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Howard Fineman
Howard Fineman is global editorial director of the Huffington Post Media Group.

Entries by Howard Fineman

From A Sidewalk In Madrid: Fear Is The Right Wing's Best Friend

(2) Comments | Posted November 24, 2015 | 9:16 PM

MADRID -- Spain was ruled by a fascist dictator for 35 years until 1975. The last thing Spaniards want is another one -- here or elsewhere.

The media “celebrated” the 40th anniversary of Francisco Francos’ death on Friday, as editors of The Huffington Post’s 15 international...

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이제 우리는 모두 무슬림이다

(0) Comments | Posted November 23, 2015 | 5:06 PM

파리 테러가 일어난 지 몇 시간 뒤, 나는 허핑텅 포스트에 '또다시 우리는 모두 파리시민이다'라는 제목의 글을 썼다. 댓글이 많이 달렸다.

일주일이 지난 지금, 나는 또 파리 관련 글을 쓰고 있다. 이번 글의 제목은 당신이 보는 바와 같다. '이제 우리는 모두 무슬림이다'

파리 테러에 대한 세계의 첫 번째 반응은...

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We Are All Muslims Now

(4) Comments | Posted November 19, 2015 | 6:27 PM

WASHINGTON -- A few hours after the Paris terror attacks, I wrote a piece for HuffPost with the headline, "We Are All Parisians, Again." It elicited a lot of comment.

A week later I'm back with another post-Paris piece. You can see the headline above: "We Are All...

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How Our Theme Song Became 'Make The World Go Away'

(0) Comments | Posted November 18, 2015 | 2:06 PM

WASHINGTON -- Post-Paris, fear and Donald Trump are back.

You can see it in new state primary polls: He's lapping the rest of the GOP presidential field in several of them. In the crucial New Hampshire contest, you can see it in the poll numbers and...

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Take Note, Obama: Bush One Would Go It Alone On ISIS, Biographer Says

(3) Comments | Posted November 16, 2015 | 7:28 PM

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama says he values the prudent example of the first President Bush as he confronts...

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Bushworld Could Accept Rubio If Jeb Fails, Biographer Jon Meacham Says

(0) Comments | Posted November 16, 2015 | 6:58 PM

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas is everything that the Bush family doesn’t like: doctrinaire, boastful, sanctimonious and...

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نحن جميعاً باريسيّون، مجدداً

(0) Comments | Posted November 15, 2015 | 10:23 PM

مرة أخرى، تتعرض مبادئ الحرية والسلام في الشوارع التي شهدت ولادة فكرةِ أنه لا يمكن أن تتمتع بإحدى المبدأين دون الآخر في الحياة المعاصرة.

مرة أخرى، اعتلى الرئيس باراك أوباما منصةً في واشنطن لإعلان التضامن الأميركي مع فرنسا، وليقسِم أن أي هجوم على المجتمع الفرنسي هو هجوم على مبادئ الكرامة،...

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Todos somos parisinos, una vez más

(0) Comments | Posted November 15, 2015 | 12:28 PM

Una vez más, los ideales de libertad y paz han sido atacados en las calles que engendraron la idea de que, en la vida moderna, resulta inconcebible que la una vaya sin la otra.

Una vez más, el presidente estadounidense Barack Obama tomó la palabra desde Washington para expresar su...

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Somos todos parisienses, de novo

(0) Comments | Posted November 14, 2015 | 1:50 PM

Mais uma vez, somos todos parisienses.

Mais uma vez, os ideais de liberdade e paz estão sob ataque nas ruas que ajudaram a dar à luz a ideia de que, na vida moderna, uma não existe sem a outra.

Mais uma vez, o presidente dos Estados Unidos, Barack Obama, apareceu...

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또다시, 우리는 모두 파리시민이다

(0) Comments | Posted November 14, 2015 | 11:46 AM

또 한 번, 우리는 모두 파리다.

