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Alternate Explanations for the Current National Debt Levels

Jilly Gagnon | Posted 10.26.2011 | Comedy
Jilly Gagnon

"I'm bored," she whined, reaching for the only bottle of whiskey on the table that still had anything left in it. "Let's do something interesting." "Like what?" Boehner said. "Legislating?"

How Congress Can Regain Our Trust

Richie Siegel | Posted 10.24.2011 | Politics
Richie Siegel

Here are seven bold steps the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction should take immediately to save billions and salvage what little remains of our faith in Congress.

Washington Is Kicking Small Businesses While They're Down

Robert Levin | Posted 10.15.2011 | Small Business
Robert Levin

While they are campaigning, every politician talks about the importance of small business to the health of the economy. Now, Mr. President, senators, and congressmen, we need you to make some painful decisions and do the right thing for those small businesses you claim to value.

A Bold New Proposal by Howard Schultz to Boycott Campaign Donations

Fred Wertheimer | Posted 10.14.2011 | Business
Fred Wertheimer

Democracy 21 wholeheartedly supports the Schultz proposal to boycott campaign donations to federal officeholders.

The Vote Is In: We Lost

Douglas Forbes | Posted 10.12.2011 | Politics
Douglas Forbes

Any people anywhere, being inclined and having the power, have the right to rise up, and shake off the existing government, and form a new one that su...

Dear Congress, Don't Ask Me!

Cynthia Kounaris | Posted 10.07.2011 | Politics
Cynthia Kounaris

We don't know enough about policy. We don't know all the implications and ramifications of various decisions. We can't pull together a group of world-renowned economists and business leaders. That is what we pay you a nice salary for.

What if the FDA labeled politicians?

Richie Siegel | Posted 10.06.2011 | Politics
Richie Siegel


13 Politicians With Secret Love Children (PHOTOS) | David Moye | Posted 10.02.2011 | Weird News

Maria Shriver was shocked to find out that her husband, Arnold Schwarzenegger fathered a "love child," but certainly secret offspring are nothing new ...

What Would The Buddha Say?

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 10.02.2011 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

This is actually a wonderful opportunity to take all politicians, as difficult as it may be, into our hearts -- yes, our hearts -- as it will free us from negativity.

PHOTOS: Who Is The Orangest Politico Of Them All?

The Huffington Post | Emily Singer | Posted 09.26.2011 | Style

Being that it's summer, we're seeing natural, bronze glows everywhere we look. But as we're all very much aware, some people are willing to go to extr...

Will Politicians Listen to Pastors?

Jim Wallis | Posted 09.13.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

Our country is in the midst of a clash between two competing moral visions, between those who believe in the common good, and those who believe individual good is the only good. It's time our leaders in Washington listen to someone other then themselves.

Historical Context Missing From Debt Ceiling Reporting

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.13.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Back in 1995 and 1996, a government shutdown actually happened -- twice. The debt ceiling was not raised, but the country did not default. President Clinton actively used his veto pen, as the Republicans sent him bills that they knew he would not sign.

WATCH: Ryan Reynolds Is An 'A**hole Politician'

Posted 08.30.2011 | Comedy

Summer is the season for the superhero movie, and between "Transformers" and "The Green Lantern," you might think we've got our bases covered in the t...

Morality Poll: Who's Worse?

Posted 08.22.2011 | Religion

By Lauren Markoe Religion News Service WASHINGTON (RNS) Americans are tougher on politicians for their financial misdeeds than their sexual ones, ...

Weiner, Begone!

Jonathan Richards | Posted 08.17.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Richards

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PHOTOS: Bad Boys In Power: Just Careless Or Are Their Brains Wired For Risk?

David J. Linden | Posted 08.14.2011 | Books
David J. Linden

From Paris to New York to Los Angeles the cry rings out, "What the hell were they thinking?" We're irresistibly drawn to the stories of Anthony Weiner, Dominique Straus-Kahn and Arnold Schwarzenegger by the conundrum they offer.

Political Parties Restrict Americans' Freedom

Dinkar Jain | Posted 08.08.2011 | Politics
Dinkar Jain

Consider three Americans: a gay businessman who wants to lower taxes; a scientist who teaches evolution but opposes amnesty for the illegal; an agnost...

A Weiner By Any Other Name

Sam Sommers | Posted 08.07.2011 | Politics
Sam Sommers

We keep falling for it, don't we? As a spate of disillusioned facebook and twitter posts from the past 24 hours spells out, once again plenty of peop...

PHOTOS: 9 Politicians Eating Pizza

Posted 02.04.2014 | Comedy

When Donald Trump and Sarah Palin met up to eat pizza in Times Square (with a knife and fork... Really, guys?), we had a sudden urge to see some real ...

Men Behaving Like Creeps: A Quiz

Richard B. Woodward | Posted 07.25.2011 | Politics
Richard B. Woodward

Male politicians have never been celebrated for their fidelity to their wives or their general propriety with women. Thomas Jefferson was a founding father in more ways than one.

Powerful Politicians and Their Wayward Wieners

Erin Gibson | Posted 07.20.2011 | Comedy
Erin Gibson

Strauss-Kahn, Schwarzenegger, Berlusconi -- why do men who run the world need so much sex? I know the answer. And when I tell you what it is, it's going to shock you. Like really, you're not going to believe it.

Who Is Xiuhtezcatl and Why Is He Marching?

Alexia Parks | Posted 07.13.2011 | Impact
Alexia Parks

A 10-year-old Aztec boy named Xiuhtezcatl is inspiring thousands of youth who are linking up around the world and marching together to protect the environment.

Explaining Taxes

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.19.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The concept of taxes, of course, is pretty easy to explain. Except when you look at it too closely.

Art After Mu-Barack

ARTINFO | Posted 05.28.2011 | Arts

"The heart of the uprising," "The symbol of a divided nation," "the neo-cons' worst nightmare"... These are just a few of several descriptions from ov...

The Passing of a Drug Reform Hero: Retired Judge Jerome Marks

Anthony Papa | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Anthony Papa

There are heroes and then there are heroes. My good friend Judge Jerry Marks, a former New York Supreme Court Justice, was a hero's hero.