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One Year After Obama's Election: Still Smarter...Than The Alternative

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

What puts this first year in perspective for me is that: Obama may not be smarter than all of us, but he sure is smarter by a long shot than McCain would have been. And that, for now, is enough for me.

The Elections You May Not Have Noticed

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

I think as people continue to see so much of politics as usual in this town -- partisan bickering and big money buying votes -- they are increasingly likely to vote against whatever represents the old politics for them.

Three Moral Issues of Health Care

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

With an issue like health, deeply personal but of great public concern, the faith community has a unique and important role to play: to define and raise the moral issues that lay just beneath the policy debate.

Sam Stein

Axelrod, Grassley Spar Over Bipartisan Health Care

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

One of Barack Obama's chief advisers and one of the key Republicans in the Senate jousted on Sunday over what constitutes bipartisanship when it comes...

Jack Kemp: Bleeding-Heart Conservative

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

Kemp was a fervent believer in "supply side economics," which I just as fervently oppose. But you do not have to agree with all of Jack Kemp's economic policies to be impressed and inspired with his life and leadership.

The Immorality of Intolerance and Inconsistency

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

The inconsistent standards by which Gingrich, Cheney and Republicans are judging Obama are troubling.

Obama Should Be Ashamed Only Two-Thirds Approve of Him

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

People are weighing their own impressions of our new president with what the media is telling them to believe. For the most part, they are deciding that the media's take is wrong.

Obama Declares Himself President-For-Life (No Fooling!)

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

"I am ashamed at getting my stimulus bill passed so quickly. Republicans, those masters of bipartisanship, offered their sincere efforts to delay this bill for months and, I admit, I ignored them."

Global Warming Deniers: The New 9/11 Truthers

Sahil Kapur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sahil Kapur

Both groups are convinced they possess a uniquely superior grasp of reality. Facts and evidence are muffled by their messianic quest to inform society of its delusions and inadequacies.

A Challenge

Andrew Sargus Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Andrew Sargus Klein

Snark and blinkered partisanship aren't going to help anyone out of this mess. It's going to take a lot of ivory tower types and pragmatic politicians to pull this off.