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Leo vs. Matthew -- Two Guys Defining What it Means to Be an American Man

Antonia Cereijido | Posted 05.10.2014 | Entertainment
Antonia Cereijido

It takes a lot of courage to make a statement about current society, especially when the criticism could be equated to biting the hand that feeds you.

Grading the New SAT: A Timely Course Correction

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 05.07.2014 | Education
Preetam Kaushik

The urge to act on the SAT though has come after being outscored in popularity by a rival test, the ACT.

If You Change These Things Today We Could Fix America Tomorrow

Isaac Saul | Posted 05.05.2014 | Impact
Isaac Saul

Empathy is having the capacity to share and understand the feelings of another person. Could you imagine how different our world would be if the left would empathize with the right, or vice versa?

The Problem With 'Religious Privilege'

Walker Bristol | Posted 05.04.2014 | Religion
Walker Bristol

Atheists in America face some measure of discrimination, and we want a way to talk about that discrimination so that it's taken seriously. But our approach thus far is setting us back, and may even be putting us in conflict with identity groups who could and ought to be alongside us in a struggle towards pluralistic understanding.

U.S. Congressmen Bring Town Hall Meeting to Israel

Anav Silverman | Posted 04.28.2014 | Politics
Anav Silverman

The town hall meeting, unique to New England's traditional style of local citizen governance, made its way to Jerusalem when two U.S. Congressmen visited Israel's capital to discuss "local" issues with U.S. citizens recently.

Look at America. What Do You see?

Wayne Baker | Posted 04.27.2014 | Media
Wayne Baker

I've learned that there is a way to calm those fears and get people to risk sharing their deep feelings about this country. One reliable way is to say: Just stop and look. Just stop and look at America.

The One Thing You MUST Do In Each U.S. State

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 07.09.2014 | Travel

"If you could only tell a visitor to do ONE thing in your whole state, what would it be?" We asked this question to ourselves, to our trusted frien...

9 Struggles of a New Yorker

Greg Jacobs | Posted 04.21.2014 | College
Greg Jacobs

New York, a global destination where over 50 million tourists flock annually to feel the hustle and bustle of it all. The game, the competition and ...

The Best Restaurants In America For 2014

The Daily Meal | Posted 04.22.2014 | Taste
The Daily Meal

We have always believed that good food is good food.

Stop Bullying My Blackness: A Black History Month Wish

Tré Easton | Posted 04.21.2014 | Black Voices
Tré Easton

I've never really cared for Black History Month. I like to take the Morgan Freeman approach to these particular issues. Black history is American history and American history is black history.

A Gift for White People Celebrating Black History Month (VIDEO)

Kerry Coddett | Posted 04.21.2014 | Black Voices
Kerry Coddett

We're halfway through Black History Month and people are already asking "Why isn't there a White History Month?" Well, that's because we celebrate white history all year long!

South Park, Spike Lee and David Bowie Got it Right

Desiree Michael | Posted 04.21.2014 | Politics
Desiree Michael

If all the other colors within our American spectrum remain silently invisible and choose to not unite under the shared banner of human rights--which is all-inclusive--I have to say, I agree with David Bowie's old hit, this is not America.

6 Regional Foods Actually Worth Traveling For

The Daily Meal | Posted 04.21.2014 | Taste
The Daily Meal

There are still plenty of regional specialties that are certainly worth the effort.

5 Reasons to Be Religiously Literate

Andrew Schwartz, M Div. | Posted 04.20.2014 | Religion
Andrew Schwartz, M Div.

Religion may be declining in certain social groups, but this trend shouldn't be enough to let us assume that we can simply watch religion fade into the twilight. With that in mind, here are five reasons why it's important -- perhaps now more than ever -- to be religiously literate.

I Left 'America' for Its Hatred of Muslims... This Is My Story

Kashif N. Chaudhry | Posted 04.14.2014 | Religion
Kashif N. Chaudhry

I often wondered why there was not a single Christian student, out of the thousands at Harvard, who had the moral integrity to tear down the hate stickers on campus -- hate stickers that openly attacked me for being Muslim.

The Clearance Kids

e.E. Charlton-Trujillo | Posted 04.13.2014 | Impact
e.E. Charlton-Trujillo

These kids are collectibles. Their value has yet to be set. Their stories represent a new American voice -- the voices of those who can never be counted out.

Being Gay in America

Raja Farah | Posted 04.13.2014 | Gay Voices
Raja Farah

I visited America for two weeks in 2010. As a gay man, I wanted to understand the harsh realities of being gay in one of the most powerful countries in the world. At the time, there were reports of teenagers committing suicide regularly because they were gay or believed to be gay by their peers.

Does Obamacare Infringe on Our Liberty? Or Does It Give Us Even More Freedom?

Anthony W. Orlando | Posted 04.09.2014 | Politics
Anthony W. Orlando

In the same way, without Obamacare, without the government making us buy health insurance, we would be condemning millions of Americans to lives without health care. We would be restricting their freedom. And what right do we have to do that?

The State of Our Union Is Not Strong

Kevin Richberg | Posted 04.06.2014 | Politics
Kevin Richberg

Over a week ago, the President had the opportunity to be painfully and blatantly honest with his fellow Americans about the actual current state of ou...

Olympics: Don't Put(in) It Down

Brian Shactman | Posted 04.09.2014 | Sports
Brian Shactman

The people who don't like Putin think it would be amusing if the boastful Russian tough guy took a political hit from the Games. I am here to tell you: Don't cheer for that -- even if it's just for more bad press on unfinished accommodations or something with the venues. Why?

George Zimmerman and a Terrible New Low for 'Celebrity'

Courtney McKinney | Posted 04.07.2014 | Black Voices
Courtney McKinney

A man can kill an unarmed 17-year-old boy, and instead of going to jail, make more money than his pathetic previous life ever allowed. The Kardashians used to be the go-to celebrities when you wanted to make fun of people who did not deserve celebrity status. Well now we set a new low that will be hard to best.

America, Home of the Double Standard?

Wardah Khalid | Posted 04.06.2014 | Media
Wardah Khalid

Super Bowl commercials are well-known for their controversial subjects and the chatter they spark post-game, but the conversations following Coca Cola's "America the Beautiful" ad were in a league of their own.

This Is How Americans Are Grappling With Income Inequality

AP | By ADAM GELLER | Posted 04.04.2014 | Business

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — The wealthiest county in America is settled deep in 4 a.m. slumber when Neal Breen threads the mini-mansion subdivisions and sno...

SNL: We Need A Break, It's Not You It's Me

Kristian Ramos | Posted 04.03.2014 | Entertainment
Kristian Ramos

When I was younger you were my first real taste of a grown up sketch comedy. In many ways you were the cultural arbitrator of much of my grown up comedic tastes. The problem is the country has changed and you have not.

To Paraphrase Mark Twain -- The Reports of America's Death Are Greatly Exaggerated

Edward Goldberg | Posted 04.01.2014 | Politics
Edward Goldberg

The re-emergence of the United States as the growing -- not declining economic power (a pattern that has happened several times before) -- will have tremendous ramifications throughout the world.