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Donald Trump Is the Epitome of Everything the World Detests -- and Admires -- About America

BJ Gallagher | Posted 08.21.2015 | Entertainment
BJ Gallagher

We hate Trump's brash ego, but love his irrepressible brio. We detest his rude insensitivity, but we appreciate his willingness to say what he thinks, political correctness be damned. We cringe at his braggadocio, but admire his wealth and fame. We have a love/hate relationship with Donald Trump, just as the rest of the world has a love/hate relationship with America.

Trumping the Immigrants: Prejudice Against Pride

Fiona Citkin, Ph.D. | Posted 07.01.2015 | Politics
Fiona Citkin, Ph.D.

Our national motto, E Pluribus Unum--"out of many, one"-- continues to be an ideal we all can aspire to, with or without Donald Trump. Fanning the flames of racism, xenophobia, and division at a time when the US needs more national cooperation is inexcusable.

Joy Resmovits

More Minority Students Should Be In Special Ed, Study Says | Joy Resmovits | Posted 06.24.2015 | Politics

For decades, some education leaders and researchers have asserted that school districts often use special education placement as a way to segregate bl...

Attacking a Gay Engineer Won't Un-Crash That Train

H. Alan Scott | Posted 05.18.2015 | Media
H. Alan Scott

We're all more than a headline, or a tweet, or a 15-second Instagram video. We're human, made up of different ideas and experiences that shape who we are. By focusing on one event, and especially one aspect of a person, we're using this judgment as an answer to the problem, or worse, flat out discrimination.

Natalie Jackson

Don't Care About The 2016 Election Yet? You're Part Of The 74 Percent | Natalie Jackson | Posted 05.13.2015 | Politics

How many Americans are already paying close attention to the 2016 presidential campaign? Just a quarter, according to the latest CBS News/New York Tim...

Address to the Massachusetts House of Representatives

Robert A. DeLeo | Posted 04.13.2015 | Politics
Robert A. DeLeo

We are fortunate in Massachusetts. We have a long and proud history. But we are not bound by it. We know that to advance our state in each new era, we have to prepare for it.

The Golden Rule of Politics

Tim Goeglein | Posted 04.05.2015 | Politics
Tim Goeglein

We are two people with very different points of view and political beliefs. Whenever we talk, we quickly find issues we disagree on and are certain there are many other differences that we haven't yet discovered.

Amid Boko Haram's Latest Killings: I Vow to #RememberOurGirls

Okello Kelo Sam | Posted 03.15.2015 | Impact
Okello Kelo Sam

No, social media won't return the girls. But it got my attention and probably yours. It's been said by the demonstrators what is needed is a renewed campaign to once again gain mindshare of a distracted world.

Thinking About the Future From the Edge of Darkness

Paul Stoller | Posted 01.01.2015 | Politics
Paul Stoller

Elections often highlight shifts in society. In America, the upcoming midterm election is no exception. The half-truths that today constitute our political discourse are likely to produce a set of results that will bring us to the edge of darkness. Fear has trumped science and ignorance has obliterated reason.

Disability and Discrimination in Custody Battles

Paul Heroux | Posted 09.23.2014 | Politics
Paul Heroux

Imagine you are a parent who has overcome a disability; it could be physical or it could be psychiatric and requires you to take medication. Imagine that based on that diagnosis, a judge decides you are unfit for custody of your child.

Why 24 Lived Another Day and Will Live Again

William Bradley | Posted 09.23.2014 | Entertainment
William Bradley

Given that the show had seemed near played out when it ended its eight-season run four years ago, the question is why the longest-running espionage TV series in history seems still to have a lot of life left in it 13 years after it first ran.

Love in the Mist of Petrified Trees

Jack Schimmelman | Posted 09.21.2014 | Impact
Jack Schimmelman

I am one of the fortunate ones. I have never been to war or singed with its insanity. When I see my government voluntarily send our citizens into battle without truth, on rationales that obviously lie to our faces, I want to raise my scream to the biosphere.

Don't Look at New York in That Tone of Voice

Lester & Charlie | Posted 08.19.2014 | Comedy
Lester & Charlie

New Yorkers may not have the best reputation, but there's no denying that we got the smarts to somehow keep this "ungovernable city" humming. That can generate some resentment.

A Year Ago Today...

Tolu Olubunmi | Posted 08.11.2014 | Politics
Tolu Olubunmi

My life's journey is filled with tales of the improbable becoming inevitable. My road to the White House -- a road less traveled -- stands as a testament.

A Nazi Grows in Alabama

Lester & Charlie | Posted 08.09.2014 | Comedy
Lester & Charlie

We weren't surprised to learn this week that an Alabama church group has erected a billboard trumpeting the importance of educating our kids using a quote from that master wordsmith... Adolf Hitler.

How President Obama Can Improve Our Elections

Jonathan Brater | Posted 07.02.2014 | Politics
Jonathan Brater

The president may never run for office again, but he still can leave a positive legacy for future elections. Now is the time to put words into action.

The Mt. Soledad Cross and the Religious Case for Secularization

Kent Hayden, M.Div. | Posted 06.10.2014 | Religion
Kent Hayden, M.Div.

Those who are able to encounter the sacred through those symbols should join the voices of the protesters and call for a more secular state.

Praying Away the School Day in Alabama

Lester & Charlie | Posted 04.15.2014 | Comedy
Lester & Charlie

What's one way to counter the recent news that American kids find school too boring? Take away their lunches! That oughta amp up the excitement level.

This Is Why We Can't Have Nice Things

Lester & Charlie | Posted 04.01.2014 | Comedy
Lester & Charlie

Obama's State of the Union address gave conservatives a lot of opportunities to run their crazy flags up the proverbial vaginal probe this week.

SOTU: Obama and the Business of Climate Change

Judith Samuelson | Posted 03.31.2014 | Politics
Judith Samuelson

I have become a single-issue voter. It may not be best for democracy, but I have come to measure all actions through the lens of whether we are doing ...

Why Power Corrupts

David Bergstein | Posted 03.18.2014 | Politics
David Bergstein

Corruption is a byproduct of a person in power, either through money, by way of election, or by force, who is arrogant instead of grateful. In the words of Elliot Spitzer, "hubris is terminal."

Move Over, Christie: The GOP Has a Rising Star and He's Going to Shove Common Sense Down Our Throats

Lester & Charlie | Posted 03.12.2014 | Comedy
Lester & Charlie

Republicans, don't despair. There's also good news! You may have lost Chris Christie, but that doesn't mean the GOP has run out of "big ideas." Have you met Ben Sasse?

Plays of the Year: From the Savvy Leaker to the Wacko Birds

Alan Kelly | Posted 02.26.2014 | Politics
Alan Kelly

2013 was a year for playmakers and politics, no doubt. But among these 17 awards -- some serious, some tongue-in-cheek -- it's clear enough that it was not a year to brag on the merits of influence strategy.

2013: The Year the GOP Got Sexy?

Lester & Charlie | Posted 02.18.2014 | Comedy
Lester & Charlie

Just when we thought it couldn't get any better than a story about Michele Bachmann stranded in Siberia, we get this. Sizzle!

Sarah Palin, We Found Your Death Panel

Lester & Charlie | Posted 02.11.2014 | Comedy
Lester & Charlie

Eschewing insurance in favor of joining "a nationwide network of Christians who save money by sharing each other's medical bills" may not bring on the wrath of the the IRS -- but there could be punishing bills from medical providers.