Sadly, Obama's speech to school children has become mired in manufactured controversy from the right, with typical sky-is-falling rhetoric about the evil, evil man who occupies the Oval Office.
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Yesterday, Third Way -- which claims to be the "moderate wing of the progressive movement" -- proved why they should rebrand themselves "the Think Tank arm of the insurance industry lobby."
Ted Kennedy is putting both his legacy and his sense of entitlement to his office before the interests of his constituents.
It is necessary to take a deep breath and ask ourselves if we are endangering America while we reform her by exercising too much government power, however idealistically.
She's the one who makes viewers either want to befriend her, date her or buy her insurance. She's perky, peppy, and positive, no mean feat in these tough economic times.
As a biologist I tend to observe the behavior of conservatives in the way that I would observe bird behavior, or the behavior of, say, skunks.
Obama again refused to give a strong defense of the public option himself. By doing so, he just dug the hole deeper. What exactly does Obama stand for in the health care debate?
The modern "Gay Rights Movement" has had and still has racism, classism, misogyny, ageism, and trans-phobia at its core.
The increased presence of US forces in Afghanistan is the single greatest reason for the Taliban insurgency. And the more they surge, the more Congress will fund more war.
Epithets like "socialist" and "fascist" enable people on the right to bond with each other and -- though they may not acknowledge it -- to alienate everybody else.
The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee and its counterpart in the House likely thought they were making a big concession by forgoing lobbyists a...
For Ethically Sensitive Jews and our non-Jewish allies.
(You don't have to be Jewish to create or attend a seder -- or to adopt the approach to spiri...
Poised to take over the 6 p.m. slot on MSNBC, long-time radio talk show host Ed Schultz laid out a programmatic blueprint that would be issue-oriented...
I don't know precisely when progressives in this country gave up on free trade. Because when they did, without perhaps even realizing it, they turned their backs on the developing world.
An open world is the best remedy against terrorism. Bush talked a lot about the universal idea of human freedom. I think he was right in that language, but his policies encouraged the opposite.
Progressive billionaires, bloggers and grassroots activists mobilized less against a conservative president than a complicit mainstream media and a Bush-enabling Democratic establishment.
The more of the country Obama can keep involved, the better chance he has of finding success. It's as much about changing the national attitude as it is implementing policy.
Obama is going to do something to absolutely enrage leftists, progressives, and the few remaining Americans who actually call themselves liberals; and, furthermore, he's going to do it within his first 100 days in office.
This is not a center-right country! In the last two elections Democrats picked up over fifty seats in the House, took control of the Senate and the White House. How much clearer can it be?
Further polling results will help to answer the critical question of why religious voters cast their ballots the way they did. But three factors are likely key to understanding the religious shift.
Obama's election does not wipe out the vicious racism of centuries, and Prop 8 shows that there is still work to be done confronting the discrimination of Gay and Lesbian people.
The liberal boogeyman card could not be played, no matter how hard they tried. Perceived fear of liberals is far outweighed by the disgust of the actual damage conservatives have wrought.
The Obama campaign did not leak, and they did not squabble amongst themselves in public -- right there, two astounding feats that no other candidate in the race could manage.
Conservatives continue to be addicted to misinformation, and allergic to new ideas that recognize the failure of their past policies.
Erica Payne's book, The Practical Progressive: How to Build a Twenty-First Century Political Movement, is the essential guide to what's happening, who's who, and how to get involved in the new progressive "infrastructure."
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