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The Problem With the Republican Party Today

Chris Williams | Posted 07.20.2014 | Politics
Chris Williams

As much as it pains me to make this statement, it hurts more knowing that the Republican Party is destroying America through its histrionics and prede...

What Is the New Great American Neighborhood?

Localeur | Posted 07.20.2014 | Travel
Localeur

What are the new norms, if any? Is it possible to have an ideal neighborhood in 2014 -- and if so, what are the drivers?

The Real 'Gold' Always Will Be the...

Aurelia Condrat | Posted 07.18.2014 | Politics
Aurelia Condrat

For the first time, the idea of hungry population appears in the report "The Limits of Growth" -- 1972 (commissioned by the Club of Rome) and has had a significant impact on the conception of environmental issues.

How Syria Could Affect the Future of Humanity

Lorna Byrne | Posted 07.13.2014 | Religion
Lorna Byrne

Looking at the Syrian crisis now, we may not, humanly, be able to see a solution. That's why we need to pray. Prayer is so powerful. All our prayers count. Your prayer may be the one that makes the difference.

Jay-Z's 100th Problem

Midwin Charles | Posted 07.14.2014 | Entertainment
Midwin Charles

Jay-Z's 100th Problem #WhatJayZSaidToSolange is the hash tag that circulated wildly on Twitter and many social networks once news broke that Solange ...

If Taxi Cabs Want Business, They Must Learn to Compete

Brigham A. McCown | Posted 07.14.2014 | Business
Brigham A. McCown

Innovation drives progress, and ultimately consumer choice reflects the relative strength or weakness of a particular product.

Wisdom From My Mother

Jennifer Kamara | Posted 07.13.2014 | Women
Jennifer Kamara

In the spirit of honoring mothers every day, not just on mother's day, I asked individuals from around the world to share with me, wisdoms from their mothers. Not surprisingly, they confirm how unrelenting and influential our mothers are globally.

Rock and Roll in Algeria

Mohsin Mohi-Ud Din | Posted 07.12.2014 | Arts
Mohsin Mohi-Ud Din

Recently, I had the opportunity to meet a rock and roll band visiting from Algeria called Dar K' Side, or "House of Poems" (HoP).What captured my attention were the smiles on each of the Algerian musicians. These smiles were louder than the music. These guys were inspired.

Scapegoats in Ukraine All Over Again

Jane Cutler Yepez | Posted 07.10.2014 | Politics
Jane Cutler Yepez

Jews are certainly not the world's only scapegoats. It becomes a sickening reality that when political unrest occurs, the people who pay the highest price are the historical scapegoats of past conflicts.

America and China Need Each Other

Wang Jisi | Posted 07.12.2014 | World
Wang Jisi

It would be politically incorrect in the United States to proclaim that the domestic order kept by the Chinese Communist Party would serve U.S. interests. It would also be ideologically unacceptable in China to announce that the current international order sustained by American primacy should be welcomed. Paradoxically, the stark reality is that the two orders have been reinforcing each other now for the past 42 years, since Richard Nixon's historic visit to China. Today, it is in China's best interest to see a vibrant U.S. economy stimulated by technological innovations, and a benign, careful use of U.S. power in the global system. In turn, an orderly yet changing China, under a strong, reform-minded leadership, will make greater contributions to the global order in favor of the United States.

America Withdraws from the World

Josef Joffe | Posted 07.12.2014 | World
Josef Joffe

America has gone through withdrawal phases before, usually after a great war: World War I, World War II, Korea and Vietnam. Some were longish, like the retreat between 1919 and the late 1930s. Some were brief, as after 1945, 1954 and 1975 (when the Vietnam War ended). In each case, war weariness translated into "Come home, America," as George McGovern famously proclaimed during the 1972 presidential campaign. In each case, the rebound eventually followed because the world wouldn't quite accommodate itself to America's reflexes. Fresh and old threats demanded American attention because others proved unable to fashion and secure a new balance of power.

Beyond Economic Inequality: Worry About Inequality of Sacrifice

Jonathan Russo | Posted 07.08.2014 | Politics
Jonathan Russo

The lack of a draft has created two Americas; one America indirectly dictating, almost tacitly, that the other America has no viable alternative to risking life and limb.

