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Ending the Exploitation of People and the Planet

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 04.13.2016 | World
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

There could be no more urgent political or policy agenda. There are two global crises that are increasing exponentially in scale this year, trapped in a vicious reinforcing cycle, one making the other worse.

The Longer We Wait, the More Entrenched Terrorism Becomes

Hossein Askari | Posted 03.28.2016 | World
Hossein Askari

The West is in denial by refusing to acknowledge the obvious. There's no quick fix for defeating terrorism. The terrorism we see today is the descendant of many generations of intertwined missteps. The fallout has been global.

Environmentalism and Democracy

Evaggelos Vallianatos | Posted 12.31.2015 | Politics
Evaggelos Vallianatos

American environmentalists are probably the best of Americans. They have the scientific knowledge and interest to keep ecosystems functioning for the services they provide: clean water, clean air, and good and healthy food.

Your First Look At The Epic 'Star Wars' CoverGirl Collaboration

The Huffington Post | Jamie Feldman | Posted 08.13.2015 | Style

This. Is. Huge. Disney, CoverGirl and Max Factor announced Thursday that the brands have teamed up on a global cosmetics partnership inspired by "St...

Climate Change This Week: The Melting Ice Connection, Sharing Solar, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 06.15.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. "Yoda" Bat Is Threatened from climate change and climate changing activities like ...

Natasha Srdoc | Posted 05.28.2015 | World
Natasha Srdoc


Thanking Them for Their Service

Tom Halsted | Posted 01.12.2015 | Politics
Tom Halsted

Why has this blind hero-worship of anyone in uniform come about? There are some obvious reasons, some of them clearly having to do with guilt for past misdeeds.

Bernie Sanders: We Need To Do Everything We Can To Care Of Our Vets

The Huffington Post | Natasha Bach | Posted 05.27.2014 | Politics

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) spoke to Andrea Mitchell on MSNBC Tuesday about the ongoing investigation into the Department of Veterans Affairs. Sand...

How Could Anything Possibly Go Wrong

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 02.04.2014 | World
Tom Engelhardt

Someone should launch a feature somewhere on American foreign and war policy under the rubric: How could anything possibly go wrong? Here are just two recent examples.

Here Lies Specialist Willie Gilbert

Brian Rooney | Posted 08.03.2013 | Politics
Brian Rooney

We've sent soldiers like Willie to die for 12 years. Americans don't have to conserve food or gasoline, or give up shopping while the Willie Gilberts fight. If we don't know or love someone away at war, it doesn't affect our lives one bit.

The Un-Norquist Pledge

Richard Klass | Posted 12.18.2012 | Politics
Richard Klass

Normally I am opposed to politicians making pledges beyond their oath of office. And normally I am opposed to presenting other peoples views as the c...

Economic Consequences of War on U.S. Economy: Debt, Taxes and Inflation Increase; Consumption and Investment Decrease

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 04.23.2012 | Politics
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

The organization for which I work, the Institute for Economics and Peace, released a new report this week detailing the macroeconomic effects of U.S. ...

2012 Dreams vs. Reality

Richard Walden | Posted 02.26.2012 | Politics
Richard Walden

What if 2012 produced no new wars and saw existing conflicts all wind down to a negotiated peace?

The War on Error

Rep. Alan Grayson | Posted 11.22.2011 | Politics
Rep. Alan Grayson

We seem to be having a lot of difficulty ending wars, lately. So my modest proposal is that instead of ending the war, we replace it. We replace the War on Terror with the War on Error.

The True Cost Of 9/11

Maher Arar | Posted 11.13.2011 | Religion
Maher Arar

Politicians should have a moment of truth and admit that the cost of these wars, both in human and economical terms, far outweighs what they have achieved on the ground.

POTUS Makes it Clear: Hiring Vets Is Good Business

Paul Rieckhoff | Posted 10.05.2011 | Politics
Paul Rieckhoff

12.4 percent of Iraq and Afghanistan vets are unemployed as of July. In real numbers, that's 232,000 new veterans struggling to find work. That's a number small enough that if our nation really focused on it, we could make a real dent.

Saki Knafo

On Memorial Day Weekend, Veterans Remember Those Who've Died (VIDEO) | Saki Knafo | Posted 07.30.2011 | Impact

This story was reported in collaboration with our partners at * * * * * What does Memorial Day mean to you? Anthony Borrelli answered ...

What We Can Learn From Central Banks About Managing Our Wealth

Gemma Godfrey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Gemma Godfrey

These trade wars are turning into foreign exchange market turbulence. So what are these so-called "currency wars"? And what can we learn from them?

PHOTOS: Veterans Day Around The World

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed the first Armistice Day on Nov. 11, 1919 as a day "filled with lots of pride in the heroism of those who died in t...

For Returning Soldiers, Is Afghanistan the New Vietnam? (VIDEO)

Kaj Larsen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kaj Larsen

There are growing ranks of veterans who return home and commit crimes. We help the entire country by helping veterans who are on the edge. It makes our communities safer and honors the values they fought for.

North Carolina: Afghanistan Destroys Another Candidate

Josh Mull | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Mull

This isn't about insider partisan purges and who has beltway money, It's very clear, and it's very mainstream. If you take the outsider, radical position and support the war in Afghanistan, you're toast.

2010 Midterms: Jobs vs. Wars in California

Josh Mull | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Josh Mull

At some point up in Sacramento, the people's representatives got together and decided, "Sorry guys, we just don't have room for healthy families anymore."

The U.N.'s Ocean Death Panel

David Helvarg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Helvarg

If present trends of industrial overfishing continue, there will be no commercially viable wild fisheries left by mid-century, and CITES failed at its recent meeting to intervene on this looming catastrophe.

Goodbye/Hello 17 "Veterans Deadly Isolation Gap Between Combat And Back Home"

Patt Cottingham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Patt Cottingham

Here is a tragic statistic that just blew my mind recently. Of the veterans from the all US wars on average, 18 veterans commit suicide each day. "Of ...

Yemen on Our Mind

Michael Brenner | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michael Brenner

Use of the 'insanity' metaphor in reference to possible aggressive actions in Yemen is apt. I would suggest an elaboration: serial head banging against multiple walls.