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Scott Walker Tacks Far Right On Immigration

HuffingtonPost.com | Igor Bobic | Posted 04.20.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans often rail about undocumented immigrants. But Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, an expected GOP presidential candidate, took it a...

Report: Afghan Government Is Abandoning Women's Rights Defenders

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 04.10.2015 | World

Afghanistan's government and the international community are abandoning women's rights defenders in the country, Amnesty International warned in a sca...

Political Pardons Would Damage the Legacy of South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission

Paul Seils | Posted 05.06.2015 | World
Paul Seils

President Zuma should make the climb to the moral high ground currently occupied by the victims. From there he may see more clearly the values that are needed to build the nation.

What Freedom Means to Scott Walker

John A. Tures | Posted 05.04.2015 | Politics
John A. Tures

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker boosted his national profile with a speech at the "Iowa Freedom Summit," making him a strong candidate for the Republican Party presidential nomination in 2016. But what does freedom mean to Walker? His policies are worth a second look.

"Cupcake Amnesty:" Childhood Obesity and the Political Divide

Bettina Elias Siegel | Posted 03.15.2015 | Politics
Bettina Elias Siegel

No cupcake-related "rules or guidelines" were in fact "abolished" by the Texas Department of Agriculture, which oversees our state's child nutrition programs, but Miller likely cares little about the specifics.

New Genocide Trial in Guatemala?

Jo-Marie Burt | Posted 02.28.2015 | World
Jo-Marie Burt

If the genocide trial does restart, the role of the international community will be of utmost importance to ensuring a fair process. There is little doubt that there will be strong opposition from conservative elites and from sectors of the military. But the desire for the victims for truth and justice remains steadfast.

Ted Cruz Hits Back At GOP Critics: 'Enough Is Enough'

The Huffington Post | Diane Jeanty | Posted 12.16.2014 | Politics

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) on Monday staunchly defended his decision to force a procedural vote in opposition to President Obama’s immigration action, ...

A New Party for the Global Era

Indra Adnan | Posted 02.07.2015 | Politics
Indra Adnan

How can those of us who feel like global citizens already -- which is not everyone, granted -- begin to act like global citizens?

Executive Action on Immigration: Good, Bad and Ugly

Prerna Lal | Posted 01.25.2015 | Latino Voices
Prerna Lal

On the day of President Obama's immigration announcement, I went to bed late at night, doing a mental checklist of everyone I know who qualifies and does not qualify under the President's immigration action.

GOP Says Obama Pushes Popular Immigration Policies to Win Votes. Er, That's Called Democracy.

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 01.25.2015 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

Supporting a policy that has strong, majority support not only from Latinos or Asians but Americans overall isn't pandering to anyone. It's called democracy.

Republican Control Is Destined to Fail

Dale Hansen | Posted 01.25.2015 | Politics
Dale Hansen

While Republican leadership wants to depict Democrats and the president as uncompromising ideologues, such assertions from a group that have shown to be uncompromising ideologues falls on deaf ears.

Bold Steps Toward a Better America

Nick Desai | Posted 01.21.2015 | Politics
Nick Desai

Denial, dogma and allegiance to the old is not only how we'll fall behind, but it is, as the president said last night, "contrary to our character."

Friday Talking Points -- Don't Panic

Chris Weigant | Posted 12.17.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

That headline, of course, quotes the cover to the fictional Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy: "Don't Panic." This week, it seems like timely advice, as the news media and American politicians go into full-blown panic mode over one death and two illnesses within the United States.

McCain, Democrats Puncture Latest Terror Ad Against Michelle Nunn

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.18.2014 | Politics

Democrats think the latest Senate ad from Georgia contender David Perdue is "shameful," but they were entertained to note that some leading Republican...

Spending $49 Billion On a 'Secure Border' Because of Tea Party Prejudice Is Folly

H. A. Goodman | Posted 09.20.2014 | Politics
H. A. Goodman

Ironically, wasting billions on a fence to protect us from people we employ in not only ludicrous, it makes a mockery of economic data.

Dear President Obama: Secure The Border Now Or Risk Civil War

James Marshall Crotty | Posted 09.09.2014 | Politics
James Marshall Crotty

As any grade-schooler, let alone a graduate of Harvard Law School, knows, the first job of a US President is to protect the homeland. Nothing comes ...

Immigration Legislation Is Dead -- Now What?

Ryan Campbell | Posted 09.01.2014 | Politics
Ryan Campbell

You don't need a crystal ball to see that immigration-reform legislation is dead. It is consistently one of the most difficult topics for any country to tackle, and we have the most dysfunctional, do-nothing Congress in U.S. history.

The Aftershocks of Cantor's Loss

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.11.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The message this sends to other Republicans in Congress (both House and Senate) is that this can happen to anyone. The fear this is going to create may become all-encompassing in the House, and possibly even the Senate (if Republicans win control of the chamber this November). The Tea Party sword hanging over their heads is now plain to see.

Cantor Attacks Amnesty For 'Illegal Aliens' In Campaign Mailer

AP | By ERICA WERNER | Posted 07.27.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is boasting in a new campaign mailer of shutting down a plan to give "amnesty" to "illegal alien...

An Interview With Rod Benson on Journalism and Democracy

Max Benavidez | Posted 06.29.2014 | Media
Max Benavidez

Journalism is at a major crossroads. The digital revolution has turned print and broadcast upside down and although the media are more successful than ever on many levels, the traditional role of journalism as democracy's watchdog is at risk.

Field Trip to the American Dream

Andrew Cotto | Posted 06.08.2014 | Latino Voices
Andrew Cotto

In the end, I believe, we learn that the American Dream is far more complicated than most people imagine and that, often, it is defined by the courage of individuals who are not officially American.

The Death Penalty Is the Tip of an Iceberg of Injustice

Steven W. Hawkins | Posted 05.10.2014 | Politics
Steven W. Hawkins

Years from now we will know that we stood on the right side of history.

When Religious Freedom Isn't Free: Uganda as Mirror for the US

Rev. Dr. Cindi Love | Posted 04.30.2014 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Cindi Love

When the rights of any person are stripped away by law and the church, all suffer. People who identify as sexual and gender minorities in Uganda will be martyred and we will later ask why we did nothing.

After Death Row in Texas, I'm Fighting to End the Death Penalty

Kerry Max Cook | Posted 04.24.2014 | Impact
Kerry Max Cook

My name is Kerry Max Cook, but for two decades, I was known as "Cook, Execution number 600."

GOP Pushing to Legalize Illegal Immigrants, Hurt American Workers

Joe Guzzardi | Posted 03.25.2014 | Politics
Joe Guzzardi

The harm legalization would do to unemployed and under-employed Americans would come at the front end of immigration reform legislation.