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Who Enabled Trump? Will Sanders Pull a 'Ferrer'?

Mark Green | Posted 05.23.2017 | Politics
Mark Green

2014-02-03-BothSidesNowLogoPlaincolhirescopy1.jpg Stuart Stevens and Ron Reagan -- who know something about Republican nomination contests -- see Trump is a stress test for our democracy, They discuss how he rose and what lessons the GOP will learn after November. Also: like other primary losers who elevate grievances over beliefs, will Sanders choose to hurt Hillary or Donald?

Bison Honored Nationwide and Treasured in San Francisco

Fiona Ma | Posted 05.04.2017 | San Francisco
Fiona Ma

Very shortly, we will all owe a big thank you to President Obama and Congress for honoring the North American Bison as our National Animal, joining the Bald Eagle, as an emblem of America.

The Gloria Borger - Hillary Clinton Watch: Waiting for an Insight

Kathleen Reardon | Posted 07.10.2016 | Politics
Kathleen Reardon

When reporters covering presidential politics employ words they fully know will disparage female candidates -- or when they purport to discern dishonesty by examining candidates' facial expressions -- they are taking journalistic prerogative too far.

Dianne Feinstein Womansplains Why Democrats Aren't Backing Off Fight Over Anti-Abortion Proposal

The Huffington Post | Amber Ferguson | Posted 03.19.2015 | Politics

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) went head to head with Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) Wednesday on the Senate floor, explaining exactly why nearly every ...

No Backlash Against Torture

Peter J. Woolley | Posted 05.02.2015 | Politics
Peter J. Woolley

Just before the U.S. Senate released its report at the end of 2014 on the CIA's use of "harsh interrogation" tactics against prisoners, the question was whether or not the report would provoke a public backlash against torture. The answer is no.

Here are the 241 Bills and Resolutions Introduced on the First Day of Congress

Marci Harris | Posted 03.11.2015 | Politics
Marci Harris

Leaders were elected, Members took their oaths, and in short order, they got to work introducing bills on the first day of the 114th Congress.

Bush-Cheney Legacy: More War, More Torture, Fewer Jobs?

HuffPost Radio | Posted 12.14.2014 | Politics
HuffPost Radio


Frum and Corn agree that the Feinstein Committee documents "torture" and should have been released but they clash on justifications for the torture. Ditto on Bush-Cheney legacy since, argues Frum, "Safety is the goal of the state." Also: Why can't Obama get any economic respect?

Human Rights Are for All Folks: Security and Liberty

Jack Healey | Posted 10.07.2014 | Impact
Jack Healey

Trying to trade away values and principles that should be cherished does not make America safer, but only makes enemies abroad and diminishes America everywhere.

Can We Stop America's Surveillance State?

Danny Schechter | Posted 07.16.2014 | Politics
Danny Schechter

With the publication of Glenn Greenwald's new book on Edward Snowden and the NSA, the state surveillance issue is back in full force -- as if it ever went away.

Challenging Condi Rice's Revision of History

Coleen Rowley | Posted 06.02.2014 | Politics
Coleen Rowley

Some of us predicted when Condi Rice left office that she would become intent on revising history. Faustian bargains don't end that quickly!

NSA? No Problemo... Until?

Coleen Rowley | Posted 05.24.2014 | Politics
Coleen Rowley

This level of dangerous blowback is exactly the harm Snowden blew the whistle on! But isn't it also what Senator Obama campaigned he would change, if elected to the presidency, before further damage could occur to our Constitutional rule of law?

Corn/Matalin Clash Over CIA Torture and 'Who Lost Crimea?'

HuffPost Radio | Posted 05.16.2014 | Politics
HuffPost Radio


The Senate-CIA fight is jaw-dropping but Mary and David disagree if it's about oversight and/or Bush-Cheney 'torture.' Then: Is Obama a 'weak joke'(MM)? Were Ike, LBJ after Soviets invaded Hungry, Czechoslovakia (DC)? Was W while looking into Putin's soulful eyes (MG)?

