This week the nation got a glimpse of the future, as the frontrunners tipped their hands about what lies in store for us. After big wins in several states, Donald Trump proclaimed, to a sideways glance from Mary Pat Christie, that "the only card [Clinton] has is the woman's card." Clinton responded by saying, "If fighting for women's health care and paid family leave and equal pay is playing the woman card, then deal me in!" It's a curious strategy to start off the pivot to the general election by insulting 52 percent of the electorate. Republican women lawmakers responded by urging Trump to nominate a woman as VP. But as insulting as Trump's comments were, even worse for women are his policies. Policies denying women equal pay and access to reproductive rights are pretty good examples of "playing the man card." What's clear is that the GOP's Dais Strategy -- reaching out to a group put off by its policies by bringing a member of that group up on the dais -- isn't a winning hand.
The Republicans know the "woman card" well since they're the ones who invented it. They've been playing it since 1984 when the Democrats nominated Geraldine Ferraro for vice president, the first woman to make it onto the ticket of a major American political party.
Much as I applaud the historic diplomatic achievements the Paris Agreement represents, the treaty contains fatal flaws that threaten us and the planet.
The press is concerned with polls and primaries, numbers of delegates, and the reporter's hopes for exciting contested conventions. But many faith leaders are concerned with the moral quality of our national discourse -- how much fear, division, and even hate are dominating over trust, compassion, and even love.
Joining the Uber board, which CEO Travis Kalanick announced last week, represents for me an opportunity to have an impact on a global scale in a way that truly adds value to people's lives -- which are also priorities for us at The Huffington Post.
If there was a real reason to believe that the current system is badly hurting our veterans, and that they would be better cared for under a privatized system, then it would be reasonable to support the transition. But this is the opposite of the reality.
Across America, men and women who were unfairly convicted languish in jails and prisons. Those cases and stories rarely receive any attention from the legal system, the media, and the public. Fortunately for Mac Phipps, the media has taken note and well-known artists have publicly offered him their support.
Young people worldwide, who have been more affected than their elders by the financial crisis, identify with one another more than they ever have in the past. They are the #StarWarsGen: just as no one cares where you are from on Endor or Coruscant in Star Wars, for these kids, being from planet earth is enough information, thank you very much.
Rev. Daniel Berrigan, the renown anti-war activist, award-winning poet, author and Jesuit priest, who inspired religious opposition to the Vietnam war and later the U.S. nuclear weapons industry, has died at age 94, just a week shy of his 95th birthday.
Texas and 25 other states filed a lawsuit to block President Obama's November 2014 executive action to help keep immigrant families together. The DAPA and expanded DACA initiatives would help parents remain in the U.S. temporarily to work, further their education, and support their families.
Dear Mr. Buffett, if you believe that the Paris climate accord has put us on a path to rapid phase-out of fossil fuels, if you believe that the sun and wind will soon provide all the world's energy needs, there is little reason for you to say more. But I suspect you agree that more is needed.
A design sprint helps teams filter ideas and gain clarity as to which of them are best to pursue.
As part of a global community of journalists and editors who, at least in theory, strive to educate and inform, I was disgusted Thursday to come across a Glamour UK article that in one little gif-filled, navel-gazing story undermined Beyonce's "Lemonade" message.
Far more than arcane delegate rules, the two-headed monster of Cruz and Kasich personifies establishment perfidy. Where this goes is plain to see.
While we fight to save our planet from the ravages of climate change through the Clean Air Act, international agreements, better fuel mileage standards and clean energy incentives, climate change is already happening.
I can honestly say I have no idea how many concussions I have had. One reason for that: There was no "concussion protocol" when I played, even up until the time I retired in 2005. After a hard hit to the head, you just got up, shook your head, saw some stars and tried to play through it.
In Maryland: Yes, the "establishment" won. Yes, we will soon have an all-male delegation. I can certainly see how that looks from the outside. For those of us inside, however, this was about something other than "identity politics," which Congresswoman Donna Edwards derided as a Republican concept
Donald Trump's first foreign policy speech was an incoherent mess. Let's start there. He doesn't even care enough to think up his own thoughts.
When my kids were little, people would always say, 'Enjoy this time. They grow up so quickly.' And, yes, they were right. But whereas days used to slip away like hours and weeks used to slip away like days, right now our months as a family unit feel as though they're slipping away like minutes.
Clearly economic insecurity is everyone's issue: policy makers, business leaders, and educators, not to mention the millions of Americans who wrestle with it every day.
When the Dixie Chicks announced their 2016 tour, I got excited... then got carried away. I can't wait to welcome them back from a "Long Time Gone" in London, cry to "Cowboy Take Me Away" in Dublin and sing the ultimate female empowerment anthem, "Goodbye Earl," with my girlfriends in Pennsylvania and Virginia.
Under a Hillary administration, it is likely that more women and people of color will find their way into elite positions within the current political and economic hierarchy. However, her idea of "breaking all barriers" does not include breaking the biggest barrier of them all -- runaway inequality.
With all of the stress that comes with teaching, I think it's easy to forget all the amazing things I experience as a teacher that would never be the status quo in a "normal job."
Right now, Bernie Sanders is the man of the hour. Before the spotlight moves on, he needs to use the enthusiastic political capital he and his colleagues have amassed to lay the foundation for fundamental progressive change rooted within the local communities of America.
This time last year, I never dreamed I'd spend Mother's Day without my mom. Please, don't let another day slip by without connecting with yours.
Wealth inequality is even more of a problem than income inequality. That's because you have to have enough savings from income to begin to accumulate wealth -- buying a house or investing in stocks and bonds, or saving up to send a child to college. But many Americans have almost no savings, so they have barely any wealth. Two-thirds live paycheck to paycheck.
I almost lost my marriage because of you. It was the year my son named Jack was born, and you were born right along with him.
Don't get me wrong, white people are allowed to have opinions and share them, but to attempt to interpret a film and album that was made for and meant to empower black women simply does not make sense. We have to understand this: LEMONADE was not made for us. It's not about white people
I see a man who has committed every fiber of his being to keeping our family together. It suddenly occurred to me that my heart wasn't the only one that ached over the past few months. His did, too. Despite that, he has carried on with the calm, steady manner that I always recognized, but never realized was so vital to our relationship.
The message at the heart of Junction 48 is that Palestinians do not need the patronizing help of Western liberals; even less do they need the silence about "honor killing" as part of the Western leftist's "respect" for Palestinian ways of life. These two aspects are the two sides of the same ideological mystification.
Every Mother's Day I get asked what I want. I have the same request year after year. Yet I never get it. All I want is to spend Mother's Day with my mom. Just one more time.