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Republican Senate Banking Chair to DOJ: Prosecute Bankers

Lauren Windsor | Posted 07.30.2015 | Politics
Lauren Windsor

This reporter asked Sen. Shelby whether he supports prosecuting criminal bankers and regulating the very derivatives that inflicted so much damage on his home state. Watch Shelby answer these questions in the video below.

Think Tankers "Often Asked to Manipulate Data," Claims Expert

Till Bruckner | Posted 07.14.2015 | Politics
Till Bruckner

In this interview, Don Abelson shares his views about think tanks, research integrity, advocacy and lobbying.

GOP Myth: Obamacare Is Driving Health Insurance Mergers

Wendell Potter | Posted 07.13.2015 | Politics
Wendell Potter

When the CEOs of Aetna and Humana announced a few days ago that they had agreed to a deal in which Aetna will pay $37 billion for Louisville-based Humana, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky pointed the finger of blame straight at Obamacare.

Germany's Leadership Role in Advancing Economic Freedom: Opportunity for All, Favoritism for None

Natasha Srdoc | Posted 06.19.2015 | World
Natasha Srdoc

The topics of strengthening the transatlantic partnership and advancing economic freedom were brought to the forefront, when we gathered in Brussels at a dinner event of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in December 2014.

Forced Trade

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.25.2015 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

Senators who voted last week to Fast Track ratification of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) call it a free trade deal, but really, it’s forced trade imposed on protesting American workers who have endured its damaging effects for decades.

The Anti-gay Right Can't Run Forever From Its History of Bigotry

Alvin McEwen | Posted 06.24.2015 | Gay Voices
Alvin McEwen

The anti-gay right seem to be painting a portrait of victimhood in anticipation of further progress by the LGBT community and the goal is most likely to stop this progress. But I have one question. How in the hell can anyone forget how we got to this point?

Do Gay Marriages Increase Abortion Rates?

James Peron | Posted 06.22.2015 | Gay Voices
James Peron

The decline in marriage rates began long before gay couples won the right to marry anywhere. To pin that decline on them is scapegoating, pure and simple, and I suspect, an act of desperation.

Federal Laws: Too Numerous and Vague

Kevin Price | Posted 06.02.2015 | Politics
Kevin Price

The vast majority of Americans clearly seem unhappy with the working of Washington. The president and Congress have overwhelmed the American people with an incredible number of laws that are difficult for the voters and even policy makers to understand.

Jonathan Cohn

GOP Senator Insists Case For Obamacare Lawsuit Is 'Clear,' Then Shows Why It Isn't

HuffingtonPost.com | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 02.25.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) on Monday tried to argue that something he wrote in 2010 does not undercut the premise of the anti-Obamacare l...

Jim DeMint Channels Elizabeth Warren

Lauren Windsor | Posted 04.04.2015 | Politics
Lauren Windsor

Seen by many in the Occupy movement as its patron saint, Elizabeth Warren has firmly established herself as the populist crusader against Wall Street in Washington. Have DeMint, Koch, and Luntz all cast their ideological lots in with Warren to fight cronyism, or is she such a great threat to their interests that are co-opting her message?

'Personhood' by Any Other Name

Fran Moreland Johns | Posted 03.16.2015 | Impact
Fran Moreland Johns

Is there a disconnect here? Since effective contraception lessens the number of unwanted pregnancies, and thus the number of abortions? Well, yes. But the people playing the Personhood Game simply have their eye on the prize: Fertilized egg wins, woman loses.

New York City Mayor Is Skeptical Of Mitt Romney's Chances In 2016

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Tani | Posted 01.15.2015 | Politics

If he’s looking for an endorsement, possible 2016 presidential candidate Mitt Romney should probably leave New York Mayor Bill de Blasio off his cal...

Laura Bassett

Conservative 'Opportunity for All' Summit Features Only Male Lawmakers

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 01.12.2015 | Politics

Twenty-three members of Congress are slated to speak at a major conservative policy summit called "Opportunity for All, Favoritism for None" this week...

8 Things That You Won't Like in 2015

Llewellyn King | Posted 03.09.2015 | DC
Llewellyn King

The new year demands predictions. As those demands must be satisfied, here are mine: 1. President Barack Obama will be blamed for everything, from pe...

President Right to Normalize Relations With Cuba: Best Hope for Ending Repressive Regime

Doug Bandow | Posted 03.02.2015 | Politics
Doug Bandow

Normalizing both economic and diplomatic relations with Havana should be seen not as a victory for the Castro government, but for the people of Cuba. Liberty will come to that land. The only question is when. Expanding relations should help speed the process.

Bargaining Power to the People

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 02.21.2015 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

Moving right-to-work (for less) from the state to the county level is the latest tactic in the relentless campaign by CEOs and corporations to reverse gains made by workers in the 1930s New Deal.

Playing Politics With the Supreme Court Over Obamacare

Elizabeth B. Wydra | Posted 12.23.2014 | Politics
Elizabeth B. Wydra

Michael Carvin, the lead attorney in this round of attacks on the ACA, apparently expects the Supreme Court to play along with him. But he might have trouble convincing the justices to join his game.

Less Lobster, More Misery: The Republican Poverty Fantasy

Duncan Hosie | Posted 12.13.2014 | Politics
Duncan Hosie

Fantasy makes great television and literature. It also makes poor public policy. Poverty denial molds how many conservatives, and even independents, understand economic deprivation.

Diseases and Demagogues

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 12.13.2014 | Politics
Richard J. Rosendall

It is difficult enough to confront resurgent diseases without an explosion of unhinged conspiracy mongering.

Our Freedoms Are Slowly Slipping Away

Ken Blackwell | Posted 11.02.2014 | Politics
Ken Blackwell

As Americans celebrated Labor Day and the freedom to provide for their families, let's hope they didn't spoil the holiday yesterday by pausing to consider whether government today is making their lives easier or more difficult.

Zach Carter

Elizabeth Warren Attacked By Club For Growth For Supporting Export-Import Bank

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 08.27.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Club For Growth is targeting Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) with a web video attacking her support for the Export-Import Bank, inte...

Too Many American Cops View Citizens as "The Enemy"--And Washington's to Blame

Lev Raphael | Posted 10.15.2014 | Politics
Lev Raphael

A sea change has been taking place over the last decade that's been invisible to most Americans. Across the country, in big cities and small towns, police forces have been turning into armies. It's taken the events in Ferguson to blow things wide open.

Zach Carter

Tea Party Leader Botches 'Socialistic' Op-Ed

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 08.13.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congress is out of session, but the lobbying struggle over reauthorizing the Export-Import Bank is as hot as ever. On Monday, former Sen...

The Young Person's American Dream

Summer Collins | Posted 10.01.2014 | Politics
Summer Collins

It's time to find a way to help young people struggling to make their way in this world without the fears of unmanageable debt.

The Dawn of a New Political Narrative?

Philip K. Howard | Posted 09.27.2014 | Politics
Philip K. Howard

Perhaps this is the dawn of a new political narrative. The current fault lines don't get us anywhere, with Tea Party conservatives attacking the very idea of government, and liberals defending the virtuous aims of government without coming to grips with their pervasive semi-failures.