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Snowden and the elephant in the roomnew

“Consent is only consent if it is informed.”
Boulder Weekly  |  Joel Dyer  |  02-22-2016  |  Commentary

Fake it ’til you make it, Jugheadnew

The most popular guy in town — good looking and oblivious to what’s going on around him — won’t sacrifice his personal time for work, but his (Tea Party) friends know how to get him motivated. Despite not being known for having the same insatiable appetite, the Paul Ryan-Jughead resemblance is uncanny.
LEO Weekly  |  Aaron Yarmuth  |  01-14-2016  |  Commentary

Anatomy of a Facebook Uprisingnew

The Neighborhood Council motion that sparked citywide reaction.
Random Lengths News  |  James Preston Allen  |  09-10-2015  |  Commentary

Looking for a leader for the White Housenew

Many of us have been reading Doris Kearns Goodwin's "The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism" this year. And boy, is it relevant right now, as Americans assess the fallout from the midterm elections and prepare for the 2016 presidential race...
City Newspaper  |  Mary Anna Towler  |  11-20-2014  |  Commentary

Republican wins aren't a mandate for more warsnew

Despite the anguish that many Democrats are feeling over the midterms, the Republican takeover of the US Senate may not turn out to be an unmitigated disaster. There could even be some benefits. The GOP will finally have to do something besides criticize President Obama and question his citizenship...
City Newspaper  |  Tim Louis Macaluso  |  11-13-2014  |  Commentary

Mary Burke has the skills, commitment and decency Wisconsin needs to prospernew

As a paper committed to progress and reform, we agree whole-heartedly with Republicans on this issue. That’s one of the many reasons we endorse Democrat Mary Burke with great confidence and enthusiasm. A vote for Burke is far more than a vote against Scott Walker. She is one of the strongest, most promising candidates running anywhere in the nation this year. Even Walker apologists have acknowledged how unique and qualified Burke is to lead the state.
Wisconsin Gazette  |  The Wisconsin Gazette  |  10-31-2014  |  Commentary

Don’t Kill the Messengernew

The USS Iowa, ILWU/TraPac Dispute and the Tale of Gary Webb.
Random Lengths News  |  James Preston Allen and Publisher  |  10-17-2014  |  Commentary

It's on us to fight sexual assaultnew

It’s on us, all of us, to work to create an environment where sexual assault is dealt with as a crime. It’s incumbent on all of us to change the culture.
Wisconsin Gazette  |  Wisconsin Gazette  |  10-06-2014  |  Commentary

First Amendment in Jeopardynew

Censorship of freedom at Los Angeles Superior Courts revealed.
Random Lengths News  |  James Preston Allen  |  07-25-2014  |  Commentary

It’s Time to Change ‘The Game’new

In most every election, we just move around the chess pieces but no one ever really wins, certainly not the voters.
Jackson Free Press  |  Donna Ladd  |  07-24-2014  |  Commentary

A really, really angry letter from a uterus to the U.S. Supreme Courtnew

Dear Justices Alito, Roberts, Scalia, Kennedy, and Thomas, Hello, this is Leah's Uterus. I know, surprising, right? But today, you can also call me Ragey McRagepants because I'm really pissed off right now.
Charleston City Paper  |  Leah Rhyne  |  07-09-2014  |  Commentary

When the City Attorney Comes to Townnew

Feuer Announces Renewed Neighborhood Prosecutor Efforts
Random Lengths News  |  James Preston Allen  |  06-27-2014  |  Commentary

Flawed compromise emerges in Fun Home controversynew

Fun Home continues to be controversial, and despite hopeful actions, our legislature continues to demonstrate its homophobia and its hate.
Charleston City Paper  |  Alison Piepmeier  |  05-12-2014  |  Commentary

Charles Keating Stiffed Me on a Nearly $1,000 Restaurant Billnew

I had heard of Charles Keating. The man became famous as an anti-porn crusader in Cincinnati back in the '70s, hustling his version of morality against Hustler's version of what the Founding Fathers meant in the First Amendment. My knowledge of Mr. Keating didn't end there, however.
Phoenix New Times  |  Tim McWeeney  |  04-03-2014  |  Commentary

The Lie Behind the Shrinking Labor Forcenew

How unfettered capitalism has delayed the jobless recovery.
INDY Week  |  Bob Geary  |  04-02-2014  |  Commentary

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