While Democrats took a beating in last week's election, progressives should be wary of writing off the party's path towards building political power by building a diverse coalition that reflects the changing face of America. In particular,...Show More Summary
At one point, before he became the Executive Director of the Secular Coalition for America in 2009 (a position he held for two years), Sean Faircloth (below) was a state legislator from Maine, serving five terms in the House (1992-1994; 2002-2008) and Senate (1994-1996). Show More Summary
The Root Left of Black host Mark Anthony Neal is joined in the studio by Daryl Atkinson to talk about mass incarceration's impact on America. Atkinson is a senior staff attorney at the Southern Coalition for Social Justice.
Contrary to some ominous predictions about opposition to ISIS launching World War III, international support for American intervention is actually shrinking, not growing: Reason has created a map that shows diminishing international partnership for American wars in Iraq. Show More Summary
It’s time for guest posts! Today, Dr. Elaine C. Kamarck of the RATE Coalition tackles corporate inversions.
When the Secular Coalition for America decided to create election "scorecards" several years ago, there was some internal discussion about whether that was a good or bad idea because we didn't want our reputation (the "atheist lobby") to hurt candidates who supported our values. Show More Summary
ISIS and al Qaeda may be considering a truce. If reports that Qatar, a member of President Obama’s coalition to thwart Islamic State militants, is truly brokering such an agreement, could terrorism threats against America increase? Qatar...Show More Summary
Coalition of the reluctant.
The president praised the five Arab nations that joined in airstrikes against extremists in Syria and said it should be clear that there are "no safe havens" for those who threaten America.
The Secular Coalition for America is releasing Congressional report cards in advance of the upcoming midterm elections. They're going alphabetically state-by-state and there are a hell of a lot of Fs floating around: That's for Sen. Jeff Sessions, but he's not the only candidate receive failing grades down the line.
Barack Obama announced his new strategy for ISIL on 9/10: “So tonight, with a new Iraqi government in place, and following consultation with allies abroad and Congress at home, I can announce that America will lead a broad coalition to roll back this terrorist threat.” – The coalition partners are important because our efforts “will […]
America's top diplomatic and defence leaders urge 10 Western nations to help pursue the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.
Remember how the Secular Coalition for America was encouraging people to #KnitABrick in response to the awful Hobby Lobby Supreme Court ruling?Turns out they got a few submissions:
Schools in America are more toxic than ever. Luckily, there are groups like Malibu Unites - a coalition of concerned parents, teachers, community members, scientists, public figures and environmental groups from across the U.S. who are fed up with toxic schools.
When Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) spoke at last month's Secular Coalition for America Lobby Day event, he talked about the problem of science denialism. You can see video of that at the 9:59 mark of the video below:
This August, The Times Square Advertising Coalition (TSAC) and Times Square Arts, in collaboration with the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, present a reenactment of Alfredo Jaar?s iconic 1987 intervention in Times Square, A Logo for America. Show More Summary
What was your reaction to the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby ruling? The staffers at the Secular Coalition for America were angry, but they know that anger alone won't change anything. They opted instead to create a visual that might stick...Show More Summary
At the Secular Coalition for America's Lobby Day, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) was one of the featured speakers and video of his talk is now online:
On June 20, the California High Speed Rail Authority and Amtrak canceled their joint manufacturing plan for 43 modern high speed trains, concluding that the needs of the two transit agencies were too different to be addressed in a single contract.
At the Secular Coalition for America's Lobby Day last week, Rep. Rush Holt (D-NJ) was one of the featured speakers and video of his talk is now online: