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Trump, Democrats And The Left Killed Obama's Biggest Trade Deal. Here's How It Happened.

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 01.30.2017 | Politics

On Monday, President Donald Trump formally withdrew the United States from one of his predecessor’s signature foreign policy projects, ending an eig...

Gospel of Wealth Preachers At Inauguration

J. H. McKenna, Ph.D. | Posted 01.16.2017 | Religion
J. H. McKenna, Ph.D.

Pardon me. This piece is admittedly too clever by half, but then again, so is The Gospel of Wealth. Two preachers, male and female, both proponents o...

LA Anti-Trump Protest, A Look From the Inside

Outspeak | Posted 11.29.2016 | HuffPost Live 321
Outspeak

Last week, actor and YouTuber, Adam Rose, participated in an anti-Trump protest in LA where he documented the entire process. In Rose's video below you'll see the reality of a peaceful protests, a safe space for people to gather in solidarity under a common cause.

Thank Liberalism for Donald Trump

John Sanbonmatsu | Posted 11.22.2016 | Politics
John Sanbonmatsu

Ten years ago, I predicted the rise of a new form fascism in the United States and Europe, suggesting that the injustices and contradictions of the capitalist system were growing too large to be contained any longer by the existing liberal political order.

Divided Nation, Divided Family: Overcoming Political Differences

Suzannah Galland | Posted 11.16.2016 | Politics
Suzannah Galland

I hate that my mother voted for Donald Trump. But I love my mom. As we look at the fierce division between Trump's supporters and everyone else, the ...

Can Hillary Really Win Texas?

Tam Warner Minton | Posted 10.27.2016 | Politics
Tam Warner Minton

The next President of the United States will have the ability to nominate not only one, but up to four, new Justices to the Supreme Court. The rights of LGBTs, women, children, seniors, patients, and immigrants are at stake in this election. Texans, think twice before you head to the polls to register your "protest vote".

The Baby Boomer Generation Is ThisClose To Achieving Its Potential (VIDEOS)

Marty Rudoy | Posted 10.27.2016 | Politics
Marty Rudoy

I have long felt that the baby boomer generation, my generation, did not fulfill its potential after a promising start in the late 1960s.  Whichever...

What If Our Political Opposite Isn't (Actually) The Devil... What Then?

Living Room Conversations | Posted 08.05.2016 | Politics
Living Room Conversations

Credit: Bonch Gurevich by Jacob Z. Hess, Partner, Living Room Conversations It used to be that friends and acquaintances were mystified at my inter...

Clean Up Behind Yourself, DNC -- Don't Forget To Abolish The Medical Debt Of Philadelphia's Poorest!

Jerry Ashton | Posted 07.29.2016 | Politics
Jerry Ashton

Uninvited and from seemingly out of nowhere, a team of "Goodwill Vigilantes" has given every DNC attendee a golden opportunity to leave behind themselves more than simply memories of Philadelphia -- a legacy of paid medical debt.

Evidence That Tim Kaine Is More Progressive Than Bernie Sanders

John A. Tures | Posted 07.28.2016 | Politics
John A. Tures

Kaine may be considered a centrist in the media, which could help him woo moderates, independents and liberal Republicans. But if you look at the ACU's voting record, and that of the ADA, his strongest appeal should be to progressives who backed Sanders.

Forget The DNC. The Real Democratic Party Scandal Is In Florida

Roger Wolfson | Posted 07.27.2016 | Politics
Roger Wolfson

The Democratic Party spending millions of dollars to defeat Grayson and Sestak in the primaries is short-sighted, to say the least.

Books for Our Times: [ital] Listen, Liberal [ital], by Thomas Frank

Carla Seaquist | Posted 07.25.2016 | Home
Carla Seaquist

Seventh in an ongoing series, Books for Our Times. Much analysis this presidential season has focused on how far adrift the Republican party has mov...

Maybe This Is Like World War II...

