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Saving the World, DIY-Style

Craig Newmark | Posted 11.29.2014 | Impact
Craig Newmark

My general philosophy is to do some real good in the short run, while learning how to scale that up in the long run -- to the entire planet in maybe 20 years. I'm also very committed to helping people from the bottom up, to give people a break that rarely get one, and to help give a voice to the voiceless.

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

William Bradley | Posted 05.30.2014 | 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.