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WASHPOST: Warren 'The Modern Liberal Movement's Political Godfather'

The Washington Post | Posted 10.18.2014 | Politics

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) brought her populist message Saturday to this small college town to rev up the final weeks of Sen. Al Franken's reelec...

Krugman Writes In Defense Of Obama

Rolling Stone | Paul Krugman | Posted 10.08.2014 | Politics

The Nobel Prize-winning economist, once one of the president’s most notable critics, on why Obama is a historic success. ...

Political Values Are Dividing Us Over Basic Facts, Not Just Policy Choices

Justin Reedy | Posted 09.30.2014 | Politics
Justin Reedy

If people are seemingly able to develop false factual beliefs without any help from ideologically driven media messages, and if efforts like news media fact-checking are failing to correct shoddy facts, then what hope do we have for a vibrant, meaningful public debate?

Ethics, Accuracy and Perspectives on Michael Brown and Ferguson

Ben Spielberg | Posted 09.23.2014 | Politics
Ben Spielberg

If we evaluate viewpoints using the veil of ignorance and a thorough analysis of the facts, we will more easily identify the root causes of disagreements. We will also be forced to focus our conversations around ethical considerations and honest dialogue.

Could Islamic State Defeat the U.S.? Yes - If the Left and Right Continue to Put Politics Ahead of the Nation

Bill Shireman | Posted 09.08.2014 | Politics
Bill Shireman

We all know that Islamic and other religious fundamentalists need to stop trying to destroy each other. But so do conservatives and liberals. We need to stop feeding our own fundamentalist movements.

Ben, Jerry, and Me: My Lifelong Love Affair With Ice Cream

Jennifer McGaha | Posted 09.03.2014 | Fifty
Jennifer McGaha

It tasted like 19 years old and tie-dye dresses and my best friend's dorm room plastered with Led Zepplin posters and reeking of weed. It tasted like Youth itself, and I was ruined. Suddenly, every other ice cream I had ever tasted was a disappointment in retrospect.

The Unrequited Love Affair Between Liberal Jews and an Illiberal Israel

Carlo Strenger | Posted 08.28.2014 | World
Carlo Strenger

Jewish liberals -- in Israel and the Diaspora -- need to realize that the time has come to stop mourning Israel's idealized image.

The Surprising Thing I Found When I Compared Liberal And Conservative Attitudes About Obedience to Authority

Jeremy Frimer | Posted 10.21.2014 | Politics
Jeremy Frimer

I set out to test whether liberals favor obedience to authority just like conservatives do.

Liberals Can Wear Robes: What A Recent Confirmation Tells Us

David Fontana | Posted 10.11.2014 | Politics
David Fontana

One of the prevailing narratives in American politics for some time has been that liberal judges are politically toxic. But events of last month could go a long way towards removing that fear, and making the possibility of liberal judges a reality rather than just a dream.

10 Irreparable Democrat and Republican Flaws - An Opening for a New Party?

Jerry Ashton | Posted 10.10.2014 | New York
Jerry Ashton

Is the veneer cracking? Is the ground shifting? Are the two major parties unwittingly collaborating in bringing forth a third party? Are they slitt...

'The Invisible Bridge': 10 or So Questions with Rick Perlstein

Jason Saltoun-Ebin | Posted 10.05.2014 | Books
Jason Saltoun-Ebin

I sat down a few weeks ago with Rick Perlstein, author of Before the Storm and Nixonland, to discuss his latest, The Invisible Bridge: The Fall of Nixon and the Rise of Reagan.

The Anti-Semite Inside You

Ariel Chesler | Posted 09.30.2014 | Politics
Ariel Chesler

I suggest that in the same way we talk about internalized sexism and racism and homophobia we must talk about internalized anti-Semitism.

The Limits of American Power: A Letter to the Left

Robert Kuttner | Posted 09.26.2014 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

When I was young, a mantra among progressives was that America had to stop operating as global policeman. Vietnam was the signal episode of arrogant and ultimately self-defeating American overreach. But there were plenty of other cases of the U.S. government doing the bidding of oil companies and banana barons, and blithely overthrowing left-democratic governments as well as outright communists (or driving nationalist reformers into the arms of communists.)

