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10 Religious Leaders Take A Stab At The True Meaning Of Wisdom

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 07.11.2014 | Religion

The world's faith traditions have much to teach us about wisdom -- what it is, where to find it and who truly possesses it. Wisdom is elusive, however...

Getting Housing Finance Reform Right

Ken Blackwell | Posted 06.25.2014 | Politics
Ken Blackwell

The Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee is scheduled to vote on a massive proposal to overhaul the nation's mortgage finance market. Yet the draft language released by the authors has raised concerns across the political spectrum.

Populist Backlash Crushes Art Pope's Forces in North Carolina

Michael Carmichael | Posted 12.12.2011 | Politics
Michael Carmichael

North Carolina's right-wing political boss, Art Pope, is having a bad week. One week after a searing profile appeared in the New Yorker, Pope's ultra-conservative ticket fell under the crushing weight of a populist uprising.

The Annunciation Of Surprises (VIDEO)

Rev. James Martin, S.J. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. James Martin, S.J.

A new video meditation on the Annunciation, the God of Surprises and a beautiful work of art.

How Could It Happen? Tracing the Causes of Sexual Abuse by the Clergy

Rev. James Martin, S.J. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. James Martin, S.J.

Buried beneath the shock and anger, especially for Catholics, however, is a searing question: How could this happen?

Want to Experience God? You Already Have: Exaltation and Clarity

Rev. James Martin, S.J. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. James Martin, S.J.

Similar to common and uncommon longings are times that might be best described not as ineffable desires, or strong connections, but times when one is "lifted up" or feels a sense of exaltation or happiness.

Political Parties Are Not "Checks" Or "Balances"

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

I'm not worried about whether checks and balances will disappear if Republicans don't have more than 40 seats in the Senate. True checks and balances are more fundamental than party affiliation.

GA-Sen: Saxby Chambliss Doesn't Care About You

Senate Guru | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Senate Guru

Chambliss isn't willing to sacrifice himself for our national security -- he isn't even willing to skip a round of golf for our national security. Saxby Chambliss doesn't care about you.

Live From Georgia: Palin Fever, Negative Attacks, Civil Rights Anthems (VIDEO) (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As the Senate race in Georgia rushes to Tuesday's climactic runoff election, Republican incumbent Saxby Chambliss and Democratic challenger Jim Martin...

Georgia GOP Sen. Chambliss: "We'll Win Again"

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.) swore Sunday that if voters in Tuesday's runoff election against Democrat Jim Martin resemble the same group that showed ...

GOP Botches Georgia Runoff Absentee Ballot Push

Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A Republican-generated effort to get out the vote for the Dec. 2 runoff election has hit a snag as thousands of requests for absentee ballots have bee...

The Road to 60...Runs Through Georgia

Stewart Acuff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stewart Acuff

We all watch the counts in Alaska and Minnesota, but we can act in Georgia -- it's a place we can all play, where we can all make a difference.

Sam Stein

Georgia Dem Senate Candidate Attacked On Family Safety, Even Though His Daughter Was Once Kidnapped | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

There is an eerie familiarity taking hold in Georgia's runoff Senate race. The same tone that defined the much lamented 2002 contest -- in which chall...

Dirty Tricks? Thousands Of GOP Ballot Requests In Georgia Don't Have Signatures

Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Kent A. Miles | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A Republican-generated effort to get out the vote for the Dec. 2 runoff election has hit a snag as thousands of requests for absentee ballots have bee...

Sam Stein

Gore To Campaign With Jim Martin In Georgia Runoff | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former Vice President Al Gore will campaign on behalf of Democrat Senate challenger Jim Martin this weekend, officials close to the race confirm to th...

We Win, They Lose. Now, Let's Get To Work

Paul Helmke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Helmke

Candidates endorsed or "A" rated by he NRA suffered losses in every region of the nation, up and down the ballot, losing not only the White House, but also at least six crucial races for the U.S. Senate.

Clinton To Campaign In Georgia Senate Race -- Where's Obama?

Bob Geiger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Geiger

A 60-vote majority in the U.S. Senate would help immeasurably in moving the Obama-Biden legislative agenda forward -- shouldn't Obama find the time for at least a couple of quick flights down to Georgia?

Sam Stein

The Amazing Story Of Saxby Chambliss' Bum Knee | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Six years ago, Saxby Chambliss was able to win a seat in the United States Senate by deploying a series of highly personalized swipes at incumbent Dem...

Libertarian Allen Buckley Speaks Out on Georgia Senate Run-Off

Senate Guru | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Senate Guru

Buckley considers Chambliss' position on the Wall Street bail-out to be fiscally irresponsible, and he says Jim Martin would be more proactive on specific issues of concern to Libertarian voters.

Bill Clinton To Campaign For Martin In Georgia Runoff

CNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Three weeks before Georgia's December 2 Senate runoff vote, former President Bill Clinton - the last Democratic presidential candidate to carry the st...

Two Strong Anti-Saxby Chambliss Ads that Should See Georgia Senate Run-Off Airtime

Senate Guru | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Senate Guru

The two ads paint a clear picture that, not only is Chambliss out of touch with Georgia's working class families, but that the policies he promotes actively hurt Georgian families' ability to make ends meet.

In Georgia, McCain Saves The Worst For Last

Max Bernstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Max Bernstein

I don't know if John McCain's memory is starting to go and 2000-2002 is just a bit fuzzy, if he got so used to pissing away his principles for the good of the party that by now it's just reflexive.

Chambliss Returns To Slimy Campaign Roots

Bob Geiger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Geiger

Saxby Chambliss is back with a lying television ad that's kind of a first cousin to the McCain offering that claimed Obama once wanted to teach sex education to kindergartners.

Sam Stein

Will Obama Go To Georgia? | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With John McCain set to hit the trail for Georgia Sen. Saxby Chambliss' runoff election campaign, the question on the minds of Democrats in the state ...

Chambliss Cites "High Percentage Of Minority Vote" On Runoff

Think Progress | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In last week's election, Georgia Senator Saxby Chambliss (R) received more votes than his Democratic challenger Jim Martin but fell 0.2 percent short ...