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Former NSA Head Takes On ACLU Director In Debate

Matt Sledge | Posted 07.01.2014 | Politics

Keith Alexander, former National Security Agency chief, took on the executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union on Monday in a verbal gym...

What We Have Here Is a Failure to Communicate

Craig Snyder | Posted 06.18.2013 | Politics
Craig Snyder

Today, restoring the means for thoughtful and respectful discourse must be a primary national goal. Neither the Left nor the Right has a monopoly on wisdom or justice. What they do have is a stronghold on their own disciples - resulting in utter gridlock in Washington.

The Great Martini Debate: Gin Or Vodka?

Posted 09.20.2012 | Taste

We love when food and booze get people really riled up. Food nerds will quite rigorously debate which is the best hot sauce, whose city has the best...

Change My Mind: Is Soy Healthy Or Harmful?

Posted 08.23.2012 | Healthy Living

It's one of our biggest national crops. Vegetarians abide by its alternative protein source. And it is central to much of Japanese food -- considered ...

Food Trucks: A New Kind of Criminal?

Amy Le | Posted 09.01.2012 | Chicago
Amy Le

All that I ask from Mayor Emanuel and the city council is to give my fellow food truck owners and me the same opportunity to grow our businesses and contribute to the amazing culinary community in Chicago as my mother had, 34 years ago.

Change My Mind: Would A Ban On Supersized Soda Help People Get Healthy?

Posted 06.04.2012 | Healthy Living

When New York City's Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg announced last week that he planned to propose a municipal ban on large sodas in restaurants, he trigg...

DEBATE: Should Pippa Really Move To New York? Our Experts Weigh In

Posted 05.18.2012 | New York

New York, get ready -- here comes Pippa! Maybe. Oh, you don't know who Pippa Middleton is? She's a pretty big deal in Britain. Paparazzi's like to...

Debate: Which Hepburn Is The Better Style Icon?

The Huffington Post | Sarah St. Lifer & Brie Dyas | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style

Though they may share a surname, Katharine and Audrey Hepburn couldn't be more different. One was an all-American icon whose work spanned decades from...

Why Audrey Is The More Stylish Hepburn

Sarah St. Lifer | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style
Sarah St. Lifer

Without a doubt, both Katharine Hepburn and Audrey Hepburn have influenced my way of dress. But it's Audrey's joie de vivre that has had the most impact on my style

Is Federal Money The Best Way To Fund The Arts?

Posted 05.01.2012 | Home

Is federal funding the best way to fund the arts? The worst? We've asked two experts on opposing sides to argue their case.

Federal Government Money Is Not The Best Way To Fund The Arts

Ian David Moss | Posted 07.01.2012 | Home
Ian David Moss

Arts lovers: go ahead and write your letters to Congress asking for level funding, that 6% increase, or whatever you want. But once federal funding becomes less of a joke, it may well become more of a headache.

Federal Government Money Is The Best Way To Fund The Arts

Carla Escoda | Posted 07.01.2012 | Home
Carla Escoda

Reallocating a tiny portion of the defense budget to fund tours for American performing arts companies to strategically important countries makes them a potent weapon in the battle to win hearts and minds.

Where Do You Stand On Blowouts? Two Writers Duke It Out

The Huffington Post | Stylelist | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style

Few things are as divisive among the female population as hair. Some of us are shower-and-go while others are product-blow-dry-straighten-and-style. T...

Should Pantyhose Make A Comeback?

The Huffington Post | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style

The topic of pantyhose has become a hot topic here at the office, with the girls at Stylelist being divided on whether hosiery are a necessity. While ...

Why We Should Care About Children's Fashion

Ian P. Wilson | Posted 05.27.2012 | Home
Ian P. Wilson

The reasons we should care about children's fashion go way beyond our kids looking exceptional. Way beyond. Children's fashion is about more than aesthetics, and, for parents, it can make a bold statement about what we support, who we support, and what we want for our children.

Why 'Kony 2012' Doesn't Do Enough To Create Effective Social Change

Mikaela Luttrell-Rowland | Posted 05.19.2012 | Impact
Mikaela Luttrell-Rowland

The Kony 2012 campaign does not do enough to deliver effective social change. How could it? The film depends on a simplistic story line, which ...

Change My Mind: Should Banks Lower Mortgages To Market Value?

The Huffington Post | Posted 03.06.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- While the housing crisis has hit the D.C. area with less force than elsewhere, the nation's capital and its environs have not been immun...