Autiello: Will True Christianity Please Stand Up?

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.

SASSO: The Coming New Year

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.

SASSO: Kicking the Can

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.

CIOCCI: A Foolish Consistency

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.”

AKMAN: Jon Huntsman’s Meaningless Campaign

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.

SASSO: The 99% Rising

James Sasso

Associate Editor

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.

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ROGERS: The People Are Coming – In a Pickup

Scott Brown’s Senate victory spells disaster for the Democrat agenda, but the Democrats have no one to blame but President Obama, Martha Coakley and themselves.

MARIN: The Myth of 1994

Paul Marin, Liberal Republican

Congress will regain its bipartisan problem-solving spirit only after legislators are punished for their cynical, partisan behavior — in other words, when the myth of 1994 is shattered.

ROGERS: What If Scott Brown Actually Pulls This Off?

An analysis of what a Republican victory in Massachusetts would mean for healthcare, The United States Senate, President Obama, and the American political climate.

MARIN: Bribes We Can’t Believe In

Paul Marin, Liberal Republican

Before the State of the Union address, President Obama will have likely signed comprehensive healthcare reform legislation — legislation secured through political bribes. A bipartisan approach is necessary to prevent political bribes from reoccurring the in the future.

AUTIELLO: A Return to Statesmanship

Nick Autiello, Moderate Republican

The American statesman is dead. The level of political debate in the United States today has sunk to an all time low, and it should be troubling to all Americans, regardless of political party.

HOLLINSHEAD: Limbaugh Loves (Socialized) Medical Care in Hawaii

by Kevin Hollinshead, Progressive

Upon his discharge from the hospital after being admitted for chest pain, Rush remarked that “there is nothing wrong with the American health care system. I received no special treatment.” Here, he inadvertently stumbled upon the real point here—American medicine is indeed a godsend. At least, for those who can afford it. No one in Hawaii is given special treatment, because, yep, everyone can afford it.

Carpenter: Stop Playing Games with Our Health

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.

SIEG: Overcoming Path Dependence in Healthcare

Emily Sieg, Staff Writer Ideology: Social Democrat | Writing From: Washington, DC The long and tumultuous strive for  healthcare reform in the United States could prove one of the greatest [...]

BILBO: Bart Stupak’s Coat Hanger Amendment

The Stupak Amendment would limit choice and drive abortion access back into the 1950s.

WALK: ObamaCare Would Repeat the Errors of RomneyCare

There are significant flaws with Massachusetts’ health care reform, which the Democrats’ health care plans are largely modeled on.


There is an urgent need to pass health insurance reform this year in order to bring stability and improved care to all Americans, including young adults.

GOLDIN: The Broken Record of Tort Reform

Many Republicans claim that tort reform is the solution to our healthcare crisis, but tort reform causes a crisis on its own.

GWU COLLEGE REPUBLICANS: Stop the Entitlements

President Obama is focusing on healthcare entitlements and ignoring our looming debt.

JACOBS: Palin Right, Left Wrong on Healthcare

Republicans have healthcare solutions, regardless of what Alan Grayson claims.

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