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What's in a Name? Captain America: The Winter Soldier

William Bradley | Posted 03.30.2014 | Entertainment
William Bradley

Reviewers are wondering about the film's title, pointing out that the titular 'Winter Soldier' doesn't figure as prominently as the title might suggest. Au contraire. I'll explain what the 'Winter Soldier' of the title really means.

What's Wrong With Today's Newspapers?

Lionel Rolfe | Posted 03.03.2014 | Media
Lionel Rolfe

Today's editorial peons slink and scurry about because they know the grim reapers from corporate are drawing up the next list of writers to "trim and prune" in their ever increasing drive for editorial "efficiency."

Educating for Democracy: Does a President Have to Have a Religion?

Joel Shatzky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Joel Shatzky

Why is it necessary for a president not only to have to "prove" his religious beliefs but have them at all? Does being a "believer" make a president that much more likely to be a good leader?

The Celebration of a Progressive Holiday

Mike Lux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Lux

Progressives should take special pride in this holiday, for it was the ultimate achievement of progressive values that brought us this day.