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Hey, Here Are Some People Who Really, Really Should Not Run For President

The Huffington Post | Jason Linkins | Posted 03.22.2017 | Politics

March 2017 is probably far too early to start considering the next presidential election, and who the Democrats might send into the breach to take on ...

Let’s Become Militants Of Nuance: Even With Milo Yiannopoulos

Amélie Boespflug | Posted 03.22.2017 | Media
Amélie Boespflug

After Milo Yiannopoulos lost a 250,000 book deal and an invitation to CPAC, all media outlets celebrated the fact that he had finally been ejected fro...

Kazakhstan's Government Is Using Social Media To Tame Rebellion

The Conversation Global | Posted 03.21.2017 | Home
The Conversation Global

Nurseit Niyazbekov, KIMEP University Until the mid-2000s, one would rarely associated the word “high-tech” with the country of Kazakhstan. Inter...

Why Bernie Sanders Is The Most Popular Politician In America

Les Leopold | Posted 03.20.2017 | Politics
Les Leopold

Bernie Sanders has the highest approval rating of any politician in the country with 61 percent approving, while only 32 percent disapproving, accordi...

Why The Anti-Trump Progressive Mobilization Could Mark A Major Inflection Point In American Political History

Robert Creamer | Posted 03.20.2017 | Politics
Robert Creamer

It is entirely possible that Donald Trump’s election may indeed mark a significant inflection point in American political history – but not becaus...

Can Social Media, Loud And Inclusive, Fix World Politics?

The Conversation Global | Posted 03.20.2017 | Home
The Conversation Global

Rania Fakhoury, Université Libanaise The Conversation Global’s new series, Politics in the Age of Social Media, examines how governments around t...

The CIA’s 60-Year History Of Fake News: How The Deep State Corrupted Many American Writers

Robert Scheer | Posted 03.20.2017 | Media
Robert Scheer

In this week’s episode of “Scheer Intelligence” Robert Scheer interviews Joel Whitney, author and co-founder of Guernica magazine. Whitney’s n...

Drinking Water Could Be Criminalized For Millions In Africa's Most Populous City

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 03.19.2017 | Home

It’s a bitter irony not lost on its residents: Lagos, Nigeria, is surrounded by an abundance of water, but millions of inhabitants in Africa’s mos...

Can the American People Overcome The Power Of Big Money?

Bruce Berlin | Posted 03.22.2017 | Business
Bruce Berlin

Back in the 1890s, Republican power broker and former U.S. Senator from Ohio, Mark Hanna, explained, “There are two things that are important in pol...

Dutch Far Right Performs Worse Than Expected In Key Election

The Huffington Post | Eline Gordts | Posted 03.15.2017 | Home

The Netherlands’ incumbent Prime Minister Mark Rutte will win the Dutch election, preliminary results indicate, dealing a decisive blow to the far r...

Changing How We Study Political Divisions Just Might Help Us Heal Them

The Huffington Post | Sarah Digiulio | Posted 03.14.2017 | Science

To determine if a drug works, medical researchers don’t just rely on lab results. They do studies to collect data on how actual people respond to tr...

A History Of Dutch Populism, From The Murder Of Pim Fortuyn To The Rise Of Geert Wilders

The Conversation Global | Posted 03.14.2017 | Home
The Conversation Global

Jacques Paulus Koenis, Maastricht University The 2017 Dutch election has taken on a significance for the international media that we haven’t seen fo...

A Prison Of Lies: How Misinformation Became A Multi-Billion Dollar Industry And Broke Democracy

Spencer Critchley | Posted 03.14.2017 | Politics
Spencer Critchley

Imagine if counterfeiting suddenly became legal. Say we asked people not to do it — but there would be no penalty if they did. What would happen? Si...

Anger At Donald Trump Could Break The Democrats' Midterm Curse

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grim | Posted 03.13.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Running for Congress under even the best circumstances is a grind: Up early for breakfast meetings, on the trail all day and finish wit...

Putin, Trump And The Rise Of The Deep State

David Paul | Posted 03.12.2017 | Politics
David Paul

Last week, an Agence France-Presse news report published in Le Soir, a major French language daily newspaper, made the rounds on social media. The sto...

HUFFPOLLSTER: Most Americans Oppose Transgender Bathroom Laws

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 03.10.2017 | Politics

Most Americans are against legislating which bathrooms transgender people can use. Views of the Trump administration’s latest controversy are ― as...

The Victim Of Populism Is Democracy

Alain Elkann | Posted 03.07.2017 | Home
Alain Elkann

PARIS ― Jean d’Ormesson was born in Paris in 1925. A writer and philosopher, he received the Grand Cross of the Legion of Honor in 2014. I spoke t...

Candidate For Arizona Governor Posts Jaw-Dropping Statement About His Sex Life

The Huffington Post | Noah Michelson | Posted 03.22.2017 | Queer Voices

Sex Heroes is an ongoing HuffPost Q&A series by Voices Editorial Director Noah Michelson that explores the lives and experiences of individuals who ar...

UNA Greater Philadelphia: U.S. Should Fund the U.N. in Full and On Time!

Louis Bolling | Posted 03.16.2017 | Politics
Louis Bolling

Political forces on Capitol Hill and in the White House are unleashing policy initiatives, often around the theme of “America First”, that will sh...

In China, Unlike Trump's America, Political Legitimacy Is Built On Competence And Experience

Zhang Weiwei | Posted 03.03.2017 | Home
Zhang Weiwei

SHANGHAI ― It is widely assumed in the West that the legitimacy of a government comes from universal suffrage and multiparty competitive elections. ...

New Yorker Cartoonist Explains Why Humor Is The Heartbeat Of Democracy

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 03.02.2017 | Arts

It was surreal to watch President Donald Trump’s first address to Congress, especially for the Americans still struggling to come to terms with his ...

Trump Offers 'A Nation of Miracles.' Your Move, Democrats.

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 03.01.2017 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

The bad news for Democrats in President Trump’s first speech to a joint session of Congress is that he exceeded expectations. A Washington Post head...

This Is How A Resistance Movement Succeeds

Nicolas Berggruen | Posted 02.28.2017 | Home
Nicolas Berggruen

One of the key aspects of democracy is participation and debate, including disagreement. For a healthy democratic system to survive, a diverse range o...

Electing Tom Perez DNC Chair Proves Democrats Have Abandoned Bernie Sanders’s Revolution

H. A. Goodman | Posted 02.28.2017 | Politics
H. A. Goodman

My latest article in Counter Propa explains why Democrats are repeating the same mistakes that led to a Trump presidency. The smartest people in the r...

CPAC And The DNC: A Party Is Not A Movement

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 02.27.2017 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Two high-profile political meetings were held last week: the Conservative Political Action Committee (CPAC) convention, and the Democratic National ...