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Libertarians: Live Free or Die of Frostbite

Floyd Elliot | Posted 06.10.2013 | Comedy
Floyd Elliot

Some weeks ago, a study by the libertarian Mercatus Center found that the freest state in the United Ss Of A is... envelope, please... North Dakota!

Margaret Thatcher's Soft Power?!

András Simonyi | Posted 06.09.2013 | Politics
András Simonyi

2013-02-04-CTRlogo.jpgReading the eulogies written in the last 24 hours, one wonders if the full measure of her legacy is really understood. Her strength was forged in her ability to wisely marry her pragmatism with her strong principles of freedom and democracy.

WATCH: Stop Resisting the Remarkable

Brad Yates | Posted 06.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Brad Yates

Tapping can sometimes bring up long-buried emotions, which is why I state that, before tapping along, folks must take full responsibility for their own well-being.

April 4, 1968: Honoring the Death of Martin Luther King, Jr., 45 Years Later

Binta Niambi Brown | Posted 06.04.2013 | Politics
Binta Niambi Brown

To ensure the vitality of our nation, it's continued progress, to more fundamentally remember who we are and honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, and all those who died fighting for us, we must remember....we all have a role to play.

Gay Marriage: WWJD revisited

Kelly James Clark | Posted 06.01.2013 | Religion
Kelly James Clark

Jesus' kingdom was not of this earth. And yet we Christians continually repeat the mistake of seeking earthly power, glory, and acceptance. But when we do that, those who disagree with us get hurt.

Reading Without Books

Michael Molina | Posted 05.28.2013 | Comedy
Michael Molina

It's the end of March and by now you've realized that reading is for stooges and jerks. But when it comes to impressing strangers having a book with you still takes the cake. That's what people who read call a Catch 22 and people who don't read call "a curious dilemma."

Lincoln and Liberal Education

Christopher B. Nelson | Posted 05.28.2013 | College
Christopher B. Nelson

Lincoln, self-educated, a versatile and critical thinker, questioned prevailing assumptions of his day, and, in his search for truth, drew upon mathematical axioms as a storehouse of principles he might apply to his political philosophy.

Freedom of the Yes

Nancy Slotnick | Posted 05.25.2013 | New York
Nancy Slotnick

As bad as two can be, it's better than one. I've been married for 11 years and my personal goal for freedom this Passover is to find the One within the Two.

Matzah: Hope And Integrity

Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson | Posted 05.25.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson

Matzah reminds us to be ourselves at our truest level, rather than to take on airs by pretending to be someone we are not. It asserts the virtue of simple truth over dissembling nuance.

10 Minute Seder, World's Shortest Kosher Haggadah

Rabbi Yonah Bookstein | Posted 05.24.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Yonah Bookstein

Here is the dilemma. You want to do a proper Seder, but need for whatever reason to get the Seder over and done with and you end up skipping essential parts of the Seder. With this in mind I created the 10 Minute Haggadah.

With Liberty, Justice And Manna For All: Israelites In The Desert On Welfare

Howard J. Curzer | Posted 05.24.2013 | Religion
Howard J. Curzer

Early in "Oliver Twist," a starving, orphaned Oliver asks, "Please, sir, I want some more [food]." The shocked orphanage master responds by clobbering, imprisoning, disparaging and eventually evicting Oliver. Contrast that with God's response to the starving, recently liberated Israelites.

Morozov Is Wrong: Smart Technology Enhances Choice

Ron Davis | Posted 05.18.2013 | Technology
Ron Davis

But making choices involves more than pondering the alternatives. Evgeny Morozov's picture of autonomy and choice hearkens back to decayed ideas from centuries past.

It's Passover, But Can We Really Be Free Again?

Yaacov Cohen | Posted 05.18.2013 | Religion
Yaacov Cohen

As enthusiastic participants in a consumer society, we have been buying, using and then quickly storing a lot of stuff. Passover is a time to take back control.

Missing: Leadership and Core Values

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 05.15.2013 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Is this the best we have to pass on to our children and grandchildren and the next generation of leaders the nation and world need today and tomorrow? Do corporate profits from dangerous products or harmful practices trump children's security and safety in our nation?

Drupchen's Body Is a Litmus Test for Nepal

Tenzin Dorjee | Posted 05.15.2013 | World
Tenzin Dorjee

Over the last decade, amid China's growing hegemony in Asia, Nepal has turned from a sanctuary to a nightmare for Tibetan refugees. This tragedy is embodied in the way the Nepalese government has so far responded to Drupchen Tsering's self-immolation.

Renowned Photographer Gets A Big Birthday Surprise

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 05.11.2013 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

"I can't believe it. I never expected this, ever." The famed Houston Street Wall was the site of a sidewalk surprise birthday party Saturday for phot...

Losing Your Mind And Finding Your Self

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 05.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

We usually take offense when someone says to us, "Are you out of your mind?" But what if it is actually the coolest thing to say? What if being out of our mind means we aren't disturbed or annoyed by the madness of our mind and are more in touch with our heart and our freedom?

Mrs. Rosa Parks -- Before and After the Bus

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 12.05.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Today, too many would-be movement leaders simply want to be Dr. King or Mrs. Rosa Parks: they want the glory and privilege of leadership without the burdens or sacrifice and sustained hard work. Movements are not built from the top down by powerful leaders but percolate from the bottom up from people who share common grievances.

Parenting Young Adults: My Daughter and I Are Like Wild Horses

Martha Pasternack | Posted 04.30.2013 | Fifty
Martha Pasternack

My daughter and I sit in parallel agitation. She is frustrated. I am too. She wants her freedom. I want mine too. We want the same thing, this freedom...

The Fight for Equality: A Good Fight?

Lisa Mae Brunson | Posted 04.29.2013 | Black Voices
Lisa Mae Brunson

I will stand tall and live and walk as an equal in my home, this grand Earth that is not only America or Italy or Africa or China. This nurturing sphere of life houses each and every one of us.

The "Politics" of Business

Zachary K. Pearce | Posted 04.27.2013 | Business
Zachary K. Pearce

Thinking about both democratic and authoritarian regimes, including the dire circumstances surrounding them throughout history, and even in the contemporary world, how do these ideas connect to business? The answer may be more obvious than you think.

WATCH: Be True to Yourself

Brad Yates | Posted 04.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Brad Yates

Given a lot of the programming we have received, being true to ourselves can often be challenging. I hope this video will help you to do so.

Exonerated After 23 Years: Helped by Another Exonerated Victim

Anthony Papa | Posted 02.21.2013 | Crime
Anthony Papa

As an activist, I receive many requests for help from people who suffer from injustice or are imprisoned. Recouping lost freedom is the ultimate goal, but it is rarely achieved. However, once in a blue moon, through determination and help from others, this goal is met.

Prioritize Your Rights

Walker Bragman | Posted 04.22.2013 | Politics
Walker Bragman

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I am Not a Gun-Virgin (and Other Responses to My Critics)

David J. Dunn, PhD | Posted 04.06.2013 | Religion
David J. Dunn, PhD

The debate over gun-control seems to boil down to a lot of assumptions both sides make about the other, and about what a safe society looks like.