Is there still time to recover and restore American Democracy to its bare essentials -- a government "of the people, by the people and for the people"? I don't know. Today we are on the brink.
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Anyone who follows politics knows the standard stereotype of what liberals think of conservatives, and what conservatives think of liberals. They both have an element of truth.
The problem with discussing "issues of race," is that it dummies down the issue of racism to an individual level, when the real problem is at the macro level.
Do we really need to be respectful of the views of the scarily unhinged, tragically misinformed, or strategically dishonest?
Conservative-liberal American society is sure of itself. It is sure of which cultures are backwards and which personalities need to be modified.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has consulted with a surprisingly diverse ideological bunch in the course of creating the major foreign policy spee...
Do we really want to nitpick our current Democratic President to shreds, and clear the path for another right-wing ideologue to follow him.
Liberal groups allied with the White House are fuming -- mostly in private -- about some comments President Obama made yesterday attacking a provision...
Let's not stamp our feet and pout because we're not getting everything we want this instant.
Bill Maher blasted the Democratic Party for kowtowing to its corporate paymasters, and bemoaned the lack of real liberals on ballots and television.
Today's feature on Religion Dispatches was written by the most eminent interpreter of the American liberal theological tradition today, Gary Dorrien. ...
One of these days, a national leader will embrace national health insurance and fight for it. Until then, we will keep paying more money for less care.
Nothing says too fat and not famous enough like being excluded from the angry-sex fantasies of a liberal who despises conservative women.
For the first time since she has been in the public spotlight, Alaska Governor Sarah Palin was able to talk her way into an issue that really resonated with the masses.
I am deeply concerned that the rules of engagement have been irresponsibly relaxed under the pressure to compete for the scoops, exclusives and gotcha-quotes-of-the-day.
Last week in Canada, three opposition parties united against Prime Minister Stephen Harper, charging he failed to insulate Canada from the global fina...
The GOP is simply out of touch with the rest of the country and has a very long way to go to regain relevance in American politics.
President Obama has chosen one tough, intellectually dazzling, judicially seasoned woman as his Supreme Court pick.
WASHINGTON — Frustrated liberals are asking why a Democratic-controlled Congress and White House can't manage to close the Guantanamo prison or ...
Obama is simply biding his time on the issue, letting Cheney's "doth protest too much" vitriol wither on the vine.
I am a progressive because progressives embrace the idea of a government of, by, and for the people instead of a government run by the wealthy and powerful.
The most transformative health care overhauls that succeeded in the last century employed the same strategy: build on what we've got and let the changes happen organically.
The New Republic, continuing the political world's odd obsession with the Drudge Report, says its editor, Matt Drudge, has disappeared, or gone into seclusion like some latter-day Howard Hughes.
The source said that the pajama-wearing chorus could grow louder this week "because most of them have already seen 'Star Trek' and they're back in front of their keyboards."
Talk radio kingpin Rush Limbaugh has a much bigger obsession than President Obama. That obsession is race. He just can't seem to stay away from it.
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