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Inside Hillary's Head

David Edmund Moody | Posted 02.05.2016 | Politics
David Edmund Moody

After watching Hillary Clinton debate Bernie Sanders one more time, we must sooner or later ask ourselves, what is actually going on in this woman's head? At a strictly intellectual level, she is polished and knowledgeable, highly skilled in the art of articulating policy positions. The transcript of her remarks must be impressive.

Hillary, the Banksters Committed 'Fraud,' Not 'Shenanigans'

William K. Black | Posted 02.05.2016 | Politics
William K. Black

The banksters made millions of deliberately fraudulent, not "reckless" loans and they most assuredly "created the foreclosure crisis." Hillary went on to throw the victims of these frauds under the bus.

Bern the Witch-Hunters

David Trumble | Posted 02.03.2016 | Politics
David Trumble

In the absence of name-calling, smear campaigns, misogyny and conspiracy theorizing by Bernie, his supporters have compensated by doing it all themselves. The Sanders campaign has no need for attack ads, their supporters write infinitely more toxic slurs and accusations in countless blogs.

Why Sanders Won by Losing in Iowa

David Edmund Moody | Posted 02.02.2016 | Politics
David Edmund Moody

Let's look at exactly what happened in Iowa. By virtue of its peculiar caucus system, Iowa's two hundred thousand Democratic votes were reduced to 14...

Against NY Times Endorsement of Clinton

David Edmund Moody | Posted 02.01.2016 | Politics
David Edmund Moody

On the eve of the Iowa caucuses, the editors of the NY Times have declared their endorsement of Hillary Clinton for President. The endorsement is fundamentally disingenuous, for two reasons.

Rallying Iowa: Notes From a Small College

Aaron Lurth | Posted 01.29.2016 | Arts
Aaron Lurth

Living in Iowa during election season is a bit like being the unpopular kid at school who just won two all-expense paid tickets to Disneyland: all of ...

Democratic Primaries 2016: The Sexism Is Now Officially appalling.

Annette Niemtzow | Posted 01.28.2016 | Politics
Annette Niemtzow

The sexism is now officially appalling. A self-appointed Boy leader of millennials asks the most admired woman in the world why she doesn't make him more excited. No one talks about the arrogance of the question or the questioner.

Let's Cut to the Chase: Sanders vs. Trump

David Edmund Moody | Posted 01.20.2016 | Politics
David Edmund Moody

So hold onto your horses. It's going to be a wild ride from here until November. But in the process, the whole psychology of the 2016 voting public will be exposed, and the opportunity for fundamental change will be up for grabs.

Sanders: Education is far more important than incarceration

Matt Trovalli | Posted 01.27.2016 | Politics
Matt Trovalli

Presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders promised to prioritize education and employment over incarceration. "I believe we should be investing in education and jobs, not just more jails and incarceration," Sanders (D-Vt) said to the public in a town hall meeting in this west central Iowa city 90 miles northwest of Des Moines.

Baby Boomers Feel the Bern

Emma Weaver | Posted 01.27.2016 | Politics
Emma Weaver

Presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders has attracted an enormous following of millennials - the diverse group of millennials who sat on stage behind Sanders at his town meeting in Carroll, Iowa on Tuesday showed as much. But surprisingly, the audience facing Sanders at noon Tuesday was mainly made up of older generations.

Hillary Sputters, Sanders Rocks

David Edmund Moody | Posted 01.18.2016 | Politics
David Edmund Moody

Hillary Clinton went full throttle in her debate with Bernie Sanders last night. She tried her very best to emulate the passion and authenticity of her opponent. But therein lies the rub. Hillary tried to be authentic.

The New Political Acterprenures - How Bernie Sanders is Revolutionizing American Democracy

Amos Elroy | Posted 01.08.2016 | Politics
Amos Elroy

Meet the new Acterprenurs (Activist-Entrepreneurs). These are individuals whose motivation to see a change in the political map is so great that they have launched into independent action.

