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The Public and Private Lives of Candidates

George Friedman | Posted 09.30.2016 | World
George Friedman

They may not respect each other privately, but as candidates for president, they claim to be leaders. If you are going to lead you have to set an example of how to treat those who disagree with you. I thought decorum was called for in this place and time.

To Endorse, Or Not To Endorse--That Is The (Wrong) Question

Frances Moore Lappe | Posted 09.14.2016 | Politics
Frances Moore Lappe

What if "endorsement" is a political red herring? "Endorsing" suggests approval, but for a lot of us that option is closed. But, hey, we still have to choose--we must choose because democracy itself is at stake today.

Human Rights And The 2016 Election

Jack Healey | Posted 09.14.2016 | Politics
Jack Healey

If the candidates make the choice to follow in the Roosevelt's memory, the Nation will be able to heal and grow in infinitely beautiful and powerful ways.

The Dog-Friendly Days Of Summer

Randee Mia Berman | Posted 08.25.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Randee Mia Berman

We've got wag the dog, dog day afternoon, a dog's age, raining cats and dogs...and then there's just plain Fido, the pet dog. We're all dog tired fr...

No More Inflation?

Harlan Green | Posted 08.17.2016 | Business
Harlan Green

San Francisco Fed President John Williams has said something that most central bankers won't say. He believes the current low inflation, low growth e...

Social Security Just Turned 81. This Is Its Impact.

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 08.16.2016 | Politics

Exactly 81 years ago on Sunday, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act into law, creating the country’s first national p...

Hillary Follows In FDR's Footsteps

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 08.15.2016 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Clinton made it clear that she expects the rich to foot much of the bill by demanding hefty tax hikes on them. She added the final FDR touch to her big spending plan by promising to plop the legislation on Congress' table within her first 100 days in office.

Upheaval At The UN?

Stephen Schlesinger | Posted 08.01.2016 | World
Stephen Schlesinger

Today, smaller countries continue to protest the primacy of the five permanent members of the Security Council. They argue that it can no longer be seen as a legitimate body since the power realities of 2016 are so plainly different than those of 1945.

Hillary Clinton, The Supreme Court And A Progressive Future

David Morris | Posted 07.29.2016 | Politics
David Morris

Many of us disagree with Hillary Clinton on a number of issues, in some cases intensely. But there is one overarching reason we should be vigorously supporting her election: The future of the Supreme Court is at stake.

White America, Wake The F*ck Up. The Deaths Of Alton Sterling And Philando Castile ARE Your Problem.

Jesse Damiani | Posted 07.12.2016 | Politics
Jesse Damiani

As a self-proclaimed "woke" white dude, it's sometimes difficult to know how to participate in conversations about race that matter deeply to me. The last thing I want to do is suck up oxygen from the voices that need to be heard.

Top 6 Coastal Maine Destinations Far From the Tourist Trail

Malerie Yolen-Cohen | Posted 07.07.2016 | Travel
Malerie Yolen-Cohen

Maine is one of the most popular U.S. States in the summer. Typically, tourists inch along on US Route 1 to get to Kittery, York Beach, Ogunquit, The ...

When Owning Gold Was Illegal in America: And Why It Could Be Again

Steve Mariotti | Posted 06.27.2016 | Politics
Steve Mariotti

(source) In 1933, Franklin D. Roosevelt was elected president of the United States by promising to end the Great Depression, which had driven the na...

Al-Gebra: A Threat Worse Than ISIS

Todd R. Miller | Posted 05.16.2016 | Science
Todd R. Miller

On May 5, a passenger on American Airlines flight 3950 from Philadelphia to Syracuse noticed something strange about the olive-skinned, dark-haired ma...

What It Takes -- 2016: Excerpt II From 'BRIGHT, INFINITE, FUTURE'

Mark Green | Posted 04.28.2016 | Politics
Mark Green

Richard Ben Cramer's book about the 1988 presidential campaign -- What It Takes -- was a classic about the psychology and talents required to climb the greasy pole. Time to update it in this political year.

Friday Talking Points -- Fighting or Following?

Chris Weigant | Posted 04.15.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Ryan's got enough problems right now as it is, since he hasn't really gotten anything done in the House this year. Just like John Boehner before him, the Tea Party extremist faction is holding everything hostage and gumming up the works.

This Democrat Is Channeling FDR With A Plan To Break Up Big Cable

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 04.16.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Before Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) sided with the striking Verizon workers this week, Democratic congressional candi...

Pensions: For CEOs Only

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 04.11.2016 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

Over the past three decades, corporations virtually eliminated secure pensions, forced workers into risky, self-pay plans and handed hundreds of millions in tax-free retirement benefits to the top dogs. Pensions aren't dead; they're just exclusive now.

If Hillary Wins the Nomination, She Should Choose Bernie for VP

Paul Abrams | Posted 03.27.2016 | Politics
Paul Abrams

If Hillary is the nominee, a Hillary-Bernie ticket will be a big winner, and a Clinton-Sanders administration will be a big winner for the American people.

Why Bernie Sanders Is the Democratic Party's Best Hope to Win the White House in November

Tom Weis | Posted 03.08.2016 | Politics
Tom Weis

What many expected to be a coronation for establishment candidate Hillary Clinton has morphed into a pitched battle for the soul of the Democratic Party. Despite all the corporate media hype to the contrary, the long slog to the Democratic nomination is just getting started.

The GOP Needs a Republican Bill Clinton

Steven M. Gillon | Posted 03.07.2016 | Politics
Steven M. Gillon

As much as they will hate to hear this, what the Republicans need is a Bill Clinton--an enormously talented politician who, through the force of his personality and charisma, and the power of his message, can reorient the party.

Sanders and Trump: How the Political and Media Establishment Got 2016 So Wrong

Leonard Steinhorn | Posted 02.17.2016 | Politics
Leonard Steinhorn

Perhaps the biggest story coming out of campaign 2016 is not the rise of Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump, but the fact that the media and political establishment never saw it coming. And the fact that they never saw it coming perfectly explains the rise of Sanders and Trump.

Plutocrats, Take Heed

Abel Collins | Posted 02.17.2016 | Politics
Abel Collins

Earth to the pundits and wonks in the beltway bubble, earth to the nodding heads in the media, we're not impressed by your transparent attempts to sme...

The Metropolitan Room of Ageless Art

Randee Mia Berman | Posted 02.04.2016 | Arts
Randee Mia Berman

According to owner Bernie Furshpan, the goal of this Flatiron district cabaret is to revive the "golden age of cabaret" with both renowned performers and new faces.

Roosevelt, Reagan and the Sanders Moment

Brian Leiter | Posted 01.31.2016 | Politics
Brian Leiter

FDR's presidency ended in 1980 with the election of Ronald Reagan, and Reagan has ruled ever since. As we face another potentially epoch-shifting presidential election, perhaps we would do well to remember that last one.

Socialism, American Style

Steve Skrovan | Posted 01.28.2016 | Politics
Steve Skrovan

The next time an American voter asks Bernie Sanders what he means by "socialism," this is what I would whisper in his ear...