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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SIEG: The Return of a Career Politician

Emily Sieg, Columnist — in Germany

A recap of the drama surrounding the election of Germany’s new president, Christian Wulff. What does this leadership change mean for Germany and the coalition government?

SIEG: Replacing an Economist

Emily Sieg, Columnist – in Germany

Trouble in the coalition: Can Chancellor Merkel pull together the necessary majority for fellow-CDU candidate Wulff, or shall the opposition successfully elect Gauck to the German presidency?

SIEG: Resignation of an Economist

Emily Sieg – in Berlin

Unable to weather the political tempest, former President Horst Köhler of Germany officially left office last night after facing heavy criticism. [Part 1 of an ongoing series on the future of the German presidency.]

SIEG: Greek Debt and the Ever-Present German Question

Emily Sieg, Social Democrat

When viewing Europe from across the Atlantic, it is easy to smirk at the fumbling of the European Union in reaction to Greece’s financial problems. But supporting the restructuring of the Greek economy and restoring confidence in Greek bonds is not really about Greece – it is about the European Union.

THERRIAULT: The European Union’s Greek Odyssey

Patrick Therriault, Columnist

In his debut article, Patrick Therriault traces the implications and causes of the Greek crisis.

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 [...]

McCAFFREY: No “Stalgie” – Bitte.

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 [...]

SIEG: Why The Wall Came Down

No single person or idea brought down the USSR.

SIEG: The Legacy of the German Elections

An analysis of the new prospects for re-elected German Chancellor Merkel and the new heights of popularity for third parties.

SIEG: The Impossibility of Democratic Imposition

Can democracy be successfully imposed by a foreign power?

SIEG: Bartering for a Government

International correspondent Emily Sieg on how a German state’s elections could be a microcosm for the upcoming federal elections.

SIEG: Photojournalism – The German Elections

Experiencing the Joys and Sorrows of Representative Democracy: A Photographic Case Study of Political Parties Active in Weimar (Thüringen), Germany

SIEG: A Tale of Two Auto Companies – GM, Opel and the Recession

Staff Writer Emily Sieg examines the relationship between America’s GM and Germany’s Opel. Emily Sieg, Staff Writer Ideology: Liberal | Writing from: Germany Years ago, in what was once a [...]

SIEG: Germany Can Expect Merkel Re-Election

Writing from Germany, Emily Sieg explains why Merkel and the CDU can expect victory in the upcoming German Elections. Emily Sieg, Staff Writer Ideology: Liberal | Writing From: Germany In [...]

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