The Importance of Hope

hope matters

Laura Finley: Those with no hope either make no goals, or set goals that are too easy or next-to-impossible to achieve. They then get either bored or dejected and quit.

J’aime Paris et l’Europe

Jaime Paris

Brent Budowsky: Europe is threatened by bigotry against Muslims that is promoted by extremists from the right and given credence in some recent novels, and by bigotry against Jews reminiscent of the early days of the darkest hours of European history.

Republic of Torture, Republic of Terror

Korean Terror

KJ Noh: Decades later, lives and livelihoods destroyed, various official investigatory committees and courts determined that the defendants were innocent of all charges.

Where We Need to Take “Je Suis… “

Je suis Earth

It’s time for us to carry the ultimate solidarity sign, and to become informed activists demanding action so that all our other arguments about culture and economics and fairness and opportunity can still be possible.

Do Republicans Have to Do EVERYTHING for You?

Republicans Take Credit

Larry Wines: Mitch McConnell said this week that the positive economic record for December jobs seems to “coincide with the biggest political change of the Obama administration’s long tenure in Washington: the expectation of a new Republican Congress.”

5 Progressive Actions for 2015

Taking Progressive Action

Hasira Asheuma: 2015 promises to be a critical year on the progressive battlefront as many wedge issues are already at a fever pitch. Here are 5 key issues that all progressives should be keeping an eye on and getting involved with in 2015.

France’s Cartoonists and Murder

Hebdo Cartoonists Murdered

Daryl Cagle: Today we are are grieving, but as we move forward, I hope that our cartoons won’t be chilled by these murders and that the cartooning community will step up to this challenge with even more brilliant and insightful work

10 Questions for Conservatives

Questions for Conservatives

Lawrence Wittner: Now that the Republican Party―the conservative voice in mainstream U.S. electoral politics―has attained the most thoroughgoing control of Congress that it has enjoyed since 1928, it’s an appropriate time to take a good look at modern conservatism.

Make Commitments, Not Resolutions

Commitments Not Resolutions

Laura Finley: We set ourselves up to fail, and when we do, our self-esteem tanks, making us even less motivated than we were before making the resolution.