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Kagan's Nomination Shows Life Tenure is a Recipe for Partisanship

Alain L. Sanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alain L. Sanders

Long gone are the days when Presidents would on occasion nominate candidates of the other party, and Senate confirmation could be largely free of ideological trench warfare.

Turning the Oil Spill into a Jobs Bill

Wade Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Wade Norris

Think about this: what if this oil spill, as tragic as it is, provides us with the wake up call about how we power our world?

It's Time to End This War

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

The number of U.S. service members killed in June was the highest for one month since this now nine-year war began. It's time to end this war. Or should we just start building another Memorial wall?

Fatherhood: The Best Job in the World

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

My son and I got up early Monday morning to go hear President Obama's fatherhood speech at a Boys and Girls Club in Southeast Washington. W

TX: 2010 Gov, 2012 Pres Primary (PPP 6/19-21)

Emily Swanson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Emily Swanson

Public Policy Polling (D) 6/19-21/10; 500 likely voters, 4.4% margin of error 400 likely Republican primary voters Mode: Automated phone (PPP release)...

Obama's 'Nuclear Spring'

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

Let us hope and pray that Obama's recent nuclear disarmament accomplishments are steps on the path to the eventual abolition of all nuclear weapons.

It Will Take a Mission

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jim Wallis

This week, in Obama's Oval Office speech on the oil spill, he used the term "mission." That's the right word. It will take a purposeful commitment to a mission of change to truly respond to the epiphany in the Gulf.

An Updated Job Description for the President of the United States

Frank A. Weil | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank A. Weil

Reading the newspapers and watching the TV and Internet news lately (that is, the last decade or so), one cannot escape the sense that the press, the ...

The Battle Was Already Lost

Harry Moroz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harry Moroz

Certainly one can request that the President push forcefully for more aid that will help state and local governments retain teachers. But the real criticism should be reserved for a Congress.

A Good START: Reducing the Idolatry of Nuclear Weapons

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

Earlier this week, the United States declared for the first time will not use nuclear weapons against countries that are in compliance with the Nonproliferation Treaty.

Exceptional Democracy

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

If America is truly supposed to be exceptional in all things, why do other countries -- almost without exception -- decide our governmental structure isn't really for them, when it comes time to choose?

Bloomberg: Running as an Independent

Jennifer Donahue | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jennifer Donahue

I've said it before and I'll say it again. It feels like a third party candidate election in 2012. And this feels like a candidate.

Obama Proposes Tax Cut for Mega Rich Venture Capitalist Contributors

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

President Barack Obama has proposed new legislation that will allow many of the nation's wealthiest venture capitalists to avoid paying billions of do...

Friday Talking Points [117] -- Piece Of Cake

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

What a week! Into the cake mix that was this week went triumphant House votes, Senate votes, and then even another House vote, just for good luck. We...

Greece: the Brussels Compromise Compromises the Euro

Georges Ugeux | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Georges Ugeux

The fact that an agreement was found is a tribute to the capability of Europeans to compromise. But their agreement compromises the status of the Euro as a reserve currency.

Glenn Beck on Martin Luther King and Gandhi

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jim Wallis

I was heartened to hear Beck affirm the nonviolence of King, but I would also like to remind him of King's tireless commitment to social justice.

Is the Medium the Message? Discrimination and the Medium

Kimberly Butler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Kimberly Butler

In 1964, media analyst Marshall McLuhan suggested that a given medium was more important than its message. In 2009, I sat down with Dan Rather, Gerald...

Is the Medium the Message? Sanitization of the Medium

Kimberly Butler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Kimberly Butler

In 1964, media analyst Marshall McLuhan suggested that a given medium was more important than its message. In 2009, I sat down with Dan Rather, Gerald...

200,000 Is Just the Beginning

Janet Murguía | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Janet Murguía

Yesterday, I stood in front of 200,000 very hopeful people who were in Washington asking the president and Congress to restore order and common sense ...

Resources on the American National Security Interest in Israeli-Palestinian Peace

Ziad J. Asali, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ziad J. Asali, M.D.

My colleagues and I founded the American Task Force on Palestine in 2003 with a clear, focused mission: to advocate that a negotiated end of conflict ...

Pray Immigration Reform Into Passage

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

If our political leaders won't make room for the "strangers" among us, we, the people of faith, will. It's time to stop playing politics with people's lives.

Religion, Bigotry, and Political Hypocrisy

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Put aside the crazy "Obama's a Muslim" idiocy -- assume John McCain had won the presidency instead. Do you really think the Senate would confirm a Muslim candidate right now, even a conservative right-wing one? I don't.

Is the Medium the Message? The Dehumanization of the Medium

Kimberly Butler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Kimberly Butler

In 1964, media analyst Marshall McLuhan suggested that a given medium was more important than its message. In 2009, I sat down with Dan Rather, Gerald...

Can Democrats Govern?

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The slogan "Elect a lot of Democrats so that we can stop the Republican agenda, and waste a lot of time fooling around with things we can't pass" just isn't going to cut the mustard.

Obama's USDA Less Transparent Than Bush's

Donald Carr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Donald Carr

The Environmental Working Group has worked hard to track the billions lavished on the wealthiest and largest farm operations in the country, in the ho...