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A Biblical Argument (Sort of) in Opposition to the Bible as Tennessee's State Book

Here in the Buckle of the Bible Belt our Tennessee Legislature seems destined to drive us nigh unto insanity. The House of Representatives has voted in favor of making the Holy Bible the "official book" of the State of Tennessee -- see...Show More Summary

Armenian Genocide Recognition: An Open Letter to President Barack Obama

Dear President Obama, Last Sunday I, along with other Armenians from across the globe, sat in St. Peter's Cathedral in the Vatican City and listened to Pope Francis call the Armenian Massacre of 1915 the first Genocide of the 20th century. Show More Summary

Why We Need to Change How We Talk About Climate Change

The scientific community has reached a resounding consensus on climate change -- 97 percent of scientists worldwide agree that the climate is warming, and that these warming trends have been caused by human activities. Yet, despite this...Show More Summary

Congress and the Terrific, Honorable, Very Good, Not Bad Day

Don't look now, but Tuesday April 14, 2015 was a good day for American democracy. First, the U.S. Senate by an extraordinary 92-8 tally, adopted legislation ending 18 years of a flawed Medicare reimbursement system - the so-called "doc fix" - and extended funding for a once-controversial children's health program. Show More Summary

Garry Trudeau Sides With Power Against Real Dissenters

Here's one piece of self-deception that must stop: If you believe that people should not mock or make fun of religion -- even Islam -- you are not on the side of the "powerless." If you believe in hate speech or blasphemy laws that would...Show More Summary

How to Become President Without a Penis

Whether Hillary is your candidate of choice or not, she deserves an enormous amount of credit for getting this far in attempting to break the mother of all glass ceilings. She's dealing with the many of the same challenges faced by every career woman who aspires to a leadership position. Show More Summary

Over-Policed and Underserved

Contrary to the myth we've been sold that more police, and more jails and prisons, are the best or only way to keep us safe, the real solutions to community safety lie in the things that make for thriving neighborhoods. We've been shackled...Show More Summary

Marco Rubio Enters the Presidential Race

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Charles Koch's Cut-and-Paste Attack on Clean Energy in North Carolina

You've heard it before: history repeats itself, and those who don't learn from it are doomed to repeat it. Via a bill introduced this week, North Carolina legislators are mimicking an attack on clean energy so similar to recent history...Show More Summary

The Russians Are Not Coming II

Just about a year ago I wrote a piece here, The Russians Are Not Coming, suggesting that Vladimir Putin was not the boogieman that others, particularly Republicans, were suggesting. Five years ago, I wrote a piece, Tea With Medvedev,...Show More Summary

The Fourth Quartrer

President Obama is known to be a basketball fan and has referred to the last two years of his eight-year term as the fourth quarter. The analogy doesn't work too well because in the game of Washington politics, the teams change rosters every two years. Show More Summary

Bulk of Chicano and Latino Populations Critical of Sen. Rubio's Run for Presidency

The majority of the Hispanic/Latino population pie in the United States are those of Mexican descent. Mexican-American Chicanos, for the most part, heavily populate the southwestern part of our nation. Now that Florida's Cuban-American...Show More Summary

Ready For Hillary?

To no one's surprise, on April 12 former first lady, senator, and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced her entry into the race for the Democratic presidential nomination. The obvious questions are: Why announce now? What is her...Show More Summary

Ted Cruz Communications Team: 'There Was No Announcement Speech'

Remember that time Senator Ted Cruz stood before 11,000 students and said, "Today I am announcing that I'm running for President of the United States" and then everyone wrote about his entrance into the 2016 race? Well, apparently, that wasn't his announcement speech. Show More Summary

The Dark Side of American History

It should be increasingly apparent to Americans, as they become aware, through new technologies, of white-on-black police killings, that there is a dark side to American history, requiring expiation. Alongside the lofty rhetoric of the...Show More Summary

I Need a Champion

Okay, Hillary, let's get real for a second here. Because I have been fighting with myself since the day you announced. I, like many of my millennial peers, have been waiting for the day when that glass ceiling shatters. I spent a good...Show More Summary

Scott Walker Wants Less Education Spending and No Action Student Loans

This is part of an ongoing series by Credible about how the 2016 presidential candidates would affect student loans and the financing of education for students and borrowers. When Scott Walker, the Republican Governor of Wisconsin, formally...Show More Summary

How the Fed is Making the Rich Richer and Leaving You Behind

When it comes to what goes on in the marble corridors of the Federal Reserve, Americans tend to be suspicious. For different reasons, both the right and the left have challenged Fed policies aimed at bolstering the economy in the wake of the Great Recession. Show More Summary

4 Ways the House Republican Budget Hurts Students

House Republicans recently released their proposed 2016 budget, and it is cause for concern. As emphasized in recent questioning by Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI) -- which is available watch on C-SPAN -- there are four terrible budget proposals...Show More Summary

The 'Inexcusable' Assault on Workers in Wisconsin

Wisconsin - where workers have a deep and rich history of fighting for a voice on the job - is the latest state to enact a law intended to sap them of their power and strength. With Gov. Scott Walker's signature, the right-to-work scam...Show More Summary

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