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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

Why Government Spends More Per Pupil at Elite Universities Than at Public Universities

Imagine a system of college education supported by high and growing government spending on elite private universities that mainly educate children of the wealthy and upper-middle class, and low and declining government spending on public universities that educate large numbers of children from the working class and the poor. You can stop imagining. Show More Summary

The Gender Pay Gap in McConnell's Senate Office Is 40 Percent

Recent polls suggest Kentucky Democratic Senatorial Candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes, a 35-year-old Southern woman with the shoot from the hip style of former Texas Governor Ann Richards, is beating Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. Show More Summary

'Obamaola' Virus Sweeps the Nation

Little disgusts me more than spineless politicians spewing elect-me slogans field tested to slap negativity on their opponent while laminating sugar over their own record. Both Democrats and Republicans excel at this. But for this high-stakes...Show More Summary

Tech Justice: Social Justice Emerges From the High Tech Arena

Nadeem Mazen is a co-founder of two tech and arts-based businesses and is a City Councillor in Cambridge, MA The digital divide is slowly closing, and that's good for social justice causes. A recent Pew Research study on smartphone ownership...Show More Summary

White Fragility and White Violence in America

In 1900, W. E. B. Du Bois declared that "the problem of the 20th century" would be "the problem of the color line." His prediction turns out to be just as true for our 21st century. Black men and women in contemporary America are judged not by the content of their character, but by the color of their skin. Show More Summary

A new turn on priestly sex abuse

Attorney Jeff Anderson (center) surrounded by clergy sex abuse survivor advocates (left) and clergy (right) A historic turn in the international battle against sexual abuse by priests may have begun today in Saint Paul, Minnesota. For...Show More Summary

The Age of Vulnerability

NEW YORK -- Two new studies show, once again, the magnitude of the inequality problem plaguing the United States. The first, the U.S. Census Bureau's annual income and poverty report, shows that, despite the economy's supposed recovery from the Great Recession, ordinary Americans' incomes continue to stagnate. Show More Summary

Thank you, Mr. Satya Nadella, for telling us what you really think.

This week Satya Nadella, Microsoft's chief executive, shared what he really thought about gender equality, saying that women shouldn't ask for raises. Instead, Nadella suggested, women should have "faith in the system" and rely on "karma" to get equal pay for equal work. Show More Summary

Does This Schwab Charity Satisfy the IRS Perfume Test?

Should a tax exempt charity under the Internal Revenue Code retain its charitable status if it does business with an individual notorious for staggering corruption and the cold-blooded assassination of anyone who tries to hold him to account? The question is not academic. Show More Summary

Assessing the Pervasiveness of Sexual Assault on College Campuses: The Importance of Data

The past year has brought intense scrutiny of colleges and universities over the issue of sexual assault on campus, particularly since the White House issued a report last January that included an alarming statistic: 1 in 5 women are sexually assaulted while in college. Show More Summary

The Food Movement Dilemma: Affordable to All

By Heidi Legg There is something a foot in the food movement beyond locally sourced goat cheese and CSA shares being snapped up by eager families in America looking for real food. Some who have long been championing these small batch producers are focussing on how we solve the large web of food production for everyone. Show More Summary

Leon Panetta's Book, Barack Obama's Plight, and the Shreds of Statesmanship

President Barack Obama's got a lot of problems, some of his making, many not. His popularity is down. Democratic control of the U.S. Senate is teetering, and nobody wants him campaigning with them. His new war against ISIS isn't going well. Show More Summary

Who Should the Democrats Support in South Dakota? The Democrat

There is some chatter amongst some DC Democrats that it really doesn't matter in the South Dakota Senate race which of the 2 candidates running against Republican Mike Rounds beats him. According to this logic, Pressler has said he voted...Show More Summary

The Fight Beyond Marriage Equality

The following was written Friday, October 10, shortly after North Carolina became the 27th state to gain marriage equality. Marriage equality, finally, has come to North Carolina. I remember where I was a little over two years ago when...Show More Summary

Oregon Drug Summit "Intentionally Planned" Around Marijuana Legalization

On October 1-3, Kevin Sabet toured Oregon delivering a PowerPoint presentation called "Marijuana and our Youth." This was part of the Oregon Marijuana Education Summit & Tour happening just two weeks prior to the mailing of ballots for...Show More Summary

Don't Settle For A Sad 8%

In what other part of our society would we accept 8% approval without demanding change - change that we control? Republicans are working overtime to prevent young people and minorities from voting. They have worked hard to control women's healthcare needs. Show More Summary

# 7 Dispirited Liberal America

Summary: In Liberal America these days, one encounters a good deal of hopelessness about the future of our country. Why the hopelessness? The difficult circumstances certainly play a part. But they are not answer enough. Hopelessness is also a sign of disconnection from the realm of the spirit. Show More Summary

The United States Is Number 1 -- But in What?

American politicians are fond of telling their audiences that the United States is the greatest country in the world. Is there any evidence for this claim? Well, yes. When it comes to violence and preparations for violence, the United States is, indeed, No. Show More Summary

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