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How We Should Be Thinking About Russia's Role In The Election

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 12.25.2016 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

The U.S. may want to take a long frank look at how decades of our involvement in the domestic politics of many countries, sometimes with good intentions but sometimes with only our interests in mind, may have created an environment that both emboldened Putin and muted criticism of his actions outside of the U.S.

Electoral College Must Not Vote Until Possible Trump Ties to Russian Hacking are Fully Investigated

Harvey Wasserman | Posted 12.12.2016 | Politics
Harvey Wasserman

A petition asking the Electoral College not to vote on the next president until a full investigation is done of Russian interference in the 2016 US el...

GOP Effort to Control Trump Is the Embodiment of the Fable "The Scorpion and the Frog"

Murray Forseter | Posted 06.09.2016 | Politics
Murray Forseter

As they try to come to terms with the outrageous, bigoted, xenophobic, misogynistic, unconstitutional ravings of their presumptive presidential candid...

Pinning Their Sin On the Donald: The Republican Party, Champions of Diversity

Ellen R. Shaffer | Posted 03.31.2016 | Politics
Ellen R. Shaffer

Paul Ryan and Lindsey Graham, those darling men who have campaigned righteously to cut public budgets and criminalize women and communities of color, tell us the "crazies" have taken over their party. And they won't stand for this intolerance!

Combatting GOP Senators' Refusal To Replace Scalia Now: Democrats Should Hold Private Hearings of Their Own

Michael Russnow | Posted 02.25.2017 | Politics
Michael Russnow

Ask tough questions, and maybe, in the absence of GOP senators, have one of the Democratic senators play the role that someone usually does in preparing a presidential candidate for a debate.

GOP Threeway: Lindsay Graham, Putin and George Bush

Lev Raphael | Posted 02.15.2017 | Politics
Lev Raphael

Given Trump's surging numbers nation-wide and in South Carolina, Graham doesn't seem to know much about marketing. Every time someone has counted Trump out since last summer, he's come back stronger.

Trump's Slime Is Getting on All of Us

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 12.10.2016 | Politics
Peter D. Rosenstein

What Donald Trump is proposing for America is unconstitutional in addition to asking us to give up our values. The result of doing what he proposes wo...

If Republicans Can't Stand Up to Trump, How Can They Stand Up to ISIS or Putin

Paul Abrams | Posted 12.09.2016 | Politics
Paul Abrams

On December 15, the next Republican debate, the moderator should give them all a chance to "reject and denounce" Donald Trump himself. Lindsay Graham is already there. Let us see if the others will use those words.

America's Favorite Reality Show...

Tamara Jacobs | Posted 10.28.2016 | Politics
Tamara Jacobs

It's time for The Bachelor to move over. CNBC made its contribution to the hottest new reality series Wednesday night with The Candidate, better known as The National GOP Debate from Boulder, CO.

Why Ben Carson Cannot Be President

Melody Moezzi | Posted 10.05.2016 | Politics
Melody Moezzi

I have no doubt that Dr. Carson is a fantastic surgeon, and I highly encourage him to keep doing what he's good at, what made him famous, what made him loved and what kept him far too busy--presumably and understandably--to read the United States Constitution.

Thrilla in Ohio: FOX Wins and GOP Loses, Again

Mark Green | Posted 08.09.2015 | Politics
Mark Green

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Lowey and Alter debate first GOP debates. Some consensus that Fiorina and Cruz rising, Rubio nominee potential, Bush and Walker meh... as Trump damages GOP as the fringe without the euphemisms. Then: after years of taking incoming as a Kenyan/Hitler, is Obama's tone insulting Republicans on Iran Deal?

Fiorina Wins Republican Underdog Debate

David Cahn | Posted 08.07.2016 | Politics
David Cahn

Amid an ugly performance by unpolished candidates, mostly on the fringe of their own party, Carly Fiorina stood out with a decisive victory.

Republicans Can't Get Rid of Their Buffoon

Judy Frankel | Posted 07.27.2016 | Media
Judy Frankel

A bevy of Republican candidates get shut out of national primetime by Fox, but not Trump.

