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This Land Was Made For You and Me

Jason A. Atkinson | Posted 09.26.2013 | Green
Jason A. Atkinson

An annual pilgrimage begins this week. Thousands of Americans are excitedly unpacking boxes from Cabelas and Orvis and planning to leave the office ea...

How Viral Is Social Media?

Greg Jacobs | Posted 05.07.2013 | College
Greg Jacobs

This may sound a little absolutist, but at the end of the day, who is really controlling what you post online? Is that ironic music video your status because you actually enjoy it, or is it online because you want people to see how funny you are?

YouTube's Favorite Breakout Pop Duo, Karmin, Back in the Studio (VIDEO)

Shira Lazar | Posted 10.28.2012 | Entertainment
Shira Lazar

Karmin joined What's Trending over Google plus from their recording studio today to answer fans questions about their YouTube roots, a new upcoming album and big projects including a fashion line on the horizon!

Have You Heard? Big Changes for Special Education in NYC

Jaime Openden, M.S., CCC-SLP | Posted 10.09.2012 | Education
Jaime Openden, M.S., CCC-SLP

How can a teacher with little to no special education background be the ideal instructor for children with special needs?

K-pop: Soft Power for the Global Cool

Linda Constant | Posted 01.14.2012 | World
Linda Constant

Governmental cultural diplomacy can sometimes come off as forced or out-of-touch, but K-pop is an authentic reflection and spectacle of youth culture that is impressively close to the pulse of the "global cool."

Friday Talking Points -- What I'd Call "Class Warfare"

Chris Weigant | Posted 11.30.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Welcome back, everyone, to this week's edition of So You Think You Can President?!? Just to remind everyone, this year we've got the Republican field of candidates for the party's nomination.

Friday Talking Points -- Class Warfare? Hardly.

Chris Weigant | Posted 11.23.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

As was entirely predictable, once Obama stood up for taxing the rich folk a wee bit more, the Republicans fired back with what they think is the biggest weapon in their arsenal: screaming "Class warfare!"

Friday Talking Points -- More Tea, Anyone?

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.05.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

With the conclusion of the debt ceiling "crisis," the media pivoted swiftly to their standard larger questions (to them, at any rate) about any politi...

2010 Census Signals a New Hispanic Mainstream; Record Impact Begins with 2012 Elections.

Roberto Ramos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Roberto Ramos

According to the official government numbers, Latinos are driving as much as half the growth of the entire U.S. population, surpassing original estimates.

Is There a True Limited Government Standard in the G.O.P.?

Susan Bevan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Susan Bevan

The repeal of DADT put a stop to big government at its worst -- and most intrusive. But what about when government tries to restrict the private medical choices of women?

Do We Really Want "Mainstream" Leaders?

Elizabeth Bisbee Silber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Elizabeth Bisbee Silber

This is the time, I think, when we need visionaries more than ever. We need some leaders outside of the mainstream to save us from drowning in it.

Friday Talking Points [125] -- Ask! Tell!

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Our headline today quite obviously references the legislative progress this week on banning the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy (of not allo...

Religion, Bigotry, and Political Hypocrisy

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Put aside the crazy "Obama's a Muslim" idiocy -- assume John McCain had won the presidency instead. Do you really think the Senate would confirm a Muslim candidate right now, even a conservative right-wing one? I don't.

Netflix Will Not Be Streaming 1080p This Year

Ramon Nuez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Ramon Nuez

For 2010, Netflix explained they would be pushing out 1080p for its Watch Instantly streaming service -- very exciting news. Unfortunately, the news was short lived.