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Why Redefining Israel's History Poses Major Obstacle to True Peace

Anav Silverman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Anav Silverman

As I walk the streets of Jerusalem this Chanukah and see the flickering candles in the windows of Jewish homes, I think back to a time 2,000 years ago, when my ancestors here were denied their rights to follow Jewish tradition by the Syrian-Greeks who then occupied the land.

Optimism Capitals: Top 9 States That Remarry The Most

Huffington Post | Ashley Reich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce

Talk about optimism--these 9 states have the greatest percentage of people married three times or more. The data, published in the Census Bureau's 200...

ATFP Policy Statement: Working Together for a Two-State Solution

Ziad J. Asali, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ziad J. Asali, M.D.

Yesterday, my colleagues and I at the American Task Force on Palestine issued the following policy statement regarding our approach to working with ot...

ATFP Launches New Online Palestinian State and Institution Building Resources

Ziad J. Asali, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ziad J. Asali, M.D.

ATFP hopes these resources will help people around the world better understand the scope, progress and importance of state and institution building by the Palestinian people.

California City and Striking Teachers Agree - We're Broke!

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Originally published on Youthradio.org, the premier source for youth generated news throughout the globe. By: Brett Myers "The vast majority of t...

The F Word: Tax Grousing Tells Half The Story

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

It's tax time again, the time of year when Americans grouse about forking over part of their hard-earned cash to the dear old government. These days,...

Resources on the American National Security Interest in Israeli-Palestinian Peace

Ziad J. Asali, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ziad J. Asali, M.D.

My colleagues and I founded the American Task Force on Palestine in 2003 with a clear, focused mission: to advocate that a negotiated end of conflict ...

The Danger of Dithering About Climate Change in South Dakota

Donald Carr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Donald Carr

In a move akin to creationists calling the theory of evolution into question, HCR 1009's supporters are using ideology-based distrust of the environmental movement to spread dangerous myths about the threat we face.

Cut the Deficit -- Cut Military Spending

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

To reduce a $1.6 trillion shortfall in the 2011 budget, we should cut the contracts of private defense contractors who serve their own profits.

The State of the Union: Unfinished Business

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

Rather than the inspiring rhetoric of a campaign speech, Obama's State of the Union address was a more sober reflection on unfinished business.

Friday Talking Points: Is Opt-Out The Answer?

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The plan isn't going into effect until 2013. Think you're tired of TV ads and screaming folks at town hall meetings now? Picture a more local version of that for the next four years -- not a pretty sight.

Emerging GOP Theme: Nullification

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The code words change over time (from "nullification" to "states' rights" to Pawlenty's "state sovereignty"), but the idea is the same -- we retain the right to ignore any laws we don't feel like following.

So to Speak: Sue Me California!

Don Ringe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Don Ringe

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Final Electoral Math -- My Election Picks

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

About the Cartoonist | Reprint Policy Because it's Election Day, I'm not going to give a detailed analysis of the past week's polls, as I normally d...

Electoral Math -- Obama Has Closed The Deal

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Welcome to the penultimate Electoral Math column. OK, I admit, I just like correctly using the word "penultimate." Plus, it's fun to say! Try it! If...

Electoral Math -- Obama Holds His Lead

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

More and more, it is looking like Virginia will be the state that decides Election Night in Obama's favor. Sure, it could be Florida or Ohio, but my guess is that the vote-counting is going to take a while in both of them,

Electoral Math -- Obama Lead Insurmountable?

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

It's going to be all but impossible to continue the "we're in a dead heat" nonsense if Barack Obama decisively wins Florida and Virginia when the East Coast returns come in.

Electoral Math -- Obama Landslide?

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

I have to admit, that's a pretty provocative title. And enumerating the poultry before they emerge from the ova is always risky... as the saying goes.

Electoral Math Looking Good For Obama

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Barack Obama has made some gains since last week, to put it mildly. While he hasn't wildly increased his Strong numbers, at least the trend is in the right direction.

Electoral Math Update -- Obama Bounces Back

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Today was a banner day for Obama in the national polls (especially the one that puts him up nine points, 52/43) -- but they are largely meaningless, since that is not how we elect our president.

Electoral Math Checkup -- Obama's Low Point?

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The national trend for Obama may have turned around in his favor in just the last couple of days. So even though things look grim here, Obama is already starting to bounce back.

Electoral Math -- Obama Sure Could Use A Bump

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Obama has slipped below the magic 270 number for the first time since he became the Democratic presumptive nominee, and McCain has just about caught up with him.

Let Them Drink Beer

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

There was a news item today about a group of college presidents who have signed on to an effort to "rethink" the drinking age in America. While not e...

Electoral Math Charts Updated

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

It's time once again to take a look at the Electoral College math from state-level polling. Nationwide polls are not completely meaningless, but they are pretty irrelevant as that's not how we elect a president.

Charting The Electoral Math Looks Good For Obama

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

It's been about a month since we last took a look under the microscope at the possible outcomes of the Electoral College vote this November, so it's time for an update.