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Why I'm Spending $900 Million in 2016 -- And You Should Too

Jonathan Bines | Posted 02.10.2015 | Politics
Jonathan Bines

If you believe in America, then there really is no excuse for not spending $900 million and joining the great American experiment that is our democracy. You see, $900 million may sound like a lot of money. But according to the Supreme Court, it's not. It's a lot of speech. The Koch Brothers understand this.

The Israeli Elections Are a Joke -- and Sometimes, They're Even Funny

Omri Marcus | Posted 02.05.2015 | Media
Omri Marcus

The most important element of comedy is timing -- and in Israel, comedy and timing can be friends or they can be foes. No matter how funny the election campaign videos are, we live in a serious, disastrous neighborhood, and sometimes the reality calls for seriousness.

OUT OF LINE: Instrument of Choice

Mort Gerberg | Posted 01.16.2015 | Politics
Mort Gerberg

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Electoral Systems and the Democracy Gap in Southern Europe

André Corrêa d'Almeida | Posted 12.29.2014 | World
André Corrêa d'Almeida

The discrepancy between the U.S. and Europe in what concerns direct democracy is shocking and absurd in this day and age. Current electoral systems in Southern Europe are an assault on the ideal of a modern democracy.

Girl Meets Stupid in Maine

Cynthia Dill | Posted 01.03.2015 | Politics
Cynthia Dill

Scenting the opportunity to grandstand with another pugnacious "conservative" governor, LePage trapped Kaci in her home, hounded her with unreasonable demands and baited her with legal proceedings.

San Giovanni o Leopolda? Che dice la pancia del Fluffy Party

Cesare Buquicchio | Posted 12.29.2014 | Italy
Cesare Buquicchio

Cercherò di raccontarvi settimana per settimana cosa succede e cosa si dice nel circolo più vicino a casa mia: al Pd Esquilino di Roma. San Giovanni o Leopolda, Jobs Act o Articolo 18, camicie bianche o bandiere rosse. Come si dividono anime e umori nella sala del tango (è qui che si svolge la vita del circolo) di via Galilei 57?

Sáenz de Santamaría: "Soy poco de promesas electorales"

Posted 10.02.2014 | Training

"Soy poco de promesas electorales, lo que se haga se hará antes de las elecciones". La vicepresidenta del Gobierno, Soraya Sáenz de Santamaría, se ...

Making the Castle Transparent

John Feffer | Posted 11.19.2014 | World
John Feffer

Today's Romania is quite different. It has gone through several political upheavals with different parties taking the helm. Accession to the EU forced quite a few important structural changes. The result is a considerably more transparent set of political institutions.

Rethinking Populism in Europe

John Feffer | Posted 08.30.2014 | World
John Feffer

It is the tension between the aggressively political competition at the polls and the aggressively non-political rhetoric of the heartland that characterizes the Populist Reformation. What drops out is the middle: the back-and-forth politics of liberal democracy.

Declare Your Independence

Rupa Mehta | Posted 08.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Rupa Mehta

This Fourth of July I encourage you to take some time to think about what makes you independent and how you, individually, contribute to the success of your family, friend group, community and country.

The New 9/11 Museum and The Nature of Evil: Needs for Larger Contexts and Questions

Robert Klitzman, M.D. | Posted 07.27.2014 | Religion
Robert Klitzman, M.D.

My sister, Karen, died on 9/11, working at the World Trade Center; and hence, I visited the new Museum, which opened this week, with my family. A...

Why the Devil Can't Go Down on Georgia

Lester & Charlie | Posted 07.22.2014 | Comedy
Lester & Charlie

This week's poll from the Lester & Charlie Institute of Forward Thinking! We all know that conservatives are obsessed with two things: Sex and the wi...

Il voto del Paese e il campo di distorsione di massa dei social network

Federico Mello | Posted 07.25.2014 | Italy
Federico Mello

Sembrava che Grillo avrebbe superato il Pd. Che i No-euro avrebbero fatto il botto. Sembrava che nel Pd ci fossero solo corrotti e criminali. Che l'esasperazione tra gli italiani fosse alle stelle. Che Berlusconi avrebbe preso meno voti di Tsipras. Niente di tutto ciò è avvenuto. A guardare questa campagna elettorale dallo specchio deformante del web e dei social network, sembrava che un'altra Italia ribollisse sotto la crosta dei "like" e dei "retweet".

