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Political Divisions

Alternative Realities Hinder Our Progress

Mark R. Kennedy | Posted 05.01.2013 | Politics
Mark R. Kennedy

The path to ending the divide in Washington falls upon "We the People." Unfortunately, we are at least as divided as Washington. People need to see both sides in order to find a way out of the divisiveness that grips us and prevents us from moving forward.

Beyond Gun Control

Nikolas Katsimpras | Posted 03.01.2013 | Politics
Nikolas Katsimpras

In the aftermath of the Sandy Hook massacre, the gun control debate has been uncontrollably heating up all around us and that comes as no surprise. Wa...

Healing The Divisions In Post-Election America

AP | PAULINE ARRILLAGA | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices

APPOMATTOX, Va. — Baine's Books sits in the heart of this historic village, a Main Street institution where townspeople gather for coffee and co...

We Are a Nation in Crisis

James Zogby | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
James Zogby

To blame the president for our current state of affairs, as some have, is patently absurd. He has been the victim and target, not the initiator, of this politics of division.

Democrats Are From Mars and Republicans Are From Venus? I Don't Think So

Joseph Bubman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Joseph Bubman

Mutual understanding doesn't translate into a vote or even guarantee a change in others' beliefs. But it certainly makes the opportunity for influence more likely.

They Could If They Wanted to -- But They Don't Want to Because It Is Not in Their Self-Interest

Greta Van Susteren | Posted 12.31.2012 | Politics
Greta Van Susteren

Hurricane Sandy (like Katrina and 9/11 and other catastrophes) shows our politicians are CAPABLE of working together. They just won't. That is selfish.

Unraveling the Mushroom Theory in Cyprus

Marina Theodotou | Posted 04.25.2012 | World
Marina Theodotou

It seems that the various local politicians are holding self-built compasses wrought with personal dogmas, unreliable and rusty and they are guiding the emotionally charged masses to nowhere... perhaps a bit like the emotionally and strategically blind leading the blind?

Lessons From 1968 for 2012

Jack Healey | Posted 12.13.2011 | Politics
Jack Healey

2012 must be the year to unelect the status quo. If we stay on the current track, we will repeat the same mistakes from forty years ago by shifting the blame for our country's problems from one hand to the other.

Nine Years After 9/11: Will We Ever Be "One" Again?

Dorian de Wind | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dorian de Wind

Bad political decisions, bitter partisanship, fear mongering, and mistrust have eroded the unity and sense of common purpose that Americans shared immediately after 9/11.