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To Be or Not to Be: American Freedom, Exceptionalism and Identity

Robin Koerner | Posted 07.24.2011 | Politics
Robin Koerner

There is something fundamentally pro-American about much of the apparently anti-American content published in foreign newspapers. In this way, criticisms of America appeal to, and approve of, American ideals.

Jon Ward

Newt Gingrich Takes On More Water: Conservative Group Says His Record Has 'Frequent,' 'Serious' Problems

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 07.16.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON –- As former House Speaker and current GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich struggled Monday to clarify contradictory positions and q...

An Open Letter to Self-Proclaimed Immigrants' Champion, Congressman Luis Gutierrez

Fernando Espuelas | Posted 07.02.2011 | Los Angeles
Fernando Espuelas

Are you trying to destroy any chance for comprehensive immigration reform for the next 10 years? Based on your words and actions over the last two years, it sure seems that the answer is "yes."

Painter Roasts Westboro Baptist Church

Los Angeles Times | Posted 06.20.2011 | Arts

Leaders of the ultra-conservative Westboro Baptist Church have repeatedly skirted the law by maintaining a legal distance while picketing military fun...

Woe to You, Legislators!

Jim Wallis | Posted 06.14.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

The president's fiscal message this week was on point, and will have to be repeated over and over again in the months ahead against all the pressures to compromise.

British Politician: Feminism 'Single Biggest' Reason For Lack Of Jobs

guardian.co.uk | Hélène Mulholland | Posted 06.04.2011 | Business

The universities minister David Willetts has been criticised after making comments that appear to blame educated working women for the lack of jobs av...

Brooks Pits 'Connection' vs. 'Adventure,' But Why Not Both?

Michael Sigman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michael Sigman

The conservative writer/commentator David Brooks, in this New Yorker excerpt from his new book The Social Animal: A Story of Love, Character, and Achi...

Budget Wars in Washington: The Jetsons Meet the Flintstones

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lisa Kaas Boyle

Just as the futuristic Jetsons and the Stone Age Flintstones met up in the 1987 cartoon, "The Jetsons Meet the Flintstones," two camps with wildly different mindsets are meeting on the floors of Congress.

Where You Stand on the Culture War Issues, and Why!

David Ropeik | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Ropeik

We label ourselves Republicans or Democrats, Conservatives or Liberals, and we argue our selective view of the evidence, but the truth is -- our minds are not informed by the evidence.

Howard Fineman On The Race For The 2012 Republican Nomination

Huff TV | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Huff TV

The Huffington Post's Howard Fineman was on MSNBC's Hardball with Chris Matthews, discussing the race for the Republican nomination in the 2012 presid...

Jon Stewart and the Sheer Hypocrisy of Fox News on Teachers

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jim Wallis

I like teachers. But what I am learning from conservatives these days, especially the hosts and commentators for Fox News is that public school teachers are greedy.

This is Not Fiscal Conservatism. It's Just Politics.

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

Let's be clear: When politicians attack the poor, it is not partisan to challenge them -- it is a Christian responsibility.

Who We Fight for and Why it Matters

Mark Olmsted | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Olmsted

I saw The Eagle this weekend, and thought Tatum Channing acquitted himself remarkably well, considering how contemporary he might have seemed in a his...

A Question of Empathy: Justin Bieber and the Difference Between Anti-Abortion and Anti-Choice

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

Mr. Bieber may be opposed to abortion, but he shows a willingness to concede that not all things are black and white, and one cannot condemn what you do not understand.

Reform Revolution on the Dole

Shaun Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Shaun Johnson

I've lately decided to be a bit more, I don't know, explicit with my resistance of mainstream education reform.

Left and Right Playing a Double Game on Trade

Ian Fletcher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ian Fletcher

Democrats want to hear that America's trade problems are caused by exploitative capitalism. But the problem is that corporate pursuit of profit has been decoupled from the success of the economy as a whole.

Even Our Parenting Is Shifting Right

Sally Kohn | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sally Kohn

Hanging ornaments on her grandparents' Christmas tree, my two-year-old beamed with pride for having hooked a snowman on a branch all by herself. A ...

Tucson Tragedy Demands Discourse Recall

Morris W. O'Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Morris W. O'Kelly

Slow down America. Slow down. There is no finish line awaiting the fastest to pass judgment. There is no prize for the swiftest rebuke of political...

Sarah Palin -- What a Coward

Kimberly Krautter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kimberly Krautter

Simply stated, if you can't face questions over your own rhetoric and behavior, you are a coward.

Taking a Look at How We Look At Our World and at Ourselves

Mitchell J. Rabin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell J. Rabin

Looking at how we think, see or perceive as in a reflective exercise is just not something we humans really like to do. We'd rather actively assert t...

Conservative Explains How To "Fix" Arizona and America (VIDEO)

Sally Kohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sally Kohn

When the economy is strong, conservatives want to cut taxes for the rich. When the economy is weak, conservatives want to cut taxes for the rich. Wh...

170 Million Strong Support NPR

Melissa Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Melissa Ross

Could the Williams matter have been better handled? Most agree that it could have. Does a bungled personnel matter serve as justification to gut all federal funding for this insightful news organization? Absolutely not.

The F Word: Constitutional Lessons For the New Congress

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

The Republican lawmakers who read the Constitution out loud as their very first act in the new Congress better bask in their Tea Party glow -- because they're not going to feel the love from Constitutional scholars.

Non-Breaking News: GOP Opposition to DREAM ACT Is About Race

Gabe Gonzalez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gabe Gonzalez

The immigration debate is not about law, not about fairness, not about justice. It's about race. Plain and simple. It's about the fear of more brown people coming into our society, our culture.

Losing the Battle, but Winning the War

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hoyt Hilsman

The latest figures on wealth distribution are nothing less than shocking. The top one percent of Americans now control about 35% of the total econom...