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Counting the Bodies

Warren Adler | Posted 10.24.2012 | Home
Warren Adler

As we turn our eyes and ears away from the terrible fault lines of our species, it might be well to remember that immortal line from Pogo, "We have met the enemy and he is us."

100-Year-Old Mystery Package Opened

The Huffington Post | Katherine Bindley | Posted 08.27.2012 | Home

It was a mystery 100 years in the making. On Friday, the contents of a mysterious package from Otta, Norway were finally revealed. The package, wh...

An Insular Romney Struggles With His Surprisingly Heartfelt Veep Pick After Striking Out Internationally

William Bradley | Posted 10.23.2012 | Home
William Bradley

Mitt Romney has very big problems as he contemplates rolling into Florida's hurricane country for an even windier than usual GOP confab. Frankly, he's fortunate that he's not already set to lose by a landslide.

Pilot And Jet Share Survival Story

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 08.23.2012 | Home

Ex-Navy pilot Bob Besal survived a mid-air jet collision in 1974 and later became a decorated war hero. Last week, the 62-year-old discovered (h/t CNN...

The Visual Chronicles of the Urban Bicycle

Charles R. Wolfe | Posted 08.18.2012 | Home
Charles R. Wolfe

Today, across the world, in multiple contexts, the allure of the bicycle knows no bounds. For the past several years, I have been documenting this trend with my own photographs, in order to tell a short story with minimal words.

Pussy Riot: The Cost of Standing Up

Sam Koppelman | Posted 10.17.2012 | Home
Sam Koppelman

So, today, in light of the Pussy Riot sentencing, I ask that everyone reading this joins me and takes a step back from your day-to-day struggles to appreciate the freedoms we have as Americans.

Is This The Coolest Prank Ever?

The Huffington Post | Mark Hanrahan | Posted 08.17.2012 | Home

When Tobias Mathijsen's younger brother hacked his Facebook page, the filmmaker decided to respond creatively. Rather than trying to hack his brot...

The Syrian Morality Test

Michael Sharnoff | Posted 10.16.2012 | Home
Michael Sharnoff

This is not necessarily an appeal for Arab troops to put their boots on the ground, but it is a reminder that Arabs and Muslims are perfectly capable of intervening. That is, if they wanted to do so.

Foreign Policy Matters: Romney Chooses Belligerence Over Coherence

Michael Hughes | Posted 10.08.2012 | Home
Michael Hughes

Romney has not tried to differentiate himself from Obama in any transformational way -- he has simply amped the volume. Although the economy will drive this election, foreign policy does matter because it's the government function over which the president has the most direct control.

Fasten Your Seat Belt: Diplomacy's Believe it Or Not

David Harris | Posted 10.05.2012 | Home
David Harris

In Iranian eyes, this would confer the legitimacy, support and photo ops the country craves. Iranian officials have been fanning out all over the world, using both "carrots" and "sticks" at their disposal, to promote attendance. Will they succeed?

U.S. 'Hopeful' Israel Has No Imminent Iran Attack Plans

www.nytimes.com | Posted 10.02.2012 | Home

ASHKELON, Israel -- A series of public statements and private communications from the Israeli leadership in recent weeks set off renewed concerns in t...

Can Lessons From the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Help Solve Washington's Deadlock?

Ari Ratner | Posted 10.01.2012 | Home
Ari Ratner

Republicans and Democrats can squabble endlessly over the percentages of territory each will cede, but this is the broad framework that we are likely headed towards. And yet, no agreement has been reached. Why?

Romney's Dangerous Buffoonery

William Bradley | Posted 10.01.2012 | Home
William Bradley

Did Romney have anything of sophistication and significance to say about the bubbling, and potentially lethal, current crises in the Persian Gulf and the South China Sea? He had nothing to say on the latter, though he wants to "get tough" with China in general.

Josh Elliott Round-The-Clock Hosting Day

Posted 07.28.2012 | Home

Josh Elliott had a busier week than usual. In addition to greeting viewers on "Good Morning America" and the network's newly launched daytime prog...

Romney's Olympics Gaffe Sparks Outpouring Of Reaction

Posted 07.26.2012 | Home

Mitt Romney's first trip abroad as the presumptive Republican presidential nominee got off to a rough start when he offended his British hosts by ques...

War Minus the Shooting

David Goldblatt | Posted 09.23.2012 | Home
David Goldblatt

When you look at the Olympics through the right lenses, you start to see army influences everywhere.

COLORED CARTILAGE: A Japanese Artist Turns Animal Skeletons Into Beautiful Works Of Art

Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 07.20.2012 | Home

No bones about it: A former fisherman-turned-artist in Yokohama City, Japan, is making art lovers look at fish skeletons in a new way. Iori Tomita,...

Police Confiscation of Condoms From Sex Workers Compromises Public Health and Fuels HIV/AIDS

Chi Mgbako | Posted 09.19.2012 | Home
Chi Mgbako

As states distribute free condoms to promote public health while arresting those suspected of engaging in sex work for possessing them, they waste resources and muddle public messaging about the necessity of practicing safe sex.

From Nasser to Tahrir Square: The Story of U.S. Influence in Egypt

Michael Hughes | Posted 09.17.2012 | Home
Michael Hughes

Lloyd Gardner's Road to Tahrir Square exposes how the U.S. empowered Egyptian dictator Hosni Mubarak with the "tools of repression" for the past 30 years and the extent to which American policymakers have shaped Egypt's destiny, including the very outcome of its historic revolution.

Happy Birthday, Nelson Mandela!

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 09.16.2012 | Home

Celebrations will take place across the world tomorrow to mark Nelson Mandela’s 94th birthday. A Nobel peace laureate, Mandela spent 27 years in...

Why the Clintons Need Obama to Win: Uncertainty as Hillary Pushes the Big Geopolitical Pivot

William Bradley | Posted 09.12.2012 | Home
William Bradley

If Hillary Clinton is to have the option of running for president in 2016, she needs a strong legacy as secretary of state, by far the most important post she's ever held.

Why Falling Oil Prices Are a Good Buying Opportunity -- An Interview With Jim Rogers

James Burgess | Posted 09.11.2012 | Home
James Burgess

Falling oil and gas prices may offer some respite to consumers, but are they enough to help the economy or are they a symptom of deeper problems?

South Sudan One Year Later: Indicators of Hope

Don Golden | Posted 07.10.2012 | Home
Don Golden

This month, as South Sudan celebrates its first year as an independent state, a great feeling of expectation lingers at the beginning of this all-important rainy season.

A Neglected Anniversary

David Harris | Posted 09.07.2012 | Home
David Harris

Libya is once again in the news. It's been a while, since the media largely lost interest following Muammar Gaddafi's ouster and assassination. The...

Haiti's Battle to Shake Off a Poor Reputation

Henri-Claude Müller-Poitevien | Posted 09.07.2012 | Home
Henri-Claude Müller-Poitevien

For decades Haiti has fought a reputational battle against those in the international community and the media that portray Haiti as an eternally poor, ravaged nation unable to stand on its own feet, forever dominated by outside interests and without the ability to prosper.