, leaving the public with a false sense of security about the threat they pose and the lives and property they impact.

The Ben Rhodes I Know...

Dr. Rajiv Shah | Posted 05.20.2016 | Politics
Dr. Rajiv Shah

The Ben Rhodes I know is a thoughtful and an experienced leader who spends more time figuring out how to elevate the people around him than himself. He is among a small handful of individuals who were hand-selected by President Obama to serve in his White House.

Senator Tim Kaine on the College Debt Crisis

Quora | Posted 05.09.2016 | Politics
Quora

These questions originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. ...

How The US Government Competes With Google and Facebook

Quora | Posted 05.09.2016 | Technology
Quora

These questions originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. ...

Scheer Intelligence: Jason Leopold and the power of FOIA

Robert Scheer | Posted 04.16.2016 | Politics
Robert Scheer

In this episode of Scheer Intelligence, Robert Scheer sits down with journalist Jason Leopold to discuss how he has used the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) again and again to obtain previously undisclosed government documents.

The Obsession With Bernie Sanders and Transhumanism Says a Lot

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 04.04.2016 | Politics
Zoltan Istvan

As I keep my finger on the pulse of the transhumanism movement, it's easy to tell across the hundreds of Facebook, Google+, and other social media communities that Sanders is a cherished figure.

What Sanders and Trump Have in Common

William Astore | Posted 03.28.2016 | Politics
William Astore

Much separates Trump and Sanders, yet both are willing to admit the times are bad for many hardworking Americans.  What they're saying is this: The American dream is increasingly a nightmare.

Diplomacies, from Public to Pubic

John Brown | Posted 03.23.2016 | World
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John Brown

My own minor, rather frivolous, contribution to the creation of the new diplomatic jargon -- pubic diplomacy -- did not appeal to the wordmasters of the universe. But it does occasionally appears as a typo in some U.S. Embassy internal memoranda.

Reports: Off-Grid Solar Will Reach 99 Million Households By 2020

Vrinda Manglik | Posted 03.03.2016 | Green
Vrinda Manglik

Along with private investors, the U.S. government and multilateral development banks can play a role in alleviating some of these financing challenges through investments and assuming some investment risk through loan guarantees.

Exclusive: ISIS Releases Target Lists Of US Officials

Vocativ | Posted 11.23.2015 | World
Vocativ

The Islamic State has waged a robust propaganda campaign over the last week following a string of deadly attacks that struck Paris. The hackers' campaign appeared to be a part of that effort, which has included a slew of threats directed at the terror group's western enemies.

The US Government Must Continue to Lead Efforts to End Polio

Justine Lucas | Posted 06.03.2016 | Impact
Justine Lucas

In the past 27 years, the global community has made enormous progress toward seeing a world without polio. Today, on World Polio Day, we celebrate that fewer children than ever before must live with the scourge of this disease.

Calling Out Corruption

Judy Frankel | Posted 09.01.2015 | Politics
Judy Frankel

Only three candidates are willing to say that the system is corrupt: Bernie Sanders, Donald Trump, and Lawrence Lessig. But Trump has no solution to the problem, while the other two do.

Providing Aid to the People, Needing Peace as the Crisis Continues

Samuel A. Worthington | Posted 07.17.2016 | Impact
Samuel A. Worthington

Since fighting broke out in December 2013, thousands of civilians have been killed, and an estimated 2 million people have been displaced, including more than 600,000 refugees fleeing to neighboring countries.

All-out Attack on Cambodian Democracy

Patrick Alley | Posted 07.10.2016 | World
Patrick Alley

The LANGO is the first of four repressive laws in the pipeline designed to crush a movement for change that began building around Cambodia's 2013 election, when garment workers, land and forest defenders, monks and the urban youth came together to challenge the current government.

Why There Is No Stopping the Funding of the Islamic State

Daniel Wagner | Posted 06.05.2016 | World
Daniel Wagner

The governments of Kuwait, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia have for many years funded anti-Shia political and military movements in the Middle East without any substantial resistance from the international community.

47 Republican Senators Write Letter to Queen Demanding Congress Approves Royal Baby Name

Flora Nicholas | Posted 05.11.2016 | Comedy
Flora Nicholas

We Americans would have undoubtedly chosen Jolene, Mary Lou or Tammy Fay. Thus, we consider the names that you have picked to be nuclear options and reflective of the growing proliferation in your country of names that are too British-sounding, to say the least.

Washington Hawks Advocate the Bombing of Iran -- Really?

David Oualaalou | Posted 06.23.2015 | Politics
David Oualaalou

Given America's weak global leadership, I do not see how the United States can sustain a long and devastatingly bloody war against Iran; a war that would become global and could last 10 to 15 years.

Matt Yglesias: American Democracy Is Doomed

Vox | Posted 03.04.2015 | Politics

America’s constitutional democracy is going to collapse. Some day — not tomorrow, not next year, but probably sometime before runaway climate c...

Invest to Save Lives and Build Sustainable Communities

Lindsay Coates | Posted 04.20.2015 | Impact
Lindsay Coates

To prevent future crises and help build resilient communities, it is necessary for the U.S. to continue investments in programs that help the world's poor and vulnerable populations obtain access to health care, clean water, nutritious food, and basic education, as well as promote economic growth and democracy and human rights.