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Hypocrites, Flip-floppers and Phony Patriots

Lance Simmens | Posted 03.12.2015 | Politics
Lance Simmens

Our leaders should strive to be paragons of virtue, yet their ranks are populated by hypocrites. I have long argued that hypocrisy is the mortal sin of politics. Never, it seems, is that more evident than in today's political environment.

If the Russians Love Their Children Too: The Hypocrisy and Promise of "Bad" Public Servants

Stuart Rhoden | Posted 03.25.2015 | Education
Stuart Rhoden

My question is why is it so easy to leap to the conclusion that there are "bad cops" and at the same time, not draw the same conclusions about "bad teachers?"

One Very Good Reason To Stay Calm In Front Of Your Kids

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 01.15.2015 | Parents

It's one thing for parents to tell their children to behave kindly toward others, and another for them to embody the message with actions of their own...

Mourning the Parisian Journalists Yet Noticing the Hypocrisy

Rabbi Michael Lerner | Posted 03.11.2015 | Media
Rabbi Michael Lerner

None of this is reason to stop mourning the horrific murders in Paris or to excuse it in any way. But it is reason to wonder why the media can never tell a more balanced story of what is happening our world.

Do as I Say, Not as I Do

Kate Byrne | Posted 03.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Kate Byrne

I've talked before about how important it is to find someone you can talk to when you find yourself in a place you need it -- whether because you're d...

McConnell Brings Republican Hypocrisy to a New Low, and That's Saying Something

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 01.17.2015 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

Now, according to McConnell, is the time to listen to the American people. After 2008? Not so much.

Kids, Sports, and Hypocrisy: Flipping the Switch

Amy Hunter | Posted 01.09.2015 | Parents
Amy Hunter

I've gotten used to the hypocrisy I know I possess as a parent. It's become a necessary evil. I am a normal, albeit flawed human, and "do as I say, not as I do" is always in the back of my mind.

The Madness of Rev. Kurt Dunkle and the Trustees of General Theological Seminary

David J. Dunn, PhD | Posted 11.30.2014 | Religion
David J. Dunn, PhD

A few days ago, eight faculty members at the General Theological Seminary in New York went on strike until their one demand was met. What was that demand? A meeting. As of this morning, they have all been fired.

Jesus Drove Usurers From The Temple. We Allow 500-percent Interest Payday Loans. Where Are The Christians?

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 08.13.2014 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

First, let's start with the good (if you can really call it that) news: A trail of money that began with triple-digit loans to troubled New Yo...

How Dare Israel...

Martin Lewis | Posted 09.25.2014 | World
Martin Lewis

How DARE Israel be upset that the Arab enablers, spinners and propagandists have skillfully exploited images of the human shields that they cynically use as missile fodder to advance their anti-Israel, anti-Jewish fatwa.

Secrets and Lies

Mark Matousek | Posted 07.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Mark Matousek

Social behavior is always selective; being private isn't deception. We believe, naively, as tell-it-all Americans, that secrets are indicators of inner corruption ("You're only as sick as your secrets!"), things to be avoided, wrong. But this is ridiculous. Nobody is an open book.

Tea Party Rep. John Fleming Flip-Flopped on Abortion -- And No One Noticed

R. Kyle Alagood | Posted 05.28.2014 | Politics
R. Kyle Alagood

I wrote a Shreveport Times column this week in an attempt to spark meaningful conversation about poverty and health care in Louisiana. What I never expected was that my column would become Dr. Fleming's springboard for announcing he has moderated his abortion access position.

Hypocrites, One and All

Dori Hartley | Posted 05.05.2014 | Impact
Dori Hartley

Everybody is guilty of not being completely upfront and nobody on earth is pure unless they are either a newborn baby or an unconditionally removed person who lives out of society, in a place where the only thing that matters is love of nature, compassion and ultimate respect for all creatures.

Jesus Discriminates, This I Know, For the Bible Tells Me So

Stefanie Williams | Posted 04.26.2014 | Gay Voices
Stefanie Williams

Legally mandating the allowance of any kind of discrimination based on something as fluid and open-ended as a personal religious belief is not only wrong on every level, it opens the door to all sorts of discrimination in the name of Jesus.

Nice is the Ultimate Vice

Zach J. Hoag | Posted 01.25.2014 | Religion
Zach J. Hoag

American Christian culture is often fronting. There are certainly all kinds of people in all kinds of subcultures that front, but when we Christians do it, it's especially frustrating because we basically front for God.

Lumber in the Eye of the Church

Andrew Schwartz, M Div. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Andrew Schwartz, M Div.

If the church wants to start making the news again for its humanity rather than its bigotry, it would do well to start focusing on meeting society where it is, assessing what the greatest needs are, and actually serving those needs.

The Fandom of God Is Upon Us and It's Killing the Church

Mark Sandlin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Mark Sandlin

When we are fans of Jesus rather than followers of Jesus, our focus is inward turned, like in fandoms, concerned with and finding full satisfaction in what we think and feel and believe.

Is Skinny The New Fat?

Stefanie Williams | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Stefanie Williams

These campaigns are great in one sense because yes, they address the fact that beauty comes in all shapes and sizes. But I think it pits women against each other in a way that gives heavier women a pass for mocking other women's bodies if they are doing it to prove they love their own.

Regain the Courage to Be Good

Zilong Wang | Posted 12.28.2013 | College
Zilong Wang

A recent conversation with friend woke me up to a surprising realization: I seem to have regained the courage to be good, after years of hiding behind the cover of evil.

No Justification for Shutting Down the Government

Dale Hansen | Posted 12.01.2013 | Detroit
Dale Hansen

Outside of Ron Paul, few office-holders are known for being ideologically consistent and as we inch closer to a government shutdown Republican legislators are offering another shining example how maddeningly capricious most politicians are.

Whited Sepulchers in the House

Kerry Walters | Posted 11.24.2013 | Religion
Kerry Walters

H.R. 3102's sponsor, Oklahoma's Frank Lucas, is a Southern Baptist. Nearly all the House members who voted for his bill also call themselves Christian. Some of them do so loudly and often.

Syria, Chemical Weapons and Exceptionalism: If Putin Tells the Truth, We Should Listen

Beth Green | Posted 11.13.2013 | Politics
Beth Green

Whether or not we are skeptical of the Putin's motives or even his religious consciousness, can't we acknowledge the truth of his statement?

Tunnelvision of the Elites

Rebecca Juro | Posted 11.03.2013 | Gay Voices
Rebecca Juro

I'm a regular viewer of "All in with Chris Hayes" and I was equally loyal during his stint on "Up...". In all that time, I've never seen either a trans guest or a story that's directly relevant to the trans community appear on his shows.

U.S. Depleted Uranium as Malicious as Syrian Chemical Weapons

Craig Considine | Posted 10.29.2013 | World
Craig Considine

When "non-Westerners" make use of weapons of mass destruction, there is outrage and calls for military intervention from "the West," but when "Westerners" themselves use them, it is totally permissible, and the world can hardly react.

Big-Pig Hypocrisy?

Wayne Anderson | Posted 09.02.2013 | Gay Voices
Wayne Anderson

So the book of Leviticus has often been used to justify denying equality to LGBT Americans, but it can be completely ignored when an anti-gay congregation wants to attend a barbecue? Is that biblical cherry picking, or does it just reek of a big-pig hypocrisy?