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AJ Agrawal

Howling at the Blackmoon

AJ Agrawal | July 24, 2016 | Business
With some 28 million businesses operating in the small business sector as far back as 2010, it was only a matter of time before an entire industry was born to meet their lending needs. Naturally, as the effects of the recession slowed,...
Randi Weingarten

Stopping "Make America Hate Again"

Randi Weingarten | July 24, 2016 | Education
You've undoubtedly heard a lot about the recent Republican National Convention in Cleveland. But there was another convention last week, and it couldn't have been more different. Thousands of delegates convened in Minneapolis for the American Federation of Teachers' biennial convention, where we commemorated the AFT's...
Marjorie Cohn

Killing with robots increases militarization of police

Marjorie Cohn | July 24, 2016 | Politics
As in many cities around the country, Black Lives Matter held a demonstration in Dallas to protest the police shootings of two more black men, Alton Sterling of Louisiana and Philando Castile of Minnesota. During the demonstration, Micah Xavier Johnson, an Army veteran who served in Afghanistan, mounted his own...
Christopher Elliott

What Not To Wear On Vacation

Christopher Elliott | July 24, 2016 | Travel
Sue Groenewegen is dressing conservatively. Dan Church plans to blend in. And Robin Smith is wearing “less bling.” It was bound to happen, with all the recent incidents of terrorism and dire State Department warnings. The last thing anyone wants to do this summer, it seems, is...
Christopher Elliott

DirecTV Damaged My Roof -- Now What?

Christopher Elliott | July 24, 2016 | HuffPost Home
When a DirecTV dish damages Dianna Bush Nix’s roof, the company agrees to pay her for the repairs. But more than a year later, why is she stuck with a $3,695 bill? Question: My roof was damaged by a DirecTV dish more than a year ago. I...
James Dorsey

Turkey's anti-Gulen campaign: Strengthening militants and jihadists

James Dorsey | July 24, 2016 | World
By James M. Dorsey A Turkish demand that Pakistan close 28 primary and secondary schools associated with controversial, self-exiled Turkish preacher Fethullah Gulen has put the government in Islamabad in a quandary as it attempts to get a grip on an education sector in which militant Islamists and jihadists figure...
Doug Bandow

Turkey's Attempted Coup: The Collapse Of The Ideal Islamic Democracy

Doug Bandow | July 24, 2016 | World
Recep Tayyip Erdogan has ruled Turkey for more than a decade. He should be enjoying his time of triumph. He towers above the political system, able to create and dismiss governments at will.
Lorraine C. Ladish

This 52-Year-Old's Secret To A Youthful Complexion

Lorraine C. Ladish | July 24, 2016 | Fifty
At 52 I can already see the signs of aging on my skin. It's not always easy to embrace a new fine line or wrinkle and a sagging neck. But I also realize that I'm lucky. I have a pretty healthy-looking complexion. And this is the result of a lifetime of taking care of it.
Kelly Frazier

London-Based Trio Daughter Set to Play the Majestic Theatre in Detroit, Band Speaks of Success and Progression at Bestival Toronto

Kelly Frazier | July 24, 2016 | Detroit
There's something majestic about the music of the London, England-based band Daughter that sweeps you into an enigmatic world of emotion. The trio, fronted by Elena Tonra with guitarist Igor Haefeli and drummer Remy Aguilella, has progressed into a fuller sound...
Armine Sahakyan

The Kremlin Should Form a Commies for Trump Group to Back the Donald Openly

Armine Sahakyan | July 24, 2016 | World
I am one of the many residents of the former Soviet Union who has become upset with Donald Trump's signals that he would let the Russians stomp on its neighbors if he were U.S. president.
John W. Traphagan

It's Time to Stand Up for Truth and Intelligence

John W. Traphagan | July 24, 2016 | Media
In a time when the American news media focused on reporting facts, rather than entertaining the public, iconic broadcast journalist Walter Cronkite made a comment about American values and education that seems even more powerful today.
Arianna Huffington

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | July 24, 2016 | Politics
This week the nation came one step closer to giving itself over to the most dangerous and unstable potential leader in U.S. history, as Donald Trump "humbly" accepted the Republican presidential nomination - so humbly, in fact, that he went on to claim that "I alone can fix" America. It capped a week of nightly disarray - with Trump more than living up to the "chaos candidate" title given to him by Jeb Bush. But what shone through the most in his endless and largely shouted speech was fear - fear of immigrants, fear of diversity, fear of the nation America has become. The key refrain was "again," with Trump promising to make America "strong again," "proud again," "safe again." Never mind that America is actually, for instance, very safe - despite recent upticks, crime is still at historic lows. Trump the builder was building a sinister vision of a lost Eden, one that's been taken away by the scary, dangerous Other. And his calls for unity were unity by removal of the other. Trump has rebranded America as a dark, hostile, pessimistic, fearful place. And he only wins by building that place in our minds. But, to paraphrase FDR, we have nothing to fear but the manipulation and cynical nurturing of fear. Trump is, in essence, shorting America. That's his bet. And that's the bet we must reject - not only at the polls but in our minds and hearts.
Jackie K. Cooper

"Ice Age: Collision Course" Reaches the Melting Point For This Series

Jackie K. Cooper | July 23, 2016 | Entertainment
Movie Review - Jackie K Cooper "Ice Age: Collision Course" (20th Century Fox) "Ice Age: Collision Course" is the latest in the "Ice Age" series of movies. It all began in 2002 and "Collision Course" is the fifth installment. The story of Manny the Mammoth, Sid the Sloth and...

Why Tim Kaine Is a Smart Strategic Choice for Hillary's VP

Quora | July 24, 2016 | Politics
What strategic value does Tim Kaine bring to the Clinton campaign? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. Answer by Terrence Yang, 2008 Obama elector, delegate, AAPI finance co-chair, on Quora:
David Doniger

Vienna HFC Talks: Progress, High Expectations, & Work Ahead

David Doniger | July 23, 2016 | Green
The HFC talks in Vienna wound up early Sunday morning with strong progress towards a Montreal Protocol amendment to phase down these super potent climate pollutants, and high expectations that the deal will be sealed in Kigali, Rwanda, this October.    Phasing down HFCs is the...
Ira Kalb

How to Protect Your Business From Creative Disruption

Ira Kalb | July 23, 2016 | Business
Depending on the year you start counting, the lifespan of a Fortune 500 company has gone from 75 years to just 15. In our fast-moving ever-changing world, new technologies and products are disrupting businesses and entire industries at an accelerating rate. Internet The Internet has been a...
Write for the Future

From an Outcast to the White House to Journalism

Write for the Future | July 23, 2016 | College
By Isabel Dibble I felt like an outcast. But my journal became my refuge. My journal explored the challenges of moving from Chicago to Potomac in sixth grade-- from a school filled with friends and a diversity of outfits to a place...
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.