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McCain in Memphis: Straight Talk or Double Talk?

Gerald McEntee | Posted 04.04.2017 | Politics
Gerald McEntee

Senator McCain admits that he was wrong in the past. He should, of course, be ashamed of his record, which includes far more than just a vote against a national holiday for Dr. King.

Parsing HB-2's Bathroom Babble

Harold Lloyd | Posted 02.15.2017 | Politics
Harold Lloyd

The toothless babble of HB-2 "protects" no one other than perhaps employers whose employees have more restricted rights as a result. Let's repeal this political mess that backfired on McCrory and will backfire on Berger and Moore as well if we don't move on.

Irish American Apologists For Trump's Visa Ban Should Know Better

Brian Dooley | Posted 02.03.2017 | Politics
Brian Dooley

It’s hard to hear members of Congress with Irish heritage support President Trump’s executive order on immigration smearing whole communities base...

Philadelphians Channel Martin Luther King Jr. And March For A Better America

Karthika Swamy Cohen | Posted 01.19.2017 | Politics
Karthika Swamy Cohen

It was a cold January morning in Philadelphia -- though it felt warm. The country has seen several bleak weeks in the aftermath of one of the most u...

Spurs' Popovich a Nice Antidote For Trumpism

Ken Reed | Posted 01.17.2017 | Sports
Ken Reed

As unbelievable as it still seems, Donald Trump is about to become our president. At a time when progressive thinking seems seriously threatened, it'...

The March On Washington: Mr. Trump We're Coming For You!

Dawn Q Landau | Posted 01.17.2017 | Fifty
Dawn Q Landau

I can't help but think that while so much damage is already done, it will only escalate, and we as a country will face humiliating laser focus from around the world.

Atheists Should Attack Muslims, Not Christmas, Says CO Springs Radio Host

Jason Salzman | Posted 12.14.2016 | Denver
Jason Salzman

In a ironic twist, a billboard promoting atheism has prompted a Colorado Springs radio host to attack the religion of Islam. Demonstrating the same b...

The Real Fear That Elected Donald Trump

David Ropeik | Posted 12.09.2016 | Politics
David Ropeik

Across their demographic differences, Trump's voters were motivated by the deep fear that eats at all of us when we don't feel like we control what's happening to us.

Advent In 2016: Not Normal, Not Now, Not To Come

Jim Wallis | Posted 12.02.2016 | Religion
Jim Wallis

Faith leaders shouldn’t predict elections. But our Sojourners team can tell you that when Donald Trump announced he was running for president, I tho...

4 Questions To Ask Before Wearing A Safety Pin

Gleb Tsipursky | Posted 12.02.2016 | Politics
Gleb Tsipursky

Caption: Image of safety pin with words superimposed "You are safe with me. I stand beside you." (Safety Pin, Snopes) Are you among the many Americ...

In Trump Era, What To Do about Bigots on Colorado Talk Radio?

Jason Salzman | Posted 12.01.2016 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Bigotry toward Muslims is part of the hot air on some Colorado talk-radio shows, so much so that you get inured to it and kind of accept it. But now ...

Falling Back In Love With A Country I Don't Recognize

Nick Gregory | Posted 12.02.2016 | Politics
Nick Gregory

The epilogue to an awful election I used to proudly claim that I am a resident of the nation’s high five, but now I feel like my home state of Michi...

Asking Trump Voters, Does Truthfulness Matter?

Andy Schmookler | Posted 11.30.2016 | Politics
Andy Schmookler

This piece will be appearing in newspapers in my conservative congressional district (VA-06). Liberals are debating how to understand the millions of...

The Opposition To Donald Trump Is About More Than Politics

Farrah Alexander | Posted 11.29.2016 | Politics
Farrah Alexander

I will also be vigilant and vow to hold Trump accountable, while demanding the same of our congressional representatives. Dissent is a fundamentally patriotic act. I intend to exercise my constitutional right to stand against Trump when and if he sanctions something that conflicts with the values that truly make America great.

We Weren't Living in a Fool's Paradise. America Has Changed.

Andy Schmookler | Posted 11.27.2016 | Politics
Andy Schmookler

In a strong post-election piece titled "Farewell, America," on, Neil Gabler wrote this: If there is a single sentence that characterize...

We Are The Un-United States Of America

Shantell Yasmine Abeydeera | Posted 11.22.2016 | Queer Voices
Shantell Yasmine Abeydeera

Last week, the majority of voters across this great nation were accosted. They were accosted by painful and frightening facts. The fact is, Donald Tru...

What Parents Are Telling Their Daughters After The Election

Dorian de Wind | Posted 11.16.2016 | Parents
Dorian de Wind

In the days after Donald Trump was elected to be the next U.S. president, many fathers and mothers racked their brains and dug deep into their psyche trying to explain to their sons and daughters how America selected a racist, sexist bully as our next president.

Donald Trump and Hate in America

William S. Becker | Posted 11.16.2016 | Politics
William S. Becker

This is the first in a series of posts exploring some of the things that must change in government and society to fix America, including the deep divi...

Tell Us They're Not Expressing You, Mr. President-Elect

Andy Schmookler | Posted 11.16.2016 | Politics
Andy Schmookler

This piece, written over the weekend, has run in newspapers in my conservative congressional district (VA-06). In a note after the column, I will sa...

Not Going To Get Over It

Em Powers Hunter | Posted 11.15.2016 | Politics
Em Powers Hunter

I can teach my students to think critically, question, participate, care, and create a better world. I can share inspiration and truth that will cut through rhetoric and deception. Words have good and bad ways.

President-Elect Trump: A Gift?

John Fullerton | Posted 11.14.2016 | Business
John Fullerton

The "great change" we must usher in was not happening before. It was not going to happen under Hillary Clinton.

This Morning Feels Like September 12, 2001

Domenick Scudera | Posted 11.09.2016 | Queer Voices
Domenick Scudera

More than half of the country voted for Donald Trump. This makes me feel unsafe. As unsafe as I felt on September 12, 2001.

Remembering The First Time I Took Note Of A Racial Epithet

PK Read | Posted 11.03.2016 | Fifty
PK Read

I was eight the first time I took conscious note of a racial epithet. The year was 1970, the speaker was a friend of my stepfather's, and he was talking about an African-American man he had encountered earlier that day.

What Standard are We Letting the Politicians Set?

Kylie Dunn | Posted 11.01.2016 | Politics
Kylie Dunn

We need to care more about the standard we are allowing our politicians to set for our society. When we allow them to make hateful, bigoted, ill-infor...

Minimizing The Legacy Of Donald J. Trump

David Coates | Posted 10.27.2016 | Politics
David Coates

Sadly, getting Donald Trump out of our lives is likely to be far more difficult an operation than simply voting him down as president in November.