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Rock Band OAR Asks America to Open Up Your Arms -- and Focus on What Matters

Paul Rieckhoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Rieckhoff

With the noise clogging the media landscape, it's hard to get the public to pay attention to anything important. Fortunately, some extremely talented musicians are working to change that.

Ryan Grim

After Ripping Clinton And McCain, Obama Embraces Their Policies

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In an interview with The Washington Post on Tuesday, President Barack Obama challenged his critics to identify any "gap" between what he campaigned ...

Build, Don't Destroy in Afghanistan: An Open Letter to President Obama

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Wallis

Already, thousands of our readers have signed a letter and contacted the White House urging a new way forward in Afghanistan. I encourage you to read it and to endorse this message if you have not done so already.

Winning Online: 10 Tips for 2010 Campaigns

Matt Dunn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Matt Dunn

The political world is in a state of confusion right now because technology is accelerating everything. Election Day 2010 is one year away. It's time for campaigns to start gearing up.

Kyl Hit with Local Ads Showing His No-Need-For-Maternity-Care Statement

Dawn Teo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dawn Teo

Yesterday, the DNC announced that Kyl would be focused in its "Call 'Em Out" campaign and released a web video attacking Kyl for engaging in fear-mongering and lies.

U2's Music and Mission and My Kid's First Rock Concert

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jim Wallis

What I love about a U2 concert, headlined by the Irish tenor with the sunglasses, is how it achieves such a powerful combination of art and social justice, music and message; and all with such fun.

GOP Candidate Raffles Off AK-47 At Rally In S.C.

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

GREENVILLE, S.C. — A candidate to be South Carolina's next National Guard leader skipped the fiery speeches for firepower, launching his campaig...

Pray for Glenn Beck

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

Beck's predictions that health care reform would lead to government bureaucrats euthanizing people like his daughter are dead wrong, but we at Sojournors agree with Glenn on this point: God is the giver of life.

The Happiest Day

Lucia Brawley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lucia Brawley

November 4 was the happiest day life, so far. I imagine Inauguration Day may feel at least as good. 21 months ago, I felt like Cassandra in The Aenei...

Charlie Crist: God Kept Hurricanes Away From Florida

Talking Points Memo | Eric Kleefeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Gov. Charlie Crist (R-FL) is really taking his appeals to the state's religious right to a new level, in his campaign for Senate. Town Hall reports t...

Afghan Women Train for the Trail

Gayle Tzemach Lemmon | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Gayle Tzemach Lemmon

Of the nearly 3200 candidates running for Provincial Councils in Afghanistan, 328 are female. The idea is to help women run for and win office, and to grow the ranks of women serving in government.

Sarah Palin, Preparing to Run

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

After reading Palin's interview in Runner's World, I doubt she'll be off the political stage anytime soon. A presidential campaign is a long race that requires a lot of endurance.

Reading The Pictures: Palin Proud To Be Trash

Michael Shaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Shaw

2009-07-05-sarahp.jpgIf you haven't seen this before, it's because the image, like Palin herself, is radioactive.

Obama's Economic Misfits Finally Get It

Robert Scheer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert Scheer

According to Summers and Geithner, the Obama plan to be revealed today promises that all derivatives dealers will be "subject to supervision, and regulators will be empowered to enforce rules against manipulation and abuse."

Gays To Obama: "If Not Now, When?"

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The political reality is that -- especially for contentious issues -- there is a very small window for presidents to get things done.

Will Zoe Loefgrin Vote $108 Billion For European Banks While California Goes Bankrupt?

Jane Hamsher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jane Hamsher

How will Loefgin justify giving $108 billion in loan guarantees to European banks while her own state goes bankrupt? How will anybody?

The Obama Revolution

Alan Kennedy-Shaffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alan Kennedy-Shaffer

The Obama Revolution is more than a revolution of policy proposals, campaign decisions, and lofty rhetoric. It is a revolution in the way we think about ourselves and act on our convictions.

"Once Again" in Darfur

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Wallis

"Never again" has turned into "once again," and history repeats itself with genocide in Darfur.

I won't eat while Zimbabwe starves

Kumi Naidoo | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Kumi Naidoo

On Wednesday, I chose to have my last meal for 21 days. I will only drink water, in solidarity with the people of Zimbabwe, who are being forced to fast involuntarily.

Obama's Lesson on Campaign Finance

Jim Jaffe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Jaffe

If you don't have enough friends to donate their time or money to help elect you, it is extremely unlikely that you'll later have enough friends to vote you into office.

The Day I Learned Obama was not Mine Alone

Michelle Haimoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michelle Haimoff

Perhaps because we perceived Obama's victory as a long shot, we all somehow convinced ourselves that the involvement of each and every one of us was indispensable to the man's success.

Changing the Image of Religion: The New Faith Coalition

Jim Wallis | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jim Wallis

The day after the inauguration, I will be joining religious leaders at the National Prayer Service for our new president. I will pray that this new era can change the image of religion in our country.

Inaugurate This: Waiting for Barack Obama

Danny Schechter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Danny Schechter

We want to mark a historical moment by investing hopes and hearts in Barack Obama's triumph, by hoping that change is coming and that he will and can heal a troubled world.

12 Top News Year's Resolutions for the Republican Party

Francesca Biller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Francesca Biller

First, I will never, ever, ever again pick a running mate just because she or he is "hot" and makes me want to say "You Betcha" even though my Viagra prescription has expired.

Don't Turn Obama Into Blair

Indra Adnan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Indra Adnan

Too many people in the UK remember the hope and subsequent betrayal of New Labour's victory in 1997 when Tony Blair metamorphosed from Bambi to Terminator in his first term.