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Democracy Today Is Wild and Constituent. A Spanish Example.

The comrades who have given life to Podemos say: we have managed to move past the limits of the horizontality of the movement, so rich yet often ineffective. We managed to do this with a political gesture of self-constitution, organization and representation. Show More Summary

Let's Be Sensible About MDMA

Every weekend across the U.S., 21 million college students make choices about how they are going to party. Will it be a sober night, or will they choose to consume alcohol or another drug of unknown origin, potency, or composition regardless...Show More Summary

Make Me a Woman

One of my sheroes is Sojourner Truth. A brilliant but illiterate woman, she was a great orator and powerful presence who possessed great courage and determination. I often wear a pendant with her image and words: “If women want any rights...Show More Summary

Too Important to Be Left to Politicians

"Politics is too important to be left to the politicians," John F. Kennedy, Jr. This week, President Obama participated in an MSNBC/Telemundo town hall on immigration hosted by José Díaz-Balart at Florida International University. The President made news for slamming the Republicans and their policies. Show More Summary

Bill O'Reilly and the Conservative Crisis of Macho

Are Bill O'Reilly's trousers really ablaze at the moment? Is he really just lying about his "combat" experience down there in the no-man's-land of Buenos Aires (or is it the trenches of Buenos Aires?) Has O'Reilly been in the business...Show More Summary

The Student Heroes of Newark

Sometimes, in the midst of powerful interests steamrolling communities, we are reminded that silence is a choice. One example was last November in the small city of Richmond, California where oil and gas giant Chevron put down $3 million to buy the city council election but were beaten back by a slate of candidates with only $50,000 to spend. Show More Summary

Respect President Obama's Office, if not the Man

Rudy Giuliani stands in a long line of those who think it is okay to degrade this president. Never in the history of this country, regardless of whether you agree or disagree with him, has a president been this disrespected -- thereShow More Summary

The Required Metaphysical Metamorphosis of Debbie Wasserman Schultz and the DNC

There was a report last week that the Democratic Party, which is coming off a huge midterm defeat in the recent congressional elections, is doing some soul-searching. The Democratic National Committee released a preliminary report from...Show More Summary

36 Democrats So Far Publicly Skipping Netanyahu's Reelection Ad

Mitchell Cohen of the Century Foundation has a strong piece at the Boston Globe calling on Democrats not to participate in incumbent Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu's speech to Congress on Tuesday. He quickly gets to the heart of the...Show More Summary

Scott Walker's 47 Percent Moment

Image credit: USA Today In September 2012, Mitt Romney's presidential campaign ran aground when his rhetoric misfired and he appeared to make a blanket condemnation of half of the American electorate. His campaign never recovered. Yesterday,...Show More Summary

Good Obama, Bad Obama

During the last two years of a president's second term pundits begin discussing his "legacy." How will historians judge Barack Obama? Conservatives believe he will be loathed. Liberals tend to be more generous, however many of us believe...Show More Summary

The Buck Stops Here - Greece is Fighting to Save Europe

Greece has been dragged through a lot of mud in the media over the past few years because previous governments overborrowed, and that contributed to the initial crisis that - we should remember - Spain, Portugal, Italy and almost everyone else in the eurozone had to go through. Show More Summary

Hammocks and Ladders: The Poverty of Republican Thinking on the Poor

Hammocks and Ladders: The Poverty of Republican Thinking on the Poor 'The American Dream has become a mirage for far too many." (Jeb Bush) These are early days in the upcoming run for the White House in 2016, but already - among would-be...Show More Summary

In Alaska, Republican lawmakers challenge governor on Medicaid expansion

JUNEAU -- The Republican-controlled House is poised to strip funding to expand the Medicaid health insurance program from Gov. Bill Walker's budget, the first shot in what's expected to be a contentious debate over one of Walker's central...Show More Summary

For Suffering Palestinians, the Obama-Netanyahu "Rift" Is a Side Show

Benjamin Netanyahu's planned speech to Congress next week has led to much talk of a rift between the Israeli prime minister and the US president, and even between their two countries. Tuesday, national security adviser Susan E. RiceShow More Summary

The Quiet Global Transformation of Global Development

When I started working in emerging markets - or "least developed countries" as they were less politely known in 1990 - aid and investment were regarded as two starkly separate approaches to supporting development. Developing countries...Show More Summary

What We Could Have Done With the $5.8 Billion the Government Lost to Tax ID Theft

Imagine you were President, or Speaker of the House, and one day you woke up and discovered that you had an extra $5.8 billion dollars to spend. What would you do with the cash? A new aircraft carrier (or half of one, anyway)? Perhaps...Show More Summary

The Proper Size of Government is Big

What is the proper size of government? We debate this question endlessly but fail to put it in any context. Americans would be well served by a basic understanding of the size of our government (federal, state and local), as a percentage of GDP, versus the rest of the world. Show More Summary

Jewels From Guiliani

Quick, send in the clowns, Don't bother they're here. Stephen Sondheim, Send in the clowns. We are in Rudolph Guiliani's debt. He has given Republican wannabe-presidents something of substance to discuss and has introduced a gentle note into the campaign -- love. Show More Summary

The Simple (and Unwelcome) Solution to Anti-Semitism

I was born in August, 1946 in the city of Vitebsk, Belarus. In that summer, the second after the end of World War Two, life was slowly hobbling back to normalcy, in the wake of the horrors of the Second World War. But half my family did not get to see those quieter days. Show More Summary

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