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Why Ben Carson Cannot Be President

Melody Moezzi | Posted 10.06.2015 | 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


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 08.07.2015 | 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 07.27.2015 | 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 07.27.2015 | 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 07.01.2015 | 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 06.26.2015 | 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.

We Don't Need Double Standards for Iranian-Americans

Marjan Keypour Greenblatt | Posted 05.28.2015 | 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 05.19.2015 | 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 05.11.2015 | 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


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 | World
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


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?

Republicans Fire Up The Scandal Machine

The Washington Post | Posted 06.05.2014 | Politics

Rep. Buck McKeon displayed the probing intellect this week that we expect from a chairman of the House Armed Services Committee....

GOP Using My Old Playbook to Twist Facts About Obamacare and Jobs

Wendell Potter | Posted 04.12.2014 | Politics
Wendell Potter

If you're curious about what I used to do as a PR guy for the health insurance industry, how I often took facts and figures and twisted them to advance a specific political or financial agenda, take a look at the behavior of some members of Congress last week.

'Congress Is The Justin Bieber Of Our Government'

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 01.25.2014 | Comedy

After seeing much of the news dominated by Justin Bieber's house raid, Jon Stewart was pleased that our government is responsible enough to help broke...

Even al Qaeda Operatives Deserve Their Day in Court -- and Justice

Aki Peritz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Aki Peritz

Intelligence gathering is certainly one important aspect of the counterterrorism business, but ultimately the U.S. needs to prosecute and incarcerate these individuals -- and our federal court system remains the most effective way to bring terrorists to justice.

Tea Party Faces Problem In Mission To Take Down GOP Senators

Alex Roarty | Posted 10.26.2013 | Politics

There aren't three Republican senators more vulnerable to a tea party challenge than Lamar Alexander, Lindsey Graham and Mitch McConnell – longtime ...

Cairo's Dispersal Dilemma

Brian Dooley | Posted 10.13.2013 | World
Brian Dooley

Cairo is abuzz with talk of "dispersals" of the two long-running sit-ins by supporters of deposed president Morsi. Many expected the police to clear the protests today but so far they remain.

Benghazi: The Right Wing's Brilliant Word Salads, and the Media Falls for It

Paul Abrams | Posted 07.14.2013 | Politics
Paul Abrams

So, the media needs another food-fight story, and, if there is no real one, just allow themselves to be sucked in by right-wing propaganda. Hence, Benghazi. Again.

Unfriending FaceBook -- or 'I Don't Want to Smell Like Brad Pitt'

Maggie Van Ostrand | Posted 10.18.2013 | Comedy
Maggie Van Ostrand

I don't want to smell like Brad Pitt. He gets paid for saying he likes Chanel No. 5, I don't.

'I Think This Is A Crazy Idea'

AP | CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 02.28.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The pending $85 billion in federal spending cuts would seem like a tea partyer's dream. Why, then, are tea party activists and other con...