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The Faithful Shopper: All for Love

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 04.01.2014 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

Ah, Valentine's Day, when we show those we love the extent of our affections the old-fashioned way -- with gifts! Fortunately, we have multiple option...

8 Ways to Make Obama's Opportunity Goals a Reality

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 04.01.2014 | Politics
Sarah van Gelder

If we were to measure the real wealth of our society -- our health and well-being, the health of the natural world, our level of education, etc. -- we would see that inequality itself is reducing our nation's well being, and the power of big corporations is allowing the degradation of our communities and environment.

Legal Marijuana: a Tale of Two Coasts

Jane Marcus, Ph.D. | Posted 03.31.2014 | Impact
Jane Marcus, Ph.D.

I have spent almost 30 years studying the history and progress of our nation's drug policy and working toward reform. I believe the harms resulting from the prohibition of drugs, particularly marijuana, put our children at much greater risk than legalization does.

Christie Is an Amateur

Mike Smith | Posted 03.29.2014 | Politics
Mike Smith

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Here Are The Public Schools That Are Teaching Creationism With Taxpayer Money

Slate | Chris Kirk | Posted 01.27.2014 | Politics

Thousands of schools in states across the country take taxpayer money to cast doubt on basic science. ...

Remains Found In Washington State May Be Those Of Long-Vanished Fugitive

Reuters | Posted 03.26.2014 | Crime

By Jonathan Kaminsky OLYMPIA, Washington (Reuters) - Washington state authorities believe they have unearthed the remains of an escaped...

They Should Name A Building For Him

Max Allan Collins | Posted 03.25.2014 | DC
Max Allan Collins

Recently U.S. Senators Mark Kirk (R-Ill.), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) and Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) proposed naming the Washington headquarters of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives after Eliot Ness, leader of the famed "Untouchables."

DEA Chief Says Legalization is 'Reckless and Irresponsible'

The 420 Times | Posted 03.18.2014 | Green
The 420 Times

The clouds have parted. The birds are chirping. It really is a new day in America after Colorado began its first fully legal recreational sales this ...

What Happens When East Meets West?

Sister Jenna | Posted 03.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Sister Jenna

I've been traveling to India for over 20 years, and each time I visit I find out something new about myself. I find that I have more space to love, accommodate, care, give passage and smile more.

Coal -- Not In Any Backyard

Allen Schmertzler | Posted 03.18.2014 | Arts
Allen Schmertzler

Art about hard issues is easier to take if it doesn't hit you over the head. Sculptor Bonnie Meltzer wants people to stick around to look at her art...

Ryan J. Reilly

DEA: State Marijuana Legalization 'Reckless And Irresponsible'

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The decision of Washington state and Colorado to legalize a plant directly responsible for the deaths of zero people is "reckless and ir...

Obamacare Enrollment 'Surge' Continues Into 2014

Reuters | Sharon Begley | Posted 03.17.2014 | Politics

NEW YORK, Jan 15 (Reuters) - The late-December surge that pushed enrollment in private health insurance plans under Obamacare past 2.1 million peopl...

Washington's Millionaire Boyz Club

Michael Winship | Posted 03.15.2014 | Politics
Michael Winship

An analysis of personal financial disclosure data by the non-partisan Center for Responsive Politics reveals that "for the first time in history" a majority of senators and representatives are millionaires.

Is Chris Christie Frank Underwood?

Gregoris Kalai | Posted 03.11.2014 | Politics
Gregoris Kalai

Frank Underwood may have gotten what he wanted because he knows how to push and intimidate people. That very trait could be behind the fall of Chris Christie.

The Top 10 Marijuana Developments in 2013

Rob Kampia | Posted 03.10.2014 | Politics
Rob Kampia

Public support for making marijuana legal reached a record high in 2013. A Pew Research Center poll released in April showed 52 percent support, and a Gallup poll in October showed 58 percent support. It's now safe to say most Americans are fed up with marijuana prohibition.

State Could Have Too Many Pot Growers

AP | GENE JOHNSON | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington state could be facing a curious economics problem: too many pot growers. More than 2,600 applications have been submitted...

Resolutions From Congress

Mike Smith | Posted 03.02.2014 | Politics
Mike Smith

See more cartoons by Mike Smith at Las Vegas Sun. @smithtoons...

The 10 Most Hopeful Stories of 2013 to Inspire Your New Year

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 03.01.2014 | Impact
Sarah van Gelder

There was something almost apocalyptic about 2013. But much happened that was hopeful this year -- a new pope focused on inequality, successful minimum wage campaigns spread across the country, and the number of states allowing gay marriage doubled.

Maybe It Was the Mistletoe: Huge Settlement in Lawsuit Over Dirty Stormwater Pollution

Bart Mihailovich | Posted 02.20.2014 | Green
Bart Mihailovich

In this story, it was regular citizens and a federal court, not the Ghost of Christmas Future, that gave the County a glimpse of what it means to be on the hook for Clean Water Act fines.

Photographing the 40th Parallel of America

Heidi Legg | Posted 02.12.2014 | Arts
Heidi Legg

"I'm really concerned with place and how I find myself in the world and by that extension, how other people find themselves in the world. Where are we? And how do we navigate the local space around us?"

COMING UP: #ShameOnDC: No Progress On Guns

HuffPost Live | Posted 12.13.2013 | Politics

Newtown families were promised a fight against gun violence, but the fight on Capitol Hill has lost momentum. What happened? We hear from HuffPost com...

Climate Change This Week: Sudden Surprises, Cheap Wind, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 02.11.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Gradual Climate Shifts Could Have Sudden Impacts says the US National Research Council, reports Brian Kahn at Climate Central. Abrupt shifts in the c...

Moving Crude Oil-by-Rail: Impacts to Spokane and Beyond

Bart Mihailovich | Posted 02.09.2014 | Green
Bart Mihailovich

When it's all risk and no reward, it's all of our responsibility to stand up and protect not just Spokane but the rest of Washington from bad deals on wheels.

Private Equity Assaults DC Supermarket

Barry D. Wood | Posted 02.09.2014 | Business
Barry D. Wood

WASHINGTON -- The gale force wind from Toronto struck DC December 2nd with the announcement by Natural Markets Food Group CEO Robin Michel that the Sp...

Washington, BYU Set For Fight Hunger Bowl

AP | Posted 12.08.2013 | Sports

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Washington has been picked as the opponent for BYU in the Fight Hunger Bowl. The Cougars locked up a bid to the Dec. 27 game i...