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Taco Trucks And Burner Phones: Staring Into The Abyss Of Trump Surrogates

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 09.08.2016 | Politics
Richard J. Rosendall

The mean and increasingly incoherent presidential campaign of Donald Trump is oddly enhanced (in entertainment) by the spectacle of his surrogates on cable news shows.

Obama's Send-Off at Last White House Correspondents' Dinner Ends with the N-Word

Irene Monroe | Posted 05.05.2016 | Black Voices
Irene Monroe

The last thing Obama's final roasting didn't need to end on is associating him with the n-word - even as an act of thanks and brotherly love.

Growing a White TV Dynasty. On a Scary Transracial Adoption

Frank Ligtvoet | Posted 01.22.2017 | Entertainment
Frank Ligtvoet

You might know it by now: Patriarch Phil Robertson of the hugely successful reality TV-show Duck Dynasty has a new grandson. The baby is the fifth chi...

NYT's Charles Blow Says 'Enough Is Enough' With Trump

The New York Times | Gabriel Arana | Posted 08.27.2015 | Media

When Donald Trump’s security escorted the Univision anchor Jorge Ramos out of a news conference on Tuesday, I decided that I was officially done. Ma...

Poverty Is Quicksand

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 05.12.2015 | Money
Peter A. Georgescu

Poverty, especially now, is more like quicksand. Once you fall into it, it's harder and harder to get out. Opportunity to improve one's life has disappeared for most Americans, especially those who are poor.

Navigating Between a Parallel and a Real Universe

Clarence B. Jones | Posted 03.30.2015 | Black Voices
Clarence B. Jones

I have been traveling away from Palo Alto to L.A., Florida, and New York City. During this time there have been certain events in the news and others from my personal experience that have challenged my customary comfort zone of perception and cognition.

Yale Responds To Officer Holding Student At Gunpoint, Says It's Not Ferguson

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 01.27.2015 | College

Yale University has responded to an incident in which a campus police officer held a black male student at gunpoint after thinking the student matched...

To Help Our Most Challenged Students, Listen to Them -- And Embrace Who They Are

Harriet Sanford | Posted 12.20.2014 | Education
Harriet Sanford

When teachers embrace students as individuals and recognize their personal strengths and needs, young people in poverty can develop the kind of confidence needed to propel them beyond their circumstances.

Charles Blow On His Lifelong Struggles With Identifying As Bisexual

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

“One thing thing the gay rights movement taught the world is the importance of being visible,” New York Times Op-Ed columnist Charles Blow said, d...

WATCH LIVE: NYT Columnist Charles M. Blow Talks With HuffPost

HuffPost Live | Posted 09.24.2014 | Media

New York Times columnist Charles M. Blow talks to Marc about his deeply personal memoir, "Fire Shut Up In My Bones," and how he came to terms with his...

NY Times Columnist Opens Up In Powerful Op-Ed

New York Times | Charles M. Blow | Posted 09.22.2014 | Media

I WAS away at college doing much of nothing, just pushing back against sorrow as it pressed down. My mother called. She told me someone wanted to spea...

Charles Blow Is Wrong About the Common Core

Diane Ravitch | Posted 10.22.2013 | Politics
Diane Ravitch

Charles Blow is one of the columnists in the New York Times that I usually count on to challenge the conventional wisdom and to speak up for the powerless. Sadly, in his latest column, he parrots the conventional wisdom and voices the opinions of the elites.

Colbert Connects the Dots Between Marijuana Legalization and Marriage Equality

Tony Newman | Posted 06.12.2013 | Politics
Tony Newman

While President Obama and the Democratic establishment have all come out in support of marriage equality over the past few years, most mainstream politicians are still behind the curve on drug policy reform.

Louisiana: The Prison Capital Of The World

New York Times | Posted 05.27.2012 | Crime

“Louisiana is the world’s prison capital. The state imprisons more of its people, per head, than any of its U.S. counterparts. First among America...

Both Sides: Are We All Pre-wired Left or Right? Do Beliefs Precede Facts?

HuffPost Radio | Posted 04.15.2012 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

2011-11-29-20111107bothsidesnow.jpgArianna and Kellyanne Conway discuss Jonathan Haidt's new book, which argues that "righteousness" precedes self-righteousness. Through that lens, the women debate their different views of the Trayvon shooting and "War on Women".

Zimmerman Friend: 'My Role In This Just Doesn't Make Any Sense'

The Huffington Post | Gene Demby | Posted 03.28.2012 | Black Voices

Joe Oliver appeared on MSNBC's The Last Word on Tuesday night to defend his friend, George Zimmerman, the 28-year-old neighborhood watch member who a...

New York Times Columnist Issues Apology For Controversial Romney Tweet

Posted 02.24.2012 | Media

New York Times columnist Charles Blow issued an apology on Friday for sending a controversial tweet about Mitt Romney during Wednesday's Republican pr...

Conservatism Blew Up the Economy

Cliff Schecter | Posted 01.14.2012 | Politics
Cliff Schecter

So what do you do when financial analysts are warning that housing prices are headed for a "triple dip," the second largest Swiss Bank (Credit Suisse)...

Tough Loving the New York Times -- Who's Poorer, Elders or Youth?

Paul Kleyman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Paul Kleyman

Last Saturday the usually astute columnist Charles M. Blow showed even humane writers can experience statistical snow blindness at times.

Charles Blow's Jewish Numbers Problem

Isaac Luria | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Isaac Luria

Do American Jews support President Obama? Does that support remain strong even as the President presses both Israel and the Palestinians to make the n...

Charles Blow: Justin Bieber for President

New York Times | Charles Blow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Maybe we should just let the children run the country, at least until the recession is over. They appear to be the only people not bubbling over with ...

Transcending Ovaries: Toward Male Equality in the Abortion Debate

Jacob M. Appel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jacob M. Appel

In Florida's House of Representatives, Rep. Janet Long opposed a bill that would require women to pay for ultrasounds before an abortion, telling adversaries: "Stand down if you don't have ovaries."

The Tipping Point on LGBT Equality Has Arrived

Wayne Besen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Wayne Besen

Sure, full legal equality may take two decades and the battle against bigotry will last forever but there is no denying that the LGBT movement is on the move like never before.

Mr. President, 'Change' Is Your 'New Frontier'

John R. Bohrer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John R. Bohrer

The Republicans' strategy of slowing down change couldn't be more evident than in the perpetually extending health care debate. But they have been successful at promulgating the idea that they, too, are touting change.

Conservatives of Convenience

Wayne Besen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Wayne Besen

It is my belief that outrageously hypocritical behavior demonstrated by conservative religious authorities is directly responsible for the surge in non-believers and those who shun organized religion.