When Everything is Labeled Broken, Do Broken People Ensue?

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I gave up hope years ago. And that’s not necessarily a bad thing.

While U.S. Expands Marriage Equality, Russia Hunts LGBT

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Equal rights are human rights. We all suffer if some of us are discriminated against and denied equality, and we all win if all have it.

It’s Time for the U.S. to #Lead on Leave

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The U.S. is the only developed nation without mandated paid maternity leave for women. Do we need to say more?

Do More Americans Want a More Active U.S. in World Affairs?

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With ISIS becoming a growing threat and potential global destabilizing force, should The U.S. take a leadership role, as part of a large international effort, to defeat it?

Boycott Chiquita, Burger King and all Corporate Tax Dodgers?

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We need a tax system that will encourage business creation, growth and global expansion while providing for fair tax U.S. revenue and investment in America and its work force.

Is Engaging Iraq a Humanitarian Imperative or Military Folly?

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World involvement in Iraq is critical to saving lives and preventing a destabilized region from erupting into full chaos with disastrous worldwide implications

Veterans Dying On Waiting List: What it Means

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Iraq War veteran Michael Anthony discusses the latest VA crisis and what it means for veterans and the United States.

In Praise Of Slavery

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Cliven Bundy isn’t the only person who thinks slavery in the United States was just fine.

Four Ways to Support and Appreciate Military Children

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GMP joins the nation in celebrating April as The Month of the Military Child

Pill-Popping Nation: Half of U.S. Adults to Be Eligible for Statins

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Nearly 13m more adults in the US will be eligible for statins after new guidelines widened the criteria for use of the drugs to treat high cholesterol and prevent heart attacks and strokes; but experts question at what risk.

35 Million Tons of Food Goes To Waste, But People Go Hungry

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Michael Amity investigates how one organization is trying to help re-allocate food in the USA so that people don’t have to go hungry.

Welcome To The New Cold War

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Russia’s invasion of Crimea is a new chapter in American-Russian relations, and the same old story for former Soviet republics.

The Lie of Heroes: How Kerouac Almost Killed Me

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By trying to follow in his literary hero’s footsteps, Jarad Dewing learned that not all heroes are what they seem.

Syria: We Need Strong Multi-National Action to Stop the Killing

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If we are going to leave a better future for our kids and grand kids, we need to rise up as a global community and take action.

So Many Sirens: Memories of 9/11 in NYC

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Recalling September 11th in New York, when my wife and I were only students.

NEW STUDY: Lack of Sleep Interfering With US Kids Learning

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A Boston College study has found that US students are the most sleep-deprived in the world.