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‘The Righteous Mind’ – Understanding conservatives and liberals

Social psychologist Jonathan Haidt has cracked the code on why it’s so hard for liberals and conservatives to find common …

July 23rd, 2015 |  

When children hurt, schools can help

Nobody should lose out on a good education because of a bad experience. What happens when children witness violence? It’s …

July 23rd, 2015 |  

Second chances are as American as baseball

Just as Pete Rose belongs in the Hall of Fame, non-violent drug offenders belong at home with their families. I …

July 23rd, 2015 |  

Correcting unfair sentencing laws

The government should stop locking up nonviolent drug offenders for decades. In becoming the first president ever to visit a …

July 21st, 2015 updated: July 21st, 2015. |  

Larry Flynt’s endorsement of Hillary Clinton: No Laughing Matter

“I’m endorsing Hillary Clinton for president.” So declared Larry Flynt, founder of the Hustler magazine empire that has made millions …

July 21st, 2015 |  

Poor-Shaming 2.0

Republicans want to humiliate low-income households that qualify for aid to access the Internet. Being poor means a life of …

July 21st, 2015 |  

Subsidizing the idle rich while poor kids go hungry

Politicians are slashing taxes for folks who dine on caviar while making it harder for the needy to put food …

July 16th, 2015 |  

State of the nation

In public addresses, President Obama assures the American people that the U.S. military command is greater than any other in …

July 16th, 2015 |  

The arc of justice bends like a rainbow

The Supreme Court’s marriage equality ruling came out of a powerful struggle for LGBT rights. Until 2010, CBS television’s daytime …

July 16th, 2015 |  

Unhappy Meals

McDonald’s is floundering. There’s no other way to say it. The global fast food chain has experienced declining U.S. sales …

July 9th, 2015 |  

Why won’t Greece take a deal?

Greece is in dire straits. As a Greek American, it hurts to watch. Without emergency loans from its European partners, …

July 9th, 2015 |  

Absolute Power

“The existence of the approximately 14,000 photographs will probably cause yet another delay in the military commissions at Guantanamo Bay, …

July 9th, 2015 |  

A sad, confused, and ominous Obamacare decision

In his scathing dissent, Justice Antonin Scalia summarized the Supreme Court’s decision in King v. Burwell in two sentences: “The …

July 7th, 2015 |  

Flagging hate speech

It shouldn’t have taken 150 years and the deaths of nine innocent churchgoers for Southern states to renounce the Confederate …

July 7th, 2015 |  

What do Americans think about economic inequality?

Are Americans disturbed about growing economic inequality in the United States? Numerous opinion surveys in recent years indicate that substantial …

July 7th, 2015 |  

$248 a Minute

Florida’s Disney World bills itself “the happiest place on Earth.” But last year, some Disney World employees made so little …

July 2nd, 2015 |  

Obama’s amazing grace

If Martin Luther King’s I Have A Dream speech is the 20th century equivalent of Abraham Lincoln’s magnificent Second Inaugural …

July 2nd, 2015 |  

Disparate impact claims essential for justice

Like many other progressives, I was very excited about some of the Supreme Court decisions this term (healthcare, gay marriage) …

July 2nd, 2015 |  

Snake oil won’t cure inequality

At last, America’s political leaders now feel the pain of the poor and empathize with the millions of working families …

June 30th, 2015 |  

Fighting for Kentucky Jobs

For years, the Obama administration and its overzealous bureaucratic regulators at the EPA have waged a war against Kentucky coal …

June 30th, 2015 updated: June 30th, 2015. |  

A Legislative Perspective

A Legislative Perspective

Greg Stumbo As we ready to celebrate the Fourth of July on Saturday, it’s worth remembering the words President Kennedy …

June 29th, 2015 |  

Senator Jones, Others Issue Statment On Removal Of Jefferson Davis Statue

“We, the Senate Democratic Leadership Team, believe the statue of Jefferson Davis should not be displayed in the State Capitol …

June 25th, 2015 |  

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