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On Learning Entitlement or the Seminar That Changed Me

Gina Athena Ulysse | Posted 01.28.2013 | Media
Gina Athena Ulysse

The goal of the seminar was to impart those under-represented in the media with skills that encouraged them to become contributors and in the process move the dial to diversify public debate.

Why I Came to Occupy Wall Street and Why I Left: an Introduction

Max Bean | Posted 06.02.2012 | Politics
Max Bean

There are so many things about the movement that people ought to understand but that never get properly expressed in the public discussion or the mainstream media.

This Progressive Will Miss Conservative Tom Roeser

Robert Creamer | Posted 08.06.2011 | Chicago
Robert Creamer

Last week Chicago lost a legend. Conservative radio host Tom Roeser died at the age of 82. I'm not the only one who will remember Tom as one of those unforgettable, iconic figures that don't come along often.

Doing the Right Thing

Gary Hart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gary Hart

We should approach the 21st century's foundational questions with the same ethical and moral concerns that led us to do the right and just thing regarding similar issues in our past, such as slavery and equality for all.

Set America's CEOs Free: Why Corporate Chieftains Should Talk More

Aaron Harber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Aaron Harber

If CEOs more actively engaged in public debate, it would give everyone the chance to hear what the needs and concerns of all stakeholders are.

Dueling Docs: Are Airport Body Scanners Safe?

Janice Horowitz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Janice Horowitz

"Just flying in a plane exposes people to many times more radiation from than an X-ray scanner does," according to Johns Hopkins professor Dr. Mahadevappa Mahesh.

'Empathic Civilization': Why Have We Become So Uncivil?

Jeremy Rifkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jeremy Rifkin

Washington insiders say they can't ever recall a period in American public life as full of anger and polarization as now.

Cantor To Hold Public Health Care Debate With Democrat

The Plum Line | Greg Sargent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

This should be interesting. House minority whip Eric Cantor has hatched his own response to all the talk about town hall hooliganism: He's agreed to s...