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Senate Needs to Ratify Nuke Test Ban Treaty

William Lambers | Posted 08.29.2014 | Politics
William Lambers

The United States simply cannot return to the Cold War days of nuclear tests. We have not carried out any tests since 1992. We need to keep it that way. The alternative is downright scary.

Fulfilling the Promise of the U.S.-India Defense Partnership

Ronak D. Desai | Posted 08.28.2014 | World
Ronak D. Desai

The past decade has witnessed a transformation in U.S.-India defense and security cooperation. The United States conducts more military exercises with India than any other country in the world.

Global Problems Call for Global Solutions

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 08.26.2014 | World
Lawrence Wittner

Sometimes, amid the heated political debate about what should done by the U.S. government in world affairs, a proposal cuts through the TV babble of the supposed experts with a clear, useful suggestion.

Boehner's Constitution Of Convenience

Duncan Hosie | Posted 08.26.2014 | Politics
Duncan Hosie

Ironically, Speaker Boehner resorted to the American justice system to sue President Obama, the very system he has worked relentlessly to underfund for indigents. Instead of suing Obama, he should start fixing the system he and his colleagues broke.

Can China's New Development Bank Succeed?

Daniel Wagner | Posted 08.26.2014 | World
Daniel Wagner

If China will publicly stress the importance of good governance as an essential component of making the development process work, the AIIB has a chance of being successful, and may work well in generating significantly more financial resources for the region.

The Crisis in Medical Research Portends a Tsunami of Disease

Llewellyn King | Posted 08.25.2014 | Politics
Llewellyn King

Nothing is more damaging to research than funding instability. The universities and many research laboratories -- including those run by the government -- operate like concertinas. They expand and contract according the whim of Congress.

Why College Music School Rankings Are All Wrong

J Nelson Aviance | Posted 08.25.2014 | College
J Nelson Aviance

Having gone through several music programs and with friends still attending music programs, I can tell you that these ranking systems absolutely fail to address what is important as a developing musician seeking to make a career as a performer.

7 Things You Need to Know About Google Calico

Abby Norman | Posted 08.25.2014 | Technology
Abby Norman

Since Google has some stake in 23andMe, you can be certain the genomics will be a major focus of Calico's investigations. Genetics too are known to play a role in disease and factors that influence longevity.

Useful Tips on Renting a Family-friendly Villa

MiniTime | Posted 08.22.2014 | Travel
MiniTime

Traveling with family or a large group? Renting a villa may be a better value than a hotel. With the right villa rental, you'll have more space, family-friendly amenities and can live like locals rather than tourists. Plus, depending on the villa, you can save money.

From Ferguson to Cairo

Freedom House | Posted 08.21.2014 | Politics
Freedom House

Clearly, Ferguson is not Gaza, or Bahrain, or Egypt. As many activists in those countries would note, the situations are simply not in the same category in terms of scale, severity, or political context. But no one should be satisfied merely with the fact that there is less tear gas and deadly police violence in the United States than in authoritarian countries.

Wherever Coal Ships Go, Trouble Follows

Bob Burton | Posted 08.20.2014 | Green
Bob Burton

While the problems that flow from the mining and burning of coal are increasingly well known, the history of coal shipping accidents is less well documented.

On the Edge: A Tijuana Tech Tour

Carla Holtze | Posted 08.20.2014 | Travel
Carla Holtze

My decision to travel to Tijuana with 19 other investors, leaders and entrepreneurs from Mexico and the United States on the #TJTechTour was met by my friends and family with bewilderment and concern. Tijuana may never be the epicenter of software and technology innovation that Silicon Valley is, nor does it purport to be.

Here Is How Much You Spend On Electricity In Each State

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 08.19.2014 | Business

If you live in Louisiana, you likely use more than twice as much electricity as the average New Yorker does each month. And if you live in Arkansas, y...

Checkmate and Moving on

Luay Al Khatteeb | Posted 08.17.2014 | Politics
Luay Al Khatteeb

Iraq's immediate priority is to secure its cities, main arteries and borders by reforming and improving counter insurgency tactics and better equip the Iraqi Security Forces in conjunction with regional and global powers to help defeat ISIL.

Q & A: Minors Crossing The Border Don't Always Get Lawyers

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 08.15.2014 | Politics
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By: Isabella Ordaz and Adriana Champagne A sudden increase in undocumented children attempting to cross the U.S. border has drawn the attention of m...

Education for the World We Want (Part 1)

Suna Senman | Posted 08.15.2014 | Education
Suna Senman

How does a society that teaches preschoolers to play well, share toys and not hit raise highly educated leaders to justify revenge, invade countries and develop weapons to kill?

The United States Must Lead in Upholding Net Neutrality

Freedom House | Posted 08.18.2014 | Technology
Freedom House

While innovation has flourished under the free-market system, this does not mean that regulation and innovation are mutually exclusive.

We Need a Hero: Bill O'Dowd of Dolphin Films Talks Mattel's Max Steel

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 08.15.2014 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

All we really need to do is watch a teenager playing a video game -- trance-like and oblivious to the world around them -- to know that entertainment, in every way shape or form, can change the way we think and act. Personally, I found the deepest meaning of this concept last summer, while visiting a filmmaker for a piece I was writing on him.

New Air Quality Index May Help India's Cities Breathe Easier

Angel Hsu | Posted 08.14.2014 | Green
Angel Hsu

India was dealt a blow in May when a World Health Organization (WHO) study assessing air pollution in cities ranked New Delhi below Beijing. The study said that New Delhi has "the world's worst air quality."

The Window of M&A Opportunity for Transformative Deals Remains Open

Pip McCrostie | Posted 08.13.2014 | Business
Pip McCrostie

A broad-based recovery across a variety of sectors driven by the US should see market conditions continue to foster this trend -- making the next 6-12 months an ideal window of opportunity to do transformative deals.

Expanding a Culture of Service

Kirsten Lodal | Posted 08.12.2014 | Impact
Kirsten Lodal

Service is an essential part of our nation's DNA. Throughout our history, volunteers across the country have stepped up to fill a range of critical needs.

U.S. Labor Force: Where Have All the Workers Gone?

Ravi Balakrishnan | Posted 08.12.2014 | Business
Ravi Balakrishnan

As the U.S. economy recovers, hirings increase and people are encouraged to look for jobs again. Instead, the ratio of the adult population with jobs, or looking for one -- what's called the labor force participation rate -- has been falling, standing at 62.9 percent in July 2014

Welcome Back, President Obama!

Faisal J. Abbas | Posted 08.12.2014 | Politics
Faisal J. Abbas

Anyone who has read Obama's recent interview with Thomas Friedman and, more importantly, listened to his statement regarding the ongoing U.S. airstrikes targeting ISIS fighters in Iraq is right to question whether this is the same U.S. president that has remained idle for so long.

4 Currents Shaping the Middle East

Sunil Sharan | Posted 08.14.2014 | World
Sunil Sharan

The Iraq war handed over a Sunni-run country, Iraq, to the Shias, who are in a majority there. It also forged a close bond between Shiite Iran and Iraq.

Not That Anyone Gives a Damn, But...

Warren Adler | Posted 08.26.2014 | Comedy
Warren Adler

1. I wonder how many tunnels for illegal trade and immigration have been dug between Mexico and the United States. 2. To work my way through college...