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Say It Ain't So, Bob

Frank Askin | Posted 08.12.2015 | Politics
Frank Askin

As a long-time supporter of Senator Menendez, I would certainly give him the benefit of the doubt if he were seriously challenging the allegations against him. But that does not appear to be the case.

If We Love Politicians Who Speak Their Mind, How Come We Don't Elect Them?

Nick Desai | Posted 07.28.2015 | Entertainment
Nick Desai

Donald Trump is sucking up every molecule of Oxygen this side of Jupiter in the GOP primary by speaking his mind. Love him or hate him, he is unabashedly saying what he thinks.

Party Crashing for Political Access: Schwarzenegger and My Pantsuit

Charlotte Laws | Posted 07.28.2015 | Politics
Charlotte Laws

Party crashing--or gate-crashing, as it is sometimes called--is an art form that I stumbled upon as a teen. I taught myself how to finagle into any event, anywhere, anytime.

What Would George Washington Do?

Barry Kibrick | Posted 05.06.2015 | Politics
Barry Kibrick

It is not the first time our nation has felt that we were headed in the wrong direction. In fact, the father of our country, George Washington, at one time also felt very disappointed in the direction of our newly-formed nation and was not afraid to state it.

The Spirit of Public Service

Maryam Zar | Posted 04.15.2015 | Los Angeles
Maryam Zar

Now in her early 50s, Sheila has had a great deal of experience as a parent, fundraiser, an entrepreneur and as a member of local city government where she instated programs and policies that made a difference.

Why the Story of Muhammad Ali's Rebellion Matters Today: Part 2

Dave Kreissman | Posted 12.30.2014 | Sports
Dave Kreissman

As we recognize that American sports and culture do not represent a "post-racial society" after all, it's important to look back at the '60s, the era where there was perhaps the greatest change in the relationship between African-Americans and White America.

Swarthmore College, What Are You Values?

James A. Cusumano, Ph.D. | Posted 08.17.2014 | College
James A. Cusumano, Ph.D.

Swarthmore has an endowment of $1.635 billion, some of which is invested in support of the fossil fuel industry, and yet historically the college has been a strong supporter of social justice. The climate change -- fossil fuel connection does not appear to be on its radar screen.

Indiana May Elect Its First Openly Gay State Representative

Chris Sosa | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Chris Sosa

An openly gay 28-year-old Democrat is running to become Indiana's first openly gay state representative. With an affable yet determined demeanor, he...

North Carolina House Bill 589; or, Politics in the New Third World

Mark Axelrod | Posted 10.19.2013 | Politics
Mark Axelrod

I find it increasingly difficult to believe that certain states in the alleged "United States" would mindfully attempt to undermine the right to vote ...

It's Time Congress Stands Up to Insurance Companies

Gregory G. Allen | Posted 03.30.2013 | Politics
Gregory G. Allen

People complain about a socialistic government that takes on medical benefits for its citizens, but what is our congress doing to offer up solutions? There are so many examples of hard-working Americans that have been kicked to the curb when it comes to medical assistance -- all because of insurance companies.

Stability Through Compromise

Paul Ruth | Posted 12.02.2012 | Politics
Paul Ruth

Extremism can have the appearance of populism, but rarely the numbers. It can be a blinding thought process that takes advantage of the disadvantaged, and is controlled by narrow minded leaders who are resolute in their mission

The Real Tax Issue: Mitt's vs. Mine

Andrew Cotto | Posted 11.19.2012 | Politics
Andrew Cotto

What does this say about our country when the extremely wealthy get special treatment? Just as capitalism is part of our democracy, so is fairness.

The Kinsey Sicks: Electile Dysfunction Rises to the Occasion

Greg Archer | Posted 08.16.2012 | San Francisco
Greg Archer

Politics is always a festive target for comedians and performers, but leave it to a gaggle of famous drag queens to impregnate 2012's election fodder with some of the best if not fertile material around.

Zach Carter

Bachmann: Iraq Should 'Fear' America, Reimburse War Costs | Zach Carter | Posted 12.23.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Presidential candidate Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) condemned President Obama’s handling of the end of the war in Iraq on Sunday, and sa...

Mitt and the Seven Dwarfs

Dave Helfert | Posted 12.20.2011 | Politics
Dave Helfert

I sat down to write an analytical post about the nuanced messages used by the Republican presidential candidates. But, c'mon! These people make the seven dwarfs look like a MENSA steering committee.

Zach Carter

Another Rick Perry Staffer Ensnared In Teacher Death Bond Scheme | Zach Carter | Posted 10.26.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Texas Governor Rick Perry's ties to Swiss banking giant UBS go beyond his relationship with former Sen. Phil Gramm (R-Texas). Perry's cu...

Watch: Bachmann Spends Nearly $5,000 On 'Hair and Makeup'

Posted 09.26.2011 | Politics

Michele Bachmann is catching heat for running up a hair and makeup tab totaling almost $5,000 since launching her bid for the White House. She spe...

Corruption on Their Hands

Fred Wertheimer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Fred Wertheimer

We have just come through an election where huge amounts of secret contributions were spent in the congressional races. We cannot go through another n...

Charlie Rangel's an Embarrassment, But the GOP's Corruption Is Far Worse

Devona Walker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Devona Walker

The Democrats -- far from perfect or beyond criticism -- are nothing when compared with Republicans when it comes to scandals and embarrassments. The problem is Americans have Reality TV short memories.

Leaders on Political Right and Left Should Sign on to Chuck Hagel's View of Public Service

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

The political atmosphere of late is too toxic, too spoiled and defined by gotcha antics, than by serious and thoughtful leaders putting smart ideas for the country on the table.

Was Jesus Wrong?

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Frank Schaeffer

Stark shows that the Bible isn't just self-contradictory on a few historical details but that within the pages of the Bible is an argument and not just an argument with the outside world: The Bible is an argument with itself.

Former WSJ Reporter Files Lobbying Registration For Exiled Sheik

The Huffington Post | Jenna Staul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The Hill reports that an award-winning former Wall Street Journal investigative reporter filed for a lobbying registration to represent an exiled shei...

Maher vs. Obama -- Score One For the President

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Schaeffer

To ignore the open and questioning tradition and to dwell only on the fundamentalist thread is disingenuous, or in Maher's case more likely simply ignorant.

OPEC Meets Pumping Billows of Hot Air While Curtailing Production of Oil

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

The good nabobs of OPEC are going to Vienna to munch their strudel, lamenting about the urgency to push prices to the $75-80/bbl level before they can order a second course.

Ron Paul: New Republic's Allegations Of Bigotry and Homophobia

Off The Bus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Off The Bus

Fred says you can go from rags to riches, just like he did. Mitt discovers the power of change all over again. Hunter vows to prove the "knuckleheads" wrong!