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Is Bernie Too Liberal to Win?

Bob Burnett | Posted 02.11.2016 | Politics
Bob Burnett

After Bernie Sanders' convincing win in the New Hampshire primary, many establishment Democrats are renewing the argument that Bernie cannot win in November because he is too liberal. It doesn't hold up.

The Top Ten Ways to Piss Off a Conservative

Daniel Miller | Posted 02.08.2016 | Politics
Daniel Miller

1. Insist that Ronald Reagan was just a "pretty good" President. 2. Tell them all Muslims are terrorists in the same way that all Republicans are wh...

Conservatives Have Earned Their Trump; Liberals Have Not Earned Our Sanders

Leonce Gaiter | Posted 02.05.2016 | Black Voices
Leonce Gaiter

We liberals yearn for instant 'revolution' while holding the ugly political nitty gritty in contempt. We can't even be bothered to show up for a non-presidential election. Instead, we look for a savior who'll turn it all around with a wave of the hand because we consider anything more political than occasional voting beneath us.

Angry Old Men -- Quo Vadis America?

Dr. Dr. phil. Immanuel Fruhmann | Posted 02.01.2016 | Politics
Dr. Dr. phil. Immanuel Fruhmann

It is not the USA that is in decline, but it is their rule, and an America of the past, in which they were in charge.

Bernie Sanders And Hillary Clinton Are Actually Fighting About Barack Obama

The Huffington Post | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 01.28.2016 | Politics

The debate Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton are having in the Democratic presidential campaign is in many ways about the future. It's about their d...

Outrage Culture Kills Important Conversation

Michael Shammas | Posted 01.27.2016 | Politics
Michael Shammas

Productive discourse is dying, trampled over by closed minds who value comfortable opinion-holding over uncomfortable soul-searching. As dialogue lies flailing and gasping, outrage culture's pulse is stronger than ever.

Keep Religious Views Out of Politics! (Unless I Agree With Them!)

Pete Williamson | Posted 01.25.2016 | Religion
Pete Williamson

I think our society more truly revealed itself when the Pope came to visit last year. We simultaneously had both liberals and conservatives rushing to claim the Pope as one of their own, while quickly dismissing anything they disagreed with under the premise that "religion should keep out of politics."

Religious Pedagogues Should Embrace Liberal Education

Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz | Posted 01.19.2016 | Religion
Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz

Today, many religious institutions have still not embraced the very notion of liberal education. There is an ongoing fear that allowing students to think for themselves will lead them towards the "wrong" options. This is a mistake.

I'm a Liberal and a Mormon

Peter Harrison | Posted 01.20.2016 | Religion
Peter Harrison

So one might ask, how can liberal political beliefs fit into a religion that seems so conservative? As an liberal Democrat I believe many of my political beliefs are quite congruent with LDS principles. Here are several reasons why LDS liberalism resonates with me.

Liberals And Conservatives Agree: Ann Coulter Is The Worst

The Huffington Post | Judah Robinson | Posted 01.13.2016 | Media

Conservative pundit and xenophobic scaremonger Ann Coulter may have just given conservatives and liberals something to agree on. After South Carolina...

Foreign Liberals Shouldn't Be Liberal With American Lives and Money

Doug Bandow | Posted 12.21.2015 | World
Doug Bandow

Liberals from other nations will continue to lobby Washington to advance their home countries' interests. No surprise there. But they shouldn't complain if American liberals choose priceless domestic peace and prosperity over costly international charity and conflict.

The Real Reason Donald Trump Will Win the Republican Nomination

Ali A. Rizvi | Posted 12.16.2015 | Politics
Ali A. Rizvi

The bigoted, xenophobic rhetoric Donald Trump is giving Republican voters is exactly what they want. This deterioration of the GOP base is something the other candidates, and even media pundits, are still in denial about. That is why they're losing. Trump is the only one who has recognized it, and he's right.

Can Empathy Towards Your Opponent's Political Views Alter Them?

Douglas LaBier | Posted 12.15.2015 | Politics
Douglas LaBier

Arguments based on a political opponent's moral principles, rather than one's own, have a much better chance of success.

Terrorism Has No Religion

Leslie Marshall | Posted 12.15.2015 | Politics
Leslie Marshall

No religion condones killing. And no religion should be blamed for murder. Although the terrorists in San Bernardino are referred to as Muslims, they are not.

Ben Carson Employs Fear Tactic in Swipe at Bernie Sanders's Proposal for Free College Tuition

Michael Sainato | Posted 12.10.2015 | Politics
Michael Sainato

The term 'free' turns many people off of the proposal, but denigrating Senator Sanders solution to increasing college costs and student debt is treating a college education as though it were merely a consumer good.

I Got Sober, But I Didn't Stop Being Controversial

Kelly Fitzgerald | Posted 12.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Kelly Fitzgerald

Just because I'm sober, aware of my actions and making a conscious effort to be a better person every day, does not mean I can't be strong-willed and outspoken. Like so much in recovery, finding my new identity was all about striking a healthy balance.

Clinton Attacks Sanders’ Progressive Agenda

The Huffington Post | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 11.18.2015 | Politics

This is why Hillary Clinton makes so many progressives queasy. The former secretary of state and front-runner for the Democratic presidential nominat...

Hillary Clinton Touted Fracking Across the Globe, and Only Bernie Sanders Can Be Trusted to Save Us From It

Michael Sainato | Posted 11.16.2015 | Politics
Michael Sainato

Hillary Clinton has yet to address the issue of fracking during her campaign. She recently vocalized her opposition to Keystone XL and Arctic drilling, but only when it was deemed politically favorable to say so.

Cry the Benighted Country: What's Gone Wrong in America

Andy Schmookler | Posted 11.10.2015 | Politics
Andy Schmookler

Many of us in America today sense an adverse shift in the balance of power between the elements that have made our nation great, and those that tear down what's best about our nation. Some dimensions of this shift can be seen in three key elements of the American body politic.

Carson's Troubles Lie in His Present, Not His Past

Robert Price | Posted 11.09.2015 | Politics
Robert Price

There is plenty of time to set the record straight before the 2016 election, but it appears as though Carson has fastened himself to the creature he built and is flying the beast recklessly toward a blood-thirsty media clamoring for conflict and chaos.

Christian Persecution Peddlers Want Special Treatment -- Not Religious Freedom

Dale Hansen | Posted 11.09.2015 | Politics
Dale Hansen

Christian persecution has become a new religion for many. These people take it on faith that a war on Christianity is being waged in America. The reality is, the only war being waged right now is one to define the religious freedoms afforded to Americans by the Constitution.

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.

The PC Movement Has Gone Too Far

Samara Wolpe | Posted 10.19.2015 | College
Samara Wolpe

My first week of college I made the mistake of using "you guys" to refer to a group of girls. Though I meant nothing by it, having used the phrase to refer to any combination of genders in a group, one girl scrunched up her nose as if she smelled something disgusting.

An Endorsement of Nothing: When a Pope Betrays the Gay World With Kisses

Benjamin Brenkert | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Benjamin Brenkert

Until the Pope sits down with a pen to reconcile Church doctrine with what is truthfully occurring in nature, much as he did with climate change, he endorses nothing and sets gay people up for even more betrayal -- because Pope Francis cannot assure the world that his successor will be as "gay friendly."

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.