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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...

It's Not My Default

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 09.13.2011 | Politics
Joe Peyronnin

Republicans and Democrats are on a collision course over raising the nation's debt ceiling. Failure to do so will have dire consequences on all Americans and the global economy. Regretfully, it is politics as usual in Washington.

Americans Deeply Pessimistic About Economy

Reuters | Posted 09.12.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Americans are deeply pessimistic about the future as economic concerns rise and White House talks on raising the U.S. debt ...

Does America Still Have The Moral Courage Of 1776?

Rev. Chuck Freeman | Posted 09.11.2011 | Religion
Rev. Chuck Freeman

I don't believe most American's have the moral courage of 1776. Our souls are starving. There is hope for us if we change our appetite, and do an extreme makeover of our diet.

Imagine Cup Dispatch: American Gamesters

Adam Daniels | Posted 09.10.2011 | College
Adam Daniels

American news organizations have bopped in and out of here, we feel the five U.S. teams aren't getting as much attention as their foreign counterparts.

Just Because I Don't Eat Pork, Doesn't Mean You Gotta Have Beef With Me

Qasim Rashid | Posted 09.07.2011 | Religion
Qasim Rashid

I'm not naive or in denial, I just want people to understand. I understand that some just don't like Muslims. And they're entitled to their opinion. But it doesn't mean they gotta have beef with me.

The Dems' Decision to Go the Super PAC Route Is Wrong

Pearl Korn | Posted 09.07.2011 | Politics
Pearl Korn

Democrats need to give the American people a reason to support their party, and in my mind they can do that by supporting the public financing of elections and passing an amendment canceling out the Citizens United decision.

The Most Interesting State Foods

The Daily Meal | Posted 09.07.2011 | Home
The Daily Meal

When thinking about what makes America unique, it's fun to take a moment and consider the foods that have come to define this glorious nation. And w...

The Obligations of Independence

Cynthia Boaz | Posted 09.04.2011 | World
Cynthia Boaz

Reposted with acknowledgement to WagingNonviolence.org. "Please use your liberty to promote ours." -- Aung San Suu Kyi, leader of Burma's National L...

Is Europe's Debt Crisis A "Lehman Moment" For America?

Reuters | Mohammed A. El-Erian | Posted 09.04.2011 | Business

With its high unemployment and stretched balance sheets, today’s US economy can ill-afford a negative shock from abroad. Yet, this is what it is exp...

Could the Republican Party Ever Possibly Be the 'Party of the Almighty'?

Don C. Reed | Posted 09.04.2011 | Politics
Don C. Reed

Jesus drove the moneylenders out of the temple. He welcomed the poor, the prostitutes and the sick -- but not those who worshiped money.

Field of Flags: Lives Lost, Honored, Remembered

Mary Ann West | Posted 09.03.2011 | Impact
Mary Ann West

Field of Flags: Lives Lost, Honored, Remembered From a field above the Pacific bluff in Malibu, California to a churchyard on Chebeague Island, Maine...

A Fourth of July Miracle

Charlie Carillo | Posted 09.03.2011 | New York
Charlie Carillo

Fourth of July. In Douglaston, Queens this was the day of the annual athletic competition. For some masochistic reason I entered these events every Fourth, and got clobbered time and again by the neighborhood kids.

Celebrating Fourth Of July As A Muslim

Dr. Faheem Younus | Posted 09.03.2011 | Religion
Dr. Faheem Younus

In my experience, all Muslims would agree on one thing: that the United States provides them with more freedom, more security, more opportunity, and more peace than the country from which they emigrated.

The 4th Of July: American Sikhs Celebrate a Self-Evident Truth

Satpal Singh | Posted 09.01.2011 | Religion
Satpal Singh

Let the sparklers light the deepest corners of our hearts this 4th of July. Let us embrace the spirit of the day. We can see the fulfillment of a 'self-evident' truth on the horizon.

America's Sacred Ground

Eboo Patel | Posted 09.01.2011 | Religion
Eboo Patel

I believe Ground Zero is sacred. I believe every inch of America is sacred. I believe, in an era where more and more people are convinced that different faiths are fated to fight, America is nothing short of a mercy upon all the worlds.

Schools for Government

Colin Talbot | Posted 08.31.2011 | Politics
Colin Talbot

Americans hate government, Brits love it (I exaggerate for effect). But Americans have dozens upon dozens of schools of public affairs/administration/policy/management; we in the UK have virtually zilch. How come?

Alice Walker: Israel And America Are Terrorist States

Foreign Policy | Posted 08.24.2011 | Books

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Alice Walker will join the flotilla of ships next week that will try to break Israel's maritime blockade of the Gaza Str...

A Holistic Approach To Ending Childhood Hunger

Vicki B. Escarra | Posted 08.24.2011 | Impact
Vicki B. Escarra

Among other things, the data and service records from this holistic model may be used to help us shape and inform critical public policy and funding debate around hunger and poverty issues.

July 4th, 1776: Preview Of The United States Of The World?

Shastri Purushotma | Posted 08.22.2011 | Religion
Shastri Purushotma

For Baha'is, the founding of the United States of America is considered a prelude to what is possible for the entire human race.

The Highest Calling: Being a Dad

Jim Wallis | Posted 08.20.2011 | Religion
Jim Wallis

To have this relationship with these two boys is literally the best thing I will ever have. And to always be with them, and for them, in this world, is the highest calling I will ever know.

Who Really Controls Iraq's Oil Industry?

NY Times | Posted 08.17.2011 | World

MOSCOW — When Iraq auctioned rights to rebuild and expand its oil industry two years ago, the Russian company Lukoil won a hefty portion — a field...

Wanted: 1,000 Pastors For the Poor

Jim Wallis | Posted 08.16.2011 | Religion
Jim Wallis

There is a policy myth is that churches and charities alone could take care of the problems of poverty -- especially if we slashed taxes. But this really has more to do with libertarian political ideology than good theology.

Pakistan and the American Learning Curve

Ethan Casey | Posted 08.15.2011 | Politics
Ethan Casey

Our lazy and self-comforting reductionism says nothing about Haiti or Pakistan, and all too much about us Americans. The earthquake in Haiti and the floods in Pakistan were natural disasters, but didn't happen in a geopolitical vacuum.