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  • On Faith: Religious Right must be ignored

    The majority of Americans think that theirs is a "Christian Nation." Many Americans are indeed Christians, and many citizens who hold this view belong to the Religious Right that believes in social conservatism. Wikipedia says that social conservatism "is...
  • Tropico Perspective

    When I first wrote of how we use words to shape political debate, I was trying to point to the more subtle impact that language has on how we engage issues. I was not trying to assert that words could inspire anyone to acts of violence, though they...
  • Re-energizing young voters

    Re-energizing young voters
    DeJanee Fennell hears the excuses. Young people are apathetic. Young people are sick of politics. Young people have given up. But Fennell doesn't buy that. The 20-year-old junior at Morgan State University knows President Barack Obama needs the youth...
  • Ron Paul is sweeping the GOP youth vote

    Ron Paul is sweeping the GOP youth vote
    Across the country, the youth vote is down. Registration is low. Voter enthusiasm for Republican candidates has been lackluster. Unless that candidate's name is Ron Paul. The 76-year-old U.S. representative from Texas has energized — and gained &#...
  • Casey Anthony trial questions? We have answers

    Casey Anthony trial questions? We have answers
    With weeks of testimony under way in Casey Anthony's first-degree-murder trial, followers of the case have questions about what has unfolded in trial. Q. Will Casey Anthony testify? A. We don't know. No defendant can be forced to testify, and until...
  • Islamophobia on parade at GOP debate

    I was appalled by the Islamophobia on parade at the first major Republican debate in New Hampshire on Monday night. Herman Cain, the Godfather's Pizza Mogul, made a spectacle of himself by denying that he ever said he wouldn't appoint a Muslim to his...
  • Over objections, state will lease land to Catholic hospital

    Over the objections of Maryland women's rights groups, a state panel agreed Wednesday to lease land to a Roman Catholic hospital that does not generally perform abortions or provide birth control. The proposed Holy Cross Hospital would be the first in...
  • Bartlett, colleagues, sue Obama over Libya

    Rep. Roscoe G. Bartlett joined a bipartisan group of lawmakers Wednesday in filing a lawsuit against President Barack Obama over U.S. involvement in Libya, alleging that the White House overstepped its constitutional authority when it launched the...
  • Redistricting: The secrets, lies and shenanigans

    Redistricting: The secrets, lies and shenanigans
    First of two parts Feeling overwhelmed by all this talk of redistricting? Well, the topic may sound complex, even boring. But you have a lot at stake. That's why I've produced: "Lies, secrets and shenanigans: The top 10 ways redistricting affects...
  • Libya: It's the Constitution, stupid

    Libya: It's the Constitution, stupid
    There's a debate swirling in the country right now about the War Powers Act in relation to the war/non-war/"squirmish" in Libya.  The U.S. House of Representatives has voted to cut funding for the Libyan war unless President Barack Obama seeks...
  • Chicago aldermen balk at drug testing for city employees

    Chicago aldermen are balking at a proposal to impose random drug tests on all city employees as the American Civil Liberties Union raises questions about whether it would survive a court challenge. A City Council committee that was scheduled to...