Here's an Idea - Don't Be a Jerk

Tiziana Dearing | Posted 07.23.2016 | Entertainment
Tiziana Dearing

People will validate all kinds of behavior with their attention, their "clicks," their dollars, and sometimes even their votes. That doesn't make said behavior OK. We each are supposed to have an internal moral compass.

The Pot Plank on the Presidential Platform

Vicky Collins | Posted 06.30.2016 | Politics
Vicky Collins

The Marijuana Policy Project came out with its report card for 22 presidential candidates and hopefuls and the headline is that no one is sticking their neck out very far when it comes to the legalization of marijuana or the loosening of federal pot laws.

After the Flag Comes Down

Adam Kirk Edgerton | Posted 06.26.2016 | 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.

We Don't Need Double Standards for Iranian-Americans

Marjan Keypour Greenblatt | Posted 05.28.2016 | Politics
Marjan Keypour Greenblatt

As Iranian-Americans, we and our community leaders should have the self-confidence to speak out against all forms of injustice perpetrated against the Iranian people, especially when lives are at stake. That is a unifying cause worthy all of us.

All Aboard! The Crowded Republican Field Gets Even More Crowded

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.19.2016 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

It is likely that both U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal will announce a run for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination in the next few weeks. The addition of these two candidates will mean that the Republican field is transitioning from crowded to unmanageable.

Is the Big-Polluter Agenda the Environmental Platform of the Republican Party?

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 05.11.2016 | Green
Heather Taylor-Miesle

U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) asked a good question last month. He wanted to know, "What is the environmental platform of the Republican Party?" Graham said he doesn't know and suggested that it's time for his party to do some "soul searching." He is right to suggest some soul searching, but I'm surprised he doesn't know the party's platform.

2015 Starts with a Bang - 114th Keystone Cops or Pipeline? Deja Bush? More Terrorism?

Mark Green | Posted 01.12.2015 | Politics
Mark Green

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The contours of the next year or two are already taking shape: with McConnell claiming credit for soaring economy yet Graham blaming Obama for Charlie Hebdo, JAlter and RChristie discuss if this will this be Post Hoc Ergo Propter Hoc period? Then, like a movie season of only sequels, will '16 be dominated by Jeb & Mitt (and Her)?

2015 Starts with a Bang - 114th Keystone Cops or Pipeline? Deja Bush? More Terrorism?

HuffPost Radio | Posted 01.12.2015 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

The contours of the next year or two are already taking shape: with McConnell claiming credit for soaring economy yet Graham blaming Obama for Charlie Hebdo, JAlter and RChristie discuss if this will this be Post Hoc Ergo Propter Hoc period? Then, like a movie season of only sequels, will '16 be dominated by Jeb & Mitt (and Her)?

The Mid-Terms, the Republicans, and U.S. Foreign Policy

Daniel Wagner | Posted 01.05.2015 | Home
Daniel Wagner

While gaining control of Congress sounds good to the Republicans on paper, I suspect that 24 months from now, when the presidential election is upon us, they'll be regretting having taken the helm on foreign policy.

Unanswered Questions for a Consequential Autumn

Terry Connelly | Posted 11.26.2014 | Business
Terry Connelly

In the American democracy we have collectively (or by passive default) chosen to have at the moment, to serve and assuage our divergent biases, the question is whether a governing plurality, as Jack Nicholson said, is "as good as it gets."

McCain Says We Must Fight ISIS in Syria and Iraq -- Have We Learned Nothing at All From the Iraq War?

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 11.02.2014 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

Mr. President: "Don't do stupid stuff" really is a smart mantra when it comes to foreign policy. It means don't rush to action because people like John McCain and Lindsey Graham demand it. You were right in 2002. Rely on that same judgment now.

Will There Be a November Surprise If GOP House Stays on Strike?

HuffPost Radio | Posted 07.14.2014 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

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We know about the six-year curse, POTUS' polls and vulnerable red state Democrats. But as jobs and the ACA rebound -- and the House grouses about borders, wages and IUDs -- can Democrats run well this fall against a Do-Nothing/Know-Nothing GOP?