Amy Frieder
Amy Frieder
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Meet the Man Who is Literally Running to the End Of the World

Joseph Michael Kai-tsu Liu Roqueni is running from Canada to the tip of Argentina, and here's why.

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6 Reasons Why We Should Pay More Attention to County Government

Take a quick break from talking about the foibles of Washington and consider following local government a little more closely. It's where the real differences are made.
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This is What Congress is Doing About the Controversial Voting Rights Act

Last week, the Senate and House Judiciary Committees held hearings regarding what needs to be done in the aftermath of the Shelby County v. Holder decision.

10 Things That Also Happened On July 4th

This 4th of July we won't only be celebrating our independence.
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Supreme Court 2013: Will Voting Rights and Gay Marriage Ever Be Back at the Court?

Panelists at the Center for American Progress discuss the 2012-2013 Supreme Court term and what its decisions mean for the progressive community and all Americans.
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Why Students Around the World Are Protesting the Gap

After factory fires and the Rana Plaza collapse that killed thousands, students and union members pressure Gap to improve safety conditions.

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Minimum Wage: The Minimum Wage Turns 75, and Republicans Are Still Being Party Poopers

On the anniversary of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938, we still cannot agree on the employment effects of the minimum wage after 75 years.

Gay Rights Have Soared Under the Obama Administration

Marriage equality in several states and the repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell aren't the only positive developments that LGBT Americans have seen since Obama took office.

Gay Rights 2013: LGBT People Should Be a Protected Civil Rights Group

It's time to ban discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
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Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs Hearing: Lots Of Talk About Increased Benefits, But Can the VA Pull It Off?

At the latest Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs hearing, senators met to propose a variety of increased benefits for former servicemen. But can the VA actually provide them?
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Why North Korea Really Hates Us

In the midst of escalating tensions between North Korea and the U.S., it's important to consider why North Koreans hate us in the first place

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Why Does North Korea Hate the U.S.?

Tensions between the United States and North Korea have recently escalated quite dramatically. But why?
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Why "Israeli Apartheid Week" is a Misleading Protest

Although Israel institutes some questionable measures in the West Bank, pro-Palestinian activists' eager comparison of Israel to the conditions in apartheid South Africa is grossly misleading
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Why Europe Isn't the Women's Rights Paradise You Think

Women's issues are prevalent in the media regarding the women of the U.S. and other parts of the world, but what about Europe?
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Why it Makes Sense For the US to Intervene In Syria

Taking more action in Syria would not only help curve a humanitarian crisis but also serve U.S. interests.
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Israel Palestine Conflict: Why Netanyahu Will Benefit From the Gaza Conflict

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was set to win before the latest violence between Israel and Gaza, and he will most likely still win.

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Israel Hamas Conflict: Gaza Strip Retaliation is Killing Civilians, As well As a Two State Solution

The IDF can call killing Hamas military chief Ahmed Jabari a success .... until Hamas promotes someone else as their new military commander, and comes full force killing Israelis for retribution.
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China Elections: As Xi Jinping Rises to Power, the US Should Avoid China Bashing At All Costs

It's temping to vilify China as a currency manipulator, but President Obama can not damage valuable trade relations if he wants to grow our damaged economy.
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FARC and the Peace Process in Colombia: Lets Try This Again

In peace negotiations this week, Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos must not concede to drug-trafficking terrorist organization FARC; he must concede to the rule of law.