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Memorial Day in the Rearview Mirror

Mike Feder | Posted 08.04.2012 | Politics
Mike Feder

At cyber-speed, Memorial Day 2012, is fast slipping into history. But there are important things to note about this national day of remembrance... Th...

The Retail Revolution

Yuchun Lee | Posted 07.22.2012 | Technology
Yuchun Lee

All of us have a front-row seat to watch the biggest revolution in retail shopping since department stores were first built a century ago in the center of cities. Because we, the consumers, are leading the revolution.

Stars Preview New Shows At The Upfronts 2012

Posted 05.16.2012 | TV

Say hello to the stars of the 2012-2013 TV season! "Friday Night Lights" veteran Connie Britton is going country for ABC's new musical drama "Nash...

WATCH: Trailers For NBC's Upcoming Shows

Posted 05.14.2012 | TV

Now that NBC's 2012-2013 lineup and schedule is set, the network has released trailers for some of its upcoming new series. From a (presumably fai...

Sue Ellen Allen's Prison Revolution

Clarissa Burt | Posted 05.09.2012 | Impact
Clarissa Burt

Sue Ellen refused to let Gina's untimely death be the end of her story. She responded by being bold enough to organize a cancer walk from the inside of prison.

What's Really the Matter With Kansas and Cairo?

Scott Atran | Posted 07.06.2012 | Politics
Scott Atran

Structural failures in economic management bring on such crises when they fail to maintain expectations for improvement in the standard of living among the middle class, the mainstay of democracies and principal source of political stability in the modern world.

The Clerics and the Islamic Republic of Iran: Unique Narrative of the Arab Citizens Revolt

Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 06.30.2012 | World
Majid Rafizadeh

For most of the world, the Arab Spring has meant the Arab people's struggle for democracy, rule of law and freedom of expression as well as government transparency and accountability. Iranian leaders have explained the Arab uprisings with their own unique narrative.

May Day

Noam Chomsky | Posted 04.28.2012 | Politics
Noam Chomsky

May Day started here, but then became an international day in support of American workers who were being subjected to brutal violence and judicial punishment. If you get to a point where the existing institutions will not bend to the popular will, you have to eliminate the institutions.

Grace Lee Boggs Talks About The Revolutionary Life

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Massara | Posted 06.02.2012 | Arts

Grace Lee Boggs is approaching the ripe old age of 97, but she doesn't seem to be tiring a bit these days. It could be argued that there hasn't been a...

The Hunger Games and the Death of Winner-Take-All Capitalism

Russell C. Smith | Posted 06.03.2012 | Books
Russell C. Smith

In the same way Orwell wrote about 1948 and titled his novel 1984, one can ask whether The Hunger Games is a reflection of our current world or a warning of horrific things to come.

America's Oldest National Political Holiday

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.21.2012 | Home
Chris Weigant

On March 18, 1766, for the very first time America celebrated a political event together -- and they continued to do so for years afterwards. Together. As Americans -- celebrating a purely American national political holiday.

Revolutionary Love

Eileen Flanagan | Posted 05.08.2012 | Religion
Eileen Flanagan

Within every spiritual tradition that I'm familiar with, there is a prophetic voice that calls us to love in a bigger, deeper way, a way that fosters compassion and transformation, not apathy.

COMMENTARY: How My Syrian Speech Is Being Freed

Turnstyle | Posted 05.05.2012 | Impact
Turnstyle

By "Ali Mohamed Al-Issa" EDITOR'S NOTE: Syrian expatriate "Ali Mohamed Al-Issa," now residing in the U.S., writes about how he and his fellow citizen...

Who's Your Favorite Female Warrior?

Posted 03.05.2012 | Arts

Most would agree that something is messed up with women's representation today. The poses women strike in fashion spreads makes them appear doll-like,...

Gregory Peck's Grandson Heads To 'The Selection'

Posted 04.27.2012 | TV

Gregory Peck's grandson is heading to The CW. Ethan Peck, who previously starred on ABC Family's "10 Things I Hate About You" adapatation, will st...

Time for a 'Soccer Spring' Revolt!

Alan Black | Posted 04.10.2012 | Sports
Alan Black

Corruption pervades, money talks, the players live in ivory towers, ticket prices keep out the poor, the servants in Downton Abbey are treated better by their masters. Let the England coach be chosen by a referendum of the fans!

In London, Egypt's Wael Ghonim Criticises 'Western Double Standards'

Faisal J. Abbas | Posted 04.02.2012 | UK
Faisal J. Abbas

Are Arabs better or worse off following the 2011 revolutions? Did the Arab Spring make the world a safer place and should the UK and USA accept the new democratically-elected governments of the Middle East if the people vote-in religious parties which may oppose Western interests?

Dispatch From a High-Temperature Republic

Peter Mandel | Posted 03.28.2012 | Politics
Peter Mandel

Prices may be low, but the Republic's economy is slow and there are hundreds of thousands who can't keep up. "Jobs exist," insist local experts. "But our workforce isn't trained." In fact, many high school graduates here have a hard time reading and doing basic math.

The Unfinished Revolution: We Must Stand Shoulder to Shoulder With the Egyptian Protesters

Bianca Jagger | Posted 03.26.2012 | World
Bianca Jagger

The Egyptian peoples' revolution that began a year ago today must not be allowed to be hijacked by the military. The Egyptians, more than ever, need the support of the international community during this critical period, to achieve their goals.

Ten Steps for Radical Revolution USA

Bill Quigley | Posted 03.24.2012 | Impact
Bill Quigley

If those in government and those in power do not help the people do what is right, people seeking change must together exercise our human rights and bring about these changes directly.

It's a Mad, Mad World

Paul J. Stockinger | Posted 03.21.2012 | Politics
Paul J. Stockinger

In May I will turn 71. From the perspective those years bring, I find the world seems to be changing in strange ways. It seems to be changing in funda...

Happy Birthday, Common Sense

Chris Weigant | Posted 03.13.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Two hundred and thirty-six years ago this week, a pamphlet was published in Philadelphia. Thomas Paine's Common Sense hit the American consciousness like a bombshell -- one which would reverberate for years to come.

Social Media in 2012: Facebook's Growing Pains, Web Video Comes of Age, and Reddit Declares War

Raymond Schillinger | Posted 03.11.2012 | Media
Raymond Schillinger

Let's be clear: I don't see Facebook as inherently evil. I'm a bit disturbed, however, by its unheeded intrusion into our neurochemical pathways.

Love is... ?

Maytha Alhassen | Posted 03.11.2012 | Healthy Living
Maytha Alhassen

How can we hope to perfect that consummate selfishness to merge with "one" if we can't first practice that with other humans? Why should we even be qualified to receive to the peace, love, mercy and grace of God, if we cannot even be that for the other?

The Revolution Begins in 2012

Cenk Uygur | Posted 03.01.2012 | Politics
Cenk Uygur

It's time for a revolution. Not a physical one, but a political one. A revolution that turns over the establishment's apple cart, challenges this corrupt system and brings back our democracy. Get ready for 2012.