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Jill Stein: The Liberal Pseudo-Scientific Demagogue

Anhvinh Doanvo | Posted 08.03.2016 | Politics
Anhvinh Doanvo

Despite her medical education, Stein has chosen to go down the mendacious road of identity politics.

Motivated Reasoning: Seeing What You Want To See In Tim Kaine

Annie Duke | Posted 08.01.2016 | Politics
Annie Duke

The partisan critics on both sides are like fans at a sporting event, viewing the calls on the field through the lens of whether the officials are trying to screw their side.

Evidence That Tim Kaine Is More Progressive Than Bernie Sanders

John A. Tures | Posted 07.28.2016 | Politics
John A. Tures

Kaine may be considered a centrist in the media, which could help him woo moderates, independents and liberal Republicans. But if you look at the ACU's voting record, and that of the ADA, his strongest appeal should be to progressives who backed Sanders.

Uncomfortable Themes Make For Relevant Revival Are WE at the Cabaret?

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 07.24.2016 | Entertainment
Charles Karel Bouley

Harrison, Goss and the Kit Kat Girls in Cabaret. Photos courtesy of Pantages Theatre By Karel Charles Karel Bouley I was uncomfortable leaving ...

The Tragic Emptiness of Our Political Discourse

T.A. Ridout | Posted 07.20.2016 | Politics
T.A. Ridout

Paying attention to this U.S. presidential campaign and commentators' efforts to make sense of it can be a painful undertaking. Aside from the hateful rhetoric and incitement to violence that Donald Trump has unleashed on society, our tired conceptual short-hands that we try to impose on people and ideas are outdated.

Do Science and Religion Conflict? Yes - And It Matters

Connor Wood | Posted 05.09.2016 | Religion
Connor Wood

Is there a conflict between religion and science? Some say yes. Others say no. Regardless of their answer, nearly everyone thinks that the relationshi...

Hillary Clinton Is A Progressive Democrat, Despite What You May Have Heard

The Huffington Post | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 05.08.2016 | Politics

Bernie Sanders has said that Hillary Clinton is not a “true progressive” and many of his supporters seem to agree. It’s one reason that Sanders ...

Wall Street Guru, Americans and Canadians Love Bernie Sanders

Diane M. Francis | Posted 03.15.2016 | Politics
Diane M. Francis

I vote in both countries and the border relabels everyone. I'm a "conservative" in Canada, concerned about "liberal" profligacy -- which puts me left of the Democrats. So to me, a Democrat like Bernie Sanders in the White House would be good news all around.

Three Cheers for Mr. Trump

Jose Gabilondo | Posted 03.14.2016 | Politics
Jose Gabilondo

As the antithesis to this move, Trump is the new Republican Caesar, dangerous only to the Republican political establishment.

Seriously, Stop Saying Marco Rubio Is The Moderate Candidate

The Huffington Post | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 02.25.2016 | Politics

Five candidates will be onstage in Texas for Thursday’s Republican presidential debate. But only three of them still have a plausible path to the no...

Change and the Spiritual Left

William Horden | Posted 02.22.2016 | GPS for the Soul
William Horden

Encountering change is not dissimilar to staring wide-eyed into a gale-force wind. It is seldom comfortable, causing as it does the stress of uncertainty and insecurity. It can blur our vision, causing us to see things that aren't there even as it causes us to miss things that are.

Death of a Justice

Chris Weigant | Posted 02.15.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

With the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, the November election may decide the fate of all three branches of the United States government. That's a pretty unique situation, and it may boost turnout on both sides of the aisle.

Replacing Antonin Scalia Could Mean The Biggest Supreme Court Shakeup In 25 Years

The Huffington Post | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 02.14.2016 | Politics

Filling a seat on the Supreme Court is always a big deal. Filling the seat of Justice Antonin Scalia, the conservative icon who died on Saturday, will...

The Most Important Election Ever?

Jason P. Steed | Posted 01.06.2016 | Politics
Jason P. Steed

Assuming the next president gets to replace all four of the oldest justices (Ginsburg, Scalia, Kennedy, and Breyer), we're in for a big shift. A Democrat could transform the Court's somewhat reliable 5-4 conservative majority into a solid 6-3 liberal majority.

