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Will Marshall: U.S. economy needs a lift from export-led growth
• Many liberals are still fighting the last war, specifically over NAFTA, he says
Will Marshall is the president of the Progressive Policy Institute. The views expressed are his own.
(CNN)Withstanding intense pressure from …Ron Wyden
An estimated 50,000 Americans are newly infected with HIV each year, CDC says
• Kevin Robert Frost: Syringe exchange programs save millions in HIV treatment costs
Kevin Robert Frost is chief executive officer at amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research. The views expressed are his …Government
It's not every day that a CEO voluntarily slashes his salary by 90% after reading an academic article.
Yet in the case of Dan Price, founder of Gravity Payments, that's exactly how it happened. After reading a study showing that for workers earning under $75,000 there's a strong connection between …Job Satisfaction
Robert Bates, 73, shot and killed a man while playing cops and robbers with real police.
Bates was a reserve deputy sheriff, which allowed him to "work full time jobs in the community and volunteer ... time in a myriad of events such as the Special Olympics and Tulsa State Fair," according to the …Policing
I see signs of a revolution everywhere.
I see it in the op-ed pages of the newspapers, and on the state ballots in nearly half the country. I see it in politicians who once preferred to play it safe with this explosive issue but are now willing to stake their political futures on it. I see the …Marijuana
Imagine this: A terrorist hacks into a commercial airplane from the ground, takes over the controls from the pilots and flies the plane into the ground. It sounds like the plot of some "Die Hard" reboot, but it's actually one of the possible scenarios outlined in a new Government Accountability …Security
The United States has gained much from its position as a space-faring nation. Indeed, U.S. access to space has provided incredible benefit to U.S. national security, defense and the economic well-being of the nation. And in order to effectively confront current and future conflicts, combat …Russia
Just before writing this column, I reached into the depths of my wallet, and in between the pilot licenses, I slid out a postage stamp-size certificate issued by the Federal Aviation Administration.
The certificate documents my successful completion of the DC Special Flight Rules Area, or SFRA, …Aeronautics
1. A restaurant in Nevada has a sign on its window, "No shirt, no shoes, no service." A person in a wheelchair comes into the restaurant with no shirt. The restaurant refuses him service.
LEGAL! A restaurant can refuse service based on a dress code, as long as it applies the same …Gender Equality
It is not hard to imagine the conversations inside the Hillary Clinton camp prelaunch: How do we take the best known woman in the world and make her seem like less of a big shot?
How can the people in Iowa and New Hampshire get to know the "real Hillary," the Midwestern Methodist? (As a friend told …New Hampshire
We want our killers to be kind. To walk into court and show remorse, tell us that they are really nice people who only did it because they feared for their lives, or they were temporarily insane. Even though those things may not be true, too often they are accepted as legitimate excuses for …Aaron Hernandez
Recently, Robert Kennedy Jr. was in Sacramento, California, to campaign against Senate Bill 227, which makes it harder for parents to opt out of vaccinations. In his remarks at an anti-vaccination movie screening, he decided to compare "vaccine-induced" autism to the Holocaust. He said, "They get …Autism
There is a special kind of hell reserved for the women who fall into the clutches of today's Jihadi fighters.
We are all familiar with the brutality of ISIS, the self-anointed Islamic State, or Boko Haram, the Nigerian terrorists who have pledged allegiance to ISIS.
This new wave of violent Islamist …Women's News
As humans, we're consumed by questions of happiness. We have been at least since we started writing literature, about 5,000 years ago.
As individuals, we typically start to think about happiness as adolescents, when we come to self-consciousness.
Happiness enters our consciousness anxiously. It …Happiness
With spring breaks concluding or starting -- depending on where you live in the world -- everyone seems to be taking travel photos. No longer are these photos shared days or weeks after a trip, but instead, they are often shared from the very tourist site they're taken from.
Instead of living in the …North America Travel
The viral video of an alleged gang rape in Panama City Beach, Florida, during spring break has everyone talking about the apparent crassness of onlookers who stood by as the alleged incident unfolded.
Predictably -- and appropriately -- there is a lot of hand-wringing about both crowd indifference …Spring Break
The outlines of a nuclear deal with Iran are in place. Unfortunately, it seems like too many in President Barack Obama's administration have forgotten that the only reason this terrorist-supporting state came to the negotiating table in the first place was because of tough sanctions imposed by the …Iran Nuclear Negotiations
It's no surprise which image is making the headlines from this week's gathering of leaders from nearly three dozen nations in Panama: A historic handshake between President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro. But this first meeting of Obama and Castro since they announced plans to start …Latin America
Les Abend: Fliers should know that Germanwings crash is anomaly; airlines have procedures for vetting pilots' fitness
• He says psych evaluations, medical exams, peer-oversight protocols keep such disasters rare
Les Abend is a Boeing 777 captain for a major airline with 30 years of …Airlines
16 high school students and 5 chaperones from Montoursville, Pa., were aboard TWA Flight 800 in 1996
• Haltern am See, Germany, lost 16 students and 2 teachers in Germanwings Flight 9525
• Jerry Upling: Communities can find healing by reaching out to others, but the journey is a long …
Experts suspect first officer Andreas Lubitz locked pilot out of the cockpit of plane
• Peter Garrison: Pilots don't exist on different moral plane than the rest of us, and the human mind is the blackest of boxes
Peter Garrison is a pilot and writes an accident-analysis column for …Aeronautics
Frida Ghitis: Desertion charges against Bowe Bergdahl revive questions: Was swap deal for him correct? What has his odyssey cost?
• She says swap may have sent dangerous message to America's enemies, cost American lives. Still, retrieving U.S. soldier was right call
Frida Ghitis is a …Bowe Bergdahl
Goldstone: U.S. policy of drone-bombing al Qaeda terrorists ignores need to build social stability
• He says country now in chaos, virtually ungoverned and vulnerable to jihadist elements
Jack A. Goldstone is a fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and Hazel …Middle East
Six months ago, 43 students from Ayotzinapa College in Mexico disappeared
• Erika Guevara Rosas: It is outrageous that Mexican authorities have not found them
Erika Guevara Rosas is director of the Americas at Amnesty International. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely …Mexico
Like Angelina Jolie, Allison Gilbert had two preventive cancer surgeries to remove her ovaries and fallopian tubes and later her breasts
• Gilbert:Jolie's disclosure about her surgeries has brought needed attention to this surgical option for carriers of insidious BRCA1 gene
Allison …Angelina Jolie
Roxanne Jones: Ballplayer called Mo'ne Davis slut in a tweet. She graciously asked his college to reinstate him after he was kicked from team
• Jones: Black girls conditioned from young age by culture and even family to accept being called over-sexualized names
• She says it's hurtful, …
Ruben Navarette: Critics are too quick to dismiss Ted Cruz's chances
• He says the Texas senator might get more support from Hispanic voters than many people think
Ruben Navarrette is a CNN contributor and a nationally syndicated columnist with the Washington Post Writers Group. Follow …Ted Cruz
Eric Zillmer: It's hard to predict or prevent tragedies like the Germanwings crash
• He says German airlines should consider more rigorous psychological screening and testing for pilots
Dr. Eric A. Zillmer is the Pacifico professor of neuropsychology at Drexel University and the …Mind
Vladimir Putin lies. Blatantly. Publicly. And, apparently, without chagrin. But a year since the annexation of Crimea, what does that mean for the West's ability to deal with him regarding Ukraine?
In February 2014, "little green men" -- the Ukrainian term for professional soldiers wearing Russian …Russia