또 한 번, 자유와 평화의 이상을 잉태한 그 거리에서 자유와 평화의 이상은 공격당했다.

또 한 번, 오바마 대통령은 프랑스 사회에 대한 공격은 현대성과 이성에 대한 공격이라고 선언했다.

그리고 또 한 번, 학살과 증오를 사랑하지 않는 세계는 일어나야만 한다. 그리고 말해야만 한다. 멈추라고.


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We Are All Parisians, Again

(8) Comments | Posted November 13, 2015 | 6:50 PM

WASHINGTON -- Once again, we are all Parisians.

Once again, the ideals of freedom and peace are under attack on the very streets that helped give birth to the idea that you can’t have one without the other in modern life.

Once again, President Barack Obama...

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Donald Trump: Polls Declining, Ego Expanding

(9) Comments | Posted November 13, 2015 | 2:56 PM

Donald Trump, the distended bladder of anger and Chex Mix currently running for the GOP’s presidential nomination, is starting to lose it. His poll numbers are back within Earth’s gravitational pull. His performance at the latest debate was, dare we say, low energy. Maybe that 12 minutes...

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What The Rise Of Two Young Cuban-Americans Says About The GOP's Future

(7) Comments | Posted November 9, 2015 | 3:23 PM

WASHINGTON -- The “smart money” has come up with a new scenario for how the race for the Republican presidential nomination will wrap up. 

It envisions a final, two-way contest next spring between Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida and Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas.

Such a...

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How Each Of The GOP Candidates Can Still Win

(4) Comments | Posted November 6, 2015 | 4:41 PM

The tides are starting to shift in the race to be the Republican nominee. Slowly but surely, the debates are winnowing the field. With growing intensity, enmity between rival candidates is starting to come to a boil. And the happy free-for-all scene of the early primary...

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The Nervous Breakdown of U.S. Politics

(1) Comments | Posted November 5, 2015 | 7:32 PM

WASHINGTON -- Here’s all you need to know about the not-funny nervous breakdown now going on in American politics.

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GOP's Kentucky Wins A Good Sign For The Tea Party

(5) Comments | Posted November 3, 2015 | 5:03 PM

WASHINGTON -- Republican officials here in the capital had dismissed Matt Bevin’s chances of winning the governor's race in Kentucky. They thought he was just too weird and wild, even in a state that has become deep red in presidential elections.

A Louisville businessman and tea...

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Paging Dr. Ben Carson: What’s Behind His Appeal?

(15) Comments | Posted November 2, 2015 | 5:12 PM

WASHINGTON -- While the hothouse world of politics was obsessed with Jeb Bush’s languor, Hillary Clinton’s emails, Donald Trump’s hair and CNBC’s nasty debate questions, something amazing -- some would say alarming -- has happened.

His name is Dr. Ben Carson.

A 64-year-old African-American surgeon from...

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GOP Senses That Winter Is Coming

(3) Comments | Posted October 29, 2015 | 12:22 AM

WASHINGTON -- Winter is coming, as they say on "Game of Thrones," and the Republican Party seems to have become vaguely aware that if it doesn’t get serious fast, it will be lost: That is, Hillary Clinton will be the next president.

That is the main takeaway from...

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9 Ways Hillary Clinton Could Still Lose The Nomination

(4) Comments | Posted October 23, 2015 | 3:00 PM

This week, Hillary Clinton sat through the most recent round of activity from the House Select Committee On #Benghazi, and after watching her persevere in the face of -- well... whatever that was? -- we wouldn’t be at all surprised if a desperate Martin O’Malley demanded...

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Key Democrat's Advice For Biden: Don't Run

(4) Comments | Posted October 19, 2015 | 4:52 PM

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- A key House Democrat suggested Monday that Vice President Joe Biden can’t win the Democratic nomination on his own and should not enter the contest.

Rep. James Clyburn (D-S.C.) told The Huffington Post that Biden should instead say he is “available” to head the 2016 ticket if...

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