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Ending Slavery is Something All Voters Agree On

Free The Slaves | Posted 11.09.2016 | Politics
Free The Slaves

With the divisive 2016 election now behind us, and calls for healing and unity coming from political leaders, it's important to note that the fight ag...

Heaven or Hell? Election Results Could Severely Affect Our National Parks

Audrey Peterman | Posted 11.02.2016 | Green
Audrey Peterman

While the 413 places and approximately 85 million acres protected in our National Park System belong to the American people, a significant number are ...

Social Security And The Election: Stronger Together Vs. Scare, Lie, Divide And Conquer

Nancy Altman | Posted 09.16.2016 | Politics
Nancy Altman

Accurately and insightfully, Stronger Together points out that the debate over Social Security is distorted by "years of mythmaking, claiming we cannot afford Social Security and that the only solution is to cut the benefits on which 90 percent of American seniors rely."

Social Security Turns Eighty-One: Working Better Than Ever For America

Nancy Altman | Posted 08.14.2016 | Politics
Nancy Altman

Social Security provides the majority of income for two out of three retirees and seven out of ten people with disabilities. It provides virtually all of the income for one out of three seniors and people with disabilities. It lifts over 20 million people -- including over a million children -- out of poverty and lessens the depth of poverty for millions more.

Dear Ivanka, Good Start, Keep Pushing...

Susan Bevan | Posted 07.26.2016 | Politics
Susan Bevan

For mainstream Republican women, the Party platform, Party record, and Party rhetoric, despite speech points designed to woo "women," are more concerning than ever.

Bad Policy, Bad Politics

James Zogby | Posted 07.23.2016 | Politics
James Zogby

Republicans are calling their document the "strongest pro-Israel platform, ever", while Democrats are terming their language on Israel/Palestine the "most progressive, ever". In a sense, both are right. The problem is that I know Israeli peace activists who would seriously question the GOP claim and I know Palestinians who are deeply disappointed with the Democrats' final product.

Republicans Ready To Move On From An Anti-LGBT Agenda, But Party Leaders Won't Let Them

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 07.21.2016 | Politics

CLEVELAND ― What a year it’s been for marriage equality. Same-sex couples can now get married anywhere in the country, and public support for marr...

Republicans In Cleveland Wonder Why The GOP Is Focusing On Porn

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 07.22.2016 | Politics

CLEVELAND – Seth Gaskins was smoking a cigarette on the street a few blocks from the Quicken Loans Arena, where Republicans have been gathering all ...

Gay Teen No Longer Dating Men After Successful Conversion Therapy

John Pickhaver | Posted 07.19.2016 | Comedy
John Pickhaver

When 16-year-old Austin Murphy's parents arranged for conversion therapy sessions to help combat his burgeoning homosexuality, the gay teen was skepti...

Republican Platform Falsely Says Planned Parenthood Sells Baby Parts

The Huffington Post | Laura Bassett | Posted 07.19.2016 | Politics

CLEVELAND ― The Republican Party’s official platform accuses Planned Parenthood of “sell[ing] fetal body parts” after abortions instead of pro...

Here's The Full Text Of The 2016 Republican Platform

The Huffington Post | Matt Fuller | Posted 07.18.2016 | Politics

CLEVELAND ― After a week of wrangling, Republican delegates officially voted on Monday to adopt their 2016 platform, a policy blueprint that manages...

Republican Platform Set To Include Trump's Border Wall

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 07.13.2016 | Politics

Republican Party officials drafting the GOP platform have voted to include presumptive nominee Donald Trump’s plans to build a wall along the U.S.-M...

Republicans Release Presidential Policy Platform

David Wallechinsky | Posted 08.03.2016 | Politics
David Wallechinsky

In a move that caught the media by surprise, the Republican National Committee (RNC) announced that it had gotten the approval of every one of the 17 leading declared Republican presidential candidates to publish a comprehensive platform for the 2016 elections.

Explaining Gardner's Mysterious Personhood Hypocrisy

Jason Salzman | Posted 12.03.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Can Gardner, who's running against Democratic Sen. Mark Udall, win with a there-is-no-federal-personhood-bill strategy? Or will a new crop of questions that should be asked by reporters force him articulate an actual factual explanation?

Amanda Terkel

Majority Of State GOP Platforms Still Anti-Gay | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.05.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As support for equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals grows in the GOP, the official stance of the Republican P...

How Deregulation Has Failed Mississippi

Laura Merriman | Posted 06.15.2013 | Politics
Laura Merriman

In the gun debate, the "criminals will get guns and gun deaths will occur no matter what" argument is one that I hear often. There is extensive social science data demonstrating that policy interventions -- namely, regulation -- make for a healthier, safer society.

Forget Debates: It’s Party Platters, Not Platforms

Marie Woolf | Posted 12.22.2012 | Politics
Marie Woolf

2012-10-23-Mariewoolf.jpg Forget debates, PAC ads and voter guides: just sample the two party platters. We need only look to what the candidates' wives are serving up.

Romney, Marx and the GOP Brand

Bennet Kelley | Posted 12.16.2012 | Politics
Bennet Kelley

What do you call using millions in unregulated campaign funds to sell the American people dog food by telling them it's something else? That is precisely what happened in Denver, as Gov. Romney rebranded his entire platform.

Which Party Is Truly a "Friend" of the Self-Employed?

Kristie Arslan | Posted 11.19.2012 | Small Business
Kristie Arslan

In fact, the Republican and Democrat party platforms are suspiciously interchangeable when it comes to promises to America's small businesses. Don't believe me?

Republican Platform Envisions America Without Human Rights

Liaquat Ali Khan | Posted 11.17.2012 | Politics
Liaquat Ali Khan

Invoking American Exceptionalism, the Republican platform envisions America without human rights and detaches the nation from the entire world.

Amanda Terkel

Massachusetts GOP Weighs Embracing Anti-Gay, Anti-Abortion National Party Platform | Amanda Terkel | Posted 09.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Massachusetts is one of the bluest states in the nation, where even Republican politicians often find themselves staking out relatively ...

Finding God in the Party Platforms

Sen. Chris Coons | Posted 11.13.2012 | Politics
Sen. Chris Coons

What matters is whether the platform shows an intention to honor God's call for action that we care for each other as neighbors and work to heal the sick, feed the hungry and protect those in need. The Democratic platform fully embraces those values, but they are hard to find in the Republican platform.

Conservatives Seek to Celebrate the Constitution by Undermining It

Doug Kendall | Posted 11.12.2012 | Politics
Doug Kendall

As long as conservatives believe they can win elections by changing the ground rules, the battle over voting rights will continue. And as long as conservatives are weaponizing the Constitution for political purposes, progressives must aggressively tell our own story about the Constitution.

God Is Missing From The Republican Platform

Charles J. Reid, Jr. | Posted 11.07.2012 | Religion
Charles J. Reid, Jr.

Republicans have made much about the word "God" in the Democratic platform. Like the Pharisees, they stand ostentatiously in the front of the synagogue, congratulating themselves on their righteousness. But I have looked, and I cannot find God in the GOP platform.

John Kerry's Master Blast

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 11.07.2012 | Politics
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

What is striking about Kerry's stewardship in the past two years is the comradeship he has forged with foreign dignitaries and with Republican committee members to create a small, effective bastion of bipartisan cooperation on matters essential to the nation's national security.