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The Power of a Service Year

John Bridgeland | Posted 06.10.2014 | Impact
John Bridgeland

Today's easy citizenship does not require much of us. Taxation enables us to support common projects and voting to elect candidates that a majority supports. But there are far too few experiences that bring us together in shared community and national purpose.

Astoria Characters: The Man Who Has His Way With Words

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 03.30.2014 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Words, words, words. When they flow from Ron Kolm's mouth, they are not so much a stream of consciousness as a river of remembrance.

Administration Helping Holocaust Survivors

AP | Posted 12.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is working to help Holocaust survivors in the United States, many of them living in poverty, by coordinat...

AmeriCorps: Capturing a Renewable Resource for Good

Wendy Spencer | Posted 11.20.2013 | Impact
Wendy Spencer

Is it possible to effectively harness youthful enthusiasm and idealism and turn it into it a renewable resource for good? We think so. Twenty years ago, President Clinton signed a bill that created AmeriCorps and gave our country a new outlet for national service that did just that.

AmeriCorps VISTA Working With Partners to Expand Opportunity

Wendy Spencer | Posted 10.23.2013 | Impact
Wendy Spencer

All three of these AmeriCorps VISTA programs are terrific partnerships that show what the public and private sectors can accomplish when we are willing to volunteer our time and resources to help make a difference in our communities.

Children Need to Fly Too: End Sequestration

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 07.03.2013 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Anyone despairing that Congress can't get anything done should note last week's swift vote to get furloughed air traffic controllers back to work. Congress can move very quickly and efficiently when it wants to and when their own comfort and that of constituents well-off enough to fly was affected. Reduced unemployment benefits, children dropped suddenly from Head Start programs, poor mothers and babies losing food supplements, teacher layoffs, and cancelled meal deliveries for seniors didn't move them -- but airport delays as members headed out of town for their April recess were apparently unacceptable.

Border Patrol Agent Shoots, Kills Woman

AP | Posted 09.29.2012 | Crime

CHULA VISTA, Calif. -- A Border Patrol agent fatally shot a 32-year-old mother of five Friday in suburban San Diego as he rode on the hood of her car ...

Volunteers & Summer Interns: Not Just a Short-Lived Gig, But Careers in the Making

Danilo Minnick | Posted 09.02.2012 | Impact
Danilo Minnick

Steve Jobs. Brian Williams. Betsey Johnson. Steven Spielberg. All are defined by successful professional careers. But before they became household na...

Republican Reasoning: Why 2008 Was the Year for Occupying and Protesting Wall Street

Michael Shank | Posted 12.12.2011 | Politics
Michael Shank

I am surprised that they did not happen in 2008 at the height of the financial collapse. We've known the root of this discontent for years, if not decades. It has to do with America's growing poverty and income inequality rates.

Wanted: Modern-Day Sargent Shrivers

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Mike Honda

America lost one of its shining lights this week. Sargent Shriver, an unfaltering beacon for peace and an indefatigable bastion against poverty, was a tireless bearer of burdens of those less fortunate.

Sarge Changed Our World and Us

John Bridgeland | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Bridgeland

Most people do not get to meet their heroes. I became friends with mine. Sargent Shriver inspired people around the world to believe in themselves and their capacities to solve tough problems.

The Writer's Workbench: The Windows 7 Column, Part Two

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Robert J. Elisberg

In this month's installment, we check out peripherals to go along with Windows 7, with an eye towards updating your home office.

The iPhone 4 Game -- Or, How I Am Being Manipulated By A Fruit

Charles Feldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Charles Feldman

I -- and many, many others (apparently about 600,000 others) are being expertly manipulated by the folks at Apple as the new iPhone 4 is about to be thrust upon us.

Michael Dell: Dell Founder Attacks Netbooks, Microsoft Vista

Electronista | Electronista Staff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Dell's namesake Michael Dell in a talk late Tuesday criticized both his own products and Microsoft. Despite his company offering multiple netbooks, in...

A Very Special Christmas: A Conversation with Tim Shriver, Vicki Iovine, Colbie Caillat, Carter Twins, and Mitchel Musso, Plus More

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Six years later, the newest installment of the series passes the torch to a younger stable of artists who, along with series initiator Vicki Iovine and Timothy Shriver, shared their thoughts about the album.

Microsoft Unveils Windows 7, RIP Vista: MediaBytes with Shelly Palmer October 29, 2008

Shelly Palmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Shelly Palmer

Microsoft introduced Windows 7, officially ending the poor Vista years. The seventh incarnation of Windows is expected to be a slimmer, more respons...

A Peace Surge in the First 100 Days

Rep. Major R. Owens | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Major R. Owens

Ending combat in Iraq is only step one. To facilitate movement with maximum speed and a broad inspiring momentum, there is a dormant federal agency free of partisan blister and scars -- waiting in place.

Windows Server 2008 Official Launches To Much Fanfare

Ars Technica | Peter Bright | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Windows Server 2008, which was released earlier this month, was officially launched today. Windows Server 2008 brings many eagerly anticipated admin-p...