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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.

Why Hillary Clinton Should Recruit David Petraeus for Vice President

Brian K. Pinaire, Ph.D. | Posted 05.23.2016 | Politics
Brian K. Pinaire, Ph.D.

Most prognostication has it that Clinton needs to make herself more appealing by value-adding some measure of regional balance, shoring up a swing state or appeasing a needed demographic with a symbolic selection. Is David Petraeus the answer?

Why It's Important For Trump To Release His Tax Returns

Joseph Amodeo | Posted 05.13.2016 | Politics
Joseph Amodeo

Contrary to Mr. Trump's assertion that "there's nothing there," there is a lot to glean from tax return.

A Message to America From an African Canadian

Eric Douglas | Posted 04.21.2016 | HuffPost Live 321
Eric Douglas

Finding some levity in these serious times is Outspeaker Brian Calvert, founder of The Canada Party, a welcome newcomer in the age-old contest between Democrats and the GOP.

Are Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders Right That the Primary System Is 'Rigged'?

Kicker | Posted 04.20.2016 | Politics

Though they are running for the presidential nomination in different political parties and their stances on numerous key issues are pretty different, ...

Trevor Noah - Before They Were Famous

Outspeak | Posted 04.15.2016 | HuffPost Live 321

Comedian Trevor Noah took over for Jon Stewart on The Daily Show as the funny man behind the desk in September 2015. He brings you politics with a dash of humor, and it is much needed considering the way these elections are going down.

Millennials Taking Power

Mark Gerzon | Posted 04.01.2016 | Politics
Mark Gerzon

But unlike other states, America's third largest "state" has no representatives in Congress. Consequently, Collegia represents a golden opportunity for mobilizing Millennial Power. This population is heavily concentrated in well-defined college towns.

WWE Hall of Famers Who'd Make a Better President Than Donald Trump

Eric Douglas | Posted 04.05.2016 | HuffPost Live 321
Eric Douglas

What do election politics and professional wrestling have in common? Apparently, more than you think. Both feature over-the-top personalities giving 'cutting promos' (or giving speeches, depending on the arena), both have a tendency to stretch the truth in order to advance their own agendas, and both feature a healthy amount of trash talking directed at the competition.

What Does Mar-a-Lago Tell Us About a Trump Presidency?

Joseph Amodeo | Posted 03.25.2016 | Politics
Joseph Amodeo

As the prospect of Donald Trump clinching the Republican nomination for the presidency becomes more probable, I can't help but reflect on an observation that I made during his first primary night "press conference" at Mar-a-Lago:

If History Repeats Itself, Who Is Bernie Sanders?

Mark Schmanko | Posted 03.18.2016 | Politics
Mark Schmanko

However the nomination trajectory unfolds, Bernie's dynamic influence has only just begun in terms of future potentials of revamping and empowering American democracy and civic life.

Hillary Clinton - Before They Were Famous

Outspeak | Posted 03.19.2016 | HuffPost Live 321

Before Hillary Clinton was involved in one of the most scandalous presidential 'mistakes' ever, before she made her super weird cameo on Broad City, and before she was running for Democratic Presidential candidate, she lived quite an accomplished life.

Here's All the Evidence That Donald Trump Encourages Violence

Kicker | Posted 03.15.2016 | Politics

There has been escalating violence at Donald Trump rallies--incident after incident of protesters getting shouted down with crude, offensive language as well as getting shoved, punched, kicked, tackled, stripped of their signs, dragged by their hair, and more.

The Prince

Victor Burt | Posted 03.25.2016 | Politics
Victor Burt

My concern is not Donald, but the one who waits in the wings to capitalize on the flame that Trump has fanned. Trump may be King now, but the Prince may prove an even bigger adversary to the Union we strive to perfect.

It Can't Happen Here... Can It?

Robert Dreyfuss | Posted 03.14.2016 | Politics
Robert Dreyfuss

Would it be possible for Donald Trump or some future Trump-like figure to build an armed following of his own? Frighteningly enough, the answer is certainly: yes. And it might not even be that hard.

2016 Election Results vs. Ad Spend: South Carolina Primary, Nevada Caucus and More

GOBankingRates | Posted 03.02.2016 | Business

By Laura Woods, Contributor Getting elected to the most powerful job in the world isn't cheap, but presidential candidates are willing to pay up. In ...

Trump: Feeding the 'Monster'

James Zogby | Posted 02.27.2016 | Politics
James Zogby

The danger that Trump poses is not that he is inconsistent or untruthful or that he lacks a coherent philosophy. It is that he is the reductio ad absurdum of our politics. He is the crude reality TV entertainer, turned leader--without politics, just anger.

Politically Charged Photos From The '70s Show A Different America

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 02.25.2016 | Arts

"This book tells our story," photographer Ken Light wrote on his Kickstarter campaign last year. "It shows how I saw America and the actions of my gen...

Republicans wouldn't lie, would they?

Terence Clarke | Posted 02.19.2016 | Politics
Terence Clarke

Since the Christian faith is dedicated to soulful kindness, the integrity of one's deepest beliefs and, above all, truth-telling, I have been followin...

To Be Born a President

Justin Curmi | Posted 02.01.2016 | Politics
Justin Curmi

No one is born a leader, but there are two types of leaders, one who was taught and circumstantially produced. One can be taught to be leader as anyone can be taught any other occupation, thought, and so on.

Will America Succumb To Trumpism? The World Is Watching.

The Huffington Post | Howard Fineman | Posted 01.21.2016 | World

WASHINGTON -- In his State of the Union address to Congress on Tuesday night, President Barack Obama never mentioned Donald Trump. But the president...