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Political Spectrum

There Is a Moderate Republican in This Race, But She's Running as a Democrat

Tony Brasunas | Posted 04.18.2016 | Politics
Tony Brasunas

Who is the real Democrat -- Bernie Sanders or Hillary Clinton? Why are fringe candidates getting all of the attention this year? Who are the moderates? These questions can all be answered by understanding something that has been unfolding for 40 years.

Tea Party in U.S. and Libre in Honduras: Two Peas in a Pod

Marco Cáceres | Posted 07.22.2013 | Politics
Marco Cáceres

Both blame the corporate elites for all of their problems... yet ironically both clamor incessantly for more jobs, seemingly oblivious to the role of private business in stimulating employment.

Determining Your Place on the Political Spectrum

Chloe Spencer | Posted 09.07.2011 | Politics
Chloe Spencer

The political spectrum is the range of political attitudes of the public, going gradually from extreme to moderate to extreme: radical, liberal, moder...

Progressives Must Stand Up to the President

Cenk Uygur | Posted 06.11.2011 | Politics
Cenk Uygur

It's time to stop playing nice. Good cop-good cop doesn't work. We need a bad cop. We need a strong progressive wing to keep shouting "no deal!" every time the White House wants to concede.

Can an Orange Bracelet Turn Hearts in Washington?

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jim Wallis

2011-03-04-jw.jpgCutting programs that help the most vulnerable isn't going to get us out of financial trouble, or reduce the deficit in ways that we now need.

Remembering Ronald Reagan -- The Man Not the Icon

Terry Newell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Terry Newell

If we wish to remember President Reagan on his 100th birthday, we could do no better than to recall that he did what he felt was right for America, even if that meant angering some in his own party.

It Takes A Movement: The Next Steps

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jim Wallis

Neither the left nor the right has the answers to our most pressing problems, though each will continue to say that it does. So we have to focus on the spiritual and moral values that bring us together.

Who is More Conservative: Ronald Reagan or Barack Obama?

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cenk Uygur

The political line has moved so far that if Reagan tried to run as a Republican now he would be the laughing stock of the party. Rush Limbaugh would tear him to shreds and Bill Kristol would say he is Neville Chamberlain.

The Oklahoma City Bombing Anniversary and Home-Grown Terrorism

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

Are we as concerned about potential terrorists who are home-grown Americans with white skin as we are sometimes obsessed with darker-skinned suspects of Middle Eastern descent?

Why Jane Hamsher and Howard Dean Can't Be Wrong

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cenk Uygur

If you think Howard Dean has gone too far left on health care reform or Jane Hamsher has attacked Obama too hard from the left -- then, fantastic, you are now officially a moderate! And more importantly, so is Obama.