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.
Adam Sieff, Columnist
The coming weeks are an opportunity to present a comprehensive energy plan that frames the toughest issues the country currently faces as components of a single problem facing all Americans: dependence on foreign carbon-based energy.
Paul Marin reflects on “the right to struggle,” the tradeoffs its entails, and the fair balance between the right to struggle and its costs in a response article to Conor Rogers’ “The Right To Struggle.”
Financial institutions that are “too big to fail” are “too big to exist.”
Kathleen McCaffrey, Associate Editor Ideology: Libertarian | Writing from: Berlin, Germany As I have mentioned before in my articles, I am studying abroad this fall at a program organized through [...]
Om Pandya, Staff Writer Ideology: Conservative | Writing From: New York University The common stereotype nowadays is that the statist, socialist liberal is the one who fights against racism, and [...]
One might joke about drowning one’s sorrows in drink, yet the reality is that the credit card is the new booze. Our society is addicted, and it’s killing us, one at a time.
Neoclassical economics and current international trade is a threat to our economy, our ecosystem and the developing world.
Cynthia Meyer, Staff Writer Ideology: Conservative | Writing From: George Washington University Michael Moore has sunk to a new low with his most recent movie, Capitalism: A Love Affair. In [...]
As American culture spreads through our institutions and corporations, what are the benefits and costs? How will it affect our foreign policy?
Noah Baron, Associate Editor Ideology: Religious Progressive | Writing From: New Jersey Democracies prefer markets, but markets do not prefer democracies.” – Benjamin Barber Thus far, my posts in this [...]
Associate Editor Noah Baron continues his series on the democratic implications of capitalism.
Associate Editor Kathleen McCaffrey critiques the ‘Cash-for-Clunkers’ program in the wake of its suspension from a free-market perspective.
Associate Editor Noah Baron critiques neo-liberalism in the first installment in a series on economic rights. Noah Baron, Associate Editor Ideology: Religious Progressive | Writing From: New Jersey Recently, I’ve [...]
Homelessness and poverty are signs of an economic system gone wrong. Noah Baron, Associate Editor Ideology: Religious Progressive| Writing In: Philadelphia, PA On a daily basis, those of us who [...]
A free-market Republican approach to solving the climate and energy crisis. Conor Rogers, Editor Ideology: Republican | Writing From: New Jersey If like me, you’re a Republican; you take anything [...]