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Where Do You Stand? Where Do We Fall?

Joanna Perry-Folino | Posted 03.02.2014 | Politics
Joanna Perry-Folino

Mike McCarthy, political commentator and a friend of mine on Facebook, wrote this a few days ago: By mid century the society of this country will b...

"They'll Kill Us Before They Feed Us!"

Richard Greener | Posted 07.23.2013 | Politics
Richard Greener

"They'll kill us before they feed us." That's what an old friend once told me. Know it or not, like it or not -- we're screwed. Yes, he was talking ...

Information Age Populism

Harry Boyte | Posted 02.03.2013 | College
Harry Boyte

On November 27, in the midst of arguments about taxes and the debt, another debate took place in Washington. This one involved two political traditions eclipsed in recent years, now stirring again to life: civil society conservatism and progressively-inclined populism.

On Manufacturing, Ryan is Following the Wrong Founding Father

Ro Khanna | Posted 10.14.2012 | Politics
Ro Khanna

His ideas have formed the basis of the American economic system. The question is whether Congressman Paul Ryan is willing to embrace the role of government that Hamilton advocated?

What Columbus Must Have Worried About

Frank A. Weil | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank A. Weil

When Columbus set sail for what turned out to be our shores in 1492, he was not altogether sure whether or when he was going to see dry land again. So what does that have to do with today's world? A lot.

Welcome to the United States of Dystopia

Andrew Reinbach | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andrew Reinbach

There's firewood stacked under the whole idea of America -- a place where you're judged by what you can do, not by who your grandparents were. And the worst part is, this has nothing to do with left/right politics.

Jobs: Bail Out States, Yes or No?

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dave Johnson

In this recession shortfalls at the state level -- and resulting job cuts -- can cancel out federal job-creation efforts. If we want to get out of the recession, we need those jobs!

Budget Hawks Flying Backwards

Jeff Faux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Faux

The Senate may create a commission to impose fiscal austerity on the Federal government -- but before the government decides how to pay for the future, it first needs to determine what kind of future the country needs.

Conscious Capitalism: Taking Actions That Are Good for Self, Others and the Entire World

James Arthur Ray | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Arthur Ray

The heavy lifting has just begun and there is no such thing as a quick fix.