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Ignore Young Voters At Your Own Peril, Says CIRCLE Analyst

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 01.08.2013 | Politics
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By: Robyn Gee The Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE) at Tufts University, is the only institution to estim...

Rev. Phil Snider Talks Viral Gay Rights Speech and Reading the Bible With Love

Shira Lazar | Posted 12.29.2012 | Gay Voices
Shira Lazar

In this exclusive What's Trending interview, Springfield, Mo., preacher Phil Snider speaks out about the story behind his City Council gay rights speech that went viral for its shocking twist ending.

Two Geographies of the Left and Right

John Cooker | Posted 12.24.2012 | Politics
John Cooker

Conservatives inhabit the wide open countryside, mostly in the south and Midwest; Liberals inhabit the densely populated urban mega-cities concentrated in the northeast and west coast. How do these different landscapes affect their political beliefs?

Which Colleges Have Most Liberal, Conservative Alumni?

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 10.17.2012 | College

What do Steve Jobs, designer Emilio Pucci and DJ pioneer Dr. Demento have in common? They all attended the school with the most liberal alumni -- R...

The Most Conservative Colleges

Posted 12.01.2012 | College

Love Mitt Romney? Feel passionately about conservative causes? You might want to attend a conservative college. The Princeton Review has compiled...

Catherine New

Mitt Romney Used His Private Foundation To Bolster Conservative Cred | Catherine New | Posted 09.28.2012 | Business

Mitt Romney's record of charitable giving reflects more than generosity. For a Republican presidential nominee who has struggled to be seen as right-w...

Beware of This Contagious Disease: Chronic Partisanship!

John Cooker | Posted 11.23.2012 | Comedy
John Cooker

Once infected, normal Americans become possessed by their virus and speak in a language understood only by their particular viral nation, a special code: Obamacare, refudiate, left coaster, drill baby drill; or diversity, public option, neocon, I didn't inhale.

What This Liberal Democrat Can Learn from Those Log Cabin Republicans

Bruce Reyes-Chow | Posted 10.29.2012 | Politics
Bruce Reyes-Chow

I won't deny it, seeing a Log Cabin Republicans ad directed at other Republicans feels pretty wonderful for those if us who are in support of marriage equality and against a constitutional amendment to define marriage as only between a man and a woman.

The Battle of Chicago Teachers Union Vs. Out-of-Town Billionaires

Kenzo Shibata | Posted 10.22.2012 | Education
Kenzo Shibata

In a recently released video, Chicago Teachers Union shows the games played by wealthy elites to smear the Union in the midst of heated contract negotiations.

Professors Admit Given The Same Skill Set, They'd Prefer Hiring A Liberal Over A Conservative

Inside Higher Ed | Posted 10.13.2012 | College

Numerous surveys have found that professors, especially those in some disciplines, are to the left of the general public. But those same -- and other ...

Chick-fil-A Gets the Support of Americans

Charles Butler | Posted 10.02.2012 | Chicago
Charles Butler

Chick-Fil-A is only an iota of the American mindset on traditional values and the morality of the country.

What Happened in Texas

James Moore | Posted 10.01.2012 | Politics
James Moore

There is, however, no question that Perry has been punched in the nose by his own party. His endorsed candidate was soundly rejected by a ten percent margin with more than a million voters turning out in July Texas heat.

Chick-fil-A: Empty Calorie Diversion From Equality

R. Clarke Cooper | Posted 09.29.2012 | Gay Voices
R. Clarke Cooper

There's a point at which a boycott jumps the shark, and when agents of government are discriminating against a business on the basis of political belief, the line's been crossed. At this point, the Chick-fil-A haters have lost sight of what we're really fighting for.

I Am Gay... And An American

Kergan Edwards-Stout | Posted 09.02.2012 | Gay Voices
Kergan Edwards-Stout

I am a passionate, progressive, pro-choice, artistic, forward-thinking, optimistic yet sometimes sarcastic, spirit-seeking, showtune-singing, equality-supporting, Mary-Chapin-Carpenter-loving gay dad. And I am an American.

I Am Sick of Class Warfare

Randy Turner | Posted 08.28.2012 | Politics
Randy Turner

The cold day in hell has arrived. If you had asked me a year ago if I would ever agree with Congressman Paul Ryan about anything, you would have eith...

Justice Roberts' Extremely Conservative Obamacare Opinion

Chris Ladd | Posted 08.29.2012 | Politics
Chris Ladd

This ruling may be a disappointment. However, if we are serious about having the courts exercise greater respect for the separation of powers, then we have to embrace that philosophy even when it's politically inconvenient.

The Dim World of Light Bulb Politics

David Jenkins | Posted 07.07.2012 | Politics
David Jenkins

When widespread concern about energy waste caused states to start passing light bulb efficiency standards, the manufacturers sought a uniform national standard and got it.

Cara Santa Maria

WATCH: Liberal, Conservative: Are You Born That Way? | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 07.04.2012 | Science

2012-05-07-Screenshot20120507at1.18.50PM.jpgDo we have traits that can be used to reliably predict whether someone is liberal or conservative in nature?

Double Dip Recession in UK Proves Austerity Doesn't Work

Ben Cohen | Posted 07.04.2012 | World
Ben Cohen

After enacting extreme austerity measure in the UK with the promise that cutting spending would solve the economic crisis, the Conservative government has a lot of explaining to do after it was announced last week that Britain was falling back into recession again.

Does the Invisible Hand Really Know Best?

Jeffrey Abelson | Posted 06.24.2012 | Books
Jeffrey Abelson

Is the free market really free? Or does it come at the expense of civic values we neglect at our peril? That's one of many questions I found myself pondering after reading What Money Can't Buy by Michael J. Sandel.

The Tim Tebow Of Performance, Coaching And Sex

Phil Shepherd | Posted 06.23.2012 | Religion
Phil Shepherd

in the church world, the biggest misnomer is that sex is somehow dirty or shameful, or less than sacred, sizzling and sexy! God created us with pleasure in mind.

Coroner: Andrew Breitbart Died Of Heart Failure

AP | Posted 06.20.2012 | Media

Associated Press LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles County coroner's office has ruled that conservative blogger and commentator Andrew Breitbart died...

Shocking New Study Ties Conservatism To 'Low-Effort' Thinking

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 04.09.2012 | Science

Conservatives and liberals don't seem to agree about much, and they might not agree about recent studies linking conservatism to low intelligence and ...

Survey Reveals Sea Change In Conservatives' View Of Science

Posted 03.30.2012 | Science

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 03/29/2012 07:40 AM EDT on LiveScience Politically conservative Americans have lost tr...

GOP super PAC men seek to overturn donation limits

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 05.15.2012 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

By Michael Beckel, iWatch NewsAs unlimited contributions flow into super PACs this year, one man is at the center of a new effort to allow people to...