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Filmmaker Seeks Answers In Simone Weil

Posted 03.30.2012 | Religion

By Jamie L. Manson National Catholic Reporter "What response does seeing human suffering demand of us?" This question, which opens the new docu...

No Visas For You! U.S. Rejects Cuban Diplomats' Travel For Marxist Panel

AP | MATTHEW LEE | Posted 03.24.2012 | Latino Voices

WASHINGTON -- The State Department says it has rejected applications from two senior Cuban diplomats to travel to New York to take part in a panel dis...

"Scientific Development" and China's Leadership Transition

Julian Baird Gewirtz | Posted 03.05.2012 | World
Julian Baird Gewirtz

The coming year will see China's leadership transition from a decade under President Hu Jintao and Premier Wen Jiabao to a new cadre of younger leaders.

Hunting Down The Real Karl Marx

Mary Gabriel | Posted 12.11.2011 | Books
Mary Gabriel

Ask anyone on the street if they have heard of Karl Marx and the answer more often than not would be yes. Ask those same people what they know about Marx and the responses will be wildly different - and usually wrong.

Lucas Kavner

Can 'The Smurfs' Maintain Its Zero Percent On Rotten Tomatoes? | Lucas Kavner | Posted 09.27.2011 | Home

If any childhood television property needed to be remade and funneled into beautiful 3D, it was definitely "The Smurfs." Most of us, in our spare ...

Is Capitalism Moral? Wrong Question...

Pierre Whalon | Posted 09.21.2011 | Business
Pierre Whalon

As we contemplate the inability of the economy to lift itself out of the depression that has devastated our common life, there is a temptation to say that capitalism is all wrong, immoral.

Roll Over, Karl Marx

Bob Burnett | Posted 08.10.2011 | Politics
Bob Burnett

Marx was half right. Unfettered capitalism has promoted class polarization in the US. But it's far from inevitable that this will produce class conflict, revolution, and a new social order. American workers are too weak and disorganized.

Most Americans Are Closeted Big Government Spenders

Bob Cesca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Cesca

When we're asked whether or not we want to cut spending, a plurality of Americans want to slash away. But when we get specific, our preference is to keep spending -- by wide margins. And when I write "wide," I mean chasm-wide. Huge.

Santa, Deconstructed

Derek Nystrom | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Derek Nystrom

I've recently realized that Santa Claus actually enacts, in miniature, the various stages of our gradual recognition of and acquiescence to contemporary forms of power and authority. No, seriously, he does. Here's how.

Marxism in the Midwest?

Ian Squires | Posted 06.27.2011 | Sports
Ian Squires

Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wis., is home to one of America's last communist experiments; and it's a near century-long success story.

The Evil Master

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Yoani Sanchez

One of the most frequent topics of discussions when talking about Cuba, is whether the reality in which we live can really be called "socialist." For...

Is China Poised for Implosion? What Would the Communist Manifesto Predict?

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Howard Steven Friedman

Deng Xiaoping probably would be concerned to see that Chinese population policies and practices as well as the engine of capitalism appears to be creating a Marxian nightmare of bourgeois and proletariat.

No Goldman at the End of the Rainbow?

Michael Sigman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael Sigman

We now know that Goldman and other huge banks made multiple billions by financing financing -- as opposed to financing companies.

Gray Matters -- Find the Marxist Socialism in Health Reforms

Saul Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Saul Friedman

Socialism means every provider in the health care system works for the government agency that runs the system. So let's examine the reforms, and see which ones, if any, are Marxist, socialist or in danger of destroying America.

This Isn't About Wallis vs. Beck -- It's About Biblical Social Justice

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jim Wallis

While I have agreed that the cause of social justice has sometimes been politicized for ideological purposes by both Left and Right, I continue to defend the term itself as biblical.

Ghosts of Presidents Past

Elizabeth Bisbee Silber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Elizabeth Bisbee Silber

The tone being as polarized as it's been in 150 years or so, I can't help but lament the fact that so many stars of the GOP whom we might look to for wisdom and answers are no longer with us.

Barack Obama, Green Day and the New Marxism: An Interview With Graham Nash

Mr. Fish | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mr. Fish

2010-03-26-Nashnew.jpg When you have a conversation with somebody as dynamic as Nash, it's easy to ping-pong wildly off topic, which we did.

Memorial for Social Activist Betty Millard (1911-2010)

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jim Luce

Betty Millard of Chicago, a long-time social activist had danced with Zhou Enlai after the Chinese Revolution and then was called to testify as a host...

China Reporter Training: Certification System To Require Marxist Theories Of News

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BEIJING — China will toughen requirements for reporters by launching a new certification system that requires training in Marxist and communist theo...

Time to Exhume Marx

Sunil Adam | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sunil Adam

Watching the film, I felt strangely nostalgic about what was then referred to as the "Age of Terrorism" -- the period between the 1967 Arab-Israeli War and the late 1980s.

Republican Leaders Join In Honoring New Rotunda Statue Of Radical Socialist Woman

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

A woman whose name we all know was a proud Red, a committed Socialist, and an unapologetic Wobbly. And now she's not only buried in the National Cathedral, she's got her own statue in the Capitol.

The New McCarthyists: Fear and Smear

Michael Likosky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Likosky

New McCarthyists conjure "socialism," "communism," "marxism," and other "shocking labels" to drum up hate-mongering.

Why Republicans Should Back Health Care Cost Remedies

Stephen Herrington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephen Herrington

Socialization of risk, a risk pool, is the very business model of private insurance for profit -- and government is simply the largest risk pool of all.

A Cause for Comedy: A Cause for Mild Alarm

Jonathan Daniel Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Jonathan Daniel Harris

Here's the concept. A bunch of idealistic flower people put down their peace pipes for one minute and decide to host a comedy show. You, the sucker, go and shell out $10 of your hard-earned scratch to watch an hour of penis jokes or something. Here's the communist part: they take the money earned from the show and give it to some not-for-profit organization!

Fear-Mongering and the 'Fox Effect'

Timothy Karr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Timothy Karr

Last week, conservative factions within the RNC circulated an e-mail urging party leadership to brand as a "socialist" anyone who advocates even moderate changes to the government's role in society.