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Hillary Clinton is Right; Every Child must be Considered 'Too Small to Fail'

In a recent Washington Post article it was reported that the federal Healthy Start program was changing and becoming more of a competitive grant program. That would be totally counter-productive to the stated goals of the program. Rather...Show More Summary

Thank You, Ben Affleck

Last week, Ben Affleck courageously took a stand on Bill Maher's show, Real Time. He questioned Maher and his guest panelist, Sam Harris, for making sweeping generalizations about the majority of Muslims. As the world looks with horror...Show More Summary

WATCH: Restoring an America That Has Lost Its Way

Previously published on Three years ago, reporter and former New York Times columnist Bob Herbert took to the road and traveled across the United States to gather research for his new book, Losing Our Way. In it, Herbert tells the stories of the brave, hard-working men and women he met who have been battered by the economic downturn. Show More Summary

What Are the Differences Between al-Qaeda and IS?

When the Taliban regime fell after the 2001 U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan and al-Qaeda was forced to flee towards the mountains of Pakistan, Osama bin Laden's second-in-command, Ayman al-Zawahiri, wrote a book called Knights Under the Prophet's Banner: The al-Qaeda mManifesto. Show More Summary

Can the US Seize Would-Be Jihadis' Passports?

Can the U.S. government seize the passports of American citizens who it believes may travel abroad to join ISIS or other terror groups? Yep. The process is almost no-cost to the government, it's extra-judicial, it can be made secret, and it requires a lengthy court process to even try to contest. Show More Summary

The October Surprise Will Be Last-Minute Billionaire Dollars

In recent weeks, political observers have speculated about the factors that will decide the 2014 elections. Some point to the improving economy with hopes that the falling unemployment rate will boost Democratic fortunes across the country. Show More Summary

Supreme Confusion or Fraudulent Collusion Over Voting Rights -- Ready for and in Need of Clinton-Warren

When the Supreme Court struck down Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act, it was with the explanation that "Congress could have updated the coverage formula at that time, but did not do so. Its failure to act," said the 5-4 majority, left "us today with no choice but to declare [Section 4] unconstitutional. Show More Summary

2014 Women's Congress Defends Future Generations

Carolyn Raffensperger, an environmental lawyer, coined the phrase "ecological medicine" to describe the large role that the natural world plays in health and healing. She is executive director of the Science and Environmental Health Network and a founder of the 2014 Women's Congress to be held in Minneapolis November 6-9. Show More Summary

Corporate Dude Nation Discovers Fair Pay Isn't Karma

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella just discovered karma.  No, it's not a negotiating strategy. How karma plays out goes like this: Nadella as a boss and a leader is tone-deaf to gender issues. Eventually, that inner belief system meets the...Show More Summary

Turning out the vote should be the focus of Ferguson October

For eight weeks, there have been protests in Ferguson, Missouri related to the shooting death of Michael Brown by the Ferguson Police Department. This weekend, protesters have organized a series of marches they are calling a "Weekend of Resistance," during which they are asking for, among other things, the resignation of St. Show More Summary

Why I'm Voting for Wendy Davis

You may have heard about Wendy Davis, the Texas senator running for governor who became a national name when she stood nearly 13 hours to filibuster an abortion bill last summer. You probably heard about the pink sneakers and the "unruly...Show More Summary

Why Some Republicans Think Health Insurance for Undocumented Residents Makes Sense

Unlike former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, a Republican, Democrats in Congress decided as they worked on health care reform that providing coverage to the estimated 11.5 million undocumented residents in the U.S. wouldShow More Summary


In the 1930s, the world fell into a serious, long lasting depression fueled in large part by counterproductive trade wars. As economies struggling to stay afloat began to erect trade barriers in the form of tariffs and quotas to 'protect'...Show More Summary

Nullify This -- How Citizen-Jurors Can Take Back Our Republic

We need to radically increase the number of members in the House of Representatives. And we should have more Justices on the Supreme Court, with the hope that this will bring with it more plurality of perspectives, ages, experiences,...Show More Summary

Citizens United: The Campaign Finance Wrecking Ball

Outside groups spending money in this year's congressional elections have further discredited the already moribund rationale that the U.S. Supreme Court used to justify its landmark 2010 decision to permit unfettered spending by corporations and unions. The court's 5-4 decision in Citizens United v. Show More Summary

The Vatican's Unfinished Business -- Accepting Gays Is Great, But What About Condoms?

For all those who care more about fairness than doctrine, this is a moment to be savored. It is like the day in 1990 when Nelson Mandela was released from his South African jail: You just knew that apartheid's days were done. Of course, South Africa was responding to tremendous pressure for change. Show More Summary

Boeing: Taking Taxpayer Dollars and Breaking Promises

Seeing as how it is just 3 weeks prior to the elections, I very rarely would write about anything else right now, but I just have to quickly note something: Boeing has an extraordinary amount of gall. Okay, I know they are a defense contractor, and all defense contractors have a lot of gall, so I shouldn't be too surprised. Show More Summary

Money, Politics and the American Public

"Politics has got so expensive that it takes lots of money to even get beat with nowadays." Will Rogers, Daily Telegram, 1931 Observers of the American political scene have long denigrated politicians' reliance on money and the donors who provide it. Show More Summary

At War With Islam?

The words "We are not at war with Islam" have been uttered by everyone from President Obama and former President Bush to top-level military officials. As Andrew J. Bacevich points out in a recent piece, Syria has become at least the 14th country in the Islamic world that U.S. Show More Summary

American 'Ghosts' in the Greater Middle East

You may not believe in the supernatural, but it's still a certifiable fact. Your tax dollars are paying for ghosts. Just ask John Sopko, the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, who recently wrote to three U.S. commanders...Show More Summary

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