Whatever our opinions of the candidates -- whatever we think of Trump or Cruz or Sanders -- whatever we think is wrong about our political system, we should all at least feel good that there is very little apathy in this campaign, and that it's bringing even young adolescents into the political conversation.
Bernie Sanders has been unfairly criticized for being a "Johnny One Note" on foreign policy because he continually reminds voters of his early opposition to the Iraq War. To explain why he continues to emphasize the importance of his decision to oppose that war, Sanders has pointed to the speech he gave back in October 2002 in which he laid out five important reasons why he feared the Bush Administration's march to war. Critics and cynics have flippantly dismissed his understanding in foreign affairs and have, therefore, ignored that important speech. Because it was so prescient, it deserves attention, not scorn. Here, in short, were the five reasons he gave in 2002 for opposing the Iraq War.
Transforming movements towards social justice depend on the work of a core group of committed and persistent and not always frontline soldiers -- women and men who seize the moment and choose to stand up for what is right.
It may be true that, as Hillary Clinton stated, "One vote in 2002 is not a plan to defeat ISIS." But the real issue is whether or not Americans should entrust someone who helped facilitate the rise of ISIS with a plan to counter that threat.
Journalists and pundits had been waiting for it for months: a win for Sanders and Trump in the same primary. Then they could finally rehash their "rise of populism" articles. And we were not disappointed after the New Hampshire primaries
It is simply not enough to proclaim that all black lives matter when clearly not all black bodies matter in our collective conception and articulation of black liberation. Our conception and articulation of black liberation currently suffers from a profound failure to engage disability as a site of struggle, resistance and transformation.
We love you both for very different reasons - and it's causing us conflict. We don't want to have to choose between you, but only one of you will end up actually becoming the Democratic nominee. So why not combine forces and truly make this a win-win for the Democrats, the country - and yourselves?
Inspired by the film maker's own struggles overcoming bipolar disorder, Paul Dalio wrote, directed, edited and scored his feature film debut which also includes performances by Griffin Dunne, Christine Lahti and Bruce Altman.
Besides winning the New Hampshire Democratic Primary by a wider than expected margin, Bernie Sanders just made history.
You may remember the Clinton campaign circulating a photograph of Barack Obama wearing a turban in an effort to portray him as a Muslim sympathizer. It was a little push to stoke the xenophobia and paranoia. The Clinton campaign recently tried the same tactic with Bernie Sanders.
What if Biden had run? What if Trump had won Iowa, especially by a wide margin? What if Bloomberg were to run? The biggest "what if" is almost unmentionable.
Where to Invade Next is Michael Moore's most disturbing film yet. Contrasting the progressive public policies practiced abroad with those here at home, Moore starkly drives home just how inhumane American society has truly become.
I fear that the new voters who see Bernie Sanders as their savior are coming to view the rest of the Democratic party and those of us who have long worked to achieve it's goals as the enemy.
Some decisions have repercussions that can last a lifetime. Most of these decisions are made daily, and they require focus and perspective to keep them from haunting you.
Syrians are waiting. Everywhere. Waiting for the next airstrike. Waiting to cross another border. Waiting for a smuggler to call back to to say if there is room on the rubber dinghy, or worse, if they will have to sail it. Waiting to be rescued in the middle of the sea. Waiting to die ... of starvation.
With the primary season now finally and officially underway, and with Senator Bernie Sanders' stunning victory in New Hampshire still registering on the political seismograph, I've been wondering what Bayard Rustin would make of it all.
The Clintons are insiders now, their personal wealth of over $50 million derived nearly entirely from the wealthy and powerful. And it shows. Hillary's gradualism in health care carefully protects health-related industries. Her proposals for financial regulation do not include putting executives in jail, or confiscating the wealth they obtained by theft.
It saddens me that progressives now have to put pen to paper to defend Alan Grayson; a man who has not only proved himself the most effective Liberal in the House - having passed more legislation promoting progressive causes than anyone else - but the most effective Congressman, period, having passed more legislation than any member of Congress from either party.
There have been many scientific highlights of physics and astronomy in recent years: the Higgs Boson, landing a probe on a comet, and an amazing fly-by of Pluto. But all this is dwarfed by what has been announced this week. A new era of science has begun.
What's better than a box of chocolates on Valentine's Day? A homemade chocolate dessert, of course. From Chocolate Bread Pudding to Chocolate Cupcakes to Chocolate Cream Pie, these desserts are sure to make your sweetheart swoon.
Doughmamma is celebrating it's one year anniversary this Valentine's Day at Doughmamma.com and on the wonderful Huffington Post! As a thank you to Doughmamma readers, we will be giving away an organic baking box to one lucky winner announced March 1st, 2016.
The latest round of trash talking between GOP contenders Donald Trump and Jeb Bush has particularly focused on the other's mental health, if in an entirely juvenile sort of way. This, unfortunately, is the most common format in which mental health is referenced.
While the United States has been distracted by Russia and the Middle East, China is quietly considering putting its nuclear arsenal on high alert. That could spell trouble.
All mothers who have lost their beloved children share the same pain and no matter what image or label the media, politicians or the powers that be assign, their lives will never be the same
Celebration and distraction are not the same thing. Taking time to step back from our difficult realities to rejoice, heal and love together is crucial. Investing in corporate fantasies and confusing them with our movements is detrimental.
Bernie Sanders is far too easy on Hillary Clinton in their debates. Clinton flaunts her record and experience in ways that Sanders could use to expose her serious vulnerabilities and disqualifications for becoming president.
The secret for our national future in this troubled world is to be the west in the east and the east in the west. Comfortable and conversant with the multiple cultures of our region, and respectful of their diversity. Just as we are comfortable and engaged with the multicultural society we have become at home.
What I keep hearing is that more than outright hostility, a huge piece of the white church's complicity in America's original sin comes down to indifference to others. Indifference to the experience and sufferings of their black neighbors and even black brothers and sisters in churches -- including indifference to those "prophets who cry out."
This week's KCRW podcast "Scheer Intelligence" features Truthdig editor and host Robert Scheer in conversation with Nomi Prins, author, journalist and former investment banker, who explains the culture of Wall Street and its influence on government.
He's said to be a brilliant orator with a sharp legal mind. But his expression unsettles me. I realize my reaction is visceral and automatic, but as a neurologist it is my business to notice things out of the ordinary and probe them.
Yesterday Charles Blow wrote a column in the Times headlined, "Stop Bernie-Splaining to Black Voters," and it made me think about how the same arrogance is coming from straight supporters of both candidates to LGBT voters.