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Social Media Fuels Hyper-patriotism

Gregory G. Allen | Posted 02.05.2013 | Media
Gregory G. Allen

When can we just go back to being Americans and not have to continue to label ourselves so we can instantly pick a fight? I long for that day to arrive.

Why Democrats and Republicans Are Failing

Bernard Rowan | Posted 02.04.2013 | Politics
Bernard Rowan

All corners prefer to be reelected above all else. The public is pretty much equally divided about the kind of liberal we want to see elected and/or reelected, be (s)he Democrat or Republican.

Bill O'Reilly's "Traditional America" Is Damaging Our Future

Anjali Sareen | Posted 02.02.2013 | Media
Anjali Sareen

Bill O'Reilly believes that "traditional" America is dead. Maybe he's right. Maybe the positions taken by Obama supporters this election season aren't "traditional positions." But here's a question, Bill: Just how far back do you want to set the clock to "traditional" America?

Liberal Theology And The Uncertainness Of God

Rev. G. Jude Geiger | Posted 01.28.2013 | Religion
Rev. G. Jude Geiger

Our theology is both a faith statement and a process of reflection. Our faith teaches us that we can expect to continue to be inspired, to learn from one another, and to seek out that spiritual growth.

Why My Fellow Liberals Should Support Israel in Her Conflict with Hamas

Jonathan_Miller | Posted 01.20.2013 | World

The Zionist experiment has emerged -- quietly and vibrantly -- as a clear demonstration of the power of progressive values. Let's stand with those who continue to uphold our deepest principles, even in the face of the most belligerent anti-liberal provocations.

The War on Weather!

Bronston Jones | Posted 01.20.2013 | Comedy
Bronston Jones

Republicans may hate science, but they love a good war. Iraq suggest, they love bad wars too. So let's get these guys excited about a war that might actually benefit mankind.

Liberal Shamelessness on Iran and Middle East

Flynt and Hillary Mann Leverett | Posted 01.16.2013 | World
Flynt and Hillary Mann Leverett

As President Obama signaled renewed interest this week in a "diplomatic resolution to the problem" with Iran, liberal advocates of soft regime change are again coming out of the woodwork to profess their support for engaging Tehran.

Adventures in Conservative Theater

Howard Sherman | Posted 01.14.2013 | Arts
Howard Sherman

There is an oft-repeated cry from certain corners of the creative community lamenting the lack of political theater on our stages. Yet I seriously doubt that the Republican Theater Festival is what they had in mind.

Why I'm Fighting For Divorce Reform

Beverly Willett | Posted 01.13.2013 | Divorce
Beverly Willett

The election is over, but our nation remains as divided as ever. In my view, however, the number one problem facing America today is not the deficit or unemployment or health care. It's family instability.

Obama's Victory And The Aftermath Of 'Please Defriend Me'

Kergan Edwards-Stout | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Kergan Edwards-Stout

I'm struggling today with how to best move forward, given my friends who say that they support me but voted for policies and people who work to deny me my equality. I find myself questioning whom I want in my life and whom I don't.

Romney Lost Because He Was Too Damn Good at Running... Against Himself

David Trumble | Posted 01.07.2013 | Politics
David Trumble

Something did occur to me as I watched Romney's workmanlike concession speech, and that was the thought that Romney was always going to lose this election.

Why We May See the Return of Mainstream Republicans

Douglas LaBier | Posted 01.06.2013 | Politics
Douglas LaBier

I'm wondering if we might start to see a swing of the pendulum away from the Tea Party domination of the GOP, and towards the kind of "cooperative adversary" orientation that once existed between the parties.

The Colleges With The Most Liberal Students

Posted 01.05.2013 | College

College students are generally known as a liberal bunch. But does going to college necessarily make you a liberal? The New York Times has more: ...

The Death Knell of Political Spin

Steve Young | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Steve Young

The conservative media dug up a 1996 video purported to show that Obama was a socialist. Nothing. They tried to resurrect the controversy over the Rev. Jeremiah Wright. Nada. "We built that!" -- a waste of the convention banner budget.

When Pro-Life Isn't

Anjali Sareen | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Anjali Sareen

How can conservative Republicans claim to be pro-life when their purported concern for the individual life ends immediately at birth?

I Hate Nazis. And I'm Okay With That

Michael Gene Sullivan | Posted 12.28.2012 | San Francisco
Michael Gene Sullivan

No, I don't think I should love my enemies and no, I am not diminished in any way by my hate. Oh, and I can hate both the game and the player. Because anyone who freely chooses to play a hateful game deserves to be hated

Why This Liberal Woman Is Voting for Mitt Romney

Brett Blumenthal | Posted 12.26.2012 | Politics
Brett Blumenthal

Just as the nation took a chance on Obama four years ago, I'm betting on Mitt Romney to focus on what is most important to our nation right now: getting us back on our feet, developing jobs for our people, and strengthening our nation's security.

Why Liberal Hearts Bleed and Conservatives Don't

Nigel Barber | Posted 12.25.2012 | Politics
Nigel Barber

Conservatives see the world as a challenging place in which there is always someone else who is ready to steal your lunch.

Remembering Paul Wellstone: The Dreamer's Realist

Robert L. Borosage | Posted 12.25.2012 | Politics
Robert L. Borosage

Wellstone wasn't daunted: "I don't represent the big oil companies, the big pharmaceuticals, or the big insurance industry. They already have great representation in Washington. It's the rest of the people that need representation."

How the Liberal Media Might Have Contributed to Obama's Post-Debate Downfall

Dee Evans | Posted 12.22.2012 | Politics
Dee Evans

Romney had a bad night and conservatives lit into Obama, Obama had a bad night and liberals lit into... Obama!

Liberal Media Freak Out: No Wonder They Call You Lame

Gavin Shulman | Posted 12.11.2012 | Comedy
Gavin Shulman

This is not the time for journalistic integrity. This is the time to step up and do the right's thing. For the sake of the country.

The One Political Stand My Fox News Mom and I Can Take Together

Holly Robinson | Posted 12.04.2012 | Politics
Holly Robinson

My mom is a staunch Republican, a Fox News junkie and the widow of a Navy commander. I have always voted the liberal ticket; I'm an NPR listener. But when Obama became the first president to declare his support for same-sex marriage, Mom shocked me silly.

The Art of Debate

Greg Jacobs | Posted 12.03.2012 | Politics
Greg Jacobs

There is really nothing more exciting than watching politics in action, at least there is nothing more exciting when the media builds it up to be the be all end all of our political existence.

Sorry Conservatives, The Polls Are (Probably) Right

Eli Lehrer | Posted 12.01.2012 | Politics
Eli Lehrer

My Facebook feed, email inbox, and the chatter I hear in conservative meetings are all telling me the same thing: the polls -- all of them -- are wron...

Marriage Markets Explain Sexuality - And the Tea Party!

Nigel Barber | Posted 11.28.2012 | Science
Nigel Barber

That is the gist of a new Discover article by Robert Epstein. He presents evidence that Americans are more sexually liberated when there is an excess of women relative to men at peak marrying age. Political liberalism goes along with liberated sexuality.