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The NRA Takes Tone Deaf to a New Low

Sometimes when you're crazed, you don't realize how crazed you are. Welcome to the world of the gun corporation-owned NRA, an outlier fringe group. And so they were at it again. Less than 48 hours after a nine-year-old little girl accidentally...Show More Summary

Iraq and Syria: What if Bombing Makes Things Worse?

With more than 1,000 U.S. troops on the ground in Iraq, surveillance flights over Syria, and over 100 airstrikes launched in Iraq, it is time to start asking the hard questions about the latest U.S. military intervention in the Middle East. Show More Summary

One Bad Apple and the Soils of Injustice

First, I offer prayers of peace and healing for the family of Michael Brown. While one should not have to know what it is like to have a loved one shot and killed in order to have compassion and empathy for those who have, my familyShow More Summary

For Policy Discouraging Smoking, FDA Defies Common Sense in Weighing 'Lost Pleasure' Against Health Benefits

The ability of the Food and Drug Administration to regulate tobacco products is under threat -- from the FDA itself. Intended to ensure that federal regulations are economically defensible, an executive order mandates that agencies conduct cost-benefit analyses of proposed and final rules having an economic impact of $100 million or more. Show More Summary

Mass Urbanization Could Lead to Unprecedented Human Creativity - But Only if We Do it Right

As billions of people across the world choose to live in cities, urbanization is changing the human condition irreversibly. From small-scale, intimate societies based on subsistence economies experiencing slow change, humans are nowShow More Summary

Romney May Still Not Be the Republican Party Favorite

Headlines claimed that Americans want Romney back. But despite a recent poll touting his comeback, more evidence is needed to show that even Republicans want their losing nominee from 2012 back. Nearly a month ago, a poll showed that New Hampshire GOP voters gave Romney the nod in picking who they wanted to win in 2016. Show More Summary

The Courage To Disarm

The Ferguson tragedy, like all those that preceded it and all that will follow -- involving the trivial and panicky use of lethal force, by the police or anyone else -- stirs up questions the social status quo doesn't dare face. My sister,...Show More Summary

My Michael Brown and Ezell Ford Moment

In the past few weeks, we have seen not only the chokehold death of Eric Garner, an unarmed black man, by the NYPD, but also two publicized cases of young, unarmed African-American men who were gunned down by the police, one on the streets...Show More Summary

Unhappy 40th Birthday, ERISA: So Much for Retirement Security

The enactment of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act on September 2, 1974 was inspired by the 1963 collapse of the Studebaker Corporation, whose pension was so poorly funded that even workers with 10 years of service got a tiny pension and about a third of the workers got nothing. Show More Summary

Political Oxymorons -- the Birthplace of Brilliant

Jeanine McDonnell, daughter of former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell, says that her mother has a "mild obsession" with another man. Mild lives in detergent adverts. Obsession gets draped around designer perfume. Put the two words together however and you get something that's kind of interesting -- refined and just a little bit dirty. Show More Summary

Six Patriotic Songs for Labor Day Weekend

This year the USA celebrates the 200 th anniversary of The Star-Spangled Banner.  Francis Scott Key wrote the lyrics, inspired by the battle at Fort McHenry during the War of 1812, and it officially became the National Anthem in 1931. ...Show More Summary

Public Attitudes About Labor Unions, 1936-Today

On May 14, 1882, unionized workers in New York City held a parade and picnic, and the seeds of the Labor Day holiday were planted. About 50 years later, pollsters began asking Americans to share their opinions on unions. The results highlight how views of the labor movement have -- and haven't -- changed since the 1930s. Show More Summary

On the Holocaust (From a Speech Given in Germany on August 20)

The Holocaust causes us all to ask of ourselves the same question: What would I have done? What would I have done if I was a Jew in Berlin in 1933, when Hitler rose to power? Would I have run? Would I have sold my house, my business?...Show More Summary

Senate Needs to Ratify Nuke Test Ban Treaty

International Day Against Nuclear Tests (August 29) is a call to action for the U.S. Senate. They have some unfinished business. It's time to ratify the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (CTBT). The treaty bans all nuclear test explosions. Show More Summary

The Perfect Crime In America Is Killing An Unarmed Black Man And Claiming Self-Defense

If you've never heard of a 6'3" tall, 350 lb. black man named Eric Garner and you're only reading this article because of the title, then please take a moment to participate in a unique social experiment. One news source states Mr. Garner...Show More Summary

Libertarians and Conservatives: Opponents Not Allies

Conservatives, attempting to shore up a sinking ship, claim their ideology is inherently libertarian, instead of the obvious choice: authoritarian. In spite of such juvenile attempts the differences are obvious to objective observers. Show More Summary

#DirtyDenier$ Day 20: Senator James Inhofe

Though the winds often come sweeping down the plains in Oklahoma, they have not blown hard enough to clear away the misguided, misleading views of Senator James Inhofe. Inhofe is a top ranking Dirty Denier because of his campaign funding...Show More Summary

Looks Like The 'Burger King's' Subjects Are Royally Pissed Off

Tolstoy wrote in War and Peace that "kings are the slaves of history." And when the "king" in question depends on the patronage of happy customers for his well-being, his monarchy is also a slave to public opinion. Unfortunately forShow More Summary

When Men Lose in Politics, It's Never Their Fault

Former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's primary election loss this summer to a little-known Tea Party challenger was a shock. But the reasons given for the loss were not. After the history-making, 12-point loss, the usual rhetoric made the rounds. Show More Summary

The Myth of a Post-Racial America

The election of Barack Obama was the Lexington and Concord in the latest great battle of race in America. We are a nation at war with itself. For all of our desire to move beyond the narrow confines of many of the events of our tragic history, we cannot. Show More Summary

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