Ronald Reagan – I Take the Good With The Bad

Rich Monetti is a liberal who doesn’t hate Ronald Reagan, and here’s why.

The Day Rock Hudson Got AIDS: A Turning Point in American Culture

ndrew Smiler reflects on the cultural changes that followed the announcement that Rock Hudson had AIDS.

Scott Walker Channels The Gipper

When it comes to how the Cold War ended, Scott Walker believes a pretty strange version of history.

2015 Welcomes Generation X!

Generation X, your moment has arrived!

Mitt Romney Is No Ronald Reagan

Romney’s third run for the presidency bears little resemblance to The Gipper’s three.

Mrs. Smith (Pitt) Goes to Washington? Angelina Jolie Should

Brains, heart and experience combined with charisma, charm and a great work ethic, are all the ingredients we need in our representatives in Washington

Ignore All That Mandateology

Politicians win elections, they don’t win mandates.

Why Are Millennials More Liberal And Less Trusting?

Millennial attitudes toward trust reflect the right wing’s teaching every-man-for-himself ideology

Joe Biden and Ryan Braun: Performance-Enhanced Alpha Males

There are genuine issues of goodness or badness to worry about in the world, but they do not involve Ryan Braun and other PED users.

Ariel Sharon Dies at 85 After Decades as Polarising Presence

Few contemporary figures could match Sharon’s talent for invoking such contradictory sentiments by two American presidents.

Nelson Mandela: Why the Backlash is Wrong

Wilkine Brutus on how the absurd comments against Mandela are lacking the full scope of context.

Masculinity Is Dead. Long Live Masculinity.

Andrew Smiler says that reports of manhood’s demise are premature. It’s as healthy, dynamic, and contradictory as ever.

The Coolest Man in the Room: Ghostbuster Peter Venkman as Male Role Model

Tom Burns on why he wanted to be like the guy who got all the best lines.

Questioning Culture: Our Addiction to Growth

If you think the economy is more important than the environment, try holding your breath while counting your money.

Operation Mend: Healing Wounded Warriors While Building a Community of Support

A unique program for wounded veterans is providing both complex medical procedures and a connection with local families during the vets’ recovery and ongoing treatments .

The Soundtrack of My Republican Life

How Edwin Lyngar became disenchanted with the right-wing political climate in which he was raised.