4 Tips From an Ethnically Ambiguous Stranger

Melody Moezzi | Posted 07.08.2014 | Impact
Melody Moezzi

I'm used to people asking me where I'm from. Sometimes it's other brown people wanting to know if we share a heritage, and sometimes it's white people wanting to know... well, I'm not sure what.

How India-US can learn from US-Canada ties

Aparna Pande | Posted 07.06.2014 | World
Aparna Pande

If one were to pick up the newspaper today or attend discussions on India-US ties, one would be mistaken in believing that the two have irreconcilable differences ranging from foreign and security (Iran, Pakistan and Ukraine-Russia) to economic (intellectual property rights, trade) issues.

Captain America On a Not So Stereotypical Mission

Vishavjit Singh | Posted 07.06.2014 | Arts
Vishavjit Singh

I have many more stops on this journey across the nation breaking down stereotypes, not only of turbans, but of red, blue, right and left America.

This Is Pop: Take It or Leave It

Marcel Hidalgo | Posted 07.05.2014 | Arts
Marcel Hidalgo

If you know nothing about the band Latimer House from Prague and their debut, All The Rage, a look at the cover art might have you expecting a Dali-esque sound paradox, a collage of varied distorted sounds creating a new whole.

DJ/Writer Sacha 'Son Raw' Orenstein Brings Fresh Sounds and Insights to the Music Field

Alex Koenig | Posted 07.02.2014 | Entertainment
Alex Koenig

When James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem explained his worry of being bested by the younger DJs with better ideas and more talent on "Losing My Edge," he was talking about cats like Son Raw.

The Rest Of The World Thinks These American Foods Are Strange

The Daily Meal | Posted 07.02.2014 | Taste
The Daily Meal

You're not alone... many American foods baffle people from other countries.

Report Card: American Exceptionalism

Chris Ernesto | Posted 07.02.2014 | Politics
Chris Ernesto

The United States thinks of itself as the greatest country in the world. Maybe even the greatest of all-time. Because of this awesomeness, it believe...

China Needs To Lighten Up. America Needs To Tighten Up.

Nathan Gardels | Posted 06.29.2014 | World
Nathan Gardels

As governing systems, both China's autocracy and America's democracy are facing crisis. In many ways, their crises are the mirror image of each other -- and so are the solutions. To fix itself, China needs more re-politicization -- robust popular feedback and accountability to aerate its hidebound mandarinate. American democracy needs more de-politicization --stronger meritocratic, non-partisan and deliberative practices and institutions -- to escape its capture by the populist, short-term horizon of voters, organized special interests and the paralyzing gridlock of its adversarial political parties. Our two political cultures are as distinct as our economies are intertwined. Yet both have much to learn from each other's strengths as well as weaknesses. In short, China needs to lighten up; America needs to tighten up.

Is Diversification Breaking Through in America?

Jane Cutler Yepez | Posted 06.24.2014 | Women
Jane Cutler Yepez

While my partner and I have both long stopped noticing our differences, I am constantly struck by how the outside world views us. In major cities, no one seems to notice. But in less diverse environments, I catch sidewise glances of both benign acceptance and withering disapproval.

Aaron Sorkin Has No Reason to Apologize

Rutendo Nyamuda | Posted 06.23.2014 | Entertainment
Rutendo Nyamuda

Aaron Sorkin wrote a TV series from his creative perspective and either you love it or you don't. It's that simple.

To Whom it May Concern

Marjorie Morrison | Posted 06.22.2014 | Impact
Marjorie Morrison

The rates of suicide, unemployment, and homeless for veterans continue to rise. I believe this has a lot to do with the civilian-military divide, compounded by the media sensationalizing PTSD.

These Were The First Photos To Show America's Landscapes In All Their Vivid Colors

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 04.22.2014 | World

Even before color photography was publicly available, one enterprising firm found a way to provide the world with the earliest glimpse of North Americ...

The Price of Sweat: America's Minimum Wage Debate Echoes in India

Jehangir S. Pocha | Posted 06.17.2014 | World
Jehangir S. Pocha

Currently, India's labor laws only apply the 20 to 25 million workers in what is called the "organized sector," which includes registered corporations and businesses. New higher minimum wages must also be made to apply to the other 175 million workers who work in the unorganized or unincorporated sector, as farm hands, pushcart vendors, construction workers, private security guards, household help, drivers, shoe shiners, waiters, shop help etc. Currently, this is not happening.