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This Is Why I Hate Politics

Mark Matousek | Posted 04.21.2016 | Politics
Mark Matousek

I was listening to Hillary's acceptance speech this morning on my iPhone, minding my own business and drinking my coffee, when my partner heard her voice and said, "God, I can't stand her."

Will Sheldon Silver's Conviction Tip Course Of Asbestos Litigation? It Might.

Sara Warner | Posted 12.02.2016 | Politics
Sara Warner

Even before a federal jury in New York found former state Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver guilty on all seven corruption charges this week, it was clear that the weeks-long trial and its sordid details of how politics really work in New York would resonate well beyond its verdicts.

Is Extreme Inequality Condemning Us to Ecological Armageddon?

Jon Wisman | Posted 08.05.2016 | Politics
Jon Wisman

If this continuing impact were to end the planet's ability to support human life, it would be ecocide -- an ecological Armageddon. Current trends seem to give to ecocide a degree of inevitability.

Managing the Madness in the Middle East

Marc Gopin | Posted 12.17.2014 | World
Marc Gopin

The key to untangling this mess and creating a series of tactical and strategic responses is to understand one basic truth: There are spirals of violence here that come from below, from the street, and spirals that come from above, from the state. Responses by citizens must undercut the violent spiral and address separately the state and the street.

'I Don't Usually Get Involved in Politics'

Cheryl Dumesnil | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Cheryl Dumesnil

This declaration has appeared in my Facebook news feed several times in the past few days. I'm stunned by the enormous unexamined privilege embedded in them. I wonder what it must be like to have the luxury of being able to choose not to get involved in politics.

The Limits of Latino Political Power in the US

José Fernando López | Posted 10.27.2012 | Latino Voices
José Fernando López

Are the political parties forcing the Hispanics into building their own political enclave in which to defend their own interests? Are the interests of Hispanics different from those of the rest of the community?

WATCH: What's Restraining Latino Political Power?

Posted 07.25.2012 | Latino Voices

On Tuesday, HuffPost Live host Alicia Menendez talked with Huffington Post Latino Voices Senior Reporter Janell Ross, Mi Familia Vota's Francisco Heri...

Why Power Corrupts and Absolute Power Corrupts Absolutely

Dr. Robert Aziz | Posted 10.07.2011 | Politics
Dr. Robert Aziz

By way of power you corrupt; by way of power you are corrupted. By way of absolute power you absolutely corrupt; by way of absolute power you become absolutely corrupted.

Killing the Census

Charles Seife | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charles Seife

It's not a wise policy to reduce the quality of a government function while, simultaneously, making the costs bloat out of control, but that's precisely what anti-census politicians are advocating.

An Entire Generation at Stake

Janet Murguía | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Janet Murguía

Today, more than one-fourth of Latino children live in poverty. Three-fifths live in low-income families. One in five does not have health insurance. Only 55% graduate from high school.

The Last Gasp of the Angry White Man

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cenk Uygur

We're supposed to have the best democracy in the world. As it stands, we're one burning tire away from Haiti. We have to dial this health care debate back down.

Barack Obama -- More Presidential By The Day

Kathleen Reardon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kathleen Reardon

Rare is a president who learns so fast, who observes so deeply, who can take criticism and walk away better for it.

Winning Isn't Everything -- In More Than One Sense

Kathleen Reardon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kathleen Reardon

I'd stop asking for people to support crucial proposals like the stimulus package until I actually tell them what is involved, because the press isn't bothering to do so.

Hillary Clinton for VP

Leonce Gaiter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Leonce Gaiter

Unlike Rice and Powell, Clinton and Obama want to wield the power themselves, and they make no bones about it. This is a radical shift in establishment Washington's racial/sexual dynamic.