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Why Greeks Might Accept More Austerity in Sunday's Vote

BRUSSELS -- Countries plagued by a history of large deficits, high inflation and economic stagnation often look for external anchors. Pegging the exchange rate to the currency of a stable partner is one way to do it. But experience has shown that these "hard pegs" can quickly become a source of trouble when they are no longer credible. Show More Summary

Our Founding Fathers: The Original Entrepreneurs

As we approach the celebration of the Fourth of July, I have been thinking a lot about the history of the United States and where we are today and what might help us move forward. Our country is struggling -- in many different ways --...Show More Summary

The President's Schizophrenia on the Working Class

Co-authored with Matthew Shudtz President Obama's approval rating is up to 50 percent for the first time in two years after a stellar period of national reconciliation and the safeguarding of Obamacare, his signature, and truly momentous, achievement. Show More Summary

Watch a Comedian Mow Down Every Stupid Gun Rights Argument You've Ever Heard

When it comes to articulating a rationale for gun safety laws, even the oratory skills of President Obama seem to come up short. Leave it, instead, to a comedian, Australian stand-up Jim Jeffries. His hilarious, but easy to understand arguments slay the Second amendment. Show More Summary

The President's Schizophrenia on the Working Class

Co-authored with Matthew Shudtz President Obama's approval rating is up to 50 percent for the first time in two years after a stellar period of national reconciliation and the safeguarding of Obamacare, his signature, and truly momentous, achievement. Show More Summary

This Is What We Fought For

The 2008 theme of Senator Barack Obama's presidential campaign was summed up with the word "change." As a field operative for his campaign in the state of Florida, it was essential we bought into the premise with all of the doe-eyed naiveté that early-to-mid twenty year olds could muster. Show More Summary

On Washington's Watch

High-ranking Colombian Army commanders bear responsibility for hundreds of civilian killings committed by troops under their command, according to a scathing report released by Human Rights Watch (HRW) last week, On Their Watch. Colombian prosecutors are investigating nearly 4,500 such killings. Show More Summary

If the Presidential Election Were Held Tomorrow, I'd Shoot Myself

The most amazing thing happened yesterday. I ran into a registered Republican who was not running for president. In case you've just joined us, the Democratic nomination appears to be sewn up by the scandal-surfing Hillary Clinton. The...Show More Summary

Skip -- More Than Sara Jane's Brother -- My Friend

I lost a friend this week. Well, I call him a friend, although we had an unusual relationship. In large part, he began as a source for my book, Taking Aim at The President: The Remarkable Story of The Woman Who Shot at Gerald Ford. The...Show More Summary

The Pot Plank on the Presidential Platform

The Marijuana Policy Project came out with its report card for 22 presidential candidates and hopefuls and the headline is that no one is sticking their neck out very far when it comes to the legalization of marijuana or the loosening of federal pot laws. Show More Summary

The End of the European Canon

Greece isn't Cuba, and Merkel is not Hitler. European rules aren't written in stone like the Commandments, and the Euro is not the tool that will dismantle an entire continent. The art of politics has always been partly about simplification,...Show More Summary

Same Sex Marriage and Its Discontents

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Bridgegate Scandal Disqualifies Chris Christie for President

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie just announced his 2016 presidential candidacy and slimed us with his campaign slogan of "telling it like it is." So let's tell it like it is, shall we? The truth is that Chris Christie is a mean-spirited...Show More Summary

Louisiana Would Rather Vote for a (Mud)Bug Than Bobby Jindal

Louisiana governor turned dead-last Presidential hopeful, Bobby Jindal, has had a tough week on social media. First he was eviscerated in a twitter AMA turned troll feeding frenzy, and now he's facing harsh criticism from a long standing...Show More Summary

Dear Media: ISIS Is Neither Winning nor Losing Despite Sinai and Other Attacks It Claimed

TEL AVIV - As we pass the one-year anniversary since the announcement of ISIS's so-called "caliphate" demanding the allegiance of the world's Muslims and ultimately sovereignty over the entire world, much of the commentary has been far too ephemeral. Show More Summary

Putting Disadvantaged Americans Back to Work is the American Thing to do

July 2, just two days before the anniversary of our nation's independence, is "Buy Made in the USA" Day. During this most patriotic of American weeks, we should be celebrating the American dream -- that idea that with a little hard work, anyone can build a solid, middle-class lifestyle for themselves and their family. Show More Summary

Putting the TPP in Perspective

After a bruising political battle, Congress has passed Trade Promotion Authority legislation, which sets out a framework for President Obama to negotiate trade agreements and have Congress vote yes or no on them, without any amendments. Show More Summary

Taking Down White Supremacy

The #BlackLivesMatter movement has brought the ever-present reality of racial injustice to the surface of the American conversation, which is fragmented and distracted while waves of social media posts drown out the conversation itself. Show More Summary

VIDEO: 3 Reasons Public Support for Marriage Equality Grew so Fast

When the Supreme Court struck down interracial marriage bans in 1967, only about 20% of the country supported interracial marriage. It wasn't until 30 years later -- in the mid-'90s -- that support climbed over 50%. So, why did it take...Show More Summary

Greece Deserves Better

On Monday night, June 22, at Europe's highest political level, a predominately technocratic attitude lingered on weighing upon the anxiously awaited august summit of the European leaders in Brussels. Urgently brought together, purportedly...Show More Summary

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