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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?

Do Progressives Have True Grit?

Andrew Reinbach | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andrew Reinbach

It's hard to avoid the impression that most progressives are more interested in complaining about the right wing, or how things are going in the country, than getting their hands dirty and slugging it out.

The Truth is Dying in the Heartland

June Carbone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
June Carbone

Cross-posted from New Deal 2.0. Moving from Northern California to Kansas City, Missouri, I wondered if I would find myself surrounded by conservativ...

The Carmel Wildfire Is Burning All Illusions in Israel

Max Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Max Blumenthal

Israel's performance during the Carmel forest fire revealed the sad truth: its government has prioritized offensive military capacity and occupation maintenance emergency preparedness and general welfare.

Charles Blow: The Left Needs To 'Get Over' Sarah Palin

The New York Times | Charles Blow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

This is it. This is the last time I'm going to write the name Sarah Palin until she does something truly newsworthy, like declare herself a candidate ...

Our Precious Bodily Fluids: Beck, Soros and Obama

Carlo Strenger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Carlo Strenger

Watching the sad spectacle of Glenn Beck's defamation of George Soros, it is difficult to avoid pessimism about human nature.

The Ex-President Inside Out and Always Centered, Revealed by His Grandson

Carl Sferrazza Anthony | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Carl Sferrazza Anthony

Anyone who loves politics, history or even the pop culture of the Sixties will be startled by the new perspective on Ike afforded by the genuinely intimate glimpses here.

OMG! Glenn Beck Is Onto Something!

Karen Dolan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Karen Dolan

Glenn, that sure is scary stuff about those well-funded "freedom" groups getting their emissaries elected with secret money and requiring loyalty and litmus tests. Thanks, man, for the warning.

It Takes A Movement: Why Politics Is Frozen Solid -- Part 2

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

What has still not been really understood by Obam's White House, by most of his supporters and by a media that mostly focuses on who's up and who's down in Washington during any given week is this: It takes a movement.

Battle Over Judge Retention In Iowa

TylerKingkade | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

DES MOINES, Iowa -- Conservative activist Bob Vander Plaats is hoping Iowans will vote today to sack three Iowa Supreme Court judges who took part in ...

Why Voting Matters for the Climate Movement

Liz Butler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Liz Butler

People in the climate movement -- or anyone who believes in what we're doing to avert a climate crisis and bring about an energy revolution -- can push back on Big Oil and Dirty Coal by exercising their right to vote.

Obama Restored Honor and Dignity to the White House. He's the Real Thing.

Bella DePaulo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bella DePaulo

Watching President Obama on Jon Stewart's Daily Show last night reminded me of why I think so highly of him. In no particular order, my incomplete lis...

Advice to Tea Party Enthusiasts: Use Your Words

Sybil Adelman Sage | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Sybil Adelman Sage

It's clear that Tea Party enthusiasts have forgotten what the rest of us learned in high school about the Constitution and evolution, but last night's...

Hickenlooper Haunted By 'Backward-Thinking' Comment

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

A 2009 interview at a Matthew Shepard Foundation event is coming back to haunt Democratic gubernatorial candidate John Hickenlooper. Matthew Shepard ...

Where Are We?

Stephen Gyllenhaal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephen Gyllenhaal

I was deep in a bad traffic jam last night, wondering how many of us nowadays just work too damn hard -- lemmings -- barely having time to breathe -- ...

$2 Million Lets You Sleep Better at Night

Rep. Alan Grayson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Alan Grayson

On Friday, Politico reported that right-wing groups have spent $1.7 million on attack ads in my district, in Central Florida. This is roughly 20 times as much as my Republican opponent has spent on TV ads so far.

Obion County Fire Tragedy Symbolizes Tea-Party-Republican Vision of Government

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

We cannot be cowed by the anti-government propaganda spewing forth from a few wealthy interests even when it's dressed up in the clothing of the small number of ordinary Americans who have become Tea Party activists.