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Al Mohler Is Right About One Thing When He Says, 'No Third Way!'

Ken Wilson | Posted 09.13.2014 | Religion
Ken Wilson

People who are gay come to churches as indivisible beings. Like the seamless garment of Jesus, they cannot be split into parts that can be included and other parts that can be excluded.

He Must Lead Them: Can We Roll With That?

Ken Wilson | Posted 08.31.2014 | Religion
Ken Wilson

Perhaps it is our job, we insider sheep, to take our eyes off the controversy and place them on the shepherd, who may be not so much seeking our opinion on the matter as executing his own.

Clinton vs. Warren: Problem or Opportunity?

Bob Burnett | Posted 08.13.2014 | Politics
Bob Burnett

Many Democratic women believe Clinton deserves the 2016 nomination because she was a graceful loser in 2008 and a good soldier thereafter. Nonetheless, having Clinton and Warren debate Democratic principles would be good for the party. However, the most serious problem with a Clinton-Warren battle is not gender or ideology. It's money. Many Democrats believe that having Clinton as their presidential candidate would ensure that Dems would receive millions in Wall Street donations, and enough campaign funds in general, to triumph over any likely Republican candidate.

Third Way's Attacks On Elizabeth Warren Resurface In Close Senate Race

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 05.19.2014 | Politics

The feud between Third Way and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has surfaced in a way the corporate-backed think tank probably didn't intend. After ...

Starve the Gay Controversy

Ken Wilson | Posted 07.15.2014 | Religion
Ken Wilson

No matter what our perspective on the morality of same-sex relationships may be, it is time to discern where all the energy fueling this controversy is coming from and whom it serves.

Rebecca Klein

Millennials Have Pretty Depressing Things To Say About Teachers

HuffingtonPost.com | Rebecca Klein | Posted 04.30.2014 | Politics

If American teachers are anywhere near as unimpressive as ambitious Millennials perceive them to be, then the state of public school education is quit...

Really? Surprised the Israeli/Palestinian Negotiations Crashed?

Harvey Stein | Posted 06.21.2014 | Politics
Harvey Stein

Not at all. Because it's about much more than rational details of borders, refugees, security, Jerusalem. Much more than just a "negotiation." Trust was missing between Netanyahu and Abbas since the minute Netanyahu became Prime Minister.

Luke Johnson

This Is What Happened When A Corporate Democratic Group Took On Elizabeth Warren

HuffingtonPost.com | Luke Johnson | Posted 01.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Allyson Schwartz (D-Pa.) resigned as honorary co-chair of the centrist group Third Way on Thursday, in part because of a December o...

Third Way Makes Questionable Claim About Elizabeth Warren

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Matt Bennett, a Third Way co-founder and the senior vice president for Public Affairs for the centrist think tank, said Friday that the group supporte...

Was This the Social Contract's Comeback Year?

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 02.28.2014 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

What a difference a year makes. Last year at this time, a president and a party who had just won an election with progressive rhetoric were quickly pivoting toward a "Grand Bargain" which would cut Social Security and Medicare. Today the forces of corporate consensus are on the defensive.

Avoiding Symmetric Polarization: Autopsy of the GOP Autopsy vs. Occupy Third Way

Jarryd Willis | Posted 02.18.2014 | Politics
Jarryd Willis

The asymmetric polarization we have in Congress today can only become symmetric in two ways: Republicans becoming more moderate or Democrats becoming more ideological.

Jon Ward

Taxing The Rich Is Not The Left's Economic Growth Strategy, Center For American Progress Leader Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 12.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Higher taxes on wealthy Americans is not the centerpiece of the progressive movement's solution to the nation's economic problems, the h...

'Will You Serve Your Full 6-Year Term as U.S. Senator?' Absolutely, Said Sens. Warren and Obama

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 02.16.2014 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

Among the top echelon of potential 2016 presidential nominees, I don't see a more effective fighter for progressive values than Elizabeth Warren. We must remember that the best chance we have to move our party forward is to nominate strong progressives.

The End of the Assault on Social Security and Medicare

Dean Baker | Posted 02.15.2014 | Business
Dean Baker

For over a decade the only discussion of Social Security was over how much to cut it and when. Now certain organizations are trying to convince young people that their financial difficulties stem from the size of their parents' Social Security checks.

Luke Johnson

Dem Battle Over Economic Populism Heats Up

HuffingtonPost.com | Luke Johnson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A Democratic Party clash over economic populism continued this week with the head of the progressive think tank Center For American Prog...

The Divide At The Heart Of The Democratic Party

New Republic | Posted 12.16.2013 | Politics

Should the burden of proof be on reformers—or on vested interests?...

Zach Carter

'I Would Not Consider Myself A Third Way Type Of Candidate'

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 12.13.2013 | Politics

Daylin Leach, a Democrat running to replace outgoing Rep. Allyson Schwartz (D-Pa.) distanced himself from the centrist think-tank Third Way on Wednesd...

Third Way, Elizabeth Warren, and the Real Battle

Mike Lux | Posted 02.08.2014 | Politics
Mike Lux

The far more important question is how we win the bigger more consequential war that sparked this little back-and-forth this week: the war that Wall Street and the other powers that be are fighting to defeat the progressive populist ideas of our leaders and our movement.

The Democrats' 'Third Way' Quarrel Could Change Your Future

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 02.07.2014 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Wall Street deregulation shattered the economy. You can't stand with them, support corporate-friendly tax and trade policies, push for "entitlement" cuts with cynical and misleading arguments -- and still claim to be a "progressive" who opposes wealth inequality.

Friday Talking Points -- Defending Populism

Chris Weigant | Posted 02.05.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Welcome back (after we took last week off, to digest) to our Friday roundup! We should have two weeks of news to cover, but nothing much of anything strange or startling happened Thanksgiving week, so we're going to concentrate on just this current week.

Third Way Attacks Elizabeth Warren and Bill de Blasio, and Should Disclose Bank Donations

Brent Budowsky | Posted 02.05.2014 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

Third Way has a legal right to keep their donations secret, and we have a legal right to give Third Way zero credibility until they disclose their donations.

Centrist Dem Think Tank Admits Warren's Influence

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 12.09.2013 | Politics

Jim Kessler, senior vice president for policy and a co-founder of Third Way, said Friday morning that Sen. Elizabeth Warren's (D-Mass.) backing of a p...

Luke Johnson

Democratic Candidate Signed Onto Bill Expanding Social Security After Third Way Panned It

HuffingtonPost.com | Luke Johnson | Posted 12.06.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Allyson Schwartz (D-Pa.) signed on as a cosponsor to a bill to increase Social Security benefits one day after a centrist Democrati...

Ryan Grim

Elizabeth Warren Hits Back At Third Way

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 12.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) took aim at the corporate-backed think tank Third Way on Thursday, deepening her feud with the group tha...

Luke Johnson

Democrat Denounces Anti-Populist Editorial After Progressive Pressure

HuffingtonPost.com | Luke Johnson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-N.Y.), an honorary co-chair of centrist think tank Third Way, became the latest Democrat to reject an op-ed by th...