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The F Word: Obama Should Be Ashamed of His Budget

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

While around 22 million Americans are looking for work, domestic spending will be at its lowest level since Dwight Eisenhower? We should be ashamed to let our president get away with this.

Revolutionary Thoughts

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Chris Weigant

Don't expect an outcome equal to the (mostly) peaceful overthrows in Tunisia and Egypt in every single country now affected by this "people power" movement. There are major differences from country to country.

Egypt Post-Mortem: American Principles and the New Middle East

Adam Chandler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Adam Chandler

The regime changes of the past month are not cause for an American victory lap. And when future Egyptian leaders speak out against oppression, their anger will be also directed at the U.S.

Don't Blame the Song, Blame the Packaging

Susan Deily-Swearingen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Susan Deily-Swearingen

On the home page of AOL News last week I encountered this opinion piece by Kevin Blackistone, "Time to Turn Off National Anthem Before Sports Events,"...

Rejoice Egypt, Rejoice!

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Joe Peyronnin

On an historic day that will resonate throughout the Arab world, Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak has stepped down. But, as millions of Egyptians celebra...

Can India Move From Gilded Age to Progressive Era?

Madhavi Bhasin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Madhavi Bhasin

India has, in the past, overcome apocalyptic prognosis regarding its survival as a single democratic nation. Hopefully, the Asian elephant can now work its way out of its own Gilded Age.

Battle Hymn of the Hippopotamus Mother

Ted McCagg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Ted McCagg

Choosing Naivete About Egypt

Carol Smaldino | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Carol Smaldino

If Americans are so "exceptional," do we need to examine whether or not the stated values of American society are being lived at all?

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.