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I'm Grateful the United States Let Us In

Geoff Livingston | Posted 11.24.2015 | Impact
Geoff Livingston

Thank you to all of our ancestors, those that left their homes for a better life in America and those that embraced the refugees of yesteryear, helping them find their way. I am grateful for what you built. I hope this generation continues those principles.

THIS Is The Best Public Restroom In America

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 11.23.2015 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

by the Editors of Condé Nast Traveler Courtesy Cintas Now you have an excuse to visit the small town of Minturn, Colorado. For the past 14 years,...

Trump Says Out Loud What Republicans Think

Joschka (Yoshi) Tryba | Posted 11.23.2015 | Entertainment
Joschka (Yoshi) Tryba

we need Trump to make it painfully obvious to everyone what the Republican Party truly stands for: classism, sexism, racism, homophobia, transphobia and xenophobia. Trump really is just saying out loud what most Republicans are thinking and saying in private.

The U.S. Should Join Hands With Russia to Fight ISIS

Daniel Wagner | Posted 11.18.2015 | World
Daniel Wagner

Any rational person would have to agree that the world stands a better chance of effectively fighting IS together, than separately.

Paris Massacres: Terror, Grief and Political Analysis

Pierre Guerlain | Posted 11.15.2015 | World
Pierre Guerlain

Political analysis must tackle these issues yet space for grieving and processing the horror of a specific act of terror must be granted. Otherwise the horror and the responsibilities are just diluted in comparisons and reminders of historical similarities.

PM Trudeau, Many Best Wishes From The Middle East

Faisal J. Abbas | Posted 11.13.2015 | World
Faisal J. Abbas

The one thing we really don't wish to see is for Mr. Trudeau to repeat President Obama's fatal mistakes of over-promising and under-delivering.

Cairo Seminar Wrestles With Media Hate Speech

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 11.11.2015 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

"Sticks and stones will break my bones. But words will never harm me." Journalists, academicians and activists at a seminar in Egypt this month would beg to differ, notably since hate speech by and via various media can take a life of its own and lead to untold damage.

The U.S. Needs a New Approach to the Rest of the World

Daniel Wagner | Posted 10.30.2015 | Politics
Daniel Wagner

America is having a tough time finding its footing - not only in the Middle East, but in much of the rest of the world. It almost feels like the U.S. has become a developing nation, at least on the global stage.

Converging Crises and Opportunities

Jakob von Uexkull | Posted 11.02.2015 | Impact
Jakob von Uexkull

On a ruined planet there can be no development or justice, peace or security, functioning economies, markets or states. Can we mature into responsible global citizens fast enough and stop living at the expense of our children and all future generations of life?

The 5 Most Romantic Places to Get Married in America

BRIDES | Posted 10.23.2015 | Travel

by BRIDES Photo: Courtesy of Dunton Hot Springs Whether you're marrying in Michigan or Maui, searching for a fairy-tale castle or a soaring city lo...

Pumpkin Spice Nation

Jesse Lasky | Posted 10.18.2015 | Taste
Jesse Lasky

I was in Trader Joe's recently and there were pumpkin flavored dog treats. Now, I can't speak for my dog (though I have been known on occasion to sp...

US Should Do Its Fair Share to Help Syrians

Raymond C. Offenheiser | Posted 10.20.2015 | Impact
Raymond C. Offenheiser

The US has a long history of taking in refugees in times of great need and of being a leader on humanitarian funding. It should not shirk from its historical role in stepping up to help refugees during these extraordinary times.

Chest Thumping and Chess Playing in Syria

Daniel Wagner | Posted 10.13.2015 | World
Daniel Wagner

Political pundits in the U.S. are working overtime trying to get in to the mind of Vladimir Putin and explain to the world why Mr. Putin has decided to jump into the fray in Syria.

Jerusalem's New Museum Reveals Untold History

Natasha Srdoc | Posted 10.12.2015 | World
Natasha Srdoc

On September 8, 2015, Shimon Perez, Israel's former president, prime minister and Noble Peace Prize winner delivered an address to leaders from within Israel, and dignitaries and guests from around the world attending the official opening of Jerusalem's newest museum, the Friends of Zion Heritage Center.

No, Airbus, I Don't Want to Be Stacked

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 10.12.2015 | Travel
Magda Abu-Fadil

I don't fancy sitting on top of other passengers in an A380 or larger plane, and worrying about more people breathing the same recycled, often staler, air pumped into the cabin.

U.S. Lawmakers Reportedly Probing Spying Lapses In Russia

Reuters | Alana Horowitz | Posted 10.08.2015 | World

By Mark Hosenball, Phil Stewart and Matt Spetalnick WASHINGTON, Oct 8 (Reuters) - Senior U.S. lawmakers have begun probing possible intelligence laps...

From Warzone to U.S. Campuses: Stories of Syrian Professors Making Impact

Jim Luce | Posted 10.05.2015 | Impact
Jim Luce

By getting to know Dr. Hasan and his wife, Mitzi has become an outspoken advocate on behalf of refugees fleeing violence in the Mideast and North Africa. The scope of this human crisis is overwhelming, simply unfathomable.

Asylum: What You Should Know Before Applying

Umar Akbar Ahmed | Posted 10.01.2015 | Politics
Umar Akbar Ahmed

The United States offers protections to individuals who have suffered persecution, or fear that they will suffer persecution, due to their race, religion, national origin, political opinion, or membership in a particular social group.

Building a Global Climate Agreement That Will Work: Country Action by All Major Emitters

Jake Schmidt | Posted 10.01.2015 | Green
Jake Schmidt

This framing still seems to pop up from policymakers and companies that want to deny the need for climate action. So will the international climate agreement this December finally secure emission reduction commitments from all major emitters? The short answer is a definitive "yes."

3 Eco Adventures for This Fall

Culture-ist | Posted 09.25.2015 | Travel

We all know that wistful feeling towards the end of summer, that twinge of nostalgia as we sense the sun-soaked days beginning to slip away from us like sand through a sieve. It may be tempting to yearn for the hot sun as the haze of summer fades, but we can also make this period of change more active--a time to search for our next adventure.

Stop Chinese Job Hacking

Bill Richardson | Posted 09.25.2015 | Politics
Bill Richardson

In stark contrast to the warm welcome Pope Francis received from President Obama this week, Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives at the White House amid a period of heightened tensions, as China is in the midst of a financial meltdown and cyber-hacking headlines continue.

Pope Francis Praises U.S.-Cuba Detente As Model For World

AP | Annum Masroor | Posted 09.19.2015 | World

HAVANA (AP) — Pope Francis hailed detente between the United States and Cuba as a model of reconciliation for the world, urging Presidents Bara...

Refugees And Responsibility In Europe And The U.S.

Pierre Guerlain | Posted 09.15.2015 | World
Pierre Guerlain

The genie cannot be put back in the bottle and wars cannot "unhappen". Yet besides the humanitarian help which decency dictates should be offered to refugees, the resort to diplomacy instead of war would also help millions of people now fleeing their countries and trying to make a new life elsewhere.

U.S. and Canada Need Two-Way Super Partnership

Diane M. Francis | Posted 09.14.2015 | World
Diane M. Francis

Canada faces existential challenges that should be addressed. In the spirit of politically-incorrect Donald, here a few major ones, not necessarily in order of importance.

Can You Be The Hero?

Tom Morris | Posted 08.29.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Tom Morris

Today, you can begin to create the moral hero within who will act fast and instinctively tomorrow. Or you can deepen and reinforce the good tendencies you already have. It's up to you.