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Why Am I Moving Left?

used to be right down the middle. But America’s changed, and so have I.

In my late 50’s, at a time of life when most people are supposed to be drifting into a cautious conservatism, I am surprised to find myself moving steadily leftward. 1,480 more words

Politics

Citizenship Matters: How Children of Immigrants Will Sway the Future of Politics

Americans and politicians across the political spectrum have voiced their extraordinarily strong support for immigration reform with a pathway to citizenship. But despite this consensus—and despite the June 2013 Senate passage of an immigration reform plan with a pathway to citizenship—House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) has indicated he will not bring up immigration reform at all this year. 875 more words

Hispanics

Accessibility Shouldn't Stop at the Door

By Lindsay Lee

Lindsay Lee is one of eight participants in the 2014 Youth in International Development and Affairs (YIDA) internship program.  She  507 more words

People With Disabilities

Christianity's Las Vegas

I want to wrap up the week with an idea I read in Relevant Magazine. In an article called “7 Things Christians Need to Remember About Politics,” a very true statement was made. 859 more words

Reflections

Independent Voters Outnumber GOP, Democrats in Arizona

 Independents now outnumber both Republicans and Democrats in Arizona as voters continue to abandon the two major parties.

But that actually could lead to further political polarization on both ends of the political spectrum, at least in the short term. 626 more words

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Lou Reed – There Is No Time

Lou Reed doesn’t want you to rest on your laurels. The lyrics from this 1989 song are like a bullet list, rah-rah speech to get off your duff and do something. 112 more words

1980s

Tea Party Lost in the Primaries But Keeps Fighting

The big story of this year’s primaries is that the Tea Party is being creamed.

Meanwhile, the GOP’s mainstream and Tea Party candidates are trying to paper over their differences, all the while keeping up what Democrats must find an entertaining brawl. 1,051 more words

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