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Five Reasons Why Stoicism Matters Today

Rob Goodman | Posted 09.29.2012 | Books
Rob Goodman

Stoicism still has a tremendous amount to teach us, especially in these passion-saturated times. What's more, the Stoic legacy has shaped our world in more ways than you might expect. Here are five reasons why Stoicism matters.

The Obama-Clinton Center Rejoined

Lanny Davis | Posted 11.23.2012 | Politics
Lanny Davis

At the DNC, Bill Clinton restated his successful ideological hybrid of social progressivism, cultural moderation and fiscal responsibility. Barack Obama affirmed these same center-left themes. Let's compare the two speeches.

The Performance of Politics Election 2012

Jeffrey C. Alexander | Posted 11.19.2012 | Politics
Jeffrey C. Alexander

Though "no one will hear a discouraging word" from the Romney campaign, the writing is on the wall. The reason is not the actual state of the economy or nation. It's about the state of our political drama, our symbolic and emotional selves.

Obama's America vs. Romney-Ryan-Rand's America: Citizenship vs. Selfishness

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 11.14.2012 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

The most important thing the president did in Charlotte was offer a specific definition of what it means to be an American. That definition centered on one word: citizenship.

Your Thoughts On Obama's Speech (And A Special Question)

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

The last two weeks have been a roller coaster of emotions and coverage around the RNC and DNC. You've already been following our coverage and partici...

The Jobs Report and the Election

Robert Reich | Posted 11.07.2012 | Politics
Robert Reich

I desperately want Obama to win. But the one thing his speech last night lacked was the one thing that was the most important for him to offer -- a plan for how to get the economy out of the doldrums.

President Obama And Nonprofits: 6 Things You Need To Know

Posted 09.07.2012 | Impact

In his speech to accept the Democratic party's nomination Thursday night, Obama said the election wasn't about him -- it was about you. Yes, you and y...

CA DNC Delegate: The Resiliency of Hope

Linnie Frank Bailey | Posted 11.04.2012 | Los Angeles
Linnie Frank Bailey

Today's diverse America deserves better than empty chairs. We deserve a seat at the table to help our communities grow and thrive. There is more to 'lose' in this election. The choice has never been clearer: backward or forward?

How Democrats Should Respond to the 'Better Off' Question

Keith Boykin | Posted 11.04.2012 | Politics
Keith Boykin

Sure, America hasn't solved all its problems in four years, but Democrats have to stop apologizing for not being perfect and start letting people know what they've actually done.

Joshua Hersh

Obama Will Have More To Say About Afghanistan This Week. That's The Easy Part. | Joshua Hersh | Posted 09.04.2012 | World

When President Barack Obama addresses the nation on Thursday night at the end of this week's Democratic National Convention, he will have no trouble s...

Open Letter to the Obama Campaign: Do's and Don'ts for Charlotte

Elizabeth Tannen | Posted 11.04.2012 | Politics
Elizabeth Tannen

I think you got the memo about not inviting Clint Eastwood and thinking twice when someone makes a last-minute request to the prop guy. But perhaps there are other lessons you can take from the RNC.

What Kind of People Will We Be?

Mike Lux | Posted 11.04.2012 | Politics
Mike Lux

We saw the Republicans attacking Democrats hard on the business thing with their "we built this" message. This week, we Democrats have our turn, and how we both attack Republicans' weakness and address our own will be critically important to framing the fall debate.

Friday Talking Points -- Talking Back

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.31.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The facts are squarely on the Democrats' side. But we need bumpersticker answers. Slogans. Not an in-depth discussion of why the other side's position is horsefeathers, but a snappy putdown to showcase the wrongness of the Republican position.

DNC Funds Low After July Spending

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 08.20.2012 | Politics

The Democratic National Committee appears to have had a rough month of fundraising in July, pulling in nearly $10 million. That's $10 million less tha...

Obama Convention Plans Revealed

Politico | Posted 08.10.2012 | Politics

Advisers to President Barack Obama are scripting a Democratic National Convention featuring several Republicans in a prime-time appeal to independents...

Why MTV Might Hurt Barack Obama & The DNC

Posted 08.08.2012 | Entertainment

As it turns out, Barack Obama isn't just competing with Mitt Romney. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Democratic National Committee is having ...

Dave Jamieson

Labor Limits Involvement At Charlotte Democratic Convention | Dave Jamieson | Posted 07.09.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The AFL-CIO has told its member unions that it won't make significant contributions or host events at this year's Democratic National Co...

Jason Cherkis

Citing The Democratic National Convention, Charlotte Snubs Labor Day Parade, Unions Say | Jason Cherkis | Posted 06.20.2012 | Politics

The Democratic National Committee's selection of Charlotte, N.C., to host its convention has angered labor unions, with advocates arguing that the rig...

Jason Cherkis

Democratic Convention's Host City Boasts Anti-Union Rules, Packed Shelters, Food Deserts | Jason Cherkis | Posted 09.04.2012 | Politics

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- If Whole Foods were to sell a city, the proposal might look like how local booster Dan Murrey pitches Charlotte. In Murrey's tellin...

Sam Stein

Democratic Governors Warn Obama Campaign To Avoid Focusing On Social Issues | Sam Stein | Posted 02.28.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Some of the nation's top Democratic governors are urging party leadership to avoid getting consumed by social issues, even as focusing o...

Amanda Terkel

Senators Back Adding Marriage Equality To Democratic Party Platform | Amanda Terkel | Posted 02.28.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Two of President Obama's national campaign co-chairs called on the Democratic Party to endorse marriage equality in its platform on Tues...

Amanda Terkel

DNC Pushed To Incorporate Marriage Equality Into Party Platform | Amanda Terkel | Posted 02.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- An LGBT organization is calling on the Democratic Party to officially support marriage equality, launching a national campaign to get De...

Sam Stein

DNC: Romney Charge 'Laughable' From 'Quarter-Billion-Dollar Man' | Sam Stein | Posted 12.29.2011 | Politics

Barack Obama's reelection campaign and the allied Democratic National Committee swiftly responded to Mitt Romney's latest personal attack on the presi...

Paul Blumenthal

Obama Hauls In Huge Amount Of Cash | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 12.13.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The reelection campaign of President Barack Obama continues to dominate in fundraising as it pulled in $70.1 million from 600,000 donors...

Christina Wilkie

Obama To Donors: 'Markets Will Go Up And Down' | Christina Wilkie | Posted 10.08.2011 | Politics

Following a day marked by huge losses on Wall Street and uncertainty in global markets, President Obama defended his administration's priorities on Mo...