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Getting High... With a Little Help From Our Friends

Ed Gerwin | Posted 02.03.2013 | Business
Ed Gerwin

Interestingly, Antares' initial cargo will include small satellites built by NASA from globally sourced smartphones. But Antares should also remind us that, when it comes to America's role in the connected global economy, we also need to act on some weighty issues here on Earth.

Thankful for Social Security and Medicare - and for Opponents Like This

Mike Lux | Posted 01.21.2013 | Politics
Mike Lux

Lloyd Blankfein, I salute you for giving us such a great example of a wealthy powerful man who takes massive government largesse and who wants to slash benefits for the middle class and make them work longer before retirement; our side will be able to use that video well in this debate.

Wall Street-Funded Poll and Wall Street Bailout King Both Say 'Cut Social Security'

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 01.20.2013 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

On the same day that Goldman Sach's CEO issued his "balanced" demand for Social Security and Medicare cuts, the Wall Street-funded group called "Third Way" published the results of a poll which precisely reflected those wishes. Coincidence?

Wall Street Uses Third Way to Lead Its Assault on Social Security

William K. Black | Posted 01.13.2013 | Business
William K. Black

The "left" is not divided on the need to oppose austerity and the Great Betrayal. Third Way is not left or center or even right. It is Wall Street on the Potomac.

Robert J. Samuelson Tries to Create a Moral Panic About Deficits

William K. Black | Posted 12.02.2012 | Business
William K. Black

Robert J. Samuelson deliberately misled his readers in a column devoted to denouncing Obama and Romney for misleading voters. It remains impossible to compete with unintentional self-parody.

Jennifer Bendery

Group Helps Moderate Democrats Craft Same-Sex Marriage Stance | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 08.22.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With the Democratic Party poised to back same-sex marriage in its 2012 platform for the first time in history, Democratic lawmakers, par...

Start 'Em Young On Peacemaking

Steve Knight | Posted 09.22.2012 | Religion
Steve Knight

"White Flour" is an important book from an important voice for our times who is teaching us -- and through us, our children -- how to be peacemakers. And there are few things more important in life than that.

A Drug Policy for the 21st Century

R. Gil Kerlikowske | Posted 06.18.2012 | Politics
R. Gil Kerlikowske

Today we are releasing the 2012 National Drug Control Strategy -- the Obama Administration's primary policy blueprint for reducing drug use and its consequences in America. It is based on the premise that drug addiction is a chronic disease of the brain that can be prevented and treated.

How "Centrist" Democrats Are Helping Conservatives - and Failing America's Moms

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 06.16.2012 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

If Democrats don't repudiate the reckless errors of conservative pseudo-centrism they'll be throwing away an electoral opportunity -- and they'll be letting down America's moms.

That Old-Time Populism Debate

Mike Lux | Posted 06.11.2012 | Politics
Mike Lux

Because they do tons of polls and the same kinds of questions over and over, pollsters have a very good idea in advance of writing their questions for any given poll what phrases or even individual words will trigger a more positive answer.

LGBT Rights Are Civil Rights

John Becker | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
John Becker

People on both sides -- pro-LGBT and anti-LGBT -- actively avoid equating gay rights with civil rights. This avoidance is dishonest, insulting, and demeaning to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people of all racial, ethnic, and cultural identities. It must stop immediately.

Jennifer Bendery

New Guide Helps Members Of Congress Change Public Position On Gay Marriage | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 03.15.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Things just got a little easier for members of Congress who may want to publicly endorse same-sex marriage but don't know how to explain...

Amanda Terkel

Obama, LGBT Groups Struggle Over Party Platform | Amanda Terkel | Posted 03.15.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- An unexpected surge in support to place same-sex marriage on the Democratic Party platform at the August convention has energized LGBT a...

Ryan Grim

Liberal Donor Network Dumps Progressive Organizations | Ryan Grim | Posted 02.29.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Democracy Alliance, a private network of major progressive and Democratic donors, has dropped a number of prominent organizations, a...

Jennifer Bendery

Family Research Council Starts Campaign Against 'Fake' Same-Sex Marriage | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 02.24.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Citing concerns that 2012 could be the "tipping point" in the debate over same-sex marriage, Family Research Council leader Tony Perkins...

After the Third Way: Progressive Alternatives to European Austerity

Matt Browne | Posted 04.23.2012 | World
Matt Browne

Is there a credible progressive alternative to austerity? If so, is it attractive enough to mobilize a winning electoral constituency?

Lisa Murkowski Discusses Her Pet Project

Posted 01.24.2012 | Politics

Senators Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) and Mark Udall (D-Colo.) appeared on MSNBC Tuesday afternoon to describe their reasons for pursuing an ongoing pet ...

Today's Visionary: An Illustrated Guide to Dr. King's 21st Century Insights

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 03.14.2012 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

One year ago I listed ten quotes by Dr. King, and mourned the lack of a movement that would advance his kind of vision. Then came the uprising in Madison and the Occupy movement, which began a long-overdue national debate about economic, as well as racial inequality.

The False Promise of a Third-Party Candidacy

Bill Schneider | Posted 01.21.2012 | Politics
Bill Schneider

Is there a market for a third party candidate in 2012? Absolutely. Self-described Independent voters are a growing category, more numerous than either Democrats or Republicans, according to Gallup.

Please, No Gimmicks -- A Letter to the Super Committee

Jonathan Cowan | Posted 01.17.2012 | Politics
Jonathan Cowan

The Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction must approve a credible agreement that at minimum meets the committee's mission to achieve $1.2 trillion in deficit reduction without resorting to gimmicks or budgetary sleights of hand.

Jennifer Bendery

GOP's Ken Mehlman, Christine Todd Whitman Back Gay Marriage Campaign | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 01.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A unlikely group of high-profile Republicans and Democrats is banding together for a new campaign aimed at swaying moderates in support ...

The Fourth Way

Al Checchi | Posted 12.31.2011 | Politics
Al Checchi

We need to develop a "Fourth Way," the American Way -- neither left, right, or bipartisan, but a non partisan common sense program for American civic renewal.

Jason Linkins

Leading Timidity-Tank Cautions Dems Against Seeking Support Of The 99% | Jason Linkins | Posted 12.18.2011 | Politics

With the Occupy Wall Street movement heading into its second month in existence, one of the open questions in Washington, D.C. among Democratic lawmak...

As President Lech Walesa Said to President Lula Da Silva

Benjamin R. Barber | Posted 12.03.2011 | World
Benjamin R. Barber

Observing our small bore politicians bickering while America risks fiscal and moral collapse from the vantage point of a ceremony in Gdansk, Poland --...

Advancing Against Al Qaeda

Mieke Eoyang | Posted 11.13.2011 | World
Mieke Eoyang

2011-09-13-Screenshot20110913at5.54.13PM.jpg In our new infographic, "Advancing on Al Qaeda," we have highlighted some of the top al Qaeda figures killed or captured by U.S. or allied forces in the decade since the 9/11 attacks.