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The Promise of Obama's Second Term

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 12.12.2011 | Politics
Hoyt Hilsman

While the President's failings in the first term have been well chronicled, what are the chances for a different, more successful second term in the White House?

Occupying the Occupiers in LA!

Susie Sampson | Posted 12.11.2011 | Comedy
Susie Sampson

It's about time someone occupied the occupiers and inserted some good conservative values into these protests!

Thank You, Steve Jobs, From A Muslim Innovator

Abdul Malik Mujahid | Posted 12.07.2011 | Religion
Abdul Malik Mujahid

I thank God for the idea and thank Steve for enabling me to do it. As Prophet Muhammad has said, one cannot be grateful to God unless he or she is thankful to people.

Mighty Movie Podcast: Jeff Nichols on Take Shelter

Dan Persons | Posted 12.02.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Roland Emmerich's been making disaster films since time can remember, yet for all his besetting humans with floods, fires, and earthquakes, he's never managed to make something as resonant, affecting, and powerful as Take Shelter.

A Conversation With Helen Benedict: Writing Fiction and Non-Fiction

Len Hollie | Posted 11.28.2011 | New York
Len Hollie

Helen Benedict has written five novels and five books of non-fiction. I recently spoke with Benedict about the unique undertaking of writing both fiction and non-fiction from the same research material.

Harry Chapin on What Made America Famous

Rep. Alan Grayson | Posted 11.27.2011 | Politics
Rep. Alan Grayson

As we used to say in the House of Representatives, today I'm going to yield to my esteemed colleague from Brooklyn, singer and songwriter Mr. Harry Chapin. For a song that he wrote 37 years ago, called "What Made America Famous."

States Losing The Most Jobs To China

24/7 Wall St. | Charles B. Stockdale, Douglas A. McIntyre | Posted 11.22.2011 | Business

From 24/7 Wall St.: China is taking American jobs, labor unions, politicians and economists, have accused for some time. The logic is simple. While a ...

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 | Home
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.