I gave up hope years ago. And that’s not necessarily a bad thing.
Getting anything done in Washington seems impossible. Up to us to demand work and results from our representatives, which will only get done with cooperation.
The divide between conservatives and liberals is more about what government should do, not how big it should be.
Current immigration protests in the U.S.A. reflect a long history of official racial immigration policy.
“We had humanity. We had concern for our fellows. We would never leave a man behind. It just wasn’t done…Doesn’t look like it any more, does it?” Thaddeus Howze, on the humanitarian crisis at the border.
From World Cup fans to immigration bus blockers, the Stars and Stripes is both patriotic and nationalistic.
The main stream conversation about Cantor’s fall is missing the point: Charles D. Ellison explains how.
A. X. Ahmad is detained by Homeland Security at the airport — and finally gets to really know his fiancée.
When it comes to passing a comprehensive immigration reform bill President Obama just doesn’t matter that much.
Geoff Ahern, a mental health clinician in Australia, couldn’t sleep. Here’s the powerful story of an asylum seeker that kept him awake, and yet another reason why we must spread love to all we meet.
Edith Cardenas explains that regardless of whether you’re an immigrant, in the United States, if you’re not white, you’re foreign.
Too often we assume our politicians know or care what we care about. “We the People” have spoken. Can we get a redo?
Reid Maki of the Child Labor Coalition: 60,000 children without adult supervision will cross over into the US border this year.
Dean Kostos expertly weds form and content in this poem–a villanelle–whose use of refrain and repetition reflects an old man’s movement through time and memory.
Yale psychiatrist Matthew Goldenberg wonders if, given the long-term neuropsychiatric risks, we should still be playing football.
As video games become more inclusive, the way they tell trans* stories is changing as well.
Everyone has a Thanksgiving story to tell. These came in at 140 characters or less.
When the world becomes a little too real, Jesse Kornbluth suggests: “Let’s have some unreality. Some beauty. Some genius.”
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You’ll thank Thomas Fiffer for this helpful guide to surviving hellish holiday dysfunction.
We think we want someone “nice” with a “sparkling personality,” but in the primal crevices of our brains, online daters just want to bone hotties.
Alex Yarde shares a first look at the six-part episodic game series based on the Emmy Award®-winning television series.
As this dad thinks over his thank you list, his mom appears at the top. Here is why.
Ever wonder what the kids really want for Thanksgiving dinner?
James Halcomb reviews National Geographic’s new shows and finds a Monday night for the food and drink lover in you.
Spoken word artist and social thought leader speaks to the technology age and how it affects relationships.
Captain Chelsey Sullenberger is Breaking Barriers: From the United States Air Force to the Miracle on the Hudson to Making our Future Safer.
I have no idea what this is like, because I only ever work at work (and anyone who suggests otherwise is a big flaming liarpants), but for those who do, now is a good time to offer some suggestions.
There are some things worse than death and they can be overcome simply by thinking about… death.
Nick Pavlidis reflects on his marriage and calls out three crucial truths about being married that any newlywed should realize sooner than later.
Joanna Schroeder explains how the selfies parents take today can affect their child’s future (in a good way!).