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The Surprising Thing I Found When I Compared Liberal And Conservative Attitudes About Obedience to Authority

Jeremy Frimer | Posted 08.21.2014 | Politics
Jeremy Frimer

I set out to test whether liberals favor obedience to authority just like conservatives do.

Liberals Can Wear Robes: What A Recent Confirmation Tells Us

David Fontana | Posted 08.13.2014 | Politics
David Fontana

One of the prevailing narratives in American politics for some time has been that liberal judges are politically toxic. But events of last month could go a long way towards removing that fear, and making the possibility of liberal judges a reality rather than just a dream.

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

Jerry Ashton | Posted 08.11.2014 | 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...

'The Invisible Bridge': 10 or So Questions with Rick Perlstein

Jason Saltoun-Ebin | Posted 08.05.2014 | Books
Jason Saltoun-Ebin

I sat down a few weeks ago with Rick Perlstein, author of Before the Storm and Nixonland, to discuss his latest, The Invisible Bridge: The Fall of Nixon and the Rise of Reagan.

The Anti-Semite Inside You

Ariel Chesler | Posted 07.31.2014 | Politics
Ariel Chesler

I suggest that in the same way we talk about internalized sexism and racism and homophobia we must talk about internalized anti-Semitism.

The Limits of American Power: A Letter to the Left

Robert Kuttner | Posted 07.27.2014 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

When I was young, a mantra among progressives was that America had to stop operating as global policeman. Vietnam was the signal episode of arrogant and ultimately self-defeating American overreach. But there were plenty of other cases of the U.S. government doing the bidding of oil companies and banana barons, and blithely overthrowing left-democratic governments as well as outright communists (or driving nationalist reformers into the arms of communists.)

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

Danielle Higgins | Posted 07.19.2014 | 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.

5 Reasons Why Hillary Clinton Is the Best Person for the Job

Erin McKelle | Posted 07.16.2014 | College
Erin McKelle

Hillary Clinton is without question, the most talked-about woman in politics right now.

Conservatives Blame the Wrong People for Economic Problems

Fred Lundgren | Posted 06.30.2014 | Politics
Fred Lundgren

Too often, hard working and well meaning conservatives fall into the "blame trap" set by their rich and powerful brethren, who blame the powerless, instead of themselves for the economic woes of society.

The Tea Party Should Split From Republicans and Form America's Third Political Party

H. A. Goodman | Posted 06.30.2014 | Politics
H. A. Goodman

When analyzing the words of Tea Party candidates and Tea Party websites, it's obvious there's only one solution to the dilemmas passionate conservatives now face: A third political party in the United States.

Ariel Edwards-Levy

Report Highlights Issues Where Partisan Stalwarts Stand Alone

HuffingtonPost.com | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 06.29.2014 | Politics

The GOP's base stands conspicuously apart from the American public on issues including global warming, the fairness of the economic system and the nee...

An Angry Tea Party and Vocal Ted Cruz Prove America Is Becoming More Liberal

H. A. Goodman | Posted 08.26.2014 | Politics
H. A. Goodman

Even if they break away from the GOP and form their own party (which would help liberals immensely), the Tea Party won't be able to stop the country from becoming more liberal with every generation.

Anthony Weiner for President?

Cynthia Dagnal-Myron | Posted 08.12.2014 | Politics
Cynthia Dagnal-Myron

That got your attention. But I'm not being entirely facetious. Having watched Weiner kick some serious butt twice on one of my favorite bleeding heart liberal talk shows, I'm beginning to like this guy.

The Troubling Rise of Thoughtcrime on College Campuses

Michael Shammas | Posted 08.09.2014 | College
Michael Shammas

I wish I could have expressed surprise at the Class of 2014's immature reaction to the possibility of hearing conservative opinions at their commencement addresses last month; but my own college experiences taught me otherwise.

Being Humane and Being Fair

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 08.08.2014 | Politics
Howard Steven Friedman

The richest and most powerful nation that the world has ever known can certainly design a social support system that is both humane and fair. The richest and most powerful nation that the world has ever seen can certainly afford to feed, house and cloth all its citizens.

'We Negotiate with Terrorists Now': Social Media and Ideology

W. Scott Poole | Posted 08.05.2014 | Politics
W. Scott Poole

After a social media fast, I made a tentative return to Facebook. I returned mostly aware of what I would find. A complete archival record of every c...

God Gave Duck Dynasty Phil Robertson to Democrats. Thank You, Lord, for This Gift.

H. A. Goodman | Posted 07.31.2014 | Politics
H. A. Goodman

The camouflaged, bearded duck hunter in the sky, in his infinite wisdom and vendetta against mallards, gave liberals everywhere a gift. His name is Phil Robertson and his controversial comments on homosexuals, Satan in politics and God are well-documented.

Spiritual Friendship on Facebook: In Commemoration of Artie Lee

Steven Kurlander | Posted 07.20.2014 | Impact
Steven Kurlander

Friendship has changed in our social-media age. We used to maintain long-distance friendships with letters and the occasional long-distance phone call. Today we sustain old friendships and establish new ones through emails, instant messaging, blog posts, tweets and Skype.

The National Review's Mistranslation of Privilege

Alex Hayden DiLalla | Posted 07.09.2014 | Media
Alex Hayden DiLalla

Mr. Fortgang is white; I am white; and our successes have both been bolstered by our white privilege and our socioeconomic status -- whether or not both of us will admit to that fact.

Luxurious Stigma: The Plight of Liberal Arts Conservatives

Jay Dodd | Posted 07.07.2014 | College
Jay Dodd

Not being able to share why you love guns or question immigration policy in public spaces is an iota of the discomfort marginalized people feel on this campus with systems erasing and devaluing of our experiences.

Top Liberal Donors Seek To Nudge Hillary Clinton Toward Elizabeth Warren

Politico | Posted 04.24.2014 | Politics

Some of the country’s biggest Democratic donors — including Tom Steyer and Jonathan Soros — are huddling behind closed doors next week in Chicag...

Poll Finds Generational Gap On Social Issues Among Conservatives

Elwood D. Watson | Posted 06.04.2014 | Politics
Elwood D. Watson

The recent Pew study confirmed that millennials are the most diverse, pluralistic group of people in American history. What was most interesting, (at least to me), was the apparent positions that many young Republican millennials harbor on social issues.

#CancelColbert? Beyond Dichotomies

David Palumbo-Liu | Posted 06.01.2014 | Media
David Palumbo-Liu

When something that we like, something that is usually in line with our "progressive" sentiments, reveals that the ethics of race and racism aren't as tidy as we had assumed, that structure begins to crumble. We become defensive.

Book of Odds Looks at the 2014 Boston Marathon

Amram Shapiro | Posted 03.31.2014 | Crime
Amram Shapiro

Boston is the home of Book of Odds, and in memory of those killed and wounded, and in honor of the bravery and solidarity displayed by so many, we use our tools to look at the odds of this horrific attack.

Battleground Constituents Can't Count on Winning Buffett's Billion Dollar Bracket

John Murray | Posted 05.29.2014 | Politics
John Murray

Middle-class Americans feel the same way about government; they don't want to be left out in the cold, but they also recognize that the government should create an environment that encourages hard work.