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The Politics Of Business, And The Business Of Politics, In The World Of Donald J. Trump

David Coates | Posted 02.17.2017 | Politics
David Coates

The Chinese curse, “may you live in interesting times,” has a renewed resonance this side of January 20th. As we now all presumably realize, there...

The Example of Jesus: A challenge to Christians in a politically divided nation

Sarah Burkhart | Posted 02.13.2017 | Religion
Sarah Burkhart

"Let him begin by treating the Patriotism or the Pacifism as a part of his religion. Then let him, under the influence of partisan spirit, come to reg...

Donald Trump's Silence On The Quebec Mosque Shooting Is Dangerous For American Muslims

The Huffington Post | Rowaida Abdelaziz | Posted 02.02.2017 | World

On Sunday night, Alexandre Bissonnette, a 27-year-old white man, opened fire inside a Quebec City mosque, killing six people and wounding eight others...

Minorities In America: The Time To Fight For One Another Is Now

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 01.31.2017 | Queer Voices

The night of President Donald Trump’s election, I left The Huffington Post newsroom and walked from Manhattan back to my Brooklyn apartment. There, ...

Breaking Out Of My American Bubble

Adrian Margaret Brune | Posted 01.31.2017 | Politics
Adrian Margaret Brune

For the past year, at least, if not for every election cycle, pundits and forecasters in American politics speak about the “bubbles” of the East a...

Why President Trump’s Persistent Claims Of Voter Fraud Threaten To Undermine American Democracy

Benjamin Knoll | Posted 01.24.2017 | Politics
Benjamin Knoll

On December 1, 2016 Gambian voters went to the polls to participate in their country’s presidential election. Incumbent president Yahya Jammeh lost ...

Why Trump's presidency will be weaker than many have hoped or feared

David Schultz | Posted 01.20.2017 | Politics
David Schultz

One of the ironies of American politics is that while the U.S. presidency is arguably the most powerful elected position in the world, the office is a...

How Hatred Of Islam Is Corrupting the American Soul

Khaled Abou El Fadl | Posted 01.30.2017 | Politics
Khaled Abou El Fadl

A bill requiring the U.S. State Department to declare the Muslim Brotherhood a "foreign terrorist organization" is very likely to become law in the co...

The Age Of Great Expectations And The Great Void

Andrew Bacevich | Posted 01.09.2017 | Politics
Andrew Bacevich

Cross-posted with TomDispatch.com The fall of the Berlin Wall in October 1989 abruptly ended one historical era and inaugurated another. So, too, did ...

From 'Arrival' To 'Zootopia,' A Look At American Politics In 2016's Movies

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 12.29.2016 | Entertainment

You can be highbrow. You can be lowbrow. But can you ever just be brow? Welcome to Middlebrow, a weekly examination of pop culture. We tend to love pl...

Check Out Our Favorite Politics Books Of The Year

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 12.28.2016 | Politics

Books are great, but there are a lot of them. Traditional print publishers release more than 300,000 titles a year in the United States. At The Huffin...

Opposing Donald Trump's Policies Is More Important Than Respecting Political Norms, Clinton Voters Say

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 12.22.2016 | Politics

Most Americans who voted for Hillary Clinton now want to see President-elect Donald Trump’s opponents doing whatever it takes to work against him, e...

2016 Election Explainer In 4 Words: The Urban-Rural Divide

Raza Rumi | Posted 12.09.2016 | Politics
Raza Rumi

Since the historic win of Donald Trump, the American media and pundits have been grappling to understand the election results and their inability to p...

The Campaign: Is This Really Happening To Us?

Richard C. Harwood | Posted 11.04.2016 | Politics
Richard C. Harwood

At times the presidential campaign has brought out the worst of America, and left us bereft. Sadly, no matter who wins, we can expect more ugliness.

The City upon the Hill in an Age of Donald Trump

Ulrich Rosenhagen | Posted 11.02.2016 | Religion
Ulrich Rosenhagen

Colonial New England has given America the tradition of election sermons. On the day of the annual elections for office, the representatives gathered ...

Ivanka Trump - Before She Was Famous

Outspeak | Posted 09.20.2016 | HuffPost Live 321
Outspeak

At least she doesn't have her father's tiny hands.

What Happens When A Muslim Meets A Trump Supporter

Zac Thompson | Posted 09.16.2016 | HuffPost Live 321
Zac Thompson

It's become common to see headlines like, "Trump supporters really are deeply hostile to Muslims and nonwhites," which is deplorable. We think it's time everyone calmed down.

The Decay Of American Politics

Andrew Bacevich | Posted 08.04.2016 | Politics
Andrew Bacevich

To contrast the virtues and shortcomings of Stevenson and Eisenhower with those of Hillary Rodham Clinton and Donald Trump is both instructive and profoundly depressing.

Who's To Blame For The Current Climate of American Politics?

Zac Thompson | Posted 08.02.2016 | HuffPost Live 321
Zac Thompson

The current state of affairs in the United States has been the subject of much finger pointing. With pointed fingers come: blame. We blame the other party, the inaction of the senate, the constitution, corruption, and everything in between.

In The Midst Of The Madness: Is There Any Hope For American Civility?

Imani Michelle Scott, Ph.D. | Posted 07.21.2016 | Politics
Imani Michelle Scott, Ph.D.

It is no overstatement to note that with each passing day America is more the "Land of the Hypocrites and Barbarians" and less a land of morals and values than ever before. All this, while the world sits back and laughs.

Hearing Both Sides of the Aisle: Creating Political Storm, and Why It Matters

Jon Saltzman | Posted 07.13.2016 | Politics
Jon Saltzman

There's never been a better or more difficult time to bridge both sides of the political conversation. But we're up for the challenge. Political Storm is bringing democracy back to the American voters.

Reflections on Politicon 2016

Michael A. Moodian | Posted 07.05.2016 | Politics
Michael A. Moodian

Politicon took place June 25 and 26 at the Pasadena (Calif.) Convention Center. What is Politicon, you ask? Vanity Fair described it best as "a Comic-Con style event for political aficionados," while the Huffington Post called it "the Coachella of politics."

The Trump Kool-Aid: A Proliferation of Mis - and Missing - Information

Joseph Amodeo | Posted 06.28.2016 | Politics
Joseph Amodeo

Donald Trump's proliferation of misinformation has created a problem in America: People actually believe what he says even though he lacks facts for the vast majority of his statements. Through his misinformation campaign, he has effectively set the blinders on his supporters in a way that has them fixated on immigration and bombastic rhetoric rather than focusing on the growing list of issues facing our country.

American Growing Pains: Donald Trump, Congress, and the Plague of Hate

Joseph Amodeo | Posted 06.23.2016 | Politics
Joseph Amodeo

Wading through this moment of political uncertainty and transition presents us with an opportunity to reflect on three issues that seem to be at the forefront of American politics: The threat of a single man and his bombastic rhetoric attempting to override the American system, the recognition that Congress is in need of a democratic revitalization, and the fact that hate serves only to undermine democracy.

Trump's Mixed Record on Gay Rights: Why He Won't "Make America Gay Again"

Caitlin McCarey | Posted 06.09.2016 | Queer Voices
Caitlin McCarey

With House Speaker Paul Ryan's (R-WI) endorsement last week, Donald Trump became the presumed Republican presidential nominee. But despite his almost constant media coverage, Trump's position on gay rights has remained surprisingly ambiguous.