The institutions that are blocking progress have rallied over the past few months to defend two causes with very little popular support in the United States: rape and slavery. No, really.
With such heated discussion on the topic of sexual harassment, I asked two of the top experts, Barry Halote, Ph.D., and Allan Gerson, Ph.D., to weigh in on the issue.
I checked to make sure that the 30 Republican Senators who voted against Jamie Leigh Jones' anti-rape bill two weeks ago had wives and daughters. Mos...
Congress took two steps in recent days on animal issues, as part of its larger bills related to the Department of Defense and military spending.
Do the Senators against Al Franken's bill consciously support rape? Of course not. But their actions absolutely support a status quo in which rape and sexual violence flourish.
Conservatives -- or "Real Americans" -- are easily threatened, and view those outside their tribe with suspicion. Those outside their tribe don't deserve a lot: especially not the right to vote.
What will President Obama say in his Nobel Peace Prize lecture? Eleven possible quibbles, questions and quotations: you decide.
Al Franken offered the amendment because of a KBR employee, age 19, who was raped by a bunch of KBR workers in Iraq. After she was rescued, she was informed that she couldn't take KBR to court.
Angry books sell on emotion. That's why they'll always sell better than cooler, thoughtful books. It's also why they're soon forgotten.
Sen. Al Franken started his career as a comedian, but he's dead serious about the issue of net neutrality. Appearing Monday at the Future of Music pol...
The progressives and Blue Dogs are going to have a showdown. It is going to culminate not in statements to the press (or the lack thereof), not in some whispered whip count, but rather in a very public vote.
In the wake of the China tire-import decision, we have heard a lot of rhetoric falsely labeling it as the beginning of a trade war. It is not. Workers around the world are engaged in an effort to protect themselves.
As noted in the 'outliers' post, MyDD's Jonathan Singer flagged an odd inconsistency in a recent Rasmussen Reports survey of Minnesota. They asked lik...
David Von Drehle's article is a clinic for journalism students who wish to learn about faux balance, false equivalencies, straw men, and omissions of important facts.
Learning involves more than basic skills and regurgitating information. It requires higher-order skills and the capacity to digest, make sense of, and apply what we've been taught.