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Made In America: States And Businesses Can Restore American Manufacturing

Haley Barbour | Posted 09.22.2012 | Business
Haley Barbour

Some have given up on American industry, saying manufacturing jobs are not coming back. Business leaders beg to differ, evidenced by growing efforts at reshoring and a recommitment to the "Made in America" label.

Candidate Fundraising: Is This All Messed Up, or Am I Wrong?

Greta Van Susteren | Posted 08.13.2012 | Politics
Greta Van Susteren

With all that is going on in the world, would it not be great if the candidates stopped the 'speed dating' fundraising and really talked to America and listened to America -- not with and to just the ones with their wallets open?

Dan Froomkin

Beyond Left And Right: Groups Offer $1 Trillion In Deficit Reduction | Dan Froomkin | Posted 11.15.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Two grassroots political organizations -- one from the right, one from the left -- are offering Capitol Hill an entirely different way o...

Computer "Security"

Andrew Reinbach | Posted 08.19.2011 | Technology
Andrew Reinbach

Right now, you're sitting in front of our pact with the Devil. When you finish reading this, you will do nothing about it.

Zach Carter

WATCH: Netroots Nation and RightOnline Activists Join Forces | Zach Carter | Posted 08.17.2011 | Politics

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. -- Netroots Nation and RightOnline held competing conferences in Minneapolis this week, generating an unusual amount of ideological...

Health Care Could Kill Us: We Don't Have to Let It

Andrew Reinbach | Posted 07.23.2011 | Politics
Andrew Reinbach

It seems to me that if we can screw up our courage, face the facts and choose wisely, we can have a batter life and a better death, and the American people can have better health care in the bargain.

Historic Preservation Goes Bananas

Andrew Reinbach | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Andrew Reinbach

The historic preservation movement began as a good idea in this country -- defend the best of the past from the worst of the present. But like a lot of good ideas, the rule makers can undermine the mission by insisting on their rules.

Tomfoolery and Criminal Negligence

Andrew Reinbach | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andrew Reinbach

Are we as Americans grown up enough to face reality and build policy around the facts, or will we keep pretending this is 1955 and we have plenty of time to make attractive choices?

Realizing the Shared Vision Is Up to Us

Christine Pelosi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Christine Pelosi

I'm excited by the new venture: as long as HuffPost and AOL's shared vision imagines creative contrarian content, this site will flourish. But that will depend as much on the community as it does the leadership.

Davos 2011: The World's Future Is Either a Boom or a Disaster

Andrew Reinbach | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Andrew Reinbach

It doesn't take much to see that most people in this country will be displeased -- that what those of us not living in Kuala Lumpur or Shanghai are looking at is something close to long-term, slow-moving misery.

A Crossroads in Tucson

Andrew Reinbach | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andrew Reinbach

America has wandered into a broken wilderness and we find ourselves at the lip of a precipice. If we hew to the path we're on, we will certainly tumble into it.

Do Progressives Have True Grit?

Andrew Reinbach | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andrew Reinbach

It's hard to avoid the impression that most progressives are more interested in complaining about the right wing, or how things are going in the country, than getting their hands dirty and slugging it out.

Both Sides Now: Taxes again? Filibusters forever? Is Palin a "Reverse Sexist"?

HuffPost Radio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

2010-06-28-bothsides_pull.jpgSitting in for Arianna, Joan Walsh and Mary Matalin buoyantly clash about the tax 'compromise' vote, whether filibusters sabotage democracy and is Palin for real or just a reality show? They agree NYC should get over losing LeBron and Lee.

The American Dream (No, Not That One!): Bi-Partisanship? (It's Time for Obama to Wake Up!)

Mitch Rofsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitch Rofsky

While making every reasonable effort to garner support from both parties, Obama should also be busy acknowledging reality: that the increasing polarization/extremism of the Republican Party makes his desired bi-partisanship impossible.

Sidney, NY Knuckling Down for a Brawl

Andrew Reinbach | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Andrew Reinbach

The problems surrounding the Sidney, NY Town Supervisor who tried to force a local Muslim community to dig up its cemetery seem to be deepening instead of fading away.

Beyond Left and Right: Why John Dennis Should Be a Liberal's Pick in San Francisco

Dustin Reid | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dustin Reid

In this blog, I want to argue that despite running as a Republican, Dennis is essentially running on a pragmatic, progressive agenda that brings together the most salient issues across parties.

America's Fantasy Politics

Andrew Reinbach | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andrew Reinbach

The entire premise Washington builds its Social Security fantasies on is that the vast majority of people have large savings, large portfolios, or rich kids,

How Democrats Can Own the Future

Andrew Reinbach | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andrew Reinbach

All we have, posing as politics, is a furious attack on Progressivism--you can call it the New Deal if you want--and a passionate defense of same. Ideas that don't fit that game are rejected out of hand by both sides.

Coming This November: Steel Cage Grudge Match

Andrew Reinbach | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andrew Reinbach

It's very likely that both the laissez-faire ideas of Republicans and the New Deal ideas of Democrats are obsolete remnants of the Industrial Age and headed for the scrap heap.

Work, and Tomorrow

Andrew Reinbach | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andrew Reinbach

We live in the world of work. But whether we hold onto our jobs or not, that world is being taken from us; taken by the blind forces of over-population, science, and arithmetic.

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This was not a good week for those in the media who insist on looking at every issue using the exhausted left vs. right framing. First, Barney Frank and Ron Paul took to HuffPost, making the case that substantial cuts in the bloated defense budget must be a central part of the deficit reduction debate currently raging in Washington. Then David Boies and Ted Olson, who fought it out in Bush v. Gore, discussed their joint battle to make gay marriage legal during a compelling session at the Aspen Ideas Festival. Finally -- and most surprisingly -- Ann Coulter, following the path already trod by George Will and the Cato Institute, warned that the war in Afghanistan "isn't likely to turn out well" and criticized today's GOP for making "permanent war" one of the "irreducible requirements of Republicanism." The sell-by date on "right vs. left" has definitely expired.

Why We Must Reduce Military Spending

Rep. Barney Frank | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Barney Frank

It is irrefutably clear to us that if we do not make substantial cuts in the projected levels of Pentagon spending, we will do substantial damage to our economy and dramatically reduce our quality of life.

Jason Linkins

NYT's Douthat: Tea Party And Other Populist Moments Mask Power Elite | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

New York Times columnist Ross Douthat contends that in this seemingly "populist moment" -- where public discontent appears to be in full flower -- behind the scenes, all of the existing power structures are retrenching.

An Open Letter to the Texas Board of Education: Stop Rewriting History

Jeff Schneider | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Schneider

This is a troubling series of changes to the Texas Curriculum. I say that not as an offended liberal -- but as someone who values learning. Textbooks in this nation must be based on fact -- not opinion.

Philip Spooner VIDEO: WWII Veteran Makes Case For Gay Marriage

The Huffington Post | Gazelle Emami | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Philip Spooner is a lifetime Republican, World War II veteran and, to everyone's surprise, a gay marriage supporter. The 86-year-old gave a heartfelt ...