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Angle of Descent: Demagogues and the Collective Situation, Part I - The Swiftly Flowing Current

Alan Briskin | Posted 09.12.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Alan Briskin

(Introduction / Part One / Part Two / Part Three / Part Four) "If a man going down into a river, swollen and swiftly flowing, is carried away by the ...

Why Reading Newspapers Might Make Donald Trump Happier

Ehab Al Shihabi | Posted 08.01.2016 | Media
Ehab Al Shihabi

Anyone who thinks the world is a mean, dangerous place, may simply be watching too much television news and the solution could be as simple as reading more newspapers.

Trump's 'Be Very Afraid' Versus The Bible's 'Be Not Afraid'

Andy Schmookler | Posted 07.23.2016 | Politics
Andy Schmookler

What does it mean that a large portion of self-described American Christians - e.g. 62% of evangelicals - intend to vote for a candidate who works to instill unnecessary, inappropriate fear in the American people?

The Reality Show That Never Ends

Rev. Peter E. Bauer | Posted 07.22.2016 | Politics
Rev. Peter E. Bauer

The law and order guy was on the other night. He talked about how violence was up, killings were high and that there was a need to restore "law and order." The whole tone of the presentation was almost apocalyptic.

The Republican National Convention Makes Me Proud To Be A Democrat

Lorraine Devon Wilke | Posted 07.21.2016 | Politics
Lorraine Devon Wilke

In looking at the regressive platforms of the party, the pessimistic, hate-filled rhetoric of its speakers, the racism and xenophobia of its members, and, most egregiously, the repugnance and incompetence of its now-officially nominated candidate, I can only pity the person who has somehow, inexplicably, unfathomably, hitched a ride on this particular train.

In a Sense, Donald Trump Is Correct about Women and Abortions

Mark Baer | Posted 04.04.2016 | Politics
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Mark Baer

In a sense, Donald Trump is correct that women who have abortions if the procedure is banned should face "some sort of punishment." Before you misconstrue my opinion, please note that I have always been an advocate of pro-choice.

Friday Talking Points -- The Knives Come Out

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.20.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The winner of the Most Disappointing Democrat Of The Week award was none other than Chelsea Clinton. There's a word for what she is doing, and it is called "fearmongering."

A Conversation on Maple Street

Jasmine Jaksic | Posted 01.13.2016 | Politics
Jasmine Jaksic

If you have lived in United States long enough and happen to be a non-white immigrant, chances are that you have been subject to some level of discriminatory remarks. I can attest to this and so can most of you.

What I Want Every News Article to Include

Mardra Sikora | Posted 08.10.2016 | Media
Mardra Sikora

Instead of carrying around the burden of the world's evils and difficulties, I wonder if it is possible to use the news to empower people to make changes and help in areas that are most important to them.

That Time a Famous Stranger Publicly Accused Me of Being a Terrorist -- and When My Mom Feared for My Life

Atif Choudhury | Posted 04.15.2015 | College
Atif Choudhury

It's not every day a complete stranger publicly calls you a terrorist. A terrorist propagandist, to be precise. Nor is it every day that the stranger happens to actually be someone famous--or infamous depending on who you ask.

Jason Linkins

The Heroes And Zeroes Of America's Brief Ebola Outbreak

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It's been three weeks since the White House event where President Barack Obama shook hands with doctors and nurses who treated Ebola pat...

7 Instances Of Blatant GOP Fearmongering

Salon | Evan McMurry | Posted 10.18.2014 | Politics

The GOP is scared its 2014 “wave” isn’t materializing, so it’s trying to scare voters. How? Pretty much with anything in the news cycle. By...

A Grandmother on Curbing the Chicken Little Virus

Margaret Sullivan | Posted 12.17.2014 | Politics
Margaret Sullivan

Politicians with their heads fixated on their reelection polling numbers and their commentator supporters running in circles and, like Chicken Little, crying "The sky is falling" are hazardous.

Jason Linkins

Coming Soon: Panic-Induced Election Year War With ISIS!

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 09.11.2014 | Politics

Seemingly before the question, "Do I, as an American, have any reason to panic over the emergence of this group, ISIS?" has even been asked, it's been...

Jason Linkins

Benghazi-Slashfic Briefly Mistaken For Journalism

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.28.2013 | Politics

As you've probably heard, the United States intervened in a big rebellion in Libya, and as a consequence, a bunch of Americans, including U.S. Ambassa...

Jason Linkins

The Week That Hillary Clinton 2016 Speculation Moved From Trickle To Stream

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.11.2013 | Politics

There comes a time in life when spring is in the air, the blossoms are blooming anew, the birds are returning to their aeries, and a political reporte...

Jason Linkins

'Friends Of Hamas' Origin Story Exposes The Fact That Some People Are Dumb Enough To Fall For Anything

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 02.21.2013 | Politics

Last week, we made note of the way the hearings on Chuck Hagel as the next secretary of Defense -- both within and outside the Senate chambers -- had ...

Jason Linkins

Republican Pretty Proud Of Being The First Congressman To Call Obama A 'Socialist'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 02.13.2013 | Politics

Rep. Paul Broun (R-Ga.) may be the only Republican with the announced intention of running for the Senate seat being vacated by the retiring Saxby Cha...

Jason Linkins

Mitch McConnell Is Keeping The Paranoid Style Of American Poll-Watching Alive

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 12.13.2012 | Politics

Here is an immutable law of politics: all fundraising letters need a villain. Another rule of politics is that all politicians need money. So, when th...

Jason Linkins

Lots Of Confused People Were Led To Look Up The Word 'Socialism' In The Dictionary Because Of The Election

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 12.12.2012 | Politics

According to the news, two of the most looked-up words in the dictionary (or, at least the Merriam-Webster dictionary, anyway) in 2012 were "capitalis...

Sabrina Siddiqui

2012 Campaign Ads Have It In For Your Grandmother: HuffPost List

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 08.20.2012 | Politics

No better way to launch our list-obsessed chronicle of politics than with TV ads, the most embarrassing, least informative but, let’s admit it, most...

Jason Linkins

Florida State Senate Race Becomes Ground Zero In The War Over Robot Death Cars, Finally!

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 08.14.2012 | Politics

Thanks to Alex Pareene, I have become aware of a major flashpoint that's driving the conversation and winning the morning in the hotly contested race ...

How Your Therapist Might Be Making You Fearful

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 10.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

Say goodbye to the fear-mongering therapists who keep you stuck forever. Take control and an active role in finding a therapist who will help you get better, once and for all, and not just provide you with a venue to vent.

Jason Linkins

We Are All Probably Going To Die, Because Obama, Says New Ad

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 08.01.2012 | Politics

The folks behind Secure America Now -- a neoconservatve 501(c)(4) nonprofit organization dedicated to giving you a bunch of irrational anxiety attacks...

Jason Linkins

Daily Caller Decides The Time Is Ripe For Some Good, Old-Fashioned Jew Counting

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 07.19.2012 | Politics

Good news for people who love breathless paranoia! Matt Boyle, who by day serves as the Daily Caller's "Fast and Furious" muckraker, landed a hot scoo...