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Budget Wars in Washington: The Jetsons Meet the Flintstones

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lisa Kaas Boyle

Just as the futuristic Jetsons and the Stone Age Flintstones met up in the 1987 cartoon, "The Jetsons Meet the Flintstones," two camps with wildly different mindsets are meeting on the floors of Congress.

Where You Stand on the Culture War Issues, and Why!

David Ropeik | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Ropeik

We label ourselves Republicans or Democrats, Conservatives or Liberals, and we argue our selective view of the evidence, but the truth is -- our minds are not informed by the evidence.

Who We Fight for and Why it Matters

Mark Olmsted | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Olmsted

I saw The Eagle this weekend, and thought Tatum Channing acquitted himself remarkably well, considering how contemporary he might have seemed in a his...

3 Words We Need in Politics

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dr. Jim Taylor

You didn't hear those three words from Michele Bachmann after her history-revising Tea Party response to President Obama's State of the Union speech. What are those three words, you ask? "I was wrong."

The Sociology of Tahrir: The Three Blocs in Egypt's Revolution

Tom Gerety | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Tom Gerety

This revolution holds great promise for Egypt. Its massed supporters are unified in a simple, passionate cause, but the blocs of power in Egypt will not easily concur on what is to be done to end corruption.

"Spring Awakening"-- Teen Masturbation, Pregnancy, Incest, Suicide and Rape In A Catchy Musical

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Charles Karel Bouley

Watching the touring company of "Spring Awakening" at their premiere night at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood, CA was awkward at times; but then again, so was puberty so that's the point.

Michele Bachmann's Brilliant Move

Brent Budowsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

Michele Bachmann's idea of giving a second Republican reply to the State of the Union was politically brilliant. Democrats, progressives and real populists would be well-advised to understand why.

One More Thing About Keith

Michael Sigman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Sigman

Watching Keith's apparently unmoored anger has often been confusing, but given what's now been widely reported, it makes more sense. The end was near, and he knew it.

JFK: Great Man, Great Liberal, Great American, Great Goals, Great Nation

Brent Budowsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

Today America celebrates the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy assuming the presidency, with Kennedy remaining the most popular president of the las...

Traces: Cirque of the Street

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Charles Karel Bouley

Traces has the acrobatics of a Cirque production, the raw excitement and street feel of any current dance movie or So You Think You Can Dance.

Tucson Tragedy Demands Discourse Recall

Morris W. O'Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Morris W. O'Kelly

Slow down America. Slow down. There is no finish line awaiting the fastest to pass judgment. There is no prize for the swiftest rebuke of political...

Taking a Look at How We Look At Our World and at Ourselves

Mitchell J. Rabin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell J. Rabin

Looking at how we think, see or perceive as in a reflective exercise is just not something we humans really like to do. We'd rather actively assert t...

Tucson: In the Blame Game, We All Lose

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Charles Karel Bouley

A mentally unbalanced person took a gun and opened fire on a "town hall" gathering in Tucson, AZ one sunny January weekend at the beginning of 2011. H...

Conservative Explains How To "Fix" Arizona and America (VIDEO)

Sally Kohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sally Kohn

When the economy is strong, conservatives want to cut taxes for the rich. When the economy is weak, conservatives want to cut taxes for the rich. Wh...

Hair Is Still Groovy After All These Years

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Charles Karel Bouley

Perhaps the new era doesn't need a new musical to explain the frustrations, the fears, the hopes of the youth of today; perhaps it already has it in Hair.

170 Million Strong Support NPR

Melissa Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Melissa Ross

Could the Williams matter have been better handled? Most agree that it could have. Does a bungled personnel matter serve as justification to gut all federal funding for this insightful news organization? Absolutely not.

Obama Hates Social Justice Liberals Like Me

Terry Curtis Fox | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Terry Curtis Fox

Barack Obama hates me. It's nothing personal. I'm just part of the one group that really seems to piss the President off -- social justice liberals

The Theatre of the Absurd Starring the Richest And Poorest Among Us

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charles Karel Bouley

It appears the haves and the have nots are now at battle on Capitol Hill. Right now, the haves are winning. But I'd be a little afraid, if I were them. Americans always get up when knocked down.

HIV Prevention Drug: Thanks, But No Thanks

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Charles Karel Bouley

We need a cure for HIV and AIDS. We've always had a way to prevent it, it's called common sense and responsibility.

Thanksgiving 2010 on the Island of Misfit Toys

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Charles Karel Bouley

Happy Holidays to all families, blessed by God or not, approved by Man or no. Cherish the ties that bind, honor those that love, and hold those that are dear. These days more than ever, it truly is all we've got.

Our Choice: Changing the Game

Robert David Steele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert David Steele

Some people say Gandhi was about nonviolence. And he was. But he is significant for something else that I believe is far more important: He changed the game.

The Re-Positioning Tango

Mike Lux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Lux

Self-identified liberals are an important part of the Democratic base, but they sure aren't the only part, or even the biggest one. Most African-Americans, who voted 90% Democratic, do not describe themselves as liberals. Neither do most Hispanics.

Gay Teen Asks: I'm 16 and Don't Want To Be Gay, Should I Get Therapy?

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Charles Karel Bouley

There's so much in this world that needs to be repaired. Gays and lesbians are not on that list. We're as wonderful, as broken, as perfect, as crazy, as flawed and as caring as each of you.

GLBT Soldiers and Prospective Recruits, Wise Up, Get Some Self Respect and Get Out

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charles Karel Bouley

The entire controversy surrounding Don't Ask, Don't Tell, the unconstitutional policy that the Obama administration has repeatedly denounced while def...

Friends Or Allies Often Hurt More Than Bullies

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charles Karel Bouley

It's Not the Bigots That Bully, It's Our Friends That Hurt Us More By Charles Karel Bouley II There's a lot of "gay" in the news these days. It alwa...