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The 22, With 22, For The 22

Every day 22 servicemen and women who served in the American armed forces commit suicide, and that's just the tip of the iceberg. It's tragic that people who have volunteered to serve our country commit suicide sometimes as a resultShow More Summary

Moms Are Committed to Doing 'Whatever It Takes?' to End This Scourge That Threatens Our Families

Just hours after his daughter Alison, a Virginia reporter, was shot and killed on live television, Andy Parker passionately spoke out against the gun lobby and our nation's lax gun laws. And he is determined to fight until we see change in this country. Show More Summary

Market crashes and Migration Linked by Hot Money Flows

The collapse in stock markets and the surge in the number of refugees flooding into Europe captured August's headlines. There are many underlying causes for each phenomenon, but they are linked. Unprecedented flows of hot, or illicit, money are damaging most economies. Show More Summary

China's Stock Market Mess Belies Bigger Problems for the United States

The recent cratering of the Chinese stock market left some scars on our 401(k) plans and dominated recent headlines. Some called it a correction. I tend to think of it as another glimpse into the crazy house-of-cards economy in China. Earlier...Show More Summary

Tales From a Camp For Extraordinary Kids

This article is part of an on-going original series written by Caitlyn Jenner for WhoSay called "The Real Me," which explores issues and people in the LGBT community. Hi friends! Not too long ago I had the honor of visiting a very special place called Camp Aranu'tiq. Show More Summary

Real Men Don't Need the NRA

"Guns don't kill people. People kill people." This absurd gun rights excuse has been offered again in the wake of the highly publicized and utterly horrifying murders of a television reporter and cameraman in Virginia. Offensive NRA propaganda aside, I'll concede that the problem is indeed that people kill people. Show More Summary

Still Reeling: 10 Years After Katrina and My Journey to Biloxi

Biloxi as I saw it a few days after the Katrina. I watched the world shake and tumble on TV. Exactly 10 years ago today, as the people of New Orleans and Biloxi sought safety from Hurricane Katrina, I sat watching their plight, transfixed. Show More Summary

Millennials Split Over Clinton Emails

By Jordan Stephen For liberals, it is a broken record. For conservatives, it is proof of deceit. For the candidate, it is nothing but a headache. Try as she may, Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton cannot shake the controversy over her use of a personal email account during her tenure as Secretary of State. Show More Summary

Comparing Bernie Sanders To Donald Trump, Like Comparing Apples To Oranges

Pro-Hillary Senator Claire McCaskill and Trump advocate Roger Stone made headlines for comparing Donald Trump to Bernie Sanders. "Both these candidates are outsiders, both these candidates are non-establishment candidates," Stone told CNN. Show More Summary

Vaudeville or Tragedy

Vaudeville and tragedy -- the two ways of experiencing American presidential elections. Entertainment for sure. The slapstick of Donald Trump, the antic comedy of the 17, the pratfalls of Jeb!, Hillary's self-caricatures. Tragedy inShow More Summary

Shootings, Guns and Public Opinion

Last week the country was shocked by the on-air shooting of a reporter and cameraman - shocked, but perhaps not surprised. Gun violence has become an all-too-common part of the news, and after each incident, a debate erupts over gun control. Show More Summary

Are Guns America's Biggest Problem?

I grew up with guns. Country guns. Shotguns..45s and.38s and beer cans on fence posts. That was back before public gun violence became a daily routine. If somebody got shot, it was a drug deal or domestic violence. There were guns all around me, practically under my pillow, and nobody got hurt. Show More Summary

Katrina: Why Legal Advocates Are Crucial for Victims of Disaster

The hurricane that hit the Gulf Coast ten years ago was one of the most destructive natural disasters in U.S. history. Hurricane Katrina displaced over one million people, caused over $100 billion in damage, and killed more than 1,800. Show More Summary

On Being 'Serious' About Reform

There is an extraordinary number of Americans who feel passionately about Bernie Sanders. They should. As I wrote when I launched an exploratory campaign to be a "referendum president,": Sanders is a rare hero among politicians. Throughout his career, he has been unwavering in his advocacy for the issues he believes in, however unpopular. Show More Summary

Trump v. Eisenhower: No Experience Needed

Quick: How many Presidents held no previous elected office? Four. Two war hero generals, Grant and Eisenhower ( Washington was an elected Delegate to the First Continental Congress). Two one-termers, Taft and Hoover. All Republicans. Comes now the Donald. Show More Summary

Save Us From Canada!

Scott Walker has boldly gone where no GOP candidate has gone before. He wants to wall us off from the true international menace we've been ignoring for years: Canada. He thinks building a wall along the 5,000+ mile border we have with Canada is an idea worth considering. Show More Summary

Washington-Tehran Embassies? Khamenei's Private and Public Views on the U.S.

Thanks to the recently established nuclear deal, which was struck in July between the six world powers (P5+1) and the Islamic Republic, other European countries (including France, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, etc.) are now rushing to restore their relationships or further strengthen their economic and geopolitical ties with Iran. Show More Summary

Why a Biden Run Is Straight Out of 'Peanuts'

The Village of Punditry is decorated like a child's party. But the balloons, instead of saying "Happy Birthday" are instead stamped with the word, "Trial" and have the picture of Vice President Joe Biden. May I have a pin, please? If...Show More Summary

Do You Support the Iran Deal? A Flowchart

If you are not sure where you stand on the Iran deal, I made a handy flowchart to help you figure it out. Originally appeared on Bold Type magazine. Nathan Gonzalez, Ph.D., is a fellow with the Truman National Security Project and founding editor of Nortia Press. Show More Summary

60 Years in Journalism: Debates, Then and Now

There have been election years in the past when the roster of candidates, generally in the party out of power, has been derisively referred to as the front-runner and the seven dwarfs. This year, the number of Republicans contestingShow More Summary

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