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Torch of Friendship

Patrick Davies | Posted 08.22.2014 | Politics
Patrick Davies

Needless to say, we've put the events of August 1814 far behind us. So much so, in fact, that when the British prime minister, David Cameron, visited the White House two years ago, he and President Obama, fresh from watching a March Madness basketball game together, traded wisecracks about the burning.

British-American Translation

Robin Koerner | Posted 08.13.2014 | Politics
Robin Koerner

Everyone knows the old saw, attributed to George Bernard Shaw, "Britain and America are two countries, divided by a common language." Fortunately, there is a simple formula for translating between them: the British understate, while the Americans overstate.

What Message Must John Kerry Bring to Myanmar Leaders?

Nehginpao Kipgen | Posted 08.07.2014 | Politics
Nehginpao Kipgen

The U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is arriving in Myanmar's capital Nay Pyi Taw on August 9 for a three-day visit. The U.S. government should use its economic and political or even its military leverage for a smooth democratic transition and for the consolidation of democracy in Myanmar

Businesses From Across America Are Investing in Britain

Patrick Davies | Posted 08.06.2014 | Business
Patrick Davies

As we at the Embassy are very fond of repeating, Britain and the US do a huge amount of business together. Perhaps that's what you would expect from two of the largest, most advanced and most open economies in the world. But you needn't take my word for it: The investment numbers for 2013-14 are in, and they are impressive.

Playing House Should Be Renewed, Now

Cara Joy David | Posted 08.04.2014 | Entertainment
Cara Joy David

Playing House -- created by, and primarily written by, its stars, Lennon Parham and Jessica St. Clair -- is about best friends. It's really not about that much more than that.

Innovation Hubs Are Accelerating American Manufacturing

Techonomy | Posted 07.21.2014 | Technology
Techonomy

By Bill Dietrick [Image via Shutterstock] There's a renaissance underway in American manufacturing. Even as rising wages and energy costs in China...

'Don't Cry for Us, Argentina' as Powerhouse Germany Is First European Team to Win World Cup in the Americas

Ashley Jude Collie | Posted 07.14.2014 | Sports
Ashley Jude Collie

Germany earned its 4th World Cup title but first in 24 years -- titles just don't come easy. In the process, Germany saved more salt being rubbed into Brazil's still fresh wounds.

Welcome to the USA: I Am an American

Elizabeth Ann Thompson | Posted 07.10.2014 | Black Voices
Elizabeth Ann Thompson

Text of speech given to more than 1,000 new citizens from 104 countries at a naturalization ceremony being sworn in at the Paramount Theater in Oakla...

Everybody Left the World Cup Party When Her Left Tit Popped

Shanrah Wakefield | Posted 07.08.2014 | Comedy
Shanrah Wakefield

Although he had wanted to give her the best high five of all, he missed and slapped her left tit instead. It was entirely by accident, but the result was that Courtney's monstrous jug popped like a balloon and everybody found out that it was, in actual fact, a piñata.

How You Know When You're Not Satisfied

Posted 07.14.2014 | Entertainment

When was the moment you knew you weren't satisfied? That was the question we posed to our readers last week, and you came through with awesome sto...

America The Beautiful, In 14 Hypnotic Time Lapse GIFs

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 07.03.2014 | Travel

The Fourth of July usually means that most of us get a whole federal holiday to stop and smell America's roses. And oh, how they smell good. Ser...

The 21 Most Perfectly American Things To Happen Since America's Last Birthday

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 07.08.2014 | Politics

Because America. That's why.

9 Reasons To Love California

Global Yodel | Posted 07.02.2014 | Travel
Global Yodel

In most parts of the state, it's sunny -- all the time -- and save for the occasional earthquake, living is good.

To The Military Mom I Saw In The Airport -- And All Those Who Sacrifice

Natalie Thomas | Posted 07.07.2014 | Parents
Natalie Thomas

Happy 4th of July to all who celebrate, both home and overseas. Those with their loved ones and those without. Those dreaming about a better tomorrow and those fighting for it.

