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Stuart Whatley is a Huffington Post Executive Blog Editor in the Washington, D.C. bureau.  Other than HuffPost, his writing has appeared in the...

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This Side of Democracy


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As it is an election year amidst the Great Recession, talk of the American plutocracy is very much in vogue. But to label the situation as unique belies centuries of history.

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Democratic Values, Islam and the Judeo-Christian Tradition Fallacy

There are now warnings emanating from some circles that Muslim leaders are seeking gateways through which to implement an “Islamification” of American politics and society.

Posted on Aug 11, 2010 READ MORE

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Financial Reform Won’t Alter Capitalism’s Icarus Trajectory

Perhaps the most troubling reality in the 21st century is that our economics now dictates our cultural values, rather than the reverse, where we the people would decide how resources, production and mutual prosperity should be systematized to achieve the best society for all.

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The Capitalist Hagiography Has Little Room for Saints

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Perhaps the most enervating element of the BP-Deepwater Horizon disaster is its eerie familiarity—the sheer, inexorable predictability of it all.

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Congress Scrambles in Wake of Court’s Campaign Finance Ruling


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When the Supreme Court handed down its Citizens United v. FEC ruling in January, it did more to sound the alarm on special interest money in politics than any campaign finance reformer could have dreamed.

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The Fat Line Between Free Speech and Defamation

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When criticized, many followers of one faith or another mistakenly perceive a personal attack, and tend to elevate the sacredness of their own individual beliefs at the expense of universal free expression, thus sullying the discourse before it can even begin.

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The Tea Party Movement Is a National Embarrassment

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At its core, the tea party movement is rife with contradiction, incoherence and a willful contempt for facts or reason. It is but a parody of the legitimate movements for which American democracy has historically been held in such high regard.

Posted on Feb 13, 2010 READ MORE

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Stuart Whatley
Stuart Whatley

Stuart Whatley is a Huffington Post Executive Blog Editor in the Washington, D.C. bureau.  Other than HuffPost, his writing has appeared in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The Guardian, The American Prospect, Free Inquiry and other outlets.

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