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The Needed Debate

Richard Klass | Posted 09.26.2014 | Politics
Richard Klass

It is inexcusable that young American men and women put their lives at risk and the House and Senate cannot take the time to debate the limits, goals and strategy on which their lives may depend.

A Reluctant Warrior

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.10.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Obama is trying to walk a very fine line between doing nothing and all-out war. He will be counting on others to do the ground fighting, which may depend on how much support America gets from regional allies. The end game of this limited warfare is going to be hard to see, however.

Anna Judd and Operation Big

Jeff Norman | Posted 05.03.2014 | Impact
Jeff Norman

Under the radar, artists, activists, philanthropists and entrepreneurs have recently begun to join forces with military veterans to advance an audacio...

Delisting Tasmanian Wilderness Impoverishes Australia

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 04.26.2014 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

When Tasmanian Liberal Senator Richard Colebeck said there would be "minor boundary modifications" to Tasmania's World Heritage Wilderness Area, I was...

It's Time to Raise the Wage

Camille Rivera | Posted 04.21.2014 | Impact
Camille Rivera

We at UnitedNY are urging the State Legislature to let high-cost areas around the state lift fast food, airport, car wash and other low-wage workers out of poverty and into the middle class through local wage authorization.

It's Time for a Fair Tax in Illinois

Kenzo Shibata | Posted 01.23.2014 | Chicago
Kenzo Shibata

Illinois is a state that prides itself on hard work and fairness; we just need a tax system that reflects those values.

Generational Déjà vu in Syrian Debate

Michael Hais and Morley Winograd | Posted 11.06.2013 | Politics
Michael Hais and Morley Winograd

In 1919, President Woodrow Wilson personally led an ultimately unsuccessful campaign to convince the US Senate to ratify the Versailles Treaty ending World War I, which included the establishment of a League of Nations.

This Is Not Iraq: This Is Syri...us

Jim Worth | Posted 11.04.2013 | Politics
Jim Worth

We're told that Syria is much different than Iraq. If the word 'wolf' comes to mind, ignore it. These are the same people that wanted to attack Iran less than a year ago because they were eerily close to a nuclear weapon.

Continuously Occupied Since 2011: On Israel's Elections and the Social Protests

Noah Efron | Posted 02.22.2013 | World
Noah Efron

Given the existential drama of the overlooked issues -- Nuclear incineration! Babies in bomb shelters! -- it may be that in Israel's 65-year history, never had a dog not barked louder.

GOP Threat: Cut Social Security and Medicare or We'll Kill the Economy -- Americans Say No to Both

Roger Hickey | Posted 03.08.2013 | Politics
Roger Hickey

Republicans can get their way only if Democrats fail to realize they have the American people on their side. And once Republicans are clear about their proposals, Americans turn against them.

Afghanistan: We're Out of Reasons

Joseph Blady, M.D. | Posted 12.02.2012 | Politics
Joseph Blady, M.D.

In reporting about a Taliban attack against Camp Bastion in southern Afghanistan last Friday, The New York Times pointed out that the eight U.S. Marin...

Romney Mocks Planet; Will Obama Mock Arctic?

Glenn Hurowitz | Posted 10.30.2012 | Green
Glenn Hurowitz

Obama's political team looks at the Shell Oil decision - and every other major policy choice facing them in the next few months - purely as a risk: risk of giving the Tea Party material to whine about, risk of riling up Koch brothers, risk of giving Mitt Romney an issue.

Racial Privilege and Common Struggle

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 09.23.2012 | Gay Voices
Richard J. Rosendall

The LGBT community reflects the diversity of society as a whole: white gays have more wealth and privilege and less history of oppression to overcome than their black counterparts. This has been a sore point for a long time.

Israeli Arabs and Jews in Dialogue and Coalition

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 09.11.2012 | World
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Kav Mashve was founded in October 2007 by Jews and Arabs to promote equal employment opportunities and to increase substantially the number of Arab college and university graduates in the professional labor force, both public and private, within the state of Israel.

Israel's New Coalition: Much Ado About Nothing

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 07.10.2012 | World
MJ Rosenberg

Rather than pat himself on the back for creating a strong coalition, Netanyahu should strive to create a strong Israel. That, however, would require peace. And peace requires ending the occupation. That will not happen under this prime minister.

Southern California Immigration Coalition Immigrant Rights March (PHOTOS)

Karen Curley | Posted 07.03.2012 | Los Angeles
Karen Curley

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A Street Closing in Queens Hurts Business but Unites a Community

Daniel Medina | Posted 01.30.2012 | New York
Daniel Medina

The customers are gone. Empty red steel chairs line rows of computer desks where they once sat. A tall stack of bills lies on a cracking, worn-out wooden desk that cannot be repaired until business is good again, if that is anytime soon.

We Need to Change New York City's Discriminatory Food Stamp Application Process

Christine C. Quinn | Posted 12.17.2011 | New York
Christine C. Quinn

Continuing to require struggling New Yorkers to submit to finger imaging is an impractical obstacle that has kept eligible applicants from enrolling in a public assistance program that would help alleviate their hardship.

Global Arms Trade Treaty Picks Up Speed

Louis Belanger | Posted 09.14.2011 | World
Louis Belanger

The Control Arms coalition is calling for a bullet-proof treaty that will prevent irresponsible arms transfers that fuel conflict, poverty and serious human rights abuses.

The 'Surprises' of the Japanese Crisis and the Investment Lessons to Learn

Gemma Godfrey | Posted 10.26.2011 | Business
Gemma Godfrey

Surprise consequences to the earthquake in Japan have revealed significant weaknesses in both the worlds of politics and business and from an investment point of view, there are lessons we can learn.

Obama's Libyan Gamble, Week Two

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.28.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

If the Libyan war ends well, Obama's Libyan gamble will have paid off handsomely. A little more than one week in, things seem to be going fairly well.

The Chances of Success in Libya

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Chris Weigant

Broadly speaking, there are only three possible outcomes in Libya -- win, lose, or stalemate. What chance does each of these have of actually becoming reality in a short stretch of time?

Obama's Libyan Gamble

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Rather than selling a war as an existential threat to America, American democracy, freedom, the flag, Mom, and apple pie (as pretty much every president has done for decades), Barack Obama's approach is something new: war as a nuisance.

The Number of MPs Should Be Halved

Azeem Ibrahim | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Azeem Ibrahim

Britain has too many MPs. We have 650 MPs to represent 62 million people. By international standards, that's a lot of MPs to represent not many people.

There's No Place Like Home

Wendy Diamond | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Wendy Diamond

As fall turns to winter in New York City, we feel lucky to retreat to a warm and cozy home every night. However, there are too many people in the city who aren't so fortunate.