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The Dangerous Myth I Find So Disturbing

A. Barry Rand | Posted 07.09.2013 | Fifty
A. Barry Rand

I have been greatly disturbed recently by the increasing number of articles I have read promoting the myth that older Americans are committing 'generational theft' in plain sight of their own children and grandchildren.

Listen: Thomas Jefferson's 'Art of Power'

Bill Marriott | Posted 07.07.2013 | Books
Bill Marriott

Anyone who has studied American history knows that Thomas Jefferson was a brilliant thinker who wrote the Declaration of Independence and was our third president, and also founded the University of Virginia.

Curses: Motherly Approval of the President

Jana Novak | Posted 06.29.2013 | Politics
Jana Novak

This week, the new George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum will be opening to the public. That's all well and good, and certainly wonderfully high-brow. It also served to remind me of a wonderfully "low-brow" personal story I have about President Bush and my mother.

What Congress Could Learn from Dr. Seuss

Carol Rasco | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics
Carol Rasco

When President Obama recently declared the importance of early childhood education and literacy, he pointed to strategies that many advocates, researchers and parents have believed in for years: Investing in children during their younger years will better help them succeed in school and life.

Why So Many Think Hillary Clinton Is Right for 2016

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 06.15.2013 | Politics
Peter D. Rosenstein

To all of us, a Hillary Clinton presidency will be the fulfillment of something in our lives not yet accomplished. Her election would complete so many of our hopes and dreams and finally move our nation another step closer to that "more perfect union."

Failure to Compromise: Excuses, Excuses, Excuses

Will Friedman, Ph.D | Posted 06.05.2013 | Politics
Will Friedman, Ph.D

The Super Committee. The debt ceiling. Multiple fiscal cliffs. The sequester. We've added a lot of new vocabulary to the cultural lexicon for what boils down to this: Our nation's leaders routinely and repeatedly fail to work together and compromise to solve problems.

Back Story: The Rosa Parks Statue

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 06.02.2013 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

As a member of the National Council on the Arts, the advisory board to the National Endowment for the Arts, I was pleased to read about the recent unveiling of the Rosa Parks statue in the U.S. Capitol Building's National Statuary Hall.

Voting Rights: Americans Died for It, the Free World Admires It, the Supreme Court Should Preserve It

Brent Budowsky | Posted 05.11.2013 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

To uphold standing for a litigant whose record is so bad that it would be swept in under any law implies that those who would uphold Alabama in this case effectively oppose all voting rights for any Americans.

The First Ladies' First Lady: Creating an Undefined Role in the White House

Nicole Glass | Posted 05.04.2013 | Politics
Nicole Glass

When their husbands win the presidency, American first ladies are thrust into the spotlight, forced to take a position with no job description and no pay. And it's not an easy task.

Speaker Points: 2013 State of the Union Address

Jimmy Nguyen | Posted 04.22.2013 | Politics
Jimmy Nguyen

Lest anyone think President Obama is waiting for Republicans to play nicely in Congress, he also made clear that he would take action, by executive orders if necessary, if Congress could not reach bipartisan agreement.

Venezuela: Constitutional Crisis and a Barely Visible President

The Morningside Post | Posted 04.21.2013 | World
The Morningside Post

If the president-elect is temporarily absent, Cabello is able to govern for a maximum of 180 days, and if the president-elect is permanently absent, Cabello must call a new election within 30 days. Why has Venezuela ignored these constitutional procedures?

B&Bs Fit For A President

Posted 02.18.2013 | Travel

If every sign saying, "George Washington Slept Here" were truthful, our foremost founding father certainly wouldn't have had time to fight off the Bri...

State of the Union: America Speaks, Marco Sips!

Susie Sampson | Posted 04.17.2013 | Comedy
Susie Sampson

It was the sip heard round the world! At least it took some of the attention off of Obama. Boy was that a long speech... was anyone really listening? And who really believes in climate change?

A 'Laundry List' Tradition Worth Reviving

Chris Weigant | Posted 04.13.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Congress used to take the president a lot more seriously, which is a tradition that seems ripe for revival.

Why Harvard Students Go Into Anything but Politics

Wyatt Troia | Posted 04.10.2013 | College
Wyatt Troia

Political paralysis is nothing; Washington will regain animation based on the sheer force of your arguments. Senator [insert last name here] sure sounds nice, doesn't it?

The Outdated Role of the First Lady

Melissa Carter | Posted 04.06.2013 | Politics
Melissa Carter

If we are serious about electing a female president in this country, then we should first look at how we limit the role of the First Lady. Maybe if we allowed these women the opportunity to utilize all of their skills, then the role could better reflect that of today's modern American woman.

President Obama Opts for "The Ends Justify the Means," Where "Means" Creates Potential for Government Corruption

Fred Wertheimer | Posted 03.25.2013 | Politics
Fred Wertheimer

History is quite clear that unlimited funds provided to benefit an officeholder or candidate create the opportunity for corruption or the appearance of corruption. And that is the opportunity being created with the establishment of Organizing for Action by the president and his political allies.

Obama's Inaugural Leap: From Transformational Leader to Partisan Politician?

Glen Browder | Posted 03.25.2013 | Politics
Glen Browder

Is Mr. Obama -- in his inner core -- a transformational philosopher or a partisan politician? Did he change his mind over the past four years? Did he figure out the realities of D-versus-R on Capitol Hill? Does this mean all-out war with the Republicans?

Gun Violence Has To Stop

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 03.17.2013 | Los Angeles
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

This story was published on L.A. Youth. By: Susie Park I was checking my email after school on Friday, Dec. 14 when I saw a headline saying that ther...

Republicans Should Listen to Gingrich

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 03.09.2013 | Politics
Hoyt Hilsman

While Newt Gingrich represents much that has been wrong with the Republican party for the last 20 years -- and is as responsible as anyone for the extreme partisanship in Washington today -- he has clearly learned some lessons from the past.

Time for Constitution 3.0

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 03.03.2013 | Politics
Howard Steven Friedman

We don't saddle up the horses to ride into town nor do we use candles as our only source of light in our houses. So why are we using a technology for running a democracy that is more than two hundred years old, when newer and better technology has been developed?

Which America Do YOU Want?

David Trumble | Posted 12.19.2012 | Politics
David Trumble


Keegan-Michael Key Talks Key & Peele Season 3 and Bringing Sketch Comedy to YouTube

Shira Lazar | Posted 01.28.2013 | TV
Shira Lazar

To celebrate the recent news that his hilarious sketch series Key and Peele has been renewed for a third season, co-creator/star Keegan-Michael Key joins What's Trending to talk about how the show got started, getting to meet President Obama and bringing sketch comedy to YouTube.

An Open Letter to President Obama on Happiness

Michael Morgenstern | Posted 01.26.2013 | Politics
Michael Morgenstern

No leader can make 300 million people happy, but you can be instrumental in turning the country away from a toxic climate to one that facilitates happiness. Your national day of service was a great start.

He's Not One of Us!

Tom Alderman | Posted 01.26.2013 | Politics
Tom Alderman

We like our presidents to be one of us, a regular person who drinks Bud Light and knows who Taylor Swift is. But the reality is, that's just the packaging. We really want a person who's NOTHING like a normal human.