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Wolitzer's Novel The Interestings Fails to Live Up to Its Title

Sunny Bjerk | Posted 11.05.2013 | Books
Sunny Bjerk

Despite the promise of its beginning, the novel falters in its lack of character depth and development, ultimately pinning the novel's success on the glib lives of six New Yorkers who occupy a bubble separate from the city's racial and socioeconomic diversity.

Sending a Kid Into the World

Peter Van Buren | Posted 10.20.2013 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

I kept my mouth shut at the college -- there are rituals to these things and dad-confessions are not among them -- but I wanted to say sorry to her more than simply goodbye.

Bush, Powell React To General's Death

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 02.26.2013 | Politics

Reaction to the death Thursday of retired Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf: ___...

Pilot And Jet Share Survival Story

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 08.23.2012 | World

Ex-Navy pilot Bob Besal survived a mid-air jet collision in 1974 and later became a decorated war hero. Last week, the 62-year-old discovered (h/t CNN...

2013 Ford Full Line Event: Top 10 Revelations

Karl Brauer | Posted 09.16.2012 | Detroit
Karl Brauer

It's that time of year again, when every carmaker lets the car geek reporters (excuse me -- ahem -- automotive journalists) into their proving grounds to play with their latest four-wheeled toys.

The Brains That Bind Us

Marian Salzman | Posted 07.23.2012 | Impact
Marian Salzman

Although two of the greatest attributes of our country might be our competitive spirit and our defense of our values and freedoms, one can't help but wonder at what price. Brains are the tie that binds us, but are we really coming undone? Think about it.

Classic Coasters And More: Our Guide To Arizona Amusement Parks

The Huffington Post | Patricia Escarcega | Posted 08.27.2012 | Travel

Amusement parks in Arizona offer year-round fun for children and families. From hair-raising coasters to toddler-friendly attractions, these amuseme...

How Our Leadership Can Solve the Budget Crisis -- And, Why They Won't

Bayard H. Waterbury, III | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bayard H. Waterbury, III

I am an American, an aging American Baby Boomer. I was born in 1946, following the end of WWII. That was a tenuous time in American history, not unlike the present in the degree of challenges facing this country.

Desert Storm Turns Twenty: What Really Happened in 1991, and Why it Matters, Part I of II

Geoffrey Wawro | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Geoffrey Wawro

It's been twenty years since we went to war in Iraq for the first time. The years have been kind to Desert Storm, which is now remembered as an unalloyed triumph. But was it?

Spiritual Death

Robert Koehler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Robert Koehler

The easy violence of empire washes over everything. It washes into our psyches. I'm thinking about this in connection with the juxtaposition of anni...

Newt Gingrich: It's Time to Tell Us What Bush Told You

Charlie Reina | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Charlie Reina

If those recently-declassified documents from the early days of the Bush administration haven't convinced Americans that Bush planned the Iraq War long before September 11, 2001, maybe Newt Gingrich can.

Billionaire Texan Helps Divvy Up Iraq's Oil, Now Admits It's the Bush Legacy

Jackson Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jackson Williams

Are oil interests now Iraq's fourth stakeholder group, and wasn't that always the objective? Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan certainly thinks so.

Bush Oil Buddies Divvy Up Iraqi Oil, Now Joined By "Liberal Scion" Peter Galbraith

Jackson Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jackson Williams

Peter Galbraith, son of the famed economist, is in line to reap $100 million dollars -- maybe more -- from contracts between a Norwegian oil company and the autonomous Kurdish region of Iraq.

Yemen: Deja Vu All Over Again

Phyllis Bennis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Phyllis Bennis

Barack Obama is not the first US president to find Yemen a challenge. Two decades ago, then-President George H.W. Bush was eager to force a unanimous vote in the UN, when Yemen voted no.

Rampage At Fort Hood: Should We Be Surprised?

Beau Friedlander | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Beau Friedlander

It's unfair to say, categorically, that Nidal Hasan went berserk because we've made the wrong choices. But it's also unfair to continue policies that kill people on both sides of a now pointless conflict.

A New Year and a New Way to Embrace Life's Uncertainty

Kari Stoever | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kari Stoever

The great paradox is that every choice is a thousand renunciations. Are you aware of what you are choosing or failing to choose today?

For Iran--Think Long Term, Not Immediate Self-Gratificaton

Salam Al Marayati | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Salam Al Marayati

Implementing sanctions against Iran would play right into the hands of the theocracy. By imposing sanctions, the US will hand the Iranian government a card it does not have at this time--blaming the increase of prices on foreign powers.

Dust Affects Snowmelt's Timing

AP | RANDOLPH E. SCHMID | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — Dust in the wind is rewriting the cycle of life in the mountains. Throughout memory the warmth of spring has begun the mountain sno...

Torture Advocates will Set the Military Back for Generations

Brandon Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brandon Friedman

Once upon a time, our adversaries knew they could hoist the white flag and expect to be treated humanely, making them more likely to give up sooner. It kept American soldiers out of countless bloody fights.