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Do You Suffer From Political Apathy Disorder?

Dennis Palumbo | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dennis Palumbo

In our haste to understand the human condition, are we in a rush to plane off all the edges, quantify all the quirks, reduce all the contradictions that make up an individual's personality?

World to Obama: Thanks for Giving Us Back Our America

Rebecca Novick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rebecca Novick

It's the immigrants who really know the fragility of liberty; how it can be won and lost, and won and lost again. For them freedom is not a parade. It's a flower in a storm.

The Change You've Already Started

Mary Lou Song | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mary Lou Song

A few weeks ago, some people wrote letters to President-Elect Obama and shared them with each other. I was intrigued. What could anyone possibly wr...

Helping Replace Rahm Emanuel With Tom Geoghegan... For A Better America

Howie Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Howie Klein

There may well be other decent candidates for Emanuel's old seat, even "progressives," but Tom is the choice of so many Chicago activists because he isn't just a dependable liberal vote.

That Old Blackwell 'Magic'

John Wellington Ennis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Wellington Ennis

Ken Blackwell released a list "conservative luminaries" who endorse him as RNC Chair. It reads like a list of guest-stars from The Love Boat.

How Should We Get Big-Money Influence Out of Congressional Elections?

Lawrence Lessig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lawrence Lessig

I and others will soon announce a large grassroots campaign aimed at channeling the amazing desire for change that Americans are feeling right now into tangible and fundamental reform of our political system.

Election Day Inspiration from a Woman on the Brink

Karen Talavera | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Karen Talavera

Like the US economy, one bandage of a bailout won't stop the bleeding. Unlike the US economy, the middle class need a lot less help and are, arguably, a much worthier cause.

I Vote for Peace

Dr. Susan Corso | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Susan Corso

There is no common definition of peace. Instead, it means different things at different times to different people. True peace is a dynamic way of being in the world wherein all are blessed.

Blessings of the Season

Alfred Gingold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Alfred Gingold

I am aware that the world outlook has, by most measures, deteriorated since Nov. 4th. But the light at the end of the tunnel shines on.

Dear Caroline: Say it on YouTube

Bob Fertik | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Fertik

At a time when virtually the entire American establishment -- political, military, media, financial -- is corrupt, Caroline Kennedy appears untainted.

Ken Blackwell for RNC Chair

John Wellington Ennis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Wellington Ennis

J. Kenneth Blackwell, whose administration of the '04 election made Katherine Harris look like Mary Tyler Moore, is pushing to become chair of the RNC. I support his selection wholeheartedly.

Last US House Seat Filled on Grave of Stolen 2004 Election

Bob Fitrakis and Harvey Wasserman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Fitrakis and Harvey Wasserman

This year, the Ohio Secretary of State is Democrat Jennifer Brunner... Brunner repeatedly went to court to defend an expanded right to vote and have as many votes counted as possible.

Don't Turn Obama Into Blair

Indra Adnan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Indra Adnan

Too many people in the UK remember the hope and subsequent betrayal of New Labour's victory in 1997 when Tony Blair metamorphosed from Bambi to Terminator in his first term.

Harper's "Time Out"

Eric Lurio | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eric Lurio

Steven Harper has forced the national au pair to shut down the parliament and give the opposition a "time out."

The Pro-Choice Future Caught on Video: What is free.will.power?

Nancy Keenan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nancy Keenan

While our values are consistent, these changes in technology -- and in the circumstances that shape women's experiences -- call on us to change the ways in which we engage the public.

In Thanksgiving for our (Very Big) Government

Elizabeth Rigby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Elizabeth Rigby

In light of the tremendous challenges facing our country, I am grateful for a government big enough to help us weather the financial storm.

I'd Love To Choose

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Yoani Sanchez

It has risen up, these days, the desire to fold the ballot, to push it into the slot and to know that with it goes my stentorian shout that demands: "to choose."

95 year old Grandma Drops Boyfriend For 'Not Voting'

Francesca Biller | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Francesca Biller

If I am only lucky enough to live to be 95 and energetic enough to have a 96 year-old boyfriend, I only hope that I also still have the good sense to break up with him on moral grounds.

Please, Bobby! End the Iowa/New Hampshire Hostage Crisis!

Will Bower | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Will Bower

Bobby Jindal has begun the process of pandering to the upcoming, 2012 cycle of the "Iowa/New Hampshire Hostage Crisis."

Kashmiris Vote For Survival

Mohsin Mohi-Ud Din | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mohsin Mohi-Ud Din

The international community must not mistake Kashmiri participation in the current elections as legitimacy for Indian rule and Kashmiri acceptance of Indian policies in Kashmir.

Obama Election Didn't Mobilize Chicago's Black Wards

Chi-Town Daily News | Geoff Dougherty | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Alderman Emma Mitts worked hard in the days before the presidential election to ensure that citizens in her West Side ward would take advantage of the...

Where I Was

Mary Lou Song | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mary Lou Song

When I learned Barack Obama had won the election, I was at home trying to watch every moment while still caring for my mother.

Going the Wrong Way

Richard C. Thompson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Richard C. Thompson

Whenever we go through hard economic times, more pets are abandoned. People lose their homes and can't take their pets with them.

Barack's Ballyhooed Youth Brigade Should Be Asking: "Dude, Where's My Congress?"

John Seery | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Seery

The 111th Congress, when it convenes on January 6th, will be the oldest in our nation's history. Each of the last five Congresses has, successively, set a new record as the oldest our country has ever seen.

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.