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A Democracy, Not a Technocracy

Eli Lehrer | Posted 10.05.2012 | Politics
Eli Lehrer

Science has a major and important place in public policy, but suggesting that scientists alone should make decisions is a rejection of democracy.

2011: The Year of Resistance to Conservatism's "War of the Words"

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 03.01.2012 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

For the first time in many years, the right-wing warriors of language ran into heavy resistance. That's an important development that should be celebrated -- and repeated.

The Super Committee, Austerity, Stimulus, and Compromise: the Collapse of American Politics

Richard Brodsky | Posted 01.22.2012 | Politics
Richard Brodsky

How deeply do you want to plumb the depths of the collapse of the super committee?

A Second Chance: Churchill’s Appeal To Be Heard

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 07.31.2011 | Denver

Former University of Colorado professor Ward Churchill will got a new chance to fight for his old job at CU Boulder on Tuesday when the Colorado Supre...

How Democrats Lost Their Base -- And Why Identity Is Key to Winning It Back

Spencer Critchley | Posted 05.28.2011 | Politics
Spencer Critchley

Most Democrats have trouble stating clearly what they stand for.That's a very big problem, because it turns out that in politics, identity trumps both interests and ideas.

Loren Singer Dead: "Parallax View" Author Dies At 86

The New York Times | William Grimes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Loren Singer, whose 1970 conspiracy thriller, "The Parallax View," later made into a movie starring Warren Beatty, was one of the first novels to offe...

Obama's Big Government SWAT Team

BusinessWeek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Obama Administration's huge ramp-up in spending has given rise to a national debate over the size and role of government. It has provoked fears th...

Pluralists vs. Technocrats

Mike Lux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Lux

For health reform to work, you have to restructure the current system so that there is a significant check on the industry's power. President Obama understands this. Too many of those working for him don't.