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Jesus Loves Bernie Sanders

Stacia Friedman | Posted 08.13.2015 | Comedy
Stacia Friedman

"What first got my attention was Sanders similarity to Jesus, it's so obvious, I don't know how anyone could miss it," said Rev. Hardy. "Sanders is a Jew trying to overturn the tables of the money lenders on Wall Street!

Was Mister Rogers Racist? Twelve Facts About Our Favorite Neighbor

Michael G. Long | Posted 08.07.2015 | Entertainment
Michael G. Long

Fred Rogers, the beloved creator of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, never marched in the black civil rights movement led by Martin Luther King, Jr. Although the registered Republican was far from a street protestor, Rogers eventually became a quiet advocate of racial integration.

A Way Out of Afghanistan's Crisis

Mohammad Shafiq Hamdam | Posted 07.29.2015 | Politics
Mohammad Shafiq Hamdam

After massive fraud during the 2014 presidential elections in Afghanistan, in September 2014 against the constitution a deal to form a national unity government (NUG) has been signed by President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Abdullah Abdulah.

Boehner Vets Pope

Stacia Friedman | Posted 07.16.2015 | Comedy
Stacia Friedman

House Speaker, John Boehner remains guarded about Pope Francis' upcoming visit. "We're walking on eggshells here," says Boehner, "If we let the Pope address Congress with Jumbotrons on the Mall, next thing you know, we're going to have to give equal time to the Evangelicals, the Seventh Day Adventists, and, lord help us, the Grand Imam."

Supreme Court Votes to Legalize Rush Fans

David Fagin | Posted 06.30.2015 | Comedy
David Fagin

In a week that saw landmark decisions for both health care and gay marriage, the Supreme Court, in another hotly contested issue amongst the justices, voted 5-4 to legally recognize fans of the Canadian supergroup, Rush.

Good Guys With Guns?

B. Jeffrey Madoff | Posted 06.23.2015 | Politics
B. Jeffrey Madoff

Good guys stopping bad guys is a myth perpetuated in movies and television. The best chance of stopping a bad guy with a gun is good policy that makes it tougher to get one.

2016 Presidential Power Rankings as NFL Teams

Alex Law | Posted 06.17.2015 | Politics
Alex Law

It's going to be a historic battle for the presidency, just as it is every year for the Lombardi Trophy. I've Power Ranked the declared and undeclared candidates and given them a spirit NFL team.

Books for Our Times: Losing Our Way, by Bob Herbert

Carla Seaquist | Posted 05.28.2015 | Books
Carla Seaquist

Losing Our Way is a book that will resonate with many thoughtful Americans who feel, like the author, that America has lost her way in this last half-century. That would be most Americans, actually: Two-thirds of the American public tell pollsters they feel the country is on "the wrong track."

Landini è ambiguo: non si può fare politica senza lasciare il sindacato

Marco Bentivogli | Posted 05.13.2015 | Italy
Marco Bentivogli

Landini era partito in luna di miele con il premier, fu l'unico a incontrarlo in solitaria... Verso l'estate cambiò il registro: occuperemo le fabbriche, replicò sulle tv. Marchionne è bravissimo, anzi no. Gli onesti sono tutti con me. Sono stato frainteso. Scendo in politica. Anzi no, resto. E da oggi faccio politica, ma non fondo un partito.

No Lie!

Marcia Liss | Posted 05.02.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

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Why I'm Spending $900 Million in 2016 -- And You Should Too

Jonathan Bines | Posted 04.12.2015 | Politics
Jonathan Bines

If you believe in America, then there really is no excuse for not spending $900 million and joining the great American experiment that is our democracy. You see, $900 million may sound like a lot of money. But according to the Supreme Court, it's not. It's a lot of speech. The Koch Brothers understand this.

The Israeli Elections Are a Joke -- and Sometimes, They're Even Funny

Omri Marcus | Posted 04.06.2015 | Media
Omri Marcus

The most important element of comedy is timing -- and in Israel, comedy and timing can be friends or they can be foes. No matter how funny the election campaign videos are, we live in a serious, disastrous neighborhood, and sometimes the reality calls for seriousness.

