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Alan Wolfe on Terrorism and Globalization

Julian Brookes | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Julian Brookes

An open world is the best remedy against terrorism. Bush talked a lot about the universal idea of human freedom. I think he was right in that language, but his policies encouraged the opposite.

The Disloyal Opposition: Rush is Right -- Obama Must Fail

Randall Amster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Randall Amster

If the new President brings closure to current wars and staves off economic collapse, it quite possibly will once and for all bury the neocon legacy deep in the dustbin of history.

We Are All Americans in the Age of Obama

Manisha Sinha | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Manisha Sinha

In his inaugural address, President Obama called on Americans and those outside America to be citizens of the world. It was a fundamentally new approach to global citizenship.

Limbaugh: "I Hope Obama Fails"

Think Progress | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

"Are conservative talk-show hosts eager to go on the attack, after years of defending Bush?" asks the Louisville Courier-Journal's Larry Muhammad. The...

Guilty: A Sample Chapter From Ann Coulter's Newest Soon-To-Be Bestseller*

Steve Young | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Steve Young

I was able to access an excerpt from Ann Coulter's soon to be released, Guilty: Liberal Victims and Their Assault On America Enjoy... Chapter 14 ...

The Colossal Collapse of Conservatism

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

Republicans have failed not because of poor execution, but because they are acting on a philosophy deeply and fundamentally flawed.

Liberalism, What Are You Going As for Halloween?

Matt Mendelsohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Matt Mendelsohn

This year, it seemed certain that liberalism would show up at the Halloween block party wearing the costume of a self-loathing American: a terrorist-loving, non-flag-pin-lapel-wearing lefty.

The Fringe Right Bubble is Bursting

Caroline Presno | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Caroline Presno

Now we have Republicans, Democrats, and Independents walking away from and speaking out against extreme rhetoric and deeds. The country is ready for an Obama administration.

Dear Republicans: Liberal Is America. Deal with It.

Michael Seitzman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Seitzman

Liberals believe in individual liberties. And what does liberty mean? Freedom. So, exactly which freedoms are you so worried we're taking from you?

How Chicago Made a Liberal of Me

David Murray | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
David Murray

I could have gone either way, and I think that when I arrived in Chicago, fresh out of college in 1992 I was neither liberal nor conservative. But then . . .

Conservatism is Dead: Long Live Liberalism? (Part III)

Amitai Etzioni | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amitai Etzioni

A revival of the American community requires us to spend much less of our energy and resources on fighting one another, and invest much more of it in the common good.

Conservatism Is Dead; Long Live Liberalism? (Part II)

Amitai Etzioni | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amitai Etzioni

The conservatives' well of ideas may well have run dry, but the American majority has hardly turned liberal. So could the most compelling ideas be neither conservative nor liberal but communitarian?

It's 1968 Revisited, And It's Not The Liberals' Year

Tony Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tony Sachs

To elect a far-left liberal in 2008 would be like Reagan getting elected in 1968, or FDR in 1924. The country simply isn't ready yet. The liberals' time will come again -- just not this year.

Conservatism Is Dead; Long Live Liberalism? (Part I)

Amitai Etzioni | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amitai Etzioni

Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. long claimed to have found that American politics swing back and forth between conservative and liberal periods. After 8 years of Bush, a liberal comeback is due (if not overdue).

Liberal Principles II: People Are Political Animals

Linda Hirshman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Linda Hirshman

Like the centrism that fueled the Clinton years, minimalism is a philosophy for losers. Democrats were sure losers in those years, so they were probably well-served by a philosophy for losers.

Liberal Principles

Linda Hirshman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Linda Hirshman

Liberals have a path out of Egypt. But if our principles are still unbaked or minimalized, it will be another long trip. As the warthog said in The Lion King, "Put your behind in the past."