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It's a Wonderful Life, Comrade

Michael Winship | Posted 02.23.2015 | Politics
Michael Winship

The Hollywood Christmas classic was once accused of hiding a subversive Communist message. A number of years ago, I was telling a longtime city dweller friend of mine yet another story about the small, upstate New York town in which I grew up.

11 Witches From Fiction Who Embody What Feminism Really Means

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 10.31.2014 | Books

Of all the spooky beings spotlighted on Halloween, none is more truly badass than the witch. Sure, they may seem a little square in the age of sex...

The Real, Shocking History Of Witch Hunts (EXCERPT)

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 09.30.2014 | Books

The word "witches" may cause modern minds to leap to Harry Potter and the fantastical world of Hogwarts, but witches and witchcraft have a real and tr...

Mythical Numbers and Satanic Ritual Abuse

Ross Cheit | Posted 09.10.2014 | Politics
Ross Cheit

It's a mythical number that skeptics never question. And it's come up again and again in the national press for decades. It's purportedly the number of victims from the infamous child sexual abuse cases of the 1980s and 1990s. Not child victims, though.

Modern Witch Explains How Her Beliefs Affect Her Children

HuffPost Live | Posted 07.10.2014 | Religion

What's it like to have a witch for a mother? Tova, a self-identified witch who uses her first name only and created the website The Way Of The Witc...

Cruel Justice: The Case of Don Siegelman

Bennett L. Gershman | Posted 08.03.2014 | Politics
Bennett L. Gershman

Of all the egregious instances of misconduct by the Bush administration's Department of Justice, no case epitomizes the abusive, vindictive, and politically-driven agenda as much as the prosecution of Don Siegelman.

Justine Sacco, Internet Justice, and the Dangers of a Righteous Mob

Tarun Wadhwa | Posted 02.22.2014 | Technology
Tarun Wadhwa

At no point in history has it been this easy to destroy your entire life so quickly in such few words.  As the saga of InterActiveCorp PR Exec...

So Do We Really Need Funding For Science Or Benefits For Vets?

Mandy Jackson-Beverly | Posted 12.02.2013 | Fifty
Mandy Jackson-Beverly

Don't worry veterans, you might not get your educational and rehabilitation benefits, but it could be worse. Actually it will be worse if this goes on for more than a few weeks, but let's not go there. Tune in next week, what's next? Witch hunts?

Management Isn't a Quest for Scapegoats

Edward Muzio | Posted 10.12.2013 | Business
Edward Muzio

If you believe the most skeptical people (and statistics), there's a sizable population of employees out there who don't have much idea what's going on, and who get by largely by looking hectically busy and useful to others too overwhelmed to notice the deception.

Startling Explanation For Papua New Guinea's Witch Hunts?

AP | ROD McGUIRK | Posted 08.10.2013 | World

CANBERRA, Australia — On a tropical island where most people live in huts, assailants armed with guns, machetes and axes stormed the wooden hous...

'ParaNorman': Unmasking The Myth Of Redemptive Violence With Cartoon Zombies

Derek Flood | Posted 06.30.2013 | Religion
Derek Flood

Not surprisingly, if you look for Christian reviews of "ParaNorman," you will see many focus on warnings to stay way from the occult. Sadly, this response misses the profoundly deep moral message behind this film.

Jason Linkins

Michele Bachmann Points To Huma Abedin As Muslim Brotherhood Infiltrator | Jason Linkins | Posted 07.19.2012 | Politics

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.), apparently in need of some attention, has launched some sort of paranoid inquiry into whether the U.S. Congress has b...

Language Explosion

Posted 05.20.2012 | Arts

The mission of Lesley Dill's 'Faith & the Devil' could not be any more ambitious: the artist aims to examine the eternal struggle between faith and ev...

Weather May Have Spurred Famous Historical Event

Posted 04.21.2012 | Science

By: Natalie Wolchover Published: 04/20/2012 01:12 PM EDT on Lifes Little Mysteries Historical records indicate that, worldwide, witch hunts occur ...

Movie Review: The Green

Marshall Fine | Posted 12.18.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Every teacher's nightmare is being accused of violating the trust they've been given: doing something to abuse or harm one of their students. And, in...

Sarah Jessica Parker: Who Do You Think You Are?

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 06.07.2011 | Entertainment
Megan Smolenyak

Sarah Jessica Parker is the most intriguing of paradoxes. Best known as sophisticated fashionista Carrie Bradshaw on Sex and the City, she somehow manages to also embody the girl next door.

The Reincarnation of Joseph McCarthy -- Congressman King

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christopher Brauchli

America is not at war with Islam. But if Mr. King's hearings go as planned, it is a safe bet that lots of Muslims will believe the Republican party is.

Anti-Gay Bullying is Today's Witch-Hunting

Irene Monroe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Irene Monroe

Due to homophobic bullying some of our lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) children feel like they are looked upon as today's witches.

Value-Added Misses the Mark - And the Point

Brock Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Brock Cohen

In the span of time it's taken the LA Times to publish what amounted to a three-part love letter, Value-Added has gone from experimental evaluation metric to union-busting public education panacea.

Bite Your Tongue

Ellen Snortland | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Ellen Snortland

Some modern cures for the ancient causes of the common scold Is "Numbskull: Please scold me!" tattooed on my forehead? I've been the target of severa...

'Child Witches' And LGBTQ Youth

Irene Monroe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Irene Monroe

This Halloween, as I think of the children in Africa and of LGBTQ children here at home, I am reminded of our present and past witch-hunts.

Bolivia's Witch Markets

GlobalPost | Sara Shahriari | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

By Sara Shahriari LA PAZ, Bolivia -- At first sight, Calle de las Brujas doesn't look so witchy -- there are no steaming cauldrons or pointy hats. ...

Killing Of Innocent Women Linked To 'Sorcery' Is Overwhelming Police In Papua New Guinea

The Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Nearly all the residents of Koge watched as Julianna Gene and Kopaku Konia were dragged from their homes, to be hung from trees and tortured for sever...

Gambian Man, Kidnapped By Witch Hunters, Describes His Ordeal

allAfrica | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Mr. Ali Marr of Barra, a victim of the witch hunting exercise that saw the abduction of people by armed security agents and so-called witch hunters, r...

Dick Cheney Believes There Are Witches in Gambia

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Cenk Uygur

Is it possible that people will say absolutely anything to get you to stop torturing them, including admitting to being a witch?