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Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin Are Restoring Dishonor to America

Judge H. Lee Sarokin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Judge H. Lee Sarokin

Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin are constantly talking about restoring our Constitution. They want to get our Constitution back. I did not know that it had gone away.

Supreme Court Shoots Down Part Of Key Post-Enron Reform

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday struck down part of the anti-fraud law enacted in response to the Enron and other corporate scandals fr...

The Cordoba House Debate: "It's Like A Dog Chasing Its Tail"

Ian Moss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ian Moss

A lot has been written and will be written about the controversy* surrounding the proposed construction of the Cordoba House, two blocks from the Worl...

Treacherous Politics

James Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Miller

Anyone who has read Founding Brothers, or any other great read about the men who founded this country, can't help but be blown away by how different p...

Blago 'Verdict': Not Earth Shattering, After All

Marty Robins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Marty Robins

The mistrial may mean many things, but it has nothing to do with Citizens United or campaign finance. We should avoid overreacting with far reaching action implicating the freedom of speech of anyone.

Celebrating the Women's Vote Amendment in the Age of the Tea Party

Doug Kendall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Doug Kendall

As we celebrate the 19th Amendment, the progressive story of our constitutional history -- the story of our still unfinished constitutional journey towards a more perfect union -- is under assault.

The Summer of Republican Race-Baiting

Bob Cesca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Cesca

What else do we call the deliberate inciting of racial bigotry and resentment for the sake of attaining power? It's race-baiting and it's a major component of the Republican strategic arsenal.

The Muslim Community Center Debate -- Continuing Our Duty

Jon Soltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jon Soltz

When we signed up for service, we swore to uphold the Constitution. Some have tried to claim that the construction of the community center at its currently planned site is "anti-America." We don't believe that to the be case, at all.

A Mosque at Ground Zero and the Source of American Greatness

John Milewski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Milewski

The debate over the proposed building of an Islamic center and mosque a few blocks from "Ground Zero" has resulted in off the charts displays of demag...

Let's Follow JFK's Example & Ignore Obama's Second "Mosque" Statement

Jamal Simmons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jamal Simmons

The more I learn about the mosque controversy the more it is clear it is a phony debate. (Witness Laura Ingraham taking both sides of it). There is no plan to build a mosque at Ground Zero.

SPIN METER: Republicans Hot, Cold On Constitution

AP | BEN EVANS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Republican Rep. Paul Broun of Georgia won his seat in Congress campaigning as a strict defender of the Constitution. He carries a c...

Gendering the Birthright Citizenship Debate

Michelle Chen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michelle Chen

Terms like "anchor baby" and "drop and leave" reduce Latina immigrants to the status of breeders and criminals, negating not only their humanity but their right to motherhood as well.

The Constitution According to Laura Schlessinger

Asher Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Asher Smith

Palin's interpretation of the First Amendment and the Constitution speaks to a distressing misconception that rears its head too often in lay discussions of constitutional rights.

"Ground Zero Mosque:" Politics of Fear and Persecution Assail American Character

Yuna Shin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Yuna Shin

What the GOP and the "ground zero mosque" detractors want you to believe is that the Americans at the Muslim cultural center are not Americans. Remember the Japanese internment camps?

GOP Calls Obama Insensitive Over Stand On Ground Zero Mosque

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Republican candidates around the country seized on President Barack Obama's support for the right of Muslims to build a mosque near...

Ground Zero Mosque Opponents Have a Lot of Work to Do

Bob Cesca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Cesca

If Newt, Sarah and Glenn were truly so driven to maintain the sacred purity of American "hallowed ground," they can start by campaigning for the removal of the General Robert E. Lee statue of Gettysburg.

Obama Reframes Mosque Debate

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Obama showed that the "Ground Zero mosque" argument is not a simple one, and in fact has two major segments. The first is whether or not the mosque "should be allowed" to be built. The second is whether it "should" be built.

The Proposed Lower Manhattan Islamic Center Deserves Nuanced Discussion, Not GOP Fear Mongering

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

When you throw religion, politics and a seminal tragic event in modern American history into a pot, it's going to get sticky, messy and potentially unpleasant. Such a cocktail requires a thoughtful discussion.

The Summer of Hate

Bob Franken | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Franken

Those of us who are somewhat past puberty remember the Summer of Love. How much we recall depends on what we each ingested recreationally but the cons...

Why Does The Constitution Hate America?

Mike Larsen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Mike Larsen

America, I am madder than a Tea Party patriot with a gravy stain on his flag shirt. It is abundantly clear to me that The Constitution hates America.

If Gay Marriage Wins...

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

If the Perry v. Schwarzenegger decision stands, it means that "sexual orientation" will be a protected classes of people. Not only would the battle for gay marriage be over, but all the legal battles gays now face would be over.

The GOP v. the 14th Amendment

Michael Keegan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Keegan

With this latest rallying cry to repeal the Citizenship Clause of the 14th Amendment, the Republican Party has disowned one of the greatest steps forward in American history.

Palin's Homer Moment: Celebrity Sarah Confronted by Citizen (WATCH)

Shannyn Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Shannyn Moore

2010-08-09-palin.jpgFor someone who doesn't hold elected office and denies being a celebrity, Sarah Palin may want to get a "Constitutional Handler".

The F Word: What Good Is the 14th Amendment?

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

The 14th amendment has done it again! No wonder right wing radicals want to repeal it.

Same-Sex Marriage Ruling Reinforces National Backlash

Ernest Istook | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ernest Istook

When a court reverses the voters' decision, it reinforces the tidal wave of disgust at political elites who run roughshod over the will of the people.