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Lucia Graves

Clergymen Demand Apology From GOP Lawmaker | Lucia Graves | Posted 08.28.2011 | Politics

Jaweed Kaleem contributed to this report. WASHINGTON -- Religious leaders in Missouri are calling on Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.) to apologize for claimi...

Lucia Graves

GOP Rep: 'At The Heart Of Liberalism Is Really A Hatred Of God' | Lucia Graves | Posted 08.08.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.) is drawing fire for claiming a "hatred of God" informs liberal beliefs. The comments, first reported by liber...

Searching For an Intellectually Honest GOP

Ian Squires | Posted 06.25.2011 | Politics
Ian Squires

Knowledge has been called the enemy of religion. You can and should add the GOP to the list of those victimized by education and comprehension.

Mourning the Silence of True Liberalism

Byron Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Byron Williams

Somewhere between the civil rights movement and the anti-Vietnam protest, liberalism lost its voice. And by tangible indicators it has yet to regain its voice -- at least not in any comprehensible way.

Left and Right Playing a Double Game on Trade

Ian Fletcher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ian Fletcher

Democrats want to hear that America's trade problems are caused by exploitative capitalism. But the problem is that corporate pursuit of profit has been decoupled from the success of the economy as a whole.

Obama and the New Liberalism

Chris Meserole | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Meserole

If liberalism's primary commitment is now to attenuate physical risk, how is it also supposed to pursue its longstanding commitments to human rights, civil liberties, and institutional accountability?

Obama Hates Social Justice Liberals Like Me

Terry Curtis Fox | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Terry Curtis Fox

Barack Obama hates me. It's nothing personal. I'm just part of the one group that really seems to piss the President off -- social justice liberals

Stupid Politics From a Smart Administration

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

The Democratic Party lost its spine the moment it decided to cash in on corporate political money. If we don't reverse Citizens United and get the money out of our political system, progressive causes don't stand a chance.

Pessimism Porn

Anis Shivani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Anis Shivani

Chris Hedges's new book, The Death of the Liberal Class (Nation Books, November, 2010) exemplifies the limits of the liberal elite in critiquing itsel...

Let's Boycott Geography Awareness Week

Kim Mance | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Kim Mance

Honestly, no one should really care about things like outside geography when we already know the US is the center of the universe.

Dump All Those Paradigms: It's Nationalism, Stupid!

Leon T. Hadar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Leon T. Hadar

Scholars have long debated the direction that the "paradigm shift" in international relations would take. What would replace the obsolete bipolar international system and the strategic and ideological forces that had driven it?

Despite America's Temper Tantrum, It's Still a Center-Left Nation

Bob Cesca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Cesca

The sooner politicians embrace the reality of a center-left America, the sooner they'll actually stand up for progressive legislation, rather than running like half-baked Republican knockoffs. Voters want strong leadership more than they want conservative policies.

Proud to Be a Liberal

Bob Burnett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Burnett

In the run up to the midterm elections, many Democratic candidates avoid the liberal label. The Democrats' problem is not that they are too liberal, but rather that they are not liberal enough.

Obama Must Assert Democratic Control Over Economic Forces

Michael Sandel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Sandel

It's a mistake for contemporary liberals to give up on the old progressive project of exerting democratic control over economic institutions. In fact, it's a mistake that has backfired on the Obama presidency.

Buck Up, America! Your Best Days Are Still Ahead

Frankie Sturm | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frankie Sturm

America remains the strongest and most influential country in the world. However, according to a recent poll, 58 percent of Americans don't believe it. Who could blame them?

Con Games: A Primer on Patriotism for the Right

Michael Conniff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Michael Conniff

Here's a shout-out to you true Americans on the birthday of our country, but it comes with a smack upside the head to your national nativist narrative.

Review: Running Commentary

Fern Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Fern Siegel

In part, the meticulously researched Running Commentary, The Contentious Magazine That Transformed the Jewish Left into the Neoconservative Right is the story of post-war America.

Are We Ready for Coed Hospital Rooms?

Jacob M. Appel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jacob M. Appel

Long emergency room stays are one of the most unpleasant and potentially dangerous aspects of healthcare delivery in most western nations. In recent ...

The Comeback of Liberal Zionism

Carlo Strenger | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Carlo Strenger

Zionism didn't begin as a unitary ideology. There was Herzl's liberal Zionism; Ahad Ha'am's and Yehuda Magnes' cultural Zionism. Socialist Zionism fir...

Not A Problem, A Pribble

Sally Kohn | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sally Kohn

Some problems, a friend recently suggested, are not in fact problems at all. They are pribbles -- problems of a privileged existence.

Scavenging for Organs: Why the Donor Famine Justifies A Radical Harvest

Jacob M. Appel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jacob M. Appel

18 Americans die every day while waiting for an organ transplant, yet the American political establishment has been unwilling to champion non-traditional methods of expanding the organ supply.

Tea Party Jacobins: The State Of American Politics Today

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Mark Lilla The New York Review of Books The Tea Party Jacobins "The Big Sort: Why the Clustering of Like-Minded America Is Tearing Us Apart" by Bill...

Tea Party Punk Rock

HuffPost Citizen Reporting | Nikki Zeichner | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Produced by HuffPost's Local Citizen Reporting Team According to Andy Borowitz and others, conservatives are all about appropriating punk tactics to ...

Deal With It: 2008 Wasn't Anything Like 1933 or 1965

William Galston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Galston

The new liberalism will have to prove that it can say no as well as yes by terminating ineffective and obsolete programs, as well as instituting promising new ones.

Should Children Have A Right to Die?

Jacob M. Appel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jacob M. Appel

Pediatric aid-in-dying is coming out of the medical closet. In an era of parental rights and child welfare, maybe we are finally ready to grant suffering minors the right to die.