"Live and Let Live" Has Two Parts

Robin Koerner | Posted 11.17.2015 | Politics
Robin Koerner

If we in the West must feel so guilty, let's feel guilty about the children we've killed in Muslim lands -- rather than about protecting ourselves from "Muslims" -- and others -- who would kill us in our own.

Conservative Certitude Is Frightening!

Marvin Meadors | Posted 10.29.2015 | Politics
Marvin Meadors

Facts matter. The media has to quit making false equivalencies between a Democratic party that relies on facts and reason and accepts the Enlightenment and a Republican party that relies on emotion and a rejection of reality.

If Ben Carson Is Elected, Would He Target Me Over My Columns?

John A. Tures | Posted 10.28.2015 | Politics
John A. Tures

If unleashing the Department of Education on colleges that have whatever Dr. Carson's opinion of "extreme political bias" is isn't intimidating, I don't know what is. Given that I've critiqued Dr. Carson on several occasions, I don't fancy my prospects of avoiding such a list.

Bernie or Hillary? You Know You're a 'Facebook Liberal' When...

H. A. Goodman | Posted 09.22.2015 | Comedy
H. A. Goodman

In honor of Jeff Foxworthy's great shtick, here's a quick breakdown of progressive politics in 2016. You know you're a "Facebook Liberal," or a "Twitter Liberal," or a "Social Media Progressive" in 2016 when you enjoy spreading memes on Facebook and other social media platforms about the evils of the GOP.

Why Liberals See Barack Obama as Atticus Finch

John A. Tures | Posted 09.22.2015 | Politics
John A. Tures

It's hard to say who has been more disappointed, liberals with Barack Obama, or Harper Lee fans with the portrayal of Atticus Finch in "Go Set A Watchman," the sequel to "To Kill A Mockingbird." Yet the real Obama and the fictitious Finch are not so different, as we have recently learned.

Black Crime Rates: What Happens When Numbers Aren't Neutral

Kim Farbota | Posted 01.19.2016 | Crime
Kim Farbota

There is a common conservative narrative that the disproportionate incarceration of black people is not the result of systemic racism, but rather of shortcomings within the black community.This "fact" is used to justify a belief that a "culture of violence" is to blame for problems faced by black people in America.

5 Ways Educators Can Take Back Their Professional Narrative

Chester Goad, Ed.D. | Posted 08.25.2016 | Education
Chester Goad, Ed.D.

Regardless of political ideology, educators must reclaim their profession. I know you don't seek attention. You just want to teach, but it's time for a PR offensive of your own. It's time for the experts to drive the narrative, and below are five ways to do that.

5 Ways Leaders Survive Election Season at Work

Chester Goad, Ed.D. | Posted 08.18.2016 | Business
Chester Goad, Ed.D.

Yes, election season is upon us, and believe it or not, it is possible to survive election cycles with your leadership integrity and the trust of your team intact. Use these five practical tips to avoid sabotaging your team's success with your own personal political biases.

Bernie Sanders: Laughing All The Way Through The Media Black Out

Philip David Morton | Posted 08.10.2016 | Politics
Philip David Morton

While everyone else is battling over bashing Trump's latest nonsensical comments, or not challenging Jeb Bush on standard 'increase the retirement age' talking points, Sanders is experiencing a real populist movement.

Black Lives Do Matter

Bob Burnett | Posted 07.30.2016 | Politics
Bob Burnett

Black lives do matter. Nonetheless, as a result of liberal lethargy and conservative antipathy, in many parts of the US blacks are second-class citizens, at the mercy of local police and unable to gain access to decent jobs, housing, healthcare, and the other aspects of a middle-class life.

Rep. Keith Ellison Is Optimistic About Americans Overcoming Stereotypes Of Muslims

The Huffington Post | Jared Greenhouse | Posted 07.21.2015 | Religion

A recently released Gallup poll showed that 60 percent of American adults would be willing to vote for a well-qualified Muslim candidate for president...