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WATCH: I Defended A Stranger From Spousal Abuse At The Grocery Store

Posted 06.26.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Violent altercations in public can pose a difficult challenge for bystanders. When to step in? And how? Taking action in these situations is not easy,...

'Intervention': Deaths Of Her Children Pushed Mother Into Drugs

Posted 06.21.2013 | TV

This week on "Intervention," viewers met 33-year-old Dana. This mother of four was addicted to prescription pills and crack cocaine, spending as much ...

On the Brink of Another War

Adil E. Shamoo | Posted 08.20.2013 | World
Adil E. Shamoo

Both sides have needlessly and ruthlessly killed thousands of Syrians, with one recent report estimating that Assad supporters constitute 43 percent of the dead. This is an ethnic and sectarian civil war and neither side is a reliable champion of democracy.

How Do You Offer Family Input Without Getting Pushed Away?

Dr. Jane Greer | Posted 08.07.2013 | Celebrity
Dr. Jane Greer

Generally speaking, offering unsolicited opinions about a family member's relationship can be tricky, which is why it was so bold of Liam Hemsworth's brothers to stage an alleged intervention about his relationship with pop star and Twitter icon Miley Cyrus.

Despite Horrific Repression, the U.S. Should Stay Out of Syria

Stephen Zunes | Posted 07.30.2013 | World
Stephen Zunes

Opposing U.S. support for the armed resistance in Syria has nothing to do with indifference, isolationism, or even pacifism.

A&E Pulls The Plug On 'Intervention'

Posted 05.25.2013 | TV

"Intervention" has been canceled. A&E will air the show's final five episodes this summer, beginning Thursday, June 13 at 9 p.m. ET. "As 'Inter...

Old Battle Lines Emerge As Syrian Conflict Intensifies

David W. Kearn | Posted 07.16.2013 | Politics
David W. Kearn

Since the end of the Cold War, American foreign policy has generally been distinguished by three major schools of thought. The debate over U.S. policy in Syria has brought the divisions between these camps into stark relief.

Limits of American Power, a Historical Perspective

Christopher McKnight Nichols | Posted 07.08.2013 | Politics
Christopher McKnight Nichols

Americans today debate possible new interventions, withdrawals, disputes over what does and does not constitute a "red line," and other applications of power abroad in light of enormous geopolitical changes and challenges. Let the debate consider the long history of cautious realism.

Do Red Lines on WMDs Matter?

Lionel Beehner | Posted 07.07.2013 | World
Lionel Beehner

There has been mounting criticism of the Obama administration for setting a line in the sand on Syria -- the movement or use of chemical weapons -- and then apparently failing to act out on its promise. The criticism has come in two varieties.

Brad Lamm With Marlo Thomas (WATCH)

Posted 08.13.2013 | MarloThomas

Addiction Specialist & Lifestyle Interventionist Brad Lamm joined me this week on Mondays With Marlo. Brad was such an interesting and informative gue...

Will a U.S.-led Intervention in Syria Drag Out the War?

Lionel Beehner | Posted 07.03.2013 | World
Lionel Beehner

The notion that somehow arming Syria's opposition means a long and protracted war is misguided and driven by a realist-inspired desire to stay on the sidelines and never intervene anywhere.

Time to Take Action in Schools and Communities

Michele Nealon-Woods | Posted 04.13.2013 | Chicago
Michele Nealon-Woods

If we are to evaluate our success as a nation based, at least in part, by our children's well-being, we ought to pay closer attention to what ails them emotionally, and to create a safe environment at home, at school and in the community they depend on to thrive.

My Two Months in Facebook Rehab

John Blumenthal | Posted 03.15.2013 | Comedy
John Blumenthal

I haven't gone on Facebook in a year. Whenever I am tempted, I speak to God. We have a special relationship because I had friended Him two years ago. He'd poked me twice.

WATCH: How To Save Mom And Dad From Their Alcohol Abuse

Posted 04.12.2013 | Fifty

Boomers have a far different relationship with their parents than their children have with them. While their kids may feel comfortable talking to them...

'Intervention': Young Mom Lives In Closet With Son

Posted 12.18.2012 | TV

Sarah was a 21-year-old mother who was also a heavy user of Oxycontin, meth, ecstasy and more. She had herself convinced she was not a drug addict, th...

'Intervention': Teen Addict's Dad Told Her To OD

Posted 12.11.2012 | TV

On "Intervention," viewers were introduced to 19-year-old Alissa, who injected bath salts and even bleach into her arms. She said she shot up 20 times...

Scolding Syria

Joseph Blady, M.D. | Posted 02.05.2013 | World
Joseph Blady, M.D.

If our government wants to draw an arbitrary, rather hypocritical line in the sand at Assad's use of chemical weapons, fine. If we're going to bring the world back to its senses, we have to start somewhere. But I would apply two caveats.

'Intervention': Heroin Addict Freaks Out On A Plane

Posted 11.27.2012 | TV

On "Intervention," Nick's story showed just how dangerous a heroin addiction can be. At only 23-years old, Nick has already been hospitalized a dozen ...

'Intervention: Her Brother Is Her Drug Dealer

Posted 11.27.2012 | TV

There's nothing like the bond of siblings, but one mother watched it get perverted into something terrible and tragic on "Intervention." Kelly was a 2...

An Experiment in Not Minding My Own Business

Maureen Anderson | Posted 01.21.2013 | Parents
Maureen Anderson

How do you thank your kid for helping you grow up?

'Intervention': Teen Girl's Parents Did Nothing After She Was Raped

Posted 11.20.2012 | TV

On "Intervention," 24-year-old Megan was two years into a heroin addiction. Her downward spiral began when she was just 15. She started using alcohol,...

'Intervention': Man's Young Daughters Have No Idea He's An Addict

Posted 10.30.2012 | TV

Al is still a young father at only 32 years old, who should be enjoying watching his children grow up. But thanks to a serious drug addiction, he's in...

Someone Needs To Stop Him

Posted 12.23.2012 | Comedy

Addicts aren't the only ones who need their own intervention-based reality series. At least that's what sketch group Harvard Sailing Team thinks. ...

'Intervention': Alcoholic Resents Daughter's Engagement

Posted 10.23.2012 | TV

Cher's pain stemmed back to her childhood, leading her to the alcoholism that saw her featured on "Intervention." She'd come from a background where s...

Regarding Tonight's Debate

Rep. Dennis Kucinich | Posted 12.22.2012 | Politics
Rep. Dennis Kucinich

Tonight's presidential debate will focus on foreign policy. As we listen to Democratic and Republican presidential candidates it is worth saying that a thoughtful foreign policy isn't about who can drop the most bombs.