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Tom Engelhardt

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Too Big to Jail? Why Kidnapping, Torture, Assassination, and Perjury Are No Longer Crimes in Washington

Tom Engelhardt | April 21, 2014 | Politics
Tthere is but one crime for which anyone in America's national security state can be held accountable in a court of law, and that's leaking information that might put those in it in a bad light or simply let the American public know something more about what its government is really doing.
Scott S. Smith

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The Revolution at Colonial Williamsburg

Scott S. Smith | April 21, 2014 | Travel
If you think Colonial Williamsburg is the Republican Disneyland, you haven't been there in a while. The nation's largest living history center once had that reputation in the way it depicted the American Revolution. But that's been banished, along with George Washington's cherry tree.
Estelle Underwood

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To Plank or Not to Plank?

Estelle Underwood | April 21, 2014 | Healthy Living
Planks are a wonderful alternative, as they increase core strength and spinal stabilization while maintaining a neutral spine, thus eliminating the constant flexing and extending of the spinal column.
Ellen Kanner

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Meatless Monday: Earth Day With Eco-Chef Bryant Terry

Ellen Kanner | April 21, 2014 | Green
Earth Day just tastes better with self-described eco-chef Bryant Terry in the kitchen."I started calling myself an eco-chef in 2002,"says the author of the new cookbook "Afro-Vegan.""I knew I wanted to commit to healthy food and sustainability issues, helping people to understand the choices we make...
Susie Moore

6 Ways That Change Will Transform You

Susie Moore | April 21, 2014 | Healthy Living
Change is liberating and healing and plain unavoidable. The more we welcome it, the more profoundly positive its impact. We know we can survive and overcome.
Michael Kaiser

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International Touring

Michael Kaiser | April 21, 2014 | Arts
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I have to admit it: in my 30 year arts management career I have been ambivalent about the value of international touring. While many of my peers disagree strenuously with me, for every benefit of touring I can list a countervailing cost. It is clear that when an ensemble...
Gielie Hoffmann

5 Ways in Which I Redefined Success in My 20s

Gielie Hoffmann | April 21, 2014 | Healthy Living
Whereas my teens were all about striving to achieve as much success as possible (and achieving that to a certain degree), my 20s were about becoming a whole and healthy human being. Which doesn't mean I wasn't whole in my teens or less ambitious in my 20s. I just redefined what really mattered to me. I focussed my energy differently.
Tom Frieden, MD, MPH

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A Remarkable Achievement: Eighty Percent of the World Now Polio-Free

Tom Frieden, MD, MPH | April 21, 2014 | Impact
I'm recently back from New Delhi where I attended meetings on global health security, tuberculosis, and HIV - and very importantly, participated in the World Health Organization's event to certify Southeast Asia free of polio. The 11 countries of Southeast Asia - Bangladesh, Bhutan, Democratic People's Republic of Korea,...
Victor Stenger

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Christianity and Modern Science

Victor Stenger | April 21, 2014 | Science
There are many conflicts between science and basic Christian beliefs that are irreconcilable. Science is not likely to change to accommodate Christianity. If Christianity changes to accommodate science, it will be difficult to still call it Christianity.
Deborah Gaines

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Getting Ready To Join The Old And Poor

Deborah Gaines | April 21, 2014 | Fifty
I'm 53 and have virtually no retirement savings. According to popular wisdom, I am destined to spend my golden years in a box under the nearest railway trestle.
GalTime

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A Plethora of Patio Plants

GalTime | April 21, 2014 | HuffPost Home
For many fruits and vegetables, the sun can be too harsh, drying soil too quickly, burning leaves, soaring too high for pollination. In Florida, where I grow, I'm all too familiar with the sun and its downside.
Leo W. Gerard

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The Terrible Fear of Paying the Poor Too Much

Leo W. Gerard | April 21, 2014 | Politics
The GOP is so afraid that the nation's lowest wage earners will get a raise that Republican politicians across the country are working overtime to outlaw wages above $7.25 an hour for these workers.
Peter Dreier

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My Vinyl Offer

Peter Dreier | April 21, 2014 | Entertainment
I figured that I'd never bond with my daughters over music. But something happened a few months ago that may have turned the tables -- literally.
Ann Brenoff

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5 Ways My Office Co-Workers Keep Me Young

Ann Brenoff | April 21, 2014 | Fifty
I am almost 40 years older than most of the women in my office and that suits me just fine. In fact, I actually like it -- a lot. Aside from the occasional thermostat war (I'm always hot; they are always freezing), we do better than just 'get along.' Working with colleagues who are younger has helped me stay young in many ways:
Ghazala Salam

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Florida Lawmakers Ambush Education

Ghazala Salam | April 21, 2014 | Politics
Today, over 400,000 American Muslims constituents across the State of Florida are fighting a decisive battle against ignorance, intolerance and indifference in the Florida State Legislature. Sen. Hays has placed a special burden on our legislators to negotiate complex issues brought on by SB 864.
Fern Siegel

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Stage Door: Bullets Over Broadway, Violet, Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill

Fern Siegel | April 21, 2014 | Arts
Is art worth killing for? Woody Allen's new Broadway musical Bullets Over Broadway, an entertaining romp, thinks so.
Mike Ragogna

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Deadbeat and Dollhouse: Conversations With James Iha and Melanie Martinez

Mike Ragogna | April 21, 2014 | Entertainment
It seems like a lot of bands and artists would like to have their careers go further than they are but that they hadn't considered the decline of the old school model when they originally got into music.
David Finkle

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First Nighter: Daniel Radcliffe Shines in Martin McDonagh's Cripple of Inishmaan

David Finkle | April 20, 2014 | Arts
Having seen it again, I can report that it's every bit as lively, as thoroughly hilarious and as consistently heart-tugging here as it was there, if not that much better for the cast members having enriched their performances while working at them longer.
James Brandon

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Being Gay Is a Religious Right

James Brandon | April 20, 2014 | Gay Voices
Living from a place of fully loving every part of yourself, especially when confronted head-on with the haters, is not only the path to a deep spiritual awakening; it is exactly what Jesus faced on His own prophesied path.
Pamela Feinsilber

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The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden, and then to the movies

Pamela Feinsilber | April 20, 2014 | Arts
Here's a new film--just opened this weekend--you should try not to miss: a strange and fascinating documentary set in the Galapagos. Who knew that some of these islands, about 600 nautical miles west of Ecuador, were inhabited? Not only that, one of them was the scene of events...