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From the Cities a Progressive Movement Will Rise

Progressives have been getting their asses kicked by conservatives, and it's not pretty. The next few election cycles are going to matter a great deal, and if we don't pull ourselves together we are only going to face more losses atShow More Summary

Why Thanking God is Hurtful

We Americans have much to be grateful for: a stable country, a democratic political process, a proud history of scientific progress, and a tradition of standing up for those who need defending, even if we are occasionally slow to rise...Show More Summary

The Next Phase of the Koch Brothers' War on Unions

Christmas came early for the less than a quarter of 1 percent of Americans who donate to political campaigns or committees. In a rare display of inter-party harmony, Republicans and Democrats agreed to a provision, slipped into the Senate's...Show More Summary

Is 53 Yrs Long Enough To Conclude Our Cuba Policy Has Failed?

Is 53 Years Long Enough To Conclude That Our Cuba Policy Has Failed? By Patrick Leahy On December 17th, President Obama and President Raul Castro made history. After 53 years of animosity rooted in the Cold War, they finally put ourShow More Summary

ISIS Versus The Belly Dancer Show

Every morning before I get out of bed to get my morning coffee and start my day, I grab my phone to check the news and see what has happened worldwide while I was asleep. As an Egyptian-American, I consider myself very lucky. My social media news feed is both informative and entertaining. Show More Summary

Bernie Goetz "The Subway Gunman" 30 Years Later

Thirty years ago today the inviolate right to self-defense and the battle over firearm civil liberties were joined in one of the unlikeliest of battle zones -- New York City. Riding a southbound express train in lower Manhattan, a slight...Show More Summary

How CIA Torture Didn't Prevent an Attack on Heathrow

Nine years ago today CIA Director Porter Goss wrote to senior U.S. intelligence officers assuring them that the agency's torture interrogations "produced intelligence that allowed the U.S... to disrupt attacks such as 911-style attacks planned for... Show More Summary

Put Patients Over Profits: An Open Letter to the Council on Foreign Relations

The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) recently released their first report on a health issue, highlighting the devastation caused by the world's leading killers: non-communicable diseases (NCDs). These include cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes and chronic lung disease. NCDs profoundly affect our lives in countries like the United States. Show More Summary

The Doctors Shortage, a Crisis Within a Crisis

Talk to almost anyone in the medical profession and you'll hear the same concern: the current doctors shortage -- a subject in the news a lot these days -- is a crisis that's only going to get worse. At the moment, the United StatesShow More Summary

CNBC's Jim Cramer: Make Money, Don't Moralize

'Tis the season, like almost every season, for financial growth and profits that trump moral merit. But can there be peace on earth without financial justice, truth and goodwill toward all who live responsibly? On December 18th, 2014,...Show More Summary

It's Time for the US to Reconsider its Relationship With Egypt

In light of the ongoing turmoil in the Middle East with no end on sight, what is one to make out of the contradictory relationship between the United States and Egypt. Of interest, is the latest decision by the Egyptian government to deny entry to a former U.S. Show More Summary

Mr. Jim Morrison. The Social And Political Visionary

How much do we know today about the life of Jim Morrison, one of the global music industry's most iconic artists who died forty-three years ago? Morrison was, and is, for most rock music fans one of the biggest sex symbols of his time. Show More Summary

A Progressive Populism That Works

There is a lot of talk in Democratic party circles about populism (which among Democrats is generally of a more progressive nature) vs centrism. All three terms -- progressive, populism, and centrism -- are thrown around way too loosely by pundits who rarely know what they are talking about. Show More Summary

An Oklahoma Veteran's Open Letter to Senator Coburn

Dear Senator Coburn, As a veteran I find it is highly disingenuous of you to block the Clay Hunt Act because it doesn't have offset costs. As a veteran who lives in eastern Oklahoma and is a proud Oklahoman I find it despicable, dishonorable, and thoroughly against the values of everyday Oklahomans. Show More Summary

The Christmas Hope: A To-Do List for a Better World

As a child, my Christmas wish list came right out of the Sears and Roebuck catalogue--toys, board games, bikes, action figures, etc. My parents, like so many in their day, belonged to the working-class poor, so while I never lacked for the necessities of life, many of the items on my wish list never came to be. Show More Summary

A Movement of Love and for Non-Violence

Like all of us at Demos, I read the news of the killings of two NYPD officers and the attempted killing of a Baltimore woman with a feeling of horror. In a society so riddled with violence, access to guns and mental illness collide all too often in America, and in fact, every day a woman is attacked by a partner or estranged partner. Show More Summary

A Fixable Problem for Our Society

There is no society that can survive without the rule of law, and the danger to the rule of law comes just as much through no cops at all as it does from bad cops. The answer to America's woes is not an actual or psychological war against all cops because of the criminals among them. Show More Summary

Some Current Events in Egypt

The New York Times recently carried an interesting report stating that well-known American scholar Michele Dunne of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace was recently denied entry into Egypt. Ms. Dunne had travelled to Cairo...Show More Summary

Happy Days Are Here Again

In 1936, Franklin D. Roosevelt ran for a second term and, just like four years earlier, the campaign featured the song, "Happy Days Are Here Again." In 1936, the unemployment rate in this country was 16.9 percent. How did FDR dare trumpet...Show More Summary

At Christmas, I Am Grateful for Good Leadership

The holiday season encourages me to reflect on the significant events in our family. A new marriage, a baby born, new projects and initiatives launched, and in my case, the outstanding achievements of my brother, New York's Governor Andrew Cuomo. Show More Summary

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