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Green or Die

Green or Die

November 26, 2008 | web only
TAP Online talks with the Rev. Lennox Yearwood about the cost of environmental degradation on communities of color, how to change the consumerist culture of hip-hop, and what Obama owes the hip-hop generation.

Related: Dana Goldstein, Adam Serwer and Brentin Mock discuss race and gender in the 2008 election

Yearwood at a March 14, 2006 rally for Hurricane Katrina survivors in Washington, D.C. (AP Photo)

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Attacks in Indiana.
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Turkeys and infant mortality.
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Dean Baker's economic commentary
The Post is still missing the housing bubble.
Posted at 5:42 a.m.

How to Repair Our Relationship With Europe

November 26, 2008 | web only
Our relationships with the countries of the EU have been marred by a lack of actual diplomacy from the Bush administration.

Let the Conservative Whining Begin

November 25, 2008 | web only
During eight years of Republican rule, conservative talkers had to work hard to find people to blame for the nation's troubles. That won't be a problem anymore.

Michelle Obama and Military Families

November 24, 2008 | web only
The incoming first lady is poised to make veterans' affairs one of her top issues -- and we could all take a cue from her.

The FundamentaList Thanksgiving Special

November 26, 2008 | web only
A look back at the most important developments in the religious right over the past year.

The House of Dispute

November 25, 2008 | web only
A house in Hebron has become the site of the latest battle over settlements in the West Bank. In a ruling last week, Israel's Supreme Court gave residents three days to clear out voluntarily, or face eviction.

Street Fighter

November 24, 2008
New York City's transportation commissioner, Janette Sadik-Khan, is proving that cities don't need major initiatives like congestion pricing to become more walkable and bikeable.

Don't Call it a Culture War

Don't Call it a Culture War

November 25, 2008
Progressives should not declare the culture war dead; we must reframe it and keep fighting.

We will continue to lose battles like Prop. 8 until we can successfully relabel LGBT rights a civil-rights issue, rather than an issue mired in the culture-war swamp of moral controversy.

Nancy Ayllon, left and Shawny Woodward at a Proposition 8 rally in Fresno, Calif. (AP Photo)

The Realignment Opportunity
November 24, 2008

Conservatives say that America remains a center-right country and Obama won only because of special circumstances, while some liberals claim that the election marks a historic realignment. Neither is the right way to read the returns.

The Case for Keeping the Big Three Out of Bankruptcy
November 24, 2008 | web only

Whatever the moral claim of UAW members and retirees to their paychecks and pensions, it's their sheer number that requires the government to keep the Big Three, for now, out of bankruptcy court.

Lessons From the ER
November 23, 2008

Navigating a family health emergency, one policy expert learns it's not just doctors who make mistakes--systems can make them worse.

The Limits of Self-Interest
November 22, 2008

The idea that helping others harms them is not just wrong but destructive to democracy, Deborah Stone argues.


Why Waxman Won

November 21, 2008 | web only
Henry Waxman's defeat of John Dingell wasn't the first time he has defeated a more senior member of Congress -- he and his fellow California Democrats have been challenging the seniority system since the 1970s.

Don't Be Afraid of Joe the Senator

November 21, 2008 | web only
We shouldn't worry that Joe Lieberman has gained anything by hanging on to his chairmanship. While he will head a powerful and important committee, Lieberman has no margin for error.

The Cult of Counterinsurgency

November 20, 2008
A quiet revolution in the U.S. military has resurrected Vietnam-era strategies to fight the war on terrorism. Retired Lt. Col. John Nagl makes counterinsurgency seem so appealing that it's easy to forget its dark side.

How Do We Keep Obama's Youth Mobilized?

November 20, 2008 | web only
Barack Obama's campaign politicized and organized more youth than any campaign has in recent history. Nine youth organizers, writers, and progressive-policy thinkers show us how to keep them engaged.

A Drama-Free Transition?

November 20, 2008 | web only
Obama's transition is downright ... boring. The real news is that it's been an unusually straightforward transition, and one that promises to maintain the contemporary presidential tradition of concentrating power in the White House.

The Paper Chase

November 19, 2008
Dozens of progressive institutions are clamoring to put their agendas on Obama's desk. Will the incoming president actually read them?

The Fundamentalist (No. 58)

November 19, 2008 | web only
Religious conservatives plan to start new organizing efforts outside the Republican Party and Mike Huckabee settles some scores from the 2008 campaign.

Can Obama Make Wonks and Hacks Work Together?

November 18, 2008 | web only
After eight years in the wilderness, the reality-based community is back in charge. Now they have a chance to prove that they know what they're doing.

The Identity Blame Game

November 18, 2008 | web only
It's Cabinet speculation time, and the valiant defenders of the place of white men in the Democratic Party are worried, once again, that women, people of color, and gay folks will screw it all up for them.

Advocating for Urbanism

November 18, 2008 | web only
Obama has promised to create a White House Office of Urban Policy. What will this look like? Who will run it?

Featured Contributor

Sarah  Posner Sarah Posner, author of God's Profits: Faith, Fraud, and the Republican Crusade for Values Voters, has covered the religious right for the Prospect, The Nation, The Washington Spectator, AlterNet, and other publications.

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Don't Call it a Culture War

Progressives should not declare the culture war dead; we must reframe it and keep fighting.

We will continue to lose battles like Prop. 8 until we can successfully relabel LGBT rights a civil-rights issue, rather than an issue mired in the culture-war swamp of moral controversy.

Nancy Ayllon, left and Shawny Woodward at a Proposition 8 rally in Fresno, Calif. (AP Photo)

Damaged Heroes
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Four recent films reveal how America sees its Iraq War veterans.

Up-Close and Personal in Iraq
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Dexter Filkins' new book provides an intimate and engrossing account of his time in Iraq. Why don't we read more like it in our newspapers?

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