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Change We Can Believe In

"Putting Majority Back Into Democracy"

Allen Schmertzler | Posted 02.22.2014 | Politics
Allen Schmertzler

This was the democracy I learned about. A common interest of the nation governed by three branches of government with a system of checks and balances to prevent tyranny by the majority or minority.

The Obama Legacy at Occupy Oakland

Rita Nakashima Brock, Ph. D. | Posted 12.27.2011 | Religion
Rita Nakashima Brock, Ph. D.

Whatever happens in this election year, the new generation of activists I've seen in Oakland are my reason for hope, and there's room here for all ages. Together, we must create the changes we believe in.

Change (We Can Believe in) or Business (as Usual)?

Steve Malkenson | Posted 10.14.2011 | Politics
Steve Malkenson

Perhaps in these extraordinary times it may seem like campaign finance reform is far down the list of priorities, but an argument can be made its at the root of our government's evils.

To Kill A Mockingbird Reminds Us That Compassion Holds The Key To Change

Matt Litton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Matt Litton

To Kill a Mockingbird forces us to look beneath the surface of our well-intentioned rhetoric ... It affirms that it is not propaganda, religious dogma, or political power that is the catalyst for change -- it is compassion.

The Change We Did Not Vote For

Allan Abramson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Allan Abramson

Those who wanted and expected progressive change will have to abandon their hope that Mr. Obama is the one to lead us. He is, at best, a reluctant ally.

The Meaning of Massachusetts: Obama, Fulfill Your Promises

Ed Gurowitz, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ed Gurowitz, Ph.D.

Some say the Massachusetts vote was a repudiation of the President, but that's not what the polling says -- it would be accurate, I think, to say that the vote was a vote against the status quo ...

One Year After Obama's Election: Still Smarter...Than The Alternative

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

What puts this first year in perspective for me is that: Obama may not be smarter than all of us, but he sure is smarter by a long shot than McCain would have been. And that, for now, is enough for me.

The Eisenhower-Obama Doctrine? Ending the Military's "Blank Check"

Peter M. Shane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Peter M. Shane

When it comes to national defense, there appears to be no ambition too excessive, no cost too burdensome, and no deficit too large.

Obama's Off To A Very Good Start

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Bradley

I think Obama's off to a very good start. But let's not clear space on Mount Rushmore yet. Just as I didn't think he deserved the Nobel, I don't think that Obama's very good start equates to a great presidency.

Washington: Totally Disconnected From Main Street

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

Operating a business on Main Street is a lot different than lecturing at the Harvard Economic Club. The team Obama surrounded himself with has spent way more time in a faculty lounge than in the corner barber shop.

Do Not Kill That Bill

Reno | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Reno

You may have heard a lotta ugly kill-the-bill crap about our man and our progressive agenda - I just need to remind us all of a few points about this ...

Calling Mr. Smith, Not Mr. Rogers

Dan Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dan Siegel

We are starved for a leader who can express righteous indignation against the corrupt forces who have emptied the public purse while bidding for the powers that be.

Gays To Obama: "If Not Now, When?"

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The political reality is that -- especially for contentious issues -- there is a very small window for presidents to get things done.

Pay-To-Play: Inauguration Tickets, Only $12,500 Each!

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

This doesn't sound a whole lot like "change we can believe in." This sounds more like same-old-same-old cronyism and pay-to-play.

2008: What Will We Tell The Children?

Dr. Judith Rich | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Judith Rich

Pull up a chair and settle in while I spin a yarn about 2008. The story actually begins 20 years into the future (visualize a clock advancing rapidly...

Rick Warren is NOT Change We Can Believe In

Joanne Bamberger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joanne Bamberger

People don't like to use the word, but "bigot" seems to fit the way Rick Warren operates. When it comes to religion, it's his way or the highway.

Barack Obama and the God of Love

Harriet Rossetto | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Harriet Rossetto

If Obama's vision of hope and unity is to take root, each one of us must struggle to integrate ourselves by maintaining those thoughts, attitudes and actions that connect us.

Is Obama Screwing His Base with Rahm Emanuel Selection?

Stephen Zunes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephen Zunes

It is unclear how serious of a blow Obama's selection of Rahm Emanuel as Chief-of-Staff is to those who hoped that Obama might actually steer the country in a more progressive direction.

(R)Evolution -- We All Want to Change Your Head

Suzette Standring | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Suzette Standring

This new multi-cultural, interracial, eco-green, techno-savvy, globally-minded young generation has made history.

Gotta Be There At Invesco Field

Calvin Gipson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Calvin Gipson

Yes, I admit I'm caught up in Obamamania. I have been one of the fans (as the McCain campaign likes to describe me) ever since I saw Obama speak in January at Denver University.

New Obama Book On Policy Coming Out This Fall

AP | HILLEL ITALIE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

NEW YORK — Whether they like him or oppose him, readers want to hear more about Barack Obama. "The Obama Nation," an anti-Obama book written by...