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Governor Palin, Did You Mean Community Organizers Like Jesus?

TJ Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
TJ Williams

We asked ourselves, "Does Sarah Palin, who claims to be a Christian, even understand the Bible?" If she did, she would realize that the Old Testament prophets John the Baptist, the Apostles and even Jesus himself, functioned as community organizers.

Regardless of Who Wins the Election, Start Teaching Your Kids Mandarin

Christopher Ingram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christopher Ingram

Voters don't want change. When the American voting public goes to the polls and re-elects the same bunch of losers to Congress year after year, they should expect to get more of the same.

Clearing Up Political Confusion

Ari Bendersky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ari Bendersky

Every so often an email chain letter comes my way that is actually interesting. This isn't about saving Sesame Street from NEA funding cuts, but this email I just received was too good to not share.

Community Organizing Experience v. Executive Experience

Norman MacAfee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Norman MacAfee

As we seek to find ways for our bloodied world to live in peace, we will need people who can build the community of nations.

Community Organizing on Skid Row Isn't So Easy

Samantha Page | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Samantha Page

According to Palin, being "a small-town mayor is sort of like a "community organizer," except that you have actual responsibilities." But when asked about his day-to-day, L.A. community organizer "General Jeff" quipped back: "There isn't enough paper in the world to list everything I do."

Daughter Dearest: You'll Never Be Vice-President

Marc Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Marc Cooper

Here you are at age 25 with what your Mom and I thought was a solid education, and you're but a common community organizer. Let me count the ways we did you wrong.

SAT Question for Sarah Palin (Hint: Think MLK)

Elizabeth Austin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Elizabeth Austin

A community organizer is like a mayor, except ...

Community Organizers Behind Every Great Movement

Jonah Lalas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jonah Lalas

Organizers have a responsibility not only to themselves or the communities they work in, but to the greater struggle for justice. When an organizer fails, a portion of our country's progress may fail with them. To us, that's a much bigger burden than balancing the budget in Wasilla, Alaska.

Third Convention Yields Ambitious National Family Platform -- Attendees Discuss

Larry Eason | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Larry Eason

Low income families from across the country came together to discuss and ratify a National Family Platform. In this short video, attendees share about the process.

Sarah Palin Dissed John and Sam Adams, Ben Franklin, the Original George W. and the Rest of the Founding Fathers!

Bonnie Fuller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bonnie Fuller

The American Revolution began with a whole lot of grassroots community organizing done by dedicated private individuals focused on trying to build a better political system.

Republicans and Democrats Had Their Say -- Now Hear From America's Families

Larry Eason | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Larry Eason

Low-income families are attending the Equal Voice for America's Families Convention to call for the adoption of a national family platform that truly addresses the issues impacting families.

Truly a Bridge to Nowhere

Rob McKay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rob McKay

How dare the Republicans look down their noses at Obama and thousands of other organizers who put community, and yes, country first by trying to make life a little bit better for other people.

Friday Talking Points [46] -- Moose Poop!

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Sarah Palin has already singlehandedly introduced several terms into our political lexicon. "Hockey mom" is probably the most recognizable of these. ...

Obama Defends Community Organizing: "Who Are They Fighting For?" (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Barack Obama responded Thursday to Sarah Palin's dismissal of community organizing. Asked at a town hall what makes it relevant experience, he said: ...

Trashing Democracy

Harry C. Boyte | Posted 06.01.2012 | Politics
Harry C. Boyte

Community organizers are those who teach the arts of combining -- how to work together across differences of religion, ethnicity and partisan background.

Jason Linkins

John McCain Cancels Habitat For Humanity Event | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The McCain campaign sent out a press release this morning, announcing a schedule change: ARLINGTON, VA -- U.S. Senator John McCain's presidential cam...

Palin Does Not Understand True Importance of Community Organizers

Patrick Kelty | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Patrick Kelty

For Palin to diminish Obama's work as a community organizer is to suggest that the citizens who live in the Chicago community in which he worked were not worthy of an advocate.

Jason Linkins

What Happens In St. Paul Stays Between Y'All: An Unconventional Crappy Hour | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

I had the pleasure of joining Jezebel's Megan Carpentier this morning for another edition of Crappy Hour. On the docket for today: the Sarah Palin co...

Jason Linkins

Shorter RNC Day Three: "Death To Community Organizers!" | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

You know, one of my great fears about John McCain's approach to national security is that he shows nary a whit of interest in busting out the ol' Goog...

Obama Rejected Illinois Rent Control Ban

Paul Hogarth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Hogarth

Anyone who follows Obama's record in the State Senate understands his background -- where his vote against a rent control ban in Illinois was just one example.

The Vice Presidency of Al Gore, 2009-2017

Norman MacAfee | Posted 05.23.2016 | Politics
Norman MacAfee

Hillary Clinton is being talked about as a possible vice president; her supporters say she is the strongest choice, and that anyone else is inferior. But Al Gore is certainly the most qualified for the job.

They Were Undercover Campaign Volunteers

Jay Rosen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jay Rosen

Two Philadelphia City Paper writers chose to go undercover to find out how the volunteer operations for Obama and Clinton actually worked. Ethical? Maybe. Revealing? Absolutely.