Feinstein and Rogers Blame Boris and Natasha

Bea Edwards | Posted 03.24.2014 | Politics
Bea Edwards

Let's give the two of them the benefit of the doubt and inspect the plausibility of their quasi-allegations. What on earth would the Russians gain from forcing the US to dial back its purportedly essential and effective dragnet surveillance of the world's peoples? That's a tough one, but the obvious answer is "nothing," because we are not at war with Russia.

Fundraisers: Sinking One Politician at a Time

Julianne Shinto | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Julianne Shinto

One surprisingly hot topic at fundraisers lately is campaign finance reform. Surprising to me because I can't imagine trying to make a sale and telling my customers that buying is itself a dangerous trend.

Women, Hear Me Roar

Abe Gurko | Posted 09.02.2013 | New York
Abe Gurko

During the Golden Age of Hollywood women were heralded and revered but with that era long gone, women needed new roles models if they were to ever bre...

Wal-Mart's 'Invisible Army' of Lobbyists

Al Norman | Posted 09.21.2013 | Business
Al Norman

By 2012, six out of 14 Wal-Mart's direct lobbyists had worked in Congress. In that same year, Wal-Mart retained a total of ten outside lobbying firms, bringing its total legislative agent count to 79 lobbyists -- of which 64 were revolving door lobbyists.

Not a Line Item, A Lifeline

Stephanie Schriock | Posted 09.16.2013 | Politics
Stephanie Schriock

Food stamps are not just a line item on a budget; they are a lifeline to American families. One that has existed since the 1930s. This is not an extravagance of the American government.

Federal Courts Should be Venue of Choice to Prosecute Terrorists Captured in U.S.

Sen. Dianne Feinstein | Posted 06.30.2013 | Politics
Sen. Dianne Feinstein

Holding American citizens who have been arrested on U.S. soil in indefinite military detention is absolutely incompatible with our values. I believe military detention is not only unconstitutional, but has also proven ineffective at achieving justice and gaining intelligence.

The Legacy of Watertown

Joseph Blady, M.D. | Posted 06.19.2013 | Politics
Joseph Blady, M.D.

I admit that I have no idea as to how these miscreants got their guns, but I am willing to say without reservation that there's something seriously wrong in a country where private citizens own 300 million guns and are still bitching that their 2nd Amendment rights are being threatened.

5 Tips to Avoiding the Pitfalls of Politics in Business

Mike Berman | Posted 05.26.2013 | Business
Mike Berman

Managers taking the attention away from a topic by placing it on themselves are not only unlikely to achieve desired outcomes, but they will get further away from a goal.

Letter to the Marine Who Warned Dianne Feinstein About His Guns and Freedom

Jim Sleeper | Posted 03.09.2013 | Politics
Jim Sleeper

Here in today's casino-financed, un-unionized, gladatorially entertained America, a lot of the people who are arming themselves against irrational fears have let themselves become the meek servants of huge corporate bureaucracies that no one elected.

Zero Dark Thirty Account of Torture Verified by Media Record of Legislators and CIA Officials

G. Roger Denson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
G. Roger Denson

In the weeks surrounding the raid on bin Laden, the government, the intelligence community, the media, and the public displayed a wide variance of views on waterboarding. The intelligence community in particular seems marked by inconsistency and outright contradiction.

The One-Two Punch of Sandy and Sandy Hook

Tom Allon | Posted 02.26.2013 | New York
Tom Allon

We can learn from these two seemingly unrelated events that tragedy can strike at a moment's notice, human beings have an infinite capacity for compassion and charity in helping those who are suffering, and our elected leader have not done their jobs well.

Three Lessons of Newtown

Tom Allon | Posted 02.17.2013 | Crime
Tom Allon

Those who do not learn from the mistakes of history are doomed to repeat them. The recent history of senseless mass murder in schools -- most shockin...

What Connecticut Can Learn From California

Kaile Shilling | Posted 02.17.2013 | Los Angeles
Kaile Shilling

Today is the day to stand up for our children. This cry is being picked up by parents, faith leaders, policymakers, and responsible gun owners. We cannot have another day like Friday on our hearts, on our conscience, on our hands.