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The Club for Growth and the Demise of Our Democracy: A Look Beyond Lugar's Loss

Michael Shank | Posted 07.14.2012 | Politics
Michael Shank

Republican Sen. Richard Lugar joins the ranks this month of his ousted moderate colleagues and predecessors. Frankly, it is a little depressing. Wait, more than a little. A lot.

Why 2013 Budgets Won't Cut It and the Untapped Treasury in Violence

Michael Shank | Posted 06.02.2012 | Politics
Michael Shank

Politicians need to realize that in the pursuit of available funds, there are untapped dividends available where they may least suspect it. Increasing the peace not only improves quality of life but the economy as well.

Republican Reasoning: Why 2008 Was the Year for Occupying and Protesting Wall Street

Michael Shank | Posted 12.12.2011 | Politics
Michael Shank

I am surprised that they did not happen in 2008 at the height of the financial collapse. We've known the root of this discontent for years, if not decades. It has to do with America's growing poverty and income inequality rates.

How Sarah Palin and Tea Partiers Are Blowing Up the GOP

Susan J. Demas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Susan J. Demas

When extremists are a (vocal) minority, reasonable Republicans and independents come out of the woodwork. And the spoils go to the Democrats, who look comparatively sane.

Former GOP Rep. Comes Out In Support Of Gay Marriage

The Baltimore Sun | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A freedom rider, a former Republican congressman and the state's chief legal officer banded together today to testify in favor of legalizing same-sex ...

Time To Stop Paying Lameduck Members of Congress If They Stop Showing Up For Work

Mark Nickolas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Nickolas

14 of the 26 non-voting members are lameducks who seem less interested in saving anything except their fat paychecks.

Republican Rep. Endorses Obama

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rep. Wayne Gilchrest, a maverick Republican from Maryland, endorsed Illinois Democratic Sen. Barack Obama for president in an interview with WYPR, Bal...