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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.

The End: Hollywood's Campaign to End Poverty in America

Douglas Forbes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Douglas Forbes

So there you have it. Poverty has NO discretion. So why should we? That's why I say, "Hollywood, let's beat the living crap out of poverty."

PHOTOS: 17 Popular Sights That Scream 'America!'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

As Americans gear up for Thanksgiving, here at Huffington Post Travel we thought a look at all the sites that scream "America!" might be fun. Becaus...

Myths About America and Americans

James Zogby | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
James Zogby

Because of globalization, many aspects of American culture are known world-wide. Despite this familiarity, there are myths believed by many Arabs that distort their understanding of America and the American people.

Arianna And HuffPost Bloggers Discuss On SIRIUS "What's Happening to America's Middle Class?"

The Huffington Post | Dominique Fenton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Arianna and a panel of HuffPost bloggers discussed the economic issues facing the United States and the threat of a 'Third World America' in a radio s...

America, Sri Lanka, and the Future of Democracy in Asia

Rebecca Buckwalter-Poza | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rebecca Buckwalter-Poza

While a narrow view of what constitutes democratic government has periodically impeded U.S. foreign relations, particularly in Asia and the Middle Eas...

Derision Point: How Bush Can Rehabilitate His Image

Adam Chandler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Adam Chandler

If President Bush re-appeared to promote his book, he didn't make a good case for its sales. I can't help but wonder what, if anything, Bush could do to salvage the way most Americans view him at this point.

American Decline?

Joseph Nye | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Joseph Nye

Americans need to go beyond the tired narratives of hegemony or decline if we are to develop a smart strategy of using networks to exercise power in a cyber age.

On Veterans Day

Vicky Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Vicky Collins

As a mother I can't imagine my son coming to me and saying he's going to join the military. I am not brave enough for that conversation. I don't ever...

Veterans Day 2010

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

In honor of Veterans Day 2010, we've gathered images and profiles of incredible United Stated soldiers who have received the coveted Congressional Med...

Nine Years after 9/11: Islam, Glenn Beck, and a Nation Divided | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

The anniversary of 9/11 would be sufficient reason for reflection; in my faith tradition we live by a liturgical calendar on which we mark feast days ...

Jesus Coils Around Me and Tightens Until I Can't Breathe and Then Eats Me, This I Know

Carol Hartsell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Carol Hartsell

This is the world we live in now. Jesus is real, he's back, and he's a bunch of snakes.

Veterans and Boomers: Do You Remember How it Felt?

Steve Ressler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Ressler

I hope in my lifetime that I will feel a more widespread sense of trust in public officials by citizens -- an American revival of sorts in which young people seek "good government jobs" and commit their careers to public service.

Whither Jon Stewart?

Adam Chandler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Adam Chandler

More necessary than a rally is a counterweight to the political extremism so commonly lent a media platform. Otherwise, the middle is just a collection of witty slogans and cartoon thought-bubbles.

LESS at Stake This Election Than Ever Before (VIDEO)

Sally Kohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sally Kohn

If Tea Party candidates are elected and slash government, it's we the American people who will bleed. Especially in tough times -- amidst an economic ...

Bankrupting the New Deal: Why Republicans Are The Party of Failure

Robbie Gennet | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robbie Gennet

The GOP failed at government in the 1980's and in the 2000's and now they are doing their best to make Obama fail so they can call him a failure, get voted back in to office, and then get back to what they do best: keep failing.