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Trump's not authentic, He's a false prophet

Kevin Healey | Posted 01.28.2017 | Religion
Kevin Healey

A Joint Statement from Atheist Democrat, Evangelical Republican This essay is a collaboration between Kevin Healey, Assistant Professor of Communicat...

Liberals and the Road Ahead

Terry Newell | Posted 01.20.2017 | Politics
Terry Newell

Too many liberals are gloomy these days. True, they have been knocked on their heels by the election of Donald Trump. Also true, since Gallup began ...

Inside the big fat Indian wedding: conservatism, competition and networks

The Conversation Global | Posted 01.13.2017 | Weddings
The Conversation Global

Weddings among the super rich reinforce conservative values among the Indian elites. Yogita/Wikipedia, CC BY-NC Parul Bhandari, Center for Social Sci...

Conservative Writer Wants to Steal my Liberal Flag and Fly It Himself

Jason Salzman | Posted 11.28.2016 | Denver
Jason Salzman

If you read longtime Colorado writer Ari Armstrong, you know he swims in (mostly) conservative circles, but he's frustrated with today's liberals and ...

The Crazy Things Women Used as Birth Control in the Nineteenth Century

Quora | Posted 11.10.2016 | Women

What kind of birth control methods did Victorian women use to avoid conception? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where com...

History Is No Longer An Accurate Guide To The Future

Daniel Wagner | Posted 10.04.2016 | World
Daniel Wagner

One need look no further than the outcome of the Brexit vote or the Colombian peace referendum to see how spectacularly the pollsters and bookies got it wrong.

What Should Replace the Republican Party?

John C. Wathey | Posted 09.25.2016 | Politics
John C. Wathey

A Party Lobotomized Once the venerable party of Lincoln, the Republicans split off from the Whigs in 1854 to oppose slavery, and for a century sto...

As A Republican I Refuse To Vote For Donald Trump

James Stepp | Posted 09.23.2016 | Politics
James Stepp

When Donald Trump first announced his candidacy for President in June of 2015, I like most people laughed it off. Given the sideshow antics that invariably accompany The Donald wherever he goes, I didn't take his candidacy seriously. So when he secured the nomination in July the next year, I was shocked and appalled.


Ryan Phipps | Posted 08.29.2016 | Religion
Ryan Phipps

We have a lot of "isms" in our culture. I'd imagine that you're familiar with many of them. Conservatism Centrism Liberalism Fundamentalism Progr...

Understanding Trump: It's Still The Authoritarianism, Stupid

Jonathan Weiler | Posted 08.04.2016 | Politics
Jonathan Weiler

Last September, I argued that the-then seemingly mysterious rise of Donald Trump to front-runner status in the race for the GOP nomination for preside...

Restoring Liberalism, Tolerance And Diversity At Colleges And Universities

Noam Schimmel | Posted 07.14.2016 | World
Noam Schimmel

Samuel Abrams has written recently in the New York Times about liberalism and conservatism amongst faculty on American college campuses. http://www.n...

EDMUND BURKE'S EARTH DAY SPEECH: How environmentalists became Burkeans and Burkeans became environmentalists

Byron Kennard | Posted 04.25.2016 | Green
Byron Kennard

Here's my favorite quote from Edmund Burke's Earth Day speech, "Never, no, never did Nature say one thing and Wisdom another." Isn't that terrific? A...

Why I Want Ted Cruz to Win GOP Nomination

John Amato | Posted 04.18.2016 | Politics
John Amato

I want Ted Cruz to be the nominee so the conservative movement cannot deny the reality of America. It's not the candidates that are failing conservatism, it's that conservatism is failing America.

The Strange History of Empowerment

Steven M. Gillon | Posted 04.15.2016 | Politics
Steven M. Gillon

Recently both First Lady Michele Obama and Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton have been promoting "women's empowerment." The normally reserved Cl...

It's Unwise to Define Frozen Embryos as Human Life

Mark Baer | Posted 04.05.2016 | Impact
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Mark Baer

The Missouri legislature is currently considering the enactment of legislation that would define frozen embryos as human life.

The Conservative Race to the Bottom

James Peron | Posted 03.21.2016 | Politics
James Peron

There was a time when civility and courtesy were considered traditional values, yet today's Conservatives compete with one another to be as impolite and demeaning as possible. Their opponents are always branded with demeaning epithets.


William Bradley | Posted 03.21.2016 | Media
William Bradley

If those establishment Republicans who really do want to stop Donald Trump also want to beat Hillary Clinton, their options have narrowed to just about one.

Trump Exploits Civic Ignorance

Michael Fauntroy | Posted 03.17.2016 | Politics
Michael Fauntroy

The civic ignorance that has pushed Trump to the top of the charts can no longer be ignored. His supporters need to know that his promises are no more plausible than the other illogical ones they have bought over the years from other candidates.

Don't Join the Circus!

Alan Jones | Posted 03.14.2016 | Politics
Alan Jones

It was the letters in the Wall Street Journal that set me off. What got me going was the naïve and simplistic approach to politics. There was no sense that democracy is a messy business -- a series of compromises which never finally resolve anything.

The Long Wait for "Enlightenment" in Egypt

Sara Khorshid | Posted 03.09.2016 | Politics
Sara Khorshid

Egypt's Sisi is no moderniser or reformer. Nor is the military establishment that he hails from. His core trait when it comes to ideology and thought is his being opposed to Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood group, and that could be largely related to power struggle more than it is to ideology.

What Trump and Reagan Share

Michael Fauntroy | Posted 03.09.2016 | Politics
Michael Fauntroy

This year's Republican presidential nominating contest shows that nearly three decades after Ronald Reagan left office, his impact on the Republican Party endures.

Absolute Freedom

Edward Flattau | Posted 03.03.2016 | Politics
Edward Flattau

Americans regard individual freedom as sacrosanct, but the freedom is not absolute. This limitation is sometimes hard to accept because of rugged ind...

Surprises From the Right

Andy Schmookler | Posted 03.02.2016 | Politics
Andy Schmookler

It seems that, these days, a lot of people who call themselves conservatives don't really care much about conservative principles, but are more focused on attitude and posture. The rise of Donald Trump to frontrunner in this year's Republican race demonstrates this: antagonism trumps principle.

Strange but sensible bedfellows

Cathy L. Mason | Posted 02.25.2016 | Religion
Cathy L. Mason

There's a third option, you know. Hear me out. Until I reached my late 40's I followed the rules and requirements of a strict religion, though it ne...

Conservatives and the Constitution

Max J. Skidmore | Posted 01.25.2017 | Politics
Max J. Skidmore

Singing their praises of the Constitution, House Republicans adopted a "requirement that every bill must cite the provision of the Constitution which permits its introduction." Surprisingly, the actual Constitution frequently makes conservatives uncomfortable.