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Anthony Weiner: Metaphor for How Sexual Selfishness Destroyed the Left's Agenda

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 08.07.2011 | Politics
Frank Schaeffer

The Left won the culture wars. Porn is everywhere, and sex is deregulated. But so is Wall Street. Maybe it's time to re-regulate Wall Street and the banks, and reintroduce something shocking to progressive sensibilities -- a few taboos.

An American Prophet (Chris Hedges) Is Vindicated

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Schaeffer

If Jesus ever actually showed up in America it would be our "Christians" who would shout him down -- if, that is, he talked about peace and the horror of an imperial nation addicted to war.

Chris Hedges, Huffington, and the Taste of Truth

Alison Rose Levy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Alison Rose Levy

In his current blog in TruthDig, Chris Hedges comments on the Huffington Post's recent purchase by AOL, critiquing Huffington for pioneering the new i...

Echoes From Gettysburg: How Americans Embrace Incivility And Ignore The Poor

Richard T. Hughes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Richard T. Hughes

In this second post in a three-part series on civility and the common good, we hear the voices of the two African Americans who gathered at the diner that day.

Fabricated Myths About War

Malou Innocent | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Malou Innocent

In these heady days of the holiday season, while you're buying your niece or nephew that last stocking stuffer or cavorting with co-workers at the annual holiday party, keep this striking image of war in mind.

The F Word: Ask, Tell, Don't Kill

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

Last Thursday, 131 demonstrators -- many of them veterans -- were arrested outside of the White House, protesting war.

Stupid Politics From a Smart Administration

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

The Democratic Party lost its spine the moment it decided to cash in on corporate political money. If we don't reverse Citizens United and get the money out of our political system, progressive causes don't stand a chance.

Pessimism Porn

Anis Shivani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Anis Shivani

Chris Hedges's new book, The Death of the Liberal Class (Nation Books, November, 2010) exemplifies the limits of the liberal elite in critiquing itsel...

Anis Shivani: The Most Anticipated Books For The Rest Of 2010

Anis Shivani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Anis Shivani

From important new fiction by Jonathan Franzen and Yiyun Li to penetrating critiques of the current political situation by Matt Taibbi and Chris Hedges, there is a lot to look forward to from publishers at all levels for the rest of the summer and the fall.

"What Are You Reading?" Asked the LA Times Festival of Books

Linda Milazzo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Linda Milazzo

In a city known for its Hollywood glitz and climate-friendly outdoor living, what many don't know about Los Angeles is how much it reveres its book festival.

Chris Hedges and the Left-Wing Attack on Liberals, Liberalism, and Barack Obama

Michael J.W. Stickings | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael J.W. Stickings

Yes, we liberals could and should be doing a lot more, and a lot better, but there's no reason we shouldn't be proud of our accomplishments, encouraged by our successes, and dedicated to our principles.

The 10 Best Books of 2009

Anis Shivani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Anis Shivani

Anis Shivani picks his top 10 books for 2009.

What are the Wounds of War?

Lloyd I. Sederer, MD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lloyd I. Sederer, MD

Support for American soldiers is strong, though I have heard from military personnel that there are still moments when war returnees are vilified as soldiers, their being mistaken for war itself.

Believing We Can Build a Caring Economy

Dave Belden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dave Belden

What are we facing, doom or possibility of transformation? My reputation is for seeing the glass half full.

As the New Year Begins, Issues to Think More Deeply About

Danny Schechter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Danny Schechter

The New Year may be here but last year's problems and crimes have stuck to our shoes and we can't seem to scrape them off. This was the least festive...

Dead Children In School Uniforms In Gaza City: A Nagging Thought About 'Collateral Damage'

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jesse Kornbluth

I wish I could parse the politics and figure out where I stand on this shiny new conflict, but I'm stuck on its opening act.

The Perfect Test That the Chicago Tribune Failed

Henryk A. Kowalczyk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Henryk A. Kowalczyk

Over his long business career, Sam Zell has undoubtedly many times smirked at those who have reported failures whilst claiming, "It was not my fault." Now, Zell may well be smirking into the mirror.

Chris Hedges, Barack Obama and Psychological Evolution

Stephen C. Rose | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Stephen C. Rose

Chris Hedges is the author of War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning and American Fascists: The Christian Right and the War On America. Recently Hedges...