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Letter to a Whiny Young Democrat

Mark Morford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Morford

See what happens when you young liberal voters get so disgruntled and disillusioned that you drop all your party's newborn, hard-won ideas without giving them sufficient time to mature?

Takeover Takeaways

Michael Fauntroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Fauntroy

Congressional Republicans who think the outcome of this election is a mandate for their view of governance are overstating the case and run the risk of the kind of overreach some say the hurt the Democrats.

I Was a Victim of Voter Fraud! Required ID Is No Safeguard

Kimberly Krautter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kimberly Krautter

So much for protecting the integrity of the vote by requiring picture IDs. (Are you listening Elizabeth Hasselbeck?) How ironic that I was almost una...

Is CBS' Blue Bloods Showing the Way to Our Political Future?

Mark Blankenship | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mark Blankenship

As everyone heads to the polls today, I'm reminded that the CBS series Blue Bloods, about a family of New York cops and lawyers, has become an unlikely balm for my frustration about America's nasty political culture.

A Letter From a Progressive to President Obama

Stu Kreisman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stu Kreisman

Dear President Obama, I'll vote for you in 2012, but you're not making it easy to do so. Your administration's communication skills are, to be honest, horrible. And now we're in for two years of gridlock and hell.

Juan Williams: Clever Double-Play or Conservative Cause Celebre

Charles D. Ellison | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Charles D. Ellison

Defunding NPR is no different from Alaska GOP U.S. Senate nominee Joe Miller's unofficial bodyguard entourage handcuffing Alaska Dispatch reporter Tony Hopfinger.

Reading the Daily Me

Raymond Griffith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Raymond Griffith

Nicholas Kristof of the New York Times has written an excellent column, "The Daily Me." I encourage you all to read it here:

What Happened in New Jersey: A Tragedy in New Media

David Helfenbein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
David Helfenbein

I'm a firm believer in the benefits of social media. But this is not to say that social media does not have its issues. Take three young adults in New Jersey and three social media platforms and I think you all know what I mean.

The Jobs Crisis: Hard Times and Tough Choices

Bob Burnett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Burnett

Even before the results of the November 2nd elections are in, the U.S. is in gridlock. Politicians know we're facing hard times but they're unwilling to make the tough choices required to jump-start the economy.

The Road to a New Progressive Narrative, Part One: How the Left Alienated Millions of Americans

Mark Cassello | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Cassello

Could it be that the unending stream of negative portrayals designed to marginalize and alienate Tea Party supporters has amplified the narrative that the country has been taken over by a "regime".

Senator Patty Murray and the Nation

Stephen Herrington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephen Herrington

We should be a nation of Patty Murrays: real, rational and tough. And while her opponent may have eight times the money, Patty has her tennis shoes and my admiration, for what that's worth.

Here's a Way to Never Be Unemployed

Dave Astor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Dave Astor

Many Americans are maxing out on their unemployment benefits amid cries from Republicans that they're lazy bums who should get a job. Sure, there's on...

Why Do Liberal Attacks on the Tea Party Echo Attacks on Liberals?

Ari Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ari Melber

"We want our country back," was criticized as a secretly coded response to the election of the first black president. Yet the same phrase was, as politicos may recall, a popular slogan among liberals after Bush's election.

The Fallacy of Insufficient Extremism

Brendan Nyhan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brendan Nyhan

With a GOP wave seeming increasingly likely in November, liberals are already looking to place blame. One of the targets has been Democrats themselves.

The Lesser Evil in 2010

Stephen Herrington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephen Herrington

I'm done with the Democratic inferiority complex now. I'm sick of the whining and recriminations. Vote or revolt. Just don't sit there feeling like someone else should do it for you.

The Tea Party: Poor, Deluded Koch Suckers

Dylan Brody | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dylan Brody

The Kochs see the poor as stupid people to be used as fodder in their own crusade for increased profits. As long as we who disagree with them continue to attack members of the Tea Party as fools, we only serve to polarize and entrench them.

Reagan's Welfare Queen has Morphed into the Health Care Queen

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Howard Steven Friedman

Welfare Queens are portrayed as lazy leeches on society, pilfering money from "hard working people's taxes." In any large group, some will take advantage of the system, but that doesn't mean the system should be abolished.

Liberals Overreact to Citizens United

Jeff Norman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Norman

Liberals and Democrats fear their ideological foes will benefit from the Court's decision, and the nascent campaigns launched in response are unmistakable acts of political warfare.

Challenges to the Privileging of Married People, from Across the Ideological Spectrum

Bella DePaulo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bella DePaulo

[This post is co-authored by Bella DePaulo and Rachel Buddeberg.] Today marks the beginning of Singles Week (or, more formally, National Unmarried an...

Proud to Be a Liberal

Bob Burnett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Burnett

In the run up to the midterm elections, many Democratic candidates avoid the liberal label. The Democrats' problem is not that they are too liberal, but rather that they are not liberal enough.

Michael Moore's Fundraising Campaign for the "Ground Zero" Mosque

Pearl Korn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Pearl Korn

Michael, while doing important, good works, misses no opportunity to promote himself, yet occasionally he misses the mark in his documentaries or when he appears on TV promoting his films.

Narcissism and Politics

Peter Clothier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Peter Clothier

Shall we burn the village in order to save it? Unless we can learn to look at what works with honesty and humility, we will almost certainly condemn our country to the trashcan of human history.

Why Rahm Was 100% Wrong

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cenk Uygur

Rahm was supposed to be some sort of political genius. But it has turned out to be the exact opposite. He blew it. He had no idea what he was talking about and it looks like his party is about to lose a massive amount of seats.

Evil in America? U.S. Fundamentalist Group to Burn Koran on 9/11

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

One need not journey to the mountains of Afghanistan or Pakistan to discover evil. We have our own home-grown variety of dangerous extremism here in ...

Do YOU Agree with These Bumper Stickers?

Scott Shrake | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Scott Shrake

Having been so inspired by the message T-shirts from last weekend's Restoring Honor rally in Washington, I spent the week traveling America's 50 state...