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Where Presidential Candidates Stand on Supporting Families

Christopher A. Brown | Posted 02.03.2016 | Politics
Christopher A. Brown

With the focus during this presidential race on Obamacare, immigration reform, terrorism, and the economy, it's not surprising that the leading Republican and Democratic candidates have had little to say about what they would do to support strong families.

'Sticker Kid' Photo-bombs Hillary Clinton At Iowa Caucus, Wins The Night

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 02.02.2016 | Good News

Some may quibble over who really won the Democratic presidential caucus in Iowa on Monday, but the true winner from the event was a kid who put s...

Dear Hillary Clinton and Taylor Swift: Shake It Off

Isabel C. Albee | Posted 02.01.2016 | Women
Isabel C. Albee

I feel no personal bond with Ms. Swift nor Ms. Clinton -- but like I said -- who cares? They should not be put down for things that have nothing to do with their careers. This includes calling them loaded words like "calculating", "fake", "a liar", "cold", and "crazy."

Hair-Raising Polls and Poll-Raising Hair: How Republican and Democratic 'Do's May Determine our Next Commander-In-Chief

Nick Arrojo | Posted 02.01.2016 | Entertainment
Nick Arrojo

"If I want to knock a story off the front page, I just change my hairstyle" -- Hilary Clinton. In an era of political bluster and spin, politicians ...

Educating for Democracy: Faith-Based Politics

Joel Shatzky | Posted 01.25.2016 | Politics
Joel Shatzky

If you put your faith in the candidate who creates the most "heroic" personality for popular consumption, it little matters if what he or she says is true or logical or even remotely connected to the many substantial problems that this country, and the globe, faces.

"It's Obama's Fault," In Rhyme

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 01.25.2016 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

If one believes nay-saying conservatives: It's Obama's fault for Palin's son's PTSD, For hair loss, acne, and the sting of a bee. It's Obama's ...

Clinton/Krugman Defend 'Hardheaded Realism'... and Plutocracy

Les Leopold | Posted 01.25.2016 | Politics
Les Leopold

If Bernie continues to gain support it's precisely because voters understand that the choice is clear -- accept the reality of plutocracy and beg for crumbs --- or fight to tear it down.

Candidates Talk About the Middle Class But Forget the Poor

C. Nicole Mason | Posted 01.18.2016 | Politics
C. Nicole Mason

There has been virtually no discussion, from Republicans or Democrats, about how to improve the conditions of individuals and families in poverty who are striving to reach the middle class, but are not yet there. What about these people?

Popping Our Trumple

Daryl Rowland | Posted 01.12.2016 | Comedy
Daryl Rowland

What is the effluvium spurting from that white head? It's Trumple's economically and socially illiterate assertion that minorities and immigrants are the cause of income disparity in this country.

For Whom the Trump Blows

Steve Bhaerman | Posted 01.04.2016 | Politics
Steve Bhaerman

That Donald Trump has been the front-runner in the Republican presidential race is a completely "natural" and understandable result of the Republicans becoming the party of "selfish-righteousness" over the past 35 years.

The Strange Silence of Your Presidential Candidates (and What You Can Do About It)

Matthew Chapman | Posted 12.29.2015 | Politics
Matthew Chapman

Science will, in fact, determine our entire future. Do science and technology therefore deserve a presidential debate all to themselves?

9 Questions With Grover Norquist: The Most Hated Man in Washington D.C.

Tim Lussier | Posted 12.29.2015 | Politics
Tim Lussier

Grover Norquist, unknown to most Americans, is the conservative boogeyman of the progressive big-government spending liberal left who vilify his defense of the American taxpayer.

Fusion Announces Moderators Of 'Brown & Black' Presidential Forum

The Huffington Post | Judah Robinson | Posted 12.17.2015 | Media

On Thursday, television network Fusion announced the moderators for The Iowa Brown & Black Presidential Forum for Democratic candidates, whi...

5 Lessons Trump's Meeting With Black Pastors Taught Us

David Alexander Bullock | Posted 12.08.2015 | Detroit
David Alexander Bullock

There have been apologies, criticisms, denials and optimistic responses to the Donald Trump meeting; however, in the end the congregants lose.

The 2016 Presidential Race: A Faith-Based Feud

Stephen Mansfield | Posted 12.02.2015 | Religion
Stephen Mansfield

There is much we cannot know this far from Election Day. Yet there is at least one, perhaps surprising, certainty: the 2016 presidential race will be as faith-based as any in American history.

How Community Involvement Has Helped Me Thrive With Schizophrenia

Brandon Staglin | Posted 11.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Brandon Staglin

One sunny afternoon early this month, I took my dog Cooper for a walk around the meadow behind my wife's and my home. As Cooper and I followed the tra...

The Crossing: An American Tradition

Catalina Sofia Dansberger Duque | Posted 11.16.2015 | Politics
Catalina Sofia Dansberger Duque

An anthem for an immigrant nation where crossing borders and cultures out of necessity, in hopes of greater opportunities, are as American as apple pie (which, by the way, was brought by British and Dutch immigrants.)

How Campaign Finance Disenfranchises America's Silent Majority of Socialists

The Conversation US | Posted 11.05.2015 | Politics
The Conversation US

It took the excitement generated by the political campaign of a self-described socialist, Bernie Sanders, to put into stark relief the extent to which the United States political system fails to reflect and respond to the aspirations of most Americans.

Political Thoughts

Richard Abrons | Posted 11.02.2015 | Politics
Richard Abrons

One person, one vote, no vote more important than any other.That is so obvious, so simple, so right. Will it ever come about? I think not.

Knowing Carly: From Corporate America to Political Ambitions

Thomas J. Lauria | Posted 10.26.2015 | Politics
Thomas J. Lauria

The presidency is not a corporate CEOship where authority is checked only by the board and internal political foes. However this all plays out, I admire Carly for her tenacity; as she has demonstrated great balls. We just have to collectively decide if they belong in the White House.

Women's Right to Vote as the Downfall of Democracy

Suzanne DeWitt Hall | Posted 10.23.2015 | Entertainment
Suzanne DeWitt Hall

Surely every American knows that women have the same decision-making capacity as men, and that our right to participate in elections was long overdue. Don't they?

What The Benghazi Hearings Would Look Like If Bill Clinton Were Testifying

The Huffington Post | John Trowbridge | Posted 10.22.2015 | Comedy

10:00 a.m.: Bill Clinton enters chamber. Benghazi select committee members wait in line to shake Bill Clinton's hand and get photos with him. Refresh...

Is Bernie Sanders the John Edwards of 2016?

Zach Friend | Posted 10.16.2015 | Politics
Zach Friend

Every day a variation of this quote comes from Bernie Sanders' upstart presidential campaign. The trouble is, Bernie Sanders didn't say it. John Edwards did -- in his failed 2008 presidential bid. And there are some important lessons for the Sanders Campaign to heed from that race.

Oprah's Response To T.I.'s Sexist Comments Is Absolutely Priceless

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 10.14.2015 | Black Voices

T.I.’s controversial comments on a woman running for president has sparked a hailstorm of criticism. Oprah Winfrey provided her though...

Presidential Hopefuls Exclude Gen Y in White House Race

Kelsey Clark | Posted 10.13.2015 | Politics
Kelsey Clark

When it comes to actually including Gen Y in any meaningful political discourse, both parties fail with flying colors.