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NPR: The Saga Continues

Bill Moyers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Bill Moyers

The modestly-paid but dedicated journalists at NPR are part of a forty year history that has given listeners a deeper and richer portrait of America and the world than any other broadcast news organization in the country.

Don't Sleep Through Assault on Workers

Rev. Jesse Jackson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rev. Jesse Jackson

The wealthiest one percent of Americans control more wealth than the bottom 90 percent. The question now is whether we can rebuild a strong middle class, or whether the budget crisis will be used to reduce it further.

The Rosetta Stone of the Right

Tom Shachtman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Shachtman

Struggling to comprehend the right-wing assault on unions in Wisconsin, Indiana and Ohio, the attempts to defund federal programs for the poor, the in...

Top Ten Signs Your Country Has Become a Democracy

James Napoli | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
James Napoli

2011-03-11-moose.jpgAt last, you have cheap crap you absolutely must have.

What the Right Really Wants

Mark Olmsted | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Olmsted

It is not enough for the right to have all the money, they want the rest of us to agree they deserve it. It's not enough for us to be poor, we need to admit it's our fault that we are.

Doubting Justice Thomas

Sunil Adam | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sunil Adam

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Why Evangelicals Hate Jesus

Phil Zuckerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Phil Zuckerman

Evangelicals don't exactly hate Jesus -- they do love him dearly. But not because of what he tried to teach humanity. Rather, Evangelicals love Jesus for what he does for them.

Let's End Bi-Partisan Hatred by Changing the National Language to French

James Napoli | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
James Napoli

Let's face it, once the language is absorbed into the culture, even if things do get ugly, doesn't merde sound nicer than the alternative?

Across the U.S., GOP Lawmakers Build States of Denial

Michael Winship | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Winship

In the name of austerity, newly elected Wisconsin Republican Governor Scott Walker is attempting to stamp out public workers' collective bargaining rights. But despite his dire claims, his state had been coping better than most.

The Tea Party Man

James Campion | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Campion

Rand Paul is a dangerous man. The thing is it's difficult to tell whether the Freshman Senator from Kentucky is more dangerous to the Left or the Right. Unarguably, he is dangerous to 'The System', for if nothing else he isn't screwing around.

Mourning the Silence of True Liberalism

Byron Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Byron Williams

Somewhere between the civil rights movement and the anti-Vietnam protest, liberalism lost its voice. And by tangible indicators it has yet to regain its voice -- at least not in any comprehensible way.

The Battle Over the Smithsonian and the Right's New Culture Wars

Michael Keegan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Michael Keegan

The bigger fight that the Smithsonian debate represented -- over the efforts of a small and vocal group on the right to define American values for us all -- is just beginning.

The EPA -- Judge Them by Their Enemies

John DeCock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
John DeCock

The EPA may be the most effective agency in the Obama administration and they are delivering on their legal mandate to protect the environment and human health.

Michele Bachmann's Brilliant Move

Brent Budowsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

Michele Bachmann's idea of giving a second Republican reply to the State of the Union was politically brilliant. Democrats, progressives and real populists would be well-advised to understand why.

Even Our Parenting Is Shifting Right

Sally Kohn | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sally Kohn

Hanging ornaments on her grandparents' Christmas tree, my two-year-old beamed with pride for having hooked a snowman on a branch all by herself. A ...

The Road from Tucson

Lorelei Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lorelei Kelly

We speak our world into existence, so we'd better say some good things about it. After the tears, the best that we can do for John, Gabe, Dorothy, Christina, Dorwin and Phyllis is to carry on stronger than before.

When Generosity, Love, and Kindness are Public Policy, the Violence We Saw in Arizona will Dramatically Diminish

Rabbi Michael Lerner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rabbi Michael Lerner

Several of the people who knew Jared Loughner said that they knew that he was acting weird and felt the need to stay away from him. A community college ousted him. No one thought to organize a group of people to reach out to him.

The Pathos of Sarah Palin

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hoyt Hilsman

In what will hopefully be her political "last hurrah" as a presidential contender, Sarah Palin has revealed her small-minded approach to leadership. ...

Tucson: Time for Another Examination of Conscience

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

On November 22, 1963, Mummy told us that a bad man had shot Uncle Jack. His death forced a national bout of self-examination of a rage that, whether sensible or not, seemed to have set the stage for his murder.

The New Vitriol-Free Cable News Network

Spencer Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Spencer Green

8:00am - Turn Vitriol into Vitri-LOL! 12:00pm - Listening Politely But Not Actually Listening with Dr. Sanjay Gupta 5:00pm - Glenn Beck and Keith Olbermann Swap Photos of Puppies in Baskets

A Crossroads in Tucson

Andrew Reinbach | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andrew Reinbach

America has wandered into a broken wilderness and we find ourselves at the lip of a precipice. If we hew to the path we're on, we will certainly tumble into it.

Hate Speech the Right's Magic Bullet

Michael Winship | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Winship

The Russian playwright Anton Chekhov had a rule: If you show a gun in the first act, by the time the curtain falls, it has to be fired. For weeks and ...

My Day Testifying in the Courtroom of John Roll

Max Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Max Blumenthal

Roll spent a substantial part of his judicial career in a climate of violence and political extremism, and would die in it too.

Time to Stand Up for the Public Sector

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

For the last forty years, the Right's demonization of government is one of the reasons why the wealthy and big Wall Street banks have been allowed to siphon off a greater and greater share of the nation's wealth from the middle class.

Israel's Paranoid and Vicious Circles

Carlo Strenger | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Carlo Strenger

The rise of racism and xenophobia in Israel has been a favorite topic for pundits in recent weeks, and for good reason. Is hatred turning on an imagined enemy?