iOS app Android app

.America

Why Can't They Be Friends?

Stuart Muszynski | Posted 02.20.2012 | Politics
Stuart Muszynski

At this time of year, Congress, who once again didn't get their chores done, might take a cue from children who aren't messing up because they know it's better to be good and nice than to risk getting on Santa's naughty list.

War Is Over. What Next?

Chris Weigant | Posted 02.19.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

To mark the milestone of the last American troops to leave Iraq, I'd like to take a wider view and look at the entire region, post-Saddam and post-Arab Spring.

Jeff Lorber Fusion's Exclusive Download, Plus Chatting With Chicago's Lee Loughnane and JB Baretsky

Mike Ragogna | Posted 02.08.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Come January 31, 2012, Jeff Lorber Fusion's Galaxy album will hit the streets. Here's a taste of the album, a track titled "Horace," that's an exclusive download for readers of The Huffington Post.

What's Liberal About A Civility Pledge?

Stuart Muszynski | Posted 02.07.2012 | Politics
Stuart Muszynski

If Congress wants an America that knows what it stands for, where things get done and where civility actually matters, it will set the example by signing the Purple America Pledge.

Political Words From God With Pastor Jim Miller

Susie Sampson | Posted 02.06.2012 | Comedy
Susie Sampson

2011-12-07-sampsonsodijfidjf.jpg

Review Of Pardons In Past Decade Shows Process Heavily Favored Whites

The Washington Post | Posted 12.04.2011 | Crime

White criminals seeking presidential pardons over the past decade have been nearly four times as likely to succeed as minorities, a ProPublica examina...

Iraq's Lesson for Libya: Thousands of Armed, Young, and Unemployed Men Now Need Jobs

Michael Shank | Posted 01.31.2012 | World
Michael Shank

Is the National Transitional Council a legitimate, representative body? When will elections be held? Is the new Libya going to be run by Islamists? Certainly these are important issues. Just as important, however, is the Libyan economy and how to get Libyans back to work.

Alice Neel's Dysfunctional Thanksgiving

Julia Friedman | Posted 01.28.2012 | Arts
Julia Friedman

On a free afternoon during a recent lecture trip to Eugene, Oregon, I stopped by the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art to see the traveling exhibition of...

GOP = Oops

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 01.18.2012 | Politics
Joe Peyronnin

The GOP primary process has been painful and embarrassing, especially for Republicans. While President Barack Obama faces a tough reelection campaign, the Republican Party seems to be doing all it can to help him win a second term. Or, as Governor Perry would say, "Oops."

21,000 Miles, One iPhone & Lots Of Real Food

Daniel Klein | Posted 01.15.2012 | Home
Daniel Klein

We've spent the last 6 months traveling the country bringing you stories about real food from across america. You've seen frogs legs in Arkansas, Sea ...

Seeking Stability in an Unstable World

Richard Attias | Posted 01.14.2012 | Business
Richard Attias

"In this connected world, we are all in the same boat. If part of the boat has a hole in it you cannot say afloat." The words of the chief executive of Hong Kong SAR, Donald Tsang, spoken at the APEC CEO Summit, could be said to embody the preoccupations of APEC as a whole.

Team Rubicon: Helping Vets Heal the World

MeiMei Fox | Posted 01.09.2012 | Impact
MeiMei Fox

In honor of Veterans Day, here's a much-needed story about the courage, goodwill and valuable skills that our veterans have to offer our society.

Art Works (And Is Celebrated at The White House)

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 01.09.2012 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

On Wednesday, November 2, I enjoyed an uplifting ceremony at the White House celebrating the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards - the...

I'm With Stupid: Let's All Just Stop Being Such Whimpering Brats

Todd Hartley | Posted 01.07.2012 | Comedy
Todd Hartley

Sometimes, in the course of human events, it becomes necessary to shut the hell up, stop occupying everywhere and tea partying everything, stop waving...

Structure Americana (PHOTOS)

Jade Doskow | Posted 12.31.2011 | Arts
Jade Doskow

2011-10-25-structureamericana300cm102511.jpg

Shariah Law: The Five Things Every Non-Muslim (and Muslim) Should Know

Qasim Rashid | Posted 01.04.2012 | Religion
Qasim Rashid

Shariah is a personal relationship between a Muslim and God. The First Amendment forbids Congress from passing laws that restrict the free exercise of religion--particularly private exercise.

Which Is More Useless: Limbaugh or a Classics Major?

Miranda Frum | Posted 01.02.2012 | Media
Miranda Frum

I see you have let your own educational insecurities shine through in your latest rant in which you "bravely" attempted to decipher the "sad-sack story" of a Classical Studies scholar. If only you had taken a philosophy course about the Sophists, you might have been better at debating your point.

Tea Party Removes Gay-Themed 'Fruited Plain' from America the Beautiful

James Napoli | Posted 01.01.2012 | Comedy
James Napoli

When asked about the idea that the song's lyric refers to the plains rich with agricultural crops in the shadow of the purple mountains, a Tea Party spokesman replied, "Health care is socialism."

Looking for the Dream of America

Michael Meade, D.H.L. | Posted 12.29.2011 | Politics
Michael Meade, D.H.L.

Occupy means "to keep and hold, to fill, to employ." It is high time to occupy America again; not the America of partisan politics and corporate influence; but the America that can hold and keep alive the dreams of its young people.

Halloween and the Scaremongering Health-and-Safety Brigade

Nathalie Rothschild | Posted 12.28.2011 | Parents
Nathalie Rothschild

The medieval roots of the door-to-door candy-collection tradition have all but been forgotten. These days Halloween is just an excuse to dress up as zombies, witches, vampires and other scary figures and to have a silly, cosy and fun time.

It's Finally Over -- and It Was Wrong

Jim Wallis | Posted 12.27.2011 | World
Jim Wallis

The initial feelings that rushed over me after hearing the announcement that we're pulling out of Iraq were of deep relief. But then they turned to deep sadness over the terrible cost of a war that was always wrong: intellectually, politically, strategically and, above all, morally.

Oakland Chief Denies Use Of Rubber Bullets, Dowels

Turnstyle | Posted 12.27.2011 | San Francisco
Turnstyle

By: Nishat Kurwa Oakland's acting police chief  Howard Jordan denied that his department used rubber bullets and wooden dowels on protesters dur...

Reflections On My Walk Across America (PHOTOS)

Nate Damm | Posted 12.24.2011 | Travel
Nate Damm

Things were tough at times, but I just kept on walking. On October 15, 2011, about seven and a half months after I began, I walked into the Pacific at Ocean Beach in San Francisco and completed the journey.

Modern Investments: A Historic Truth

Gov. Martin O'Malley | Posted 12.20.2011 | Politics
Gov. Martin O'Malley

To create jobs, modern economies require modern investments. That isn't a Democratic or Republican idea; it's a historic and economic truth that we have proved out time and again as a people.

Swiss Banks Summoned To Hearing On Tax Evasion

Posted 12.16.2011 | Business

ZURICH - Swiss banks accused of helping Americans to dodge taxes have been summoned to a parliamentary committee hearing this week at which they w...