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5 African 'Bus' Rides: Rough Riders on the Looney Front

Mike Arkus | Posted 03.09.2014 | Travel
Mike Arkus

Not all African buses break down, arrive days late, overwhelm you with dust and heat, or underwhelm you with esoteric notions of comfort and service. ...

Maldive Islands: One by One

Sharon Hoge | Posted 03.10.2014 | Travel
Sharon Hoge

While it may be the case that no man is an island, practically every resort in the Maldives is its own island, and they are exquisite destinations....

Romany Malco Recreates Oscar-Nominated Best Actor Performances (WATCH)

Shira Lazar | Posted 04.26.2013 | Comedy
Shira Lazar

To round out our Academy Awards-themed week, actor Romany Malco ("Weeds", "40 Year-Old Virgin," "Think Like A Man") performs monologues from this ye...

Conrad: A Breakout New Artist

Bryan Cain-Jackson | Posted 03.27.2013 | Entertainment
Bryan Cain-Jackson

With dreams and aspirations of putting his words to rhythms and breaking through to music audiences, Conrad caught the train to Los Angeles from his native of Madera Ranchos, Calif. with only 40 dollars in his wallet.

A Canary in Democracy's Coal Mine

Jeffrey Abelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jeffrey Abelson

Long before Jon Stewart regaled us with his deliciously crafted imagery to make sharply pointed political statements, a posse of fearless editorial cartoonists did much the same thing.

Two Birds with One Stone: Strengthen Social Security and Lower Unemployment at the Same Time

Natale Zimmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Natale Zimmer

We can strengthen Social Security and reduce unemployment by making these proposed changes, and ultimately, these steps will help reduce the deficit as well.

Kent Conrad Bashes Media Portrayal Of Reconciliation, Defends Passage Of Health Reform

Plum Line | Greg Sargent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In an interview with me just now, Senator Kent Conrad tore into the media for repeatedly botching its reporting on reconciliation, and confirmed that ...

Robbing Grandma to Reward Wall Street

Martha Burk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Martha Burk

When I grew up in Texas, the dance we all learned was the Texas two-step. Times have changed.. The next big dance coming out of the Washington thes...

Sam Stein

Conrad: Senate Health Care Bill Is Basically The Final Version | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Kent Conrad (D-N.D.) asserted on Sunday that the Senate's version of health care legislation will, by and large, be the final product, even thoug...

Sam Stein

Compromise Co-Op Proposal Won't Lower Costs, Government Study Showed | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The health care reform compromise that centrist Democrats and several Republicans have indicated they'd support has shown an inability to effectively ...

Kent Conrad Says He Won't Vote For Public Option

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Update: Conrad's spokesperson told Salon that the story was inaccurate. Conrad told his constituents that he won't let the government run their hea...

Who Are These People Anyway? The Gang of Six and the Politics of Health Care Reform

Jerome Karabel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jerome Karabel

With the outcome of perhaps the most significant domestic legislation since Social Security hanging in the balance, the question arises: who are these six senators and whom do they represent?

Sam Stein

Dean On Conrad's Co-op Plan: Insurance Industry Licking Its Lips | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Kent Conrad's proposal for a cooperative approach to health insurance coverage has created a unique challenge for progressive health care advocat...

What Hemingway Said

Scott Diel | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Scott Diel

Estonians can put ten million euros behind saying "Welcome" if they want. But I favor crafting a story worthy of Hemingway. The West will swallow it whole.

Senate Rejects McCain In Bipartisan Fashion

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The bottom line of this story is that nine out of forty-one Republican senators just broke ranks with their party and voted to strip a McCain amendment from a budget bill.