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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 | Home
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.

We Are All Americans, but Not Enough of Us Know That

Father Alberto Cutié | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Father Alberto Cutié

As someone who is proud to have been born an American citizen, with a Latino background, I was very pleased to hear the president of the United States...

Should Government Be of the People, by the People and for the People?

Robbie Gennet | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robbie Gennet

In President Abraham Lincoln's famous "Gettysburg Address" in November of 1863, he wound up his short speech by exclaiming that the living be dedicate...

America's Best Roadside Attractions

Christina Ricchiuti | Posted 09.19.2011 | Travel
Christina Ricchiuti

2011-03-16-Screenshot20110316at11.12.37AM.jpgOften zany, sometimes corny, these monuments offer relief from the monotony of the open road.

Japan's Tragedy

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Joe Peyronnin

As America expresses its deepest sympathies to the people of Japan for the painful tragedy that has befallen that great nation, it is still hard to grasp the enormity of the disaster.

Killing Fogel Family in Itamar Is Not Acceptable

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

The strong disagreement over settlement doesn't excuse the brutal killings of the family of five in Itamar. If anything this senseless murder should cause genuine commitment from all sides to find an end to the 44 year old occupation in a peaceful way.

Welcome to the New TMZ

Jim Lichtman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jim Lichtman

Strange. Erratic. Irresponsible. No, I'm not talking about the behavior of Muammar Gaddaffi, I'm talking about Good Morning, America's extensive, up-close-and-personal celebrity train wreck of an interview with Charlie Sheen.

Losing Our Sons and Daughters: The Cost of Afghanistan

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

The small percentage of Americans who have borne the brunt of the human costs of our Afghan war, the utter corruption of the government we are supporting, and the toll in civilian casualties all make the continuing of this war immoral.

Time to Take off the Rose-Tinted Glasses in the Middle East

Anav Silverman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Anav Silverman

It's time to take the rose-tinted glasses off and realize that two cultural mindsets will inevitably clash no matter what attempts are made to gloss over the Mideast reality with Western verbiage.

Lessons of the Crises in the Middle East

Kathy Kemper | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Kathy Kemper

Our ability to discern the geopolitical signs of the times remains remarkably poor. Recent history is replete with examples of such failures.

How to Get America Back on Track

Dambisa Moyo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dambisa Moyo

Without actively re-skilling the population and meaningfully redirecting capital towards constructive investment rather than parasitic consumption, America will remain on a perilous path of long-term economic decline.

Abolishing The Zero: A Modest Proposal For Rep. Peter King

Rabbi Joshua Stanton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Joshua Stanton

Most terrifying is the fact that radicalization is not even about a particular ideology anymore. It's about the most devastating terrorist invention of them all: the Arab Numeral zero.

Who Needs the Government?

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hoyt Hilsman

As President Obama recently said, "We are the government." It makes no sense to be anti-government in the American context, unless you are opposed to the values that it represents.

Balancing the Budget, Looking for Simple Answers

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Howard Steven Friedman

To cut costs you need to trim the big ticket items. Unfortunately, serious discussions about the budget and dramatic actions aren't going to raise re-election coffers or make politicians popular.

Mothers Superior: From China To France, It's Childhood That Counts

Debra Ollivier | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Debra Ollivier

In being so ridiculously extreme Chua is, in fact, perfectly American. In our culture of extremes we can thank Chua for ushering in a perfectly American new idiom: Extreme Parenting.