The Historian And The Politician


An online intellectual fight shows the limits of the historical perspective in politics.

Attention Liberals, Here’s How It’s Done


A controversial blurb in Rolling Stone shows what a post-Obama liberal agenda could look like.

North Carolina’s Unemployment Experiment


North Carolina’s cuts to unemployment show that ending unemployment does not cause people to go get jobs.

I Beg of You


Who are you mis-valuing?

The Future of Obamacare


When it comes to President Obama’s signature health care law, spin won’t decide its future.

Yes Liberals, Cory Booker is Your Friend

Cory Booker

Liberals should welcome the new senator from New Jersey.

Op-Ed: The Roots of Republican Incompetence


For 25 years, the American right wing has been pursuing a strategy designed to increase their political power, and it’s cost them their principles and basic competence.

Jesse Jackson Jr. is no Political Hero


The disgraced former member of Congress deserves acknowledgement for being willing to admit his guilt, but that’s about it.

Attention Liberals, Here’s how you Influence Obama


The brewing fight over the next chair of the Federal Reserve shows the right way to go about influencing a President.

“Your right to bear arms ends where my right to life begins.”


This is a comment by Kevin on the post “I Grew Up With Guns, Then I Was Held Hostage With One”.

The Demise of the Far-Right Conservative White Guy


It’s not that bad, guys.

Liberals and Conservatives: Ideology over Science


What you believe should be true limits what you are willing to believe is true.

Boys and Young Men: A New Cause for Liberals


Mark Sherman feels it’s vital for his fellow liberals to pay attention to the needs of boys and young men the way they’ve long done for girls and young women.

Brad Pitt and Me: Armed Liberals


Can you ban guns like lead paint, or is it a useless fight, like Prohibition and the War on Drugs? Noah Brand, liberal gun owner, on why he loves and owns guns.

What We Talk About When We Talk About My Military Career


Lots of people want to talk to Ryan Björklund about his service in Iraq, but few actually want to listen to what he has to say.

The Left and Right Must Come Together Over Trayvon Martin

photo by WarmSleepy

T.J. McCormack believes that if we truly want a post-racist society, both the left and the right need to drop the rhetoric and up the compassion, and meet somewhere in the middle.