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Standing Rock-The Last Bitter Taste Of President Obama

Seth Kaper-Dale | Posted 12.13.2016 | Politics
Seth Kaper-Dale

Standing Rock... And My Ambivalence About Suggesting Trump is Worse Than the Neoliberal Capitalists Clinton/Obama I walked into the church where I h...

Electoral College Must Not Vote Until Possible Trump Ties to Russian Hacking are Fully Investigated

Harvey Wasserman | Posted 12.12.2016 | Politics
Harvey Wasserman

A petition asking the Electoral College not to vote on the next president until a full investigation is done of Russian interference in the 2016 US el...

Jill Stein's Recount Bid Is Officially Over

Reuters | Andrew Hart | Posted 12.12.2016 | Politics

The recount effort by Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein in three crucial U.S. states came to an end on Monday, after weeks of legal wrangl...

Jill Stein To Pursue Pennsylvania Recount Petition In Federal Court

Reuters | Paul Vale | Posted 12.04.2016 | Politics

Green Party candidate Jill Stein late Saturday vowed to bring her fight for a recount of votes cast in Pennsylvania in the U.S. presidential election ...

Trump Supporters Try To Block Recounts In 3 States

Reuters | Andrew Hart | Posted 12.02.2016 | Politics

Supporters of President-elect Donald Trump moved on Friday to halt the Green Party’s requests for long-shot recounts of the presidential votes in th...

The Holiday Madness of Trump and Clinton Obscures Trump's Strange Dithering Over the State Department

William Bradley | Posted 11.30.2016 | Media
William Bradley

Is it really far too late to hope that Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton join hands and merrily take that proverbial long walk off a short pier? Trump...

Vote Recount: The 3rd Stage of Election Grieving

Daniel Guss | Posted 11.29.2016 | Politics
Daniel Guss

In her 1969 book, On Death and Dying, Dr. Elisabeth Kübler-Ross created a framework of the five stages of grief: denial, anger, bargaining, depressio...

Now, Jill, Now!

Michael Dobson | Posted 11.05.2016 | Politics
Michael Dobson

Congratulations, Jill Stein. You did it. A lot of people threw a lot of criticism your way, but you wore it all, and now you have your reward: You hav...

Progressives Still Believe These Dangerous Trump Myths

Norman Solomon | Posted 11.03.2016 | Politics
Norman Solomon

Even now, in the last days of this horrendous campaign, we're amazed by fervent assertions coming from some progressives about Donald Trump. Here are three key myths.

Why Jill Stein Deserves To Be A 2016 Footnote

The Huffington Post | Jason Cherkis | Posted 11.02.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― You may have seen Green Party presidential candidate Dr. Jill Stein appear on your television long enough to make a windy soundbite abo...

Worldwide Solidarity with a Green Party POTUS

Angie Cordeiro | Posted 10.26.2016 | Politics
Angie Cordeiro

YES, "that Sea Shepard Captain, Paul Watson." YES, "that Woodstock." Sea Shepard Captain Paul Watson cast his vote the other day, and shared his expe...

Pandering Politics Vs. People, Planet And PEACE Over Profit

Angie Cordeiro | Posted 10.18.2016 | Politics
Angie Cordeiro

The recent televised presidential debates which were replete with disrespectful smirks, old and out worn mud slinging, and totally devoid of intellige...

Tremors in the Campaigns Point to Breakup of the Big Two Parties

Carl Nettleton | Posted 10.13.2016 | Politics
Carl Nettleton

Will a Trump Party and a Sanders Party emerge after the elections? The ever-widening gap between the Trump campaign and traditional Republican leader...

The Politics of Fear

Robert Koehler | Posted 10.06.2016 | Politics
Robert Koehler

"This politics of fear has actually delivered everything we were afraid of." Well, OK, let's think about these words of Jill Stein for a moment, as t...

Jill Stein: Women In Politics Are Regularly 'Dismissed' And 'Sidelined'

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 09.30.2016 | Politics

During her decades in politics, Hillary Clinton been questioned about her likability, her “not-so-attractive” voice and her “look.” Green Par...

The Moral Status of "Protest Votes": Three Theories

Catherine M Wallace | Posted 09.27.2016 | Religion
Catherine M Wallace

What should these dissatisfied voters do this November? And why? What assumptions underlie those choices? This is not your ordinary election, after all. Given the unprecedented dangers posed by Donald Trump, voters need to think carefully about what to do.

Do Not Accidentally Vote For Donald Trump

Don C. Reed | Posted 09.21.2016 | Politics
Don C. Reed

Trying for a "perfect" candidate can be a disaster; we may end up with someone diametrically opposed to our values.

Think You Don't Get What You Deserve? Think Again.

Pat LaMarche | Posted 09.13.2016 | Politics
Pat LaMarche

It was former U.S. Senator Mike Gravel. He was running against Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama for the democratic party's presidential nomination. But things looked bleak. Gravel was losing to either the mainstream democratic steamrolling machine or to a fakes-left-but-runs-down-the-middle newbie.

Did Republican Colin Powell Lie And Was Hillary Telling The Truth?

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 09.09.2016 | Politics
Peter D. Rosenstein

Wow. We now know Colin Powell lied about giving advice on avoiding FOIA requests and public scrutiny of her emails to Hillary Clinton.

War vs. Democracy

Robert Koehler | Posted 09.08.2016 | Politics
Robert Koehler

The paradox of democracy is that it depends on the integrity of those who have the most to lose if an election goes the wrong way -- you know, the peo...

Choosing Between Leukemia And A Brain Tumor: Clinton v. Trump In 2016

John Sanbonmatsu | Posted 09.07.2016 | Politics
John Sanbonmatsu

A similarly unpleasant choice now looms before the American electorate--between Donald Trump, the xenophobic, nationalist demagogue, on one side, and Hillary Rodham Clinton, the unrepentant militarist, Wall Street shill, and unindicted emailer, on the other.

Trump Going to Mexico is not the Real Irony. NAFTA Is.

Sam Husseini | Posted 08.31.2016 | Politics
Sam Husseini

Many are shocked that Donald Trump announced he is going to Mexico today. That misses the real ironies here: NAFTA -- and how this should be a boon to...

No Matter Who You Vote For In November, Libertarian Gary Johnson Should Be In The Presidential Debates

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 09.01.2016 | Politics
Zoltan Istvan

To not let in one of the major 3rd Party candidates into the presidential debates happening at the end of September and early October is not only un-American, it's a betrayal of a free and fair election -- since media is so essential to our voting process.

The Privilege of Hillary Clinton Voters

Ben Spielberg | Posted 08.31.2016 | Politics
Ben Spielberg

The thing is, the argument that the Democrats are the only actual alternative voters have to Trump -- that the status quo cannot be radically improved and that incremental change is all that is possible -- is one that many people cannot afford.

Selling A Lifetime Subscription To The Politics Of Fear

Sam Husseini | Posted 08.24.2016 | Politics
Sam Husseini

The Washington Post -- and much of the establishment -- wants you to buy a lifetime subscription to the politics of fear.