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.
Politicians regularly take the money and votes of their constituents, and then turn around and ignore their concerns. Yet come next election-day, they cry foul when a third-party candidate challenges them because they failed to govern honestly or in accordance with the values of the people who supported them.
Can an Independent win in New Jersey?
For the vast majority of citizens, voting is an exercise in futility that does not have an effect on overall election results.
An analysis of the new prospects for re-elected German Chancellor Merkel and the new heights of popularity for third parties.
The word “folks” has been over-used by politicians when they peddle their political initiatives.
Barack Obama & Creigh Deeds both want to bring change, and are having similar problems. Are Team Obama and Blue Virginia sustainable coalitions?
Despite the favorable environment, Republicans may not even net a single seat in the Senate.
Unfounded Republican attacks tarnished John Kerry’s war record – and Democrats were complacent. This time, Democrats must not be complacent in response to frivolous attacks on healthcare.
The President of the United States should have hope and faith in the American people – not expect it the other way around.
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