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Army of One

Robert Koehler | Posted 05.29.2014 | Politics
Robert Koehler

Memorial Day might just as well be called Social Substitutability Day, unless we deepen and widen its meaning and allow the day's remembrance to include the crimes against humanity every side in war commits -- unless we remember that militarism, like racism and misogyny, are the real enemies.

Keep Your Friends Close... and Your Frenemies Closer

Renee Graziano | Posted 07.14.2014 | Celebrity
Renee Graziano

As you have witnessed on MobWives, the term "friend" is used way too loosely. To my surprise, some that I have considered friends have morphed into a straight-up enemy, or this emerging new breed of "frenemies."

The Joys of a Zombie Apocalypse

Carl Pettit | Posted 08.19.2013 | Entertainment
Carl Pettit

People are drawn to zombies for a variety of reasons. For some, it's just good, untidy fun. If your marksmanship is spot on, you'll be rewarded with a splash of satisfying gore.

What I Know About Enemies Now That I'm 60

Ann Brenoff | Posted 08.12.2013 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

Enemies, depending on the degree to which you empower them, can rule -- and ruin -- your life. They make your kid not want to play on the soccer team anymore. They make your mother want to skip the dining room and eat in her room at the assisted living place. They make you dread going to office meetings where they seem intent on undermining everything you say.

When We Share a Table With Our Enemies

Lillian Daniel | Posted 07.28.2013 | Religion
Lillian Daniel

Thousands of years ago, in the world's most beloved psalm, the people were told that one day God would spread a table before them in the presence of their enemies: "Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies." What does it mean?

Should My Friend's Enemies Be My Enemies, Too?

Sophia A. Nelson | Posted 07.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Sophia A. Nelson

If I am having an "issue" with someone, and it turns ugly, can "B," the mutual friend of us both, love us both, and stay loyal to us both without having to choose sides or get stuck in our mess? The answer from my perspective is: maybe.

Indefinite Enemies

Robert Koehler | Posted 07.09.2013 | Politics
Robert Koehler

We need enemies. Homeland Security is psychological. Thus the guilt or innocence of the Gitmo prisoners and all our other detainees is irrelevant.

How to Turn a World Lacking in Enemies Into the Most Threatening Place in the Universe

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 06.15.2013 | World
Tom Engelhardt

Had you been able to time-travel back to the Cold War era to inform Americans that, in the future, our major enemies would be in Afghanistan, Yemen, Somalia, Mali, Libya, and so on, they would surely have thought you mad (or lucky indeed).

Best Friends and Bullying: Are they Cousins?

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 11.25.2012 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

I am convinced that a great deal of girl-on-girl and women-on-women bullying would be significantly less likely to occur if we taught our daughters two things: that they don't need to have a best friend and that they should express their feelings directly and kindly.

Life In The '70s: Keep Your Friends Close, And Your Enemies...

Tom Cramer | Posted 11.25.2012 | Fifty
Tom Cramer

I consider myself blessed to grow up where and when I did -- the south side of Chicago in the 1970s. With all those kids on the block, it was easy to make friends. It was also easy to make enemies.

Friend or Enemy?

Ilana Ross | Posted 05.08.2012 | College
Ilana Ross

My best friend Michaela and I didn't realize we were best friends until junior year when I rowed from Tangier to Spain to visit her, and save her from...

Marcus Baram

Bush Lied To FBI Director About Spying On Americans, Book Says | Marcus Baram | Posted 01.28.2012 | Politics

Former President George W. Bush lied to FBI Director Robert Mueller in the Oval Office to protect White House programs that secretly eavesdropped on A...

Your New Favorite Frenemy: Valerie Frankel, Author of It's Hard Not to Hate You

Rachel Kramer Bussel | Posted 02.20.2012 | Books
Rachel Kramer Bussel

In It's Hard Not to Hate You, Valerie Frankel delivers an often amusing, entertaining, educational and at times gossipy story of her life.

What Does it Mean to Be Free of Definitions?

Gangaji | Posted 01.09.2012 | Healthy Living

What is the frame or context of your life? You don't know how your story will end, but at this point you can discover what your story is about.

From Enmity to Comity: Restoring Civility and Pride to American Life

Robert Fuller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Fuller

Calls for civility have not worked, either with the public or the partisan commentators who model disdain and contempt for their followers. Why is hate resonating with the American public?

Lisa Birnbach, Assassin

Lisa Birnbach | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Lisa Birnbach

The invitation said, "Archery Tournament. Bring a photo of your most hated enemy. I will supply bows, arrows, feasting, and vodka." Our cohort had vendettas against Glenn Beck, Sarah Palin, Paris Hilton, the Pope, Octomom and Dick Cheney.

The Need for Enemies

Lawrence E. Joseph | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lawrence E. Joseph

What is it about our need for enemies? Has the American consciousness been shaped, even warped, by decades of fighting off the Nazis, the Communists, and now, Muslim extremists?

Dick Cheney: A Life Pattern of Sabotaging the Security of the United States

Paul Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Abrams

Cheney's argument that he is just trying to protect America does not wash. He has a scurrilous life pattern of providing aid-and-comfort to enemies of the United States. Here are 4 examples.

Am I My Brother's Keeper?

John Morton | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
John Morton

Our feelings towards our brothers or sisters aren't truly about anybody or anything against us. Ultimately, our experience of loving our enemies reveals how we are with loving ourselves.