Can’t We All Agree?

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Andrew Cotto watches while our collective conversations around hot-button topics become ugly, hyperbolic and rarely productive. Andrew suggests we’re not so divided after all. Can’t we all agree the First Lady is awesome?

Michelle Obama Dunks With Lebron James and Eats Apples With Miami Heat

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Pretty good, huh ? Michelle Obama asks Miami Heat players, while eating an apple at the White House.

Meeting the Obamas [VIDEO]

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Chappelle’s Show co-creator talks about meeting the President and First Lady.

Funeral Outrage

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Conservative outrage over President Obama’s behavior at Nelson Mandela’s funeral reflects an old and ugly trend.

President Obama and the Myth of the Henpecked Husband

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Helena Andrews believes that we all do stuff out of concern for the people we love.

First Lady, Interrupted: How Disruptive is Too Disruptive in Activism?

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What does it take to create change? Is a disrespect necessary in order to draw attention to important topics? How far is too far? HeatherN breaks it down.

A Big Week Ahead for Gun Control

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There may be a bipartisan measure on background checks on the table after all.

Why Shannon Sharpe Called Bill Belichick a Sore Loser

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Liam Day argues that, in his on-air rant about Bill Belichick, Shannon Sharpe unwittingly summed up journalism’s rather sorry state.

Wal-Mart Announces Intent to Hire 100,000 Veterans Over Next 5 Years

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This decision will make a significant difference for U.S. military veterans who before could not fine work.

The 12 Best People of 2012

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Sean Beaudoin compiles the dozen best people of the year—drawn from the avalanche of overall excellence we experienced as a culture. Also, their less impressive counterparts.

A Book for Every Person on Your List

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Find a book for anyone for you need to buy for this season.

What Does Obama’s New Most Popular Tweet Say About Modern Masculinity?

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What does the photo of Obama locked in a loving embrace with his wife say about the changing masculine ideal?

Ten Signs She Is The One

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Somebody who cares for you wants to you succeed…even if it means tough love.

Open Thread: Thoughts on the First Night of the DNC?

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What are your thoughts about the DNC so far? Best speeches? What really moved you – or upset you?

Is This a Joke? Jerome Corsi Maintains the Prez is Gay… Because of a Wedding Ring

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Video: A kooky old fella gives himself a YouTube TV show where he explains a number of impressive conspiracy theories.

President Barack Obama on Being a Dad

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Mr. President talks about his kids and what fatherhood means to him.