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Are Pakistani Liberals Sellouts?

Raza Habib Raja | Posted 10.05.2015 | World
Raza Habib Raja

Consider this a "Jawab-e-Shikwa" (a reply) to the comments I got from my recent article criticizing Pakistan's obsession with the nuclear arsenal. I think that nuclear arsenal has not been beneficial to Pakistan as it has resulted in a faulty security policy and a false sense of national pride.

Is Facebook Changing the Political Landscape Forever?

John Dick | Posted 10.02.2015 | Politics
John Dick

When the Supreme Court ruled in favor of same-sex marriage a few months ago, my Facebook feed was awash with rainbow-tinted profile pictures. If you analyzed my friends' posts, you'd conclude that a perfect 100 percent of them supported the SCOTUS ruling. But something's off about that.

The Pope Is Catholic. Get Over It!

David J. Dunn, PhD | Posted 10.01.2015 | Religion
David J. Dunn, PhD

News flash for progressives: Pope Francis is not one of you! He never has been. The same thing goes for conservatives. The man is just Catholic.

Queer Shame and How Liberal Communities Harm the Children They Embrace

Marissa Castrigno | Posted 09.29.2015 | Gay Voices
Marissa Castrigno

Plenty of mothers hang rainbow flags in honor of their children and then make a point to make a positive comment about visibly queer couples. To be a spectacle, even for someone's kind liberal gaze, still makes you a spectacle.

New Rule: Stop Slagging Off 14 Year-Olds

Mike Mennonno | Posted 09.29.2015 | Politics
Mike Mennonno

Sometimes even a "real liberal" like Maher needs a gentle reminder: Trump & Co. are a much bigger threat to America than Ahmed & Friends will ever be.

We're Not All That Different

Living Room Conversations | Posted 09.29.2015 | Impact
Living Room Conversations

Isn't that what we need in our country right now -- some kind of breakthrough through the stalemates all around us? What exactly would it take to widen our own perspective enough to gain new insights about ourselves? My own experience suggests that answers may be closer than we realize.

Jane Goodall on Real Time with Bill Maher!

Tam Warner Minton | Posted 09.28.2015 | Women
Tam Warner Minton

Bill may be blasphemous and wicked and bring up taboo subjects, but underneath the comedy is social commentary which is first rate. I love me some Bill, and some Dame Jane, too. They are keeping it real.

How Do You Solve a Problem Like Bill Maher?

Mike Mennonno | Posted 09.23.2015 | Politics
Mike Mennonno

Maher in this case is not. What he and his strange bedfellows are promoting is way more dangerous to democracy than Islam could ever be. Religious extremism will not destroy America. But it's not fear of religion that will ultimately defeat religious extremism, either.

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.

I Am A Liberal, And I am Not Opposed To India's Beef Ban

Ash Murthy | Posted 09.16.2015 | World
Ash Murthy

So-called progressives have been quick to criticize the beef ban as an affront to religious freedom, tolerance and personal choice. But it is paradoxical to talk of tolerance while turning a blind eye to the trauma and cruelty that the bovines face in the mostly unlicensed and ill equipped slaughterhouses in India.

It's NOT the Economy, Stupid!

Michael Bader, D.M.H. | Posted 09.15.2015 | Politics
Michael Bader, D.M.H.

Liberals are sorely mistaken when they assume that Maslow's hierarchy of needs is universal and that programs primarily promoting economic redistribution are going to speak to what people most deeply care about.

5 Things Trump's Lead Says About America That All People - Liberals and Conservatives - Continue to Ignore

Anurag Gupta | Posted 09.11.2015 | Entertainment
Anurag Gupta

I am going to be honest I am not the biggest fan of election years. Maybe I find it distasteful to watch adults my grandparents age engage in ruthless bickering and name-calling. Maybe I find the lack of authenticity and honesty in my potential leaders disillusioning.

Kim Davis is Not a Hero

David J. Dunn, PhD | Posted 09.07.2015 | Religion
David J. Dunn, PhD

Kim Davis is a county clerk from Kentucky who was recently jailed for her persistent refusal to issue any marriage licenses because gay marriage viola...

Black Crime Rates: Your Statistics Are Racist

Kim Farbota | Posted 09.02.2015 | 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.

Native Vote Could Make The Difference In Canada's Elections

The Huffington Post | Julian Brave Noisecat | Posted 08.25.2015 | Politics

Canada is facing a critical moment in its history. The Canadian dollar is at an 11-year low, and some say the country is in a recession. Oil produce...

10 Reasons to Spend Time With Your Political Opposite

Living Room Conversations | Posted 08.14.2015 | Impact
Living Room Conversations

So why would anyone be crazy enough to spend significant time with someone on the other side of the political fence? Why funny you should ask...

The Key to Megyn Kelly's Success

S. Kumar | Posted 08.12.2015 | Media
S. Kumar

If you watched the GOP debate this past week that netted 24 million viewers for Fox News, or even read about it, you probably know who the real winner was: not any of the candidates on the stage but one of the moderators, Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly.

The Case for Bernie Sanders

Walker Bragman | Posted 08.06.2015 | Politics
Walker Bragman

Bernie Sanders can win--not just the primary, but the general. Democrats should back him, and ignore the arguments made by Barney Frank and others, who say giving Hillary the nod early is the only hope for victory in 2016.

Why Canada's Election Is Actually Interesting This Time

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 08.07.2015 | World

Every week, we bring you one overlooked aspect of the stories that made news in recent days. You noticed the media forgot all about another story's b...

Ten Reasons to Stay Away from Your Political Opposite

Living Room Conversations | Posted 08.07.2015 | Impact
Living Room Conversations

Those in the political bridge-building community are often quick to assume that the need for more civility is something 'most Americans' readily appreciate. Even though we're worried about political tensions, for different reasons we're just not going to do anything about it?

Canada Launches Its Election Campaign, Sets October Vote

AP | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 08.02.2015 | World

TORONTO (AP) — Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper triggered an election campaign Sunday and set the vote for Oct. 19, when Harper and his C...

Why I Am a Liberal

Richard Abrons | Posted 07.30.2015 | Politics
Richard Abrons

When genial Ronald Reagan appeared on the scene to castigate government, a tsunami of conservatism succeeded in making liberal almost a dirty word. I believe that tsunami is spent.

Every U.S. Governor From Most Liberal To Most Conservative

FindTheBest | Posted 07.30.2015 | Politics

In some cases, a governor's ideology does not reflect the overall political leaning of the state. Maryland, for example, is one of the most Democratic states in the country, but has a Republican governor.

Ready to Rumble with the Tea Party

Living Room Conversations | Posted 07.23.2015 | Politics
Living Room Conversations

For me, polite conversation gets real when you dance on people's issues. But in this conversation, I was called out for being insensitive to the life experiences of my conservative interlocutors. Although there wasn't much common ground politically, there was some surprising rapprochement personally.

The Republican Party Is in Shambles

Walker Bragman | Posted 07.28.2015 | Politics
Walker Bragman

With 2016 fast approaching, things look bleak for the GOP. Pandering to a non-white voting block could very well end up costing it the South, as it did to the Democrats in the 1960s. At the same time, pandering to base will alienate too many groups to win in a general election--not the least of which are Latinos.