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On Rangel: To Be Just, Congress Must Be Fair

Ben Jealous | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ben Jealous

History is littered with House members who were reprimanded (a lesser punishment than censure) despite violations more serious than those Rangel faced.

Conservatives' Vile Attack on Christmas

Karen Dolan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Karen Dolan

Remember all the hoopla in years past from Conservatives crying about liberal/secular attacks on Christmas? Make No Mistake. Those who are violating t...

It's Not Raining, We're Getting Peed On (1): The Scam of the Deficit Crisis

Jonathan Tasini | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Tasini

The government's deficit and debt are not a big crisis. It's not even a little crisis. It's not a crisis at all. What is most disturbing is how man...

When a Bad Boss Becomes a Creature Feature

Donna Flagg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Donna Flagg

This experience left me with the distinct conviction that a paycheck is not synonymous with a license to bully people.

Benjamin Franklin And a Modern American Portrait of Justice

Stephan A. Schwartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephan A. Schwartz

Is impossible to say America's societal health is good, and it is reasonable to conclude that policies based on cutting taxes without recognizing that it is in the societal interest to assure a decent quality of life for all, are destructive.

A Call for Elementary Fairness

Frank Dwyer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Dwyer

Whores only sell part of themselves. Don't compare them to politicians....

Why the Right and the Left Won't Talk Seriously About Inequality

Frank Koller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Koller

Both political parties have a short-term interest in simply avoiding making too much of the fact that America is becoming a more and more unequal society. Does that sound like good leadership to you?

How New Leader Ed Miliband Can Restore the Labour Family

Indra Adnan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Indra Adnan

Brothers David and Ed Miliband recently went head-to-head in the fight to become the new leader of Britain's Labour party. In the end, Ed won 50.65% of his party's votes to his older brother's 49.35%.

Where Do We Go From Here?

Jim Lichtman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jim Lichtman

How will news editors and government officials translate the lessons from the Sherrod case into better ethical decision making?

Chimpanzees Prefer Fair Play To Reaping An Unjust Reward

Eric Michael Johnson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Eric Michael Johnson

Fairness is the basis of the social contract. As citizens we expect that when we contribute our fair share we should receive our just reward. When s...

What Would You Do With a Billion Dollars?

Tony Schwartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Tony Schwartz

Today, Americans donate an average of 2 percent of their gross income to charitable causes. But what if the richest people gave much more away (and still kept a lot)?

New Evidence That Fairness Is More From Nurture Than Nature

Dan Agin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dan Agin

For the past several decades there's been a great commotion in the media about the biological roots of altruism and its counterpart selfishness. What saves us all is that reality comes to us not from media pundits.

The Dark Side of The Secret: Empathy and Inequality

Maia Szalavitz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Maia Szalavitz

Books like The Secret fundamentally emphasize the idea that we get what we deserve. This means, of course, that if you're poor or unemployed or sick, that's fair: it's what the "universe" says should be true.

Rethink Learning, Now

Sam Chaltain | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sam Chaltain

Learning involves more than basic skills and regurgitating information. It requires higher-order skills and the capacity to digest, make sense of, and apply what we've been taught.

1:1 Proportionality: If You Want War, Why Not Try Fairness?

Stephen C. Rose | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Stephen C. Rose

I see no reason why in any war there should not be 1:1 proportionality, the idea of killing no more than have been killed by the enemy.

Mixing Public and Private Objections

Jim Randel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Randel

Government gets into trouble when it expects private enterprise to do anything other than what its DNA requires: to make as much money as it can.

New Bill Could be Powerful Economic Stimulus for Middle Class Firms

Chris Gunn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Gunn

Since '03, more than 15 federal investigations have uncovered the diversion of billions of dollars in federal small business contracts to Fortune 500 corporations and thousands of other clearly large firms.

The Gay Guide to Obama's Remarks Today

Lane Hudson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lane Hudson

The administration has taken backward steps away from fulfilling the vision Obama laid out for LGBT Americans. What the president says today will be far more consequential than what he does.

When the Exception Proves the Rule

Leah Hunt-Hendrix | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Leah Hunt-Hendrix

Let's remember that we wouldn't consider their success a big deal if they weren't exceptional. These exceptions prove the rule. Which means there is a lot more work to be done.

Obama and the "God Gap"

Jim Lichtman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Lichtman

Is Obama's openly engaging, pragmatic style working to close the "God gap" in American politics?

Fixing the Economy vs. Fairness: The Critical Choice President Obama Has Not Yet Made

Paul Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Abrams

In his speech and in his policies, President Obama seems to be trying to split the difference by providing relief for people who meet certain criteria of worthiness, but letting others fail.

Solving The Buffett Conundrum On Taxes

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Obama has leaked his first budget outline, and it appears he is serious about attempting to fix this tax policy travesty.

Governor Paterson, Have You Lost Your Moral Compass?

Jonathan Tasini | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Tasini

It's regular people who had nothing to do with this financial disaster who continue to take the hit. In New York, Paterson's new budget takes aim at workers and lets the rich of the hook.

Armageddon in California

Sara Whitman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sara Whitman

I am a suburban lesbian mom. I live in Massachusetts. Last I checked, the end of the world has not occurred. No plagues, no locusts, no hell fire and damnation.

It's Time For A Mild Dose Of Progressive Taxation

David Coates | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
David Coates

On any one day, there is only so much money to go round. If the folks in the big office keep taking so much more than their fair share, it is the rest of those they employ who suffer. It is time to hike up taxes on the super-rich.