While the Rest of the World Supports Families and Children, the U.S. is a Global Embarrassment

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America: We are behind the times, and it’s embarrassing. Nick Chiles calls for nation wide action.

Green Berets in Iraq: “Our boots will not touch the ground. You just watch.”

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Immediately prior to their recent deployment in Iraq, the Green Berets were awarded their BJJ black belts from Grandmaster Hener Seagull.

Eric Cantor’s Fall & Bogus Republican Bedtime Stories

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The main stream conversation about Cantor’s fall is missing the point: Charles D. Ellison explains how.

President Obama Signs Executive Order Easing Debt for 5 Million Former Students

Do Black People See Obama As The Messiah

“I’ve heard from too many young people who are frustrated that they’ve done everything they were supposed to do — and now they’re paying the price,” Obama said yesterday in his weekly address.

Uppity Women & Uppity Others

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Rev. Neil O’Farrell considers what happens when talented people hope to rise.

Non-Believer and Chief: Will America Ever Have an Atheist President?

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Atheism is on the rise in America. Secularism and scientific thought is creating a generation of voters with the ability to think critically about the issues. Will the popularity of disbelief give rise to a political party devoid of religious factions?

Reflections on the Marathon Bombings A Year Later

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A lifelong resident of Boston, Liam Day reflects on his city’s resiliency in the face of terror and the need to wrestle with the questions the bombings raise.

Call It What It Is: The United States Tortures Human Beings

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Rev. Neil O’Farrell asks: At what time did American civilization end?

Relaxing Zero Tolerance in Schools Could be Obama’s Boldest Civil Rights Reform

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Can President Obama break the school-to-prison pipeline? Paul Thomas investigates.

An Open Letter to Franklin Graham Regarding His View on Homosexuality

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Warren Blumenfeld wants Franklin Graham to know that there is plenty he can be thankful for right here in the good ol’ U.S. of A.

The Self-Arazzie. When Selfie Meets Fight Club

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Michael Stusser wants you.

And Thoreau Shakes His Head at America

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If Henry David Thoreau still believes that “Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty,” then he must be awfully disappointed about the current state of America.

Black Male Achievement ≠ White Male Failure

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There is increasing backlash from white men who feel vilified and targeted as being the source of all cultural ills.

Obama Condemns Uganda’s Anti-Gay Bill: This Will ‘Complicate Our Valued Relationship’

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“We believe that people everywhere should be treated equally, with dignity and respect, and that they should have the opportunity to reach their fullest potential, no matter who they are or whom they love.”

Justice Department Aims to Cut Short Racially Biased Drug Sentences

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In December, President Obama used his presidential pardon power to shorten the discriminatory sentences of 8 drug offenders. On Thursday, the Justice Department said they want to commute a lot more.

How Politicians Fake Masculinity (And Why We Still Buy it)

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Dear Politicians: The 1950′s called. They want their masculinity back.