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Why Monica Lewinsky's Tell-All Won't Hurt Hillary

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 05.08.2014 | Women

Monica Lewinsky is back in the news after writing an essay for Vanity Fair about her infamous affair with President Bill Clinton. Pundits are speculat...

Manufacturing Outrage: Learning from Sarah Palin and Martin Bashir

Chris Sosa | Posted 01.23.2014 | Media
Chris Sosa

Polemic sells. I've made a profit off it for years, and I'm not sorry. But while some of it may be thoughtful or amusing, we must recognize inflammatory speech as nothing more than a rhetorical vessel and stop allowing it to dominate our entire discourse.

Progressive Christians? A Response to "The Gospel of Selfishness in American Christianity"

Martha St Jean | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Martha St Jean

Those who abuse the Gospel and distort the truth may be publicly called out on the incongruence of their lives. For those of us who strive to walk in the steps of Christ -- please don't call us progressive; call us simply "Christians."

Free to Be ... Me: Why Do Other People's Choices Make Us So Cranky?

Ester Bloom | Posted 09.23.2012 | Home
Ester Bloom

Friends, this is very simple. If you don't want to go to other people's joyous ceremonies, don't go. If you don't want children, don't have them. If you don't want to get married, great! Save your money for retirement. I'm not judging you, so please do me the courtesy of not judging me.

More Equality, More Sex?

Posted 11.19.2011 | Women

A recent study takes an utterly unromantic look at sex and love, theorizing that they can be explained by a simple economic model: that sex is a resou...

Is It Grown Up to Ignore Politicians' Sex Lives?

Delia Lloyd | Posted 08.14.2011 | Politics
Delia Lloyd

We interrupt our regularly scheduled broadcast to talk about a Congressional Member's... um... member. (And no, I don't think that's an original.)

Weekly Pulse: Japan's Nuclear Crisis Deepens

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger A second reactor unit at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in Japan may have ruptured, authorities...

Weekly Pulse: #DearJohn, Does Banning Abortion Trump Job Growth?

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

by Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger With millions of Americans out of work, House Republicans are focusing in on real priorities: decimat...

Transcending Ovaries: Toward Male Equality in the Abortion Debate

Jacob M. Appel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jacob M. Appel

In Florida's House of Representatives, Rep. Janet Long opposed a bill that would require women to pay for ultrasounds before an abortion, telling adversaries: "Stand down if you don't have ovaries."

Memo to Netroots: Stop Tearing Down Obama's VP Shortlist

Erik Ose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Erik Ose

If the left is ever going to get serious about winning elections, we need to stop insisting on 100% ideological purity from our candidates. News flash: politics is about assembling winning coalitions.