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With American Help Iraq's Cycle of Violence Spirals

Matthew Hoh | Posted 10.15.2014 | Politics
Matthew Hoh

The greater we supported the corrupt government in Kabul and the more American troops we sent, the more the Taliban prospered. A similar dynamic is at play in Iraq. Consequently, without a change in American policy the cycle of violence in Iraq will continue its ghastly spiral.

Money, Politics and the American Public

Paul Herrnson | Posted 10.14.2014 | Politics
Paul Herrnson

The influence of money in politics in general and campaigns in particular is a staple of op-ed writers, late-night comedians and armchair pundits. As another Federal Election Commission reporting deadline looms, how bad does the public really think the problem is -- and what are they willing to do about it?

The New Global Leader, Part IX: Dian Alyan, Building Homes and Futures for Orphans around the World

O'Brien Browne | Posted 10.13.2014 | Business
O'Brien Browne

Born in Takengon, Central Aceh, Indonesia, Dian Alyan has lived a richly rewarding global life as a brilliant student, world traveler and highly succe...

Wall of Shame: The Worst Things About Illinois

Reboot Illinois | Posted 10.09.2014 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

To begin to address some of the biggest issues the state faces, Illinoisans must first know what they are. Here is a list of some of the worst awards Illinois has received.

'This Is Your Country,' My #MayDayin30 Video

John Wellington Ennis | Posted 10.08.2014 | Politics
John Wellington Ennis

I believe that we can use the modern tools available to spread awareness and empower citizens, and that our collective stories can affect revolutionary reform. It is why I am committed to storytelling as a medium for activism, with citizen journalism today serving as oversight.

The Murder Exoneration of Perry Cobb

Jeremy Bamidele | Posted 10.07.2014 | Black Voices
Jeremy Bamidele

In the eight years that the dishonorable Thomas J. Maloney served as a trial judge for the Cook County Circuit Court, he sentenced nine men to death, including Perry Cobb and Darby Tillis.

Why $140,000 Worth Of Ebola Aid Is Just Sitting Untouched In Sierra Leone

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 10.06.2014 | Impact

A shipment worth $140,000 in medical equipment to fight Ebola arrived in Sierra Leone on Aug. 9. But not a single life-saving resource from the supply...

Business Journalists Rush to Rescue Chevron From Its Ecuador Disaster

Paul Paz y Miño | Posted 10.06.2014 | Green
Paul Paz y Miño

Chevron got a little help from its friends in the corporate media last week. The resulting echo chamber is a startling reminder that, like the big banks, Chevron is considered by many to be too big to fail.

In "Politics Before People," Andrew Cuomo "Exceeds Proficiency Standard"

Alan Singer | Posted 10.03.2014 | New York
Alan Singer

In his approach to education, Andrew Cuomo shows that he is a political machine who continually puts politics before principles and people.

The Pay 2 Play Board Game, More Realistic Than Monopoly!

John Wellington Ennis | Posted 10.06.2014 | Politics
John Wellington Ennis

Something about the game Monopoly seemed like the right metaphor for our priced-out political process -- perhaps because the player with the most money wins, just like in almost all elections.

You Can't Have A Mastermind Without First Having "The Brain"

Adam Banner | Posted 10.02.2014 | Crime
Adam Banner

It takes a helluva lot of talent, and/or smarts, to allegedly pull one of the greatest sports fixes of all time. However, it takes even more oomph to never get caught.

Autism Without Fear: A Reluctant Vote for Buddy Cianci

Michael John Carley | Posted 10.02.2014 | Politics
Michael John Carley

I know. This is also a little outside the autism world, but I'm a born meddler, an Asperger brain really needs to weigh in on this election, and it's ...

Dave Jamieson

FIFA Is Keeping Its Corruption Report Secret

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 10.02.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Joining a growing international chorus, Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.) on Thursday asked soccer's international governing body to release the fi...

Why Are We Letting Crooks And Fraudsters Use American Companies To Rip Off Americans?

