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Native Vote Could Make The Difference In Canada's Elections

The Huffington Post | Julian Brave Noisecat | Posted 08.25.2015 | Politics

Canada is facing a critical moment in its history. The Canadian dollar is at an 11-year low, and some say the country is in a recession. Oil produce...

10 Reasons to Spend Time With Your Political Opposite

Living Room Conversations | Posted 08.14.2015 | Impact
Living Room Conversations

So why would anyone be crazy enough to spend significant time with someone on the other side of the political fence? Why funny you should ask...

The Key to Megyn Kelly's Success

S. Kumar | Posted 08.12.2015 | Media
S. Kumar

If you watched the GOP debate this past week that netted 24 million viewers for Fox News, or even read about it, you probably know who the real winner was: not any of the candidates on the stage but one of the moderators, Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly.

The Case for Bernie Sanders

Walker Bragman | Posted 08.06.2015 | Politics
Walker Bragman

Bernie Sanders can win--not just the primary, but the general. Democrats should back him, and ignore the arguments made by Barney Frank and others, who say giving Hillary the nod early is the only hope for victory in 2016.

Why Canada's Election Is Actually Interesting This Time

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 08.07.2015 | World

Every week, we bring you one overlooked aspect of the stories that made news in recent days. You noticed the media forgot all about another story's b...

Ten Reasons to Stay Away from Your Political Opposite

Living Room Conversations | Posted 08.07.2015 | Impact
Living Room Conversations

Those in the political bridge-building community are often quick to assume that the need for more civility is something 'most Americans' readily appreciate. Even though we're worried about political tensions, for different reasons we're just not going to do anything about it?

Canada Launches Its Election Campaign, Sets October Vote

AP | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 08.02.2015 | World

TORONTO (AP) — Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper triggered an election campaign Sunday and set the vote for Oct. 19, when Harper and his C...

Why I Am a Liberal

Richard Abrons | Posted 07.30.2015 | Politics
Richard Abrons

When genial Ronald Reagan appeared on the scene to castigate government, a tsunami of conservatism succeeded in making liberal almost a dirty word. I believe that tsunami is spent.

Every U.S. Governor From Most Liberal To Most Conservative

FindTheBest | Posted 07.30.2015 | Politics
FindTheBest

In some cases, a governor's ideology does not reflect the overall political leaning of the state. Maryland, for example, is one of the most Democratic states in the country, but has a Republican governor.

Ready to Rumble with the Tea Party

Living Room Conversations | Posted 07.23.2015 | Politics
Living Room Conversations

For me, polite conversation gets real when you dance on people's issues. But in this conversation, I was called out for being insensitive to the life experiences of my conservative interlocutors. Although there wasn't much common ground politically, there was some surprising rapprochement personally.

The Republican Party Is in Shambles

Walker Bragman | Posted 07.28.2015 | Politics
Walker Bragman

With 2016 fast approaching, things look bleak for the GOP. Pandering to a non-white voting block could very well end up costing it the South, as it did to the Democrats in the 1960s. At the same time, pandering to base will alienate too many groups to win in a general election--not the least of which are Latinos.

The Liberal Inequality Fighters

Byron Williams | Posted 07.15.2015 | Politics
Byron Williams

Liberals love to bemoan the extreme right -- seeing them as allergic to critical thinking, representing the fortress that blocks enlightenment. But this conversation is not only arrogant; it is shortsighted in that it can blind liberals to the shortcomings on its own side.

The Pope's Unsettling Message

Harry Boyte | Posted 07.13.2015 | Politics
Harry Boyte

As if Republicans did not have enough to worry about with Donald Trump, the visit of Pope Francis to the United States in September, which includes an unprecedented address to a joint session of congress, may portend even more trouble.

Slate Writer: Freedom to Thread Eyebrows Will Turn Texas Into 'Dangerous' Place

Evan Bernick | Posted 07.09.2015 | Politics
Evan Bernick

It's a tremendous victory for individual rights and for the politically powerless. And progressives are terrified of it.

The Extinction of the American Dream

Dustin DeMoss | Posted 07.08.2015 | Politics
Dustin DeMoss

The poor are confronted with two choices: stay poor or get poorer. Here's why the American Dream is a continuing nightmare for so many.

Don't Tell the Catholic Church, but Heresy Is Actually a Good Thing

David Benko | Posted 07.07.2015 | Teen
David Benko

My status as heretic derives from the fact that I don't identify myself with any established political philosophies. I will look at a solution to a problem, and if it works, I will support it, and if it doesn't, then I will not.

Liberals vs. 'Liberty': Two Left-Leaning Scholars Side With Scalia

Evan Bernick | Posted 07.02.2015 | Politics
Evan Bernick

Although they have endorsed the outcome in Obergefell, Ian Millhiser and Andrew Koppelman have disparaged so-called "substantive due process" -- the notion that the Due Process clause protects individual rights, including those not expressly listed in the Constitution's text, from being violated by the government.

Conservatives Are the Real Winners This SCOTUS Season

Russ Baruffi | Posted 06.30.2015 | Politics
Russ Baruffi

Obamacare's Exchanges are free markets where private companies compete for customers - the essence of market capitalism and the genesis of all innovation and cost efficiency.

After the Flag Comes Down

Adam Kirk Edgerton | Posted 06.26.2015 | Politics
Adam Kirk Edgerton

The Confederate flag is a target precisely because it is a symbol. But by focusing on overt symbols rather than concrete policies and inherent prejudices, many are missing the point.

Bill Kristol Is Right About the Liberal Agenda

Charles Clymer | Posted 06.24.2015 | Politics
Charles Clymer

Conservative commentator Bill Kristol reacted with incredulity and anger to the news that South Carolina will move forward with plans to remove the Confederate flag from the grounds of their State Capitol.

'I Never Met a Liberal Before'

Seamus McGraw | Posted 06.23.2015 | Politics
Seamus McGraw

Ethan Cox had started doing what my liberal friends and I mostly only talk about. He had started changing things, even if only on his farm, tinkering with what he planted, and altering how and when he planted it.

The Pope and the Politics of Hope

Harry Boyte | Posted 06.22.2015 | Religion
Harry Boyte

Pope Francis' encyclical on climate change, Laudato Si, is a bold and brilliant challenge to business as usual. Already, conservatives and liberals alike have mounted rebuttals in ways that illustrate the limits of their own ideologies.

Is Twitter an Echo Chamber?

Wray Herbert | Posted 06.22.2015 | Science
Wray Herbert

Is Twitter a genuine national conversation about important issues of the day, or is it merely an "echo chamber" -- a place where the already opinionated go to have their extreme views reinforced? And if it is an echo chamber, is this more the case for left-leaning Twitter users, or right-leaning?

California: Blue State, Boom State

Bob Burnett | Posted 06.18.2015 | Politics
Bob Burnett

California's economy hasn't thrived because it's run by Democrats, but rather because of liberal culture. Not liberal values in the classic sense -- equality, peace, and justice -- but rather the liberal mindset that's open and flexible.

Andrew Lord

What Your Job Says About Your Politics

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrew Lord | Posted 06.03.2015 | Business

Here's how likely bartenders, pilots and car salesmen are to be Republicans or Democrats.