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Hillary Clinton And The Progressive Pursuit Of Perfection

Taylor Marsh | Posted 10.10.2014 | Politics
Taylor Marsh

The season of progressive discontent over Hillary's coming 2016 candidacy is upon us.

Mix-and-Match Politics Plague College Conversations

Miranda Richard | Posted 09.30.2014 | College
Miranda Richard

There are places where I avoid talking about politics: first dates, holiday visits with my Bill O'Reilly-loving grandmother, job interviews, etc.; but there are also places where I love to talk about politics.

Boehner's Constitution Of Convenience

Duncan Hosie | Posted 08.26.2014 | Politics
Duncan Hosie

Ironically, Speaker Boehner resorted to the American justice system to sue President Obama, the very system he has worked relentlessly to underfund for indigents. Instead of suing Obama, he should start fixing the system he and his colleagues broke.

Boiling It Down: The Right and The Left

Harold Nonken | Posted 10.12.2014 | Comedy
Harold Nonken

It is common knowledge that our politics are incredibly polarized. We have the right wing! We have the left wing! But if you are a bird, and only flap your left wing -- or your right wing -- you fly in circles and go nowhere.

10 Irreparable Democrat and Republican Flaws - An Opening for a New Party?

Jerry Ashton | Posted 10.10.2014 | New York
Jerry Ashton

Is the veneer cracking? Is the ground shifting? Are the two major parties unwittingly collaborating in bringing forth a third party? Are they slitt...

This Is Where You Don't Want Your Tax Dollars Going

Danielle Higgins | Posted 09.18.2014 | Politics
Danielle Higgins

Though I surely did not become more conservative with age or my first paycheck, I found a few things that I do not want my tax dollars funding. Unless we stand up for our values and make an attempt to have some say in where our tax dollars are going, we are complicit in the very types of oppression to which we are ideologically opposed.

Behind the Madness in Iraq

Tom Hayden | Posted 08.13.2014 | Politics
Tom Hayden

The U.S. had no business invading Iraq. We left behind a vengeance-driven Shiite regime aligned with Iran. Now the sectarian war in Syria is enlarging into a regional one.

How to Talk to a Conservative About the Environment

Robyn Camparo Purchia | Posted 06.25.2014 | Green
Robyn Camparo Purchia

Not too long ago, environmental reform was a bipartisan, no-brainer issue. President Richard Nixon, a social conservative on many issues, established the Environmental Protection Agency. What happened?

Ryan Budget More Fuzzy Math and Magic Asterisks

Rep. Hank Johnson | Posted 06.08.2014 | Black Voices
Rep. Hank Johnson

Programs like food stamps, unemployment insurance, Medicaid, and job retraining help Americans get back on their feet when they are down and out and laid off through no fault of their own. The Republican budget uses these programs as punching bags for their reckless agenda of cut, cut, cut and gut, gut, gut.

'Nobody Wants a European Super-state'

The European Magazine | Posted 05.25.2014 | World
The European Magazine

Guy Verhofstadt is the Liberals' leading candidate for the European elections and a strong advocate of a federal Europe. He sat down with Max Tholl to talk about a ban on political visions, why Ukrainians understand Europe better than Europeans do, and the craziest idea one could ever have.

Gallup Poll Finds Democrats More Compassionate; Republicans More Psychopathic

Eric Zuesse | Posted 03.30.2014 | Politics
Eric Zuesse

Gallup headlined on 28 January 2014, "Democrats and Republicans Differ on Top Priorities," and reported that the biggest difference between supporters...

We All Lost in the "Duck Dynasty" Controversy

Tony Posnanski | Posted 02.19.2014 | Entertainment
Tony Posnanski

People who have watched "Duck Dynasty" will always watch it, regardless of the comments. The suspension just brings the show more publicity.

Jon Ward

Taxing The Rich Is Not The Left's Economic Growth Strategy, Center For American Progress Leader Says | Jon Ward | Posted 12.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Higher taxes on wealthy Americans is not the centerpiece of the progressive movement's solution to the nation's economic problems, the h...

On the 50th Anniversary of His Assassination, JFK's Message Is More Important Now Than Ever

Michael Shammas | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Michael Shammas

We were once a country that wasn't scared to do the big things, weren't we?

Wilson the Worst

Jeff Taylor | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Jeff Taylor

Blessed with a fine education and considerable talent, Wilson generally used his powers for evil rather than good. It's fitting that Woodrow Wilson and Theodore Roosevelt won the Nobel Peace Prize, while true peacemakers of their generation, men like Tolstoy and Bryan, were snubbed.

Enough Left vs. Right Blame Game: Shutdown Was a Failure of Two-Party System

Travis Irvine | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Travis Irvine

Any Republican or Democrat who replaces another Republican or Democrat will still be a Republican or Democrat and likely buckle to the Republican or Democrat establishment interests.

Making God in Your Own Image

Neal Wooten | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Neal Wooten

Like most issues in the United States today, a person's beliefs tend to mirror their political preference. A conservative Christian is more likely to follow the teachings of Paul whereas a liberal Christian is more likely to follow the teachings of Jesus and the original apostles.

President Obama's Syria Strike Poses Major Challenge to Backers

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 11.04.2013 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

One risk was obvious. And that is that with or without Congress's authorization, waging war against a nation that has not directly attacked or poses any direct threat to the United States again tags the U.S. as the dreaded, and in the Middle East, hated aggressor and bully.

Despite higher income tax, state finances continue downward spiral in Illinois!

Reboot Illinois | Posted 09.30.2013 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

A bill filed by Rep. Lou Lang (D-Skokie) is intensifying speculation that the 2011 personal and corporate income tax hikes could become permanent. T...

What If I'm Wrong?

Matt Murrie | Posted 09.15.2013 | Impact
Matt Murrie

Who is Ethan Porter? According to Ethan, he is: a Philosopher of Science, Professor of Darkness, Harbinger of Despair, and (among plenty of other thin...

Flat income tax? Progressive tax? No state income tax? A nationwide overview

Reboot Illinois | Posted 09.14.2013 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

The 1970 Illinois constitution states that Illinois' state income tax must be applied with one rate paid by all taxpayers. Illinois is one of nine st...

Jesus the Liberal

Michael Shammas | Posted 09.01.2013 | Religion
Michael Shammas

A long time ago there was a remarkable man, a man who said that might does not make right, that the weak have a strength the strong do not have, and that what we call "justice" is often really injustice. He was a man who was condemned by traditional conservative society.

Stop the Haters: Shmuley Boteach and Cory Booker Bring Hope to American Politics

Rabbi Evan Moffic | Posted 08.31.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Evan Moffic

A spate of recent articles has wondered whether Cory Booker is "too Jewish" and too conservative in his views on the U.S.-Israel relationship. They analyze and speculate on his friendships with two Orthodox rabbis. In doing so, they reflect all that is wrong with American politics and Jewish life.

Congressional Approval Trending to Zero

Fred Lundgren | Posted 07.13.2013 | Politics
Fred Lundgren

Since 2001, Congressional approval has declined by an average of 4.17 percent each year. This trend line reaches zero by 2016.

Dem Divisions Could Prove Harmful

Real Clear Politics | Sean Trende | Posted 04.19.2013 | Politics

So what do a governor’s race in Rhode Island, President Obama’s proposed Social Security and Medicare cuts, a bankruptcy in Stockton, Calif., the ...