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An Ally in America

Anders Fogh Rasmussen | Posted 07.06.2011 | World
Anders Fogh Rasmussen

Defending the values of freedom, democracy, and the rule of law is vital to all of us. These values form a bond between Europe and North America that has been the bedrock of post-Cold War stability in all our nations.

Endless War and Empire: Your Tax Dollars at Work

Medea Benjamin | Posted 06.14.2011 | Politics
Medea Benjamin

While John Boehner and Barack Obama might disagree on some things, there's one area they can agree on: War. And the need for more of it.

From Head Start to Harvard

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 06.08.2011 | Education
Marian Wright Edelman

"I had never seen so much color," Angelica Salazar recalls of her first days as a Head Start preschooler. Her parents, who spoke mostly Spanish, enrolled her in the program knowing their little girl would need English to succeed in school.

From the Children's Congress to the Corporations' Congress

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 06.06.2011 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Paul Ryan's "Roadmap for America's Future" is less a budget proposal than an ideological assault on the foundation of a fair society, with the least among us poised to become the principal victims.

Ryan Grim

Budget Deal Would Give Pentagon Extra Funds In Exchange For Social Program Cuts | Ryan Grim | Posted 06.04.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- While media attention focuses on the cuts to government spending demanded by House Republicans and broadly accepted by Democrats, the Pe...

Celebrating and Protecting Health Reform for Children

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 06.02.2011 | Home
Marian Wright Edelman

The low cost of covering children compared to the high costs of dealing with the consequences later is a no brainer: An uninsured child costs the local community $2,100 more than coverage for a child with Medicaid.

Revisiting Marks, Mississippi

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Marian Wright Edelman

Despite the critical immediate solutions to the pervasive child hunger Dr. King saw, the underlying crisis -- pervasive child poverty -- persists in the Mississippi Delta.

Should Government Be of the People, by the People and for the People?

Robbie Gennet | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robbie Gennet

In President Abraham Lincoln's famous "Gettysburg Address" in November of 1863, he wound up his short speech by exclaiming that the living be dedicate...

Poor Children: Stranded at Sea

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Marian Wright Edelman

"For poor children... poverty means more than money. For them, it can be a life sentence of exile from the larger society... Poor children and children who are not poor live in utterly different worlds."

What "The American People" Really Want

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

A new poll by the Wall Street Journal and NBC says that 74% of Americans think that eliminating oil and gas industry tax breaks is a good idea, while 77% oppose cutting social security.

The Steelers and Packers Win With Defense -- What About Your Company?

Inder Sidhu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Inder Sidhu

When you sit to watch the game this weekend, enjoy the spectacle of the cheesehead, but remember this: the guy with the "D" and the fence may not be as entertaining, but he know how to win.

Sarah Speaks

Jeff Danziger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


NATO's Existential Question

Rabah Ghezali | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rabah Ghezali

NATO's ongoing dilemma is bound up in structural changes in the world order, not least being the difficult emergence of the European Union as a distinct strategic player.

Sarah Palin -- The Learning Channel

Laura Mola | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Mola

Can Sarah Palin truly be a learning channel, a conduit that sparks us to learn, grow, change for the better? Some of us don't agree with most of her a...

When Is the Far Right Going to Start Listening to the Military?

Joe Cirincione | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe Cirincione

The New START treaty has the unanimous support of America's military leaders. But you wouldn't know it from the wails of the far-right, ignore-the-military pack led by Sarah Palin.

Obama's Choice

Robert David Steele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert David Steele

I was going to write about Legitimate Grievances today, but something more important has come up: Obama's Choice. Context first. My friend and...

Tea Partiers, Watch Out: Obama's Iran Policies Echo Bush's

Sigurd Neubauer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sigurd Neubauer

The Tea Party may have brought positive contributions to American democracy, but given the critical threat of Iran, the new Congress should put partisanship aside and work to resolve this nuclear crisis.

Newt Gingrich, Vice-President for Global Engagement--Waging Peace

Robert David Steele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert David Steele

Below, as a memory aid, are the elements and proposed leaders within the Vice Presidency for the Commonwealth, each linked to more information about t...

The US Defense Establishment Is Tied Inextricably to China

Rizwan Ladha | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rizwan Ladha

The ability of the United States to defend itself through all three legs -- land, air and sea -- is contingent upon its continued cooperation with its largest economic rival, China.

Following the Money in U.S.-Saudi Arms Deals

Jeremy White | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jeremy White

Originally Posted on Demagogues and Dictators A few days ago the U.S. and Saudi governments announced a record breaking $60 Billion dollars in future...

Friday Talking Points [136] -- Girding For Battle

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The battle looms. It is, in fact, right over a hill right in front of us. So, are Democrats girding their loins for the fight, and roaring their def...

Defense Industry Giants Block Small Business Job Creation Bill

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

What percentage of Americans would agree that Fortune 500 firms should not be receiving federal small business contracts? 100 percent would be very close, but that doesn't seem to matter to Congress and the Obama Administration.

Celebrating the Fourth of July With Our Troops in Iraq

Dr. Jill Biden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dr. Jill Biden

My husband Joe and I flew to Iraq to celebrate the Fourth of July with our troops. I can't think of a better way to celebrate Independence Day than spending it with Americans who are bravely serving our country.

A Call for Ehud Barak to Resign. Forever.

Dana Agmon | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dana Agmon

Enough is enough. You have proven incapable in every political post you held. It is time to be the man you always claimed to be. And the only way to be that man is to tender your resignation.

Deficit Cutters: Here's Your First Trillion

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dave Johnson

The country is looking for ways to cut spending and borrowing. Yet military spending, the biggest spending item in the budget, is barely part of the discussion because of the amount of campaign and lobbying dollars it generates.