How Mitt Romney defeated not only one, but two right-wing challengers in an extreme political season and what it means for the Republican Party's future. Published May 30 2012
America's racial majority is grimmer than ever about not only the economy, but the nation's future. How does this relate to right-wing politics' surge in popularity? Published May 28 2012
Ettore Gotti Tedeschi pushed for transparency at the Vatican bank. His efforts show why the separation of church and state is essential to liberty. Published May 25 2012
A new Gallup poll shows that pro-life identity is at its highest rate yet. What does this mean for America? Not much, apparently. Published May 24 2012
We like to believe that selflessness is highly virtuous, but reason says otherwise. Published May 23 2012
Since they rose spectacularly during the Sandra Fluke controversy, Rush Limbaugh's ratings have dropped, even in right-leaning areas. Why? Published May 22 2012
When extremely wealthy voters support left-wing politicians, they are voting their wallets. How? The answer is surprisingly simple. Published May 21 2012
A 1991 literary pamphlet gives birthers a new argument against Obama's citizenship status. It's as ridiculous as it sounds. Published May 18 2012
Democrats aren't the only ones who should be rooting for Tom Barrett. If he wins Wisconsin's upcoming recall election, the right wing of the Republican Party will lose far more. Published May 17 2012
A lack of pro-choice voter intensity among America's millennials has abortion rights supporters concerned. Will our nation's youth come to accept the Roe v. Wade decision during the years ahead? Published May 16 2012
Do veterans favor Obama, or are they tired of endless war? Published May 16 2012
George Zimmerman has been presumed to be anything and everything imaginable. Imagine more. Published May 15 2012
Since President Obama announced his support for same-sex marriage, family values have returned to the national discussion, begging the question of what a "family value" is in the first place. Published May 13 2012
New American college grads face nearly 54 percent unemployment or underemployment. The question is not what the American dream will be for them, but whether it will exist at all. Published May 10 2012
For the first time since the Great Depression, the rate of immigration from Mexico is down. What impact will this have on America's future? Published May 9 2012
Radical mass movements are hijacking the American political process. For many, politics have become a religion. Sixty years ago, philosopher Eric Hoffer explained why. Published May 9 2012
F. Scott Fitzgerald's masterpiece "The Great Gatsby" has many interpretations. Does it promote anti-capitalism? Is it a retelling of the Roaring Twenties? Is it neither? Published May 9 2012
Do you think that a 60 hour workweek is good for your job or company? Maybe, if that number is reduced by 20. Published May 9 2012
In the play "Death of a Salesman", the trials and tribulations of the booming middle class were presented with stunning clarity. Today, does that same middle class even exist? Published May 8 2012
Do you think that most people are average and above? A new study says to think again. How will this impact our economy during the years ahead? Published May 7 2012
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