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Mary Cheney, Here's Why Drag and Blackface Are Different (VIDEO)

Matt Baume | Posted 02.02.2015 | Gay Voices
Matt Baume

Next time someone asks why drag is OK and blackface isn't, you can tell them that drag is an expression of yourself, whereas blackface is an attack on someone else; blackface reinforces an imbalance of power, whereas drag disassembles an imbalance of power; blackface is a relic, whereas drag is what we all do, every day, every time we put on clothes.

Why Republican Women Don't Want A Female President

John A. Tures | Posted 01.26.2015 | Politics
John A. Tures

When asked whether the respondent hoped there would be a female president, only 16 percent of GOP men and 20 percent of Republican women said yes. Could it be because of Sarah Palin?

Opening Shots Fired in the War Over Guantanamo

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 03.25.2015 | Politics
Daniel R. DePetris

Republican lawmakers are exploiting the terrorist attacks on Charlie Hebdo in order to strengthen their argument that Washington is still in the middle of an active war on Islamist extremism. To put the message more alarmingly: If it could happen in broad daylight in Paris, it could happen in DC or New York.

Top GOP Senators Look To Restrict Obama On Guantanamo

AP | By DONNA CASSATA | Posted 03.15.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Citing the terrorist attacks in Paris, newly empowered Republican senators on Tuesday proposed restrictions on President Barack Ob...

Is Anyone Listening to Irwin Stelzer's Sound Advice?

D. R. Tucker | Posted 03.01.2015 | Green
D. R. Tucker

A revenue-neutral carbon tax is a wise and bold idea, but there is a need for wise and bold individuals to embrace it and fight for it.

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

U.S. Will Continue To Protect Women's Rights In Afghanistan, Senator Vows | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 11.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With the majority of international troops set to leave Afghanistan this year and anxiety about that country's future growing within the ...

Ryan Grim

Here's The Democratic Route Back To Senate Control In 2016 | Ryan Grim | Posted 11.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When a congressional caucus shrinks, it tends to solidify the politics of the remaining members, as conservative Democrats and moderate ...

Unequal Pay Every Day

Laura Riley, Ph.D. | Posted 01.05.2015 | Women
Laura Riley, Ph.D.

The Equal Pay Act doesn't seem to be working very well. In the United States today, mothers are the primary or sole breadwinners in more than 40 percent of families. They work for the same reasons men do and merit the same pay.

GOP Senator Fears Obama's ISIS Strategy Is Driven By Midterms

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 10.06.2014 | Politics

Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) suggested on Sunday that President Barack Obama’s military campaign against the Islamic State has been motivated by the u...

Paul Blumenthal

Dark Money Groups That Spent Millions In 2012 Vanish In 2014 | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 09.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Iowa-based conservative nonprofit group American Future Fund released new advertisements nearly every week from the spring of 2012 t...

John Bolton Endorses Scott Brown For Senate

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 07.30.2014 | Politics

Former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton endorsed former Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown (R) on Wednesday in his bid for a U.S. Senate seat from New Hampshir...

Scott Brown Attacks Positions His Republican Friend Holds

The Huffington Post | Kasey Varner | Posted 07.15.2014 | Politics

Despite presenting a cozy public image, Republicans Scott Brown and Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) are once again at odds over key issues, as Brown campai...

Here's Another Way Scott Brown Is Reminding Us He's Running In New Hampshire

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 07.11.2014 | Politics

Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) will be helping out former Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) this weekend, but not in an explicitly political manner. As the N...

There's Always Time for Empathy, Governor Christie

Suzy Hayman DeYoung | Posted 09.07.2014 | Impact
Suzy Hayman DeYoung

A grieving parent makes a respectful effort to initiate such change, or at least to establish a healthy dialogue, and they are reproached by a prominent politician for their "grandstanding."

Zach Carter

Fox News Star Assails 'Craven' GOP For Exploiting Bergdahl | Zach Carter | Posted 06.08.2014 | Media

Fox News contributor Juan Williams on Sunday criticized conservative pundits and Republican politicians for the "craven" exploitation of Bowe Bergdah...

Lawmakers Scrub Initial Praise Of Bowe Bergdahl Off The Internet

AP | Donna Cassata | Posted 06.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans and Democrats who initially praised the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl after his five years in captivity quickly scrubb...

Amanda Terkel

GOP Urged White House To 'Do All It Can' To Rescue POW Bowe Bergdahl | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As soon as President Barack Obama told the nation Saturday evening that America's only prisoner of war in Afghanistan had been rescued, ...

Scott Brown Nabs Key Republican Endorsement

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 05.27.2014 | Politics

Former Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.), who's running to be the junior senator from nearby New Hampshire, received an endorsement from current Sen. Kelly A...

Ryan Grim

Kelly Ayotte Voted For Energy Bill For The Good Of New Hampshire, Says Scott Brown's Wishes Weren't A Factor | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) explained Thursday why she voted to support legislation by her Democratic counterpart, Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D...

Conservatives Likely To Target Obamacare At Big Summit

Posted 06.12.2014 | Politics

By STEVE PEOPLES, The Associated Press BOSTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama's health care overhaul is coming under renewed attack as some of the n...

Senator Believes GM Should Face Criminal Action

Reuters | Posted 06.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, April 6 (Reuters) - General Motors should make restitution to victims' families and face criminal action if merited for the way it handl...

U.S. Defense Secretary Establishing New Agency To Address POW-MIA Accounting 'Management Mess'

AP | ROBERT BURNS | Posted 05.31.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a bid to improve the government's accounting for missing U.S. war dead, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Monday he is establi...

Bin Laden Relative Could Be Held Responsible for Deaths of Thousands

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 05.21.2014 | World
Daphne Eviatar

There are lots of reasons one might be concerned about the severity of U.S. terrorism law. But I wouldn't expect criticism of this aspect of the American criminal justice system from those law-and-order lawmakers clamoring for the United States to be tougher on terrorism.

Bobby Jindal Leads The LOL Way At New Hampshire Charity Event

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 03.14.2014 | Politics

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) had his humor out in full force Friday morning. Jindal joined Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) and New Hampshire Gov. M...

Senate Overwhelmingly Backs Military Sexual Assault Bill

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 03.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate overwhelmingly approved a bill late Monday making big changes in the military justice system to deal with sexual assaul...