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Why Iranian World Cup Fans Wave 3 Different Types of Flags

Ravishly | Posted 06.25.2014 | World
Ravishly

These fan mementos aren't of the zany variety displayed so often at the sporting event. Rather, they represent competing political persuasions regarding the Persian motherland and for what they want Iran's jerseys to signify.

Does Wearing A Robe Make You More Spiritual?

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 07.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

What is it that makes us stand and bow our heads when we see a monk, priest, or any robed religious teacher? What makes us more polite, and pay extra attention? What makes us feel such people are more holy or enlightened than we are?

The New Monetary Standard

Aurelia Condrat | Posted 07.05.2014 | Business
Aurelia Condrat

Without any doubt in this moment we can not talk about the dollar but about the "energo dollar" or "petrodollar," currencies that are not within reach of the common people which ultimately bring prosperity.

Rising Above the Partisan Fray, Most Organizations Call for IRS Rulemaking to Continue

Lisa Gilbert | Posted 06.10.2014 | Politics
Lisa Gilbert

Despite the obvious need for revised rules, the IRS rulemaking has unfortunately become a divisive partisan issue and the political punching bag du jour.

Bill Maher's Fundamentalism

Rev. Chris Glaser | Posted 05.18.2014 | Religion
Rev. Chris Glaser

Though Bill Maher thinks he is dissing all religion and spirituality, he actually attacks what I would call grade school religion. He even hinted at some respect for the new pope, whom I would describe as representing graduate school religion and above.

Freedom Industries: Major Polluter, Egregious Misnomer and Now, a Song!

Roy Zimmerman | Posted 03.24.2014 | Comedy
Roy Zimmerman

300,000 people in Charleston, West Virginia wernt without safe water last week when a toxic chemical spill polluted the Elk River. And I think Freedom...

Are We the Land of the American Dream, or the American Decline?

Hector Barreto | Posted 01.23.2014 | Small Business
Hector Barreto

That was a very important lesson my father taught me at a very young age -- how important it was to have a vision, have a dream, work hard and build something for your family and community.

Standing on Political and Religious Principle -- That Doesn't Stand on Us

Robert Hall | Posted 11.30.2013 | Politics
Robert Hall

It is high time to stand on the principle of relationship -- loving what unites us more than we hate what divides us.

Change Our Story: My 'Complex' Week

Peter Buffett | Posted 10.07.2013 | Impact
Peter Buffett

Instead of reductionist thinking -- which science and much analyzing is wont to do. I prefer expansionist thinking. What's possible? What have we not thought of?

Change Our Story: A New Societ-e

Peter Buffett | Posted 09.09.2013 | Impact
Peter Buffett

People are starting to gather around deeply personal and unique aspects of themselves -- and because of their sheer number and the ease of personal expression, the Internet is providing a much more nuanced look at behavior and true ideology.

Change Our Story: Poison the River Part 1

Peter Buffett | Posted 06.17.2013 | Impact
Peter Buffett

"Out of sight, out of mind" has played a huge role in how we've gotten into the environmental mess we're in now. We don't live in that world anymore. We can see our brothers and sisters across the globe. We can distribute necessary things far and wide.

Why I Still Opt Out

Michael Morgenstern | Posted 03.27.2013 | Politics
Michael Morgenstern

The TSA inspires a culture of fear. The indignities we are made to suffer at airports are a manifestation of a government that does not trust its people, and believes that the way to security is to encourage us not to trust each other.

Citizens United: An Unprecedented Opportunity to Test Political Ideas

Michael Ham | Posted 01.13.2013 | Politics
Michael Ham

Though Citizens United guarantees that unprecedented money will be dumped into political races, 2012 proved that money alone won't guarantee victory over popular ideas.

The Best Political Jokes From Election Week

Posted 11.12.2012 | Comedy

"Let's face it, America is a quick drunk and an easy lay." So said Stephen Colbert in his tearful lament of President Obama's big win on November...

The Election Is Over and We All Lost

Beth Green | Posted 01.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Beth Green

Healing and growth are possible. We can reeducate our egos and heal our souls. We can come together with humility and cooperation. But first we need to be willing to see that these changes are necessary. And we need to bring this consciousness into the political arena, or we all lose.

Crossing Party Lines

Lisa Gray | Posted 12.26.2012 | Politics
Lisa Gray

Tis the season to hunker down and shut off your TV, pre-set your car radio to music-only stations, block everyone but your mother or grandchildren on Facebook, and let your Twitter account temporarily expire.

Arnold Schwarzenegger Talks New Autobiography, 'Total Recall,' in Google+ Hangout (VIDEO)

Shira Lazar | Posted 12.08.2012 | Celebrity
Shira Lazar

Action superstar, influential political figure and all-around pop culture icon Arnold Schwarzenegger took to Google Plus Friday to promote his new tell-all autobiography, Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story.

Political Ads: America's not really listening anymore

Michael Maslansky | Posted 12.01.2012 | Politics
Michael Maslansky

Political advertising is a medium long associated with dishonesty and cheap shots--not the most persuasive stuff. But today's ad wars are wasting ad dollars. The skyrocketing sums would be better spent on talking policy without mentioning any party or any hot-button political words.

Your Obnoxiously-Political Facebook Friends: 5 Tips for Dealing With Them

Andrea Bonior | Posted 11.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Andrea Bonior

We've all got them, no matter how left or right you lean. They're the Facebook friends who can't post a single status update without making it political, or who seem to share every last bit of oversimplified propaganda they come across.

Jan Brewer's Self-Deportation Station

Erin Gibson | Posted 10.24.2012 | Comedy
Erin Gibson

Jan Brewer's fight to rid Arizona of all illegal immigrants just got a little bit easier.

My Son Gets His Revolution On

Miriam Novogrodsky | Posted 10.20.2012 | Parents
Miriam Novogrodsky

My son, the same kid who a year ago preferred action movies to political discourse has become a one person fountain of political facts. The problem? T...

Meeting Obama

Maria Rodale | Posted 05.19.2012 | Politics
Maria Rodale

I'm not the type that usually goes to political fundraisers. In fact, I avoid them like the plague.  Ditto any calls to my home from political candid...

Ban on Bull -- Really

Malcolm Kushner | Posted 03.31.2012 | Weird News
Malcolm Kushner

You'd think that in a town as politically correct as Santa Cruz, the city council would have removed a lot of other bulls before bullfrogs. How about bullets? Or bullfighting? Or bullying? So why did it choose to ban bullfrogs?

OMG You Were a Nun and You're Black?

Deborah Plummer | Posted 01.06.2012 | Black Voices
Deborah Plummer

I spent over four years researching friendship patterns of people from all ages in order to write Racing Across the Lines: Changing Race Relations th...

Newt - Democracy's Blessing or Curse?

Kevin Bermeister | Posted 02.20.2012 | Politics
Kevin Bermeister

In one fell swoop, Newt Gingrich focused the worlds' attention on all of the ignorance that has plagued Israel through more than 30 years of rhetoric ...