Welcome back (after we took last week off, to digest) to our Friday roundup! We should have two weeks of news to cover, but nothing much of anything strange or startling happened Thanksgiving week, so we're going to concentrate on just this current week.
It is at the UN where we hear the problems and the hopes of countries who count on the UN to offer them the resources they need to help them out of poverty, as well as the expertise they require to implement solutions to their problems. The U.S. must have a seat at this table.
What is a revolution? Typically in the last 100 years or so, a revolution would occur when the power governing a nation state became so blind and th...
We need jobs, growth and the American safety net now more than ever. Why should President Obama give up his pledge to tackle the elephant in the room known as corporate welfare?
It seems like every new poll shows President Obama's approval rating slipping lower and lower. The second term slump is nothing new for presidents. What has been striking is how quickly Democrats have started to break away from President Obama.
With all the controversy over the Affordable Care Act and government shutdowns, is it any wonder we have become, for lack of a better term, distracted?
Now that November is history, will the Obamacare website work flawlessly from now on? Or, as the president has said, will it at least work for the "vast majority" of people who need to buy insurance on their own?
Some political observers believe that if we only had competitive elections throughout the country -- if most congressional districts weren't gerrymandered -- then we would have more moderates in Congress and, therefore, less polarization. Think again. Polarization is the new normal.
To tackle pollution, China to Drop Pursuit of "Growth at All Costs" reports David Stanway at World Environment News, steering local governments toward...
Politically the moral leadership of the pope is bad news for those Republicans, conservatives, Tea Party advocates and libertarians who politically worship at the altar of the unbridled and unregulated excesses of capitalism that Francis deplores.
While we applaud Senator Warren and Paul Krugman for their unequivocal stance not to cut but to expand the benefits of social security, we believe we can be much bolder.
If there was ever a small opening for the GOP to win the hearts and minds of millennials, pot might be the golden ticket.
The "Liberal" Establishment Is Far From Progressive, And Isn't Even Authentically Liberal: It's Just Corrupt. I received flak from readers for point...
The GOP will continue to scream that their act was a naked demonstration of the danger of the tyranny of the majority. It wasn't. It simply ended the far worse tyranny of the minority against Obama's court picks.
The ACA deserves a chance, but more importantly, universal health care deserves a chance. Good health is an inalienable right, even if it does not say so in print.