OUT OF LINE: Instrument of Choice

Mort Gerberg | Posted 03.18.2015 | Politics
Mort Gerberg

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Electoral Systems and the Democracy Gap in Southern Europe

André Corrêa d'Almeida | Posted 02.28.2015 | World
André Corrêa d'Almeida

The discrepancy between the U.S. and Europe in what concerns direct democracy is shocking and absurd in this day and age. Current electoral systems in Southern Europe are an assault on the ideal of a modern democracy.

Girl Meets Stupid in Maine

Cynthia Dill | Posted 01.03.2015 | Politics
Cynthia Dill

Scenting the opportunity to grandstand with another pugnacious "conservative" governor, LePage trapped Kaci in her home, hounded her with unreasonable demands and baited her with legal proceedings.

San Giovanni o Leopolda? Che dice la pancia del Fluffy Party

Cesare Buquicchio | Posted 12.29.2014 | Italy
Cesare Buquicchio

Cercherò di raccontarvi settimana per settimana cosa succede e cosa si dice nel circolo più vicino a casa mia: al Pd Esquilino di Roma. San Giovanni o Leopolda, Jobs Act o Articolo 18, camicie bianche o bandiere rosse. Come si dividono anime e umori nella sala del tango (è qui che si svolge la vita del circolo) di via Galilei 57?

Sáenz de Santamaría: "Soy poco de promesas electorales"

Posted 10.02.2014 | Training

"Soy poco de promesas electorales, lo que se haga se hará antes de las elecciones". La vicepresidenta del Gobierno, Soraya Sáenz de Santamaría, se ...

Making the Castle Transparent

John Feffer | Posted 11.19.2014 | World
John Feffer

Today's Romania is quite different. It has gone through several political upheavals with different parties taking the helm. Accession to the EU forced quite a few important structural changes. The result is a considerably more transparent set of political institutions.

Rethinking Populism in Europe

John Feffer | Posted 08.30.2014 | World
John Feffer

It is the tension between the aggressively political competition at the polls and the aggressively non-political rhetoric of the heartland that characterizes the Populist Reformation. What drops out is the middle: the back-and-forth politics of liberal democracy.

Declare Your Independence

Rupa Mehta | Posted 08.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Rupa Mehta

This Fourth of July I encourage you to take some time to think about what makes you independent and how you, individually, contribute to the success of your family, friend group, community and country.

The New 9/11 Museum and The Nature of Evil: Needs for Larger Contexts and Questions

Robert Klitzman, M.D. | Posted 07.27.2014 | Religion
Robert Klitzman, M.D.

My sister, Karen, died on 9/11, working at the World Trade Center; and hence, I visited the new Museum, which opened this week, with my family. A...

Why the Devil Can't Go Down on Georgia

Lester & Charlie | Posted 07.22.2014 | Comedy
Lester & Charlie

This week's poll from the Lester & Charlie Institute of Forward Thinking! We all know that conservatives are obsessed with two things: Sex and the wi...

Il voto del Paese e il campo di distorsione di massa dei social network

Federico Mello | Posted 07.25.2014 | Italy
Federico Mello

Sembrava che Grillo avrebbe superato il Pd. Che i No-euro avrebbero fatto il botto. Sembrava che nel Pd ci fossero solo corrotti e criminali. Che l'esasperazione tra gli italiani fosse alle stelle. Che Berlusconi avrebbe preso meno voti di Tsipras. Niente di tutto ciò è avvenuto. A guardare questa campagna elettorale dallo specchio deformante del web e dei social network, sembrava che un'altra Italia ribollisse sotto la crosta dei "like" e dei "retweet".

Jackie Kennedy Struggled With Faith After JFK's Assassination, Letters Reveal

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 05.18.2014 | Religion

Jackie Kennedy lived through her husband's gruesome assassination before her eyes -- a horrifying experience that later caused her to question her fai...

Chicago vs. Downstate: The Battle Rages On

Reboot Illinois | Posted 05.06.2014 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

There's always been something of a rivalry between downstate Illinois and Chicago. It gets serious when politicians are talking about things like distributing tax dollars for school funding and public construction projects.