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Movie Review: Citizenfour -- Sound the Alarm

Marshall Fine | Posted 10.21.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

What is most astonishing, as you watch Laura Poitras' Citizenfour, is how calm everyone is. At least at first.

The Importance of President Obama and Men Speaking out Against Domestic Violence

Tanya Young Williams | Posted 10.13.2014 | Women
Tanya Young Williams

We must encourage men to have a voice in this discussion because while the majority of domestic violence victims are women, every year in the U.S., about 3.2 million men are the victims of an assault by an intimate partner.

This Is What Happens When You Invite President Obama To Your Wedding

The Huffington Post | Taryn Hillin | Posted 06.05.2014 | Weddings

Is it a pipe dream to think President Obama will actually show up to your wedding if you invite him? Yes, yes it is. Is it a pipe dream to think h...

Two Years Later, Deferred Action Is Renewed Without Future Guarantees

Juan Escalante | Posted 08.05.2014 | Politics
Juan Escalante

Let us stop and reflect on where we are, how we got here, and where we are headed. Despite the fact that some of us being able to breathe a sigh of relief, the work to achieve a sensible reforms that will bring about change to immigration laws is far from over.

Hillary's Age

Michael Hodin | Posted 07.29.2014 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

There will be plenty of reasons to vote against Hillary in 2016, but her older age is not one of them.

Keeping Brothers Close and Dreams Closer: On Lupita's Validation and Obama's Initiative

Jay Dodd | Posted 05.04.2014 | Black Voices
Jay Dodd

"My Brother's Keeper" frames education and jobs, as the way to equality and that is simply not the case. It will not protect them from White fear emboldened by guns on street corners. It will not erase minstrel-like narratives reproduced in media.

My Question for Obama on Google Presidential Hangout

Maura Sweeney | Posted 03.30.2014 | Politics
Maura Sweeney

I'd like to hear someone ask this president to distinguish himself not only as the man who broke the White House color barrier but as the leader who inspired progress toward cooperation and good will.

White House Refuses to Answer 'Tough' Questions on Immigration During Skype Chat

Juan Escalante | Posted 02.12.2014 | Latino Voices
Juan Escalante

Whether it was Microsoft or the White House screening the questions, you can be certain of one thing: The White House has no interest in answering to criticism or challenging questions.

What's Education for, Anyway?

William E. White | Posted 02.03.2014 | Education
William E. White

The hyperfocus on workplace development is keeping us from accomplishing the core civic education mission of our schools. Strong, engaged citizens make an excellent and reliable workforce.

Boehner's Dark Secret: 'It's All About the Carrots'

John Blumenthal | Posted 12.08.2013 | Comedy
John Blumenthal

You won't believe what happened to me last night. POTUS finally invites me -- the goddamn Speaker of the House -- to this state dinner at the White House (big deal) and what does he do?

The Shutdown Hurts America's Softpower in the World

András Simonyi | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
András Simonyi

The shutdown might be short lived, but it will still have a damaging effect on how America is perceived, undermining its ability to exert influence in the world.

Why Obama's Trip to Sweden Matters to Washington

András Simonyi | Posted 10.28.2013 | World
András Simonyi

At a fundamental level, Sweden and the U.S. share many similar values and views on a whole host of global issues, ranging from the need to support democracy and human rights, free trade and to the need to fight global climate change.

Obama's On A Roll!

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 08.16.2013 | Travel

The family that bikes together, stays together... right? On the third-to-last day of their vacation, the first family donned helmets and took to th...

Disturbing News in the Mortgage Sector

Richard Barrington | Posted 10.12.2013 | Business
Richard Barrington

For homeowners who are struggling to make their payments, one of their first moves should be to consult a refinancing calculator and an amortization schedule.

Is the Presidential Mania of India's Narendra Modi Driving a Square Peg in Its Round Democratic System?

Sreedhar Pillai | Posted 08.31.2013 | World
Sreedhar Pillai

"It would not be impossible to prove with sufficient repetition and a psychological understanding of the people concerned that a square is in fact a c...

Obama Offers Special Message To LGBT Community At College Graduation

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 05.21.2013 | Gay Voices

President Barack Obama made sure that his speech during the spring 2013 commencement ceremony at Georgia's Morehouse College was inclusive. The At...

So Five Former Chiefs of Staff Walk Into a Bar....

Joan Michelson | Posted 06.04.2013 | Politics
Joan Michelson

This Chief of Staff to the POTUS is a fascinating role. It's not in the Constitution and didn't even exist until World War II, moderator David Gergen pointed out, yet it wields tremendous power.

LOOK: Beyonce, Madonna, Ben Affleck Chime In On SCOTUS Hearings

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 03.27.2013 | Gay Voices

The review of California's Proposition 8 and the Defense Of Marriage Act (DOMA) by the United States Supreme Court has prompted a myriad of people to ...

Following My Heart

Judy Frankel | Posted 05.06.2013 | Politics
Judy Frankel

Everyone tells you to listen to your heart. Follow your dreams. Don't ever give up on pursuing what you really want, your deepest desires. Express your innermost self! Become your authentic you, and live your unique life.

Bravo Mr. President, Now Let's Get This Done!

Ana Garcia-Ashley | Posted 04.15.2013 | Politics
Ana Garcia-Ashley

President Barack Obama gave his State of the Union address to the people of the United States of America, while the entire world watched. As a Gamaliel-trained organizer, the President knows how to unite people around American values of caring for our neighbors.

Gamaliel Speaks About One of Its Own Becoming POTUS

Ana Garcia-Ashley | Posted 03.31.2013 | Impact
Ana Garcia-Ashley

Immigration reform is what is best for our nation as well as our economy for it will help to ensure that workers are paid fair wages and have a voice.

Quadriplegic Platypuses

Will Durst | Posted 02.16.2013 | Comedy
Will Durst

Calm yourselves, kiddies, it's not really a cliff. More of a slim slope or bit of a ditch. A minor incline. It's an artificial crisis. Something our country's politicians specialize in.

Obama's Parenting Manifesto: 'We Can’t Do This By Ourselves'

Posted 12.17.2012 | Parents

President Obama spoke at Sunday evening's Sandy Hook vigil, calling for an end to the epidemic of gun violence in America. As part of his 18-minute tr...

What To Wear To Your Holiday Party

Lauren A. Rothman | Posted 02.04.2013 | Style
Lauren A. Rothman

If your holiday party is at the White House, that is.

The Obama Legacy: Signed, Sealed... Delivered

Mike Green | Posted 02.02.2013 | Politics
Mike Green

The re-election of Obama was far more than just another battle between Democrats and Republicans for the Oval Office. It was a war over how American history will be written and the legacy that would define the Obama presidency.