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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 05.04.2015 | 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 04.22.2015 | 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 04.09.2015 | 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 04.07.2015 | 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...

Spreading Pseudoscience: 5 Reasons Why Some Liberals Are as Bad as Conservatives

Bobby Azarian | Posted 04.27.2015 | Science
Bobby Azarian

The first step to solving problems is to identify and understand them. With that in mind, here is a list of five reasons why some liberals are just as bad, or at least almost, as creationism-believing conservatives when it comes to spreading pseudoscience.

Is Hillary Clinton a Liberal Reagan?

Brent Budowsky | Posted 04.20.2015 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

Clinton in 2016 could have the same effect as Reagan in 1980 and 1984: recruiting Democratic candidates, inspiring Democratic supporters and winning an electoral landslide. Reagan would be embarrassed by Republicans today.

Rebuilding The Liberal Brand

Bob Burnett | Posted 04.08.2015 | Politics
Bob Burnett

Once she secures the Democratic nomination in Philadelphia, Clinton will lead a Party that has a mushy identity: "We're not as crazy as the Republicans." Like MacDonald's, Democrats must recognize that for their brand to prevail it has to connect with "new generations."

Needed: A Bold Left to Defend Government

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 04.06.2015 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

We need an active, independent left willing to challenge the push for smaller government. A well-managed government can revitalize the economy even as it makes our world a better place to live. Many Americans seem to understand that instinctively. Where, then, is the movement that will make that argument?

Man Found With No Opinion Whatsoever About 'American Sniper'

Spencer Green | Posted 03.28.2015 | Comedy
Spencer Green

In a stunning news development, a Trumbull County, Ohio resident has been discovered who claims to have no opinion whatsoever about the Clint Eastwood-directed film American Sniper.

Conservatives Can't Stop Re-Framing: MLK... Civil Rights... Jesus?

Mitch Rofsky | Posted 03.22.2015 | Politics
Mitch Rofsky

Conservatives "out-frame" progressives: Estate taxes are" death" taxes. Given their success, conservatives are no longer limiting "framing" to policy issues. They're busy re-framing history.

How Pope Francis Helps Liberals

Brent Budowsky | Posted 03.10.2015 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

The pope's visit to America in September 2015 will have a dramatic impact on the public discourse and issue debates of the presidential and congressional campaigns that will formally begin in January 2016, to the advantage of liberals.

Dear Conservatives, Let's Not Ruin 2015 Like We Ruined 2014

Isaac Saul | Posted 03.02.2015 | Politics
Isaac Saul

Liberals and conservatives, Democrats and Republicans, centrists and libertarians, independents and people who claim they hate politics, we're all in it together and we're all responsible for our country's actions -- whether we voted for those actions or not.

Most Disconcerting of 2014: Minimum Wage Increases Pass in States Electing Republicans?

Mitch Rofsky | Posted 03.02.2015 | Politics
Mitch Rofsky

Democratic messaging is getting some post-election attention, but not the right kind of attention. For messaging isn't just tweaking style. If the Democrats are going to be successful, they need to reconsider their substance.