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Sandra Fluke Criticizes Romney In Democratic Convention Speech | Laura Bassett | Posted 09.06.2012 | Politics

Sandra Fluke, the former Georgetown Law student whom Rush Limbaugh called a "slut" because she advocates for contraception coverage, criticized Republ...

FULL TEXT: Read Sandra Fluke's Democratic National Convention Speech

Posted 09.05.2012 | Politics

Sandra Fluke delivered her speech to the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday night. Below, the Georgetown University law student's remarks ...

FULL TEXT: Read Nancy Pelosi's Democratic Convention Remarks

Posted 09.05.2012 | Politics

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi delivered her Democratic National Convention speech on Wednesday night. Below, Pelosi's remarks as prepared for...

Julian Castro Delivers Democratic National Convention Speech

Posted 09.05.2012 | Politics

By BETH FOUHY AND PAUL J. WEBER, ASSOCIATED PRESS CHARLOTTE, N.C. — San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro's keynote speech to the Democratic convention...

Luke Johnson

Patrick Calls Romney A 'Great Salesman' | Luke Johnson | Posted 09.05.2012 | Politics

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick (D), a longtime surrogate of President Barack Obama, used his unique vantage point as governor of Massachusetts to at...

Read Julian Castro's Democratic Convention Speech

Posted 09.04.2012 | Politics

San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro delivered the keynote speech at the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday night. Below, his remarks as prepared...

FULL TEXT: Read Deval Patrick's Democratic Convention Speech

Posted 09.04.2012 | Politics

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick delivered his speech to the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday night. Below, Patrick's remarks as prepa...

FULL TEXT: Read Jared Polis' Democratic Convention Speech

Posted 09.04.2012 | Politics

Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) drew cheers from the crowd with his speech at the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday night. Below, the Democratic...

Read Excerpts Of Julian Castro's Democratic National Convention Speech

Posted 09.04.2012 | Politics

San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro's keynote speech at the Democratic National Convention has him in the spotlight on Tuesday night. Below, excerpts o...

DNC Keynote Speaker Followed Mother's Tougher Path

Posted 09.04.2012 | Politics

By PAUL J. WEBER, ASSOCIATED PRESS SAN ANTONIO — San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro is a rising star in the Democrats' firmament with a collection o...

Oliver Noble

WATCH: Clint Eastwood vs. Chairs | Oliver Noble | Posted 08.31.2012 | Comedy

Many were left scratching their heads when veteran actor Clint Eastwood took the stage at the Republican National Convention Thursday night, and proce...

Speech Is Energy

Jeannie E. Javelosa | Posted 10.09.2012 | Healthy Living
Jeannie E. Javelosa

Remember that speech is energy, and energy makes up matter and our physical world. So when we speak, we actually build the kind of experiences that surround us and that we attract. We "call" to us the kind of life we are having.

Speaking Our Reality

Steve Robertson | Posted 09.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Steve Robertson

If we listen carefully to our truest inner selves and speak with a greater presence, we can empower ourselves to create exciting new possibilities and become a witness to the reality of our heart's greatest desire come true.

Are You Here to 'Save Face' or to Save Us?

Kelly Rigg | Posted 08.21.2012 | Green
Kelly Rigg

It would take a brave soul to stand in front of one of the largest and most important gatherings the United Nations has ever held and ask this question: Are you here to 'save face' or to save us?

What We Talk About When We Talk About Talking

Ilana Ross | Posted 05.03.2012 | College
Ilana Ross

The New York Times noted that a current linguistic trend called "vocal fry" is just one in a long line of largely female speech patterns that are seen often seen as a sign of stupidity. Young women who used vocal fry were being dismissed as insecure, naive, and dumb.

Honoring W.E.B. Du Bois 2012

Dr. Tukufu Zuberi | Posted 06.24.2012 | Black Voices
Dr. Tukufu Zuberi

The Board of Trustees at the University of Pennsylvania appointed Dr. William Edward Burghardt Du Bois Honorary Emeritus Professor of Sociology and Africana Studies on February 17th 2012. This short video captures the day's activities.

Obama By Default

Robert Scheer | Posted 06.04.2012 | Politics
Robert Scheer

The GOP has defined itself indelibly as the party of moneyed greed and unfettered imperialism. The Republicans are a sick joke, and their narrow ideological stupidity has left rational voters no choice in the coming presidential election but Barack Obama.

JFK And The So-Called Religious Issue

Steve Shaw | Posted 05.07.2012 | Religion
Steve Shaw

Kennedy stated that, "... I am not the Catholic candidate for president. I am the Democratic Party's candidate for president, who happens also to be a Catholic."

What 'Baaad' News About Goats Says About Human Speech

Posted 02.16.2012 | Science

By: Wynne Parry, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 02/15/2012 07:32 PM EST on LiveScience Goats don't have their own language, but they do s...

Elections Are for Suckers

Robert Scheer | Posted 04.09.2012 | Politics
Robert Scheer

Our own elections, the ones our government has modeled for the world, are a hoax. What other word should we use to describe this year's presidential election, whose outcome will turn on which party's Super PACs gets the most generous bribes from billionaires?

Drinking the Kool-Aid That Is TEDMED

Diana Nyad | Posted 03.28.2012 | Health and Fitness
Diana Nyad

If you haven't yet sipped the TED Kool-Aid, get yourself a straw. I've been a public speaker for 35 years now but hit the Mt. Everest of conferences when I spoke for the TEDMED group this past October.

Obama's Faux Populism Sounds Like Bill Clinton

Robert Scheer | Posted 03.27.2012 | Business
Robert Scheer

If Obama meant what he said in Tuesday's State of the Union address about holding the financial industry responsible for its scams, why did he appoint the old Clinton crowd that had legalized those scams to the top economic posts in his administration?

Help Me Understand...

John Joss | Posted 03.10.2012 | Media
John Joss

Our inability to express ourselves with clarity, simplicity and vigor is the death of effective human affairs. The light at the end of the tunnel is that we, if we care enough to speak and write properly, will shine.

Government-Sponsored Sinner

Robert Scheer | Posted 02.07.2012 | Politics
Robert Scheer

The driving faith of the GOP has become the notion that the toxic mixture of moral hypocrisy and unfettered greed is a formula for victory. Newt Gingrich could be their man.

'Speak To The Baby!' And Other Rules About Speech We Don't Need To Follow

Rhiana Maidenberg | Posted 01.03.2012 | Parents
Rhiana Maidenberg

During the times I was alone with the baby and the toddler was at preschool, I treasured the moments of quiet, relishing in the child that could not yet talk. As Phyllis Diller so eloquently put: "We spend the first twelve months of our children's lives teaching them to walk and talk and the next twelve telling them to sit down and shut up."