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Mark Shriver: Election Day: The 74 Million Americans Who Had No Voice

Tuesday was a historic demonstration of the power of democracy to force change in domestic policy, for better or for worse. That the American people — not kings, dictators or presidents — hold the power over our nation’s destiny is at the fundamental core of our moral greatness and our record of achievement for the […]

Robert J. Elisberg: The "What Goes Around Comes Around" Mantra

“Those who forget history are condemned to repeat it,” American philosopher George Santayana wrote in his Life of Reason. A simpler way of putting it is that life is cyclical. We see it in the seasons. Day to night and back again. In the unrelenting, returning tides. But we tend to dismiss that as only […]

Carlos A. Ball: Should Liberals Give Up on Politics?

As I think about the results of this year’s midterm elections, there is a part of me that is tempted to give up on politics altogether. I am a 46-year old whose political life as an adult has been dominated by eight years of Reagan and twelve years of the Bushes. And it seems unlikely […]

Bil Browning: What Democrats Can Learn From Indiana’s Election Results

The midterm election provides Democrats with plenty of lessons they can learn. Gullible pundits and conservative politicians will be throwing out advice like chickenfeed in hopes that media hens and party leader fowls will come peck in the dust at their feet. When corporate marketers want to test a new product, they often choose Indianapolis […]

Bill Ayers Denies Dedicating Book To Sirhan Sirhan

In September, 1960s radical and retired professor William Ayers was denied emeritus faculty status by the University of Illinois at Chicago for an alleged book dedication to Sirhan Sirhan, the man who shot and killer Robert F. Kennedy. The decision came after a plea by U of I Chairman Christopher Kennedy–RFK’s son–who told board members […]

Justice Dept says election won’t alter crimefighting

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The big Republican gains during the midterm elections will not change the Obama administration’s approach to prosecuting crime, a top U.S. Justice Department official said on Thursday, amid criticism the department has been slow to prosecute Wall Street. Read the full story from Reuters

Judith S. Palfrey: Speaking Up For Kids: Not a Political Choice

As the dust settles on the results of this week’s mid-term elections– a Republican majority in the House led by a new Speaker and a narrow Democratic majority in the Senate–one thing is clear: no matter who sits in Congress, speaking up for kids is not a political choice. Everything happening on Capitol Hill has […]