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Not That Anyone Gives a Damn, But...

Warren Adler | Posted 08.26.2014 | Comedy
Warren Adler

1. I found lyrics to describe today's Middle East. "Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall, Humpty Dumpty had a great fall. All the king's horses and all the kin...

Clinton and Obama on Martha's Vineyard: Much Ado About Nothing

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 08.18.2014 | Politics
Peter D. Rosenstein

For the next year and a half President Obama as commander in chief will be making decisions. But there will be a presidential campaign going forward, hopefully including Hillary, and she must tell us how she views the world and America's place in it.

Russian-American Duet: How Do You Keep the Music Playing?

Tinatin Japaridze | Posted 08.11.2014 | Politics
Tinatin Japaridze

How do you keep the music playing in a chaotic political climate where the only music being played is a dissonant duet with counter-melodies that never resolve, but instead contradict the common theme?

Before Summer Quiets Down: Seek Moments of Solitude

Kirsten Blake | Posted 08.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Kirsten Blake

While we might not have the power to turn America into Europe and declare August vacances season, we can take small steps to stop the busyness in our own lives and take real moments of solitude -- a "vacances de la solitude," if you will.

In 49 Years, Some (But Not Enough) Progress

Rep. Joe Garcia | Posted 08.06.2014 | Politics
Rep. Joe Garcia

Today marks the 49th anniversary of the passage of a monumental law which forever changed our democracy. While some argue that the issues addressed by the Voting Rights Act of 1965 were long ago resolved, for the communities of South Florida, the law still plays a prominent role in our lives.

The Spirit of Shanti and Salaam (Part 2): American Sikhs, Muslims and Hindus Standing Together

Aamir Hussain | Posted 08.04.2014 | Religion
Aamir Hussain

As Americans of all backgrounds continue to try to achieve the ideals of the Civil Rights Movement on the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, members of three growing religions in the United States have a unique opportunity to stand together for equality and shared human dignity.

'Out of Many, One'

Trey Lyon | Posted 08.01.2014 | Religion
Trey Lyon

In 1782 an act of Congress determined that the latin phrase "e pluribus unum" would become the motto of a fledgling nation.

Why Does Everyone Hate American Tourists?

Nora Turriago | Posted 08.01.2014 | Travel
Nora Turriago

Venture even further, and you'll quickly find that the image of the American tourist is reflective of how the world at large views Americans: self-entitled, oblivious to matters outside of the U.S., with little desire to learn of different cultures or languages.

Who'll Come First, Internet Jesus or Cyber Adolf?

Jim Treacy | Posted 07.31.2014 | Politics
Jim Treacy

Conditions are rife for a global revolution, with channels to drive one ever strengthening. All that's missing is a charismatic leader to pull the strings. History imparts that person will arrive. Pray for goodness because it could be evil.

The Best American Restaurants Outside The States

The Daily Meal | Posted 07.31.2014 | Taste
The Daily Meal

It is hard to go too long without a juicy cheeseburger smack between the fluffiest bun.

Killing Shadows

Mohsin Mohi-Ud Din | Posted 07.30.2014 | Politics
Mohsin Mohi-Ud Din

In the relief of the shade, or rather, in our mixed shadows, we are one. Nature has deemed it so. Be it in Gaza... be it in Israel... be it Sunni or Shiite, these are like a boy throwing rocks at his own shadow; a boy throwing rocks at himself.

A Proud Russkiy Citizen or an Unpatriotic Traitor of Mother Russia?

Tinatin Japaridze | Posted 07.28.2014 | World
Tinatin Japaridze

I refuse to be defined by my passport -- both literally and metaphorically. Surely there's more to an individual than his personal identification number and/or the color of his passport?

America's Best Boardwalks

Fodor's | Posted 07.23.2014 | Travel
Fodor's

Fresh seafood, kitschy shops, and deep-fried Oreos are just a few of the things you'll find along the boardwalks that hug America's shorelines, but th...

America Will Be a Stronger Nation When Gay Marriage and Marijuana Are Legalized Nationally

H. A. Goodman | Posted 07.23.2014 | Politics
H. A. Goodman

When this generation allows Americans the basic right to marry and earn money from a plant that isn't responsible for "2.5 million years of potential life lost (YPLL) annually," then future legislation will be based more on reason than superstition or prejudice.

I Want to Visit Detroit Again, And Here's Why

Joah Spearman | Posted 07.22.2014 | Travel
Joah Spearman

I have spent a total of two days in Detroit, far too little time to assess whether or not any or all of those things are entirely accurate, but I can say without a doubt that I am excited to go back.

I'm Done Apologizing for Israel

Rabbi Menachem Creditor | Posted 07.21.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Menachem Creditor

I ask the enraged critics of Israel's defensive responses to Hamas: Would you have us not respond to this monstrosity? Do you think it's not worth losing the PR battle to retain our humanity and save as many lives as possible?

5 Reasons Everyone Wants to Live in California (Photos)

Stephanie Be | Posted 09.14.2014 | Travel
Stephanie Be

People from around the world are trying to wiggle their way into the Golden State. Can you blame them?

What the US Men's Soccer Team Has Taught America

Kevin Siskar | Posted 09.14.2014 | Sports
Kevin Siskar

When Landon Donovan lead the American Outlaws on their 2010 run in the World Cup people were paying attention but it was mainly just soccer enthusiasts watching. It appears now though, that the excitement of the 2010 World Cup set the framework for soccer to grow over the last four years.

The 14 Most American Things You Can Do in America

Thrillist | Posted 09.09.2014 | Travel
Thrillist

Because being a True American involves more than drinking canned beer while standing on your furniture.

America Was Built on Hope Not Fear

Byron Williams | Posted 09.09.2014 | Politics
Byron Williams

For all of its virtues and vices, America has always stood as a beacon of hope. Movements such as civil rights, women's suffrage, and gay equality could not have occurred if America did not promote hope and possibility.

'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.

10 Iconic Things You Can Only Do in America

SmarterTravel | Posted 09.07.2014 | Travel
SmarterTravel

Rediscover your patriotic streak this summer with an iconic American experience.

America Is Number One, Always

Blake Henderson | Posted 09.02.2014 | Comedy
Blake Henderson

Let me start off by saying that I don't really care for numbers. Never have. But there's one number that I know in my heart to be true: that America is number one.

God, bless America

Jennifer Boykin | Posted 09.03.2014 | Fifty
Jennifer Boykin

God, bless America. I added the comma and the lowercase "b" because, without them, it seems like we are making a demand of god, rather than approach...

7 Hottest Tech Trends in 1776

Shelly Palmer | Posted 09.06.2014 | Technology
Shelly Palmer

In the 1770s, America was a relatively low tech, agrarian society, but as you can see from the list below, all that was about to change. So here, for your Independence Day reading pleasure, are the seven hottest tech trends circa 1776.