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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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.

RUSHFORD: No Taxes for Old (Wealthy) Men

Stephanie Rushford, Columnist

The deficit is a real concern for many fiscal conservatives of all political parties, but many Republicans, like Senator Kyl, are not making the tough choices to eradicate the national debt. If Congress wants to truly balance the budget, then they must forget about November and start making painful cuts to spending.

RUSHFORD: Sue You, Arizona

Stephanie Rushford, Columnist

Illegal immigration is rooted in economics. US immigration policy errs in focusing too much on undocumented workers and not enough on their law-breaking employers.

BARON: Can We Get Some Privacy, Please?

Noah Baron, Associate Editor

We must remember, while making the best use of this technology, to also remain cautious in to whom we choose provide our precious, precious information.

BARON: No Surprises in Virginia

Noah Baron, Religious Progressive

If you vote for a Republican, even one who “promises” to focus on economic issues, you can expect one who will make conservative moves on social issues, even if they are only in subtle (but important) ways.

PERNELL: Town Hall Outbursts Hinder Democracy

Conservatives and anti-Obama activists are hijacking Obama’s town halls and in doing so are strangling democracy.

WALKER: Obama Poll Numbers Slip, Obamacare Falls

Staff Writer Alix Walker examines the causes of Obama’s slipping healthcare poll numbers.

BARON: Capitalism As Democracy? (Part II)

Associate Editor Noah Baron continues his series on the democratic implications of capitalism.

BARON: Capitalism as Democracy? (Part I)

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 [...]

BARON: Capitalism, Pro-Life or Pro-Growth?

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 [...]

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 [...]

WALKER: Too Small to Save? Obama’s Small Business Problem

Small Businesses: Big Problems. Alix Walker examines what effect Obama’s policies will have on America’s main street businesses. Alix Walker, Staff Writer Ideology: Center-Right | Writing From: New York City [...]

BARON: Moral Economics and Social Justice – A Rejection of the Laissez-Faire

Noah Baron, Assistant Editor Ideology: Progressive | Writing from: Philadelphia, PA For too long, our economic policy has been mistaken for one of the mind and not of the heart [...]

ROGERS & MCCAFFREY: In Defense of Business: Corporations Create Jobs, Employ Americans and Keep This Country Moving

Conor Rogers & Kathleen McCaffrey Ideology: Republican & Libertarian In the wake of the financial crisis, corporations have gotten an even worse reputation than previously held. Pundits and politicians from [...]

BARON: “Let Them Eat Cake?” – A Response to Michele Walk’s ‘Economic Darwinism’

A liberal response to Michele Walk’s recent post entitled “Economic Darwinism and the Recession” Noah Baron, Staff Writer Around 100 years ago, the notion of social Darwinism was wildly popular [...]

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