Thomas Paine

Opinion: How Republicans Distort Founders’ Meaning, Mission of Freedom

The founders conceptualized freedom as a social mission, a social obligation, the chief goal of which was to serve the…

1 year ago

Opinion: Why The Founders Could Not Have Devised A Trump-Proof Democracy

Writing in 1782, in the aftermath of the American Revolution, Thomas Paine exclaimed, “We are now really another people.” What…

2 years ago

This is How Big a Deal it is that Pope Francis Says Evolution and the Big Bang are Real

Pope Francis has declared that evolution and the Big Bang are facts, no longer to be debated, saying of evolution:…

8 years ago

America, Our Children Are Being Punished for Excluding God from Pledge of Allegiance

One student was told that failing to stand is disrespectful to members of the U.S. military; another was told the…

8 years ago

This Fourth of July America, Our Liberty is Under Siege From Within

We are under siege this July Fourth. We can only resist with our love of liberty, for it is liberty…

8 years ago

Ralph Nader Attacks the Imperial Presidency but Ignores the Do-Nothing Congress

Ralph Nader is railing against the "imperial presidency" but has nothing to say about our runaway, do-nothing Congress. It makes…

9 years ago

The Republican Party and the un-Founding of America

Republicans claim to be the defenders of the Constitution; this while wishing to do away with every amendment save the…

9 years ago

Misremembering is the Conservative Way of Treating Martin Luther King

As our nation celebrates Martin Luther King Jr, conservatives choose NOT to remember him, but to misremember him as a…

10 years ago

The Tea Party’s Intolerable Acts Are a Parting Shot from George III

The Tea Party's actions in Wisconsin and Michigan show them to owe their inspiration not to the Patriots of 1776…

10 years ago

Why America Needs a Left

In Why America Needs a Left, Eli Zaretsky makes a case for a 'hard' left, something beyond either progressivism or…

10 years ago

Let’s Not Give Right Wing Religious Idiots and Hypocrites the Last Laugh

The Religious Right says some laughable things, but there is nothing laughable about their money, power - or influence on…

10 years ago

Republicans Declare Defeat and Claim They Have Lost the Culture War

Longtime foe of multiculturalism, William J. Bennett, says Republicans lost culture war and accuses Democrats of playing identity politics

10 years ago

Glenn Beck May Give Barton’s Book of Lies a New Lease on Life

David Barton's Christian publisher may have dropped his book of lies and who better to save lies about a Founding…

10 years ago

Obama’s Constitution-friendly Religion

Jeffrey T. Kuhner of the Edmund Burke Institute, who last year accused President Obama of having "black nationalist sympathies" (whatever those…

11 years ago

Our Founding Fathers Were Liberal, NOT Conservative

A lot has been said about our founding fathers in recent years. The tea party has all of a sudden…

12 years ago

How Glenn Beck Warped Extreme Liberal Thomas Paine into a Teabagger

Glenn Beck dislikes government. He also dislikes social programs - such as Social Security, Medicaid and Medicare. Those who advocate…

12 years ago