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The Grand Canyon Meets the Koch Brothers

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 06.10.2016 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

Those who are against a permanent ban on uranium mining at the Grand Canyon gateway make up an unsavory stew.

The American Bison: Bringing People Together and Bridging the Political Divide

John F. Calvelli | Posted 04.27.2016 | Green
John F. Calvelli

These days it appears that there are few things that bring Democrats and Republicans together, especially during a contentious presidential election y...

Will Obama Be Ranked Among America's Greatest Presidents?

Steven M. Gillon | Posted 03.21.2016 | Politics
Steven M. Gillon

As Barack Obama enters the final months of his presidency, historians, journalists and self-appointed pundits will participate in the ritual of ranking him on the scale presidential greatness.

The Sanders Saga: From Protest to Power?

William Bradley | Posted 02.07.2016 | Politics
William Bradley

Is Senator Bernie Sanders on the verge of morphing from protest leader into potential President of the United States? And would that be good or bad for what has been a strikingly successful cause-oriented campaign?

Can Rubio Restore the Republican Brand?

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 11.29.2015 | Politics
Hoyt Hilsman

The Republican party's national approval rating is at its lowest point since 1992 - about 32%, compared with 46% for Democrats. As pollster Stanley G...

A Party Without a Past

Steven Conn | Posted 09.25.2015 | Politics
Steven Conn

All Republicans candidates, even those not named Trump, promise to make America great again. That implies, of course, that America is in decline now. That narrative of decline is an historical argument: We were great once, but we aren't any more.

Missing Trump's Danger by a Mile

Lev Raphael | Posted 08.09.2015 | Politics
Lev Raphael

Trump isn't just a menace to the GOP, he's a menace to our entire political culture. As the saying goes, "Every time he opens his mouth he subtracts from the sum total of human knowledge."

Lincoln Chafee: I Compare Favorably To Teddy Roosevelt

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 07.28.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee, whose candidacy for the Democratic presidential nomination hasn’t yet found a pulse in public...

On Educating for Peace, and Banning ALL Nukes

John Bredin | Posted 07.16.2016 | Politics
John Bredin

The only candidates in the 2016 race who might embrace these ideas are Bernie Sanders for the Democrats, and Jill Stein with the Greens. To help incubate a new politics of peace, though, a think tank co-founded by intellectuals Michael Lerner and Cornel West called the "Network for Spiritual Progressives" (NSP) has some good ideas.

Trade Enforcement Failure

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 06.01.2016 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

President after president has promised that the U.S. will compel foreign nations to meet labor standards established in free-trade agreements. They haven't. They probably can't. And American workers and politicians should stop buying it. The U.S. can sign trade agreements with countries after they stop murdering trade unionists and countenancing child labor.

Santorum and Pataki Jump In

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.27.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

As with all the other candidates who have officially thrown their hats in the ring, today we will take a serious look at Santorum and Pataki, and attempt to predict what their chances for victory could be.

The Fifth Heart: A New Sherlock Holmes Story

Tom Alderman | Posted 06.21.2015 | Books
Tom Alderman

And if you're a Holmes fan, this book is probably a must in the canon. Dan Simmons delivers personal details about Holmes' upbringing you may not have read before. The author details Holmes' fascination with the new wonder drug from the Bayer company. No, not aspirin.

The Progressive Promise of Today's Technology

Andrei Cherny | Posted 06.04.2015 | Business
Andrei Cherny

A digital policy for the new century, tailored not just to the moment but for the future, is vital if we are to unleash economic growth, shared prosperity, and the full potential of technology for citizens and consumers. But such a policy architecture requires a new consensus -- on privacy, on security, on customer protections, on growth and mobility.

That Other Panama

See.Place | Posted 03.15.2015 | Travel
See.Place

'Teddy Roosevelt': this was the correct answer in 5th grade to all pop quiz questions that included the word Panama. If memory serves, Theodore made h...

Founding Fathers: We Are Not a Christian Nation

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 04.28.2015 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

As we witness yet again the brutal and bloody consequences of religious intolerance in the form of ISIS, we have a majority of Republicans pining for a Christian America. Proponents of converting the United States into a theocracy do not see the terrible parallel between religious excess in the Middle East and here at home.

Teddy Roosevelt's Jiu-Jitsu Skills and 5 Other Traits that Made US Presidents Better Leaders

Bob Rosen | Posted 04.15.2015 | Business
Bob Rosen

Ask business leaders what keeps them up at night, and often, they'll say they wonder what their legacy will be. U.S. presidents are no different. They all want to know how their actions will be remembered.

Inside Out

Jason A. Atkinson | Posted 04.10.2015 | Green
Jason A. Atkinson

People want respect, pure and simple. Respect someone, and they'll trust you. Trust someone, and they'll let you in and show you that the narrow political definitions we apply to each other don't really fit.

More Than the Internet: Net Neutrality Vote Will Determine Whether Americans Are Citizens First or Consumers First

Paul Abrams | Posted 03.07.2015 | Politics
Paul Abrams

When President Teddy Roosevelt preserved the Grand Canyon from exploitation by mining interests, and when President Obama did the same for Bristol Bay in Alaska, what was really at stake is whether we are citizens first, with a heritage to preserve, or just consumers and commercial interests.

Searching for the American Dream

Steven M. Gillon | Posted 02.16.2015 | Politics
Steven M. Gillon

It is very likely that generations coming of age today will abandon -- out of choice or necessity -- the Dream of consumption and replace it with their own definition. The Dream is evolving, not dying.

Our Republic, My Republic

Christopher Phillips | Posted 01.08.2015 | Politics
Christopher Phillips

Whenever I enter the capacious main entrance of the National Constitution Center, I take pause when I pass by this quote by Teddy Roosevelt that's etched in the wall: "the people themselves must be the ultimate makers of their own Constitution."

Alright GOP, Time to Put Up Or Shut Up

James Marshall Crotty | Posted 01.06.2015 | Politics
James Marshall Crotty

Congratulations Republicans, you've won control of Congress. Now it's time to put down the talking points, stop your OCD obsession with ObamaCare and ...

You've Never Seen Teddy Roosevelt Like This Before

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender, Damon Scheleur & Chris McGonigal | Posted 10.07.2014 | Politics

Ken Burns' recent PBS docu-series "The Roosevelts: An Intimate History" put renewed focus on the lives of former Presidents Theodore Roosevelt and Fra...

The Real Hero of the American Story

Peter Sims | Posted 11.02.2014 | Impact
Peter Sims

We spend a lot of time talking about and waiting for a hero to save America -- the next Abe Lincoln or Teddy Roosevelt. That's rubbish. The real heroes in America can be found everywhere, right under our noses.

After Reading This, You'll Never Look At The Roosevelts The Same Way Again

Posted 10.06.2014 | Entertainment

If someone prompted you to name the most famous political figures in U.S. history, chances are that you would bring up the trinity of Roosevelts: Theo...

Haunted: A Talk With Randy Wayne White

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 10.18.2014 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Randy Wayne White is a New York Times best-selling novelist of crime fiction and non-fiction and the writer of a television documentary. He's perhaps best known for his 21 Doc Ford novels and his most recent Hannah Smith series.