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Political Platforms: 2016, a Stunning Tale of Two Parties

Barbra Siperstein | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Barbra Siperstein

I thank that it will be a safe assumption that the DNC will have a strong and inclusive set of planks for full LGBT equality in their 2016 convention platform. There will continue to be a very clear difference as to where each political party stands for you and for me!

Republicans Need To Be Countered On False Claims About Embryos

Scott F. Gilbert | Posted 09.23.2015 | Politics
Scott F. Gilbert

As the debate surrounding Planned Parenthood illustrates, the Democrats continue to allow Republicans to frame our discussions about abortion. As an embryologist, I can say with absolute assurance: There is no consensus among embryologists as to when an individual human life begins.

Amanda Terkel

Majority Of State GOP Platforms Still Anti-Gay | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.05.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As support for equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals grows in the GOP, the official stance of the Republican P...

Why the GOP Can't Learn

Robert Reich | Posted 08.19.2013 | Politics
Robert Reich

It's as if they didn't learn a thing from 2012. Republicans are on the same suicide mission as before -- trying to block immigration reform, roll back the clock on abortion rights, and stop gay marriage wherever possible.

On the 40th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade, Republicans Applaud its True Meaning

Susan Bevan | Posted 03.25.2013 | Politics
Susan Bevan

At its heart, Roe reaffirms American women's essential right to make personal health decisions privately and without interference from government.

To Shake Or Not To Shake

Ted McCagg | Posted 01.08.2013 | Comedy
Ted McCagg


How to Interpret America's Report Card

Nicholas Tampio | Posted 01.29.2013 | Education
Nicholas Tampio

America's Report Card sets itself the task of educating Americans about the status of its children, and in this respect it is a wake up call. But the report limits itself to the policy recommendation of "we must do better by our children." I'd like to connect dots and draw lessons.

Six Questions for Mitt Romney

Jayne Lyn Stahl | Posted 12.19.2012 | Politics
Jayne Lyn Stahl

As Vice President Joe Biden said during the one and only televised vice presidential debate, "Facts matter, Martha." They matter no less today than they did a week ago.

Romney, Marx and the GOP Brand

Bennet Kelley | Posted 12.16.2012 | Politics
Bennet Kelley

What do you call using millions in unregulated campaign funds to sell the American people dog food by telling them it's something else? That is precisely what happened in Denver, as Gov. Romney rebranded his entire platform.

Women Need to Remember the Real Mitt Romney on November 6

Nancy Keenan | Posted 12.15.2012 | Politics
Nancy Keenan

This election, voters will be faced with a clear choice: an administration that will protect women's privacy and personal health-care decisions, or one that allows politicians to make those choices for them.

Defending Our Rights All Over Again

Sandi Bachom | Posted 11.15.2012 | Fifty
Sandi Bachom

More women of my generation need to speak up, women who were there who had back alley abortions, who were around before birth control. Women who experienced the agonizing decision to terminate a pregnancy before and after they had the choice to do so! I can't believe we are still talking about this.

Amanda Terkel

Massachusetts GOP Weighs Embracing Anti-Gay, Anti-Abortion National Party Platform | Amanda Terkel | Posted 09.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Massachusetts is one of the bluest states in the nation, where even Republican politicians often find themselves staking out relatively ...

Medicaid -- an Entitlement Absolutely Needed to Protect Both the Poor and the Middle Class

Ed Koch | Posted 11.12.2012 | New York
Ed Koch

For these reasons alone, President Barack Obama should be reelected and given a majority of Democrats in both houses of Congress.

Would Romney Reinstate DADT?

Aaron Belkin | Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics
Aaron Belkin

Two disturbing pieces of information emerged recently which, when considered together, suggest that Governor Mitt Romney may have plans to try to undo the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" (DADT) if elected President, but that he doesn't want to say so during the campaign.

Dems Hit Romney On Support Of For-Profit Colleges, Pell Grant Cuts

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 09.05.2012 | College

The Democratic party mentioned education throughout their party platform, which was unveiled on Monday, routinely bragged about President Obama's refo...

The GOP Platform's 12 Faultiest Claims

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 09.05.2012 | Business

Last week, the Republican Party released its 2012 platform, a document that proposes sweeping reforms designed to limit the size and role of governmen...

The Gulf: Can We Bring Empathy Back Into Politics?

Farai Chideya | Posted 11.04.2012 | Politics
Farai Chideya

America is too big to wrap your brain around, at least all at once. So, apparently, is the GOP.

Amanda Terkel

The Surprisingly Progressive History Of GOP Platforms | Amanda Terkel | Posted 09.04.2012 | Politics

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Republican Party's 2012 platform is one of the most conservative in modern history, with policy positions that even GOP preside...

Friday Talking Points -- Talking Back

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.31.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The facts are squarely on the Democrats' side. But we need bumpersticker answers. Slogans. Not an in-depth discussion of why the other side's position is horsefeathers, but a snappy putdown to showcase the wrongness of the Republican position.

The GOP Platform and the Meritocracy

Ryan Wells | Posted 10.31.2012 | College
Ryan Wells

In the U.S., we tend to consider ability and aptitude as the primary indicators of merit. These factors, however, are so wrapped up with one's socioeconomic status and family background, that in some ways those are the factors actually being measured.

The Right Goes the Wrong Direction in Space

Rick Tumlinson | Posted 08.30.2012 | Politics
Rick Tumlinson

Having seen in Tampa several days of celebration of American ideals such as individual initiatives, entrepreneurship, and enterprise, to actually read the 2012 Republican Party Platform's take on U.S. space policy was almost nauseating.

GOP Platform Calls To End Support For Low-Income Students

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 08.30.2012 | College

The Republican Party Platform approved this week in Tampa calls for an end to the federal direct student loan program and would instead give governmen...

GOP Platform Endorses Shocking Law After Tragic Events

AP | CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 08.30.2012 | Politics

TAMPA, Fla. -- Republicans have strengthened the pro-gun-rights portion of their party platform, including a new call for unlimited bullet capacities ...

Zach Carter

GOP Platform Marks Internet About-Face | Zach Carter | Posted 08.29.2012 | Politics

TAMPA, Fla. -- The Republican Party pleasantly surprised open Internet advocates on Tuesday by including support for "Internet freedom" in its officia...

Republican National Convention Highlights the Dangers of a Malleable Mitt Romney

Waymon Hudson | Posted 10.29.2012 | Politics
Waymon Hudson

Here is one of the most important, and underreported, problems of a Mitt Romney candidacy. Romney doesn't lead as much as follow the loudest voices in his party.