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Imprisoned Within Yourself

Brandee Eagles | Posted 11.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Brandee Eagles

Are you living a life behind bars? I'm not talking about being in a concrete cell with metal bars. I'm referring to being imprisoned within yourself....

What Do You Get a President on His Birthday?

Tracy Hoover | Posted 08.04.2014 | Impact
Tracy Hoover

President Bush “didn’t call for one blinding light shining from Washington,” as President Obama said at Points of Light’s 20th...

An Open Letter to Cyberbullies

Mark Weinstein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Mark Weinstein

You, the faceless one, who hides behind empty words. You, the unhappy one, spreading your misery through harassment and humiliation. You, the angry one, trying to feel powerful by intimidating others with your hate. I refuse to let you hurt me.

Report: Koch Pledge Helped Kill Climate Legislation

Lucia Graves | Posted 07.01.2013 | Politics

When President Obama rolled out his climate strategy last week, he made a point to sidestep Congress and take executive action -- and with good reason...

Hey, It's Safer Internet Day -- Take The Pledge!

Stephen Balkam | Posted 04.06.2013 | Technology
Stephen Balkam

To mark Safer Internet Day, we are launching a pledge and a call to action. I realize there are many pledges out there, mostly sounding like the 11th Commandment: "I will not..." or "I shall not..." Instead, our Pledge for Good is positive, affirming and aspirational. And simple: "I will use my power for good."

Congress Needs to Do the Time Warp

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.26.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

There's a way out of this mess. It's an easy one, really, although it does require some suspension of disbelief on everyone's part. Just change the date on the floor of Congress. No, not the date on the bill, the actual date.

Time for Kochs to Resign from ALEC

Robert Greenwald and Jesse Lava | Posted 06.17.2012 | Politics
Robert Greenwald and Jesse Lava

Charles and David Koch appear to be pushing their right-wing ideology to the bitter end. And it's time for Americans to stop helping them. The Koch b...

Is Our Nation on the Titanic?

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 11.23.2011 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

What is our values compass as we seek solutions to rampant joblessness and poverty among millions of Americans, including 16.4 million poor children?

The Pledge

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 08.31.2011 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Right now, many of our elected officials are letting a no-new-taxes pledge take precedence. They are putting this before the pledge to the flag, and to the republic for which it stands, and to the promise of liberty and justice for all.

Friday Talking Points [152] -- A Palin-Free Month?

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

With some regularity, this column excoriates the mainstream news media for all sorts of continued idiocy in the way it conducts its business. But eve...

Pledge of Peace

Judie Fein | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Judie Fein

There's this organ in the middle of my chest that obliges me every second of every day by beating. It can be wounded, disarmed and stunned, but it kee...

Buffett, Gates and The Story of Enough

Woody Tasch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Woody Tasch

"When is enough enough?" Bernie Sanders asked during his filibuster against the Lame Duck tax bill in December. During the speech, he referred to Bi...

Republicans’ Deficit-Cut Pledge Lacks Specifics

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

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The GOP 'Pledge': What's Not In It

Mother Jones | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

You can read it yourself. Or peruse the reviews: liberal Ezra Klein dissects its internal contradictions; tea partier Erick Erickson decries the "Pled...

Prostate Cancer: Not Just An Old Man's Cancer

Gabe Canales | Posted 12.12.2012 | Healthy Living
Gabe Canales

Prostate cancer is real, and all men -- of all ages and ethnic groups -- need to know about it. This year, over 32,000 men will lose their battle with prostate cancer.

March 24, Ada Lovelace Day, Celebrates Women's Tech And Science Achievements

Huffington Post | Catharine Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Finding Ada is calling on people to participate in the second annual Ada Lovelace Day. Ada Lovelace (1815-1852), the daughter of Romantic poet Lord...

The F Word: Pledge to Save Journalism

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

It's pledge time at many noncommercial, listener and viewer-supported television and radio stations and you may already be feeling irritated by the p...

Creating a Nation of Philanthropists, One Pledge at a Time

Ashton Kutcher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ashton Kutcher

We have gathered a group of individuals who share the courage to pledge to our president, and the world at large, what it is that they are willing to do, give, or sacrifice, in an effort to help their fellow man.

Small Donors are Going on Strike: A Strike for Change

Lawrence Lessig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lawrence Lessig

We're giving Congress a choice: you can either have our money or money from special interests, but not both. We'll reward the reformers. But those who oppose reform won't get any money from us.