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Matthew Modine, Treat Williams, Rosie Perez, Olympia Dukakis Talk Politics at the Sarasota Film Festival

Regina Weinreich | Posted 04.11.2016 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

A political theme ran through this year's Sarasota Film Festival extending to its yearly event Cinema Tropicale redubbed Cinema Politicale. At the hug...

Madeleine Albright and Gloria Steinem, Now Bill Clinton to the Rescue!

Arnold Steinberg | Posted 02.08.2016 | Women
Arnold Steinberg

Is It Too Late For Madeleine And Gloria To Register For The Draft? The gender card keeps getting dealt Bill Clinton is lashing out today at the sup...

Democrats Once Resisted 'Liberal' Label, Now Fight to Claim 'Progressive' Mantle: That's Progress

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 02.08.2016 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

Remember when "liberal" was a dirty word? Democrats used to run from it faster than Marco Rubio runs from his support for a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants.

The Bernie Campaign: The Democratic Party's Biggest Insurrection in Decades

Norman Solomon | Posted 02.01.2016 | Politics
Norman Solomon

Many of the same media outlets and overall corporate forces that denounced Eugene McCarthy in 1968, George McGovern in 1972 and Jesse Jackson in 1988 are gunning for Bernie Sanders in 2016. We shouldn't be surprised.

Dale Bumpers: The Man Who Could Have Been Elected President

Rich Rubino | Posted 01.26.2016 | Politics
Rich Rubino

U.S. Senator Dale Bumpers, who served from 1975-1999, recently died. Bumpers had flirted with a bid for the Democratic Presidential nomination three times, but ultimately chose not to seek the nomination. Had he run in 1988, he would have been a good bet to win the Presidency.

Michael Dukakis: Austerity Is The Last Thing Greece Needs

HuffPost Greece | Eline Gordts | Posted 01.12.2016 | World

Former U.S. senator, governor of Massachusetts and presidential candidate Michael Dukakis may not be actively involved in U.S. politics anymore, but h...

Taking on Mike Huckabee With a Hard Hitting Commercial

Fred Karger | Posted 12.14.2015 | Politics
Fred Karger

Mike Huckabee would be a terrible president. Just look at his nearly 11 years as governor of Arkansas. Mike Huckabee is bad for the Republican Party. I stuck my neck out four years ago as the first openly gay candidate to ever run for president and I ran as a Republican.

Message to Bernie: Stop Frittering Away Your Political Revolution

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 11.28.2015 | Politics
Nikolas Kozloff

After an energetic and dynamic summer, the Bernie Sanders campaign seems to have stalled.

Another Reason to Vote for Bernie: Unlike Clinton, Bernie Lacks the 'Politician's Personality'

Michael Shammas | Posted 10.27.2015 | Politics
Michael Shammas

Bernie is a real person, both inside and outside of the political arena. For Bernie, political expediency comes second to moral integrity. Like Carson and perhaps Trump, albeit more intelligently, Bernie mostly says what he thinks. Period.

Chris Wallace Interviews Joe Biden

Arnold Steinberg | Posted 10.23.2015 | Media
Arnold Steinberg

This is Chris Wallace. In the wake of Joe Biden taking himself out of the race for President, I interviewed the Vice President at his official reside...

Planned Parenthood, Unplanned Hearing

Arnold Steinberg | Posted 10.04.2015 | Politics
Arnold Steinberg

The clumsiness has been a hallmark of hearings on Capitol Hill, especially now that the Republicans are in charge. Committee members are more interested in the limelight than in persuading the television audience of any abuses requiring reforms, so that viewers might support a legislative remedy.

60 Years in Journalism: Debates, Then and Now

Irv Chapman | Posted 08.30.2015 | Politics
Irv Chapman

Little wonder that candidates increasingly do their best to rehearse and rehearse and stick to prepared talking points. However, there are plenty of other opportunities besides the debates for missteps to go viral on the web.

