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Philip David Morton

NYC Travel: The Hotel Elysée

Philip David Morton | August 24, 2016 | Travel
The Hotel Elysée in mid-town Manhattan When staying in New York City, there is no better experience than rooming in a piece of history. The Hotel Elysée, a long standing landmark hotel designed in the 1920's, and once a playground for the...
Al Corona

Is Online Divorce An Option For You?

Al Corona | August 24, 2016 | Divorce
Wevorce is for the smart couples that can work together, don't want to lose it all and want to get out with minimal damage to themselves and the people in their lives that they love.
David Hinckley

Joseph Sikora's Tommy Egan in Power: Finally, a White Guy Who's Not in the Black World To Save Anybody

David Hinckley | August 24, 2016 | Entertainment
It's no big secret that television "diversity" these days often means casting a black actor as the incongruous best friend of the lead actor in an otherwise all-white world. Joseph Sikora's Tommy Egan in the Starz drama Power is the flip side. He's the white best friend in an otherwise...
Katherine Marshall

Indonesia and the United States: Diversity and democracy in turbulent times

Katherine Marshall | August 24, 2016 | Religion
The world's second and third largest democracies by population, the United States and Indonesia, are far apart, at opposite ends of the world. They wrestle today, however, with eerily similar questions about religious difference. Religious diversity is, for both societies, a founding principle...
Edward Flattau

The Poaching Mentality

Edward Flattau | August 24, 2016 | Green
Read More: Poaching, Green News
While poachers are considered destructive criminals of the first order, few think of society as harboring a similar, if less blatant mentality in the handling of natural resources. Yet a poacher-like attitude is more pervasive in society than one would expect, with instant gratification resulting in behavior that "kills the...
David Macaray

The Media and Labor's Inferiority Complex

David Macaray | August 24, 2016 | Media
If it were possible for Donald Trump to surgically remove a tiny fragment of his ego, and graft the little bugger onto the personality of organized labor, we would see a dramatic change in the way America's labor unions handle themselves. Instead of behaving clumsily and timidly--instead of looking all...
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.
Chris Weigant

Clinton Emails

Chris Weigant | August 24, 2016 | Politics
The anti-Clinton forces consider it a victory to see yet another round of email stories written, of course. But in all the investigating and document dumps, they have never uncovered any sort of bonfire-sized scandal to inflame public passions -- it's all been pretty small-scale stuff.
Dave Johnson

CEO Of Giant Corporation Tells US Government He's The Boss Of Them

Dave Johnson | August 24, 2016 | Business
What would happen to any regular American if they did what Cook did, and said they they aren't going to pay taxes because they don't think the tax rate is "fair"? Hint: Jail.
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

You'll Love These 10 Broadway Jokes

Courtney M. Soliday | August 24, 2016 | Comedy
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.