A group called the Sons of Confederate Veterans has asked Texas to issue a license plate featuring the Confederate battle flag.
Friends of Obamacare, horrified that the Supreme Court has taken a case that could blow up the federal health insurance exchanges, should recalibrate their dread.
California parents are refusing to vaccinate their kindergartners at twice the rate of seven years ago.
While most citizens were distracted by the holidays, the enlarged Republican majority in Congress was laying golden pavers for its magical kingdom.
They like her style. Many liberals adore Elizabeth Warren's populist passion for denouncing predatory conduct by Wall Street -- and her linking it to growing income inequality.
What is it that makes the holiday movie classic "It's a Wonderful Life" feel so ancient? It's the relationships, but which ones?
I'm paying up at this discount store, and the nice woman at the cash register asks me something like, "Do you want to support a program to help homeless teenagers get drug counseling?"
Few truly appreciate the enormous economic benefits the Affordable Care Act will deliver.
Interesting that the tech website CNET has started publishing an old-fashioned magazine -- you know, on paper, like Time and Life. To complete the retro circle, CNET's periodical is carrying print ads for Ford, Gillette and other brands already at home in the "Mad Men" era.
In 1916, Wanamaker's department store in Philadelphia sponsored a children's parade.
In covering the violence engulfing Ferguson, Missouri, media routinely cite the following numbers to explain the frustration of the minority community there: Ferguson's population is two-thirds African-American, yet the mayor, five of the six City Council members and nearly the entire police force are white.
End the game on immigration reform
President Obama's plan to bypass Congress in shielding millions of immigrants from deportation is not the best way to do immigration reform. But if confrontation is what it takes to get House Republicans off their rear ends and deal with the problem, so be it.
There's this game in American politics where folks who fancy themselves conservative often condemn programs that they in fact want very much. Obamacare is one such example.
The Republican takeover of the Senate majority really shouldn't matter much to progressives.
Two years ago, Jeffrey Niehaus was a popular teacher at the University of Victoria in British Columbia.
The story of Brittany Maynard has revived the debate over Oregon's Death with Dignity Act.
Young Americans are just not into driving the way their elders are or did at their age.
With the first diagnosed case of the deadly Ebola virus in the United States located in Dallas, Texans are understandably alarmed.
It shouldn't be this way, but the well-to-do tend to dominate public conversations in this country. The result has been a national preoccupation with the comfort, safety and psychological health of children like theirs -- that is, children who go to college.
Mark Sanford's heralded engagement to Maria Belen Chapur is apparently over. The rep from South Carolina released the news to America through a Facebook post. That's how Chapur found out, too.
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