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As Millions Debate Colin Kaepernick's Righteous Stand, I'd Like to Explain Why I Burned the American Flag

Joey Johnson | Posted 08.31.2016 | Politics
Joey Johnson

I fought for five years until victory when the Supreme Court ruled that flag-burning is protected political speech. Today, same flag -- even worse nationalistic chauvinism.

We Caused Those Deaths

B. D. Colen | Posted 07.19.2016 | Politics
B. D. Colen

We caused those deaths, by our inaction, by our acquiescence in the maintenance of a social structure, by our active or passive maintenance of a national fabric that not only allowed, but supported the behavior that has inevitably brought us to the ugly place in which we now find ourselves.

Walls and Bosnia 24 Years After?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 05.22.2016 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

This is not just about Bosnia but rather the reactionary appeal of nationalism, populism and manifestations of walls, physical and psychological.

Trump Distributes New Brown Campaign Shirts With T-Shirt Cannons at Rally

James Schlarmann | Posted 03.07.2016 | Comedy
James Schlarmann

LAKE ADOLPHUS, FLORIDA -- Just a day after Donald J. Trump raised eyebrows and alarm by asking his supporters at a rally in Orlando to raise their rig...

Trump and Mussolini: It Can't Happen Here?

Maria Laurino | Posted 03.01.2016 | Politics
Maria Laurino

Now that we know Donald Trump is okay with quoting the fascist dictator Benito Mussolini, it's probably time to reconsider that old chestnut about those who don't know history are doomed to repeat it.

Retirement Age 65.. .67? No... 75! What Retirement?

Martin Shapiro | Posted 07.12.2014 | Politics
Martin Shapiro

The so called 'retirement age' is nominally thought to be 65 years old, but to get your full Social Security benefit the age is inching up each couple of months to 67 for those born in 1960 or later. And who knows where it will go from there?

Son Of Italian Politician In Hot Water For Fascist Salute

Posted 10.01.2012 | World

HuffPost Italia has uncovered photos on Facebook in which Manfredi Alemanno, son of the mayor of Rome, is seen performing the fascist salute. Giann...

Names Can Never Hurt Me?

John Backman | Posted 06.20.2011 | Religion
John Backman

By using the metaphors of evil, we belittle our adversaries by placing them in categories that would never fit us. How do we change this state of affairs?

I'm Old Enough to Remember When the Epithet 'Fascist' Had Meaning

Saul Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Saul Friedman

Never mind that fascists and communists are at opposite ends of the political spectrum, those who hurl these words like curses at the president diminish their value much like the overuse of the F-word diminishes its worth.

For the Seriously Faithful, Choosing Resistance as an Organizing Principle (and becoming Glenn Beck's worst nightmare??)

Rev. Peter Laarman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. Peter Laarman

it seems to me that the only way forward for leaders who fully understand the dangerous nature of these times is to be both persistently reasonable and persistently theological.

America Needs A True Revolution Of Values

David A. Love | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David A. Love

Who made Carrie Prejean and Mike Huckabee the experts on values? What can Sen. Jim DeMint, Bill O'Reilly or Rep. Michele Bachmann teach me on the subject?

Ten Telltale Signs of Republican Disease

Bob Burnett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Bob Burnett

New Daily Kos poll: 58% of Republicans believe Obama isn't a US citizen or aren't sure. Out here, we don't know many Republicans, so it's hard for us to understand how they can be that stupid.

WATCH: Republicans Debate "Socialist" Resolution

David Murdock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Murdock

The RNC concludes a special session this afternoon with a much-anticipated vote on a resolution to re-brand the Democratic Party as the "Democrat Socialist Party."

Exclusive Interview With Geoffrey Nunberg, On The Years Of Talking Dangerously

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Chris Weigant

Epithets like "socialist" and "fascist" enable people on the right to bond with each other and -- though they may not acknowledge it -- to alienate everybody else.

Dick Cheney: Through the Cracked Moral Compass, Darkly

Brian Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brian Ross

Should it be surprising that Dick Cheney, the guy who is the chief architect of the morally and ethically bankrupt Bush Administration policies on eve...

King Of Spain Telling Chavez To Shut Up Becomes Ringtone Hit

BBC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The king of Spain's recent undiplomatic outburst at the Venezuelan president has become a ringtone hit across Spain. An estimated 500,000 people have...

Video: King Of Spain Telling Chavez To Shut Up

Dark14 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

During the Ibero-American summit in Santiago, Chile, King Juan Carlos of Spain becomes somewhat agitated at Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez. Read...