Sorry, Michael Dukakis Fans, He's Not Running

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 08.28.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On Friday, something happened on Twitter. Specifically, an account surfaced encouraging 1988 Democratic nominee Michael Dukakis to run a...

In Politics, It's All About Timing

Rich Rubino | Posted 07.24.2015 | Politics
Rich Rubino

An effective Presidential candidate must strike at the right time with an image and message that resonates for that election cycle.

Open Season on the Elites: Bernie Sanders Is Leading the Charge

Rich Rubino | Posted 07.01.2016 | Politics
Rich Rubino

Democratic Presidential candidate Bernard Sanders is drawing overflow crowds. He is garnering support at the grassroots level, and is raising "eye-popping" amounts of cash from small donors. Some of his enthusiastic adherents seem to believe there is no God but Bernie Sanders.

Remembering Herb Goodwin, Judge, Baseball Buddy and Angel, R.I.P.

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 06.26.2016 | Politics
Robert David Jaffee

Of his father, Hamlet says to Horatio, "'A was a man, take him for all in all, I shall not look upon his like again." Herb Goodwin was not my father, whom I love, but Herb was an angelic father figure to me, and I know I shall not look upon his like again.

Lack of Media Context Skews View of Obama's Gulf Arab Summit

William Bradley | Posted 05.16.2015 | Politics
William Bradley

You'd think that more than 40 years of fixation on the Middle East, often to the exclusion of more important areas of the world, would at least enable sophisticated media coverage of Middle Eastern politics as it impacts American politics. But no.

Hillary Clinton's Battle With Cultural and Financial Elitism

Rich Rubino | Posted 05.06.2016 | Politics
Rich Rubino

In the 2016 Presidential election, Hillary must counteract charges of both cultural and financial "elitism." She must prove to voters that despite her recent fortune, she is still the same woman who grew up in a middle-class household in Park Ridge, Illinois, moving to Arkansas after college.

Birth of an Institution in Boston

Llewellyn King | Posted 06.07.2015 | Politics
Llewellyn King

Will the Boston Global Forum become, like so many, a smooth propaganda machine? Or will it be a place where the outlandish can live with the orthodox?

The Gay Best Friend Must Die

Tré Easton | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Tré Easton

No dear, I don't know why the guy you're into won't text you back. (I still haven't figured that out for my own purposes.) And, for the love of all that is good and HOLY: I am not -- repeat, NOT -- an honorary girl.

Who Is Citizens United? (WATCH)

John Wellington Ennis | Posted 03.22.2015 | Politics
John Wellington Ennis

As we mark the 5th anniversary of the disastrous Supreme Court decision Citizens United vs. FEC, it is worth heeding: Who is Citizens United, and how did they manage to subvert generations of campaign finance laws?

Rand Paul May Hedge His Electoral Bets in 2016

Rich Rubino | Posted 02.08.2015 | Politics
Rich Rubino

American political history is littered with examples of politicians who ran for their current office as well as another office in the same election. Paul is not the first Kentuckian to seek re-election to his current post concomitantly seeking the presidency or vice presidency.

Ferguson, Lakewood and Mike Huckabee

Fred Karger | Posted 01.28.2015 | Politics
Fred Karger

Mike Huckabee's actions when he was governor led to four police officers being executed. Just like Governor Dukakis never did with the Barnes', Governor Huckabee never uttered the slightest apology to the family's of the four slain police officers.

Greek Tragedy and John Wick

Frank H. Wu | Posted 01.06.2015 | Arts
Frank H. Wu

The accomplishment of the movie is less its athleticism than its inducement of empathy. The audience is more than rooting for the antihero. We take on the same desire to punish.

Gary Hart's Waking Nightmare Marked Media Devolution

William Bradley | Posted 09.24.2014 | Media
William Bradley

The storyline has long been that Hart challenged the press to follow him around and, in the post-Watergate spirit of enterprising investigative journalism, the press did just that, fearlessly uncovering, well, er, what?