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Political Religion Mangles Politics And Religion

Charles Redfern | Posted 01.19.2013 | Religion
Charles Redfern

We're beyond the mere need for civil discourse. Our minds are askew. We actually believe our own rhetoric as an article of faith. We no longer know how to talk because we no longer know how to think.

Behind the Republican Rhetoric: The Misleading Appeal of Free-Market Capitalism

David Coates | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
David Coates

At this moment, the U.S. economy is probably most properly described as a classic example of "crony capitalism." And if we are going anywhere new as an economy, we are in danger of heading to something even worse -- "vulture capitalism."

The Irony Of Romney's Rally At Red Rocks Called Out

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 10.23.2012 | Denver

Better known for legendary live music, spectacular vistas, clouds of pot smoke and, of course, a beloved Dancing Security Guard, Red Rocks Amphitheatr...

At the Baron Investment Conference: The Dumbest Crowd I've Ever Been In

Charles Alexander | Posted 12.15.2012 | Business
Charles Alexander

Ron Baron refused to reveal his choice for president, but he dropped major hints that he thought his customers were not seeing things the right way. He noted that while many of his wealthy friends voted for Obama in 2008, most were switching to Romney. He seemed puzzled by that.

How to Reduce Our Big Fat Deficit? Romney's Austerity Diet vs. Obama's New Deal 2.0 Work Out

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 12.06.2012 | Politics
Lisa Kaas Boyle

When Americans vote this November we are choosing between two plans to get America back in shape: a safe and proven 'work out' plan or an extreme diet that could leave the 1 percent fat while the rest of us starve.

What We Can't Afford to Do Again

Joan Walsh | Posted 11.27.2012 | Politics
Joan Walsh

No matter what's going on in the world, the right can find a cultural issue that will get the left to fight itself, to atomize into little groups, and to give voice to factions that frighten Americans on the sidelines -- often, the left-out white middle and working class -- and the country winds up the worse for it.

The New Deal: Designed for Jim Crow

Richard Lyon | Posted 11.10.2012 | Black Voices
Richard Lyon

Major pieces of new deal legislation were deliberately structured in ways to make them racially exclusionary in practice. The south as a whole was the region that received the greatest economic benefit from the new deal.

Voter Suppression and Our Rigged Tax System: The Underlying Ideology

Thomas de Zengotita | Posted 10.21.2012 | Politics
Thomas de Zengotita

They might have some abstract legal "right" to vote -- but not the deeply rooted right to vote that only comes from the exercise of responsible proprietorship. And besides, what does not having a photo ID in this day and age testify to if not an absence of that responsibility?

Policymakers Are AWOL on Agricultural Challenges

Mark Muller | Posted 10.20.2012 | Green
Mark Muller

Taxpayer-funded Band-Aids are getting expensive and do nothing to address the structural challenges in food and agriculture.

Why Promising To Save The Middle Class May Just Not Be Enough!

David Coates | Posted 10.10.2012 | Politics
David Coates

The President has to tell the American electorate that the future lies, not in a second round of trickle-down economics, but in the creation of a second New Deal, one inclusive of those left out the first time 'round.

Obama's 'New Deal': Why the Republicans Hate FDR and Why Obama Must Become Him - Part 2

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 09.19.2012 | Politics
Sanjay Sanghoee

Republicans today, as in FDR's time, are not interested in economic recovery for the nation but in wealth creation for themselves and their campaign donors.

Austerity? Stimulus? Or Happiness?

Curtis Roosevelt | Posted 09.09.2012 | Politics
Curtis Roosevelt

What the business and financial people driving the economy have forgotten is that the gains they derive from profits produced by enterprise must be shared if our society is to function with any cohesion.

Fear Itself: Why the Republicans Hate FDR and Why Obama Must Become Him - Part 1

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 09.08.2012 | Politics
Sanjay Sanghoee

The parallels between what happened during the Great Depression and what is happening now are striking. You would think that we would learn from history and apply some of the solutions that worked before. You would be wrong.

U.S. Jobs Report For June Shows Continued Economic Stagnation; This Is Not The "New Deal"

Sheldon Filger | Posted 09.05.2012 | Business
Sheldon Filger

It must be pointed out that even the exceedingly poor job creation figures of the past several months have been purchased at a very high opportunity cost.

Re-Re-elect FDR! Make 2012 the New 1936!

Harvey J. Kaye | Posted 09.05.2012 | Politics
Harvey J. Kaye

What he and his generation of progressive Americans made sure of was that America concretely deepened and strengthened its democratic institutions, broadened individual liberties and rendered America freer and ever so much more aligned with its historic promise.

BOTH SIDES: SCOTUS 'Hearts' POTUS on Health & Hispanics, But Confuses Metaphor With Reality on Personhood

HuffPost Radio | Posted 07.01.2012 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

2011-11-29-20111107bothsidesnow.jpgWas this week a political inflection point because of decisions on ACA, Arizona "papers please" and corporations as "people"?

Mr. Roberts Rides Again

Daniel Cluchey | Posted 08.29.2012 | Politics
Daniel Cluchey

Where Owen Roberts would ride out the remainder of his tenure untrusted by the left and a traitor to the right, his namesake is well positioned to redeem a portion of his newfound judicial integrity for a few free passes back to the right wing.

The 'Fair Shot' vs. the 'To Do List' -- A Big Revealing Blah in the Presidential Race

William Bradley | Posted 08.20.2012 | Politics
William Bradley

Naturally, what Romney is offering is not a Fair Deal, a New Deal, or even a TR-like Square Deal. It's not a deal at all, for there is a social compact inherent in such. It's a shot. Or a shake. Like one roll of the dice, or a turn at the roulette table of the Big Casino Economy.

Not everyone has fair chance at success

Rev. Jesse Jackson | Posted 08.19.2012 | Black Voices
Rev. Jesse Jackson

In a One Big Tent America, everyone deserves a fair chance to succeed. We shouldn't trade in the legacy of the New Deal and Fair Deal for a Raw Deal....

$33 Barrel Oil Now and Forever -- With Leadership!

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 08.03.2012 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

Shale oil deposits are already being accessed through the oil industry's initiative in such locales as North Dakota with its rapidly growing oil production and its resulting and startling economic boom.

The Bailout That Never Was

Dave Pederson | Posted 07.14.2012 | Politics
Dave Pederson

The bailouts only helped the banks, buried Americans further in debt they will never payoff, and froze economic growth.

Poverty and Unemployment: The Unfinished Business of the Obama Administration

David Coates | Posted 07.11.2012 | Politics
David Coates

Back in the 1930s, it took FDR two goes to get his New Deal up and running. It is time for the Obama Administration to take heart from that, and have a second go itself.

Fixing Gross Inequality Is Not Socialism

Curtis Roosevelt | Posted 07.09.2012 | Politics
Curtis Roosevelt

Democrats are again in an excellent position to take a risk like FDR took with the New Deal. They might give themselves some identity other than that of modest centrists, constantly worried about offending one constituency or another.

FDR's New Deal Shattered the Austerity Myth

David Woolner | Posted 07.07.2012 | Politics
David Woolner

Much like the 1930s, our slow climb out of the Great Recession has been made all the more difficult thanks to the unwillingness of austerity hawks in Congress to pass the president's jobs bill and other pieces of stimulus legislation.

The Rhyme of History: Wall Street Edition

Brad Miller | Posted 07.02.2012 | Politics
Brad Miller

Mark Twain supposedly said that history does not repeat itself, but it does rhyme. I devoutly wish Obama administration policies would rhyme more with the New Deal, and rely less on the free verse of "nudging" the nation towards a broadly-shared prosperity.