Jackie Kennedy Struggled With Faith After JFK's Assassination, Letters Reveal

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 05.18.2014 | Religion

Jackie Kennedy lived through her husband's gruesome assassination before her eyes -- a horrifying experience that later caused her to question her fai...

Chicago vs. Downstate: The Battle Rages On

Reboot Illinois | Posted 05.06.2014 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

There's always been something of a rivalry between downstate Illinois and Chicago. It gets serious when politicians are talking about things like distributing tax dollars for school funding and public construction projects.

Venezuelan Crisis: Resentment, Struggle and a Way Forward

Stephanie Rudat | Posted 04.29.2014 | World
Stephanie Rudat

It is evident that the problems of inflation, scarcity, crime and violence are issues that affect all Venezuelans equally, regardless of their political affiliation or ideologies. Why, then, is the population still divided?

The Czech Culture of Corruption

John Feffer | Posted 04.23.2014 | World
John Feffer

When Havel became president of Czechoslovakia at the end of 1989 -- and later, the president of the Czech Republic -- he became a powerful symbol of a new era of politics. Surely the country would "live in truth" as long as it had a president of unimpeachable character. On the practical, day-to-day matters of politics and economics, however, Havel was not as influential.

Praying Away the School Day in Alabama

Lester & Charlie | Posted 04.15.2014 | Comedy
Lester & Charlie

What's one way to counter the recent news that American kids find school too boring? Take away their lunches! That oughta amp up the excitement level.

Leadership femminile e harassement: è l'ora di fare outing e cambiare le cose

Federiga Bindi | Posted 04.05.2014 | Italy
Federiga Bindi

Oggi, sull'onda dello sconcerto per gli attacchi al Presidente Boldrini, il momento è propizio. Trasformiamo lo sdegno in legislazione. C'e' bisogno di una legislazione che tuteli le vittime di harassment sessuale o morale. Cambiare si può, ma dipende soprattutto da noi e dal nostro coraggio di alzarci in piedi e combattere contro un sistema e degli usi che ormai non sono più sostenibili.

Egypt Crisis: Humanity and Logic, Not Found

Assya Moussaid | Posted 11.05.2013 | World
Assya Moussaid

The sight of humans getting sniped and shot in the head, a man crying over his wife's corpse, tens of corpses pushed by a bulldozer with the rest of t...

La batalla por el autoconsumo de energía

Juan López de Uralde | Posted 06.06.2014 | Spain
Juan López de Uralde

Hay que seguir consumiendo gas, carbón o uranio, antes que instalar paneles solares en nuestras viviendas, y decir adiós al actual modelo energético. Con una dependencia energética exterior superior al 80%, estamos ante una decisión muy gravosa desde todo punto de vista para nuestro país, y para sus gentes. El gobierno debe rectificar.

Big Brother Speaks!

Lester & Charlie | Posted 09.18.2013 | Comedy
Lester & Charlie

Pesky citizens are always going around demanding more transparency in government. Well, this week, the U.S. government shouted, "Let the sunshine in!" And guess what they've decided to give you access to? Thousands of hours of government-produced propaganda!

Has the Politics of Cloning Turned the Corner?

Jonathan D. Moreno | Posted 07.29.2013 | Politics
Jonathan D. Moreno

A couple of weeks ago, after a group of scientists in Oregon announced that they had created a human blastocyst using techniques sometimes called cloning, something remarkable happened. Nothing.

Climate Change This Week: The $6 Trillion Mistake, Cut The Soot, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 06.22.2013 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Fossil Fuels Investments A $6 Trillion Mistake, if the world addresses climate change, says a London School of Economics study, reports Sally Bakewell...

Reggaeton Will Be Forbidden In Cuba

The Huffington Post | Hirania Luzardo | Posted 12.06.2012 | Latino Voices

All music with "aggressive lyrics," or that is "sexually explicit, obscene, or misrepresents the inherent sensuality of Cuban women" will be banned fr...