Manifestos tagged with Politics


Advice to Politicians: Marriage Equality for Same Sex Couples
Nov. 2, 2004 - By: Evan Wolfson
A letter from Evan Wolfson, Executive Director of Freedom to Marry, to every politician out there explaining exactly why supporting gay marriage is the right thing to do AND no longer politically dangerous. Forward this one to your local and national politicians and change the tide. ...
Seven Moral Arguments for Free Trade
Oct. 19, 2004 - By: Daniel T. Griswold
Though it's easy to make politically-charged claims for or against free trade, Griswold takes a different tact. He shows us, in seven clear points, why free trade is the right thing to do from a moral standpoint. Download this one for a thought-provoking exploration of this volatile issue. You may find yourself swayed. ...
George Lakoff Manifesto
Oct. 5, 2004 - By: George Lakoff
One of the world's best-known linguists explains why progressives need to pay more attention to conservatives' most powerful weapon: framing. Lakoff provides a clear explanation of what framing is, why it's so important, and how progressives can use the tactic to their own gain. Read his section on "How to Respond to Conservatives" for examples on how progressive ...
The United State of America
Oct. 5, 2004 - By: Noah Weiss
Europe, with its European Union, has it right. Instead of staying mired in over 200 years of historical bureaucracy, Weiss argues, America needs to take a clue from its most innovative businesses: streamline and centralize. Read his manifesto to find out why he believes the time for federalism has come and gone, and what we must do about it. ...
Affirmative Action Works!
Oct. 5, 2004 - By: Paul Kivel
In a manifesto on the continued need for affirmative action and the hypocrisy of claims that it hurts white men, Paul Kivel explains how deep-seated prejudices among even the most well-intentioned lead to discrimination. "Affirmative action is not a cure-all", he admits, but it helps ensure that all have a fair chance and life's opportunities. ...
The 10 Laws of the Grassroots
Sept. 21, 2004 - By: Donna Brazile
Whether you're trying to elect a president or grow a non-profit, raise money, or awareness, Donna Brazile's 10 Laws of the Grassroots can help you mobilize the masses. Culling from lessons learned as the campaign manager for Gore 2000, Donna tells us that the future of campaigning has less to do with money and media noise and more about what worked in the p ...
Holy Avengers
Sept. 21, 2004 - By: Jessica Stern
Lecturer at Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government, Jessica spent six years interviewing religious terrorists in Pakistan, India, Israel, Palestine, Lebanon, Indonesia, and the U.S.. Along the way, she discovered what causes someone to become a religious zealot and how terrorist leaders cultivate followers with emotional, spiritual, and financial rewards. Using ter ...
Why We Fight
Sept. 7, 2004 - By: Eric Raymond
Rejecting both the left and the right, ERIC RAYMOND tells us, "Terrorists have made themselves outlaws from the moral community of mankind, to be dealt with as rabid dogs are." Read his Anti-Idiotarian manifesto. ...
Unbalance of Power
Sept. 7, 2004 - By: Al Gore
"What would Benjamin Franklin think of President Bush’s assertion that he has the inherent power…to launch an invasion?" The U.S. is now in a permanent state of war, says Al Gore, former vice-president of the United States. Read his biting assessment of the Bush administration's trespass of our trust and our liberty. ...
For Richer, For Poorer
Aug. 13, 2004 - By: Evan Wolfson
'Marriage is a basic human right.' The director of Freedom to Marry, gives a fresh legal perspective on same-sex marriages and civil rights. Wolfson, a veteran trial lawyer for landmark same-sex marriage cases, uses the legal advantages and disadvantages of marriage - heterosexual or otherwise - to highlight the importance of law and economics in civil unions. ...



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