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Bill Moyers: The Most Underreported News Story of 2012 Is…

Posted by Bill Moyers On December - 26 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

It’s easy enough to compile a "best" and "worst" list, but what about bringing attention to important issues that went largely unreported in 2012? Some of the answers will still surprise you. read more
  

If today’s marijuana laws were a psychedelic musical, the citizens of Colorado and Washington State who voted for lawful recrational use would be singing "Legalize It," with a sharp transition into the "No you can’t! Yes I can!" chorus from "Anything You Can Do (I Can Do Better)." read more
  

PHOTO: Michelle Obama Talks To Kids On Christmas Eve

Posted by Alana Horowitz On December - 24 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

Michelle Obama took calls from children across the country on Christmas Eve. Part of the annual NORAD Tracks Santa program, the First Lady answered the… read more
  

NRA’s LaPierre Continues Gun Push w/Lies

Posted by Mike Lupica, NY Daily News On December - 24 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

Mike Lupica, NY Daily NewsSo now Wayne LaPierre of the National Rifle Association, who attacks the mental health system in this country even as he sounds like he needs to be in it, goes on “Meet the Press” and continues to double d… read more
  

Fix the Debt, a front group for corporations, billionaires, and defense contractors, wants people to call their Representatives and demand that they avoid the "fiscal… read more
  

PHOTOS: Obamas Head To Hawaii For Christmas

Posted by The Huffington Post On December - 22 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

Alright, America, you can officially get in holiday mode: President Obama and his family jetted off to Hawaii last night, thus ringing in the national… read more
  

Patrick J. Hamilton: Voting On My Marriage? Let’s Vote On Your Guns

Posted by Patrick J. Hamilton On December - 21 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

If those beholden to the NRA want guns without restriction, I say put it to a vote. If my right as a gay man to marry is decided by my neighbors, let’s see a show of hands for how we feel as a nation on the right to bear arms. Fair is fair, right? read more
  

Maya Rupert: In Defense of Black Republicans

Posted by Maya Rupert On December - 21 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

The announcement that South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley will appoint Tim Scott, a black Republican, to complete the remainder of Jim DeMint’s term as a Senator, has generated a disturbing reaction. read more
  

Ralph Nader: The Commercialization of Family

Posted by Ralph Nader On December - 21 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

Spreading "joy with toys" is a major part of what the holidays in America have become — selling directly to children, without respect to limits, boundaries or even common decency. While completely shielding a child from rampant commercialization isn’t easy, there are still ways to protect the essential blessings of childhood. read more
  

Seth Shostak: Target: Earth

Posted by Seth Shostak On December - 21 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

Buying insurance is seldom gratifying. But here’s a case in which plunking down cash for a policy is just … good policy. read more
  

United States should stop all UN funding

Posted by Adam On December - 19 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

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You know what the dumbest thing I’ve read since the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting is? It’s the same thing everyone else is calling the… read more
  

Anxiety Rises as Americans Face ObamaCare

Posted by Byron York, DC Examiner On December - 18 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

Byron York, DC ExaminerThis March will mark three years since Obamacare became law, and it still has not had any serious effect on most Americans' lives. That's the way President Obama and the law's Democratic authors planned it; they c… read more
  

Law and Order in the Fallen World

Posted by Ben Domenech, The Transom On December - 17 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

Ben Domenech, The TransomIt is a natural tendency on the part of most human beings, when confronted with great evil, to want to do something about it. We want to stop the horror of death and violence and disease. It speaks to what is good within us th… read more
  

‘I Am Adam Lanza’s Mother’

Posted by Liza Long, Huffington Post On December - 16 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

Liza Long, Huffington PostWritten by Liza Long, republished from The Blue ReviewFriday's horrific national tragedy — the murder of 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut — has ignited a new discussion… read more
  

4 Awful Reactions to the Sandy Hook Massacre

Posted by Nick Gillespie, Reason On December - 16 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

Nick Gillespie, ReasonHorrific events such as the mass shooting at Newtown, Connecticut's Sandy Hook Elementary School are terrible enough in showcasing the evil that men do.But they also regularly bring out the worst in observers, commentators, … read more
  

CT Governor Calls For Tougher Gun Control

Posted by Dave Jamieson On December - 16 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

WASHINGTON — Speaking about the mass killing of 26 children and adults at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn., on Friday, Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy… read more
  

Rabbi Michael Lerner: Banning Guns Is Necessary But Not Sufficient

Posted by Rabbi Michael Lerner On December - 15 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

We need a fundamental transformation as well as banning guns. Otherwise, we will now revert to the normal debate between liberals wanting more gun control and conservatives saying that it’s not guns that kill, but people. Both are right. read more
  

When we make it past this fiscal cliff, it’s time to put our attention on scaling the mountain of real economic recovery. The only way to regenerate a strong middle class is to finance the initiative and strengths of hard working low-income families. read more
  

Republicans Float Fiscal Cliff Fallback Plans

Posted by Mollie Reilly On December - 14 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

With negotiations on how to address the fiscal cliff apparently stalled, congressional Republicans are reportedly floating a fallback plan in both chambers of Congress to… read more
  

Michigan’s recent battle makes this a good time to explain the union movement’s important role in our economy’s overall health. We’re about to explain why… read more
  

The Court Should Keep Out of Gay Rights

Posted by Jonathan Rauch, New Republic On December - 13 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

Jonathan Rauch, New RepublicDear Supreme Court Justices,Last week, you agreed to hear two landmark cases about gay marriage. In the broader of the two cases, which comes out of California, you could establish same-sex marriage nationwide as a matter o… read more
  

The "tax the rich" policies so far being discussed (at least the ones that leak out to the public) are laughably timid and tame, when you really examine the big picture. read more
  

Expectations of a relaxing Sunday in front of the television watching football gave way to frustration and disappointment. In the process, I gained insights on the challenges facing G-20 officials when it comes to managing the global economy. read more
  
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