Allvoices writing contest for the 2011-2012 holiday season

Since 2011 was so bad it's grounded for 2012

Posted by: taotesign

Richmond :: CA :: USA | Dec 30, 2011 | green-news

The Earth is a very special place. A great place to settle down and grow things. Things here do not grow on other planets. The moon is so big and perfectly situated no scientist has figured out how it came...
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What the Right Taught Me in 2011

Posted by: Lori Pendleton

New York City :: NY :: USA | Dec 28, 2011 | funny-news

By any standard, 2011 was a monumental year. We got a little closer to winning the war on terror, an entire region that seemed doomed to eternal tyranny started fighting back, and 99% of the world's citizens finally acted out...
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5 Shocking Sex Scandals of 2011 and their impact on our political and social landscape

Posted by: VeronicaS

Syracuse :: NY :: USA | Dec 27, 2011 | disasters-news

2011 had its share of shocking sex scandals, from the political and international high-powered to the hallowed halls of higher learning and sports. The media frenzy was widespread and some cases are still unfolding as I type. Representative Anthony Weiner...
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The 2012 wish list

Posted by: curtiswahlberg

Lake Forest :: CA :: USA | Dec 26, 2011 | humanitarian-news

What is it that we’ll most need in this New Year? Might it be a new generation of our favorite electronic device? Few would probably make that argument. Might it be the passage of a particular piece of legislation? That...
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Year-End Celebration of Weird Science

Posted by: Bea_Shaylee_Sayers

San Francisco :: CA :: USA | Dec 24, 2011 | technology-news

Did you know that some fish are scared of their own reflections? Aren’t you relieved that there’s no evidence of contagious yawning in the red-footed tortoise? Would you like to know how impaired is your attention and concentration when having...
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2012: The Year of the Great Secession

Posted by: Lori Pendleton

Washington :: DC :: USA | Dec 23, 2011 | political-news

President Obama took one beating after another from the Republican Party, which had taken over the House of Representatives in an unholy alliance with the Tea Party, but he ended the year with a resounding victory over both. Not only...
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Countdown to 2012 Apocalypse hysteria: Are you a believer? (Video)

Posted by: VeronicaS

New York City :: NY :: USA | Dec 22, 2011 | disasters-news

Movies, television series, books, conspiracy theories, websites, million-dollar catastrophe-proof settlements and bunkers all lead to one highly controversial topic: 2012 apocalypse and surviving it.Are you a believer in the much-hyped Mayan end-of-world doomsday scenario many ascribe...
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2012 prediction: How Republicans hand Obama victory in the 2012 presidential elections

Posted by: itobin53

Washington :: DC :: USA | Dec 21, 2011 | political-news

If ever there was a political scheme that was destined to fail, it may be the Republican coup to unseat President Barack Obama in the 2012 elections. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell was the first to publically admit that his...
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Turn Off That Damn Christmas Music!

Posted by: Lori Pendleton

New York City :: NY :: USA | Dec 19, 2011 | funny-news

I can already imagine some of you cringing in your seats. What kind of monster doesn't like Christmas music? Who doesn't swoon when Bing Crosby is belting "White Christmas" over the sound system? Who doesn't chuckle when "Grandma Got Run...
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The land of the free...a memory?

Posted by: PaulaCLibes

Mercer Island :: WA :: USA | Dec 15, 2011 | political-news

On the Saturday before Thanksgiving, Long Island sparkled with sunshine and the air, an unseasonable 52 degrees, felt gentle. I was in New York with my younger son visiting famly. Meanwhile the political climate was far from gentle. At 1am...
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5 things In 2011 that lasted longer than Kim Kardashian's marriage

Posted by: Caitlin Tadlock

New York City :: NY :: USA | Dec 14, 2011 | entertainment-news

In 2011, Kim Kardashian spent and made millions of dollars off of her famously televised wedding to Kris Humphries. The engagement and wedding planning played out on E! network's Keeping Up With The Kardashian's. The wedding was a separate entity...
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Political satire, when gaffes gives us laughs: 2011's funny side of serious and 2012's promised punchlines

Posted by: VeronicaS

New York City :: NY :: USA | Dec 12, 2011 | funny-news

They say laughter is the best medicine and I tend to agree. Comedians have helped us through many a rough patch, pouring humor over raw wounds like a soothing salve, dulling the edges of national pain like no other medium...
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2011: The Year What Began It All

Posted by: Benjamin Burton Jr.

Atlanta :: GA :: USA | Dec 12, 2011 | your-story

Atlanta --- A year ago, by the reckoning of Arthur C. Clarke, we should've made contact with an alien intelligence. A vastly superior alien intelligence. Well, if we have, that intelligence has chosen to reveal itself only to a select...
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2012 – Unlocking the doors to Moon, Mars and beyond

Posted by: prabirghose

Los Angeles :: CA :: USA | Dec 11, 2011 | technology-news

The prediction for 2012, as far a space travel is concerned can be summed up by a few words – all nations will try to unlock the doors that lead to the Moon, Mars and beyond. Days of fantasizing would...
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Top 15 milestone events of 2011 and its cascading effect in 2012

Posted by: Nina Rai

Cambridge :: United Kingdom | Dec 10, 2011 | your-story

Article By: Nina Rai Date: 10 Dec., 2011: 2011 may have whizzed past almost in a jiffy but it has left behind in its wake huge challenges which ought to be dealt with head-on in 2012. It has been a...
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