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Open letter to the guy carrying the confederate flag

On a road trip to North Carolina, I saw many Confederate flags. Hundreds maybe. They were attached to pick-up trucks …

August 4th, 2015 updated: August 4th, 2015. |  

The Millennial Generation’s literacy crisis

Young workers need personal finance know-how to thrive. Summer is a time of endings and beginnings. For most of the …

August 4th, 2015 |  

How activists determine the course

I don’t know any of the 13 activists who lowered themselves from the St. John ’s Bridge in Portland, Oregon, …

August 4th, 2015 |  

Is Obama to blame for weak economic growth?

A political science colleague sent me an article documenting President Obama’s dismal economic record, and he asked me for added …

July 30th, 2015 |  

To fight racism, protect the right to vote

Politicians are rolling back voting rights in the former Confederacy. The cold-blooded murder of nine people at a Charleston church …

July 30th, 2015 |  

Creeping out of the foxhole

Where was all the Republican outrage when one of their own slandered a Democrat’s war record? At long last Republican …

July 30th, 2015 |  

An individual Christian response to terrorism

On 9/11, 2,977 people were killed by terrorists. In response, the American government, after a bipartisan vote, decided to attack …

July 28th, 2015 |  

Christie tells it like it isn’t

According to one informed source, the New Jersey governor and presidential hopeful is a creep. How exciting: Chris Christie put …

July 28th, 2015 |  

‘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 |  

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