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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.

Janie Velencia

America's Morals Are Shifting To The Left

HuffingtonPost.com | Janie Velencia | Posted 05.27.2015 | Politics

Americans are becoming increasingly more liberal across several moral issues. According to a new Gallup study, a record high percentage of Americans a...

A Record Percentage Of Americans Now Say They're Social Liberals

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 05.25.2015 | Politics

For the first time in at least 16 years, Americans are equally likely to describe themselves as socially liberal as they are to say they're social con...

The Left Matters -- Now, More Than Ever

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.20.2015 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Some leading Democrats seem to have a love-hate relationship with the left. Sure, progressives seem to have more influence than ever this year, at least rhetorically. But it doesn't look like the friction will be going away any time soon. Clearly, the left matters. Why, then, is it so difficult for progressives to get a seat at the table?

Drinking Liberally for Democracy

Roxane Assaf | Posted 05.15.2015 | Politics
Roxane Assaf

No one's ever accused progressive political activists of being insincere. But no one's ever accused them of having too much fun, either.

Theological Liberalization is Not to Blame for Decline in Mainline Protestantism

Benjamin Knoll | Posted 05.14.2015 | Religion
Benjamin Knoll

The way to prevent further disenchantment with organized religion among young people is for religious leaders and laypeople alike to sever the exclusive link between religion and conservative politics in the United States.

You've Come Part Way, Baby

Leslie Marshall | Posted 05.12.2015 | Politics
Leslie Marshall

When I was little, my favorite book described options for what a girl could aspire to be when she grew up. It told of exciting career possibilities: flight attendant, nurse, teacher, secretary.

Washington Should Make Foreign Policy for Americans, Not Liberals Overseas

Doug Bandow | Posted 05.04.2015 | Politics
Doug Bandow

The more active America's foreign policy, the more the U.S. has to spend on the military: the "defense" budget is the price of Washington's foreign policy. American military personnel and contractors die. Enemies are created. A national security state develops.

Clinton Does Not Inspire -- Should I Care?

Mathew Kenneally | Posted 06.28.2015 | Politics
Mathew Kenneally

Generation Y and Millennials seem to have decided that the problem with modern politics is our leaders do not inspire us. It's not Hillary Clinton's job to illicit a warm inner glow in me every time she opens her mouth. It is clear liberal romantics are unmoved. What is less clear is why that matters?

Don't Go Away Mad, Just Go Away: Facebook's Zero Effect on My Presidential Election

Steve Bevilacqua | Posted 06.22.2015 | Politics
Steve Bevilacqua

Tell Facebook ranters to STFU because they have zero effect on your decision-making process. If they argue, set them free. Unfriend them, block them, cut them loose forever. You can do it.

I'm a liberal. I eat at Applebee's.

David Akadjian | Posted 06.09.2015 | Politics
David Akadjian

People laugh when I profess my love of Applebee's. My liberal friends make fun of me because it's a chain restaurant. My conservative friends laugh because it goes against stereotype.

The Myth of the Liberal Biased College Campus

John A. Tures | Posted 06.07.2015 | College
John A. Tures

So, are college campuses centers of liberal indoctrination, as critics claim, or is this another tired cliché from conservatives that is repeated more often than it is verified?

Bill Maher Slams Liberals For Slamming Liberals

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 03.29.2015 | Comedy

"Don't throw the synthetic baby out with the bathwater," Bill Maher said Friday. During his "New Rules" segment on "Real Time with Bill Maher," the...

The Dance of Liberals and Radicals

Robert Kuttner | Posted 05.16.2015 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

History shows that liberals need radicals. We need radicals because drastic change against entrenched evil and concentrated power requires personal bravery to the point of obsession. It requires a radical sensibility to look beyond today's limits and imagine what seems sheer impossibility within the current social order. And sometimes it's necessary to break the law to redeem the Constitution. No great social change in America has occurred without radicals, beginning with the struggle to end slavery. Causes that now seem mainstream began with radical, impolite and sometimes civil disobedient protest. But here's where the story gets complicated. Radicals also need liberals. Liberals can write policy proposals to their hearts' content. But unless they are backed by radicalism on the ground, they are playing in a sandbox.

Here Are the Most Conservative and Liberal States in Congress

FindTheBest | Posted 05.05.2015 | Politics
FindTheBest

Texas and California are frequently used to epitomize America's red and blue divide, but they're not actually the most partisan states when considering how the population votes in congressional elections.

A Conservative Approach to Climate Change

Terry Newell | Posted 05.02.2015 | Politics
Terry Newell

What if we put aside the argument about what's causing global warming? For liberals that's a bitter pill to swallow, yet it may permit all of us to spend time instead seeking agreement on principles to guide our conversation about dealing with our warming Earth -- principles, not action steps.

Ariel Edwards-Levy

Nearly Half Of Republicans Want Their Party To Be More Conservative

HuffingtonPost.com | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 02.27.2015 | Politics

Nearly half of Republicans want their party to move farther to the right, according to a new HuffPost/YouGov poll. Democrats mostly want their party t...