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Ted Cruz's Obscene Idea of Christianity!

Marvin Meadors | Posted 04.20.2016 | Home
Marvin Meadors

Imagine for a moment if President Obama said he is a black man first and an American second. The right wing and many on the left would have shouted "radical" and "militant."

Republicans Believe in Small Government Right? Think Again!

Marvin Meadors | Posted 04.11.2016 | Home
Marvin Meadors

Republican's believe in small government, right? Republican presidential candidates usually want to eliminate three or more cabinet departments and sometimes they can even remember the names of the three they want eliminated.

Last Year Was Great For Feminism. Is A Backlash Coming?

Slate | Amanda Marcotte | Posted 01.07.2015 | Home

"It was a watershed year for women, and for feminism, as we refused to accept the pandemic of violence against women -- the rape, the murder, the beat...

Why You Can't Cook Your Way to a More Enjoyable Family Dinner

Charity Curley Mathews | Posted 11.12.2014 | Home
Charity Curley Mathews

It's so emotionally charged, this idea of making dinner. "Good moms" cook dinner, right? But when you don't feel appreciated in your own home, by your own people, it's so discouraging.

Why I'm So Annoyed by the Recent Debate Over Home Cooking

Bettina Elias Siegel | Posted 11.08.2014 | Home
Bettina Elias Siegel

Last week a debate over family dinner and home cooking erupted in the blogosphere -- and I'm here to tell you that just about everyone involved is ticking me off.

Why Monica Lewinsky's Tell-All Won't Hurt Hillary

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 05.08.2014 | Home

Monica Lewinsky is back in the news after writing an essay for Vanity Fair about her infamous affair with President Bill Clinton. Pundits are speculat...

Manufacturing Outrage: Learning from Sarah Palin and Martin Bashir

Chris Sosa | Posted 01.23.2014 | Home
Chris Sosa

Polemic sells. I've made a profit off it for years, and I'm not sorry. But while some of it may be thoughtful or amusing, we must recognize inflammatory speech as nothing more than a rhetorical vessel and stop allowing it to dominate our entire discourse.

Progressive Christians? A Response to "The Gospel of Selfishness in American Christianity"

Martha St Jean | Posted 01.23.2014 | Home
Martha St Jean

Those who abuse the Gospel and distort the truth may be publicly called out on the incongruence of their lives. For those of us who strive to walk in the steps of Christ -- please don't call us progressive; call us simply "Christians."

Free to Be ... Me: Why Do Other People's Choices Make Us So Cranky?

Ester Bloom | Posted 09.23.2012 | Home
Ester Bloom

Friends, this is very simple. If you don't want to go to other people's joyous ceremonies, don't go. If you don't want children, don't have them. If you don't want to get married, great! Save your money for retirement. I'm not judging you, so please do me the courtesy of not judging me.

More Equality, More Sex?

Posted 11.19.2011 | Home

A recent study takes an utterly unromantic look at sex and love, theorizing that they can be explained by a simple economic model: that sex is a resou...

Is It Grown Up to Ignore Politicians' Sex Lives?

Delia Lloyd | Posted 08.14.2011 | Home
Delia Lloyd

We interrupt our regularly scheduled broadcast to talk about a Congressional Member's... um... member. (And no, I don't think that's an original.)

Weekly Pulse: Japan's Nuclear Crisis Deepens

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger A second reactor unit at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in Japan may have ruptured, authorities...

Weekly Pulse: #DearJohn, Does Banning Abortion Trump Job Growth?

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

by Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger With millions of Americans out of work, House Republicans are focusing in on real priorities: decimat...

Transcending Ovaries: Toward Male Equality in the Abortion Debate

Jacob M. Appel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jacob M. Appel

In Florida's House of Representatives, Rep. Janet Long opposed a bill that would require women to pay for ultrasounds before an abortion, telling adversaries: "Stand down if you don't have ovaries."

Memo to Netroots: Stop Tearing Down Obama's VP Shortlist

Erik Ose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Erik Ose

If the left is ever going to get serious about winning elections, we need to stop insisting on 100% ideological purity from our candidates. News flash: politics is about assembling winning coalitions.