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Michael Fauntroy

Donald Trump's Black Voter Delusion

Michael Fauntroy | August 26, 2016 | Politics
Michael K. Fauntroy is associate professor of political science at Howard University and the author of the book Republicans and the Black Vote. His next book, More than Just Partisanship: Conservatism and Black Voter Suppression will be published next year by New York University Press. Donald Trump recently...
Jonathan D. Moreno

The Real Story Behind the Goldwater Rule

Jonathan D. Moreno | August 26, 2016 | Science
"The Presidency should not be used as a platform for proving one's manhood . . ." "Inwardly he is a frightened person who sees himself as weak and threatened by strong virile power around him . . ." "Since his nomination I find myself increasingly thinking of the early 1930s...
Gloria Feldt

Equal Doesn't Mean Equal Yet: Women's Equality Day, ERA And The Story of My Life

Gloria Feldt | August 26, 2016 | Women
This is where I came into the women's movement. And this is where I intend to go out--knowing that my life's mission to advance women to full equality in this world is safe because the women of America have the Equal Rights amendment.
Courtney Lambert

6 Of The Wildest Parties Around The World

Courtney Lambert | August 26, 2016 | Travel
Move over Full Moon Party and Coachella. From fashion to vegetable flinging and music festivals to national holidays, take a sneak peek at how the world parties hard and perhaps you animals may find yourself at one for your next international escapade.
Max DuBowy

5 Ways To Make Friends Even When You're Shy, Lonely Or Introverted

Max DuBowy | August 26, 2016 | New York
It may not be natural for some of us to smile, but a smile is one of the most attractive things that someone can display when they're meeting new people.
Laura McHolm

Tips For Moving Abroad

Laura McHolm | August 26, 2016 | Travel
Moving from the U.S. to another country? Fantastique! Magnífico! You are beginning a great adventure. But of course, first you need to get there with all of your belongings. Whether you are single, or moving a family and pets here are key factors and to-dos to manage when moving abroad.
Great Work Cultures

Want to Strengthen Workplace Culture? Design a Ritual

Great Work Cultures | August 26, 2016 | Business
Rituals are powerful drivers of culture, so they should be thoughtfully designed and nurtured to reinforce the organization's values. Illustration Credit: Liz Fosslien, fosslien.com By Mollie West and Kate McCoubrey Judson Picture this: you're an engineer at Facebook's headquarters in...
Chris Weigant

Friday Talking Points -- End Of The Silly Season

Chris Weigant | August 26, 2016 | Politics
It's still only August, but already the predictions that this would be an exceedingly banal presidential election campaign look like they've already come true. This week's campaign news might be summed up as an elementary school playground shouting match: "You're a bigot!" "No, you're a bigot!" Sigh.
PROTRASH

Mexico's Massive 24 Billion Dollar Recycling Opportunity

PROTRASH | August 26, 2016 | Impact
Pollution and waste accumulation is one of the world's biggest problems yet to be resolved. Despite the plethora of information and awareness that has been generated surrounding recycling issues in the past several years, it has not been enough. Few people are conscious of the impact of not recycling, and...
J. H. McKenna, Ph.D.

What is a Cult ?

J. H. McKenna, Ph.D. | August 26, 2016 | Religion
The word 'cult' is never benign in religious terminology as it is in the world of art, where Johnny Stonenoggin filmster extraordinaire may cult-ivate a cult following for his eccentricity in artistry. Eccentricity in religion, if recent enough, is rarely welcomed with approving nods. And when eccentricity is welcomed by...
Nathan Gardels

Weekend Roundup: Anti-Global Backlash Is Realigning Politics Across the West

Nathan Gardels | August 26, 2016 | World
The great sociologist Max Weber postulated that the birth act of modern capitalism was the secession of business from the household and thus the web of moral and ethical obligations that intimate form of human organization entailed. Zygmunt Bauman has called globalization the "'second secession'" in which unleashed capitalism has "'flown away'" from the constraints of the nation-state, in effect the larger household. Now, national households are clawing back their claims, reasserting sovereignty in an anti-globalization backlash that is profoundly realigning politics.(continued)
Ann Reid

What We're Reading

Ann Reid | August 26, 2016 | Education
A smorgasbord this week - interesting basic evolutionary biology news, two separate meditations on the monument to non-science known as the Ark Encounter, a couple of looks back at recent past climate...
Robert Brustein

Trump And Racism

Robert Brustein | August 26, 2016 | Politics
I didn't change anything. Donald Trump is consistent in every word he says, okay?
Morena Duwe

Exclusive Premiere Of Paper Pilot's Moody Ballad, 'The Weather'

Morena Duwe | August 26, 2016 | Entertainment
The Los Angeles music scene is bubbling with fresh artists whose brains are overflowing with new sounds for thirsty ears. Hailing from Silverlake, indie rock/pop group Paper Pilots.
Charlie David

Why Are Straight Men Doing Gay Porn?

Charlie David | August 26, 2016 | Queer Voices
Is it a mockery to have straight men doing gay porn? Or is it an example of how far acceptance and visibility for LGBTQ people have come?
Matt Sweetwood

Trump Campaign CEO Receives Hack Job By Press Over Divorce Allegations

Matt Sweetwood | August 26, 2016 | Divorce
It's time to stop media outlets and internet sites from publishing allegations made in a divorce. People's lives and reputations are being unfairly destroyed.
Dr. Jane Greer

Jennifer Garner And Ben Affleck: Why Isn't It Easy To Say Good-bye?

Dr. Jane Greer | August 26, 2016 | Entertainment
Many people find themselves in this situation after a breakup or an attempted breakup. Sometimes the road to splitting up permanently isn't clear, and there can be lots of fits and starts before either reaching the final end of a relationship, or deciding to give it another solid try.
Asher Jay

Art As A Medium For Action

Asher Jay | August 26, 2016 | Arts
My personal belief is that art should reflect the truths of the time it is created in. To me art is an incisive cultural weapon that should be wielded responsibly to raise public awareness and empathy toward marginalized concerns and insufficiently documented glocal realities.
Outspeak

#NationalDogDay - The Importance Of Dog Rescue And Rehabilitation

Outspeak | August 26, 2016 | HuffPost Live 321
Next time you're thinking about adding a four legged furry friend to your family, think about adoption. There are 1000s of animals in local shelters that need your help.
Lisa Snedeker

Don't Miss Josh Shilling, Mountain Heart Online And On The Grand Ole Opry This Weekend

Lisa Snedeker | August 26, 2016 | Entertainment
If you weren't at Pop's Farm in Axton, Virginia, the home of Rooster Walk Music and Arts Festival, under the stars on Saturday, Aug. 20, you missed an incredible high-energy performance by the incomparable Southwest Virginia native Josh Shilling and his band, Mountain Heart.