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Washington Is Well As Others Are Implicated In Their Wars

Raghida Dergham | Posted 01.22.2015 | World
Raghida Dergham

What was absent in President Barack Obama's State of the Union Address was more intriguing than what he mentioned, in relation to international conditions, and the positions of the United States on them.

I'll Vote for That

Katharine Rose | Posted 01.22.2015 | Politics
Katharine Rose

The mere idea that members of Congress should be required to take annual ethics training speaks volumes about how far we have strayed from our founders' values, but may be necessary as a first step toward restoring decency and respectability in our nation's capital.

Don't Rush the Marijuana Breathalyzer Into "Zero Tolerance" States

Adam Banner | Posted 01.20.2015 | Crime
Adam Banner

As a criminal defense lawyer, I've handled a few DUI cases in my time. Still, the last thing I want is to share the road with an impaired driver. DUI defense isn't about supporting drunk or drugged driving; it's about making sure the legal system runs correctly.

What D.C.'s Food Scene Can Teach Us About Copyright Law

Eli Lehrer | Posted 01.20.2015 | DC
Eli Lehrer

As Congress prepares for another battle over copyright law, D.C. policy wonks seeking guidance need look no further than the way the local restaurant scene has developed. Though there are clear differences, the district's eating places offer some valuable insights into the intersection of intellectual property and creativity.

New Artist Reviews: RxGF

Morena Duwe | Posted 01.21.2015 | Entertainment
Morena Duwe

Since 2011, producer John Morgan Reilly has spent two albums experimenting with various sounds. Just like the history of many bands, he has had contributions from several different musicians.

I Stand With Charlie Hebdo, But I Also Stand With the Victims of Our Bombs

Matthew Hoh | Posted 01.09.2015 | Politics
Matthew Hoh

To believe that the attack in Paris was a tragedy singularly about a cartoon or as an event solely to be defined as an assault on freedom of expression, is to be daft and incongruent with the history and reality of American and Western policy in the Middle East.

Travel Author Rick Steves: Marijuana in America Is 'Two Different Countries'

Russ Belville | Posted 01.09.2015 | San Francisco
Russ Belville

What your grandparents might not know about Rick Steves is that he is an unapologetic proponent of the legalization of responsible adult use of marijuana.

Gun Deaths Of Police Up 56 Percent, Still Below Average

AP | AMANDA LEE MYERS | Posted 12.30.2014 | Crime

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of law enforcement officers killed by firearms jumped by 56 percent this year and included 15 ambush deaths. But gun-re...

Pastor Mark Driscoll Is Back With A Flashy New Website

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 12.31.2014 | Religion

UPDATE: Pastor Mark Driscoll's website was temporarily offline on Monday, December 29. It appeared to be working again Monday evening. Pastor Mark ...

Diplomacy, Timing and Palestine

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 12.18.2014 | World
Daoud Kuttab

The Palestinian resolution to set a two-year time limit means that no specific decision is required at the current time of Israel. However, if such a resolution passes in the Security Council, this will leave its mark on the Israeli elections.

"Christmas Letter 2014"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 12.10.2014 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

Since I am in the holiday spirit (and, having just consumed a mug of hot toddy, a glass of eggnog and a nip of cheer, the holiday spirits are in me), ...

President Obama to Visit India Again in January

Gunjan Bagla | Posted 12.08.2014 | World
Gunjan Bagla

By stepping off Air Force One on a foggy January morning at Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi, President Obama takes the US-India relationship to a new level.

She's Beautiful When She's Angry

Frank Browning | Posted 12.05.2014 | Women
Frank Browning

Ten minutes into She's Beautiful When She's Angry I was transfixed. Funny, poignant and fast-moving but most of all open-hearted and smart, this visually intense 90 minutes brought back the sounds, scenes and voices that had made it so exciting to be alive during the years of hope, dreams and passion of the 1960s and early 70s.

Man Crashed Car Into Store To Steal Guns: Sheriff

AP | Posted 12.03.2014 | Crime

BURIEN, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say a driver crashed into a Washington sporting goods store on purpose so he could steal guns, and then he tried to...

Ryan J. Reilly

Feds Arrest Man For Facebook Posts Threatening To Kill Darren Wilson

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 12.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Federal authorities on Tuesday arrested a man from Washington state for allegedly threatening to kill Darren Wilson, the former police o...

Urban Noise Pollution: Insidious Health Threat or Just 'City Livin'?

F. Kaid Benfield | Posted 12.01.2014 | Green
F. Kaid Benfield

I like the idea that cities can, and should, think about noise the way they think about other pollutants: as something detrimental to our well-being, worthy of a sophisticated and comprehensive strategy. In some ways, it seems odd that this is actually a relatively new way of thinking,

School Disputes Claim It Told Boy On Free Lunch Plan, 'Guess What? You Can't Have A Lunch'

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 11.25.2014 | Impact

Parents of a 7-year-old Washington boy are questioning why their son was told he couldn't be served lunch last month at school, as district officials ...

5 Bedrock Washington Assumptions That Are Hot Air

Andrew Bacevich | Posted 01.24.2015 | Politics
Andrew Bacevich

For decades now, the first four of these assertions have formed the foundation of U.S. policy in the Middle East. The events of 9/11 added the fifth, without in any way prompting a reconsideration of the first four.

Emaciated Dog That Was 'Thrown Away Like A Piece Of Garbage' Finds Loving Home

The Associated Press | Posted 11.18.2014 | Good News

SOAP LAKE, Wash. (AP) — An emaciated dog that was discarded in a dumpster in Washington state has found a new home. City Public Safety Director G...

Embracing Who You Are

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 01.14.2015 | Impact
Marian Wright Edelman

Today, teaching Black children that they don't have to have straight hair or look like anyone else or stop being who they are in order to be accepted is another way of reaffirming that they are already perfect exactly the way God made them.

So, Who Is Still Going to Jail for Marijuana?

Steph Sherer | Posted 01.11.2015 | Politics
Steph Sherer

Despite repeated public declarations by the Obama administration that it isn't targeting patients growing for their own personal use, the Department of Justice continues to aggressively go after people who are in full compliance with their state's medical marijuana law.

The Two Senate Republicans Who Won on Tuesday Night

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 01.06.2015 | Politics
Daniel R. DePetris

You can call it a "wave," a "thumpin'," or a "shellacking," but whatever term that the pundits and politicians use, it's quite clear that the Republican Party made a loud statement on Election Night.

Democrats Who Abandoned Obama Will Lose

Blake Fleetwood | Posted 01.03.2015 | Politics
Blake Fleetwood

The polls for Tuesday look grim for weak-kneed and squeamish Democrats who have not stood up for Obama--or the substantial achievements of his party--over the last six years.

Images and Media Ethics: How Much, How Far?

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 01.03.2015 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

What is it about pictures that prompts journalists, activists, and social media users to take liberties with people's privacy, lives and destinies, and be sloppy in what they publish?

Comedian Tommy Davidson Looks Back On Being Adopted Into A White Family In The '60s

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 10.27.2014 | Black Voices

Nearly every comedian looks to personal experience to help craft a comedic personality. For “In Living Color” alum Tommy Davidson, his unique expe...