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What Legacy, Mr. Mubarak?

Faisal J. Abbas | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Faisal J. Abbas

Throughout the ongoing crisis in Egypt, President Mohammad Hosni Mubarak has appeared personally on television and given statements where he emphasize...

From Palestine, With Love

Hisham Wyne | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Hisham Wyne

Barely had the pundits and populace come to grips with the Tunisian revolution that the existence of Palestine Papers was declared. Al Jazeera, the Qa...

Democracy's Drawback

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

America is a strong supporter of democracy worldwide. Except, of course, when we aren't. That piece of doublethink is the heart of the conundrum in which we now find ourselves in Egypt.

The F Word: Protests in Cairo Forgotten by Obama

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Laura Flanders

Why did the president not have anything to say about Egypt -- where thousands of people, inspired by Tunisia, were taking to the streets to protest their own repressive government -- another one the US has backed for years?

Our Sputnik Moment

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe Peyronnin

This was not the eloquent speech that the president is capable of delivering. His tone throughout was conversational and steady, rather than pointed.

Eats of the Pacific Northwest

Big Girls, Small Kitchen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Big Girls, Small Kitchen

It was an amazing 10 days in 4 wonderful states, with a few near brushes with death, lots of quality time, and more importantly, a few too many fond food memories.

Sarah Palin Revealed

Rabbi Irwin Kula | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rabbi Irwin Kula

Here we go again. Sarah Palin has ratcheted up the rhetoric. In her words, chastising the media, she proclaimed, "within hours of a tragedy unfolding,...

Obama's Finest Moment

Richard Geldard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard Geldard

As one who has lost a daughter in her prime of life, I know how hopeless Christina's parents feel in their loss. What President Obama offered was to give Christina's young life a focal point for the whole country.

Tragedy in Tucson: Two Speeches

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe Peyronnin

One heinous act in Tucson Saturday by a lone gunman left six people dead and more than a dozen injured. For five days the nation gasped in horror as i...

Does America's Obsession With Entitlement Fuel Racism?

Gil Laroya | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gil Laroya

America, considered by the world as the "land of the free and home of the brave". But does this saying come with some sort of social guarantee? If you...

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...