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Pitched Preservation Battle to Save New York's Valley Forge

Room Eight | Room Eight | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Pitched Preservation Battle to Save New York's Valley Forge  By Michael Boyajian  There is a scene in a Sherlock Holmes story where Holmes turns to ...

Bungled Health Care Process Gets Blamed on Scapegoat Coakley

Jennifer Donahue | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jennifer Donahue

he balance of health care reform passage would not hang on Martha Coakley unless Washington had made it so. What will it take to put something up for a vote?

Why Brown Is Not the Pro-Life Candidate In Massachusetts Senate Race

Kathleen Kennedy Townsend | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kathleen Kennedy Townsend

How is the defeat of health care a pro-life position? A recent study from Harvard Medical School claims 40,000 Americans die on average every year as a consequence of having no health insurance.

Rare Tree Stolen From Seattle Arboretum, Probably For Christmas Tree

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

SEATTLE -- Whoever cut down a 7-foot conifer in the Washington Park Arboretum in Seattle got a lot more than a typical Christmas tree. It was a rare,...

Obama's Speech (TEXT): Transcript Of President Obama's Speech About Gay Rights

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The official transcript of President Obama's address at The Human Rights Campaign's 13th Annual National Dinner on Saturday, as released by the White ...

"The Other City" -- The Story of AIDS in Washington and AIDS in America

Jose Antonio Vargas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jose Antonio Vargas

As we mark World AIDS Day, here are facts about Washington, D.C., home to the first African Americans in the White House: At least 3 percent of the city's population is HIV-positive. A little more than 7 percent of all residents age 40 to 49 carry the virus. For the record, President Barack Obama is 48 and First Lady Michelle Obama is 45.

Build, Don't Destroy in Afghanistan: An Open Letter to President Obama

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Wallis

Already, thousands of our readers have signed a letter and contacted the White House urging a new way forward in Afghanistan. I encourage you to read it and to endorse this message if you have not done so already.

How to Live on $0 a Day: Assuaging Rage, One Prick at a Time

Lesley Stern | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Lesley Stern

If you're quivering with rage just thinking about Wall Street, it's time to take action. I've discovered a way to achieve a semblance of inner peace without therapists, tranquilizers or weapons.

One Year After Obama's Election: Still Smarter...Than The Alternative

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

What puts this first year in perspective for me is that: Obama may not be smarter than all of us, but he sure is smarter by a long shot than McCain would have been. And that, for now, is enough for me.

Happiness in the Post-Shopping Economy

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

My late mother used shopping as a hobby. If she were still alive, I wonder if she would be looking for something else to occupy her time. It seems many Americans are.

2010: The Year Main Street Sticks It to Wall Street and Washington

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

If anyone has ever dreamed of being an office holder, 2010 is the year to do it. There are going to be several situations where voters elect a complete unknown, just to express their anger about the incumbent.

Wall Street Tells the President of the United States to Bugger Off

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

With the nation up in arms about the perversity of pouring billions into the coffers of the banks the symbolism of the three CEO's tone deaf failure to be present in Washington is beyond understanding.

U.N. Ambassador Kohona: Sri Lanka Refugee Situation Improving

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

Fourteen years after the civil war in Rwanda, refugees are still living in mud huts.  In Bosnia, following Balkanization, people lacked heat and ...

Hiring Tax Credit: Support Builds For Proposal Rewarding Employers For Hiring, More Hours

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/07/business/07tax.html | Catherine Rampell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The idea of a tax credit for companies that create new jobs, something the federal government has not tried since the 1970s, is gaining support among ...

Only in America: Ambassador Sichan Siv - From the Killing Fields to the White House

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

I first met Ambassador Sichan Siv in 2004. He spoke on surviving Pol Pot's Killing Fields in Cambodia - and coming to America. He ended up working in the White House and then the United Nations.

Biting The Vampire Back: 8 Measures To Protect Your Vital Force

Dr. Cara Barker | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cara Barker

Let's refocus. What if we practiced removing attention from what drains us, and choose to take proactive steps towards what revitalizes?

Amtrak prepares for high ridership on Thanksgiving

NJ.com | NJ.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

John O'Boyle/The Star-LedgerA December 2007 file photo of passengers boarding a Washington D.C.-bound Amtrak train at Penn Station in New York Cit...

Why Sen. Dodd's Opposition to the Federal Reserve is Ill-Conceived

Georges Ugeux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Georges Ugeux

Had Senate Banking Committee's Chairman Chris Dodd's proposal been effective before the crisis, where would we be today?

Deer Jumps Into Lion Den At DC Zoo (VIDEO): Animal Escaped, But Was Put Down

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

A wild deer jumped into the lion enclosure at the National Zoo in Washington D.C. on Sunday and inspired onlookers as it fought to escape from the big...

Washington Life's Social Year in Review

Washington Life Magazine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Washington Life Magazine

The Huffington Post Inauguration Ball was named Washington Life Magazine's #1 event of the 2009 Social Year in its first prime-time TV special.

Afghanistan: A Whole New Approach

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Wallis

When you massively intervene in a country as much as the U.S. has in Afghanistan, you can't responsibly just walk away. We must lead with what works -- development.

Cop Brings Gun To Snowball Fight

Washington City Paper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

According to an eyewitness, a D.C. Police detective went nuts after kids pelted his Hummer with snowballs at 14th and U Streets NW this afternoon. The...

Goodbye/Hello 14 "Burning The Ships "

Patt Cottingham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Patt Cottingham

In 1519 the Spanish Conquistador Hernando Cortez anchored his 11 ships off the Yucatan Peninsula. Thousands of miles of ocean separated him from Spa...

Salahi Watch Fake: Patek Philippe Watch Handed Over To Pay Debt Is Fake, Jeweler Says

AP | By BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A couple that crashed a White House party turned over a watch to pay a landscaping debt, but a jeweler is saying it's a fake luxury time...

The Explosion of the Afghan Insurgency: Utterly Predictable, Yet Hotly Debated

Derrick Crowe | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Derrick Crowe

Recently leaked intelligence assessments reportedly show that Al-Qaida and the jihadist Taliban groups account for only 10 percent of the insurgents in Afghanistan.