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The Search For Meaning And A Coal-Free Washington

Mallory McDuff, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Mallory McDuff, Ph.D.

Surprisingly, the state of Washington has found a voice through faith that may set a precedent for climate action amid paralysis in the "other Washington."

Mubarak Just Does Not Get it

Hussain Abdul-Hussain | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Hussain Abdul-Hussain

In his most recent speech to the nation, Mubarak could have saved face and stepped down. Instead, he proved stiff, which might cause him to break and leave in humiliation.

Super Bowl-Super Blowhards

Bob Franken | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Franken

While it's true sports analogies are cheap, Super Bowl 45 (pardon me: XLV) is irresistible as a metaphor for American politics even though it's anyth...

WikiLeaks Cables Show US Toned Down Pressure On Egypt

AP | SYLVIA HUI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LONDON — The U.S. ambassador in Cairo warned Washington to be less confrontational in its dealings with Egypt, toning down human rights pressure...

Eats of the Pacific Northwest

Big Girls, Small Kitchen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Big Girls, Small Kitchen

It was an amazing 10 days in 4 wonderful states, with a few near brushes with death, lots of quality time, and more importantly, a few too many fond food memories.

The 30/10 Initiative Revisited

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

What is the best way to promote economic development and hiring? My vote is for a new New Deal which helps communities accelerate construction of overdue projects.

Washington Walmart Shooting Leaves 2 Dead, 2 Deputies Hurt

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

PORT ORCHARD, Wash. — A shootout in front of a Walmart in Washington state left two people dead and two sheriff's deputies wounded Sunday aftern...

The 13 Cities Where Home Prices Will Rise In 2011

The Huffington Post | Yepoka Yeebo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Foreclosure sales and tax incentives are boosting real estate parts in parts of the country. House prices nationally fell 4 percent last year, acco...

New Development In MLK Parade Bomb

AP | NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

SPOKANE, Wash. — The two T-shirts found with a bomb placed along a Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade route in Spokane both came from the same ne...

Hu's on First -- China and the United States

Zachary Karabell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Zachary Karabell

The way forward for the United States has nothing to do with choices made in Beijing and everything to do with myriad choices Americans make at home.

Court and Chevron's "Crude" Attacks Continue

Michael Winship | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Winship

Joe Berlinger's back is against the wall. Last week the independent filmmaker, already facing crushing debt from legal bills, was dealt a major blow i...

Photos Of The Chinese President's Historic U.S. Visit

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says a state visit by Chinese President Hu Jintao (hoo jihn-tow) is laying the foundation for deeper prosperi...

Balance This Culture: President Hu in U.S. on Wednesday

Linda Constant | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Linda Constant

President Obama's Nobel Peace Prize a couple of years ago was confusing and awkward. This week, when Chinese President Hu Jintao visits the White House, he could conceivably "prove" his worthiness.

How One Hedge Fund Manager Made A Killing Betting On Washington

nytimes.com | ANITA RAGHAVAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

[David] Tepper, who runs Appaloosa Management, a $14 billion hedge fund in Short Hills, N.J., told CNBC in late September that the Federal Reserve's w...

Weekly Mulch: With D.C. in GOP Hands, Environmentalists Must 'Fight Harder'

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium Blogger For the environmental community, this coming year offers a chance to regroup, rethink and regrow. Two year...

WATCH: Wall Street Bull Crocheted By Artist Olek

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Think crocheting a hat is hard? Then New York artist and crocheter-extraordinaire Olek will put your skills to further shame. Olek has recently croche...

2 Tickets Win $355 Mega Millions Lottery

AP | NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS and JESSIE L. BONNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

EPHRATA, Wash. — The suspense over who bought the two winning tickets in the $380 million Mega Millions lottery focused Wednesday on two small t...

Voters Reject Initiative To Raise Taxes On Washington's Top 1 Percent

AP | CURT WOODWARD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

OLYMPIA, Wash. — Washington voters have rejected a state income tax on its top 1 percent of earners that supporters said would have raised billi...

Abandoning Friends, Appeasing Foes

Joan Z. Shore | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Joan Z. Shore

Does America have the guts, and the integrity, to finally help those struggling against Iran's regime? Or are we going to continue to play poker with Ahmadinejad, bluffing our way into a deadly showdown?

Trying to Undo the Whitewashing

Edward Goldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Last week's program American Museums: All Talk, No Walk addressed the issue of the latest artistic censorship, when two leading American museums wer...

2010 Was a Year of Mixed Blessings for Palestinians

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

While the political situation for the Palestinians is steadily improving, this can be easily shattered by one mistake by a militant thinking he knows best.

Rain, Snow and the Prospects for 30/10 in 2011

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

The end-of-year deluge is not getting me down. Instead, I see the storms, which have blanketed the East in snow and LA in rain, as more evidence of our need to build the subway.

Will India Win Coveted UN Seat?

Sunil Sharan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sunil Sharan

The mandarins of New Delhi must be pleased as punch to have had over to visit leaders of all five permanent member countries in quick succession. Inexorable appears the march but will India find the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow?

Censorship: Toys in the Nation's Attic

Michael Winship | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Winship

God knows, Christianity will carry on, despite this minuscule, alleged affront of the Wojnarowicz video.

Best Nonfiction Books For Winning Family Arguments

npr.org | By Isabel Wilkerson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

It's an annual holiday tradition, usually served after a few glasses of wine, but before the turkey is carved: the long, drawn-out debate about curren...