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Rick Horowitz

The Iran Deal: Less Than Ideal?

Rick Horowitz | September 5, 2015 | Politics
You can't always get what you want. (That's why it's called "negotiation"...)
Pablo Eisenberg

Poverty Among Whites Demands Philanthropy's Attention

Pablo Eisenberg | September 5, 2015 | Politics
As philanthropy races to fight inequality, the country's foundations and wealthy donors continue to overlook a major part of impoverished America: poverty among whites.
James Zogby

Obama Won, So Did Netanyahu

James Zogby | September 5, 2015 | Politics
One could hardly blame liberal Jews for wanting to celebrate AIPAC's defeat or for some Israeli's to lament what they called "Netanyahu's strategic blunder". Both views, however, are naïve and shortsighted. On several levels, Netanyahu won.
Karen Fleshman

Dear Hillary: A Letter From One White Woman to Another

Karen Fleshman | September 5, 2015 | Politics
Dear Hillary, I'm not going to pussy-foot around: I need you to grow a pair of cojones the size of Texas and get deeply in touch with your inner badass. I know she's in there. We need to hear her roar. I write you this letter because I read Evan...
Chris Weigant

Friday Talking Points -- North, To Alaska!

Chris Weigant | September 5, 2015 | Politics
President Obama had some fun this week, and by doing so actually forced the media to tackle a serious subject on his agenda.
Jose Gabilondo

Leave Kim Davis in Jail

Jose Gabilondo | September 5, 2015 | Politics
Yesterday´s jailing of county clerk Kim Davis for refusing to obey Obergefell v. Hodges raises at least three questions about the case and its long-range impact on U.S. society. Is Ms. Davis the victim of undemocratic state action? Will her jailing make some heterosexuals feel differently about their...
Mike Smith

Hillary's Emails

Mike Smith | September 5, 2015 | Politics
Richard Abrons

Kim Davis: I Respect Her

Richard Abrons | September 5, 2015 | Politics
Kim Davis, the Kentucky clerk who refuses to issue marriage licenses to same sex couples, has gotten herself into an ugly mess. She is being screamed at by frustrated couples; millions of people think she is an arrogant kook; the federal judge who ordered her to process has had her...
Nathan Gardels

Weekend Roundup: China Bares Its Teeth

Nathan Gardels | September 4, 2015 | World
China's reformist leader Deng Xiaoping famously counseled that his nation should "hide its strength and bide its time" as it grew to the top ranks of the global economy. President Xi Jinping has taken a different course. He is seizing the moment and baring China's teeth. Not unlike Ronald Reagan who declared in the 1980s that "America is back -- standing tall," Xi is signaling that the Middle Kingdom has returned and finally straightened its spine after being bent over by national humiliation going back to the Opium War, Western colonialism and Japanese occupation. Xi's stance was on display for all the world to see in the vast military spectacle on Tiananmen Square this week marking the 70th anniversary of the Allied defeat of Japan in World War II. That President Xi appeared alongside Vladimir Putin -- with no prominent Western leaders from the U.S., Europe or Japan in attendance -- was not only reminiscent of the Cold War, but a worrying premonition that the world once again risks dividing up into geopolitical blocs. (continued)
David Palumbo-Liu

"Compassion" or Meanness? The GOP's Dilemma

David Palumbo-Liu | September 5, 2015 | Politics
Now it seems that the GOP right is faced with having to come up with a new formula. There is really little chance that enough of the country (or let alone even Republican voters) will remain entertained, amused, gratified by Trump, or Carson for that matter.

Does It Mean Anything That Donald Trump Signed the Republican Pledge?

Quora | September 5, 2015 | Politics
Deal people like Trump generally don't treat commitments as meaningful. He will see how the primaries go and make a decision at the end. If he doesn't get the nomination, he'll certainly relish using the threat of a third-party run to gain some kind of advantage.
Stacey Newman

I'm All in for Hillary Clinton, My Next President

Stacey Newman | September 5, 2015 | Politics
When I was nine years old, I asked why my older brother got the fun chores like mowing the grass instead of having to do the hated dishes every night like me. I was told he's a "boy", like that was supposed to make sense. Then in college, I was...
Ralph Nader

Why Labor Day Matters

Ralph Nader | September 5, 2015 | Politics
To many, the true meaning of Labor Day has been lost―it's merely a three-day vacation weekend. Labor Day is the time to push for long-overdue action. It's a moment for the nation to shine a light upon the rights and plights of workers and recognize the need to strengthen labor laws.
Sanjeev K. Sriram

Now that Kim Davis is in Jail, Let's Re-Think Hobby Lobby

Sanjeev K. Sriram | September 5, 2015 | Politics
In a homophobic political stunt poorly veiled in "religious beliefs," Rowan County, Kentucky clerk Kim Davis denied marriage licenses to LGBT couples despite a federal court order instructing her that the US Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage nationwide, and she must comply.
Allen Schmertzler

My Misery

Allen Schmertzler | September 4, 2015 | Politics
Please God, say something, anything, maybe, use your cell phone, which I know can never run low on battery power. Call our secular-elect religious leaders. Call Mike Huckabee, Scott Walker, Ted Cruz and the rest. Only you can steady these lunatics, who claim a war against Christianity is being waged. But first, call Kim Davis, she is in Kentucky, but you already know that.
Marco Antonio Regil

Hey Trump, Latinos Are Heroes Too

Marco Antonio Regil | September 4, 2015 | Politics
Latinos certainly didn't renege on their obligations. We participated at all levels of the war, including those who paid the ultimate price. So, let's stop the name calling. Let's stop sending out this malignant message that we're all bad.
Barbra Siperstein

DNC Summer Meeting From a LGBT Perspective

Barbra Siperstein | September 4, 2015 | Gay Voices
The status and support for The Equality Act is a major story and should be a continuing dialogue for all LGBTQ Americans and families and allies in 2016 election cycle.
Evan Bernick

It's Time for Conservatives to Reject Judicial Restraint

Evan Bernick | September 4, 2015 | Politics
Constitutional conservatives must consider what approach to judging is most likely to produce decisions that are consistent with the Constitution's plan for limiting government.
Peter Navarro

Goose-Stepping Towards Bethehem

Peter Navarro | September 4, 2015 | Politics
So now we have borne witness to the Big Parade and the Big Lie all in rolled up into one gigantic intimidating event -- the spectacle of China's September 3rd celebration in Tiananmen Square of the defeat of Japan in World War II.
Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner

When Was The Last Time A Male CEO Was Asked How He Would Handle A New Baby?

Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner | September 4, 2015 | Women
Here's the question that must be asked: Why are we questioning Marissa Mayer's personal decision about how to balance her work and family lives when too few people have this option at all? The last time a male CEO was asked questions about how he would balance having a new baby and with work was never.
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