Bernie Sanders Plus Drake's 'Hotline Bling' Can Mean Only One Thing

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 11.03.2015 | Comedy

On Monday, Ellen DeGeneres revealed a new Bernie Sanders campaign ad where Bernie tears up the dance floor to Drake's "Hotline Bling." OK, it's n...

To Those Of You Who Feel the Bern

Laura J. Akers | Posted 10.29.2015 | Politics
Laura J. Akers

Support your candidate. Sing his praises to the sky. But remember that the primary is not the whole game. In fact, remember that this is not a game. That this is not about your guy winning. This is about making our country -- all of it, in a lot of different arenas -- a better place.

Sometimes a Movement Needs a Leader: The Bernie Sanders Campaign

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 08.24.2015 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

What the corporate media cannot see is that the era of the Bill Clinton "New Democrat" is finished. In the real world, the crash of 2008 blew the lid off the bipartisan "Washington consensus" with its blind faith in the benevolence of capitalism. But now I see a silver lining in the absurdity of the "permanent campaign": Bernie Sanders has a whole year to build a vibrant, multifaceted social movement.

Leo vs. Matthew -- Two Guys Defining What it Means to Be an American Man

Antonia Cereijido | Posted 05.10.2014 | Entertainment
Antonia Cereijido

It takes a lot of courage to make a statement about current society, especially when the criticism could be equated to biting the hand that feeds you.

Popcorn Preview: Before Midnight

Leslie Sisman | Posted 07.28.2013 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

Film: Before Midnight (2013) Cast includes: Ethan Hawke (Training Day), Julie Delpy (Broken Flowers) Director: Richard Linklater (Bernie) Genre: Drama...

The McConaissance: Matthew McConaughey On His Great Year

The Huffington Post | Mike Ryan | Posted 12.10.2012 | Entertainment

When Matthew McConaughey calls, he introduces himself by simply saying, "McConaughey." This has probably been his introduction of choice for some time...

2012 Summer Movie Wrap-up: The Avengers and the Art House Save an Otherwise Mediocre Summer Movie Season

Scott Mendelson | Posted 10.30.2012 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

In short, the expected mega-blockbusters were indeed mostly mega-blockbusters, the expected middle-of-the-road hits were just that, while the films pegged most likely to flop or at least financially disappoint did just that.

Off- Hollywood: The Five Best Indie Movies To See This Month

Leonard Maltin | Posted 07.02.2012 | Arts
Leonard Maltin

In Hollywood terms, the "summer" movie season used to begin on Memorial Day weekend; this year, it begins today, May 4, with the release of Marvel's The Avengers. This is also a cue for counter-programming.

Interview: Director Richard Linklater and Bernie

Marshall Fine | Posted 07.02.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Bernie, based on a true-crime story from a small Texas town, is a film Linklater knew he wanted to make when he first read the Texas Monthly story about the case in 1998.

Shirley MacLaine Gets Her Mean On in Bernie

Alex Simon | Posted 06.27.2012 | Entertainment
Alex Simon

Shirley MacLaine sat down recently to discuss her latest cinematic outing, as well as a host of other subjects befitting one of Hollywood's great eclectic personalities. Here's what transpired.

ReThink Review: Bernie -- Murder on Ice

Jonathan Kim | Posted 06.27.2012 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Why would a small town in East Texas claim that one of its residents, an assumedly gay man, should be given a lenient sentence for shooting an old woman in the back? That's a question that's only partially answered by Richard Linklater's dark comedy, Bernie.

Jack Black Opens Up

The Huffington Post | Mike Ryan | Posted 04.25.2012 | Entertainment

When I met with Jack Black at a Midtown Manhattan hotel, he was fighting a sore throat. Black's under the weather demeanor, lounging on the couch in w...

Movie review: Bernie

Marshall Fine | Posted 06.25.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Based on a true story about events and people in a small Texas town in the mid-1990s, Bernie is a dark joke with a straight face -- and the surprising deadpan in this movie belongs to Jack Black.