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Thank You, Bill Maher, For Asking Where in the World is Barack Obama and What is He Going To Do About Healthcare?

Anne Dunev | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Anne Dunev

Most decent people cannot conceive that anyone would profit from knowingly harming others. That is the flaw in capitalism. And that is one reason that evil can exist.

Convergence on Zero for Equitable Sustainability

Gavin D. J. Harper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Gavin D. J. Harper

Every year, the Smithsonian picks a country to focus on for it's annual folklife festival -- this year they have picked Wales.

Top 10 Places to Stretch Your Dollar This Summer

Terry Gardner | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Terry Gardner

If Bernie Madoff didn't waltz off with your money, and you can afford a trip this summer, start packing.

Your Moment Has Come: DC Rally June 13 to Support Obama's Peace Corps Vision

Laurence Leamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laurence Leamer

You will be there because you listened to Obama's promise during the campaign to double the size of the Peace Corps, to send Americans out in new lands with outreached hands and open hearts.

In Sri Lanka: Explaining the Tamil Tigers

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

The Sri Lankan government has battled the Tamil Tigers on two fronts for almost three decades: on the battlefield and in the arena of world opinion. No one thought they could win militarily, but they did.

Get Rich Cheating

Jeff Kreisler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Jeff Kreisler

Everyone's doing it--from sleazy CEOs to 'roided-up home run kings, silicone-enhanced starlets, and backroom-dealing congressmen--so why not you?

A New President and a New Generation Seek a Nuclear Weapons Free Future

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

A new generation of Evangelical Christians launched The Two Futures Project whose mission is "for the abolition of all nuclear weapons."

White House Correspondents Dinner: The Reality Show

Danielle Crittenden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Danielle Crittenden

No amount of celebrity sugaring can coat Washington in glamour. Not even that hot Obama guy can. For the reality of the D.C. reality show is this: It remains a capital city in the mold of other dull official, capital cities.

Reducing Pollution Should Not Be a Partisan Issue

Rep. Earl Blumenauer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rep. Earl Blumenauer

I applaud the efforts of Speaker Pelosi to Green the Capitol. Sadly, the Republican leadership has opposed, even mocked, the Speaker's determination to improve our air quality and reduce operating expenses.

Jack Kemp: Bleeding-Heart Conservative

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

Kemp was a fervent believer in "supply side economics," which I just as fervently oppose. But you do not have to agree with all of Jack Kemp's economic policies to be impressed and inspired with his life and leadership.

2,870 Mayors for Peace: Does Yours Belong?

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

It is possible to disarm all nuclear weaponry by 2020. It is do-able. For the sake of our orphans, for the sake of your own families' children, let us commit ourselves to believing this.

Bybee and Peterson: Two Mormons, Two Different Ethics On Torture

Ann Wright | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ann Wright

Jay Bybee, for supporting policies of torture, was confirmed by the U.S. Senate as a judge on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Alyssa Peterson, for saying no to torture, is dead, perhaps by her own hand.

How to Be Happier: Stay Connected to Your Past.

The Happiness Project | The Happiness Project | Posted 11.17.2011 | Home
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I'm working on my Happiness Project, and you could have one, too! Everyone's project will look different, but it's the rare person who can't benefit....

Reading The Pictures: Obama Schools The Credit Card Industry

Michael Shaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Shaw

2009-04-24-shawcredit.jpgObama used the bully pulpit to dictate to the credit card suits how the industry is going to treat the consumer from now on.

Peter Zumthor: A "Timeless" Architect for our Time?

Frances Anderton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Frances Anderton

Adjaye, still in his early 40s, has built a string of much-praised houses for fine artists, as well as museums, libaries and cultural centers, and will be the design architect.

Reading The Pictures: Underneath The Tea

Michael Shaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Shaw

2009-04-16-shaw_teaparty.jpgThere were all kinds of seductive symbolic elements (hammers-and-sickles, U.S. flags, Hitlers, pigs, Uncle Sams, Indians, Alfred E. Nuemans, tea bags -- of course) running through Wednesday's protests.

Keeping Clean Energy, Public Comments on the Table

Bruce Nilles | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bruce Nilles

It's hard to know what to think when this whole process has been conducted behind closed doors, but it's hard to believe that this process is in the people's best interest.

Tea And Sympathy

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

If the modern-day Tea Parties are smart, they would try to educate the public and hang their whole protest on the "anti-bailout" hook.

Future Historians: Blogs Drive U.S. Foreign Policy

Ari Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Ari Melber

For Internet politics, the controversial becomes conventional very quickly. This Sunday's New York Times Book Review has a salient example of blogs' ascension within the conventional wisdom.

Is Cap-And-Trade Dead This Year?

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Democrats are all but admitting that they're killing off cap-and-trade for this year's legislative season. When the time comes, they will be blaming the Republicans, even though their own cowardice is the real culprit.

Restore Economic Confidence by Robbing Banks

Spencer Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Spencer Green

The immediate result of this, of course, will be a reminder to Washington that it's our money in the banking system, our money which is being used to bail out that system, and our money to take as/when we see fit.

American College Reporters See Israel Up Close In The Editors Screened Tomorrow in DC

Karin Kloosterman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Karin Kloosterman

Six university newspaper editors from America visited Israel for the first time last December, and the already planned trip happened to coincide with the first week of the recent Gaza Conflict.

Stop the Financial Services "Super Czar" (Updated)

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

There has been talk about appointing a new "Systemic Risk Regulator." This "Super Czar" would oversee all of the financial services industry. We had a "Super Czar" last year. His name was Henry Paulson.

Turkey's Delay Tactics in Opening the Border with Armenia

Harut Sassounian | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Harut Sassounian

While some people are dismissing Pres. Obama's solemn campaign pledge to acknowledge the Armenian Genocide, Turkish leaders have taken the president's promise very seriously.

Weekly Foreign Affairs Roundup

Christopher Herbert and Victoria Kataoka | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Christopher Herbert and Victoria Kataoka

The Week's Top Stories in Foreign Affairs: Pakistan's Civil War? Facts: Gunmen attack the Sri Lankan cricket team in Lahore, Pakistan on Tuesday and...