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Free Speech

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe Peyronnin

This is a teaching moment. It is a time for parents and history teachers throughout the country to assure America's children that free speech is a precious right that should not be abused.

A European Take On The Anomaly Of American Workaholism

Tijana Milosevic | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tijana Milosevic

I could not comprehend why anyone would be obliged to have a "career track," at (what I saw as) the tender age of 27. In fact, I had never entertained the concept the way my American friends were referring to it.

Exceptionalism

Gary Hart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gary Hart

From time to time Americans discuss our "exceptionalism." Some think it means being better than others. But in addition to meaning remarkable or exceptionally good, it also means abnormal, anomalous, aberrant, and deviant.

American Malaise

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

Previous American crises always had an identifiable, external cause that could be remedied, however painfully. But this time there is no external cause. The enemy is us. Americans are suffering from corrupt values.

America's New Year's Resolutions

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Howard Steven Friedman

The bubbly is gone. The confetti has been swept off the streets. Uncle Sam's only reminder of last night's celebration is a hangover and a list of Ne...

A Toast to America 2011

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe Peyronnin

America has overcome adversity many times before in its history. It has always done so because the nation is strong and its people are resilient. That is true as well today.

Homeless Sweet Homeless

Douglas Forbes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Douglas Forbes

Can we make 2011 the year that we take America back? Back from public policies forged for the wealthy and the "middle class," not the working poor.

Shop Smarter -- And Smaller -- This Christmas

Sarah Wexler | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sarah Wexler

Americans tend to over-consume, which is especially true over the holidays -- from gorging ourselves on Christmas cookies to spending ourselves into debt on presents.

FCC Taps Reasonable Man to Be Net Neutrality Czar

Cynthia Dill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Cynthia Dill

The long-awaited cop on the Internet beat is someone you might recognize. The Reasonable Man, whose conduct sets the standard in tort law, will now work a second job over at the FCC.

You Have Your Lebanon: Gibran Inspires Borderless Journey Across The Ages

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Magda Abu-Fadil

The music is haunting, as is the place where author, poet, and painter Gibran Khalil Gibran was born and buried, following a 48-year journey.

The Walmart Mom Goes To Washington

Bethany Moreton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Bethany Moreton

You remember the Walmart Mom: In the 2008 election cycle, she was the swing voter to watch, but her identity changed radically depending on just who was watching.

16 Over-the-Top WWII Propaganda Posters

Paul Jury | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Paul Jury

Nothing gets people in a mood to shoot guns and ration gasoline like propaganda, but sometimes it goes a bit over the top.

Living the End of Democracy

Bob Jacobson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Jacobson

I make my coffee, I ponder my email, I do my work. I try to make a positive difference in the world, as do do most of us. Sadly, however, most of us no longer run America.

100 Reasons for a Christmas Miracle

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

Advent is a season of hope. The DREAM Act has been before Congress for the past 10 years. The time for waiting is over. It is time for the Senate to give hope and a future to hundreds of thousands of other DREAMers across the US.

Divided USA: America's Vastly Different Realities

Politico | BILL BISHOP | | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Elections don't solve differences in America because our differences aren't about politics. We are separating by the way we live, and these difference...

WikiLeaks Exposes Pakistan's Rhetoric

Aparna Pande | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Aparna Pande

WikiLeaks has stirred a tempest in Pakistan. But the real question is why Pakistani leaders need to be so obsequious in private when their anti-American rhetoric is so bombastic in public.

Stop Shopping And Start Thinking

Judith Acosta | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Judith Acosta

So, the graffiti artist who bade us to start thinking must have been seeing what I saw -- a world becoming disconnected from the onslaught of stimulation that is part and parcel of modern life.

Let Me Down Easy

Yazmany Arboleda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Yazmany Arboleda

At a time of debate around "death panels", Anna Deavere Smith brings to life a rich, diverse range of perspectives on how we live and die in America today.

Open Letter to Bill Gates

Peter Zucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Peter Zucker

I think it is time that Bill, and others of his ilk get, pardon the pun, schooled on tenure.

President Obama Should Have Fought This One

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

Obama has again bent to the economic philosophy that rewards the casino gamblers on Wall Street and leaves the majority of the country standing outside the casino with a tin cup -- hoping that the gamblers are at least big tippers.

The Decline and Fall of the American Empire: Four Scenarios for the End of the American Century by 2025

Alfred W. McCoy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alfred W. McCoy

Instead of the bloodshed that marked the end of so many past empires, this 21st-century imperial collapse could come relatively quietly through the invisible tendrils of economic collapse or cyberwarfare.

A Lifeline for the 99-Week Unemployed Workforce

Alexia Parks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Alexia Parks

If you're an unemployed 99'er and haven't asked friends, family and neighbors for help, it's time to stand up, shout out, and ask for help.

Losing the Battle, but Winning the War

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hoyt Hilsman

The latest figures on wealth distribution are nothing less than shocking. The top one percent of Americans now control about 35% of the total econom...

Distention Deficit

John O'Kane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John O'Kane

The deficit is now all the rage. Though post-election polls show it's jobs and economic certainty that voters want most, it's the deficit that's getti...

Tan, Rested, and Ready: Welcome Home, Irony!

Spencer Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Spencer Green

Irony officially superseded Hope in a brief ceremony at the White House, as Alanis Morissette's "Ironic" was sung by Katy Perry. "I'm very optimistic about Irony and what it will contribute to our country," said the outgoing Hope.