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A Tech-Driven Approach to End Hunger and Food Waste
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A Tech-Driven Approach to End Hunger and Food Waste
2019-07-30 18:49:27
by Leah Lizarondo

Nearly each day reports chronicle the catastrophic ramifications of climate change, as well as the effects of poverty and hunger on growing children. The National Institutes of Health just released a study explaining that eating an unprocessed diet triggers an... Read More

Being a Moderate in Congress Is Expensive
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Being a Moderate in Congress Is Expensive
2019-06-11 19:15:40
by Anne Kim

Few jobs in politics might be tougher than to be a moderate member of Congress. Moderates typically hail from competitive districts, which means they enter office with targets on their backs from an opposition eager to wrest away their seats.... Read More

A Brighter Future: Brought to You by Tolerance and Responsible Leadership
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A Brighter Future: Brought to You by Tolerance and Responsible Leadership
2019-05-01 18:50:29
by Bawa Jain

Persons of faith from around the world are suffering, yet again. The world had not yet healed from the attacks in New Zealand, when the devastating Easter Sunday suicide bombings took place in Sri Lanka. Then, just a week later,... Read More

The Americanism of the Electoral College
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The Americanism of the Electoral College
2019-04-16 13:59:15
by Guy Redmer

There’s something particularly ironic about a presidential candidate standing in the rural state of Mississippi and calling for abolishment of the Electoral College. Yet, that’s exactly what Senator Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., did on the campaign trail. She’s not alone. Other... Read More

We Weep for You, Our Lady
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We Weep for You, Our Lady
2019-04-16 13:34:20
by We Weep for You, Our Lady

The first time I saw it, I could barely breathe. It was so beautiful against the cerulean sky. Our Lady of Paris. It looked like a mass of lace, draped over scaffolding, with giant crystal kaleidoscope windows. I fell in... Read More

Betsy DeVos Can't Be Bothered
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Betsy DeVos Can't Be Bothered
2019-04-12 16:57:57
by Mary Sanchez

Say this for Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos: She's consistently elitist. She's also consistently obtuse, which often is the demeanor of the entitled. DeVos simply can't be bothered to consult studies that don't comport with what she already believes or... Read More

Soldier On, Lawyers
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Soldier On, Lawyers
2019-04-04 13:16:01
by Melody A. Kramer

Lawyers are at rock bottom. Only 18% of the population perceives lawyers to contribute “a lot” to society. This was the conclusion of a 2013 Pew Research Center study regarding the perceived contribution to society of various professions and try... Read More

It Is Time We Come Together to Put Patients First
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It Is Time We Come Together to Put Patients First

Envision Healthcare is a national physician-led organization of clinical professionals who work alongside hospitals, health systems and insurance companies. A leading national provider of emergency medicine services across the United States, Envision's emergency medicine and hospital medicine clinicians treated more... Read More

Media Owe No Apology to Trump or Anyone Else for Covering Mueller Investigation
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Media Owe No Apology to Trump or Anyone Else for Covering Mueller Investigation
2019-03-31 14:03:41
by Leonard Pitts

Apparently, I am supposed to be embarrassed now. That, at least, is my interpretation of a few strange tweets and emails that have come my way in the week since Attorney General William Barr issued his summary of Special Counsel... Read More

A Moral Issue We Should All Worry About
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A Moral Issue We Should All Worry About
2019-03-17 10:04:46
by Leonard Pitts

If you think you're angry now, wait till you read the court documents. Not that the summaries of a college cheating scandal so massive it briefly bumped Donald Trump from the "Breaking News" chyrons were not enough to make a... Read More

'Game of Thrones' Fans Have Been Warned: 'You're Going to Need Therapy'
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'Game of Thrones' Fans Have Been Warned: 'You're Going to Need Therapy'
2019-03-13 22:04:43
by John Kass

In just a few weeks, millions of people from around the world will be weeping, screaming, pulling out their hair and issuing piteous cries of rage and grief while eating ice cream on the couch. Because in just a few... Read More

Foreign-Policy Meddling Has Become a Two-Way Street
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Foreign-Policy Meddling Has Become a Two-Way Street
2019-03-12 22:04:48
by Rachel Marsden

PARIS -- Former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney reportedly tore into current Vice President Mike Pence at a retreat on Sea Island, Georgia, last weekend in front of an exclusive audience of Republican donors. The annual retreat is sponsored by... Read More

The Dangers of Big Ideas and Small Tent Politics for House Democrats
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The Dangers of Big Ideas and Small Tent Politics for House Democrats
2019-03-06 00:31:25
by Anne Kim

Emboldened by their conviction that the national zeitgeist is on their side, the progressive left is taking a harder line against House Democrats reluctant to embrace their agenda. Groups like the Justice Democrats, for instance, have signaled their intent to primary moderate... Read More

Police Suicide Is the Toll of Unaddressed Post-Traumatic Stress
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Police Suicide Is the Toll of Unaddressed Post-Traumatic Stress
2019-02-15 00:30:05
by Mary Sanchez

The black silhouettes posted to BlueHelp.org are immediately recognizable as police officers. Nameless and faceless, each outline represents an officer who took his or her own life. Three police suicides are listed for February 11, the day that the Kansas... Read More

Congress: Listen to Young People on Gun Violence
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Congress: Listen to Young People on Gun Violence
2019-02-08 19:46:25
by Mary Sanchez

President Donald Trump neglected to mention gun violence in his State of the Union address. The following day, the congressional stalemate over what to do about the killing and mayhem played out at a House Judicial Committee hearing on gun... Read More

