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The Worst Problem In American Politics?

Caption: Image of hands tearing paper with word "ir-rational" (Ikinja, gawker media) This article first appeared on the blog of Intentional Insights, a nonprofit organization that empowers people to refine and reach their goals by providing research-based content to help improve thinking, feeling, and behavior patterns. Written by Dr. Show More Summary

Progress From Here: Kindness, The Missing Piece

Make no mistake, I harbor the same fear and anger as others among the popular vote majority. But, it's done, and the unavoidable civil war is upon us; it would be in our midst regardless of the result. The issues presented are not new; they've percolated since our origin, fanned over eight years of short sighted gains. Show More Summary

Are Trump Protests Occuring in the Bedroom?

One thing we have learned over the past two weeks, post-election, is that our country remains deeply divided. Hillary won the popular vote but Trump won the Electoral College and became the new U.S. President-Elect. Liberal and conservative posts and memes are dominating most people's Facebook and Twitter feeds. Show More Summary

The Politics Of Identity -- Blessing Or Curse?

This week's New York Times Sunday Review includes a piece by Columbia Professor Mark Lilla titled, The End of Identity Liberalism. Therein he argues that a "fixation" on diversity has "... distorted liberalism's message and prevented...Show More Summary

Trump's White House Counsel Is Like Kryptonite To Campaign Finance Reform

When Hillary Clinton lost the Electoral College, most post-mortems faulted Democrats for failing to empathize with the anger and abandonment that non-coastal Americans were feeling. But last week, when Donald Trump sucked up to the (previously...Show More Summary

My Holiday Wish Is For Hillary To Put Country First

Recent reports of a pending vote recount in several states leave me with great concern about a holiday season and ensuing presidential term marred by needless controversy and a badly compromised position in the world. Nothing positive...Show More Summary

Will Hillary Cave on the Recounts While Jill Stein Saves the Day?

Will Hillary Cave on the Recounts While Jill Stein Saves the Day? by Bob Fitrakis & Harvey Wasserman Hillary Clinton's victory in the 2016 presidential popular vote count keeps climbing. According to the New York Times ( http://www.Show More Summary

Democrats, Avoid The Deficit Trap

"Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me." How about three times? The Democrats have responded to Republican criticism that they are burdening future generations with debt by making great effort to reduce deficits; this often entailed capping social expenditures. Show More Summary

Colin Kaepernick Is A Punk Who Needs To Be Silenced

It's time for Colin Kaepernick to be silenced! When Kaepernick first started his protest of the National Anthem at professional football games to bring attention to black oppression, like many of my fellow Americans I was outraged and saddened. Show More Summary

It's Not Me, It's You: My Break Up With China

By Lloyd Kaufman, President of Troma Entertainment and Creator of The Toxic Avenger, with Taylor Sprow "Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned, nor hell a fury like an independent filmmaker scorned." --William Congreve (sort of) Ni...Show More Summary

Constitutional Wall Will Block Trump's Deportation Ambitions

A constitutional wall will block President-elect Donald Trump's mean-spirited ambition to swiftly deport up to three million undocumented immigrants. The Constitution protects states or localities from commandeering by the federal government to enforce federal statutes, including immigration laws. Show More Summary

Sorry, But Pelosi's Fundraising Won't Save The Democrats

Back in the Tea Party wave of 2010, I ran for Congress in a red district in Virginia. (My timing was spectacular!) That was a time of a populist backlash against President Obama and townhall screaming matches over Obamacare. The president’s approval ratings sank accordingly. Show More Summary

On The Ground Of Standing Rock

The day after Thanksgiving, the Army Corps of Engineers gave an eviction notice, December 5, 2016, to the largest gathering of Native Americans and supporters in recorded history. Concerns for escalated violence are high. On Sunday,Show More Summary

Did the Army Corps Just Blink On Its Eviction Notice for Standing Rock?

Late Sunday, the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) modified its original statement, and after consultation with tribal leaders, issued a new statement saying it has no intention of forcibly removing occupants of the Oceti Sakowin Camp...Show More Summary

Something Besides Trump’s Hands That Is Way Too Small

It’s exciting to see some pundits recognizing that Trump won partly because people thought he had big plans to rebuild the economy. And some are asking: is there any chance the Democrats can counter with their own big plans? But Trump’s “big” plans for the economy?—?on top of being really vague?—?are actually pretty small. Show More Summary

The Republican Assault On The Integrity Of The Supreme Court

Since 1973, I have been a professor of constitutional law. The Supreme Court is at the very center of my professional life. I served as a law clerk to Justice William J. Brennan, Jr.; I am co-author of one of the nation’s leading constitutional...Show More Summary

Trump First Offered Jerry Falwell, Jr. U.S. Secretary Of Education Job

The Associated Press reported the following on November 26, 2016: RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. says President elect-Donald Trump offered him the job of education secretary, but that he turned it down for personal reasons. Show More Summary

Picking An American Muslim For The Trump Cabinet

It will be a stroke of genius for President-Elect Donald Trump to pick an American Muslim for his cabinet. This move will be a great gesture for connecting with 56 Muslim countries of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, over 1.5...Show More Summary

This Is What Democratic Rollback Looks Like

During the raft of protests following Donald Trump's election victory, one of the frequent chants was "this is what democracy looks like." Protesters chanting that were correct to remind us of the centrality of freedom of speech and assembly to any meaningful notion of democracy. Show More Summary

Trump Moves To Destroy Public Education

In the last two weeks Donald Trump has backtracked, charmed, fudged, modified, and hedged on positions he took during his campaign for president. Some critics, like the New York Times, even start to hope a Trump presidency might not be as bad as they initially feared. Show More Summary

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