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Division

Ingenious Compromise: Reason for Hope

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 07.26.2014 | Politics
William B. Bradshaw

Does a sharply divided America necessarily mean that no meaningful legislation can emerge from our political leaders on both sides of the aisle? I don't think so! What many people describe as the greatest political agreement in the history of the world came out of a deeply divided America -- the US Constitution.

Thailand: Democracy on the Brink

Andrew Lam | Posted 04.18.2014 | Politics
Andrew Lam

Since Thailand became a constitutional monarchy in 1932, it has experienced many coups and counter-coups. Yet the monarchy traditionally held enormous power, providing much needed constancy and balance.

Hospitality Beyond the Holidays: 10 Influencers Who Make Room for Others Year Round

Sarah Cunningham | Posted 02.01.2014 | Religion
Sarah Cunningham

Though some may find it trite when their Facebook feeds fill up with posts about gratefulness, I enjoy the gentle reprieve. To hear people intentionally looking for the good when so many days it is the bad that is easier to find.

Why Do Republicans Get Away With Saying Such Outrageous Things? They Are Distracting Us While They Do Real Damage

Leslie K. Stein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Leslie K. Stein

Tired of all the outrageous things Republicans say and are not held accountable? Whether or not you like the president, he is President of the United States. That used to mean something.

Republicans and Their Myths -- If Republicans Say It, the Opposite Must Be True

Leslie K. Stein | Posted 11.27.2013 | Politics
Leslie K. Stein

Republicans, the gig is up. We are on to you. The truth: if Republicans say it, then the opposite is true. So stop repeating the lies, or just stop talking. Let us examine some well-known sound-bites that those on the right love to spout and repeat.

The GOP Is Still Hell Bent on Making Obama a Failed President

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 11.15.2013 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The notion that the GOP was well on its way to becoming a non-entity in national politics was delusional thinking.

Divisive Piety at the Olympics?

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 10.10.2012 | Sports
David Katz, M.D.

When American athletes -- and if not exclusively, it does seem to be at least particularly American athletes -- are interviewed after a winning performance, they tend to accredit the victory to God first and foremost. God comes in ahead of spouses, parents, and even coaches.

Republicans Use Fear to Win

Scott Foval | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Scott Foval

It has been a long eight years, and this past week saw the politics of division pushed to the absolute limit of absurdity. We must not allow it to go on any longer.