Conventional wisdom doomed Harry Truman's re-election bid in 1948 by not one, but two third party challenges. But a deeper look at history suggests that those challenges might actually have helped Truman win.
When I hear that AT&T and Verizon are key players with other multinationals and Republican legislators in a so-far obscure group that advances corporate interests and undermines ours, my thoughts turn...shall we say, vehement.
The democracy of care, shared responsibility, and trust is the democracy of the American Dream. The "democracy" of no care, no shared responsibility, and no trust has produced the American Nightmare that so many of our citizens are living through.
Can't we just agree on a system that is simple, fair and sufficient? Well, it's complicated. When you design a tax system, you are trying to hit six -- sometimes contradictory -- objectives at the same time.
On a day where we should all celebrate our nation. there are members of society who find it difficult to imagine that it would be possible for self-styled liberals to find cause for celebration on the Fourth of July.
It's bad enough that AARP is betraying the wishes of its members and throwing its support behind Social Security benefit cuts. Doing it under the false pretense that benefit cuts are inevitable is even worse.
Stories recounting liberals' "frustration" and disappointment with Obama are dominating coverage of this year's Netroots Nation. But these stories miss the mark, fitting into a precooked narrative about "Progressives vs. Obama."
While there is a growing progressive trend supporting vetoes of radical right-wing legislation, there is a definite backlash against centrist, populist, Blue Dog-style Democrats in North Carolina and all across the South.
Constitutional interpretation must be grounded, first and foremost, in the Constitution's enacted text. Unless and until liberals accept that basic proposition, we will lose arguments with conservatives over the Constitution and the courts.
Climate change is not just another "issue." The earth is in the midst of a radical shift that will affect our country and society more severely than the Civil War, the Great Depression or World War II.
Did you know that millionaires and billionaires only make payroll tax contributions on earnings of $106,800? If you didn't, it could be because you are among the 94% of American earners who make less than that amount.
The BMI Pop Music Awards, while star studded, may not be handing out awards to household names unless you're one of the people that hit the "Get Info" button on the track or are an aspiring singer/songwriter.