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Jalaluddin Kasaat

Two Afghan Women Reclaim Their Lives After Beating a Severe Type of Tuberculosis

Jalaluddin Kasaat | July 23, 2016 | World
Madina, in a blue burqa, is a recovering multi-drug-resistant TB patient from Logar province in Afghanistan. Her nephew Khairullah helps her double-check the dosage of her monthly pack of TB medicine before they leave the hospital. Ahmad A. Fakhri/ UNDP Afghanistan Kabul, Afghanistan-- A...
Celia Wexler

Pope Francis Tightens The Reins On 'Listless' Nuns

Celia Wexler | July 23, 2016 | Religion
For some time now, I've been concerned that while Pope Francis was awfully good at improving the tone of the church, he hasn't done much to actually change things. You know, by issuing Papal edicts.
Jedediah Purdy

How To Fight Trump

Jedediah Purdy | July 23, 2016 | Politics
No political victory can change the difficult fact of being stuck here together, which is why we have politics in the first place.
Ralph A. Miriello

"Super Petite" From the Ever Expanding John Hollenbeck's Claudia Quintet

Ralph A. Miriello | July 23, 2016 | Arts
The multi-talented artist John Hollenbeck has been serving up a cornucopia of music that defies categorization since his debut as a leader back in 2001. Besides being a versatile and talented percussionist, Hollenbeck is becoming more generally known as an acclaimed arranger/writer of...
Toby Norman

Cities Of Invisible People

Toby Norman | July 23, 2016 | HuffPost Home
Today, over a fifth of the world's population remain perpetually invisible, over one in five people do not officially count. But they do, because every person counts. We need to give them the option to take off their invisibility cloaks when and if they choose.
David Seaman

LIVE: "DNC Leaks" Vindicate Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders

David Seaman | July 23, 2016 | Business
Wow... A bombshell release today from the radical transparency organization Wikileaks, containing more than 20,000 emails in all, allegedly from top officials within the DNC. The emails, researchers and amateur Wikileaks sifters say, corroborate a view that Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump were largely correct in their assertion that the...
Michael Moore

5 Reasons Why Trump Will Win

Michael Moore | July 23, 2016 | Politics
I am sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but I gave it to you straight last summer when I told you that Donald Trump would be the Republican nominee for president. And now I have even more awful, depressing news for you: Donald J. Trump is going to win in November.
Marian L. Knapp

When to Ask for Help

Marian L. Knapp | July 23, 2016 | Fifty
This article was originally published on the Voices of Aging Blog. I have a hard time asking for help. I see myself as an independent, competent person who can take care of herself quite well without anyone's assistance. At least that is how I felt until some recent...
Mike Lux

The Kaine Pick: No Surprises But Big Questions

Mike Lux | July 23, 2016 | Politics
No surprises, either in this pick or in the disappointed reaction to it by progressives. What the Kaine selection does do, though, is to raise two very big questions forward.
Taylor Dibbert

Remembering Sri Lanka's Black July

Taylor Dibbert | July 23, 2016 | World
Sri Lanka's civil war pitted the almost exclusively Sinhalese military against the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE). The LTTE fought for a separate Tamil state in the northern and eastern parts of the country. In May 2009, Sri Lankan military forces militarily defeated the LTTE. However, the island nation's...
Brad Miller

A Possible Sign Of The Apocalypse

Brad Miller | July 23, 2016 | Politics
If congressional oversight causes political functionaries to hesitate to tell presidential appointees to stay on messages that are varnished versions of the truth out of fear of embarrassment, then that would be a wholesome result.
Michael Lazar

Tinnitus Experienced By 10% Of Americans, Experts Say

Michael Lazar | July 23, 2016 | Fifty
A study has just revealed that one out of 10 Americans suffers from tinnitus, a condition that results in ringing in the ears. Medical specialists say that this is most often caused by exposure to high decibel noises, namely music and gunfire. About 36% of people suffer from...
Jeremy Kuzmarov

Democratic Platform Atrocious on Foreign Policy

Jeremy Kuzmarov | July 23, 2016 | Politics
While one cannot fault people for voting the lesser evil this election given the GOP nominee, it must be acknowledged how atrocious the Democratic Party platform is on foreign policy even in the wake of the Bernie Sanders insurgency. Sanders' delegates for those out of the loop...
Michael Lazar

Advanced Prostate Cancer On The Rise, Screening At Age 50 Key To Early Detection

Michael Lazar | July 23, 2016 | Fifty
New reports are finding that advanced prostate cancer cases are on the rise in the U.S. Studies have found that they've increased by a shocking 72% over the past 10 years. Men ages 55 to 69 had the highest spike, with a startling 92% increase in cases in...
Andy Schmookler

Trump's 'Be Very Afraid' Versus The Bible's 'Be Not Afraid'

Andy Schmookler | July 23, 2016 | Politics
What does it mean that a large portion of self-described American Christians - e.g. 62% of evangelicals - intend to vote for a candidate who works to instill unnecessary, inappropriate fear in the American people?
Steven Conn

What Ailes Us All

Steven Conn | July 23, 2016 | Politics
The timing couldn't have been scripted more symbolically. As Donald Trump was coronated in Cleveland, Roger Ailes, Emperor of Fox News, was getting dethroned. Fox, as plenty of people have observed, did more than any other operation to create the media environment which made Trumpismo possible. Usually authoritarians appoint...
Well+GOOD

The One Habit For Better Sleep You Might Have Overlooked

Well+GOOD | July 23, 2016 | Healthy Living
It turns out there's a super easy, science-backed method for improving your snoozing, and it's probably one you haven't considered: sleeping naked. (Sounds great in this humidity, anyway!)
Donald J. Drumpf

Donald J. Drumpf Statement On Banning Canadian Immigration

Donald J. Drumpf | July 23, 2016 | Comedy
NEW YORK, NY, July 23, 2016: Donald J. Drumpf is calling for a total and complete shutdown of Canadians entering the United States until our country’s representatives can figure out exactly what the hell is going on.  It is clear there is a great hatred towards Americans...
Lincoln Mitchell

But What If Trump Loses

Lincoln Mitchell | July 23, 2016 | Politics
In a very real way, while seeing this man elected President of the United States should, and does, strike fear in the hearts of millions, even his defeat could create enduring problems for American democracy.
Miles J. Zaremski

HEIL TRUMP--A Primer To An Independent Voter's View

Miles J. Zaremski | July 23, 2016 | Politics
I am one of those independents that Donald Trump (and Hillary Clinton) is trying to win over with his rhetoric, ideas, and platform; after all, I have voted for Reagan, Clinton, Perot and Obama. The first two words to the title of this blog is a reference to...