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Here's 1 Unexpectedly Awesome Reason To Be Proud Of Your Home State

The Huffington Post | Todd Van Luling & Amanda Scherker | Posted 04.09.2014 | Politics

We know, we know -- your home state is the best. We did you a solid and found you another reason why.

Why the Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline Matters for Climate

Anthony Swift | Posted 03.10.2014 | Green
Anthony Swift

The role that the proposed Keystone XL tar sands pipeline plays in enabling tar sands expansion continues to be central in answering whether the project fails the president's climate test.

Marijuana Legalization Bill Introduced in Oklahoma

The 420 Times | Posted 04.07.2014 | Politics
The 420 Times

The Sooner State residing senator was also quick to point out that the perpetuation of the current prohibition of marijuana diverts the attention of law enforcement officials from more serious crimes.

East Colorado Reservations

Chris Weigant | Posted 11.06.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Putting secession on the ballot in a county is, pretty obviously, nothing more than a political stunt. It brings to mind those who launch efforts to amend the Constitution even though they know they're never going to succeed. I appreciate the value of a good political stunt, though.

These Are Not The Images We Usually Associate With Haiti

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 09.24.2013 | Arts

Radio personalities dressed in powder blue nun habits, men in pirate costumes rallying during a presidential inauguration, mansion owners lounging by ...

Self-inflicted Wounds: New Alaska Laws Reject Statehood

John Aronno | Posted 08.26.2013 | Politics
John Aronno

The signing of these bills into law is the closest any state has come to seceding. One resolution went so far as to urge the federal government to "recede." We have officially adopted laws asserting autonomy and authority over the union of which we are a part, to which we pledge allegiance to.

Cautiously Optimistic on Gay Marriage

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.10.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

In both the Proposition 8 case and the Defense Of Marriage Act (DOMA) case, many are hoping for sweeping rulings that put the subject to rest for all time. Personally, I don't think that's what's going to happen.

Why Separate Church And State?

Benjamin Barer | Posted 08.04.2013 | Religion
Benjamin Barer

It is a basic, knee-jerk reaction in the Western world to rail against any politician who seeks to justify a position by referencing their faith. I wonder, however, how we have gotten away with perpetuating this misconception that somehow our religious traditions do not have anything constructive to contribute to our political realities.

Happy Birthday to The New World.

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 07.14.2013 | Arts
Sidonie Sawyer

500 years ago, Juan Ponce de Léon did not discover Florida. Traces were found of Spanish slaves coming from the Bahamas, who had visited first, without ever staying for long.

Why the Philippines Failed?

Richard Javad Heydarian | Posted 06.19.2013 | Business
Richard Javad Heydarian

In most cases, we see how a strong, autonomous state changed the national culture, created its own 'comparative advantage' within the global economic structures, and sidelined predatory elites for the preservation of national interest. This is where the Philippines should begin.

Final Electoral Math -- My 2012 Election Picks

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Today, we're just going to throw caution to the wind, and go ahead and predict the outcome of tomorrow night's returns.

Last Election for Electoral College?

Chris Weigant | Posted 12.24.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

I'm going to paint a picture of how America could scrap the Electoral College system in the next decade, but I make no predictions whatsoever about the chances this could become reality. You'll have to judge that sort of thing for yourselves.

2012 Electoral Math -- Debate Effects Remain to Be Seen

Chris Weigant | Posted 12.08.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

National polls have pulled back into a neck-and-neck contest. This is all fun for the pundits, who (pre-debate) were on the verge of declaring the race all but over (and, hence, boring), but we hasten to remind everyone that this is not how we elect presidents.

2012 Electoral Math -- Obama Solidifies Bounce

Chris Weigant | Posted 11.26.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Of course, we are heading into debate season, so things could always change, but at the moment it is looking decidedly good for an Obama win. Here's how the election would break down if held today.

2012 Electoral Math -- Pre-Convention Baseline

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.22.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Now is a good time to look at the state of the race, to establish a baseline to measure all this expected frenzied movement.

5 Principles for a 21st-Century Liberalism

Anis Shivani | Posted 10.18.2012 | Politics
Anis Shivani

Twentieth-century liberalism lives on in forms of the social contract that are outmoded for the 21st century's globalized, technological world. Libera...

1.21 Gigawatts! U.S. Finally in the Clean Energy Game

John Farrell | Posted 08.22.2012 | Green
John Farrell

In the past five years, a new U.S. renewable energy policy has quietly grown more popular, enabling enough solar power (1.21 gigawatts!) to send Michael J. Fox Back to the Future.

Is California Juvenile Correction So Bad? Bill Sessa Says, No.

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 05.29.2012 | Impact
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By: Sayre Quevedo In 2005, California's juvenile prison system got a face lift. The name changed from CYA, short for California Youth Authority, to t...

HuffPost Guides: Giants Ridge

The Huffington Post | Daniel Bortz | Posted 01.05.2012 | Travel

Giants Ridge in Minnesota is a popular destination for skiers and snowboarders. As part of a series on ski resorts, Huffington Post Travel offers our ...

HuffPost Guides: Breckenridge Ski Resort

The Huffington Post | Lydia Schrandt | Posted 01.05.2012 | Travel

Breckenridge Ski Resort in Colorado is a popular destination for skiers and snowboarders. As part of a series on ski resorts, Huffington Post Travel o...

The War on Christmas

Susie Sampson | Posted 02.20.2012 | Comedy
Susie Sampson

With the upcoming Christmas holiday and the threats that it obviously faces, I spoke with some Americans about the War on Christmas. Some were obviously great patriots, and some were obviously sinners.

Should Obese Children Be Taken From Parents?

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 09.13.2011 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Adults are criminally liable if they give cigarettes, or alcohol, or illicit drugs to a child. But our society does not view giving a child a donut, or fries, or soda as abusive -- even if it occurs day after day.

How Educated Is Your State Legislator?

Dr. Jeffrey H. Toney | Posted 09.12.2011 | College
Dr. Jeffrey H. Toney

How educated is your state legislator? The answer varies considerably from state to state. While many lawmakers hold a college degree, support of public higher education, it seems, has always been a challenge.

The Most Interesting State Foods

The Daily Meal | Posted 09.07.2011 | Food
The Daily Meal

When thinking about what makes America unique, it's fun to take a moment and consider the foods that have come to define this glorious nation. And w...

Lucia Graves

GOP Rep: 'At The Heart Of Liberalism Is Really A Hatred Of God'

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 08.08.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.) is drawing fire for claiming a "hatred of God" informs liberal beliefs. The comments, first reported by liber...