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How Beer Saved The World

Greg Voakes | Posted 10.16.2012 | Weird News
Greg Voakes

No matter what your brew of choice may be, whether you sip from a can or treat yourself from a tap, chances are there's a lot you don't know about your favorite beer.

"Rushing" to Judgment: What Responsibility Do Advertisers Have for Civility?

Stuart Muszynski | Posted 05.16.2012 | Media
Stuart Muszynski

Too few companies take responsibility for the potential role they can have in shaping the culture of America. They may value the values inside their companies, but they do not put their values-in-action outside of their companies to influence America.

In A G-Zero World, It's Every Nation For Itself

Devin Stewart | Posted 05.09.2012 | Books
Devin Stewart

"This book is not about the decline of the West," political scientist Ian Bremmer assures us in the introduction of his new book. "Nor is this a book about the rise of China and other emerging markets." Well, that's a relief.

"Too Cuticle for Words"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 05.07.2012 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

I can just imagine the lead of my obituary: "Jerry Zezima, a longtime newspaper columnist and certified public nuisance, died yesterday of complications from a hangnail. He was 58."

Alec Soth: Escape Artist

Catherine Despont | Posted 05.02.2012 | Arts
Catherine Despont

If there is something lonely and frightening in these images, there is also something dream-like and remembered -- something fed by our own fantasies -- the desire for freedom and safety, the desire to provide for oneself.

National Medal Awards at the White House

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 05.01.2012 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

Every visit to the White House is special, but there is something very exciting about witnessing this event. Perhaps it is because I am a painter and I understand the years of work that went into what they have achieved and I can rejoice with them in their successes.

America Is Not A Christian Nation

George Elerick | Posted 05.01.2012 | Religion
George Elerick

The continuation of self as the center of reality is part of the ideology that will eventually lead to America's down fall.

Which Team Are You On: Your Own or America's?

Stuart Muszynski | Posted 05.01.2012 | Politics
Stuart Muszynski

When Santorum was questioned about why he voted for "No Child Left Behind," he acknowledged that he voted "against the principles I believed in" and that he had to "take one for the team."

Convergence and Divergence in U.S. and Israel Policy on Iran

Abraham H. Foxman | Posted 04.29.2012 | World
Abraham H. Foxman

Both Americans and Israelis must question the likelihood of success of an attack on Iran, and the potential for dire consequences. But the conclusion each reaches may once again differ significantly because of divergent starting points.

Get a Life: Attend a Funeral

Stuart Muszynski | Posted 04.24.2012 | Politics
Stuart Muszynski

We can either live by the noisy standards of society or we can choose to do better. If we focus on the goodness of America -- on our shared values, aspirations and ideals -- maybe we will be able to share a vision and realize some of our goals.

Spotlight On: Santorum!

Susie Sampson | Posted 04.18.2012 | Comedy
Susie Sampson

With his miraculous resurgence, I figured I better focus on my new favorite conservative, Rick Santorum! I couldn't find many folks who support him but I'll look harder next time.

America's Critical Role In The Spiritual Evolution Of The World

Lorna Byrne | Posted 04.17.2012 | Religion
Lorna Byrne

Each time I land in America it's as if a gate to the new world opens. God and angels have told me that America is the gateway to humanity's future. It is where the choices that will determine mankind's future will be made.

One American Mosque: Two Crazy Acts

Dr. Faheem Younus | Posted 04.16.2012 | Religion
Dr. Faheem Younus

There is a bright line distinction, though, between both crazy acts: one is driven by knowledge and love, while the other by ignorance at best, and hatred at worse.

The Strongest Generation

Josh Tetrick | Posted 04.07.2012 | Impact
Josh Tetrick

Janessa Goldbeck is a woman on a bicycle -- and a mission to ride 4,200 miles for her country. But she needs your help. Janessa's not a professional ...

Jason Linkins

Everything And Everyone Has Made America Great [VIDEO]

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 02.09.2012 | Politics

When the Washington Press Club Foundation approached the people of HuffPost Hill to provide video entertainment for its 68th Annual Congressional Dinn...

The Politics of Sustainability

John Friedman | Posted 04.09.2012 | Green
John Friedman

It is time to review our foundational values and documents and establish why sustainability is very much based on American values that transcend today's politicized political climate.

We Too Need a "Super Bowl"

Enid Borden | Posted 04.08.2012 | Impact
Enid Borden

Hunger is not a spectator sport. Our Super Bowl is emptying of the ingredients necessary to sustain life for millions of hungry seniors. We can't wait 'til next year. Our time is running out.

'Gods, Gays and Guns' (EXCERPT)

Rev. Osagyefo Uhuru Sekou | Posted 04.07.2012 | Religion
Rev. Osagyefo Uhuru Sekou

In the post-9-11 era, one has been able to interchange the words "Christian," "conservative," "religious," "right," and "Republican" in one sentence without necessarily changing the meaning of the sentence.

Celebrating the Spirit of the Red Tails With My Fellow Service Members

Ravi Chaudhary | Posted 04.03.2012 | Home
Ravi Chaudhary

At the conclusion of the screening of Red Tails, we came to our feet with thunderous applause. But we did not face the screen. We turned and faced the real Red Tails standing among us, a fitting tribute to the icons that shaped every American Airman serving today.

Is America the Greatest Land on Earth?

Richard Schiffman | Posted 03.31.2012 | Politics
Richard Schiffman

Why won't I say that this is the greatest land on earth? For starters, because no land is the greatest land. Greatness is a pie that all have a piece of, but none can claim as their own exclusive possession.

'Places Of Faith' Tells What Really Goes On In America's Temples, Mosques And Churches

David Briggs | Posted 03.22.2012 | Religion
David Briggs

But what remains striking throughout this journey across America are the similarities at the core of the spiritual experiences.

My Hike Across America: Why I'm Taking Gadgets Into The Wilderness

Martin J. Bernstein | Posted 03.20.2012 | Travel
Martin J. Bernstein

When I tell people I'm about to spend a year hiking trails from New York to San Francisco with my two dogs they shake my hand, wish me luck and congratulate me for living out my dream. But brows furrow and jaws clench when they realize I'm bringing a smart phone.

Happy Birthday, Common Sense

Chris Weigant | Posted 03.13.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Two hundred and thirty-six years ago this week, a pamphlet was published in Philadelphia. Thomas Paine's Common Sense hit the American consciousness like a bombshell -- one which would reverberate for years to come.

Flipping America's Switch

Stuart Muszynski | Posted 03.13.2012 | Good News
Stuart Muszynski

Americans, both the "99%" and the "1%," need to focus first on what's going right with our country and then develop plans that embrace our shared values and common hopes and dreams.

Driver Safety: Scooting Around the World

Dr. Caroline Cicero | Posted 03.11.2012 | World
Dr. Caroline Cicero

On both sides of the Pacific and in diverse countries with all types of economies, traffic accidents are a public health issue that cannot be ignored.