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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 09.01.2014 | 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 09.01.2014 | 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 09.01.2014 | 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 08.31.2014 | 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 08.31.2014 | 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 08.30.2014 | 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 08.26.2014 | 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 08.25.2014 | 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 08.24.2014 | 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.

The Saudi Paradox: Spreading God and Terror in Iraq

Amir Madani | Posted 08.18.2014 | World
Amir Madani

By its furious act of terror and mass murder, the ruthless beheading machine ISIS (the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham) has linked the Iraqi civil war to the Syrian bloodbath with a plan to establish a medieval caliphate in the desert region between the two countries.

It's Raining Goals

Ashley Jude Collie | Posted 08.17.2014 | Sports
Ashley Jude Collie

We can't help but feel we're watching the last vestiges of the two big European colonization waves from the early 15th to early 20th centuries.

America's Best Small Towns

Fodor's | Posted 08.17.2014 | Travel

Nothing embodies classic Americana quite like small towns. For the second year in a row, we've compiled a list that highlights some of the best places...

World Cup 2014: The Definitive Imbibers Guide To World Cup Sips

Imbibe | Posted 08.12.2014 | Taste

May the best team -- and drink -- win!

How to Choose a Second Team to Root For at the World Cup

Alan Black | Posted 08.09.2014 | Sports
Alan Black

USA! USA! -- yes, of course, but how to choose a second team to root for at the World Cup?

The Problem With Pakistani Attitude Towards USA

Raza Habib Raja | Posted 08.05.2014 | Politics
Raza Habib Raja

It is true that the current superpower is not an angel, but the way we are viewing things has seriously affected our own welfare and virtually made us unable to self introspect.

What the News in the U.S. Gets Wrong About Denmark

Paul Gordon | Posted 08.04.2014 | Politics
Paul Gordon

What the news in the U.S. tells you about Denmark's population being so happy truly is a load of crap, and the answers to fixing the broken U.S. social and financial system cannot be found there.

Future Shock: Why Today's Votes Mortgage Tomorrow's Dreams

Hon. Joseph J. DioGuardi | Posted 08.04.2014 | Politics
Hon. Joseph J. DioGuardi

Together, we must urge our elected officials to implement accrual accounting principles at the federal level so that our nation can finally have accountability based on accurate financial information.

The Unintended Consequences of America's Foreign Policy

Elena Ulansky | Posted 08.02.2014 | Politics
Elena Ulansky

The implications of America's empty threat of sanctions and false line drawing have not been lost on Russia or China. It appears that this is also the beginning of an era of decreased involvement of US on the world stage, especially in the East.

The Emotional and Psychological Trauma to Our People Can't Be Measured In Real Terms

Lia Petridis Maiello | Posted 07.30.2014 | Politics
Lia Petridis Maiello

The Marshall islands were subjected to dozens of nuclear tests, carried out by the U.S. after 1945. According to the Associated Press, the island group filed suit in late April against each of the nine nuclear-armed powers in the International Court of Justice in The Hague, Netherlands.

The Ukraine Crisis and the 'Balance of Power'

Amir Madani | Posted 07.29.2014 | Politics
Amir Madani

The wise manipulation of a balance of power strategy, with care to avoid direct hostilities and a clear preference for diplomacy over force of arms, could in the end prove useful in dealing with Ukraine, but only if such diplomacy is based on a search for fair compromise.