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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 10.13.2015 | Gay 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.

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.