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Sam Husseini

Selling a Lifetime Subscription to the Politics of Fear

Sam Husseini | August 24, 2016 | Politics
The Washington Post -- and much of the establishment -- wants you to buy a lifetime subscription to the politics of fear. Dana Milbank, a columnist for the paper, popped up at Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein's news conference that focused on climate change. After Stein noted that Hillary...
Craig Newmark

How Culinary Programs Replace Homelessness, Addiction, and Incarceration in DC

Craig Newmark | August 24, 2016 | Impact
It's important that we're giving back to communities in need. And my take is that it's most important for people to put food on the table, and then a roof over that table. To help facilitate this, I supported the DC Central Kitchen. One way I did that was to...
Robert Brustein

Trump And Minorities

Robert Brustein | August 24, 2016 | Politics
WOLF. I see in the paper today that you are going to Detroit and other minority cities to convince Afro-American voters that you are not a racist. Is that correct?
Rick Steves

Video: The Actual Palio -- A Coveted Banner

Rick Steves | August 24, 2016 | Travel
The coveted Palio banner is the trophy that gives the wildest horse race anywhere its name. This clip shows a dramatic procession through Siena, with the Palio held high. A highlight of the parade is that famed and treasured banner -- lovingly painted...
OpenSecrets Blog

STUDY: Outside Groups, Secret Money Far More Prominent Than Ever Before

OpenSecrets Blog | August 24, 2016 | Politics
Outside groups that can raise and spend unlimited money -- sometimes without disclosing the sources of their funds -- make up a larger portion of election spending than at any point in the last 16 years, by far.
Celia Wexler

Vatican's new sex education guidelines sell women short

Celia Wexler | August 24, 2016 | Religion
It may come as a surprise to some that the Vatican now is undertaking sex education. And it turns out there is more to its just released sex education guidelines for young people aged 12 to 16 than simply "Just say no." But the Catholic Church still is sending enough...
Jared Green

The Mesmerizing 'Liquid Shard' Brings Pershing Square Back To Life

Jared Green | August 24, 2016 | Green
The moribund Pershing Square Park in downtown Los Angeles briefly came back to life over the past few weeks, thanks to artist Patrick Hearn's monumental and mesmerizing Liquid Shard, inspired by observing nature.
Courtney M. Soliday

Top 10 Broadway Jokes on TV This Summer

Courtney M. Soliday | August 24, 2016 | Arts
A mini-musical of it's own about President Jimmy Carter? An appearance from the King of Broadway, Lin-Manuel Miranda? What about Nathan Lane and Megan Hilty in the same episode? There's something for everyone in Season 2 of Hulu Comedy Series, Difficult People. The screen shots...
Mackenzie Patel

That Awkward Moment: When Your Family Reads Your Writings On Sex

Mackenzie Patel | August 24, 2016 | College
Blowjobs and overprotective fathers will never mix.
Suzannah Galland

Speaking Out: Shame and Sexual Assault

Suzannah Galland | August 24, 2016 | Women
The phrase 'sexual violence' has high currency now and, tragically, it's use appears to be on the increase. It is a situation that achieves one distinct objective, to intentionally injure and sexually assault a person, without his or her consent. There is not enough compassion, respect, and equal treatment in...
Sheyna E. Gifford, MD, MA, MS

The Weirdest Thing: One Week From Landing

Sheyna E. Gifford, MD, MA, MS | August 24, 2016 | Science
Today was our last Sunday on sMars. In less than a week, the hatch will open and the six of us will rejoin the world. In some (obvious) ways, we never left. In many ways, we'll be aliens among our own kind.
Matthew Gates

How Cosplay Helped My Friend Come Out

Matthew Gates | August 24, 2016 | Queer Voices
It was a sense of security. It was overwhelmingly joyful to find people like me. It made me appreciate the convention environment. Although I did not get the support that I needed, from most of my walks in life, I can always count on my crazy cosplaying friends to make life worthwhile.
Elwood D. Watson

The Venomous Trio Of Racism, Hypocrisy And White Privilege Were Present At The 2016 Rio Olympics

Elwood D. Watson | August 24, 2016 | Black Voices
Racism, double standards, White denial and racial resistance are real facts of everyday life. However, for most people of color, we did not need the 2016 Olympic Games to shed light on such a grim and truthful reality.
Michelle Pruett

15 Beach-Ready Cocktails For Steamy Summer Days

Michelle Pruett | August 24, 2016 | Taste
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Drink in these beautiful summer days with a refreshing cocktail in hand. There's no better way to soak up the sun than with your feet up and some tasty beach drinks to cool you down. Even if you can't jetset off to Jamaica or boat over to the Bahamas, you can spend the day living like you have. Beat the heat with a blended margarita or kick back with a coconut and a straw.
Sonya Matejko

Forget Heartbreak, I Want To Know Love Again

Sonya Matejko | August 24, 2016 | Women
I want to know love. And until I do, you'll find me staring up at the moon. Wishing. Believing. Waiting, for you.
Stephanie Ortiz

5 Things I Didn't Expect To Feel As A Mom

Stephanie Ortiz | August 24, 2016 | Parents
Becoming a mother altered not only the way that I perceived the world, but also the way that I perceived myself.
Robyn Shulman

When Math And Creativity Combine: U.S. Wins Math Olympiad For Second Consecutive Year

Robyn Shulman | August 24, 2016 | Education
Meet Po-Shen Loh, the professor at Carnegie Mellon University and head coach for Team USA, who paved the way for the U.S. to win the International Mathematical Olympiad for the second consecutive year. Now he's adding more value to the world...
Miroslav Lajčák

Migration: Getting Our Act Together

Miroslav Lajčák | August 24, 2016 | World
Europe is not shirking its responsibility on migration, but she cannot pull off this one on her own
Dick Guttman

America's Favorite Book Show To Leave Television? Publishing Industry, Stand Up And Save It!

Dick Guttman | August 24, 2016 | Books
Yes, the lauded national program about books, Barry Kibricks' Between the Lines which airs on 160 PBS stations, is now on the endangered list. Without new funding, this must-viewing show for book readers is down to its final three episodes.
Andy Plesser

(VIDEO) Is Addressable TV Ready For Prime-Time? A Panel Discusses

Andy Plesser | August 24, 2016 | Technology
TV ads targeted through addressable linear platforms made up just 0.1% of total us TV ad spend in 2014, according to eMarketer. And industry executives seem at loggerheads over the extent to which the prospect is really making in-roads. Asked what impact sellers of TV properties on addressable platforms had made...