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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
Image: Donald Trump. Stock Photo. Pixabay.com 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. One of...
John W. Traphagan

It's Time to Stand Up for Truth and Intelligence

John W. Traphagan | July 24, 2016 | Politics
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. Averred Cronkite, ""[w]hatever the cost of our libraries, the price is cheap compared to...
Arianna Huffington

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | July 23, 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...
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.
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.
Dr. Travis Bradberry

11 Ways To Instantly Connect With Anyone

Dr. Travis Bradberry | July 23, 2016 | GPS for the Soul
The good news is that we're programmed to connect with each other; we just keep getting in our own way. Try these tips the next time you meet someone new, and watch a superficial conversation turn into a real connection.
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.