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Could Your Politics Get You Canned?

Richard Zombeck | Posted 12.11.2014 | Business
Richard Zombeck

What's surprising and disconcerting about this is that the fear and trepidation is fairly new. So while the threat and odd lack of protection against it has always been there, the sense that it could actually happen is fairly recent.

Don't Bother Winning Thanksgiving Arguments

Richard Zombeck | Posted 11.26.2014 | Politics
Richard Zombeck

It occurred to me that afternoon as I was heading toward a stroke that no amount of facts or evidence was going to change this guy's mind and that neither of us was going to leave unscathed. I took the easy way out and said, "I'm sorry, but I've stopped arguing with people who are impervious to reality," and left it at that.

Kathleen Turner on Molly Ivins, Hollywood and Acting

Greg Archer | Posted 11.23.2014 | San Francisco
Greg Archer

There she is: The incomparable Kathleen Turner in a pair of fiery red cowboy boots and an oversized denim button-down shirt. She sits on the floor,...

A Tax System That Works for Donald Trump (and Nobody Else)

Duncan Hosie | Posted 11.17.2014 | Politics
Duncan Hosie

Conservatives claim Mayor de Blasio wants to redistribute income. Yet unregulated market forces are already redistributing income in New York, as wealth trickles up from the middle and working class to the rich.

Democrats Ran Away From, and Against, Everything

Richard Zombeck | Posted 11.12.2014 | Politics
Richard Zombeck

It's up to either party to educate the public with regards to their respective platforms, courses of action, and vision of the future. And if they don't give us something to vote for, can they really expect us to keep voting against something else?

There's Only One Real Difference Between Liberals and Conservatives

Galanty Miller | Posted 11.11.2014 | Comedy
Galanty Miller

Conservatives don't want to be blamed for Ted Nugent. Liberals don't want to be blamed for Rosie O'Donnell. Nobody wants to be blamed for the Kardashians.

Hillary Clinton And The Progressive Pursuit Of Perfection

Taylor Marsh | Posted 12.10.2014 | 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 11.30.2014 | 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 10.26.2014 | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...