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The Constitution

Freedom Of Speech Is Our American Duty

Melina Delkic | Posted 08.02.2016 | Politics
Melina Delkic

In what has been a tumultuous and unrelenting year of tragedy and vicious discord among parties in the United States, a year where a brash presidential hopeful rose to power on the shirking of human dignity, it feels like we've stopped focusing on the free speech that families like mine always dreamed of having.

God Bless The Religious Values Of The Declaration of Independence

Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie | Posted 06.29.2016 | Religion
Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie

Let us celebrate the Declaration of Independence that brought America into being. And especially now, at a time when mockery, derision, scorn, and contempt dominate our public discourse, let all Americans affirm the central truth of the Declaration: We are all children of God and equal in God's sight.

Supreme Irony: GOP Peddles Denial of Justice!

Martin Lewis | Posted 02.14.2017 | Politics
Martin Lewis

Republicans have shown enormous respect for the Constitution of the United States of America and their hero Associate Justice Antonin Scalia by instantly using his death to demand that President Obama ignore the Constitution for the next 340 DAYS.

Are We Fired Up Yet?

Marcy Syms | Posted 11.18.2016 | Politics
Marcy Syms

There are constant reminders of the struggles for women -- pay inequity, pregnancy discrimination, and violence against women. Most of us experience it, read about it, and talk about it. There is only one big step that could have a significant effect on all these issues.

Are Representatives Breaking Oath for Fast Track Legislation? Here's How You can Stop Them!

Jacob Devaney | Posted 06.08.2016 | Politics
Jacob Devaney

If you want to go the extra mile, here is a list of Democrats who are considering supporting Fast Track along with their phone numbers so that you can call them directly.

Religious Freedom Gives Me the Constitutional Right to Violate Your Constitutional Rights, Right?

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 04.04.2015 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

Conservatives just love the Constitution -- or at least they say they do. The thing is that they don't seem to have any idea how it works. At least that's a more charitable explanation than saying they don't care how the Constitution works and merely use it as a fig leaf while they undermine the rights it guarantees.

The Conditional Sanctity of the Office of the President

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 03.31.2015 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

We have to marvel at what Boehner did. No matter his personal feelings about Obama, he could only undermine his own president in foreign policy if he simply had no respect for the office of the president. Compare this with the GOP position during the Bush administration, when any criticism or effort to oppose Bush was tantamount to treason.

We Have a Dream: Improve Transparency and Accountability at the NYPD

Chris Bilal | Posted 01.18.2015 | Black Voices
Chris Bilal

We are asking courageous New York City Council members to exercise their oversight power by passing the Right to Know Act, which would strengthen police accountability and transparency by requiring officers who stop us to identify themselves.

'Liberators' -- a Talk With James Wesley, Rawles

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 12.18.2014 | Home
Mark Rubinstein

James Wesley, Rawles, a former U.S. Army Intelligence officer and present-day survivalist, is the author of the novels, Expatriates, Founders, Survivors, and Patriots, all of which deal with the possibility of a coming global collapse.

The Constitution Is Outdated; Let's Change It

Galanty Miller | Posted 08.03.2014 | Politics
Galanty Miller

Understand that "founding fathers" is just a romanticized term. Thomas Jefferson was not your actual father. He didn't take you to baseball games. Things change. Is it so unreasonable to think that?

The Lincoln Myth: A Talk With Steve Berry

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 07.21.2014 | Home
Mark Rubinstein

Steve Berry is the international bestselling author of nine Cotton Malone historical thrillers and four stand-alone thriller novels. His books have been translated into forty languages. History--Steve's passion--lies at the heart of each one.

The Electoral Vote Changes: Follow The Constitution

Richard Greener | Posted 04.03.2013 | Politics
Richard Greener

Come on, raise your hand if you think our Constitution contains a single word about a popular election for the office of President of the United States. Sorry, but nowhere does it say there must be an election of any kind outside the Electoral College.

Bottom Line: Here's the Biggest Problem With the Constitution

Eric Black | Posted 02.18.2013 | Politics
Eric Black

The bigger problem -- at least in terms of the structure of the government -- is that we have a system that's built for inaction. Too many veto points.

Philadelphia Is A History Professor

Malerie Yolen-Cohen | Posted 12.25.2012 | Travel
Malerie Yolen-Cohen

In the Signers Hall, 42 life-size bronze statues gather in clusters, discussing, gesturing, urging you to sign their much-argued-over document.

The No Labels Approach to Government

David L. Nevins | Posted 05.19.2012 | Politics
David L. Nevins

This is the No Labels approach: No bias for bigger government and no bias for smaller government. No Labels only goal is effective government.

PHOTOS: One Of America's Greatest Calligraphers Has Died

Posted 01.03.2012 | Home

A former art director at top advertising agency Young & Rubicam, Sam Fink was one of America's great calligraphers and illustrators. Born on May 2...

Florida: Could Photo of Pigpen Get You 30 Years in the State Pen?

Scott Edwards | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Scott Edwards

Senator Norman's misguided bill is yet another attempt to keep a tight, dark lid on the many, many wrongs being committed today by the factory farming industry.

Bush At War

Nigel Hamilton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Nigel Hamilton

What happens when a great nation -- and this is a great nation -- elects a ruler who is not up to the task of being president? The answer is to be found in George W. Bush's memoirs, Decision Points.

Ryan Grim

Voters Strongly Back Amending Constitution To Restrict Corporate Political Spending | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON - By a double-digit margin, voters want Congress to amend the Constitution to overturn the Supreme Court decision in Citizens United that a...

Michele Bachmann Overdrive: GOP Accelerates Down Fallacy Lane

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

Reality does not treat conservatives well, so they create a parallel universe in which truth is defined as anything stated more than once by more than one pundit in one news cycle.

"The Genius Of America" Should Be In Every Classroom

Zanesville | Nat Hentoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

"Consider," [Lynne Cheney] wrote then, "how little history is required of our students. Once it was taught every year kindergarten through 12th grade;...

David Swanson's Daybreak Is Chart-Topping Inspiration

Linda Milazzo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Linda Milazzo

A journey through Daybreak is an educational awakening, and an alert to the misdeeds of those we've elected. It's a clarification of why these deeds are wrong, why they must be challenged, and how they can be changed.

Don Lemon & CNN: No to "Real Americans," Yes to Real Journalism!

Linda Milazzo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Linda Milazzo

Can anyone tell me of any wall to wall on-site coverage of peace movement events over the past six years where the corporate press offered extensive air-time to listen to progressive leaders? I don't recall that ever happening. Do you?

What Makes a Human Become a Republican?

John DeBellis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John DeBellis

I have friends from broken homes who grew up to be well adjusted human beings who would cut off their ears rather than listen to Rush Limbaugh even if he was chocking on an illegal painkiller.

Toil and Trouble
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The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

NOTE: After you click a link, click the title of the item to get the full text or video. This week finds our war hero, on Old Hallow's Eve, having fi...