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A Response From One Conscious Woman Rising to Eric Garner's Death

Juliet Turalski | Posted 12.06.2014 | Impact
Juliet Turalski

Now with this fresh, open wound in the "city that never sleeps" we have an opportunity to never fall asleep again and become conscious to our own source of power that gives us life to speak and act in truth that sets every person free.

Beware, Midterms Are Coming! Dems Blame You for Losses

Atiba Madyun | Posted 12.23.2014 | Politics
Atiba Madyun

Do you wonder, as I do, when will Blacks recognize the value of their vote and push Dems to act truly in the best interests of all Americans? When will Blacks leave the Party and empower themselves by recognizing that Democrats are not their best or only option?

America Is Better Off Today Than Six Years Ago!

Yaa-Lengi Ngemi | Posted 12.09.2014 | Politics
Yaa-Lengi Ngemi

Fellow Americans, we can tell the world and President Obama's blind enemies that this nation, America, is indeed better off today than 6 years ago when he became president.

Friday Talking Points -- When Universes Collide

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.01.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The big news in Washington "journalism" circles this week was not the side issue of "did Obama personally come up with the sequester idea?" but the side-side issue of "did Obama personally take Bob Woodward out to the woodshed and beat him mercilessly with a tire iron?" Or something like that...

Paul Ryan's Outrageous -- and Hypocritical -- Insults of the American People

Paul Abrams | Posted 06.03.2012 | Politics
Paul Abrams

Accompanying the release of his budget, Paul Ryan insulted the American people, referring to us as a nation based on "dependency," and that he and his Republican colleagues, are here to save the soul of the nation.

The Declaration of Interdependence

Jim Schroer | Posted 03.11.2012 | Politics
Jim Schroer

Such has been the patient sufferance of the people of these United States of America; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former systems of political decision making and, when necessary, the actual structure and organization of its government.

A Declaration for Independence

Al Checchi | Posted 01.04.2012 | Politics
Al Checchi

We, the people, consistent with our nation's founding principles and in keeping with our sacred duties, in national association declare our independence from the politics of the two major political parties.

In the Shadow of 9/11: Ten Years Later in America

Dr. Cheryl Pappas | Posted 11.09.2011 | Politics
Dr. Cheryl Pappas

As I read the heart-warming tributes on the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, and the beautiful words of hope and encouragement for our future, I can't...

Still Betting On The U.S.A.

Dan Rather | Posted 10.09.2011 | Politics
Dan Rather

There's a real sense out there, even amongst people not prone to hyperbole, that perhaps our nation's best days are behind us. I guess it matters how you define "best days," but I, for one, am not buying it. 


Friday Talking Points -- More Tea, Anyone?

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.05.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

With the conclusion of the debt ceiling "crisis," the media pivoted swiftly to their standard larger questions (to them, at any rate) about any politi...

Friday Talking Points -- Obama 2.0?

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.14.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

In the midst of the debt ceiling frenzy, nobody seems to have noticed that Obama is negotiating in a markedly different way than what we've seen from him in the past. He is at the absolute center of the showdown.

Friday Talking Points [147] -- Democrats Fighting The Good Fight

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Well, I don't know about anyone else, but I thought that was a pretty good week for Democrats. Maybe it's just the subject matter I've been tackling t...

The People Have Spoken... Well, at Least Some of Them

John Milewski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Milewski

Everyone has a story to tell about why the midterm elections went the way they did, and it's not surprising that in most cases the narrative presented affirms the storyteller's particular world view.

The President Is Dispiriting: He Still Doesn't Get It

Bob Jacobson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Jacobson

We can't rely on the President to do what's right. He just does. We have to be right. The nation depends on our autonomy and determination. Anything else could literally mean the end of our democracy.

The 3 'Rs' of Citizenship

Jim Selman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Selman

We are falling. If we want to stand again as a nation, then we need to stand together. We all need to stand for each other first--and then allow for our various points of view.

The Economy Stinks and the American People are Furious: Is President Obama to Blame?

Dexter Rogers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dexter Rogers

When the interest of big business is on the line, the government steps in and swiftly bails them out. Why isn't the government bailing out the millions of Americans who need it?

Obama Creates Department of Overt Emotional Display

Spencer Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Spencer Green

At a news conference yesterday, newly appointed DOED Secretary Harold Pleabinger asked, "How much do I care about you, the American People?" After a dramatic pause, he continued, "THIS much."

The Latino Community Wants Accountability in 2010

Clarissa Martinez De Castro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Clarissa Martinez De Castro

The promise of change that energized voting and participation in 2008 is bringing hundreds of Latino community leaders to Washington today.

Desperate Times Call For Desperate Measures

Clarissa Martinez De Castro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Clarissa Martinez De Castro

As if blaming immigrants for global warming, the financial crisis, and every other ill that is currently affecting our society wasn't enough, Mark Kri...

We the People

James Campion | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Campion

Part of our 2010 Faux Revolution is the expulsion of ridiculously unsubstantiated nonsense like using the American People whenever someone is trying to make, prove or back up a point.

Memo to Congress

Jim Lichtman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jim Lichtman

Franklin Roosevelt once offered this piece of advice about giving a speech: "Be sincere; be brief; be seated." Okay, here it goes. Ladies and Gentle...

(Taps Shoulder): Excuse me, Mr. President?

Melissa Hapke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Melissa Hapke

Remember me? I'm the little people you promised to serve for two years on the campaign trail. I'm the person who walked the neighborhood convincing p...

Cynicism Versus Commitment

Lance Simmens | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lance Simmens

What disturbs me most about the Palin pick is not so much the woman's lack of experience, judgment, honesty, or intelligence, but the cynical calculation that these things don't matter.

An Open Letter to Bill Maher About Faith

Dr. Susan Corso | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Dr. Susan Corso

I know that your new film is about to debut, Religulous, and that you mean it to be funny. Truthfully, my friend, faith is a funny thing. Not funny ha-ha, funny odd.