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Shared Sacrifice

Let's Change the Narrative Surrounding Education Reform

Hillary Linardopoulos | Posted 10.02.2013 | Politics
Hillary Linardopoulos

I arrive at work early each day. I am accessible to my families day or night, and often get phone calls from parents and students in need of guidance. I am not saying this to complain. I have taught children for almost 10 years at de Burgos because I want to be there.

The Party That Campaigns on This Policy Will Sweep the '14 Elections

Paul Abrams | Posted 09.15.2013 | Politics
Paul Abrams

So, if a party really wants to win the '14 elections so that they can get the unemployment rates down to ~4 percent, they will prove it to voters by agreeing upfront to a shared sacrifice. How does one do that? Simple. Peg congressional salaries to the unemployment rate.

Time to Start Talking

Jeff Hensley | Posted 09.14.2013 | Fifty
Jeff Hensley

Last month, I had the privilege of hearing a man named C.C. Collie at a Memorial Day celebration in Dallas. Mr. Collie is a nonagenarian who spent WWII on a U.S. Navy destroyer during the final bloody year of the Pacific campaign.

A Time for Shared Sacrifice

Terry Newell | Posted 01.12.2013 | Politics
Terry Newell

It is just historical circumstance that Veterans Day is followed on the calendar by Thanksgiving. But it is more than happenstance that both holidays express great gratitude for what has made us a nation and given us the good lives we have.

Obama's Debate Mission

Brent Budowsky | Posted 12.09.2012 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

The president should make clear that our exceptionalism is not how wealthy the few become, but how much prosperity is created and shared by the many, and the fairness and justice and decency we stand for.

The Great Populist Wave

Brent Budowsky | Posted 07.10.2012 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

At this moment, in our land, it is time for the true champions of the 99 percent to launch the largest voter registration, mobilization and turnout campaign in the history of freedom.

Seeing An Old Photo Through New Eyes On My First Real Veterans Day

Fred Goldring | Posted 01.15.2012 | Politics
Fred Goldring

I had passed the photo in the hallway showing the smiling handsome young Naval officer in uniform literally thousands of times over the years, occasionally pausing to marvel at the fact that this was my Dad when he was in his late teens.

Jesus' Call: Move From Greed To Greatness

Troy Jackson | Posted 11.30.2011 | Religion
Troy Jackson

Some extreme politicians are blaming hard working people for the economic hardships facing many of our states and communities. The attack on public sector workers is evidence of leaders who want to ask for more and more.

Class Warfare: On the Battlefront, and Living Large

Rick Horowitz | Posted 11.20.2011 | Comedy
Rick Horowitz

"It's warfare," Poppa announced, his tired eyes scanning the faces of his beloved family. "And it's the worst kind of warfare," Poppa continued. "Class warfare."

It's the Values, Stupid!

Bob Burnett | Posted 08.31.2011 | Politics
Bob Burnett

Americans recognize that in a vital democracy each of us has a voice; that for all our voices to be heard -- rich and poor, Democrat and Republican, blue state and red state -- we must treat each other with respect. Democracy is at risk. To defend it, Americans must reclaim our core values.

25 People

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 08.29.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

The top 25 hedge fund managers in the U.S. earned $22 billion last year. If they operated under the same rules that apply to other people, we could cut our national deficit by as much as $44 billion. That's just from 25 people. Here's how.

Zach Carter

Obama Rejects Tax Increase On Big Business | Zach Carter | Posted 06.06.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As Congress grinds closer to shutting down the federal government and the White House floats proposals to cut social services for workin...

Obama's Iraq Speech: Ditch "Mission Accomplished" for "Shared Sacrifice"

Christine Pelosi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

Instead of "Mission Accomplished," President Obama should do what was not done when the war began -- call upon all Americans to join in "Shared Sacrifice."

Washington's Deficit Games

Pat Choate | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Pat Choate

After the mid-term election, there may be enough moderates in each House of Congress who are willing to put all federal spending and all federal taxes on the table and devise an agenda of shared sacrifice.

How the 'Inflated-Tire' Flap Can Become the Defining Issue of the Campaign: Empowerment

Paul Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Abrams

If the Obama campaign can hunker down and absorb the initial mockery and call the country to shared work and sacrifice, there is an entire nation waiting and begging for that leadership.