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Why Americans View a Growing Economy With Growing Unrest

The stock market recently hit record highs, unemployment has dropped significantly in the last few years, and GDP growth has been strong lately, so do Americans react to this seeming economic "boom" by singing the song from the LegoShow More Summary

Profiles In Cowardice

The United States Congress is currently abdicating one of its most solemn duties: declaring when America is at war, and with whom. This is nothing short of disgraceful, and every member of Congress who didn't actively push their leadership to hold a vote should be ashamed of themselves right now. Show More Summary

GOP Continues to Blow Off Rule About Not Criticizing the President During Wartime

The biggest news of the past 10 days: President Obama launched the first sorties into Syria, targeting ISIS terrorists. Within 24 hours, however, Republicans everywhere decided to turn an awkward salute into a near-impeachable crimeShow More Summary

Towards a Socialist America

"America can do better than capitalism". Richard Wolff declared these words at Riverside Church on January 22, 2012. His affirmation surfaced the sentiments that many Americans harbor. I suspect that we submerge our discontent for many reasons. Show More Summary

How Climate Change Helped ISIS

As the Obama administration undertakes a highly public, multilateral campaign to degrade and destroy the militant jihadists known as ISIS, ISIL and the Islamic State, many in the West remain unaware that climate played a significant role in the rise of Syria's extremists. Show More Summary


Reading Matt Bai's recent article about Gary Hart in the New York Times Magazine (Sunday, September 21, 2014) brought to mind how the rash, naughty-boy action of a mindless moment could alter the course of history. Back in April, 1987, Hart had a commanding, quite possibly insuperable lead in that year's presidential race. Show More Summary

Google Chairman Eric Schmidt and the Chamber of Climate Liars

"We should not be aligned with such people. They are just literally lying." That's what Google Chairman Eric Schmidt said in a recent interview with NPR's Diane Rehm about the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), an infamous...Show More Summary

All Eyes Turn to the U.S. Supreme Court

Today the United States Supreme Court is scheduled to discuss seven petitions from five different states urging it to decide on the constitutionality of state laws excluding same-sex couples from marriage on a nationwide basis. The Supreme Court has complete discretion over whether or not to take a case. Show More Summary

China Leapfrogs Ahead Into the Green Industrial Revolution

The New Financial Approach China now leads Asia as it has combined its societal (environmental, health, climate and natural resources etc.) concerns with capitalism into "social capitalism." Economics can be a science only when it becomes qualitative as well as quantitative. Show More Summary

Indian PM Visit, Election, Energizes Indian-American Youth

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been called many things, among them a reformer, visionary, catalyst for a new Indian era, and even a saint. He has been featured on the covers of numerous American magazines, closely followed by the global media and satirized by the likes of Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart. Show More Summary

Can China and America Create a '100 Year Peace' Out of Today's Global Chaos?

PARIS -- Two hundred years ago, on September 25, 1814, Russia's Czar Alexander I and Friedrich Wilhelm III, the King of Prussia, were greeted at the gates of Vienna by Austria's Emperor Franz I. The start of the Congress of Vienna ushered in the longest period of peace Europe had known for centuries. Show More Summary

Hearts and Minds

It's Tuesday, September 2, 12:30AM, and I'm on the phone with Islamabad. A Pakistani accent answers: "US Embassy, how may I direct your call?" "Hello, yes, I have a constituent whose daughter is in Panjpar and --." Click. I've been transferred before finishing my sentence. Show More Summary

District Attorney Intimidates Oregon Citizen Seeking Open Records

Clatsop County District Attorney Josh Marquis of Astoria, Oregon, is none too happy about citizens like me poking around in his public records.  Now DA Marquis, the de facto spokesperson for law enforcement's opposition to Oregon's Measure...Show More Summary

Mikey Weinstein Makes Students at Patrick Henry College Think -- School Deletes Video

On Friday, September 26, Mikey Weinstein, founder and president of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF), appeared at a very unlikely venue -- Patrick Henry College (PHC). For those unfamiliar with this institution of higher...Show More Summary

Democrats, Don't Take Latinos for Granted

Officially, she's not running, but no one at the Harkin Steak Fry in Iowa on Sunday, September 14th, had any doubt that Hillary Clinton's campaign for President of the United States had already begun (why else would anyone go to Iowa?). Show More Summary

Time to Blow the Whistle on Sports TV Blackouts

For years, sports fans have griped about TV blackouts of local games. The National Football League has a long-standing policy that can stop you from seeing your home team play on your local TV station if the home stadium fails to sell...Show More Summary

I'm a Values Voter, And Why You Are Too

How do you choose which candidate to vote for? I'll bet you go into the booth, earnestly scratch your head, and muse: "Now which of these candidates do I most fervently disagree with? Ah -- yes -- this guy or gal -- they really upset...Show More Summary

We Need Another Eric Holder

The reality of Blacks living daily fearful of an overwhelmingly white police force has not gone away. Fear of black people by white police has not gone away. Calling such things "unrest," would mean all we need in the Attorney General's office is someone who is calm. Show More Summary

The Silent Reason You're Not Hearing More From American Muslims

The weekend before last, my parents and a few old friends met for after-dinner tea. This is their tradition, something they've done innumerable times since moving to the U.S. from Bangladesh in the '70s and '80s. And as usual, the conversation...Show More Summary

Watch: America's New War in the Middle East

Previously published on As Congress skipped town and avoided a vote on war, President Obama announced this week that the US was taking the lead in bombing jihadists in Iraq and Syria, opening what is being widely interpreted...Show More Summary

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