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The Young Person's American Dream

Summer Collins | Posted 10.01.2014 | Politics
Summer Collins

It's time to find a way to help young people struggling to make their way in this world without the fears of unmanageable debt.

'Drinking And Talking' Exposes The Secret Lives Of D.C. Lobbyists

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 07.31.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Lobbying. Depending on who you talk to, it is either the most reviled of political trades or a dramatically misunderstood and overly sti...

Hot Diggity Dog! Here Are America's Craziest Wieners

Roadtrippers | Posted 09.23.2014 | Taste
Roadtrippers

Feeling hungry? In honor of the holiday, take a bite outta one of our country's craziest, most delicious dogs!

'Green News Report' - July 22, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 09.21.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

Record wildfires burn a million acres in the Pacific Northwest; It's official: June 2014 was the hottest June globally on record; EPA moves to block massive Pebble Mine; California moves to block oil industry polluting groundwater.

'Anywhere So Beautiful'

Michael Brune | Posted 09.20.2014 | Green
Michael Brune

Unfortunately, politicians who share President Ford's opinion are in short supply these days -- especially in Congress.

Mindful Leadership on the Rise

Gabriel Riera | Posted 09.20.2014 | Business
Gabriel Riera

Encouraged by a growing body of research, leading corporations and organizations are beginning to accept an alternative to just leading from the top down -- it's leading from the inside out.

Russia, the U.S., and Preservation of the Status Quo

Daniel Wagner | Posted 09.17.2014 | World
Daniel Wagner

Russia is a well-ingrained enemy of the U.S., and vice versa. For that reason, not too much effort is required to dust off and re-oil the propaganda machines on both sides of the Atlantic.

Controversial Energy Drink Under Fire

Reuters | Posted 09.17.2014 | Business

By Patience Haggin July 17 (Reuters) - Oregon, Washington and Vermont sued the makers of 5-Hour Energy on Thursday for allegedly decep...

'Green News Report' - July 17, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 09.16.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Australia's Rightwing government repeals successful landmark carbon tax; ...

Teen Allegedly Researching 'How To Commit Mass Murder' Gets 10 Days

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 07.16.2014 | Crime

A Washington state teen accused of threatening to shoot students and teachers at a Vancouver high school will spend 10 days in a juvenile detention ce...

Seattle's First Legal Pot Shop Runs Out Of Marijuana

Reuters | Posted 09.10.2014 | Business

By Bryan Cohen SEATTLE, July 11 (Reuters) - Seattle's first and only recreational marijuana store had to close on Friday after runnin...

Srebrenica Forgiveness!!

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 09.10.2014 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Every year we commemorate the genocide, we expect that those who betrayed Srebrenica might this time ask for forgiveness from the survivors. Instead, much of Europe appears inclined to forget Srebrenica and punish all Bosnian & Herzegovinians ("BiH") for reminding it of its collective failure to prevent the genocide.

Obama Tells Us How He Really Feels

Reuters | Posted 09.09.2014 | Politics

By Steve Holland AUSTIN, Texas, July 10 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama may look back on this week as the time when he dropped all ...

Teen Who Wrote Cryptic Message Before Vanishing Found

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 07.10.2014 | Crime

Police in Washington state say they have found a teen who mysteriously disappeared after leaving a cryptic message in her journal. According to the...

'Mr. Zezima Goes Back to Washington'

Jerry Zezima | Posted 09.09.2014 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

Before my recent visit to Washington, D.C., a town populated by clueless people, so one more wouldn't hurt, I had been in the nation's capital twice -- once on purpose.

Missing Teen: 'If You're Reading This, I'm Either Missing Or Dead'

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 07.10.2014 | Crime

Police in Washington state are searching for a teen who mysteriously disappeared after leaving a cryptic message in her journal. UPDATE: According ...

Marijuana Legalization Update

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.06.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

This year may see some progress on legalization, but it will be limited. But there are five state-level efforts where news is being made on the legalization front.

How DC's Political Intelligence Biz Made Fat Cats Fatter

Michael Winship | Posted 09.01.2014 | Politics
Michael Winship

As the revolving door spins faster than ever between jobs in government and corporate America, information and who you know are the currency that gets you through the tollgate, information that paying clients then use for ever greater profits and a competitive edge.

Red, White, and Renewable

Brigham A. McCown | Posted 08.31.2014 | Green
Brigham A. McCown

While uncertainty remains concerning the continuation of the federal tax subsidy programs for renewable energy, there is no doubt wind, solar, hydro, and even nuclear power should continue to play a growing part in America's energy production equation.

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.

Passing the Health Care Buck

Katie Vlietstra | Posted 08.25.2014 | Small Business
Katie Vlietstra

The addition of this new health care tax will add to the operating costs of the small business community in Washington, D.C. It's not unreasonable to assume that this new tax on health insurance carriers is going to be passed along to the individual policyholder's premium costs.

Clinton-Warren for Change

Brent Budowsky | Posted 08.20.2014 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

If a ticket of two women offers economic revival and transformational change based on financial justice championed by Pope Francis, the most popular figure on the world stage, support from women would be stratospheric and many men would join them.

If There Are U.S. Air Strikes, They Should Not Be For the Purpose of Propping Up the Failed Iraqi State

William Bradley | Posted 08.19.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

While the Iraqi military, with some help from Iran and the U.S., may be able to hold on to what is left within its purview, it's hard to see it reclaiming much territory without major foreign interventions. Which could easily backfire, both for Tehran and Washington, the only capitals which might be involved.

Jon Ward

What's Wrong With Washington? We Ask Those Who Left It Behind

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 06.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Americans view Congress more negatively now than at any point in our nation’s history. Which raises the oft-asked question: what...

Paris Wants to Know: Where is U.S. Leadership in the World?

Daniel Wagner | Posted 08.06.2014 | World
Daniel Wagner

While in Paris this week someone asked me when the U.S. will take a leading role in helping to resolve any number of the world's ongoing crises -- from Syria to Ukraine to the Central African Republic. My reply was that this will not happen for several reasons.