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United States of America

A Fragile Union

William E. White | Posted 07.02.2014 | Politics
William E. White

The United States of America: we take the name of our nation for granted. From the perspective of nearly two and a half centuries of history, it appears obvious that we should be one country, bound together by constitutional principles, stretching from the Atlantic to Pacific Oceans.

A Grateful Nation Remembers Fallen Heroes

Joseph Amodeo | Posted 07.25.2014 | Impact
Joseph Amodeo

Although we are all aware of the remarkable leadership and sacrifice of great generals of wars past and present, it is the silence of those men and women who died during combat that speaks so clearly to the meaning of bravery and patriotism.

Wisdom From My Mother

Jennifer Kamara | Posted 07.13.2014 | Women
Jennifer Kamara

In the spirit of honoring mothers every day, not just on mother's day, I asked individuals from around the world to share with me, wisdoms from their mothers. Not surprisingly, they confirm how unrelenting and influential our mothers are globally.

For the Man Who Jumped Into the Sea to Save a Dying Whale

Sourav Roy | Posted 06.21.2014 | Green
Sourav Roy

Michael's jump into the Sea of Cortez to save Valentina was symbolic of his frustration at the current situation that these majestic animals face, his way of appealing to all of us to do our bit and speak up for the whales to our appropriate agencies and governments.

Where Is the American Writer Writing About America in Pakistan?

Ethan Casey | Posted 06.15.2014 | Books
Ethan Casey

It's like the proverbial tree falling in a forest: If an American writer engages with the American empire, but no American readers read it, is the writer still engaging with the empire?

The One Thing You MUST Do In Each U.S. State

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 07.09.2014 | Travel

"If you could only tell a visitor to do ONE thing in your whole state, what would it be?" We asked this question to ourselves, to our trusted frien...

On the 50th Anniversary of His Assassination, JFK's Message Is More Important Now Than Ever

Michael Shammas | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Michael Shammas

We were once a country that wasn't scared to do the big things, weren't we?

Jews and Muslims -- Coexistence Is Possible, in America and in Israel

Ron Kronish | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Ron Kronish

For many years, I have been promoting the idea that Muslim-Jewish coexistence in Israel is possible.

Pop Culture or Politics, or Both

Adrian Louis Chandler | Posted 11.25.2013 | Politics
Adrian Louis Chandler

Miley Cyrus! Okay, now that I have your attention, we can talk. What happened to the dream, the democratic experiment, that was the United States of A...

The Hottest, Craziest State Is...

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 08.20.2013 | Travel

Which state should you travel to if you'd like to increase your odds of meeting someone physically attractive? What about if you want to do something ...

LOOK: America's Hidden Queer History

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rudolph | Posted 07.04.2013 | Gay Voices

After the historic moments that went down last week, what better way to celebrate Independence Day than looking into America's queer past? Whether...

Magical 4th of July Surprise Flag Cake

Elissa Bernstein | Posted 09.01.2013 | Taste
Elissa Bernstein

Switch up your Fourth of July dessert routine with this magical cake.

A Historic Arms Trade Treaty Adopted -- A Step Toward Potential Peace

Lin Evola | Posted 06.02.2013 | World
Lin Evola

"This is the End, My Friend." Jim Morrison - The Doors "And, it is only the beginning. " Lin Evola - Peace Angels Project Today, April 2, 2013, hist...

Race Talk: It Is Time For an Examination of 'White in America'

BlackAndBrownNews | Posted 02.11.2013 | Media
BlackAndBrownNews

How do we get a comprehensive portrait of race and ethnicity matters, and all of the social, cultural, economic, political 'isms" embedded in that topic, by not examining a central group -- White Americans?

Why Do Most People Think of Lincoln as an Anti-Slavery President When He Was Really More Pro-Unification?

Quora | Posted 01.09.2013 | Politics
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora. By Matthew Pinsker, Pohanka Chair for Civil War History, Dickinson College The best way to answer this...

Hillary 2016! It's Never Too Early to Speak Out

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 01.08.2013 | Politics
Peter D. Rosenstein

Hillary is a strong woman and leader who has made a real difference in people's lives around the world. She is an icon to many.

America Is Awesome

Michael Shammas | Posted 12.25.2012 | College
Michael Shammas

America has problems that should be fixed, but the fact is that in much of the world -- including the war-torn country my parents come from -- people would kill to have our problems.

(R)evolution in Film: Patrea Patrick's American Empire: An Act of Collective Madness (PHOTOS)

Lisa Paul Streitfeld | Posted 12.19.2012 | Arts
Lisa Paul Streitfeld

It seems utterly remarkable, although it shouldn't be, given the global crisis of 2012. "American Empire: An Act of Collective Madness" sheds light...

Report: Ballooning Number Of Americans Have 'Very Low Food Security'

Reuters | Posted 11.05.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON, Sept 5 (Reuters) - The number of poor Americans who repeatedly ran short of food shot up by 800,000 in 2011 to nearly 17 million compar...

And The Fastest Growing City Is...

The Huffington Post | James Sunshine | Posted 08.08.2012 | Business

Sorry hipsters, your Austin paradise is about to get ransacked. The percentage of Americans living in metropolitan areas is set to grow by roughly ...

Electoral Emissions: What If Presidents Treated Our Cars Like Our Country?

Brian Crewe | Posted 09.15.2012 | Politics
Brian Crewe

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Women Who Were Born On July 4

Posted 07.04.2012 | Women

For most of us, July 4th is synonymous with fireworks, family and barbecue. It also happens to be the birthday of several notable women -- from advice...

10 Years and Still Gone

B.D. Gallof | Posted 11.09.2011 | New York
B.D. Gallof

We as a nation have not done enough with the World Trade Center ground zero. It lies unfinished like so many other things that America used to stand for before two jets slammed into the Twin Towers.

Meaty 4th of July!

Carolita Johnson | Posted 09.04.2011 | Comedy
Carolita Johnson

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Freedom: What Do July 4th and Alice in Wonderland Have in Common?

C. M. Rubin | Posted 08.31.2011 | Books
C. M. Rubin

July 4, 1862 is also known to many as Alice in Wonderland Day, the day that commemorates Lewis Carroll's first telling of the famous children's story to his young inspiration, Alice Liddell.