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Arianna Huffington | Posted 08.27.2016 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week the nation watched as an increasingly desperate - even sad! - Donald Trump scrambled to shore up his bankrupt campaign. His latest attempt at a pivot - to use the pundits' preferred euphemism for blatant pandering - was pandering in the form of abandoning (pandbandoning?) his signature policy, the mass expulsion of 11 million undocumented immigrants. On Wednesday, he said if they paid back taxes, they could get legal status -- though this was, he assured, "no amnesty." But poor, desperate Donald is a failure even at pandering. His new policy is suspiciously close to what he relentlessly mocked his primary opponents for. Back then, he called Rubio a "lightweight choker" and Cruz "weak on illegal immigration," for proposing similar policies. Call it the Trump Paradox: he changes every position without the slightest hesitation and yet he's somehow always the same - as we saw this week when, surrounded by white people in Jackson, Mississippi, he called Hillary Clinton "a bigot who sees people of color only as votes, not as human beings worthy of a better future." No matter how many Trumps his new team rolls out, and no matter how much the shameful establishment Republicans who have endorsed him wish otherwise, he's a comically transparent man who's incapable of evolving and growing. As Trump himself put it, "I am who I am." It may be the only completely true thing he's ever said.

Nothing Is Funny About This Election

Matt Ott | Posted 04.20.2016 | Comedy
Matt Ott

How is it not just sad that these are the best and brightest individuals our country could come up with to lead us?

Chris Christie's Shameless School Lunch Pandering

Bettina Elias Siegel | Posted 01.19.2017 | Politics
Bettina Elias Siegel

Apparently, caring about kids' health is another position that just won't fly in an election year.

Hillary Clinton's Team Thinks She's Just Like Your Abuela, Twitter Disagrees

The Huffington Post | Nadya Agrawal | Posted 12.23.2015 | Latino Voices

Today, Hillary Clinton's campaign team put out a list titled, "7 Ways Hillary Clinton Is Just Like Your Abuela." And unsurprisingly, people on Twitter...

Do Latino Businesses Pander to White Customers?

Daniel Cubias | Posted 04.26.2015 | Latino Voices
Daniel Cubias

Now, the waiters and waitresses for our area were dressed casually, in jeans and polo shirts. The wait staff for the private party, however, was dressed, well, more colorfully.

Is Forced Quarantine for Ebola Legal?

Peter Van Buren | Posted 12.28.2014 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

Is it legal for a state (or the federal) government to detain and quarantine you against your will for health reasons? Yes. Has this sort of thing been done before? Yes. Will it be effective? No. Is it just a political ploy to garner votes from a panicked public? Oh my yes.

Gerrymandering, ALEC and the Red Tide That Is Stealing Your Vote

Lisa Longo | Posted 05.06.2014 | Politics
Lisa Longo

How many times a day do you catch yourself thinking, "What the hell is happening here?" We have gone from the "Land of the Free and the Home of the Br...

David Lohr

Ohio Preschool Teacher Accused Of Taking Sexually Explicit Photos Of Children, Dog | David Lohr | Posted 08.26.2013 | Crime

An Ohio preschool teacher has been charged in connection with a child pornography case after investigators allegedly found sexually explicit images of...

GOP Courts Latinos With Grace of Awkward Middle Schooler

El Guapo | Posted 05.22.2013 | Comedy
El Guapo

The gym lights have been dimmed in preparation for the slow dance. The disco ball, balloons, and streamers are up as the band -- at the request of Republican strategists -- plays Gerardo's seminal "Rico Suave" over the lackluster sound system.

Hey Klout: I'm Not a Grilled Onion Cheddar Sandwich Ho

Liz Ryan | Posted 03.06.2013 | Business
Liz Ryan

Come on, Klout. It's going to take more than a Grilled Onion Cheddar sandwich to get me on my knees, social-media-wise.

The Romney Plan: Fake It Till You Make It

Joan Fitz-Gerald | Posted 12.05.2012 | Politics
Joan Fitz-Gerald

Debates are theater. What matters more when we try to gauge what kind of president Romney would be is the substance -- the issues. Where does he stand on issues that matter to the average American?

Friday Talking Points [125] -- Ask! Tell!

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Our headline today quite obviously references the legislative progress this week on banning the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy (of not allo...

Putting "Justice" Back Into D.O.J.

David O. Stewart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David O. Stewart

Why shouldn't the people also have their own lawyer?

Drudge Report Incites "Kill A Mockingbird" Racial Fear Of Obama

Martin Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Martin Lewis

This photo does not appear anywhere in the linked story. It is only on the Drudge Report front page.

Drill Here, Drill Now, Get Nothing but an Opinion poll point or two

Colin Beavan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Colin Beavan

My disappointment comes from the fact that politicians on both sides of the aisle still don't really get that climate change is a planetary time bomb. They still think it's a political football.

Hear This Barack --no Bush, no Baker, no Corporate War Maker. We've Had Enough!

Linda Milazzo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Linda Milazzo

If Barack Obama is to be the "change we can believe in," how can he seriously consider using men who represent failed administrations and failed policies in his own administration?

So Sad to See Obama Surrender to AIPAC

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daoud Kuttab

Speaking at the pro Israel lobby, Obama, who is being seen world wide as a potentially global president, turned on every promise he made during the run up to the nomination.

O Bubba, Where Art Thou?

Linda Hansen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Linda Hansen

Bubba's not just in Ohio and Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Kentucky. He's not just Southern white trash. He's in every socio-economic class. Scratch his politically correct veneer and have a look-see.

Sam Stein

GOP Candidates On A Pander-Surge | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Pandering to certain voting blocs is part of every election. And the 2008 race for the White House is certainly no different. But the Florida Republic...