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For Maryland's New Governor, Some Old Business

Many visitors to Maryland's historic Old State House are eager to see the Senate Chamber where Gen. George Washington resigned his commission to the Congress, meeting there in December, 1783. There are, as well, many other significant...Show More Summary

A Blueprint for Middle-Class Economics

America's resurgence is real. With a growing economy, shrinking deficits, bustling industry, and booming energy production, we have risen from recession freer to write our own future than any other nation on Earth. Now we have to choose what we want that future to look like. Show More Summary

Europe's New Frontier: From Social Democracy to Governance That Fits

The so-called experts have said it over and over again: Homegrown radical Islam is a result of the failure of the Muslim community to integrate into their adopted home countries. This seems to be a valid assessment on the causes of the...Show More Summary

Speaker Boehner, Cancel Netanyahu's Address to Congress

For the sake of diplomacy, peace, and respect for our ally Israel, to say nothing of stability in the Middle East, Speaker Boehner must cancel the joint session of Congress with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu. If he does not, I will...Show More Summary

Scowcroft and Brzezinski's Five Most Interesting Ideas

Co-authored by Joe Cirincione, President of the Ploughshares Fund and author of Nuclear Nightmares. You're busy. So you didn't have time to watch last week's Senate Armed Services Committee hearing when former national security advisors Brent Scowcroft and Zbigniew Brzezinski reviewed the state of the world over two riveting hours. Show More Summary

At Selma and Around the World, Pete Seeger Brought Us Closer Together

Pete Seeger with Martin Luther King, Charis Horton, Rosa Parks, and Ralph Abernathy at the Highlander Folk School, a Tennessee training center for activists, in 1957; Seeger (with wife Toshi) at the Selma-to-Montgomery march in 1965;...Show More Summary

Radical Islamists? Fear the Radical Christians Too

Lately we've been awash in a debate over the term "radical Islamist." Should we use it or not? For my money the answer is yes. In addition to savage beheadings and mass shootings, they want to send women back to the stone age. But as...Show More Summary

The Multi-Ring Republican Nomination Circus

The 2016 presidential election cycle is already underway. Whether you are delighted or horrified at the prospect, the race is indeed now on. While it might seem impossibly far in the future, consider that the Iowa caucuses are only a year away. Show More Summary

Criminalizing Victims: How the Punishment Economy Failed Marissa Alexander

On the day that domestic violence survivor Marissa Alexander fired a warning shot at her abusive estranged husband Rico Gray, he assaulted her and threatened to kill her. Despite the shot causing no injuries, Alexander was initiallyShow More Summary

How to End Child Poverty for 60 Percent of Poor Children and 72 Percent of All Poor Black Children Today

Poverty hurts children and our nation’s future. This stark statement is backed by years of scientific research and the more we learn about the brain and its development the more devastatingly true we know this to be. Childhood poverty can and does scar children for life. Show More Summary

My Husband and I Disagree About Politics and It Enrages Me

Sleeping With The Enemy writes, My husband and I have VERY different views on anything vaguely resembling politics (tea party conservative and social justice progressive, so you can imagine this touches on many topics). We have a hard time finding middle ground and every discussion ends up with us frustrated and angry. Show More Summary

Does Globalization Cause War?

The argument that globalization does not necessarily lead to peace is a pretty easy one to make, the usual example being that German-British trade was going brilliantly right up to World War I. Arguing that globalization leads to war is an altogether different enterprise. Show More Summary

Texas Sending Man to Death Chamber on Thursday Based on 'Of Mice and Men'

According to Thomas Steinbeck, his Nobel-winning father, John Steinbeck, would turn in his grave if he knew his fictional character, Lennie Small, helped Texas courts decide who qualifies for the death penalty. Lennie, from Of Mice and Men, is an enormous, ungainly, mentally defective man who loves to pet dead mice. Show More Summary

Did Obama's India Visit Revive the 'Asian Arc of Democracy' Strategy Against China?

NEW DELHI -- The actual outcome of the recently concluded high profile visit of President Obama to India is wrapped in noise, hype and optics. In the early part of the last decade, the two countries had begun emerging from the Cold War hangover of mutual suspicion. Show More Summary

The 529 Microcosm: A Revealing Political Train Wreck with Regard to an Inefficient Tax Break

This little train wreck over the White House's proposal and then retraction of a plan to cut back on a wasteful yet beloved tax benefit is highly instructive. It's a clear example of how much hot air there is in these fiscal debates,...Show More Summary

The Big Blow of January 2015

Did you happen to notice any pigs gathering sticks last summer? Woodpeckers sharing a tree? Raccoons with thicker tales and broader bands than usual? The halo around the moon last weekend? Perhaps not, unless you're an astute natureShow More Summary

Michigan's Right-Wing Crusader

In a column that ran in the Detroit Free Press on Monday morning, Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette laid out a weak and hypocritical argument regarding his opposition to marriage equality in Michigan. He also -- most likely inadvertently...Show More Summary

Fox News: Your Apology Won't Do

One of history's most deceptive, barbaric, and inhumane dictators once said, "Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it." While Fox News has apologized for their "no-go zones" claim, the after-effects of their repeated lie are far from over. Show More Summary

Making Progress on Veterans' Suicide Prevention Bill

What a difference a few weeks makes. An important suicide prevention bill for veterans, derailed at the end of the last Congress, is back on the fast track. The Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans (SAV) Act was unanimously...Show More Summary

Republican Hypocrisy in the Texas Senate

Republicans continually make the case that the harder it is to pass legislation, the better. That is why the power to filibuster -- a super majority in the U.S. Senate -- is required to squash debate on an issue. The idea behind this is to slow down the growth and power of government and to protect the rights of minority views. Show More Summary

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