September 30, 2010 Social progress in the National Football League has been slow to catch on, especially in the quarterback position which has traditionally been filled by white players. But Deron Snyder of The Root argues that there is reason to see positive change in the football community.
September 30, 2010 After the 2008 elections it was widely predicted that Democrats would have a decades-long majority to look forward to, but Michael Barone of the National Review argues that their lead lasted mere weeks. Looking at a map of the country, he can see Republicans leading in most areas.
September 30, 2010 The European Union decided yesterday to take legal action against France over its its expulsion of more than 1,000 illegal Roma immigrants, but decided not to charge the government with discrimination. A slide show from Foreign Policy depicts people living in Roma camps through out Europe.
September 30, 2010 Disgruntled liberals have complained about President Obama's lack of legislative progress, but E.J. Dionne of The New Republic argues that with the elections looming, the left is re-engaging and getting fired up.
September 29, 2010 While the first kill for most TV seasons past imposes a Darwinian sense of order to the universe, the Fox drama Lone Star was being toasted by critics as a real find. And in the wake of its death, anxiety is blooming that this is broadcast TV sending a signal that anything outside the usual formulaic pap will struggle to survive. Lone Star had the makings of a well-written character study of a true anti-hero -- a con man juggling two wives. The search for meaning has sent many groping for other answers, from misleading marketing as a Dallas-style soap, to the casting of an unknown in the lead role. Ultimately, why do bad things happen to good shows? Maybe it just does.
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September 29, 2010 Most uncontroversial Senate business passes through the lawmaking process fairly smoothly…until now. Jonathan Cohn of The New Republic argues that Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC), is holding the government hostage by blocking all legislation until after the November elections.
September 29, 2010 The revolution in military technology has so far kept the costs of war prohibitively high for many countries, but David Rothkopf of Foreign Policy sees this about to change. Power in the hands of irrational countries could become a dangerous phenomenon.
September 29, 2010 The Northeast, a longtime Democratic stronghold, might be the key to a Republican takeover of Congress in the midterm elections. Andrew Stiles of the National Review argues that Republicans can take back the region by running strong enthusiastic candidates.
September 29, 2010 Who could have guessed that the U.S. golf team would need a victory in the Ryder Cup to restore its fading eminence in a sport it used to dominate?
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September 28, 2010 Guest blogger Vincent Young talks about his parenting style, which is to fill every breaking minute with teachable moments.
With so much to juggle, and so many things to be discouraged about, many moms may just opt to stay home on Election Day.
September 28, 2010 ANALYSIS: The fortunes of Democratic candidates for president, Congress and governor have risen and fallen on the votes of women. But this year, discouraged about the economy and the way things are going in Washington, many women may not vote.
September 28, 2010 Many Democrats are so disappointed in President Obama's legislative progress thus far, that they are threatening to sit this election out. Katrina vanden Heuvel of The Nation argues that to abstain is not the answer. Progressives need to come together and organize instead of wallowing in despair over the country's new conservative enthusiasm.
September 28, 2010 White House communications adviser David Alexrod often finds himself clashing with other presidential advisers, but Jonathan Cohn of The New Republic argues that Alelrod's presence at the White house is vital for understanding the point of view of non-wealthy people.
September 28, 2010 China's new tariffs on U.S. - imported chicken feet seem to be only the beginning of tariff wars that could engulf the global rare earth metals trade. Steve LeVine of Foreign Policy argues that China's trade practices belie a lack of planning: Even if China becomes the world's largest economy, it could lose its strategic rare earth metal monopoly.
September 28, 2010 President Obama's small-business bill became law this week, but Larry Kudlow of the National Review argues that small business owners don't want it. Instead of being handed a bailout, they want the economy to grow, which means tax cuts for all businesses, not just small ones.
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