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How These Gay and Bisexual Members of Congress Sold Out Desperate LGBT Syrian Refugees

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 11.25.2015 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

Equality should be the standard for anyone in the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus. And Polis, Sinema and Maloney failed miserably at meeting that standard.

Thanksgiving and Its Discontented in Montgomery County, Maryland

Dana Beyer | Posted 11.25.2015 | Politics
Dana Beyer

In a month when our attention has been riveted to waves of Syrian refugees flooding Europe, and punctuated by atrocities in Paris, Beirut, Kenya, and Mali, one of our American communities is once again under attack -- Muslim Americans.

A Prayer of Thanksgiving to the God of All Children in America and the World

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 11.25.2015 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Help us to love and respect and protect and welcome them all on this day of Thanksgiving as we affirm the sacredness of every child in our own country and all around the world.

First They Came: Redux

Warren Holstein | Posted 11.24.2015 | Politics
Warren Holstein

According to Wikipedia: "First they came ... is a famous statement and provocative poem written by Pastor Martin Niemöller (1892-1984) about the cow...

Your 2015 Guide to Arguing With Your Conservative Uncle This Thanksgiving

Christian Chiakulas | Posted 11.25.2015 | Politics
Christian Chiakulas

Remember: facts are like Kryptonite to conservatives. Study this guide, and you will know all you need to know to shut down the misinformation and ill-formed opinions.

ACA, Open Enrollment and the 'What if...?' Question

Rep. Judy Chu | Posted 11.24.2015 | Politics
Rep. Judy Chu

Affordable health insurance should not be a luxury. It is a necessity. Since I was elected to Congress in 2009, I have done everything I can to make sure that residents of the San Gabriel Valley can easily obtain affordable insurance that provides quality care.

'Green News Report' -- November 24, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 11.24.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: A carbon tax is coming for Alberta's dirty tar sands; Obama says U.N. c...

Paris Attacks: Iran Criticizes the West, ISIS 'Bit the Leg of Its Owners'

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 11.24.2015 | Politics
Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

The reaction of the Iranian political establishment in regards to the shootings and bombings in Paris has been intriguing and contradicting.

Obama's Cagey Strategy Regarding Terrorism

Mark Goulston, M.D. | Posted 11.23.2015 | Politics
Mark Goulston, M.D.

There will be many who read this that will say I've been smoking way too much weed, because what I am about to say is not based on "facts in evidence....

Sanders Introduces Bill to Register Idiots in Response to Trump's Call to Register Muslims

Flora Nicholas | Posted 11.24.2015 | Comedy
Flora Nicholas

The furor over Donald Trump's call for a National Registry of Muslims escalated today as Democrats hit back with a call for a different kind of National Registry -- this time, one for "Idiots."

The Lepers in America

René Zografos | Posted 11.24.2015 | Politics
René Zografos

While many Americans have two or three jobs on a daily basis, there are at the same time many people who are left outside of the daily working and soc...

Anatomy of a Broken Campaign Promise

Joel Berg | Posted 11.24.2015 | Impact
Joel Berg

While all kept campaign promises are alike, each broken promise is broken in its own way. Campaign vows that are kept are often politically or administratively easy to fulfill. But failed promises fail for a host of reasons.

Where There's A Will There's a Way

Michael Farr | Posted 11.24.2015 | Business
Michael Farr

If the full extent of the budgetary problems are not well understood, how can we be in a position to address the problems?

They Will Know We Are Christian by... Our Fear?

Rev. Adam J. Copeland | Posted 11.24.2015 | Religion
Rev. Adam J. Copeland

The call to welcome the refugee is practically an essential tenant of Christianity, and yet after the Paris terrorists attacks, many Christians are calling to halt our (already paltry) resettlement of Syrian refugees.

We Got the President We Deserve

Paul Heroux | Posted 11.24.2015 | Politics
Paul Heroux

In the aftermath of the war in Iraq, in 2008, nearly 53 percent of American voters elected Barack Obama on a message that he will pull us out of Iraq and restore our image in the world as a benevolent superpower.

Republican Pickup Lines

Randall Otis | Posted 11.23.2015 | Comedy
Randall Otis

PR hasn't been too favorable to the Republican party this year so I've compiled a short list of pick up lines to explain the Republican platform in the most coquettish manner. With these, she'll know that you're the real "Mr. Right".

Political Tone and the Faith Community: Can We Close the Divide?

Dan Glickman | Posted 11.23.2015 | Politics
Dan Glickman

We have so many things to be thankful for as Americans, and I think most folks will probably be thankful that they can turn away from the rhetoric and often mean tone of the campaign, at least for the family celebration of Thanksgiving.

When Does Political Correctness Go Too Far?

Michael Russnow | Posted 11.23.2015 | Education
Michael Russnow

Last week some students at Princeton petitioned the school to stop tributes to Woodrow Wilson, its former university president and, more importantly, our former U.S. president, including the possible renaming of the prestigious Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.

Letter For Ted Cruz: On Behalf Of My Generation

Jonah Bryson | Posted 11.23.2015 | Politics
Jonah Bryson

I have devoted much of my time and passion to the world we live in. What I find especially disappointing is that climate change doesn't appear to be a concern of yours -- and on behalf of my generation, I am writing you this letter to ask why and urge you to reconsider.

Ben Carson's Secret Weapon

Sonya Hamlin | Posted 11.23.2015 | Politics
Sonya Hamlin

How has Ben Carson been so successful? Because he has a secret weapon that affects the public subconsciously in such a way that it convinces them he is a truly powerful, thoughtful, problem-solving leader

A New Solution to an Old Problem: School Integration

Priscilla Wohlstetter | Posted 11.23.2015 | Education
Priscilla Wohlstetter

Federal, state and local policymakers of all races across the US are clamoring to integrate schools in order to achieve socioeconomic diversity -- not only as a matter of social justice and constitutional compliance, but also on the grounds that socioeconomic diversity and academic excellence go hand-in-hand.

Guns, Internment Camps, and Falafel

Renee Fisher | Posted 11.23.2015 | Fifty
Renee Fisher

Life in the Boomer Lane is having a bad week. She is finding it increasingly difficult to keep track of what various politico-types are suggesting as ways to deal with the horrific events that occured in Paris.

Is Peace at Thanksgiving Just Pie-in-the-Sky?

Mike Mennonno | Posted 11.23.2015 | Politics
Mike Mennonno

This year, a dose of good old-fashioned human decency seems especially timely. Maybe -- just maybe -- breaking bread together can break the spell of the fear-mongers and hate-merchants getting all the media time as of late. It's a tall order, I admit.

Beans, Biscuits and Kentucky's Bill Goodman

Don McNay | Posted 11.23.2015 | Books
Don McNay

Bill Goodman showed that he is not only a hall of fame journalist; he is a hall of fame author and every true Kentuckian should own a copy of his book.

Pea For A Day

Marcia Liss | Posted 11.22.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss