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Habitat III is over, but will its New Urban Agenda transform the world's cities?

The Conversation Global | October 25, 2016 | World
Quito lights up for Habitat III. Alexei Trundle, Author provided Alexei Trundle, University of Melbourne; André Stephan, University of Melbourne; Hayley Henderson, University of Melbourne; Hesam Kamalipour, University of Melbourne, and Melanie Lowe,...


Spottoon | October 25, 2016 | Entertainment
The news of Kim Jong-Il's death from Pyongyang leads to a coup in North Korea. While the hawks in the North Korean military push the Korean peninsula to the brink of an all-out nuclear war, Park, an assistant secretary at Blue House and the President's nephew in Seoul, finds himself at the very crux of international power game surrounding the peninsula. With his pregnant wife held as hostage in North Korea, Park has to play his own game of confidence and tricks - It's a showdown with a nuclear war at stake.
David Hinckley

RIP Bobby Vee, Who Grew Up to be a Little More Than Just a Clean-Cut Kid

David Hinckley | October 25, 2016 | Entertainment
Bobby Vee got blasted into rock 'n' roll under the worst circumstances imaginable. He and his new band filled in for Buddy Holly on Feb. 4, 1959, the night after Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper died in a plane crash. "The show should have been cancelled," Vee...
Jeremy Kuzmarov

Obama Should Exonerate Ethel Rosenberg, a Victim of Red Scare Repression

Jeremy Kuzmarov | October 25, 2016 | Politics
Along with the Haymarket and Sacco and Vanzetti trials, the execution of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg during the McCarthy-era stands as among the gravest miscarriages of justice in American history. In the last few months, the Rosenberg family has amassed over 13,000 signatures ( calling on President Obama to...
Steven Suskin

Aisle View: Life Harvest

Steven Suskin | October 24, 2016 | Entertainment
Lincoln Center Theater and Playwrights Horizons, two of New York's prime non-profits with well-earned reputations for quality plus numerous award-winners between them, both have intimate houses upstairs with small-for-off-Broadway capacities (under 130 seats). The Claire Tow (LCT3) and Peter Jay Sharp (PH) Theaters are often used for adventurous-but-chancy fare, with...
Nancy Roman

Those "Small" Acts of Sexual Assault - Time To Speak Out

Nancy Roman | October 24, 2016 | Women
Girls are brave. Some men know this. I think many do not, because they cannot share the same reality. Most try. Girls are brave. We know from such an early age - before kindergarten probably - that in general.
Bari Zell Weinberger, Esq.

Open Letter to the NFL About Domestic Violence

Bari Zell Weinberger, Esq. | October 24, 2016 | Sports
In the first instance, it is time to act in a way that treats victims and survivors of domestic violence as worthy of something more than a minimal slap on the wrist handed out to their abuser. Are you in need of solutions? Because we've got some...
Carly Stern

Return Undesired

Carly Stern | October 24, 2016 | Politics
In 15 days, you will be able to cast a ballot. I beg you to care about something that connects you to November 8th. Because when people stop caring, the world falls. And millions vanish. Never again should anyone's existence or return be undesired.
Kelseigh Ingram

It's Time To Stop Pretending Taylor Swift Is A Feminist

Kelseigh Ingram | October 24, 2016 | Women
I'm fully aware that Taylor Swift is held to a different standard due to her being a woman. But that is not an excuse for her to behave in the way that she does just because she claims to support gender equality.
Christos Terzides

Why Trump Will In The End Be Defeated By A Woman

Christos Terzides | October 24, 2016 | Politics
Returning to Michelle Obama and the scenario that I am outlining, her strongest argument will be the continuation of her husband's legacy. Of course, anyone can understand that she will have the de facto support of certain social groups as the Afro-American community and women. But most of all, she will have something that Hillary lacks: reliability and trustworthiness.
Ellie Newman

But, That's Just The Way It Is. Right?

Ellie Newman | October 24, 2016 | Women
When you feel you are under the control of an unfriendly system, check your values, check your sense of personal power meter. Check your complicity levels. Compare the consistency of your values with the actions it takes to participate in the system and achieve your goals.. The ends never justify the means because they are inseparable.
Said Elias Dawlabani

On November 8th I'll be Voting for Monumental Change

Said Elias Dawlabani | October 24, 2016 | Politics
The circumstances for the survival of our species have never been more difficult. Would the man made sixth extinction be reversed or should we quietly accept our destiny on the hands of men? On November 8th I will give the other half of humanity the chance to begin to fix man's shortcomings and restore our existential balance.
Erin Zahradka

Open Letter to Sperm Banks. And the FDA.

Erin Zahradka | October 24, 2016 | Business
Nick and I think Fifty years is a reasonable request for the FDA's future regulations of sperm bank record retention, and if I were a parent seeking "super smart" sperm, I would want my future child to have all the knowledge and empowerment available to help them to be a happy and productive member of society.
Isabel Hundt

Dear Pro-Life Extremists

Isabel Hundt | October 24, 2016 | HuffPost Home
In Genesis God tells us to take care of His creation. Everything on this Earth is life and should be treated and cried out for as we cry out for those unborn children. We can't just pick and choose what's the most convenient.
Chris Weigant

2016 Electoral Math -- 2 Weeks Out, Clinton Is Looking Good

Chris Weigant | October 24, 2016 | Politics
Both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton had a mixed week in the polls. Some states strengthened for both candidates, and some states weakened. For the most part, though, the race remained essentially unchanged.
Mitchell J. Rabin

Third Parties in America: When Will the Media Become Democratic?

Mitchell J. Rabin | October 24, 2016 | Politics
The lockdown on 3rd Party candidates and Democracy is further exemplified by the concession of the Presidential debates by the League of Women Voters to the Commission on Presidential Debates.
Marianna Glynska

Beauty and Confidence: Are They Related?

Marianna Glynska | October 24, 2016 | Women
Since ancient times women have strived to look beautiful and have used different methods for enhancing one's natural look trying to adhere to the existing norms of beauty. And since there's a correlation between physical attractiveness and confidence, it wouldn't hurt to use some makeup or to accept some contemporary norms of 'beauty', especially if it affects a person's behavior in a positive way.
Laura G Owens

God Is Also Inside Planned Parenthood

Laura G Owens | October 24, 2016 | Women
They were last night as I walked in to a Planned Parenthood discussion on "A Celebration of Faith and Reproductive Health." They're always there, the voices to protect the unborn.
Menna Elnaka

The Sick-Mentality of the Egyptian Regime

Menna Elnaka | October 24, 2016 | World
The people are not going to hold for much longer. As the clock ticks, every hour, every minute, every second, the rage builds up, over and over, higher and higher, more and more. And by the time this volcano erupts, it will be too late to save anything in the country.
Matthew La Corte

No, the U.S. Is Not Discriminating Against Syrian Christian Refugees

Matthew La Corte | October 24, 2016 | Politics
Ultimately, there is no grand conspiracy or single cause driving the low resettlement numbers of Syrian Christian refugees. But that does not mean there is nothing to be done to ensure that all potential refugee populations have access to resettlement programs.