Charmian Gooch | Posted 09.29.2014 | Business
Charmian Gooch

We don't need anonymous companies. They are the getaway cars for all sorts of criminals and fraudsters who are hurting U.S. interests -- it's time to take away the keys.

​A ​Courageous Reporter And A Corrupt Chinese Communist Official

Frank Vogl | Posted 09.29.2014 | Crime
Frank Vogl

According to documents released by the court on September 24, Liu Tienan was accused of accepting about $5.8 million in bribes from five companies between 2002 and 2012. Liu Tienan also received a Porsche and a Beijing villa.

What's Driving Americans Out of the Country?

Ella Jameson | Posted 09.25.2014 | Money
Ella Jameson

While leaving the U.S. may never be an issue of economic survival, the new economic climate is making it a much more tempting option than ever before.

The Battle Against ISIL: A New and Different Kind of War -- Monsters, Mobsters or Both?

Lawrence A. Levine | Posted 09.25.2014 | Politics
Lawrence A. Levine

ISIL leaders have connections in the black market of international finance. The real intelligence needed to understand what is going on in the region is not targets for the U.S. Air Force, but the type of financial intelligence General Petraeus tasked General McMaster to find in Afghanistan in 2010.

Our Pay to Play System, Embodied by Beanie Babies

John Wellington Ennis | Posted 09.23.2014 | Politics
John Wellington Ennis

It rocked the swing state of Ohio right after a disputed election, toppled the state's one-party rule, and ended the Taft legacy that included a President, a U.S. Senator, a Supreme Court Justice. And it started with Beanie Babies.

Ma Lies While Chen Dies: Ugly Party Politics on a Beautiful Island

Jack Healey | Posted 09.23.2014 | World
Jack Healey

Once again, it's time to look at Taiwan. Unfortunately, there is still a need to call for freedom from prison for Chen Shui-bian and a need to call out Ma Ying-jeou (the most unpopular president in Taiwan's history) to stop abusing human rights principles for shameful political hunts.

The World's Leaders Are Failing To Curb Corruption. Here's Why

Frank Vogl | Posted 09.23.2014 | Crime
Frank Vogl

Rogue current and former dictators and global bribe-paying giant corporations are enjoying levels of impunity, which only encourage international corruption and money laundering. The G20 needs to use this event to forcefully declare "NO IMPUNITY."

WWFD - What Would Francis Do?

Jon M. Sweeney | Posted 09.19.2014 | Religion
Jon M. Sweeney

Eight hundred years ago a little man in Italy was saving the Church from its corruption, clericalism, irrelevance, and insincerity by waking people up to a renewed focus on the Gospel.

Dear Anti-Marcoses, Pro-Marcoses, and the Spirit of Philippine Martial Law

Bino A. Realuyo | Posted 09.20.2014 | World
Bino A. Realuyo

The success of the political landscape of the Philippines is contigent upon how we can move the populace out of poverty and bring them to the educated middle class with power and decision making.

This Minister's Son Preached The Prosperity Gospel While Reportedly Running a Megachurch Ponzi Scheme

Vice | Grace Wyler | Posted 09.17.2014 | Religion

From the fake revelations of revivalist preacher Peter Popoff, to the 80s excess and false lashes of Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker, to Greater Ministries ...

School for Crime

Robert Brustein | Posted 09.18.2014 | Politics
Robert Brustein

Recent events are proving that a criminal record, or least the promise of a criminal proceeding, has become an essential requirement for holding or pursuing political office.

Run, Zephyr, Run -- Teachout Should Challenge Hillary for the Democratic Presidential Nomination

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 09.11.2014 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

Teachout might not be able to defeat Clinton, Inc. -- with its bevy of rich and well-connected donors -- for the nomination, but my bet is that she could collect a slew of delegates and have a big impact on the national debate. The Democratic wing of the Democratic Party deserves a strong warrior in the primaries, not just a Clinton coronation.