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History Is No Longer An Accurate Guide To The Future

Daniel Wagner | Posted 10.04.2016 | World
Daniel Wagner

One need look no further than the outcome of the Brexit vote or the Colombian peace referendum to see how spectacularly the pollsters and bookies got it wrong.

Managing Risk in an Era of Chronic Unpredictability

Daniel Wagner | Posted 09.23.2016 | Business
Daniel Wagner

It was not so long ago that managing political risk had a primarily developing world connotation, referring to those 'other' countries half a world aw...

 Khizr Khan: America's 2016 Will Kane

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 08.10.2016 | Politics
Marcia G. Yerman

It's easy to look at history, whether recent or in previous centuries, to question a lack of action on the part of individuals and nations. It's more difficult to want to see things in the present.

McCrory and House Bill 2

Harold Lloyd | Posted 04.02.2016 | Politics
Harold Lloyd

After Gov. McCrory hastily signed it, North Carolina's House Bill 2 has received considerable news coverage because of the message it sends to the LGBT community and to those who care about them. Surprisingly, however, there seems much less talk about the way the legislation targets the rest of the state as well.

Democracy and Its Demands

Terry Newell | Posted 03.22.2016 | Politics
Terry Newell

At the Federal Convention in 1787, delegates had no intention of creating a democracy. Steeped in Greek and Roman history, they understood that democracy was a breeding ground for demagogues, whose rhetoric could stir the passions and override reason.

The Revolution May Not Be Televised, But Bernie Sanders Is Going All The Way

Tom Weis | Posted 03.21.2016 | Politics
Tom Weis

Between now and March 26, voters who are feeling the Bern in Arizona, Utah, Idaho, Washington, Alaska and Hawaii have a once-in-a-lifetime chance to prove the pundits wrong by propelling Sanders toward victory in Philadelphia. We need our strongest fighter in the ring this fall. That fighter is Bernie Sanders.

The Establishment vs. Bernie Sanders

John Sanbonmatsu | Posted 02.22.2016 | Politics
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John Sanbonmatsu

The very ferocity and coordinated nature of the attacks on Sanders makes clear that the Democratic establishment views Sanders not merely as an annoyance, but as an existential threat. And he may be, at that.

Why a Demagogue is More Dangerous Today

Bill Schneider | Posted 01.06.2016 | Politics
Bill Schneider

Which of the two scenarios will prevail -- revolution or retreat? We just don't know. That's what makes this campaign so unusual and so exciting. And, as Bill Clinton said this week, "kind of scary.''

Harlem Neighbors Call For "Love Not Hate" In Response To Hate Speech And Demagoguery

Stacy Parker Le Melle | Posted 11.20.2015 | New York
Stacy Parker Le Melle

In Harlem, we know hate hurts. No matter if the hatred comes from a streetcorner demagogue, or a candidate for presidency of the United States. Hate words have a way of turning into hate actions. Every soul is precious. No one is disposable.

Demagoguery and Sharia: Reviving an American Tradition

Eric L. Lewis | Posted 02.24.2012 | Politics
Eric L. Lewis

By alienating American Muslims and the Muslim world by denigrating their law and culture only aggravates the real threats that we face.

George Washington vs. Barack Obama: A Question of Character

Carol Smaldino | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Carol Smaldino

I still have a strange sense of hope for change, but it is not coming from Barack Obama. Rather it is coming from public rumblings that I'm beginning ...

Only a Pawn in Their Game

Paula Gordon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paula Gordon

Spare me the shock. Violent talk inspires murderous rage. Tormented souls are precisely why such incendiary talk is so dangerous. And spare me the s...

Demagogues Gone Wild

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert J. Elisberg

The intent of a demagogue is not reasoned discussion, but solely to inflame. To anger people so much that they won't stop to think. And it's growing in a segment of leadership within the Republican Party.

"Ground Zero Mosque:" Politics of Fear and Persecution Assail American Character

Yuna Shin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Yuna Shin

What the GOP and the "ground zero mosque" detractors want you to believe is that the Americans at the Muslim cultural center are not Americans. Remember the Japanese internment camps?

I Am Being Lied To. Again.

Ivan Katz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ivan Katz

Every now and then I get a newsletter/propaganda piece from my state senator. For the better part of two decades, Toni Harp has been lauded and honor...

Left, Right & Center: Why is America This Deeply Polarized?

HuffPost Radio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

Partisan divisions in the country have never seemed so extreme: on Health Care, on the stimulus and on the Wall Street bailout. But why is there so much anger?

Glenn Beck Is Right to Fear Dorothy Day

Jim O'Grady | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jim O'Grady

Demagogues like Coughlin and Beck use ever more shrill appeals to cause serious short-term turmoil but, in the process, turn their followers' hearts to stone. People are happier, Day believed, when they are good.

Immigration Reform: Change Takes Courage and Faith

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jim Wallis

If our political leaders won't make room for the "strangers" among us, we will -- because Jesus commands us to do so.

Obama Presses Hard to Unite Dems on Healthcare and Slaps Down Republican "Demagoguery"

Ray Hanania | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ray Hanania

The President's speech was so powerful it probably sent many of the nation's health insurance industry robber barons into economic cardiac arrest.

Did Right-Wing Pundits Help Pull the Trigger on Tiller?

Chip Berlet | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chip Berlet

Scott Philip Roeder, charged in the shooting death of Dr. George Tiller, was a regular consumer of conservative talk radio, television, and websites. ...

President Obama Did Not Bow Far Enough

Ray Hanania | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ray Hanania

There are shades of gray on all issues. Not everyone we fight hates us. Not everyone we fight opposes our Democracy. In many cases, those fighting us are simply defending themselves.

Friday Talking Points [51] -- Some Positivity

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

While we're all waiting for someone to leak the Palin Troopergate Report (which is reminiscent of waiting for "Fitzmas" during the whole Scooter Libby...