The Humanity of Walter Jones
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The Humanity of Walter Jones
2019-02-08 17:46:50
by Sean O'Brien

Walter Jones has always been one of my favorite members of Congress, even though I agree with him on almost nothing. I’ve always admired his independence, and his self-fulfilling declaration that he didn’t come to Washington to be a Chairman.... Read More

Trump Has Built His Wall Already
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Trump Has Built His Wall Already
2019-02-01 20:40:05
by Mary Sanchez

There are a lot of ways to build a wall, as Donald Trump can attest. Although it's quite possible that even the president doesn't fully grasp what a cadre of lawyers, policy makers and advisers are accomplishing on his behalf.... Read More

Rebuilding American Infrastructure – and the Middle Class
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Rebuilding American Infrastructure – and the Middle Class

Commentary by Rep. Brendan F. Boyle and Rep. Marc Veasey. In America, our infrastructure is crumbling. We have 130,000 bridges deemed structurally deficient. Amtrak trains operate well below their maximum speed because of outdated tracks. Read More

After Middle East Defeats, Neocon Retreads Look to Venezuela for an Easy Win
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After Middle East Defeats, Neocon Retreads Look to Venezuela for an Easy Win
2019-01-29 14:10:22
by Rachel Marsden

PARIS -- Breaking with his predecessors, U.S. President Donald Trump has shown a consistent distaste for Middle Eastern wars. Complex, messy, tribal -- it really makes a neocon long for the good old days of Latin... Read More

Woofers and Tweeters: How Fight-or-Flight Holds the Key to Ending the Shutdown
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Woofers and Tweeters: How Fight-or-Flight Holds the Key to Ending the Shutdown
2019-01-24 20:41:47
by Melody A. Kramer

For years I have made a pilgrimage to Colorado to attend a paradigm-smashing event called “48 Hours of Adrenaline.” This event features self-defense training involving the powerful forces of fight-or-flight, the body’s... Read More

How to Nurture a Mission-Driven Culture for a Growing Millennial Workforce
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How to Nurture a Mission-Driven Culture for a Growing Millennial Workforce
2019-01-17 23:03:37
by Victoria Macdonald

With Millennials emerging as the largest demographic in the American workforce, companies are struggling to understand how to engage a rising tide of young employees who are looking beyond a paycheck to a sense... Read More

Obscenity's Not Just a Set of Words
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Obscenity's Not Just a Set of Words
2019-01-09 16:23:39
by Leonard Pitts

As a general rule, I don't curse a lot. I've found that I can usually express myself effectively enough without it. And it's always seemed to me that foul language, used ubiquitously, loses its primary value, i.e., its ability ... Read More

America's New Year's Resolution
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America's New Year's Resolution
2019-01-02 16:16:56
by Robert B. Reich

After Donald Trump's first bizarre year as president, his apologists told us he was growing into the job and that in his second year he'd be more restrained and more respectful of democratic institutions. Wrong. He's been worse. Read More

Israel’s Upcoming Elections
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Israel’s Upcoming Elections
2019-01-02 03:34:14
by Dan Cohen

Israelis will go to the polls to elect a new parliamentary government (The Knesset) and a Prime Minister on April 9. Unlike the US, it is not a binary choice between Democrat and Republican. Read More

Trump's Shutdown and the Economic Precipice
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Trump's Shutdown and the Economic Precipice
2018-12-24 21:00:37
by Robert B. Reich

I was in Bill Clinton's Cabinet when Newt Gingrich pulled the plug on the federal government in the mid-'90s. It wasn't a pretty picture. A long shutdown hurts millions of people who rely on government for services and paychecks. Read More

The Narc on the Shelf
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The Narc on the Shelf
2018-12-21 21:13:17
by The Narc on the Shelf

Thirteen years into this parenting gig I was pretty sure that I was acing low-key holiday parenting. Kids get something big-ish from us, modest things from Santa (equality, ya know), a few books, maybe an experience, but, most importantly NO ... Read More

Wall Is Irrelevant; There's So Much More We Could Do at the Border
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Wall Is Irrelevant; There's So Much More We Could Do at the Border
2018-12-21 21:00:39
by Mary Sanchez

Donald Trump should have realized that his presidential clout was weakening when a GoFundMe account became the leading source of funds for his long-desired "big, beautiful wall." The social media effort, started by an Iraq... Read More

Canada and Africa Caught in the Crossfire as US and China Trade Blows
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Canada and Africa Caught in the Crossfire as US and China Trade Blows
2018-12-18 00:39:50
by Rachel Marsden

The relationship between the U.S. and China is like a game of water polo: competitive yet relatively civil on the surface, but rife with scratching and groin-kicking underwater. A top executive of a Chinese telecommunications... Read More

What's Truly Terrifying About Trump's Private Transactions
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What's Truly Terrifying About Trump's Private Transactions
2018-12-17 00:32:39
by Robert B. Reich

Donald Trump has described the payments his bagman, Michael Cohen, made to two women during the 2016 campaign so they wouldn't discuss their alleged affairs with him as "a simple private transaction." Last week... Read More

After Reading Epstein's Victims' Account, How Does Labor Secretary Acosta Sleep at Night?
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After Reading Epstein's Victims' Account, How Does Labor Secretary Acosta Sleep at Night?
2018-12-16 00:44:15
by Carl Hiaasen

Stephen King himself would be challenged to invent a fictional villain as monstrous as Jeffrey Epstein, but Epstein is real. And, despite mountainous evidence of stomach-churning crimes, today he is free as a bird -- thanks to... Read More

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