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Finding Meaning In The Death Of A Teacher

Haroon Moghul | Posted 08.09.2011 | Religion
Haroon Moghul

He and I were instantly linked the moment I received word of his passing. How could my end be any different -- and was there anything in that life, seen from its beginning to its end, which I should feel unfulfilled by, were it my own?

Political Parties Restrict Americans' Freedom

Dinkar Jain | Posted 08.08.2011 | Politics
Dinkar Jain

Consider three Americans: a gay businessman who wants to lower taxes; a scientist who teaches evolution but opposes amnesty for the illegal; an agnost...

In Weak Economy, Americans Still Avoiding Doctors

Posted 08.03.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (Lewis Krauskopf) - Americans' use of medical services has not yet rebounded during the weak economy, health insurers say, in a trend th...

Six Simple Ways To Help Ease Poverty In America

Gimundo | Posted 07.29.2011 | Impact

One in seven Americans live under the poverty line, according to the latest census data. That doesn't mean they have to live in poverty. Never in t...

The Outside Insider: New Work by Taravat Talepasand

Gabrielle Selz | Posted 07.25.2011 | Arts
Gabrielle Selz

Image-making is by definition always a process of objectification; Iranian-American artist Taravat Talepasand extends this process by incorporating the use of self-portraiture into her work.

Chipotle Firings: One Story of a Broken Immigration System

Jim Wallis | Posted 07.19.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

While the broken state of our immigration system, and its desperate need for reform, might not be a part of your daily life, there are many for whom it is. It's time we all start following this story.

What Obama Should Say

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 07.19.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

When US President Barack Obama makes his scheduled speech today, he will have to deal with a totally different kind of Arab world than when he took office or when he made his famous Cairo speech.

Osama Bin Laden: The Aftermath

Hisham Wyne | Posted 07.18.2011 | World
Hisham Wyne

Over a couple of weeks have transpired since the assassination of the purported rock star of the Al Qaeda world. The champagne has been guzzled, and t...

Dr. Strangeidol, or How I Learned to Stop Thinking and Love the Bomb

Gwen Davis | Posted 07.14.2011 | Entertainment
Gwen Davis

For many years I held in my heart the idea that I am a serious human being, concerned with higher issues, especially those involving my country. Thus...

Oil Executive to Young People: 'As Long as I Make Money, I Don't Care What Happens to You'

Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins | Posted 07.13.2011 | Politics
Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins

Cross-posted from Jack & Jill Politics Quick question: Do you think that tax subsidies for the "big five" oil companies -- which earned $32 billion i...

On Immigration, the Past Is Prologue

Amy Novick | Posted 07.09.2011 | Politics
Amy Novick

Time and time again, immigrants have been met with fear and misinformation, often stoked by politicians desperate for electoral success -- even if it means taking the low road and appealing to the worst instincts in American life.

I'm With Stupid: Breaking Our Arms to Pat Ourselves on the Back

Todd Hartley | Posted 07.06.2011 | Politics
Todd Hartley

I consider myself to be a fairly patriotic guy, as patriotic as the next guy, anyway. And by that I don't mean I'm one of those morons who thinks ever...

One Man's Opinion: Why Shouldn't We Celebrate Osama's Death?

The Adam Carolla Show | Posted 07.03.2011 | Comedy
The Adam Carolla Show

I have several thoughts on the celebrations surrounding Osama bin Laden's death. First, we have to watch the world take the streets whenever something terrible happens here, so isn't it our turn?

Proud to Be an American

Bradley Burston | Posted 07.03.2011 | World
Bradley Burston

A long, long night is coming to an end. We are waking to a new day for the world. We are waking to a new day for America. For the entire lifetimes o...

Don't Waste Osama's Death

Qasim Rashid | Posted 07.02.2011 | Religion
Qasim Rashid

As Muslim-Americans, we must take the lead in championing peace, love of mankind, and loyalty to our nation. Muslim-Americans can accomplish this by letting their actions do the talking, and taking immediate action.

State Department Shuts Down America.gov, Pushes Social Media

The Hill | Posted 06.25.2011 | Technology

With little fanfare, the State Department has abandoned America.gov – an ambitious digital project launched three years ago to promote Democracy abr...

WATCH: Adam Carolla Gives 'One Man's Opinion' On Terry Jones

The Adam Carolla Show | Posted 06.21.2011 | Comedy
The Adam Carolla Show

I know you're all pissed off about Terry Jones, the pastor that burned the Koran. You say 'He's so out of line, so insensitive.' Yes, he's a nut job, there's a nut job on every corner. But how about we start judging a religion that decides to kill people when you burn their text?

Reviewing America's Wars [Part 1]

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.20.2011 | World
Chris Weigant

Since the mainstream media has abdicated all responsibility for reporting the news, I thought today would be a good day to review the current status of America's wars.

Woe to You, Legislators!

Jim Wallis | Posted 06.14.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

The president's fiscal message this week was on point, and will have to be repeated over and over again in the months ahead against all the pressures to compromise.

Great American Small Food Towns

The Daily Meal | Posted 06.14.2011 | Food
The Daily Meal

Restaurants in New York, Chicago, San Francisco, and Los Angeles have all won awards, been lauded by critics time and again, and often serve as land...

America's Arab Comeback Except for Palestine

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 06.13.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

America's problems with Arabs and its challenges in the Middle East are far from over. Mr. Obama must still fulfill his promises to celebrate with Palestinians their full membership in the United Nations this fall and to draw down its forces in Afghanistan.

Ruscha's 'Psycho Spaghetti Westerns'

Evan J. Garza | Posted 06.04.2011 | Arts
Evan J. Garza

© Ed Ruscha. Psycho Spaghetti Western #9, 2010-2011 | Acrylic on canvas, 64 x 80 inches. Courtesy Gagosian Gallery. Tucked away in a busy corner of ...

We Don't Need an "Obama Doctrine"

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 06.04.2011 | World
Hoyt Hilsman

If the Obama presidency stands for anything, it is that an ideological or doctrinaire approach to difficult problems, whether internationally or domestically, will not work.

The FaithFul Shopper: Spring for April Showers

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 05.31.2011 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

Lovely soaps and lotions aren't just for getting clean and softening your skin -- this affordable luxury can provide a brief spa-like experience every day.

Unfortunate Casino: A Conversation With Gerry Beckley

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Today, Gerry Beckley tells the story behind his new album, Unfortunate Casino.