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Values

The Distortion And Decline Of Christianity by Robert De Filippis TheBig Slice.org, February 27, 2013

5 Biblical Concepts Fundamentalists Just Don’t Understand By Sean McElwee, AlterNet, July 30, 2013 

Reason

A Society with Poor Critical Thinking Skills: The Case for ‘Argument’ in Education by Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz, HuffingtonPost.com, 08/15/2013

Devaluing the Think Tank by TEVI TROY, National Affairs, Winter 2012

The Violence of Organized Forgetting By Henry A. Giroux, Truthout, 22 July 2013

United States of Paranoia: How the FBI Spied and Lied So Conspiracy Theorists Would Sound Crazy By Jesse Walker, August 20, 2013  |

World

A Republican Case for Climate Action By WILLIAM D. RUCKELSHAUS, LEE M. THOMAS, WILLIAM K. REILLY and CHRISTINE TODD WHITMAN, New York Times,  August 1, 2013

America

8 Shocking Ways America Leads the World By Lynn Stuart ParramoreAlterNet, July 29, 2013

Crumbling American Dreams By ROBERT D. PUTNAM, New York Times,  August 3, 2013   

United States of Paranoia: How the FBI Spied and Lied So Conspiracy Theorists Would Sound Crazy August 20, 2013  |

Why Life in America Can Literally Drive You Insane By Bruce E. Levine, AlterNet, July 30 2013

Culture

A Different Kind of Division (race) By ROSS DOUTHATAugust 24, 2013 

Are Humans Hard-Wired for Racial Prejudice? Robert M. Sapolsky, Los Angeles Times, Alternet.org, July 31, 2013   

Economic Justice

Capitalism and Christianity by Peter Montgomery, ReligionDispatches.org, July 19, 2013

CATO Institute Report Says Poor Americans Have It Too Good by Joshua Holland, BillMoyers.com August 21, 2013

God Favors Supply-Side Economics, Post by Gordon Haber, ReligionDispatches,org, August 2, 2013

How Corporations Are Subverting Attempts to Rein in Their Power By Thomas Mc Donagh, AlterNet, May 23, 2013 |

Wall Street, a Culture of Greed Won’t Let Go Ethics. Values. Integrity By ANDREW ROSS SORKIN, July 15, 2013

We’d All Be Much Wealthier If We Acted Like a Society—Instead We Prop Up the Private Wealth of a Small Number of Elites By Robert Reich, Robert Reich’s Blog, August 23, 2013

Why Elites Want to Mask the Suffering of Poor Whites by Chauncey DeVega, Daily Kos, August 1, 2013  

The 5 Biggest Obscenities of Capitalism Today By Paul Buchheit, AlterNet, July 14, 2013 

Education, Humanities, Science

Public Policies, Made to Fit People By RICHARD H. THALER, New York Times August 24, 2013

Who’s Afraid of Zinn’s Radical History? by Sonia Murrow and Robert Cohen, The Nation, August 7, 2013, posted on CommonDreams.org

Media/Communications

15 things everyone would know if there were a liberal media by akadjianFollow, Daily Kos, Aug 07, 2013

Big Media Is Raking in Billions on Political Ads — Here’s a Way to Take Back the Airwaves That Belong to All of Us by Bill Moyers, Alternet.org, March 30, 20132012  |

Rush Limbaugh’s Reputation as King of Right-Wing AM Radio Has Come Crashing Down, Eric Boehlert, Media Matters, posted by Alternet.org, August 8, 2013

The U.S. Behaves Nothing Like a Democracy, But You’ll Never Hear About It in Our ‘Free Press’ By Noam Chomsky, AlterNetAugust 15, 2013

Democracy

Chaos Looms By Paul Krugman, New York TImes blog,  August 1, 2013

Happiness and Well-Being are NOT the same thing… huge implications for public policy! Cognitive Policy Works – August 2013

Hollywood Legend Ed Asner Has Outraged Republicans Over This Animated Short VIDEO December 05, 2012

Politics

Obama isn’t as ‘lawless’ as the GOP alleges By Ruth Marcus, Washington Post, August 20, 2013

Raising The Minimum Wage Is A Political GoldmineBy Ruy Teixeira, Guest Blogger on ThinkProgress.org, August 23, 2013

The Nudge Debate By DAVID BROOKS , New York Times, August 8, 2013

Why Republicans Are Disciplined and Democrats Aren’t By Robert Reich 07/24/2013 http://www.huffingtonpost.com

Money in politics

O Little Town of Washington by Michael Winship, Bill Moyers.com, August 23, 2013  excerpt

Conservatives/Republicans

5 Reasons Republicans Are Beginning To Worry They Could Lose The House In 2014 by Jason Sattler, nationalmemo.com, August 19, 2013

American Right-Wingers Are No Longer Conservative — They’re Extremists – excerpt By Joshua Holland, AlterNet, April 17, 2013

Conservatives once ridiculed Ayn Rand  By Michael Lind, Salon.com, Aug 8, 2013

Departure of GOP operatives could imperil debt-limit talks By Lori Montgomery, Washington Post, August 8, 2013 

Has the G.O.P. Gone Off the Deep End? By THOMAS B. EDSALLJuly 17, 2013

Inside Groundswell: Read the Memos of the New Right-Wing Strategy Group Planning a “30 Front War” By David Corn | Thu Jul. 25, 2013

Republicans Against Reality By PAUL KRUGMAN, New York Times, August 4, 2013  

The Neocon Revival By DAVID BROOKS, New York Times, August 1, 2013

Movement

Cynicism Is Corporate America’s Greatest Weapon. Disarm It. Richard (RJ) Eskow, Campaign for America’s Future, 08/20/2013

Don’t Wait for the Revolution — ‘Be the Change’ and Live It By Andrew Boyd, YES! Magazine August 6, 2013 

Movements Without Leaders – What to Make of Change on an Overheating Planet by Bill McKibben, Cross-posted with TomDispatch.com, 8/18/2013  

We Can’t Give in to the Culture of Fear and Apathy — Channel Your Discontent into Positive Action by Kevin Zeese, Margaret Flowers, AlterNet, August 16, 2013

Moral politics

5 Biblical Concepts Fundamentalists Just Don’t Understand by Sean McElwee, AlterNet, July 30, 2013  |

A Religious Legacy, With Its Leftward Tilt, Is Reconsidered By JENNIFER SCHUESSLER, New York Times, July 23, 2013

Religion challenges left and right By E.J. Dionne Jr., Washington Post, August 4 

Religious progressives hold stronger appeal among Millennials By Robby Jones, Washington Post, July 18, 2013 The Washington Post Company

Six challenges for organizing a progressive religious movement By Robert P. Jones, Washington Post, August 2, 2013

Transformation

Political Dreaming in the Twenty-First Century  Where Has It Gone? By Ira Chernus  

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