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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THERRIAULT: U.S., South Korea Harmonize on Free Trade “KORUS”

Patrick Therriault, Columnist

Late last week, negotiation teams from both South Korea and the United States tentatively accorded to a draft of revisions to the free trade agreement (FTA) between the two sovereign nations. If ratified by South Korea’s National Assembly and the U.S.’ newly elected Senate in January, the informally named “KORUS” final agreement would become the U.S.’ first FTA with a developed Asian economy and the most significant agreement since the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in 1993. South Korea and the U.S., the world’s number 15 and number one economies, have much to gain through the recently announced agreement. But could the agreement’s global significance, with negotiations concluded against a backdrop of unease between neighboring North Korea on the peninsula, be the deal’s largest caveat?

MCNAMARA: GREENER U.S. INFRASTRUCTURE, LOWER EMISSIONS

Lindsay McNamara, Columnist

Lindsay responds to the ULI’s 2010 infrastructure report in The Politicizer’s second installment of our three-part series on U.S. infrastructure. Lindsay makes an argument for efficient and high-tech transportation as a way to put the U.S. back in the fast lane.

THERRIAULT: Infrastructure, an Investment Imperative

Patrick Therriault, Columnist

This week The Politicizer is featuring a three-piece series on infrastructure in the United States. This first article is a summary of the Urban Land Institute’s comprehensive report, with which our next two features will enage.

PANDYA: The Next Superpower?

Om Pandya, Columnist

Superpower is not really a word to be thrown around lightly. With 65 percent of the world’s currency reserves in U.S. dollars, an armed forces without rival, 17 of the top 20 universities located in our borders and astounding technological innovation, it is safe to say that the United States falls into that category. And it is safe to say that China will remain a great power, not a superpower, for the majority of our lives.

PANDYA: Obama Takes a Bow

Om Pandya, Staff Writer Ideology: Conservative | Writing From: New York City Americans should be embarrassed by Obama’s actions in Japan and fearful of his foreign policy. I am sure [...]

SIEG: The Impossibility of Democratic Imposition

Can democracy be successfully imposed by a foreign power?

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