Leslie Marshall | Posted 07.19.2016 | Politics
Leslie Marshall

Once we go about determining who has a "Muslim background," how do we go about rounding those people up? And what of the Muslims serving in our military? Our police force?

Liberal Agenda

Lisa R. Petty | Posted 05.23.2016 | Politics
Lisa R. Petty

While my mom has always been a Democrat, most of the family is Republican. Since I'm one of about three liberals in my extended family, I've been hearing all about this supposed "Liberal Agenda" for quite some time.

Bernie or Bust, In Hillary We Trust?

Izak Pratt | Posted 05.09.2016 | Politics
Izak Pratt

The divisiveness, the name calling, the infighting among party factions are turning friends into enemies. I refuse to engage in the adolescent theme of bashing Bernie Sanders or his supporters.

Why Millennials Love Bernie Sanders

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.04.2016 | Politics
Cenk Uygur

Are we seriously asking why young people don't like the contrived politicians who are awash in donor money, privilege, and connections? That's obvious. What's not obvious is how older generations got so used to that pulp.

The 2016 Populist Uprising in Perspective: Part 2 - The Development of Today's Populist Brands

Frank Islam | Posted 03.24.2017 | Politics
Frank Islam

The current socioeconomic conditions have created the climate for the emergence of these divergent populist brands today. It is the dramatic shift of the Republican Party to the right and the slow drift of the Democratic Party toward the center over time, however, that has contributed to and helped define the nature of the right and left wing versions of populism.

This Is About Voting

Annie Brothers | Posted 03.19.2017 | Politics
Annie Brothers

So this is my message to those of you who don't vote, or who only vote in presidential elections. Not voting isn't a rebellion, it is surrender. We have to play the game and if you don't show up at all, we'll never win.

How Sanders Supporters Can Help Build a Progressive Revolution

Staks Rosch | Posted 03.07.2017 | Politics
Staks Rosch

Bernie Sanders lost Massachusetts by 1.8% of the vote. While this was a virtual tie, the media reported it as a win for Hillary Clinton. And to be fai...

As Establishment Flails, Trump Goes in for Kill

James Marshall Crotty | Posted 03.05.2017 | Politics
James Marshall Crotty

The GOP Establishment is in such a state of apoplectic panic over the rogue candidacy of real estate developer Donald J. Trump that on Thursday they sent out its feckless failed nominee Mitt Romney to verbally assassinate the party's own frontrunner.

Secretary Clinton, Join Bernie Sanders & the Democratic Party: Oppose Capital Punishment

Michael Shammas | Posted 02.27.2017 | Politics
Michael Shammas

The story of the Democratic primaries is Hillary Clinton's leftward shift. (It remains unclear whether the story's a fiction.) Strangely, a key posit...

In Defense of the Democratic Establishment

Lach Litwer | Posted 02.22.2017 | Politics
Lach Litwer

If we want to keep winning on policy, we'd best get busy building up our vaunted Democratic establishment and be thankful the political and policy professionals who make it the tremendous progressive asset it is.

Is Bernie Too Liberal to Win?

Bob Burnett | Posted 02.11.2017 | Politics
Bob Burnett

After Bernie Sanders' convincing win in the New Hampshire primary, many establishment Democrats are renewing the argument that Bernie cannot win in November because he is too liberal. It doesn't hold up.

Who Is a Conservative or Liberal?

Martin Lobel | Posted 02.08.2017 | Media
Martin Lobel

Words have meanings but you'd never know that from the news media's coverage of the primaries. Conservative and Republican, liberal and Democratic are used synonymously in most of the media, but the reality seems to be quite different when you examine the positions of the candidates.

Conservatives Have Earned Their Trump; Liberals Have Not Earned Our Sanders

Leonce Gaiter | Posted 02.05.2017 | Black Voices
Leonce Gaiter

We liberals yearn for instant 'revolution' while holding the ugly political nitty gritty in contempt. We can't even be bothered to show up for a non-presidential election. Instead, we look for a savior who'll turn it all around with a wave of the hand because we consider anything more political than occasional voting beneath us.