Is it a socialist takeover or just fed up voters trying to make a difference? Political trends since the beginning of the Great Recession hold the answer. Published May 7 2012
Both the late political provocateur Andrew Breitbart and his obscene eulogist Matt Taibbi might not have agreed on much, but they did share a common goal - dragging public discourse into the gutter. Published May 4 2012
Anti-bullying advocate and controversial columnist Dan Savage seems to have engaged in a bit of bullying himself; specifically toward devoted Christians. Is his hypocrisy a teachable moment for the rest of us? Published May 4 2012
Today's college students are getting their degrees and racking up the bills to show for this, but nonetheless face nearly 54% unemployment. Why? Published May 3 2012
Overpopulation is a huge problem, but like so many others, it is too often ignored or even derided. Now, Paul Ehrlich warns that the cost of this might be devastatingly realized during the years ahead. Published May 3 2012
From poor education rates to frequent porn searches, right-wing states have the majority of America's left-wing problems. How come? Published May 3 2012
Who is the real George Zimmerman? Through an old Myspace page, he tells us more than we could have ever imagined. Published May 3 2012
Would you grant a terminally ill war veteran's request for a refund; especially one trying to visit his daughter in another state? Spirit Airlines sure wouldn't. Published May 3 2012
Planned Parenthood and Texas women won far more than the right to freedom of speech and association in an Austin courtroom on Monday. Published May 2 2012
Much has been made about the far right's tireless campaign against moderate Republicans. Little, though, is said about the open season declared on centrist Democrats. Maybe that is beginning to change. Published May 2 2012
It was just another afternoon in the Oklahoma House until the subject of personhood came up. Then things got interesting, and in a way that most would not expect. Published May 2 2012
San Francisco has a news sheriff in town, and he intends to crack down on crime. Maybe he should start in his own backyard. Published May 1 2012
Joseph F. Cotto is a social journalist and student of history from central Florida. He writes about everything from political trends to men's fashion, but finds nothing to be more interesting than a good interview. In the past, he ...Read More
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