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As Obama addresses economy, nation should take pragmatic path

President Obama returned to Knox College on Wednesday afternoon, where in 2005 he first outlined his collectivist “we’re all in this together” economic vision. In his second Knox address, President…

Detroit files for bankruptcy

Detroit didn't file for bankruptcy years ago? Apparently not. On Thursday, the city filed for bankruptcy in federal court, making it the largest U.S. city ever to do so, USA Today…

Senate leaders avert nuclear option

Senate leaders agreed today on a series of compromise measures that will avert a procedural “nuclear option.” The Democratic leadership was prepared to deploy a series of parliamentary tactics…

5 news stories you ignored because of the Zimmerman trial

With every news channel consumed by the George Zimmerman trial and his recent acquittal, many people have forgotten that other things were happening in the word. We thought we'd fill…

Lessons in democracy from Texas’ abortion debate

During last week’s special session, pro-life legislators in Texas managed to pass one of the most restrictive abortion laws in the country. Nominally, the bill restricts procedures after 20 weeks…

Texas House passes restrictive abortion bill

The Texas House approved new abortion limits on Wednesday. A final vote in the state's senate, where the bill died two weeks ago amid filibuster and loud protests, could come…

Rick Perry will not seek reelection, 2016 undecided

On Monday, Texas Gov. Rick Perry announced he would not seek reelection saying, "the time has come to pass on the mantle of leadership." The announcement signifies an end to…

Anthony Weiner topping New York mayor polls

Despite an awkward entry into the New York City mayor's race, former New York Democratic Congressman Anthony Weiner is now surging ahead in polls, and finds himself in a statistical…

Standing with Texas women: One man’s perspective

The views and opinions of the following first-person account are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Politically Inclined. By Ali Abbas Khorasani I joined thousands of…

Why South Africa may crumble after Mandela

South Africa, considered the flagship of southern and sub-Saharan Africa for democratic government and racial peace, is now at a standstill with the anticipated passing of its former president and…

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