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Will Charleston Be Another Missed Opportunity To Talk About Race?

Diana Montero | Posted 06.23.2015 | Black Voices
Diana Montero

Both political parties seized the opportunity to talk about how the love and generosity of the American people will conquer hate and intolerance. But still, neither party is talking about race in any real way. For both parties, playing ostrich to race and guns has solved nothing.

Martin O'Malley Is 'Pissed'

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 06.19.2015 | Politics

Democratic presidential candidate Martin O'Malley didn't mince words in the wake of the massacre of nine people at a historic black church in Charlest...

Kate Sheppard

Martin O'Malley Just Set An Extremely High Bar On Climate Change For 2016 Democratic Contenders | Kate Sheppard | Posted 06.18.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Martin O'Malley, the former governor of Maryland and a contender to be the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee, called on Thursday for ...

Moral Leadership in Our Own Hemisphere

Gov. Martin O'Malley | Posted 06.17.2015 | Politics
Gov. Martin O'Malley

Speaking out against the impending injustice against Haitians in the Dominican Republic is the first thing we can do to begin to reclaim our credibility and moral standing. I intend to express my concerns directly to Dominican and Haitian leaders in the coming days.

The Youth Vote and Local Media

Richard Fowler | Posted 06.17.2015 | Media
Richard Fowler

Truth: Millennials don't vote in off-year elections. Conversely, in momentous elections -- like in 2008 -- get-out-the-vote campaigns aimed at youth voters are extremely effective. Which leads me to one question: how do we get my generation to turn out in local and off-year elections?

The Economic Narrative in Hillary Clinton's Launch Speech

Richard Kirsch | Posted 06.16.2015 | Politics
Richard Kirsch

Unfortunately, for a speech that mostly is progressive, Clinton begins by bolstering austerity economics. Her first villains are Republicans, whom she blames for squandering "surpluses that could have eventually paid off our national debt," noting that, "Republicans twice cut taxes for the wealthiest, borrowed from other countries to pay for two wars and family incomes dropped." This is bad economics in a very confused narrative.

Youth Unemployment: A National Crisis

Richard Fowler | Posted 06.12.2015 | College
Richard Fowler

It is becoming increasingly difficult for young people to find jobs, and those who do manage to find them are often working part time when they need full time paychecks.

Martin O'Malley Suggests His Candidacy Is Like Obama's

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 06.12.2015 | Politics

Though he's way down in the polls, former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) said Thursday he's not that concerned about his 2016 presidential chances....

Every 2016 Presidential Candidate From Most Liberal to Most Conservative in 2 Charts

FindTheBest | Posted 06.11.2015 | Politics

With over a dozen candidates officially declared for 2016, it's tough to keep track of where everyone stands. Just how liberal are Hillary Clinton's policies compared with those of her fellow Democratic candidates? Which GOP hopefuls can claim to be "true conservatives"? Who are the moderates? Who holds the most extreme views?

The Thing We Should Be Talking About When It Comes to the Democratic Presidential Field

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 06.09.2015 | Green
Heather Taylor-Miesle

Instead of talking about if a non-Clinton candidate can win, or "move Clinton to the left," let's talk about how a strong and unified message on climate action can clear the way for more bold leadership on this issue, from both sides of the aisle.

Dear America: Meet Bernie Sanders. Properly, This Time

Emil Mella | Posted 06.10.2015 | Politics
Emil Mella

There's only one candidate who so far has been either ignored or ridiculed by the majority of the American media during his entire campaign. He is a candidate with firm values and authentic determination. That candidate's name is Bernie Sanders -- and he could, and should, be the 45th President of the United States of America.

Is O'Malley the Hart of '16? Is Sanders the Dean? Is Obama Jew-ish?

Mark Green | Posted 06.07.2015 | Politics
Mark Green


Hastert shocking... but Alter recalls how he sleazily pocketed millions when legislation enhanced his private property. Alter-Matalin debate how Pope wants to phase out fossil fuels while many Catholic Republicans are in big oil's pockets. Then: Is O'Malley Hart and Hillary Mondale? Is Obama Jew-ish?

Why Join the Military With a Reckless (Meaning Republican) Commander-In-Chief?

