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Liberals and Conservatives

How Learning to Talk to a Cowboy Made Me a Better American

Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez | Posted 03.04.2013 | Books
Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez

It was in this way that we came to realize my liberal emotion attached to "tolerance for differences" was best communicated to a conservative as "personal freedom," which in turn was best communicated to a liberal as "independence."

Liberals Our Affair With Jon Huntsman Is Over

Michelle Kraus | Posted 02.06.2012 | Politics
Michelle Kraus

Yep, not kidding as many high net worth donors revealed their not-so-secret yearning for Huntsman while still others were willing to consider a blended to ticket with Obama/Huntsman for 2012. That went kaput.

Evangelical Consistency and the 2012 Elections

Jim Wallis | Posted 01.31.2012 | Politics
Jim Wallis

Too many of congregants' political priorities are determined by a party or ideology -- not the Word of God. Their identities are shaped by marketing and media campaigns that manufacture a view of the world in order to maximize their own power and profit.

The Yin And Yang Of The Culture War

William Horden | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
William Horden

Right and Left are going to have to recognize the importance of the role each plays in the well-being of the whole.

After Tucson, the State of the Union

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

The speech Barack Obama gave in Tucson was a memorial to the victims of a horrible tragedy, but the spirit of his speech could also shape Tuesday's State of the Union address by calling us to be worthy of each victim's sacrifice.

Pluto Goes Forward: Conservatives Gain Power

Michael Lutin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michael Lutin

Conservatives abhor all the liberal ideas of foolish spending on social programs that they believe only serve to create lazy, dependent parasites sucking the life blood of hard-working taxpayers.

Secular Law Is Progressive, Constitutionally

Stephen Herrington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephen Herrington

In selecting a new justice to replace Stevens, all that's necessary is to a capable and honest person to uphold a progressive instrument of governance.

Just Listen -- It's Not About Liberal vs. Conservative

Mark Goulston, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Goulston, M.D.

The real problem is those from both sides of the political spectrum who are filled with rhetoric -- full of sound and fury, signifying nothing -- who rarely take action.

To This Partisan Irish Catholic, More Change We Can Believe In

Mary Lyon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mary Lyon

I've learned over the past several decades to be relentlessly and sometimes ruthlessly partisan. However, watching Ted Kennedy's tribute-cum-wake at the JFK Library, I found myself changing.

Judge Sotomayor: A Great Judge, A Strict Constructionist

Lanny Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Lanny Davis

If there were a "one-innocent-gaffe rule" that disqualified people from holding public office in Washington, there would probably be no one left in Washington holding public office.

Why Americans Should be Following Canadian Politics Right Now

Michael Garrity | Posted 05.26.2011 | World
Michael Garrity

Canadian politics over the last several weeks has been hands-down the best drama on television. It is also in a state of crisis and in urgent need of the type of political renewal the U.S. is going through.

Holding the New Democratic Majority Together -- Part 2

Sheri and Allan Rivlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sheri and Allan Rivlin

The vast majority of Americans is weary of ideological bickering and interested only in backing leaders who can do something about their problems.

Holding the New Democratic Majority Together

Sheri and Allan Rivlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sheri and Allan Rivlin

With Daniel Berrier of Electopundit Part 1: Reading the Election Barack Hussein Obama, the newly elected 44th President of the United States is almo...

Hope Hurts

David Weinberger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Weinberger

The hope Obama offers is that we can get past the knee-jerk positions that are used to test the loyalty of the faithful.

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."