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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CIOCCI: Hearings on American Islamic Radicalization Long Overdue

Chadwick Ciocci, Columnist

Congressman Peter King recently announced that in his new position as chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee he will hold hearings on the radicalization of American Muslims. The announcement has been met with outlandish cries of bigotry, racism and xenophobia. Home grown terrorism, however, is a serious and potentially deadly threat that must be understood before it is to be combated, and King’s hearings are a step in that direction.

BILBO: Andrew Breitbart’s Post-Racial Racism

Tyler Bilbo, Columnist

The worst consequence of Andrew Breitbart’s attack on Shirley Sherrod is the gulf that it increases between an increasingly post-racial group of white Americans and the vast majority of black people who refuse to accept the realities of racial injustice.

BAIN: An American Fable – Race Baiting and Crying Wolf

Sam Bain, Columnist

All too often, conservatives are the ones accused of racism by liberals who claim to be proponents of fairness and equality. But it’s the left that’s using race as a political wedge to dishonorably gain votes and lash out against opponents.

BILBO: Robert Byrd and Racial Politics

Tyler Bilbo, Columnist

As we remember Senator Robert Byrd’s illustrious political career, let us celebrate the enlightenment of a once bigoted reactionary.

BILBO: The Real Ethnic Chauvinists

Tyler Bilbo, Columnist

The false tension that created in Arizona between American individualism and the cultural identities of ethnic minorities has the potential to significantly diminish a pluralistic landscape that has always characterized America.

CUEVAS: Race As Class

Jesse-Justin Cuevas, Columnist

How is race construed in society today? Does contemporary racial rhetoric actually address nationality and skin color, or does race actually imply class? And how do the cultural implications of race affect our relationships?

BILBO: The Tea Party’s Race Problem

Tyler Bilbo, Democrat

Shortly before the House of Representatives passed a drastic overhaul of our health care system, Nancy Pelosi and House Democrats walked arm-in-arm through an angry mob of protesters that converged on The National Mall. As the Speaker clenched the arm of John Lewis, a current Congressman who organized the Selma to Montgomery Marches, I could not help but think about the Civil Rights Movement.

BARON: A Dangerous Hypocrisy

Noah Baron, Religious Progressive

For some reason, many on the campus left appear to have an apologist affinity for radical Islam, countries which enforce Islamic law, and terrorist groups. This is unacceptable.

BILBO: Harry Reid and the “Political Race Card”

Tyler Bilbo, Yellow Dog Democrat

More than anything else, the Harry Reid controversy reveals the way in which the political arena debases our country’s understanding of race. Even as Republicans callously mischaracterize the nature of Reid’s comments, we must ultimately blame the cowardice of Harry Reid for this most recent degradation of America’s racial conscience.

Sieff: Islmophobia and Public Political Speech

Ought the political speech of candidates be held to stricter standards?

BILBO: The Political Geography of ‘Palin Politics’

Sarah Palin’s unique appeal to Western and Southern voters will assist the GOP in 2010.

PANDYA: The Free Market Is Race-Blind

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 [...]

ROGERS: Will ‘Post-Racial’ America Please Stand Up

In ‘post-racial America’ columnists, congressmen and now a former President will call you a racist for opposing President Obama.

BILBO: Post-Racial Cowardice

A nation of ideological cowards gives rise to a racist media.

McCaffrey: Russia For (Some) Russians

Racism in Russia is reaching a frightening fever-pitch – the old adage “Russia is for Russians” has made a comeback.

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