This Is Where You Don't Want Your Tax Dollars Going

Danielle Higgins | Posted 09.18.2014 | Politics
Danielle Higgins

Though I surely did not become more conservative with age or my first paycheck, I found a few things that I do not want my tax dollars funding. Unless we stand up for our values and make an attempt to have some say in where our tax dollars are going, we are complicit in the very types of oppression to which we are ideologically opposed.

5 Reasons Why Hillary Clinton Is the Best Person for the Job

Erin McKelle | Posted 09.08.2014 | College
Erin McKelle

Hillary Clinton is without question, the most talked-about woman in politics right now.

Conservatives Blame the Wrong People for Economic Problems

Fred Lundgren | Posted 08.30.2014 | Politics
Fred Lundgren

Too often, hard working and well meaning conservatives fall into the "blame trap" set by their rich and powerful brethren, who blame the powerless, instead of themselves for the economic woes of society.

The Tea Party Should Split From Republicans and Form America's Third Political Party

H. A. Goodman | Posted 08.29.2014 | Politics
H. A. Goodman

When analyzing the words of Tea Party candidates and Tea Party websites, it's obvious there's only one solution to the dilemmas passionate conservatives now face: A third political party in the United States.

Ariel Edwards-Levy

Report Highlights Issues Where Partisan Stalwarts Stand Alone

HuffingtonPost.com | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 06.29.2014 | Politics

The GOP's base stands conspicuously apart from the American public on issues including global warming, the fairness of the economic system and the nee...

An Angry Tea Party and Vocal Ted Cruz Prove America Is Becoming More Liberal

H. A. Goodman | Posted 08.26.2014 | Politics
H. A. Goodman

Even if they break away from the GOP and form their own party (which would help liberals immensely), the Tea Party won't be able to stop the country from becoming more liberal with every generation.

Anthony Weiner for President?

Cynthia Dagnal-Myron | Posted 08.12.2014 | Politics
Cynthia Dagnal-Myron

That got your attention. But I'm not being entirely facetious. Having watched Weiner kick some serious butt twice on one of my favorite bleeding heart liberal talk shows, I'm beginning to like this guy.

The Troubling Rise of Thoughtcrime on College Campuses

Michael Shammas | Posted 08.09.2014 | College
Michael Shammas

I wish I could have expressed surprise at the Class of 2014's immature reaction to the possibility of hearing conservative opinions at their commencement addresses last month; but my own college experiences taught me otherwise.

Being Humane and Being Fair

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 08.08.2014 | Politics
Howard Steven Friedman

The richest and most powerful nation that the world has ever known can certainly design a social support system that is both humane and fair. The richest and most powerful nation that the world has ever seen can certainly afford to feed, house and cloth all its citizens.

'We Negotiate with Terrorists Now': Social Media and Ideology

W. Scott Poole | Posted 08.05.2014 | Politics
W. Scott Poole

After a social media fast, I made a tentative return to Facebook. I returned mostly aware of what I would find. A complete archival record of every c...

God Gave Duck Dynasty Phil Robertson to Democrats. Thank You, Lord, for This Gift.

H. A. Goodman | Posted 07.31.2014 | Politics
H. A. Goodman

The camouflaged, bearded duck hunter in the sky, in his infinite wisdom and vendetta against mallards, gave liberals everywhere a gift. His name is Phil Robertson and his controversial comments on homosexuals, Satan in politics and God are well-documented.

Spiritual Friendship on Facebook: In Commemoration of Artie Lee

Steven Kurlander | Posted 07.20.2014 | Impact
Steven Kurlander

Friendship has changed in our social-media age. We used to maintain long-distance friendships with letters and the occasional long-distance phone call. Today we sustain old friendships and establish new ones through emails, instant messaging, blog posts, tweets and Skype.