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Floyd Mayweather, Jr. and the Death of the Gentleman, Sportsmanship, and Class in American Society

Michael W. Waters | Posted 11.22.2011 | Religion
Michael W. Waters

But this is much bigger than boxing. What happened in the ring Saturday night is a microcosm of what is taking place within this country. The state of manhood in America is increasingly troubled.

By Forcing Tough Decisions, Republicans Are Adults in the Room

Gary Shapiro | Posted 11.15.2011 | Politics
Gary Shapiro

While Democrats are sticking to the old script, Republicans seem to have grown up a little. On a nationwide scale, Republicans are spurning feel-good solutions and vague promises. Instead, the GOP is offering tough decisions and priority setting. And it seems to be working.

Great American Dive Bars

Find. Eat. Drink. | Posted 11.13.2011 | Food
Find. Eat. Drink.

We know it's nearly impossible to complete a list of the greatest dive bars in America, but here is a start. This list is picks from bartenders, som...

We Can Handle the Truth: Our Government Is a Jobs Killer

Gary Shapiro | Posted 11.13.2011 | Business
Gary Shapiro

There was a moment in President Obama's speech to a joint session of Congress Thursday night when Candidate Obama returned to the limelight. Unfortunately, it was short-lived.

Can America Afford Equality?

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 11.13.2011 | Politics
Hoyt Hilsman

If we as Americans accept the idea that the only hope for our future rests with the rich and the multinationals, and that we must abandon the fundamental principle of equality of opportunity, then perhaps we need to take another look at the American Dream.

Designing Solidarity For 9/11 Anniversary

Turnstyle | Posted 11.12.2011 | Arts
Turnstyle

Originally published on Turnstylenews.com, a digital information service surfacing emerging stories in news, entertainment, art and culture; powered ...

The State Department's Jobs Agenda

Robert Hormats | Posted 11.11.2011 | Business
Robert Hormats

The President is rebuilding the economy the American way -- based on balance, fairness, and the same set of rules for everyone from Wall Street to Main Street -- where hard work and responsibility pay and gaming the system is penalized.

10 Years and Still Gone

B.D. Gallof | Posted 11.09.2011 | New York
B.D. Gallof

We as a nation have not done enough with the World Trade Center ground zero. It lies unfinished like so many other things that America used to stand for before two jets slammed into the Twin Towers.

International Policy: Its Relationship to the Domestic Economy

Rep. Dennis Kucinich | Posted 11.09.2011 | Politics
Rep. Dennis Kucinich

This coming Sunday we will observe the 10th anniversary of a terrible blow to our nation's sense of security and confidence. We need to remember who we are. And in the act of remembering we will regain our confidence and our economic strength.

September 11, 2001: The Day I Forgot I Had Cancer

Dori Hartley | Posted 01.23.2012 | New York
Dori Hartley

On the morning of 9/11, I lay in bed swooning from the effects of chemo. The TV was on, and I found myself watching a live report that focused on the hijacking of a plane that seemed to be approaching the World Trade Center.

‘Top Secret America’: A Look At The Military’s Joint Special Operations Command

The Washington Post | DANA PRIEST and WILLIAM M. ARKIN | Posted 11.02.2011 | World

The CIA’s armed drones and paramilitary forces have killed dozens of al-Qaeda leaders and thousands of its foot soldiers. But there is another myste...

America’s Decade Of Disaster

National Journal | Michael Hirsh | Posted 11.02.2011 | Politics

On Sept. 10, 2001, the United States of America stood at the pinnacle of its power and prestige. Even Rome, in its heyday, did not have the economic a...

The Parallactic View

Steven Weber | Posted 11.01.2011 | Politics
Steven Weber

To return home from being abroad is to see America as it is and marvel at the mess it's become, like looking at a celebrity from a strictly verboten angle and seeing the scars, the stitches, the ooze.

I Love a Parade

Warren Adler | Posted 11.01.2011 | Home
Warren Adler

As a parade watcher, there is one parade that sticks in my mind and just recalling the images of that day sends chills of patriotic pride down my spine.

Review: The Adjustment by Scott Phillips

Carole Mallory | Posted 11.01.2011 | Books
Carole Mallory

Just where do many of America's criminals come from? Scott Phillips' searing fourth novel, The Adjustment, plots the journey of PR man Wayne Ogd...

Obama's Libya Strategy Proves His Critics Wrong

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.22.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The American military continued in a support role -- exactly as Obama told us would happen -- and the outcome, at this point in time, has to be judged a clear success.

PHOTOS: 13 Local Words You'll Need To Travel The U.S.

Mim Harrison | Posted 10.09.2011 | Books
Mim Harrison

We Americans should all be talking the same by now. Television, chain stores and texting should surely have expunged from our tongues all those quirky regionalisms.

Do Faith-based Groups Have A Place In 21st Century America?

Jasmeet Sidhu | Posted 10.04.2011 | Religion
Jasmeet Sidhu

Hearing these ideas on the same weekend the debt crisis was being fought, it seemed more pertinent than ever to me that religious groups become more empowered to step into the public space where the government can no longer.

7 OECD Countries with the Highest Incarceration Rates: US and Israel Top List!

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 09.28.2011 | Crime
Howard Steven Friedman

As the U.S. continues loading its jails and looking for new places to build larger prisons, we should be asking more questions. Why does the U.S. need so many more prisoners than other countries?

Debt Crisis Sparks America's Global Moment

Andrew Nagorski | Posted 09.27.2011 | Politics
Andrew Nagorski

There was a time when Americans were firmly convinced that European problems were ones that they did not have to worry about. Suddenly, Europe's problems don't look that remote or dissimilar.

Hindu Community Makes Its White House Debut

Rabbi Joshua Stanton | Posted 09.27.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Joshua Stanton

The Hindu community in America is joining other religious communities on the national stage, not only as an equal participant, but a veritable host to them.

Dog Days of Summer in Toad Suck

Maggie Van Ostrand | Posted 09.08.2011 | Travel
Maggie Van Ostrand

I just got back from a cross-country drive with my two dogs and boy did we have a few adventures along the way. We were headed from Southern Californi...

A Century City Station at Constellation? You Betcha!

Joel Epstein | Posted 09.17.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

Last week, just after a large deer decided to make itself a hood ornament on our car, I got to thinking about what a great country this is. In spite ...

The 6 Most American Things That Aren't Made In America

cracked.com | Posted 09.14.2011 | Comedy

Many of the great symbols of Liberty we Americans cherish are actually not American at all. The Statue of Liberty is French, the hot dog is mostly Mex...

Imagine Cup Dispatch: Return of the One Man Army

Adam Daniels | Posted 09.13.2011 | College
Adam Daniels

Kevin Pfister has at least one distinct quality over his competition: he's the only one-person team. (Oh, he's also the only Brit, so I guess that's a...