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I am Your New America

Babak Rahimi | Posted 02.09.2016 | Religion
Babak Rahimi

Oh, how I blushed when President Obama told a Muslim American audience at a Maryland mosque "We are one American family". As a working father from Dea...

The West Needs a Large Dose of Humility

Soumaya Ghannoushi | Posted 02.09.2016 | World
Soumaya Ghannoushi

What we have today is a West that is retreating militarily and shrinking economically, yet one that still speaks as the lord and master in command of the fates of nations and continents.

Angry Old Men -- Quo Vadis America?

Dr. Dr. phil. Immanuel Fruhmann | Posted 02.01.2016 | Politics
Dr. Dr. phil. Immanuel Fruhmann

It is not the USA that is in decline, but it is their rule, and an America of the past, in which they were in charge.

Two Hours in Time on 9/11 with Phil Penman

Brad Hobbs | Posted 02.01.2016 | New York
Brad Hobbs

Phil Penman is a British photographer who has been living in New York for over 15 years. During his time in NYC Phil has photographed some iconic imag...

Einstein, Gun Death Grief, and the Environment

Charlie Allenson | Posted 01.28.2016 | Politics
Charlie Allenson

It's been a year since my niece, Becca, was murdered in her college room by the guy she'd just broken up with. A year since he shot her to death in her sleep then turned the gun on himself -- another "good guy with a gun" who wasn't.

A Cabinet of Curiosities, Americana Style: Tom Manning's Runoff

Sezin Koehler | Posted 01.27.2016 | Books
Sezin Koehler

Runoff is a fantastically entertaining ode to Americana the Strange, with an everything-but-the-kitchen-sink approach to monsters and horror stories that any savvy reader will be able to appreciate and celebrate.

Dr. King, Is this Our United States of America?

Jamell N.A. Henderson | Posted 01.22.2016 | Black Voices
Jamell N.A. Henderson

"If you can't fly, then run, if you can't run then walk. If you can't walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward"--Rev. Dr. ...

Orlando: A Dream Destination

Anamika Ojha | Posted 01.21.2016 | Travel
Anamika Ojha

Orlando is my favorite place in Florida. It's just one and half hour drive from my place and most of the weekends, you will find me there. It offers ...

The Alliance of Choice or Necessity

Mohammad Shafiq Hamdam | Posted 01.21.2016 | Politics
Mohammad Shafiq Hamdam

After five decades of its existence and as an alliance that consists of 28 independent countries -- including three permanent UN Security Council members -- the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is one of the largest and the strongest collective defense alliance of its kind.

Trump's Success is a Desperate Cry for Help

René Zografos | Posted 01.20.2016 | Politics
René Zografos

A country in crisis will always search for outsiders. And if we look at what Donald Trump suggests, to deny Muslims into America, we must admit that this is quite an extreme proposal -- even for Republican standards.

Syria's Youth Are the Solution, Not the Problem

Mohsin Mohi-Ud Din | Posted 01.19.2016 | Impact
Mohsin Mohi-Ud Din

For America and other nations that champion freedom of religion and expression, the sustainability of ideologies -- the victory of ideologies -- is determined in the resilience and pluralism of our values... values we must dare to live by in the face of darkness and insecurity.

What It Was Like Coming Out To My Small English Village

Caroline Hart | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Caroline Hart

Having waited 42 years to "come out" to close family and friends, the experience of finally taking the full plunge and publicly coming out couldn't have been more incredible.

The Pitti Uomo Diaries A/W 2016-17: The Woolmark Prize and Federico Curradi Feeds the Right Wolf

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 01.14.2016 | Style
E. Nina Rothe

When a fashion designer includes a dried petal in his invitation and quotes a Cherokee proverb about man's struggle between good and evil, he's got me at "Hello".

These Are The Most Beautiful Towns In America, Hands Down

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 01.14.2016 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

by Laura Vogel, Condé Nast Traveler Getty Whether they have over-the-top American charm (we're looking at you, Woodstock, Vermont) or proximi...

Iran-Saudi Rift Complicates Geopolitics of the Mideast

David Oualaalou | Posted 01.11.2016 | Politics
David Oualaalou

Should military conflict between Iran and Saudi Arabia erupt, the United States might have no choice but to assist its longtime ally. But given some of the kingdom's latest efforts are completely contrary to U.S. interests, do we really have to?

It's Time to Rehumanize Muslims and Jews

Jon Letman | Posted 01.11.2016 | Religion
Jon Letman

Growing up Jewish in America, I was never encouraged to associate with Muslims. It's not that anyone ever said, "don't talk to those people" -- there ...

North Korea's Pakistan Connection

Aparna Pande | Posted 01.08.2016 | World
Aparna Pande

North Korea's claim of enhancing its nuclear weapons program draws attention to the failure of global non proliferation regimes. The real failure however may not be in North Korea but in Pakistan.

Where is The American Gentlemen?

René Zografos | Posted 01.13.2016 | Women
René Zografos

To hold a door open for someone, help another person or saying kind and nice words is quite unusual these days, especially in the dating world of Tinder and other dating apps, where to be an idiot seems to be a better idea than being a polite gentleman.

Americans Can Be Taxing on Taxes

Justin Curmi | Posted 12.28.2015 | Politics
Justin Curmi

As tax season nears in the United States of America, the idea of taxes should be explored. Some politicians install fear about taxes and the absurdness of them into the general public.

Building Vision With No Sight: On Raising a Paralympic World Champion

Anique Y.M. Hameed | Posted 12.22.2015 | Parents
Anique Y.M. Hameed

The essence of what truly makes Lex different from us is the strength of his vision for his life, despite the hurdles.

Digital China And Its Implications For Europe

David Gosset | Posted 12.21.2015 | World
David Gosset

By Romano Prodi and David Gosset The strategists were traditionally preoccupied by the possession of territories or the domination of sea routes. Mor...

A Tale of Two Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal and Dev Patel in Dubai

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 12.19.2015 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

I may sound like I'm gushing when I write that meeting the wise, striking Dev Patel and listening to a talk with the handsome, funny Jake Gyllenhaal were the highlights of this year's Dubai International Film Festival for me. And make no mistake, I am.

Loving Someone Far Away

Mona Friis Bertheussen | Posted 12.18.2015 | Entertainment
Mona Friis Bertheussen

Sure it hurts. But did you know that missing someone is actually a good sign? "When you long for someone, it's not necessarily a sad thing," a psyc...

To the Player Who Changed More Than a Game

Hailey Fuzak | Posted 12.17.2015 | Sports
Hailey Fuzak

I am writing letter after just witnessing you play you last minutes in a U.S. Women's soccer jersey, and I have to say I'm surprised with how I feel. I expected to feel sadness, a loss for one of the greatest players that has played the game. But instead, I find myself feeling grateful.

NATO's Invitation of Montenegro Betrays Folly and Lack of Strategic Vision

David Oualaalou | Posted 12.14.2015 | Politics
David Oualaalou

The 66½-year-old, 28-member North Atlantic Treaty Organization has had its hands full lately over rising Mideast tensions, particularly NATO member T...