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The Future of Progressive Reform

Jay Mandle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jay Mandle

Over and beyond the need to stimulate the economy, this country urgently requires reform and renewal. Unhappily, the way Obama's campaign was funded means that we are unlikely to get it.

Sarah Palin Please Stop the Shout Outs, Shut Up and Go Find Your Purpose

Yvonne R. Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Yvonne R. Davis

Palin's personal ambition is a real blind spot. She ignored her team of Governors at the Republican Governor's Association meeting last week.

Miami Blues: Palin And National Republicans Look Like The Sad California Republican Party

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Bradley

Don't look now, but the national Republican Party is on the verge of becoming the California Republican Party. And that ain't a good thing -- unless you're a Democrat.

An Integrated National Psyche

Dr. Tian Dayton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dr. Tian Dayton

The idea behind psychic integration is that it makes the individual healthier and more whole. It seems no great stretch to apply these same principles to our national psyche.

Democrats: The New Western Strategy Is Paying Off

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Bradley

While the current party leadership deserves credit for a new path to presidential power, much of the new "Western strategy" has long been championed by former Senator Gary Hart.

John McCain, POWH (Prisoner of the White House)

Howie Greene | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Howie Greene

Do we really want this guy locked up again, but this time as the leader of the "free world?" In essence, that's what being the president is all about. You are a POWH... Prisoner of the White House.

McCainnibalism

Yvonne R. Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Yvonne R. Davis

The interesting thing about McCainnibalism is that it does not stop with trying to obliterate members outside of the campaign. The political gorging begins to happen on the inside.

Snidely McCain Bullies as Usual, But Fails to Tie the Final Knot

Gloria Feldt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gloria Feldt

I've personally borne the brunt of his nastiness more than once since his first run for Congress in 1992. A few years after that, he stormed a Planned Parenthood clinic without warning in his Mesa AZ district.

Prairie Voles and Politics

Marcia Meier | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Marcia Meier

There's reason to be alarmed about a culture where extreme emotions require pharmaceutical treatment.

McCain and Palin In Their Own Words: 25 Laughable Quotes

Daniel Kurtzman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daniel Kurtzman

1. "Our economy, I think, is still ― the fundamentals of our economy are strong." ―John McCain, Jacksonville, Fla., Sept. 15, 2008 (Source) 2. "T...

Civility is Dying

Yvonne R. Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Yvonne R. Davis

Eeriness is fermenting in America -- a thick shadowy cloud. Like Manifest Destiny, it is expanding and creating settlements inside the psyche of the American mind.

John McCain's Big Problem

Brad Mirman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brad Mirman

The issue the McCain campaign feels is giving them the most traction is an ugly one, and not worthy of someone who wants to lead the most powerful nation on earth.

Palin Non Grata: Even Drudge Avoids Wading into the Palin Ethics Swamp

Dan Treul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dan Treul

One would think that the Republican juggernaut of the blogosphere would at least want to spin the Alaska Committee's report. Is Palin such an embarrassment to mainstream conservative America that not even Drudge will rise to her defense?

A Contrast Of Small-Town Mayors: Sarah & Mary

Mary Kinnunen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Mary Kinnunen

MI offer this essay from the perspective of someone who's walked in Mayor Sarah's snowshoes. Also, I wanted to see how I might stack-up as a VP candidate. I was Hillary's Oneida County Chairperson after all.

A Leader Should Be Able To Multitask

Lara M. Gardner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Lara M. Gardner

McCain has been a senator for what, twenty-six years? Based on the number of years McCain has spent in public office, debating and campaigning should both be skills in which he is quite adept.

War Protesters Confront McCain In Swing-State Michigan

Dan Treul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dan Treul

The protesters believe we must end the occupation of Iraq and redirect spending toward human needs. "You're so old," called one to the McCain fans. "It's time to change the rules."

Why Obama Cheered the Surge on O'Reilly

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

What could Obama have possibly been thinking when he told Bill O'Reilly that the Iraq war surge is not only working but working beyond his wildest dreams?

Educators: If You Enjoy NCLB, You'll Love the McCain/Palin Plan!

Gary Stager | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gary Stager

Although much of what Sarah Palin says in her education plan for Alaska, reads like an undergraduate homework assignment, she does express support for something called ABC Schools.

McCain Risks Becoming the Anti-Science Candidate

Lawrence M. Krauss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Lawrence M. Krauss

The biggest blow to one's confidence in John McCain's commitment to sound science came last week with his choice of running mate.

Obama Caint Choose Kaine

Gloria Feldt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gloria Feldt

Obama should not choose Kaine because he opposes a woman's most fundamental human right to decide her own destiny by making her own childbearing decisions.

Will Hillary Rain on Obama's Parade?

Vicky Ward | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Vicky Ward

Do the Clintons intend to eviscerate what ought to be Obama's coronation at the Democratic Party Convention in Denver next week?

Oil's Well That Ends Well In Media, Politics

Vanessa Edwards Foster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Vanessa Edwards Foster

The economic crisis is not just a product of high oil prices but that's what we're served up. Meanwhile, the middle class, lower class, and the poor pay the consequences.

Reading The Pictures: The McCain Buffalo Chip (Un-)Cover-Up

Michael Shaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Shaw

2008-08-06-shaw.jpgOnly the wildly hypocritical McCain could have escaped any blowback from the debauchery and female exploitation in Sturgis. And, as an act of collusion, the visual media totally blinked.

Midwest Auto Workers Look To Obama For Change

Dan Treul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dan Treul

"GM won't change anything until they have every operation overseas," says Danny. "This started back in the 1980s with Reagan... We know we're not going to get any help from McCain."

Am I a Hillary-Hating Sexist? You Tell Me

Linda Keenan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Linda Keenan

I argued that the first woman president should be one who didn't come in on the coattails of a man, but is it realistic to expect a female leader at this moment to be perfectly cleansed of male power?