Nick Autiello, Contributor
The notion that homosexuality is a sin and un-Christian is one that is less than a hundred years old. It is wrong, and has no basis in scriptural or historical reality.
James Sasso, Associate Editor
As the tumultuous 2011 comes down to its final day, this column could contain an obnoxious summary of the year’s extraordinary events. Rather than once again discussing the protests around the world, the death of Osama Bin Laden, Fukushima, America’s political ineptitude, Europe’s demise or the increasingly frightful weather patterns, here I attempt to predict what 2012 holds in store.
James Sasso, Associate Editor
For one of the first times in his tenure as Speaker, John Boehner has made a statement with which every American, Republican or Democrat, should fully agree; the two-month Senate bipartisan extension of the payroll tax cut fails to fix the nation’s problems sufficiently. Providing a short-term band-aid to a long-term dilemma contradicts what a responsible government should accomplish, but fits the pattern of contemporary American politicking.
Mitt Romney is guilty of serial hypocrisy, Newt Gingrich is guilty of being a public intellectual constantly scrutinized by the media and others, and Ron Paul never ceases to remind me about one of my favorite quotes from Ralph Waldo Emerson’s Essays: “A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines.”
Josh Akman, Columnist
Jon Huntsman did not participate in the CNN Debate in Las Vegas on Tuesday night. Short of his family and small (and getting smaller) campaign staff, no one really noticed. In a bizarre and counterproductive effort to impress New Hampshire voters Huntsman skipped the debate to protest Nevada moving its caucus ahead of New Hampshire’s, which has always been the nation’s first primary. It’s bizarre because no one else skipped the debate. It’s counterproductive because right now, Jon Huntsman is polling 6% in New Hampshire.
For the past month a movement has grown out of Zuccoti Park in New York with the potential to grab at the very heart of America’s problems. “We are the 99%” is not simply a catchy phrase used by frustrated jobless Americans , but a commentary on the disgraceful economic inequality that has arisen in the United States since the 1970s.
Emma Carpenter, Columnist
California, Colorado and even the federal government are taking positive steps towards legalizing or decriminalizing marijuana. So roll easy, stoners – soon you will be able to smoke your joints and inhale them too.
Emma Carpenter, Columnist Ideology: Liberal | Writing from: University of Colorado – Boulder Starting in 2004, with the election of Colorado Senator Ken Salazar, the west steadily got bluer and [...]
Emma Carpenter, liberal
Earlier this week, Colorado Governor, Bill Ritter, announced he will not be seeking re-election in 2010. This was hard to hear for many Colorado Democrats who – like me – have loyally supported him through his four years. Ritter says that his position has put his family in a hard place and it was now time to take care of them—A noble, yet hard decision I’m sure.
In the name of getting things done, it’s time we all just get along
The public option is dead and the debate continues. The reality remains that Americans still need health care reform and it’s time to deliver it.
Sarah Palin’s folksy demeanor conceal a dangerous, anti-women agenda.
Emma Carpenter, Staff Writer Ideology: Liberal Democrat | Writing From: George Washington University What happens to the value of change when it is promised but never delivered? I fear that [...]
The election of Bob McDonnell in VA is a step back for women.
Emma Carpenter, Staff Writer Ideology: Liberal Democrat | Writing from: Washington, DC We all remember the vicious Democratic primary. Neck and neck until the very end, Clinton and Obama took [...]
Why everyone should support the LGBT hate-crime legislation passed in the Senate
Women have a right to a safe and legal abortion, and we must keep it that way.
Many of the stereotypes about feminists are undeserved, and today’s women have a lot to thank feminists for.
Health care reform should include increased coverage for psychiatric care.
News flash: the news isn’t objective, and it isn’t “news.”