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Rebuilding The Liberal Brand

Bob Burnett | Posted 02.06.2015 | Politics
Bob Burnett

Once she secures the Democratic nomination in Philadelphia, Clinton will lead a Party that has a mushy identity: "We're not as crazy as the Republicans." Like MacDonald's, Democrats must recognize that for their brand to prevail it has to connect with "new generations."

My Son, a U.S. Marine

Gary S. Chafetz | Posted 01.26.2015 | Politics
Gary S. Chafetz

Even though my radical liberalism has softened over the years, I've never come close to voting Republican. So I was stunned when my then 17-year-old son announced that he wanted to join the Marines.

Beyond the Conservative/Liberal Catholic Divide

Mathew N. Schmalz | Posted 01.20.2015 | Religion
Mathew N. Schmalz

Through such questions easily identifiable stereotypes emerge and harden: conservative Catholics are more comfortable with Church teaching on sexuality; liberal Catholics are more comfortable with Catholic social teaching.

The Concern With Modern White Liberalism

Victor Burt | Posted 02.15.2015 | Black Voices
Victor Burt

The challenge must be to extend your liberalism to uncomfortable depths that not only speak to today's crises, but stand the test of time for equality in future generations.

Playing Party Politics in Romania

John Feffer | Posted 02.15.2015 | World
John Feffer

Political parties in East-Central Europe are like amoebas. They are constantly splitting apart (mitosis) and then banding together in coalitions (aggregation). For someone coming from a U.S. context of two relatively stable parties, the political scene in East-Central Europe seems hopelessly complex. That goes double for Romania.

Black Men Openly Carrying a Gun in a Holster Will End Racial Profiling in America

H. A. Goodman | Posted 02.11.2015 | Politics
H. A. Goodman

A legal, constitutionally protected way to defeat racism is right in front of us. After all, everyone can relate to not wanting to be viewed as a criminal, regardless of how they feel about climate change or taxes.

To Young Liberals in Red States: Stay

Madison Lawson | Posted 01.13.2015 | Politics
Madison Lawson

It's tough living in a red state as a young liberal. However, for each liberal that leaves a red state, there is, consequently, one less liberal in that state. One less liberal to fight for, and vote for, change.

Following Jesus and Annoying the One Percent

Derek Penwell | Posted 01.12.2015 | Religion
Derek Penwell

You've got two choices: You can advocate for the rich or for the poor. But if you happen to be Christian, it important to factor Jesus into your answer.

SiX Could Be the Answer to ALEC

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.10.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The new liberal counterpart will be named the State Innovation Exchange, or "SiX." Creative capitalization seems to be their first innovation. But I shouldn't get snarky about their branding, because the basic idea is a good one: counterbalance the impressive inroads Republicans have made in state legislatures.

How Can I Be Living in a Republican State?

Carol Smaldino | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics
Carol Smaldino

I have begun to see that nothing can be solved by preaching or hating or disdain alone. That just intensifies people's defensiveness.

They're Blowing It Again

Robert Slayton | Posted 12.06.2014 | Politics
Robert Slayton

The Republicans have a grand opportunity to woo a vital constituency, valued both because of their numbers as well as their potential as contributors. But the Grand Old Party is blowing it badly. Once again.

Mix-and-Match Politics Plague College Conversations

Miranda Richard | Posted 11.30.2014 | College
Miranda Richard

There are places where I avoid talking about politics: first dates, holiday visits with my Bill O'Reilly-loving grandmother, job interviews, etc.; but there are also places where I love to talk about politics.

Sanitizing History in the Name of Patriotism

Dale Hansen | Posted 11.30.2014 | Education
Dale Hansen

Conservative politicians across the country have spent much of the past few years attempting to remake public education in their image. This idea of presenting the U.S. as infallible has long been a conservative talking point but the reality is that patriotism is just conservative code for political correctness.

The 10 Most Liberal Colleges

College Magazine | Posted 11.18.2014 | College
College Magazine

Imagine a college where protests break out on the quad as often as the on-campus wind turbine produces electricity. At each of these schools, open-minded students feel at home in the company of peers who aren't afraid to voice their opinions.

Death Threats, Freedom, Transhumanism, and the Future

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 10.25.2014 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

The next time you read a controversial opinion article, instead of talking about "lynching" the author or what "gauge" shotgun you're going to use when you shoot him, maybe present a better idea to solve the problems he's trying to address.

'All in the Family': The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same

Gerry Myers | Posted 09.27.2014 | Politics
Gerry Myers

All in the Family, a sitcom that dealt with contemporary cultural issues like no other show had dared, focused on everyday concerns and their effect on an average middle-class family. In 2014, not much has changed.

A Letter to the Wall Street Journal About What Progressives Want

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 09.10.2014 | Media
Miles Mogulescu

The editors of the Wall Street Journal are clueless about who progressives are and what they want.

America Is Number One, Always

Blake Henderson | Posted 09.02.2014 | Comedy
Blake Henderson

Let me start off by saying that I don't really care for numbers. Never have. But there's one number that I know in my heart to be true: that America is number one.

Jesus Is the Worst Thing to Happen to Christianity in Awhile

Derek Penwell | Posted 08.26.2014 | Religion
Derek Penwell

Jesus is the worst thing to happen to Christianity in awhile. He has a way of completely screwing with a popular view of Christianity in which what's thought to be important is the finely calibrated modulation of the individual soul, rather than the "works righteousness"; involved in actually living like Jesus said to live.

What UKIP Must Learn from the American Liberty Movement

Robin Koerner | Posted 07.14.2014 | Politics
Robin Koerner

If UKIP really is a "libertarian" party (and the jury is very much still out), and wishes to benefit from the inherent popularity of liberty, then it must prove it.

Transhumanists and Libertarians Have Much in Common

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 07.05.2014 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

Libertarianism and transhumanism have too many deep philosophical principles in common to not grow and evolve together. The all-important role of personal freedom makes the two ideologies a natural fit for one another.

Not Justice Ginsburg, But the Two After Her

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.23.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The real fight is going to happen when a conservative either dies in office or steps down. Ginsburg is currently the oldest sitting member of the Supreme Court. But not far behind her are three others: Stephen Breyer (who is 75-years-old), Anthony Kennedy (77), and Antonin Scalia (78).

Creating a Climate for College Leadership

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 06.21.2014 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

One of the great misconceptions about American higher education is that campus culture is inherently liberal.

FDR, LBJ and BHO

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 06.13.2014 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

The Democratic Party must embrace, fight for and enact economically-progressive policies. It must be the party of Main Street, not Wall Street, of the 99 percent, not the one percent. In particular, it must fight for a strong safety net to protect those of us who fall on hard times.

The American Left Radio Could Use a Right Hook (VIDEO)

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 06.04.2014 | Media
Charles Karel Bouley

Hook doesn't have to worry ever again; his future success is almost assured. He has a loyal fan base which is growing, not shrinking.