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Thrival: Pittsburgh's Contemporary Woodstock Arts, Music and Innovation Festival

Bill_Robinson | Posted 09.23.2016 | Business

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is experiencing a Renaissance.

The Obligation To Question Trump's Mental State

Miles J. Zaremski | Posted 08.11.2016 | Politics
Miles J. Zaremski

The stakes are just too dangerously high for those of us that make up our nation not to do so.

'Is Our Society Crazy Like A Fox, Or Just Plain Crazy?'

Lisa Ellis | Posted 08.04.2016 | Entertainment
Lisa Ellis

Washington Post Political and Pulitzer Prize winning columnist, Eugene Robinson, began the week on Monday with his column, "Is Donald Trump just plain...

Reject Immoral Equivalence

Robert S. McElvaine | Posted 07.07.2016 | Politics
Robert S. McElvaine

American voters must not, however, fall into the trap of thinking that Hillary's occasional lies are even remotely on the level of Trump's, which are constant, day after day, hour after hour, on virtually everything.

Seeking Examples of Hillary's "Dishonesty"

Robert S. McElvaine | Posted 06.28.2016 | Politics
Robert S. McElvaine

Surely the most baffling finding in the latest Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll is that a plurality of Americans in the survey (41 percent to 25 perc...

After 2016, Will Personality Plus Message = POTUS? President Maddow in 2024?

Mark Green | Posted 05.01.2016 | Politics
Mark Green

2014-02-03-BothSidesNowLogoPlaincolhirescopy1.jpgDespite underestimating Trump, Shrum/Christie/Green prognosticate again post-primaries: Will great persona + viral message be ticket for future presidents? Will reactionary GOP reconstitute after realigning loss? Will Trump put bully Christie in VP pulpit or go nuclear with Knight? Should no-drama Hillary choose a guy to help with guys or win with Warren?

Brian Williams Accidently Calls Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist A Communist

The Huffington Post | Amber Ferguson | Posted 03.22.2016 | Media

MSNBC anchor Brian Williams mistakenly called an award-winning print columnist a “communist” during the network's Cuba coverage. Williams made the...

Out Of Sight, Out Of Mind

George Heymont | Posted 11.15.2016 | Arts
George Heymont

Women in the arts have become increasingly outspoken about the blatant misogyny and gender bias they face in the entertainment industry.

The Mystery of Rosenwald

Michael Gordon Bennett | Posted 09.02.2016 | Black Voices
Michael Gordon Bennett

For the life of me, I couldn't figure out how I never heard of a man, who might arguably have done more good for black Americans than anyone in history.

Friday Talking Points -- Republicans' Foot-Shooting Party

Chris Weigant | Posted 04.30.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Even when Republicans weren't shooting at their own feet this week, it appears they were conducting a circular firing squad instead. The 2014 campaign, in other words, is off to a raucous start... and it's only February.

Richard Cohen Gets Called Out By WaPo Colleague

Posted 11.14.2013 | Media

Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson said Thursday that his colleague Richard Cohen made "a mistake" with his latest column. Cohen came under...

Americans, Let's Talk -- And Act -- On Race and Justice

Christine Pelosi | Posted 10.07.2013 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

We knew the verdict was coming; still, the reality of it was a punch in the gut for millions of Americans who hoped that George Zimmerman's killing the unarmed Trayvon Martin would end with conviction. What is to be done?

Congress at the Crossroads

Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam | Posted 03.20.2013 | Politics
Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam

The sorry performance of the 112th Congress brought the perception of this once-esteemed body to what is probably an all-time low. If the 113th replicates the behavior of the 112th, Congress' prestige will be driven so far underground that it will never again be resurrected.

The Republicans' League of Their Own: Reasons, Responses, Recommendations

Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam | Posted 02.06.2013 | Politics
Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam

It's important because a vibrant two-party system makes our republic stronger. It provides the basis for compromise, forward momentum and progress. If the Republicans continue to play in a league of their own, they and our democracy will be worse off for it.

Against War and Austerity, Hollande Is Right and Obama Should Agree

Robert Naiman | Posted 07.08.2012 | World
Robert Naiman

A common Obama-Hollande front on ending the war and ending European austerity would be in the interest of the American 99%, the European 99%, and the Afghan 99%.

Which Side's Hardliners Will Sabotage US-Iran Diplomacy? Enter Romney and Lieberman

Jamal Abdi | Posted 05.09.2012 | World
Jamal Abdi

We're at a rare moment in which both the United States and Iran have unclenched their fists and appear ready for real talks. But we've seen how opportunities have been sabotaged in the past by political opportunism, ultimatums and intransigence from factions on each side.

Romney and Gingrich Share an "Inner Life" Problem

Douglas LaBier | Posted 03.27.2012 | Politics
Douglas LaBier

Are there any political figures in the current political world who are immune to ignoring or disconnecting from their inner lives? Probably few, if any. Romney and Gingrich are just the most visible examples at the moment.

Float Like A Butterfly, Sting Like Ali

Jim Worth | Posted 11.05.2011 | Politics
Jim Worth

Obama's efforts are reminiscent of Ali's rope-a-dope strategy he employed in The Rumble In the Jungle in 1974 against George Foreman.

Why Obama's Jobs Plan Should Be 'Unnrealistic And Unreasonable'

Washington Post | Eugene Robinson | Posted 10.30.2011 | Business

President Obama’s promised jobs plan needs to be unrealistic and unreasonable, at the very least. If he can crank it all the way up to unimaginable,...

Michael Calderone

Obama Presidency Hasn't Turned Media Spotlight On Black Issues | Michael Calderone | Posted 06.15.2012 | Media

NEW YORK -- USA Today columnist DeWayne Wickham says a "cataclysm" is coming and the national media isn't ready for it. "I've been warning my edit...

Media Blows Debt Crisis Coverage With Balance Bias

Ari Melber | Posted 09.26.2011 | Media
Ari Melber

The increasingly disorderly fight over raising the debt ceiling has not only exposed the petty dysfunctions of the US Congress, it has also revealed a core failure of American political journalism.

The Dangers of Obama's Centrism

David Coates | Posted 09.13.2011 | Politics
David Coates

With Republican intransigence on the tax side of the current budget equation now losing the Party support -- including from major business interests -- this is not the time to offer yet more concessions to a bankrupt philosophy.

WATCH: Chris Matthews Mocks Bill O'Reilly

The Huffington Post | Katherine Fung | Posted 09.12.2011 | Media

Chris Matthews mocked what he called a signature move of Bill O'Reilly's on Tuesday's "Hardball: The MSNBC host was discussing the debt ceiling neg...

Two Good Columns

Terence Smith | Posted 08.10.2011 | Media
Terence Smith

Two of the best columnists writing in America today have written excellent pieces in recent days that caught my eye. The first was by Tom Friedman in ...

WATCH: Howard Fineman Discusses Donald Trump On 'Hardball'

Huff TV | Posted 06.12.2011 | Politics
Huff TV

HuffPost's Howard Fineman appeared Tuesday on MSNBC's 'Hardball' alongside The Washington Post's Eugene Robinson to discuss Donald Trump and the 2012 ...