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Tanya Young Williams


Exclusive: A Private Meeting with President Obama to Discuss ISIS and Boko Haram

Tanya Young Williams | October 21, 2014 | Politics
I spoke with Anthony Egbase, exclusively, to learn more about how the Obama administration's plans to deal with ISIS and Boko Haram in the wake of the escalated terrorist attacks.
Jack Healey


Ebola Panic and Human Rights: Racism and Public Health in the United States

Jack Healey | October 21, 2014 | Impact
Human rights would be empowered by a proportional and rational response, but knee-jerk fear has a history of racism in this country when it comes to public health. Unfortunately, current media reactions, prevalent in mainstream and social media, are fanning flames of xenophobia in America and withholding care from those that need it most.
Spencer Critchley


Obama's Fighting a New Kind of War -- While Critics Are Stuck in the Past

Spencer Critchley | October 21, 2014 | Politics
Critics who call for simplistic solutions like "getting tough" -- some go so far as to recommend imitating Vladimir Putin, of all people -- are trying to re-fight the wars of the past.
Michael Shank


Post-Election Ferguson: Bipartisan Congress to Demilitarize Police

Michael Shank | October 21, 2014 | Politics
The time is now to change the way we police America before hundreds of thousands of more pieces of military gear go to main streets across America. The face of America is changing quickly. Let's make sure it's not for the worse.
Wendell Potter


Other States Should Follow California's Lead in Providing Health Plan Ratings

Wendell Potter | October 21, 2014 | Politics
Regardless of where you live, you should check out those rankings before selecting your insurance carrier for 2015. You'll find that, just as in California, the nonprofits lead the pack and the for-profits are eating their dust.
Christine Pelosi


It's Othering Season: GOP Trots Out Fear 'n' Smear Tactics to Attack Democrats, Especially Women

Christine Pelosi | October 21, 2014 | Politics
Some of the terms are new -- Ebola, for example -- but the tactics are the same. We have the tools to fight back: strong coalitions, positive national security, veterans and immigration reform messages, and rejection of these politics of personal destruction. But we need to use them -- consistently and courageously.
William Bradley


Obama's Troublesome Distractions Won't Wreck His Asia-Pacific Pivot (But Not Because of Him)

William Bradley | October 21, 2014 | Politics
One good thing for the president is that his Asia-Pacific Pivot -- heightened engagement with the rising region, and nascent superpower China -- hasn't been wrecked by the lengthening array of Obama administration distractions, including his troubled and tardy war against Isis.
Gerry Myers

The Presidents of Mount Rushmore: Could Any of Them Win the Election Today?

Gerry Myers | October 21, 2014 | Politics
Who do you think Doane Robinson would have chosen for "Mount Rushmore" if it were being sculpted today? Do you think there are other presidents who are Mount Rushmore worthy?
Daniel Rosenberg

Ban the (Imaginary) Flights

Daniel Rosenberg | October 21, 2014 | Politics
I've been to West Africa, working as a music journalist, and to get there from the United States is not easy. I was based in Ann Arbor at the time, and had to take four flights to get to Mali, connecting in places like Amsterdam and Zurich along the way.
Stephen G. Post

Do Doctors Have a Duty to Treat Patients With Ebola?

Stephen G. Post | October 21, 2014 | Healthy Living
When the risks are very high and the treatment benefits low, a duty to treat is less than categorical.
Campus Election Engagement Project

Tom Corbett vs. Tom Wolf Nonpartisan Candidate Guide For Pennsylvania Governor's Race 2014

Campus Election Engagement Project | October 21, 2014 | Politics
Are you looking for a nonpartisan voter guide to the Tom Corbett vs. Tom Wolf Governor's race? One that will give you an unbiased, no-spin comparison of candidate positions on key issues? That's what our Campus Election Engagement Project guide will...
Keith M. Parsons

Texas-Sized Stupidity

Keith M. Parsons | October 21, 2014 | Politics
The issue of same-sex marriage propels some Texas Republicans into paroxysms of bigotry (actually, with these folks just about anything will do that). The knuckle-dragger response to same-sex marriage is to declare that if we recognize same-sex unions, soon we will have people marrying horses or inflatable dolls.
Kim Samuel

The Youngest Victims: Combating the Social Isolation of Ebola Orphans

Kim Samuel | October 21, 2014 | Impact
The loss of a mother or father is traumatic in the extreme -- yet, for these children, the tragedy is being compounded by social isolation. At a time when they so desperately need compassion and care, many are being shunned and ostracized for fear of contamination. Surely, we can summon the courage, compassion and commitment to do better.
Ivan Eland


Public Worry Over Remote Threats

Ivan Eland | October 21, 2014 | Politics
Humans, like many successful species on the planet, are evolutionarily a skittish and risk-averse bunch. Yet we are also supposedly the smartest life form on the globe. Thus we should do better and use or brains rather than reflexively supporting a travel ban against people from West Africa.
Ryan Casey


Would Rounds Indictment Leave South Dakota Without a Senator?

Ryan Casey | October 21, 2014 | Politics
If Rounds insists on remaining in office throughout his criminal proceedings, constituents will be left to question his effectiveness as a senator and his ability to serve their interests.
Earl Ofari Hutchinson


'White Boy' Biden Got It Right and Wrong About the Tea Party

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | October 21, 2014 | Politics
Vice President Joe Biden got the tongues furiously wagging again after a recent meeting with black ministers in South Carolina.
David Belk


Is Our Democracy for Sale? Maybe Not and Here's Some Proof

David Belk | October 21, 2014 | Politics
Rich people often try to self-fund (buy) their way into office, but how successful are they?
Richard (RJ) Eskow


Top Regulator Says Bank CEOs Meant Well -- This Evidence Says Otherwise

Richard (RJ) Eskow | October 21, 2014 | Politics
Documents obtained from an industry-wide venture reveal that the nation's leading mortgage lenders colluded to create a false-front company, driven by a back-end database, specifically for the purpose of bypassing local jurisdictions' taxes and filing requirements.
Heather Taylor-Miesle


Simple Questions, Simple Answers for North Carolina Voters

Heather Taylor-Miesle | October 21, 2014 | Politics
Is Kay Hagan the Clean Choice in North Carolina? Yes. Is climate change real? Yes. Is Kay Hagan Running Clean? Yes. Is Thom Tillis a Dirty Denier? Yes. Simple questions with simple answers.
Robert Creamer


GOP Plan on Ebola: Cry Fire in a Crowded Theater

Robert Creamer | October 21, 2014 | Politics
At this moment there is no Ebola epidemic in the United States. But some have tried -- quite intentionally -- to create an epidemic of fear and panic for their own political gain. That is irresponsible and reprehensible.
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