USA Soccer Gave Us More Than Just Goals To Cheer About

Jordan Schultz | Posted 07.02.2014 | Sports
Jordan Schultz

American sports fans have a tendency to rally around grit, teamwork and hustle. We like teams that fight and claw even when the chips are down. That was the beauty of Team USA 2014 at the World Cup. Lacking a superstar other than it's goalie Tim Howard, the feisty American side personified what we so desperately hoped it would. And yet, it didn't matter if you were a soccer fan or even a sports fan this time around.

Best of America: 9 Reasons to Love the Pacific Northwest

Global Yodel | Posted 07.01.2014 | Travel
Global Yodel

The upper left hand corner of the United States is a magical place. Here, backyards butt up against ancient forests, waterfalls, and glacier-capped volcanoes. Bald eagles circle over organic coffee shops, and coastal residents text each other when a whale pod swims through the local channel.

How I Decide Who To Root For During The World Cup

Tom Cramer | Posted 07.01.2014 | Fifty
Tom Cramer

I won't pretend I'm a true soccer fan, but I love the World Cup. It has to do with country versus country, and how much it means to the players and fans of those countries. Having been fortunate enough to have visited several foreign countries, my method of choosing who to root for is quite simple.

Win or Go Home at World Cup and Coulter's Disingenuous Soccer Shot Skies Into Row Z

Ashley Jude Collie | Posted 06.30.2014 | Sports
Ashley Jude Collie

The USA team plays Belgium on July 1 and as infectiously positive coach Jurgen Klinsmann puts it: "Now we really get started. We have a very clear picture in front of us. You got to win no matter how. And, it's a good feeling, now we focus on one specific opponent to beat at a time."

Why Magical Messi Stands Above Other Soccer Superstars, and USA vs Germany, the Mother of All Battles!

Ashley Jude Collie | Posted 06.27.2014 | Sports
Ashley Jude Collie

A draw for the USA gets them into the knockout Round of 16. A win gets them the second placed team in Group H, thus probably avoiding dark horses Belgium.

City Life vs. Island Life: The Best of Both Worlds

Amanda Walkins | Posted 06.25.2014 | Travel
Amanda Walkins

Both city life and island life have their perks. I can personally recommend both, but of course, one or both may not be perfect for you. Here are my favorite aspects of each so you can decide for yourself.

Warning: The World Cup Can Drive You Mad

Alan Black | Posted 06.24.2014 | Sports
Alan Black

After 48 hours in the psychiatric ward, you get home just in time to see Michael Bradley score the winner against Germany causing a blackout drinking session that lasts for days and you wake up inside a Berlin nightclub wondering how you got there and why your socks don't match.

'The Best-Laid Plans of Mice and Men' for Spain and England, but Brave U.S. Still Holds Destiny in Own Hands

Ashley Jude Collie | Posted 08.23.2014 | Sports
Ashley Jude Collie

If Sunday's enthralling USA vs Portugal game didn't blow you out of your seat, hello, please check your pulse!

The Shocks Keep Reverberating This Glorious World Cup in Brazil

Ashley Jude Collie | Posted 08.21.2014 | Sports
Ashley Jude Collie

This great World Cup 2014 of shocks and beautiful, counterattacking football continued on, in its three Friday games, with even more treats being offered up this weekend -- Germany vs Ghana on June 21, Belgium vs Russia, and Dempsey's USA vs Ronaldo's Portugal on June 22.

Here Are The Biggest Companies By Revenue In Each State

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 06.23.2014 | Business

What's the biggest corporation that calls your state home? A new map created by the telecommunications company Broadview Networks allows us to visu...

Why the Current Incarnation of ISIS Is No Joke

Howard Barbanel | Posted 08.19.2014 | Politics
Howard Barbanel

Allowing Iraq's vast oil reserves to fall into the hands of the most extreme Muslim terror group in the world is just not good for world stability. Allowing a Killing Fields type of ethnic cleansing of Iraq is not good on pure humanitarian grounds.