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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

The Hiroshima Cover-up (Part III): When Harry Truman Censored MGM's Epic on The Bomb

In Part I and Part II of this series we probed the U.S. suppression, for decades, of historic and revealing film footage, shot by the Japanese and my an elite U.S. Army unit, of the aftermath of the use of atomic bombs on two Japanese cities in 1945. Show More Summary

Stories of Work: Sí, se puede

Each year, from September 15 to October 15, we observe National Hispanic Heritage Month and celebrate the Latino culture and the contributions of Americans whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and SouthShow More Summary

The Movie The Algerian Is an Important Call for Sorely Needed Cultural Dialogue

With ISIS dominating the headlines with their vicious, Dark Age brand of extremism, arguments over "boots on the ground" and unhinged declarations about all of us all getting "killed back here at home!" by supposed Serious People talking...Show More Summary

Do Well by Doing Good

We live in a world where we're pressed for time and inspiration. This month The Creative Coalition is proud to debut The Art of Discovery, sponsored by Renaissance Hotels and published by Rizzoli New York. The book was created to inspire discovery and boost support for America's community arts organizations. Show More Summary

Putting Implicit Racial Bias to the Test

There have been too many police shootings this summer that have left black men dead or injured and our nation questioning the state of race relations. There was Michael Brown, the teen killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, in August. Show More Summary

The Five Percent Rule

I call it the Five Percent Rule, and it goes like this: Ninety-five percent of everything is unimportant baloney, crap that we humans use to torture ourselves and each other. Neckties. Eye shadow. Funny hats. Hair length. Only five percent of what we deal with is true and important and lasting. Show More Summary

This Message from Hillary Clinton Could Win the Senate

Former Secretary of State, former Senator and former First Lady Hillary Clinton has an awesome message she can deliver to voters in Senate races across the country. It is simple, and it could win the Senate. (Let's stop talking about...Show More Summary

Republican Right Embraces Its Long, Hypocritical Tradition of Pandering to Fear

They're back. Like the fourth sequel to a bad horror movie, the Republican Right has once again chosen to embrace its long ignoble, hypocritical tradition of pandering to - and stoking -- fear. As the election nears, their ads are filled...Show More Summary

The Geopolitics of Oil Promotes Islamic Fundamentalism. Ben Affleck's Political Correctness Doesn't. Tell Sam Harris.

"But what about the billions in weapons we give to Saudi Arabia, the most extreme example of everything Sam Harris advocates against, doesn't this undermine..." Straw Man! Non Sequitur! If those are your first impressions of the headline,...Show More Summary

James Risen's New Book: Exposing the "War on Terror"

No single review or interview can do justice to "Pay Any Price" -- the new book by James Risen that is the antithesis of what routinely passes for journalism about the "war on terror." Instead of evasive tunnel vision, the book offers...Show More Summary

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