Doug Bandow | Posted 06.06.2015 | Politics
Doug Bandow

Should Americans join the military if the next commander-in-chief of the armed services is an arrogant, ignorant, irresponsible, war-happy hawk? Many of America's best and brightest join the armed services. But with the U.S. constantly at war, joining is a life or death decision, dependent on the judgment of whoever sits in the Oval Office.

We're Finally Talking About 2016's Most Consequential Issue

Drew Courtney | Posted 06.05.2015 | Politics
Drew Courtney

Yesterday, in a speech in Texas on the importance of voting rights, Hillary Clinton made one of the most important remarks of her campaign so far: "We need a Supreme Court who cares more about the right to vote of a person than the right to buy an election of a corporation."

Why Hillary Clinton Must Back a LGBT Full Civil Rights Law for Her Own Sake

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 06.06.2015 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

At a time when Clinton's Democratic rivals are exploiting a dip in her approval numbers, Clinton should be going on the offensive as the candidate fighting for full equality during a civil rights movement of our time. That would not only energize progressives in the party, it would speak to younger voters, including independents.

Rand and Bernie: Running Plays on Patriot Acts and Plutocrats

Alan Kelly | Posted 06.04.2015 | Politics
Alan Kelly

In the plays for the presidency 2016, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul is a Libertarian running as a Republican. Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders is a Socialist running as a Democrat. Each subscribes to an ideology that the American two-party system eschews.

Elise Foley

Martin O'Malley Sees A Clinton Weak Spot On Immigration. Can He Get Anyone Else To Notice? | Elise Foley | Posted 06.04.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Martin O'Malley campaign knows most voters don't know who Martin O'Malley is. So O'Malley, the former Maryland governor who ente...

Martin O'Malley Wrongly Says That Wages Haven't Gotten Better For Americans | Brooks Jackson | Posted 06.03.2015 | Politics

The following post first appeared on Democratic presidential contender Martin O’Malley claims that “70 percent of us are ear...

What Happens When the Protests Are Over?

Harold A. McDougall | Posted 06.01.2015 | Black Voices
Harold A. McDougall

Recent events in Baltimore are a reminder of the need to build "civic infrastructure" in inner-city communities like Sandtown, the neighborhood in which Freddie Gray lived, a neighborhood I studied closely.

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.30.2015 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week, the presidential race began to resemble 19 Kids and Counting -- fitting, since they're both reality shows many would like to see taken off the air. On Tuesday, Bernie Sanders jumped in. On Wednesday, it was Rick Santorum. Thursday brought us George Pataki. (Talk about your Throwback Thursday!) Yesterday, Martin O'Malley tossed in his hat and next week, Lindsey Graham and Rick Perry are expected to do the same. Not to be out-shined by the new entrants, on Thursday "senior campaign officials" for Hillary Clinton gave a briefing about a rally to be held next month. Can't you feel the excitement? Just another year and a half -- and 241 debates -- left and it'll be over. If only the oncoming flood of clichés, bromides and platitudes could be monetized and exported, our economy, which this week was revealed to have shrunk by 0.7 percent last quarter, would be a juggernaut.

O'Malley Trolls Sarah Palin By Inviting Her To Run For President

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 05.31.2015 | Politics

Fresh into his presidential campaign, Martin O'Malley showed that his troll game is on point. After launching his campaign on Saturday, O'Malley, a...

Martin O'Malley Announces 2016 Presidential Run

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 05.30.2015 | Politics

Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) announced on Saturday that he's running for president in 2016. "I declare that I am a candidate for Presid...

Santorum and Pataki Jump In

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.27.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

As with all the other candidates who have officially thrown their hats in the ring, today we will take a serious look at Santorum and Pataki, and attempt to predict what their chances for victory could be.

Debt-free Degrees, Workforce Development, and 100 Business Leaders at the White House

Julian L. Alssid | Posted 05.22.2015 | Politics
Julian L. Alssid

Eighteen months away from the 2016 election, our national workforce and higher education policy arena already includes the campaign trail nearly as much as it does our nation's capital.

Nurtured By The Clinton Network, Martin O'Malley Now Becomes A 2016 Rival

AP | By LISA LERER and KEN THOMAS | Posted 05.21.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than a decade ago, Bill Clinton spotted a political star in the making, someone he predicted would go from a big-city mayor t...