Patriot Act Meltdown: Surveillance, Politics and Rand Paul

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The expiry at midnight, Sunday of three key provisions of the Patriot Act has thrown Washington into turmoil and halted surveillance programs – a panel of scholars gives their verdicts.

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Should We Ignore Bernie Sanders?

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-VT, gestures as he speaks at the Californi Democrats State Convention in Sacramento, Calif., Saturday, April 30, 2011.  Sanders called on Democrats to work together to stop what he calls the GOP's attack on the middle class.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Bernie Sander’s run for the White House will be a lot of fun, but he’s not going to win the Democratic presidential nomination.

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Lest We Forget The Tragedy In Ukraine


How Long Will The World Permit Rampant Aggression In Ukraine?

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Where Have All The Social Conservatives Gone?


Social conservatives are no longer the majority in American society.

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From Riot to Uprising: How Baltimore Protestors Flipped the Script


Protestor poet Andrew McFadyen-Ketchum on the streets of the Baltimore Uprising

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Another Republican Contender Bites The Dust


The current field of announced and unannounced candidates for the Republican nomination in 2016 is pretty big, but it won’t stay that way forever.

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Free-Trade Agreements: Economic Lifter Or Middle Class Destroyer?


Should Sovereign Nations Continue To Find Ways Of Promoting Trade Agreements That Increase Global Competition And Threaten The Stability Of Established Industries?

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Former Conservative Insider Speaks on State Proposed Bans of Reparative Therapy for Minors


As the former policy analyst for Family Research Council, Yvette Schneider shares her perspective on religious freedoms and reparative therapy.

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Get Ready For Another Republican Tax Cut


The Republican Party is still deeply committed to big tax cuts for the rich.

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How To Run The Planet


Should A Small Handful Of Countries Run the World? Why Or Why Not?

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Did The Republicans Learn Anything From The Iraq War?


Despite being an unmitigated disaster for the country, the Middle East, and the Republican Party, many in the GOP still don’t think George W. Bush was wrong to decide to invade Iraq back in 2003.

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Lindsey Graham Is Why The GOP Can’t Have Nice Things

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., questions a witness during a hearing on the use of drones on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, April 23, 2013. Senate Democrats and Republicans challenged the Obama administration to explicitly spell out its justification for using drones for targeted killings amid growing concerns about unchecked powers of the presidency and Americans' civil liberties.  (AP Photo/Cliff Owen) ORG XMIT: DCCO108

The South Carolina Senator’s recent denunciation of the word “the” shows why policy formation can be so hard in today’s Republican Party.

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America & Race–The Ultimate Rorschach Test


What do you think of race relations in America? Please share your thoughts–especially for global readers.

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Do Americans Want To Redistribute Wealth?


Recent Gallup polling shows that taking from the rich to give to the poor is becoming more and more popular.

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After Baltimore This Week, What Happens Now?


The recent unrest in Baltimore is certainly an important event, but it probably won’t lead to large-scale changes anytime soon. ___ Lots of people have been talking about the civil disturbances that rocked the city of Baltimore this week, and not without good reason. They clearly are connected to the recent controversies surrounding instances of […]

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Hitler And Hyperbole


Believe what you want to believe and make your arguments. But let the merits of your ideas carry you to victory rather than the toxicity of your exaggerated venom.

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