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Jimmy Carter A Full Life

Justin Chapman: From his early childhood in segregated Georgia and his early political battles to life during and after the White House, former President Jimmy Carter shares the often challenging experiences that shaped his social, religious and political views in “A Full Life: Reflections at Ninety,”

Mario Cuomo’s 1984 Democratic Convention Speech: Still Relevant, Inspirational

Mario Cuomo

see his face. He looks right at me with piercing eyes staring directly into mine. I hear his voice. It’s melodic. lyrical. Word are selected meticulously. Spoken carefully. The enunciation … well … it’s “just right.” Mario Cuomo was more than an orator. Cuomo was cerebral. Cuomo was thoughtful. Cuomo was expressive. And, most importantly, […]

The Real Tricky Dick

Tricky Dick Nixon

Murray Polner: When he entered the White House the country was still bitterly separated by class, race, and Vietnam. He made no effort to heal the divides because he had never been a healer or unifier but was instead possessed by a desperate need to win at all costs.

Independence Day, For Some


In 1852, former slave and legendary abolitionist Frederick Douglass was invited to give a speech at a 4th of July event to commemorate the signing of the Declaration of Independence.

“What Aaron Schock Should Have Said”

Aaron Schock Resigns

Steve Hochstadt: Schock’s flamboyant lifestyle, paid with public funds, attracted attention long ago. He was on the “Most Corrupt Members of Congress Report” by the Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics and Washington report for 2012 and 2013.

Cruz Control in Reverse

Ted Cruz Running

Lance Simmens: he represents the right wing fringe of a party that is desperately reliant upon a fraying and decaying demographic composition that longs for the good old days when the good old boys (read white men) controlled the levers of power at all levels of government.

Right Versus Left: Culture Wars, Past and Present

Right Versus Left

Walter Moss: Some of the virtues and values that seem especially important in the political realm include the proper mix of realism and idealism, love, compassion, empathy, humility, tolerance and a willingness to compromise, a sense of humor, and creativity. How then do they relate to the culture wars between Right and Left?

America’s Real Traitors

Republican in Name Only

Walter Brasch: Maybe it’s time to call those right-wingers who don’t believe in the country to call them what they are likely to become if they keep up their obstruction–extinct.