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Why Hogan Is Better for Blue Maryland Than Brown: A Real Choice

Chrysovalantis P. Kefalas | Posted 11.03.2014 | Politics
Chrysovalantis P. Kefalas

Secretary Hogan brings a level of understanding, experience and leadership we just don't see often running for office. He's given us a rare opportunity to bring about the politics and leadership we always seem to ask for, but never get. Until now.

EXCLUSIVE Song Premiere: iamNateAllen Featured Solo Artist

Melissa Webster | Posted 10.30.2014 | Entertainment
Melissa Webster

Reminiscent of Violent Femmes and Social Distortion, with a little Johnny Cash thrown in for good measure, Take Out The Trash is an eargasm of blues, folk and punk, with soul-wrenching lyrics that remind us of the days when the meaning behind the music actually mattered.

Trans Women's Place In The Feminist Movement

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 10.17.2014 | Gay Voices

As more high-profile women (and men!) proudly call themselves feminists, the conversation around feminism is getting bigger and louder. But where do t...

So-Called Culture War Issues Are Really About Justice

Sally Steenland | Posted 10.07.2014 | Religion
Sally Steenland

What a difference a decade makes. Ten years ago, the so-called "culture war" issues -- especially abortion and same-sex marriage -- were a boon to conservatives in terms of fundraising and energizing their base to go to the polls.

The World Has Problems? Ask Your Kids to Solve Them!

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 11.19.2014 | Fifty
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

What happens when 2,000 kids from around the world show up in Ames, Iowa to solve world problems? They get solved, and by some of the brightest kid's who are between 10 - 18 years old!

Be My Hero

Tim McDonald | Posted 10.25.2014 | Impact
Tim McDonald

Inspiration comes from many places. To me, there is perhaps no greater source of inspiration than the youth of the world. Being involved with No Kid Hungry brings me in contact with many who feel the same way.

Gun Control: Getting Taken In by a Wedge Issue

Michael Goldstein | Posted 08.16.2014 | Politics
Michael Goldstein

Decrying those who don't agree with our solution doesn't lead to change. It contributes to polarization, putting gun owners on the defensive in a way that makes it harder for moderates among them to join us in the little that could actually be done via a gun-control policy.

Passion and Collaboration in the Nonprofit Sector

Gary Gero | Posted 07.22.2014 | Green
Gary Gero

Even at nonprofits it is easy to get tied up in the day-to-day details of the workload and lose sight to the other pressing issues that are facing our global community.

LydiaEmily Breaks Out in Bound

John Wellington Ennis | Posted 07.19.2014 | Arts
John Wellington Ennis

LydiaEmily's new art show Bound opened at the Garboushian Gallery in Beverly Hills Saturday night to an overflow crowd of fans and supporters, including some wearing bandanas and braid wigs in tribute to the artist.

The Tea Party Is Dead! Long Live the Tea Party!

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.07.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Tea Party groups have evolved over time. Initially, they were supposed to be grassroots, libertarian, and spontaneous; but there were many who almost immediately attempted to grab the Tea Party mantle and turn it into their own giant political machine.

Not Defined by Her Disability

Bryan Cain-Jackson | Posted 06.21.2014 | Impact
Bryan Cain-Jackson

Everyone has a special talent or skill in life; it's up to that individual how they choose to use that skill. Those who are skilled in the art of com...

Poll Finds Generational Gap On Social Issues Among Conservatives

Elwood D. Watson | Posted 06.04.2014 | Politics
Elwood D. Watson

The recent Pew study confirmed that millennials are the most diverse, pluralistic group of people in American history. What was most interesting, (at least to me), was the apparent positions that many young Republican millennials harbor on social issues.

Rick Snyder Says He Won't Take Gay Marriage Position

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.25.2014 | Politics

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) said Monday that he won't contest a court ruling on the legality of same-sex marriages in his state, and insisted he has...

The Mom Blogger Community: How 'Turning The Other Cheek' Brought This Group to Power!

Laura Wellington | Posted 05.07.2014 | Parents
Laura Wellington

That's a whole lotta chatter going on amongst moms and there seems to be no end in sight as countless numbers of moms join the "mom blogger" fold in an effort to support each other where society continues to fail them.

Notable Shifts In Social Issues That Happened In 2013

Religion News Service | Sarah Pulliam Bailey | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion

(RNS) The year 2013 ushered in a number of data milestones in American public opinion. Here is a sampling reported by the Pew Research Center: Same...

There's One Christmas Carol I DON'T Want My Kids Listening To

Karri-Leigh P. Mastrangelo | Posted 02.05.2014 | Parents
Karri-Leigh P. Mastrangelo

My eldest daughter was 4 1/2 when she ran into the den last Christmas morning to see if Santa had visited. Surely, the excitement of a mountain of toys, shiny packages and half-eaten carrots left by the reindeer distracted her for a bit, but before long, she was peering out the window sadly.

Twice-Exceptional: Is It a Gift?

Kelly Hirt | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Kelly Hirt

As my son grew, he continued to surpass expected milestones. He had an amazing memory and asked inquisitive questions that were unexpected as a toddler. When my son turned four, a quirky toddler had morphed into a demanding dictator.

The Best New Ideas In Washington

Darius Graham | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Darius Graham

What often goes unrealized is that Washington, D.C. is so much more than a collection of government offices and historic buildings, it is also an urban city with all of the attendant challenges.

What We Need & What We Do Not Need: Cliff Notes to Political, Social, and Moral Success

Leslie K. Stein | Posted 11.09.2013 | Politics
Leslie K. Stein

We need to start at the beginning. Support our children. Educate all children. Rework the justice system. Help those who make small mistakes to atone for them and reintegrate successfully into society, rather than losing them into the system.

Ted Cruz: 'Don't Blink'

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 10.21.2013 | Politics
Joe Peyronnin

Senator Cruz is on a crusade to become president. Cruz knows that if he can win over the conservative wing of his party with stirring rhetoric filled with red meat, he will be in a formidable position for the 2016 Republican presidential primaries.

The Class of 2013: Being The Difference

Eduardo Balarezo | Posted 10.20.2013 | Impact
Eduardo Balarezo

This past July, I landed at Baltra's Galapagos airport with an unusual level of anticipation. I go to the Galapagos every quarter but this time it...

One Month Later: Trayvon Martin and an Unexpected Moment of Clarity

Cecilia T. Capers | Posted 10.14.2013 | Black Voices
Cecilia T. Capers

How could this girl possibly comprehend the symbolism behind holding out a handful of Skittles to an African-American woman?

Inequality: Shifting the Spotlight From Wall Street to Your Street

Kristen Lewis | Posted 07.09.2013 | Impact
Kristen Lewis

Thanks to the Great Recession, Occupy Wall Street, and the ensuing focus on the "1 percent," the gulf between the richest and the rest is now acknowledged. While income inequality is enjoying its moment in the sun, other forms of inequality are getting far less attention.

Drowning in Electronic Words: Starving for Touch

Robert Hall | Posted 08.27.2013 | Impact
Robert Hall

We are a society drowning in text and starving for touch. The onslaught of electronic interactions and transactions has structurally changed how we r...

Social Issues Expose Potential Fault Lines Among GOP's 2016 Contenders

AP | KEN THOMAS | Posted 09.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Pivotal developments on two cultural issues – immigration reform and gay marriage – offer an early preview of potential...