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.

Remembering Mario Cuomo

Remembering Mario Cuomo

Larry Wines: In the midst of the Reagan rhetoric about America as “a shining city on a hill,” Mario Cuomo reminded us of the truth, that America was much more “A tale of two cities.”

The New Year: Corruption of the Norm?

Building a Communal Identity

Rudy Acuña: History tells us that as the norms shift right belief systems change and corruption is more acceptable, e.g., the Gilded Age, the 1920s, 1950s and the worst of times — today.

Not Ready for Rudy

Foolish Rudy Giuliani

Lance Simmens: We need a presidential commission on race akin to the Kerner Commission that attempted to dig deeply into the structural and systematic racism that helped prompt urban unrest in the 1960s.

Yes, Virginia, There Is a Santa

Is Santa Real

Steve Hochstadt: Most Christmas movies, especially the older ones I love, like “Miracle on 34th Street”, not only assume that Santa is real, but that all good people will eventually come to believe that.

News of Republican Party’s Demise Greatly Exaggerated

Republican Demise Greatly Exaggerated

Joseph Palermo: Washington Republicans have shown a willingness to damage the country so long as they see it as politically advantageous to their party. The belief that changing demographics are going to thrust the Democrats into a dominant position in national elections might be wishful thinking.