Steve Ressler: Government Doesn’t Suck

Government doesn’t suck. We hear it day in and day out: the government sucks, federal employees are lazy and their positions are redundant. As a third-generation public servant and the founder of a social network of 35,000 government leaders, it really burns our biscuits/grinds our gears. Seriously, who else takes as much crap as public […]

John DeCock: 2010 Elections — The New Inquisitors

They are intolerant of religions other than Christianity, sometimes to the point of advocating persecution. They are skeptical or critical of science, even science with overwhelming acceptance and real world proof. They build themselves up by calling others heretics or, in the contemporary parlance, unpatriotic. They are the descendants of Torquemada and they are angry […]

Ken Buck’s Refusal To Prosecute Rape Case Concerns Legal Experts

Democrats have slammed Ken Buck, the tea party Republican candidate for Senate in Colorado, for failing to prosecute an alleged rape as district attorney in largely rural Weld County five years ago. Buck’s claim that the victim, who had invited the alleged rapist to her room, might have been suffering from “buyer’s remorse” has sparked […]

Andy Ostroy: An Open Letter to Democratic Voters

Ok, you’re pissed off. Really pissed off. Especially you young folks, and blacks, and progressives. We get it. You feel your party has let you down. And you feel that President Obama, who you historically elected two years ago and who you expected to magically lift America from its economic abyss, has disappointed you as […]

Naomi Cahn: The Womancession

After the crash, the downturn was dubbed a “mancession.” As the meme continues to circulate, the Roosevelt Institute’s New Deal 2.0 blog asked leading thinkers to help sort fact from fiction. Are men suffering more than women in a weak economy? Is Washington doing enough to address female unemployment? How do we ensure a jobs […]