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Would You Rather Be Right or Be Real? Letting Go of Our Obsession With Rightness

Nancy Colier | Posted 06.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Nancy Colier

Refrain from feeding your mind's case for your rightness and others' wrongness; turn away from the thoughts that habitually defend and explain your version of truth. Instead of diving into your mind's narrative and returning to engage in your defense, use your awareness as an invitation to inquire into your experience.

Break Down the Echo Chambers

William S. Becker | Posted 06.08.2015 | Politics
William S. Becker

This is the second of two posts on the media's role in the national conversation about global climate change and clean energy. The first post can be f...

Pay-Check Equity: Demolishing 100 Percent of the Right's 'Arguments'

Paul Abrams | Posted 03.31.2015 | Politics
Paul Abrams

Of course, the Right will still vote against pay-check equity. It may help, however, to demolish the phony excuses, especially to right-wing women members of Congress.

Inquire Before You Accuse

Tiffany O. Silver | Posted 01.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Tiffany O. Silver

Being fortunate to work worldwide with various people over the years, I've found there's a common denominator either leading people to their own demis...

'I'm Right! You're Wrong!' -- 'No, I'm Right! You're Wrong!'

Robert C. Jameson | Posted 10.07.2014 | Good News
Robert C. Jameson

I'm sure you have either been involved in this type of argument or have heard it going on out in the world. It just seems to be part of the human condition.

When Being Wrong Is Right

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 09.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

When people hurt or frighten us and the differences between us erupt in anger, we have an opportunity to practice and strengthen these qualities.

Here's The Right's Most Loathsome Obamacare Lie Yet

Salon | Sally Kohn | Posted 11.01.2013 | Politics
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A congresswoman defends Americans' right to awful health insurance -- and shamefully misleads the public...

Beyond Left and Right on Syria

Chris Weigant | Posted 11.04.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee just voted to approve a resolution to attack Syria on a vote of 10-7. But the breakdown of the voting reveals that this was in no way a party-line vote.

The Left and Right Entirely Missed the Point of Obama Deferring to Congress on Syria

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 11.03.2013 | Politics
Frank Schaeffer

The pundits mostly are trying to figure out the president's tactics short term on the "next war" or "what this means politically." But Syria isn't the point. Politics isn't either. Our Constitution is.

The Unexpected Leadership Lesson From Traffic School

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 09.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Sometimes your right of way doesn't matter at all. Sometimes, no matter how much you just know you deserve something, others won't see it that way or respect it. That's just a fact.

Two Geographies of the Left and Right

John Cooker | Posted 12.24.2012 | Politics
John Cooker

Conservatives inhabit the wide open countryside, mostly in the south and Midwest; Liberals inhabit the densely populated urban mega-cities concentrated in the northeast and west coast. How do these different landscapes affect their political beliefs?

Akin and the Medieval Worldview of the Right

Elizabeth Debold | Posted 10.29.2012 | Politics
Elizabeth Debold

Todd Akin's views are positively medieval. I mean this literally. Medieval means prerational. And the problem is that rationality, the capacity to exercise reason, happens to be foundational to our form of democracy.

Count Me: An Ode to Liberty

Robin Koerner | Posted 06.18.2012 | Politics
Robin Koerner

Left and Right and Right and Left / Have left America bereft / Of liberty, its founding light. / Christians, Liberals speak of peace / Until they hold the nation's leash, / And send its youth to fight.

Suggestions for Obama's Medicare Counterproposal

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.12.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

It's going to be very easy for whatever Obama comes up with to look a lot better than just handing seniors a voucher and saying: "Good luck with that medical insurance marketplace."

Who We Fight for and Why it Matters

Mark Olmsted | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Olmsted

I saw The Eagle this weekend, and thought Tatum Channing acquitted himself remarkably well, considering how contemporary he might have seemed in a his...

Get Progressively Trained

Cliff Schecter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Cliff Schecter

As someone who has been involved somewhat in the punditry circuit (for lack of a better term), I have been asked by progressive friends what I think i...

The F Word: Constitutional Lessons For the New Congress

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

The Republican lawmakers who read the Constitution out loud as their very first act in the new Congress better bask in their Tea Party glow -- because they're not going to feel the love from Constitutional scholars.

Dirksen, Kennedy Nuclear Compromise Would Be Called Treason By Today's Zealots

The New York Times | JAMES WARREN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Democrats are riding a tiger, as a friend put it, and best not be naïve about positive aspects of the Tea Party victories. They seem weak, unfocused,...

Friday Talking Points [140] -- Pledging Nonsense

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The White House has been in the news this past week, mostly for who will be leaving it soon. One is tempted to insert the old "will the last to leave...

The Importance of Being Hitchens: Get Well Soon, Christopher

Zachary Stockill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Zachary Stockill

Christopher Hitchens has always encouraged his audiences to think, which is the ultimate accomplishment of any writer. I wish him a swift recovery.

New Tea Party Media Strategy: No Media

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

A full-scale interview on one of the prestigious Sunday shows is normally the gold prize for a campaign. There's a reason for this -- it is free. That was then, though, and this is now.

The F Word: Sexy Primary Victories On Both Sides

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

The other day on the show, Melissa Harris-Lacewell suggested media "need to be covering the left as much as we cover, with anxiety, the right." Anxie...

What "Professional Left"?

Andrew Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andrew Levine

In politics, circumstances change and self-fulfilling prophecies happen. Gibbs' words about the "professional left" could become true. Let us hope that they do; the world will be far better off.

Force or Fringe: United States Social Forum Vs. Tea Party

Sally Kohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sally Kohn

I've written a piece over on AlterNet asking why it is that every itty-bitty Tea Party gathering is front page news while a meeting of 15,000-plus pro...

Left, Right & Center: The Gulf Oil Spill And The Role Of Government

HuffPost Radio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

Obama did some arm twisting this week, resulting in BP's $20 billion escrow fund for victims of the Gulf Oil Spill disaster. Was he right to do it the way he did?