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Religion and Politics Do Mix

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 03.13.2014 | Religion
William B. Bradshaw

It has long been said there are two topics that should be avoided in "polite company," that is, at social gatherings, parties, service clubs, during i...

America's Amoral Constitution

Richard Albert | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Richard Albert

Today the United States Constitution may have fewer imitators than ever before. The influence abroad of the Constitution has declined dramatically since its bicentennial in 1976.

Get Ready for the Invasion of the 'Civilian-Owned Drone"'

Adam Banner | Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime
Adam Banner

It seems somewhat sinister that any private citizen could use an unmanned aerial vehicle for no legitimate purpose. We already have the government spying on us. Do we need our neighbors stalking us as well?

Royal Pain

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.21.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

For historical accuracy: The Federalists in the early Congresses did indeed propose the title "His High Mightiness, the President of the United States and Protector of their Liberties" for the president, but it was laughed down by James Madison and others and the simple "Mister President" was accepted instead.

Gun Control vs. Mind Control

Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam | Posted 04.01.2013 | Politics
Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam

Both sides will trot out their heaviest weapons and we either will or will not get stricter gun control regulations. Whichever side wins, if this ends up being just about gun control, the public loses.

Modernize the Constitution, But Do it Through an Amendment

Rui Dai | Posted 07.31.2012 | College
Rui Dai

Yes, the U.S. Constitution desperately needs to be updated. However, any updates should go through the amendment process. The U.S. Constitution may be flawed, but changing it outright is more dangerous.

Rejecting Affordable Care Act Is Rejecting Constitution

Todd Brewster | Posted 05.20.2012 | Politics
Todd Brewster

The federal government represents voters, so it can tax voters and impose mandates on voters, whether these mandates oblige constituents to join militias or buy muskets, to serve on juries, or buy health-care insurance.

Our Priorities Should Not Include the Defense of DOMA

Fred Silberberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Fred Silberberg

As an American taxpayer, I resent that my dollars are being spent by the government on attempting to further discrimination against many American citizens, including myself.

The Steep Distortion Curve of Republican Populism

Brian Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brian Ross

Beware of Republicans bearing populist speeches. Republican populism is an oxymoron, a con-job, a Fox friendly flimflam for those in lemming lockstep ...

Written in Stone? Yes. A Living Document? Ditto. Two Experts Explain the Constitution.

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jesse Kornbluth

The important contribution of The Genius of America, a 220-page primer on the Constitution, is to remind us that democracy is fragile -- and that we should not despair at the debate we are having.

Mosque Moaning: The GOP Diversion Tactic From Unfavorable Polls Gives Terrorists the Win They Want

Brian Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brian Ross

The latest GOP election sleight-of-hand? Divert attention from the news that projected Republican gains are going to be confined largely to the South by amping up the rhetoric on the mosque project in Lower Manhattan.

Danger! Empathy and Psychopathy as Competing Value Systems in Politics and Economics

Marcella Mroczkowski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Marcella Mroczkowski

Four to five percent of the population is born without a capacity for empathy. It is a neurological lack. A psychopath may be a genius and become a multimillionaire, but he will never be able to understand empathetic values.

The Day Joe Biden Saved Democracy From the Pirates of the Senatorial Sea

Don Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Don Parker

Sit and listen, my children. I'll tell you a wonderful story. A tale of dark times when ruthless Pirates roamed the Senatorial Sea, hijacked America, and prevented the people from gaining health care.

The Rule of Law Should Be Obama's Top Priority

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cenk Uygur

The beginning point for fixing all our problems is to restore the United States Constitution, legal system and rules and regulations. They were there for a reason. They are what made us American.

The Power of the Ballot: One-Person, One-Vote, en Masse

Arlene M. Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arlene M. Roberts

The importance of the black vote in last Tuesday's election can only be fully appreciated when considered against the historical backdrop of black enfranchisement.