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Self-classified libertarians don’t know what ‘libertarian’ means

Libertarianism may be en vogue right now, but that doesn't mean that self-described libertarians have any idea what it means. According to a new Pew Research poll, 23 percent of…

Feeding America report reveals need for different political approach to charity

Last week, Feeding America released its Hunger in America report, a comprehensive examination on the current status of food access and security. The 161-page report reveals startling statistics on hunger…

Dear White People: Race still matters — even in Ferguson

In the past few weeks I have come across a lot of posts in my Facebook feed about Ferguson and race that I have found highly troubling. Themes of these…

Don’t reduce black protesters in Ferguson to stereotypes

My mind has been in a state of perpetual overload with the craziness that is Ferguson, Mo. This frenetic week has been filled with cable television shouting matches and…

Media attention finally focuses on Ukraine’s humanitarian crisis

U.S. public interest has shifted between Iraq and Ferguson, Mo. these past two weeks. There was an occasional opportunity to see news on the Gaza Strip, Ebola, or the upcoming…

Rick Perry looks totally unconcerned in his mugshot

“Will Rick Perry wear his hipster glasses in his mugshot?” This is the question we’ve been asking ourselves since the indictment dropped — and we have an answer: No. It turns…

Let’s just admit this Rick Perry indictment is B.S.

I get that a lot of people want Texas Gov. Rick Perry to be convicted and see the bespectacled buffoon go straight to jail, not pass go, and not collect…

An open letter to conservative Christians: Let’s tone down our rhetoric

What is it about conservative Christians that is just so… awful? Why is it nearly impossible to imagine an educated person could possibly align with the views espoused by Rush…

Oops! Everything you need to know about Rick Perry’s indictment on two — but not three — felony counts

Texas Gov. Rick Perry was indicted on two (thankfully not three) felony counts of abuse of power Friday by a Texas grand jury. The indictment is the latest move in…

Meet Iraqi PM Nouri al-Maliki’s replacement, Haider al-Abadi

If you've been following the news today, you know that Iraq's prime minister, Nouri al-Maliki, announced his resignation today. This comes as no surprise to many, who have been calling…

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