Ken Connor, author of "Sinful Silence,"  is chairman of the Center for a Just Society

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January 17, 2012, 5:45 PM EST
GOP presidential hopefuls – most notably Newt Gingrich and Rick Perry – have been attempting to derail Golden Boy Mitt Romney's campaign momentum by attacking his background as a venture capitalist, deriding as "vulture capitalism" the practice of acquiring businesses through leveraged buyouts and attempting to increase their value through cutting costs, laying off workers and stripping out assets.
January 10, 2012, 4:30 PM EST
In politics, as with many competitive enterprises, frontrunners love to promote the myth of inevitability. Having squeaked out the narrowest of wins in Iowa and now polling favorably in New Hampshire, Mitt Romney is attempting to capitalize on the notion that his nomination is inevitable.
January 4, 2012, 2:40 PM EST
In case you haven't noticed yet, the battle for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination has been a highly volatile, highly unpredictable roller coaster ride. With a different candidate emerging at the top of the polls week after week, it would be folly for any of them to take their chances for granted.
December 20, 2011, 11:01 AM EST
Humility is not a virtue readily found in America today – especially on the field of play. Today, it's all about high-stepping, chest-bumping, trash-talking and other over-the-top behaviors intended to send the message, "I am the greatest."
December 13, 2011, 9:57 AM EST
The GOP primary process has been chaotic, resulting in ups and downs for candidates and voters alike.
December 6, 2011, 11:29 AM EST
The inevitable has happened. After weeks of steadily plummeting polls numbers and increasing political pressure, Herman Cain's campaign has finally collapsed under the weight of multiple allegations of sexual infidelity. The general assumption is that Newt Gingrich will be the primary benefactor of Cain's demise.
November 29, 2011, 2:00 PM EST
There is one major difference between the Planned Parenthood of today and that of Margaret Sanger's time: Sanger was brutally honest about her disregard for the unborn, while her contemporaries try to disguise the ugly reality of what they advocate.
November 10, 2011, 4:04 PM EST
Since the beginning of his meteoric rise to political stardom, Herman Cain has worn his lack of political experience like a badge of honor.
October 18, 2011, 3:25 PM EDT
They say that money is the mother's milk of politics, and now that the field of Republican presidential hopefuls has solidified, the media has locked onto fundraising numbers as the primary means of measuring the viability of the candidates.
September 27, 2011, 10:31 AM EDT
Let us find inspiration in the work of heroes like Marie-Therese Connolly, who is striving to raise the issue of elder abuse to the same level of social awareness as that of abortion, human trafficking, and other human rights issues.
September 13, 2011, 11:08 AM EDT
On Sunday, September 11, 2011, Americans across the country and around the world joined together to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. On virtually every television station, images of the horror and heroism of that day were interwoven with tributes to the fallen and inspiring accounts of survival and sacrifice.
August 27, 2011, 4:02 AM EDT
“In those days, there was no king in Israel. Everyone did what was right in his own eyes.”
August 19, 2011, 9:14 AM EDT
In these difficult economic times, both sides of the political aisle are desperate to convince the American people that they are the party with the best plan for pulling America out of recession.
March 7, 2011, 4:01 AM EST
During his campaign, candidate Barack Obama repeatedly cited his opposition to same-sex marriage.
January 10, 2011, 4:04 AM EST
An alarm has been sounded for Republicans who advocate big-government, abortion, gay marriage, and gun control: Take heed! The GOP is being taken over by (gasp!) actual conservatives!
December 27, 2010, 4:01 AM EST
A few weeks back, media-mogul and mega-millionaire Ted Turner (himself a father of five and prominent among the "do as I say, not as I do" liberal elite) garnered some media attention after suggest
December 20, 2010, 4:19 AM EST
"In questions of power, then, let no more be heard of confidence in man but bind him down from mischief by the chains of the Constitution."  Thomas Jefferson
November 22, 2010, 4:00 AM EST
As Congress' lame duck session gets underway, the nation is watching to see if the Democrats will attempt to capitalize on their last few weeks of hegemony before a huge shift in power occurs. Fore
November 15, 2010, 4:02 AM EST
With great power comes great responsibility. When things go well, the person in power tends to get the credit, and when they go poorly, that same person will bear the brunt of the nation's outrage.
November 5, 2010, 11:35 AM EDT
The results are in, and in the words of former President George W.