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Tyranny of the Minority

Terry Newell | Posted 02.25.2014 | Politics
Terry Newell

Watching interest group politics in America recalls what Gerald Ford said after Nixon resigned - that the time is one which "troubles our minds and hu...

The Sharing Economy Fights Back Against Regulators

Tarun Wadhwa | Posted 11.18.2013 | Technology
Tarun Wadhwa

It's not everyday you hear about a grassroots movement that was started with the help of a technology company. You don't usually see progressive acti...

The Election Is Over and We All Lost

Beth Green | Posted 01.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Beth Green

Healing and growth are possible. We can reeducate our egos and heal our souls. We can come together with humility and cooperation. But first we need to be willing to see that these changes are necessary. And we need to bring this consciousness into the political arena, or we all lose.

Interest Group Comes To Hatch's Aid

AP | JOSH LOFTIN and KEVIN FREKING | Posted 06.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A trade group representing nursing homes has given the Utah Republican Party $175,000 over the past year, money that could help Sen...

How Democrats Lost Their Base -- And Why Identity Is Key to Winning It Back

Spencer Critchley | Posted 05.28.2011 | Politics
Spencer Critchley

Most Democrats have trouble stating clearly what they stand for.That's a very big problem, because it turns out that in politics, identity trumps both interests and ideas.

Why I Filed to Run for U.S. Senate

Mickey Kaus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mickey Kaus

I have no special beef with the incumbent, Senator Boxer. She is a state-of-the-art Democrat. But to be "state-of-the-art" in our party is not such a good thing anymore.

The Corporatist Explanation for Obama's "Failed" Presidency

Anis Shivani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Anis Shivani

Obama, more than Al Gore, George W. Bush, John McCain, or Hillary Clinton, has been the most fully realized CONSENSUS CORPORATIST CANDIDATE of the las...

The Left isn't Leaving Obama -- Yet

Rupert Russell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rupert Russell

Pundits have criticized last week's announcements on the new bank bailout and Afghanistan. Yet, a crack up of the Democratic coalition or fracturing of the progressive movement it is not.

Tab For '08 Political Ads Expected To Reach $3 Billion

CNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

A wide-open presidential race and a willingness by candidates, interest groups, unions and corporations to buy TV time will lead to historic spending ...