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Minimizing The Legacy Of Donald J. Trump

David Coates | Posted 10.27.2016 | Politics
David Coates

Sadly, getting Donald Trump out of our lives is likely to be far more difficult an operation than simply voting him down as president in November.

Matt Bevin's Reckless Remarks Build On Years of Irresponsible Right-Wing Rhetoric

Peter Montgomery | Posted 09.15.2016 | Politics
Peter Montgomery

The annual Values Voter Summit brings Religious Right leaders and activists together with Republican officials who are courting their political suppor...

Whether Trump Wins Or Loses, I Find Myself Afraid

David Coates | Posted 08.25.2016 | Politics
David Coates

I find myself afraid of what might follow if Donald Trump actually wins in November, and equally fearful of what might follow if he loses. I recall no such fears in 2012, or in 2008, or even in the tightly-fought presidential election that Al Gore lost to George W. Bush.

Politically Motivated Crimes In Germany: The Story Behind The Numbers

Cas Mudde | Posted 08.10.2016 | World
Cas Mudde

Germany is one of the few countries in the world that has a very effective and transparent registration of politically motivated crimes. Sadly, this often leads to the impression that such crimes are more common in Germany than in other countries.

Who's behind South Sudan's return to fighting, if it isn't Kiir or Machar?

The Conversation Africa | Posted 07.15.2016 | World
The Conversation Africa

Clemence Pinaud, Indiana University Heavy fighting in the South Sudanese capital of Juba over the past few days has led to hundreds of deaths and the...

Garrison Keillor's Prophecy and Apostasy

Sam Husseini | Posted 07.04.2016 | Media
Sam Husseini

On what was billed as his last show, Garrison Keillor, host of "A Prairie Home Companion" got a call from President Barack Obama and they traded exten...

7 Things That We Wish Were April Fool's Jokes But Are All Too Real

Kicker | Posted 04.01.2016 | College
Kicker

We just feel like today will be the day someone jumps out and yells "April Fools! Biff from Back to the Future II isn't really running for president! And a madman isn't actually in charge of a nuclear-armed country." Right? Right?

Here's All the Evidence That Donald Trump Encourages Violence

Kicker | Posted 03.15.2016 | Politics
Kicker

There has been escalating violence at Donald Trump rallies--incident after incident of protesters getting shouted down with crude, offensive language as well as getting shoved, punched, kicked, tackled, stripped of their signs, dragged by their hair, and more.

Venezuela's Right Wing Confesses to 17 years of Political Delinquency: The Amnesty Bill

Dr Francisco Dominguez | Posted 03.08.2016 | World
Dr Francisco Dominguez

Mexican writer Carlos Fuentes could not imagine how correct he was when he said that the challenge a Latin American writer faced was to produce fiction that was more extraordinary than reality itself.

No Weapons for Museveni: Kenya's President Kenyatta Can Save Lives When Uganda Votes Feb. 18

Milton Allimadi | Posted 02.11.2017 | World
Milton Allimadi

Based on the current level of state-sponsored election-related violence, many Ugandans will pay the ultimate price. Yet, Mr. President, you have the power to help prevent some possible election-related deaths.

Symbolism and Political Violence in the Holy City

H. Gibbs Knotts | Posted 06.19.2016 | Politics
H. Gibbs Knotts

As our community moves forward, it is imperative that we address these polarizing political symbols, particularly the Confederate flag, and the role they play in political violence. While the flag represents heritage and southern pride to many, it continues to be used as a symbol of hatred and racial supremacy.

A Campaign in Saudi Arabia Challenges Young People to Rethink Their Biases

Joseph Braude | Posted 06.13.2016 | World
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Joseph Braude

A three-minute video, posted by a Saudi government-backed organization to YouTube on June 4, has garnered 150,000 views in 48 hours and sparked a discussion in the kingdom about how to stem sectarian conflict.

Thinking the Unthinkable: Coming to Grips with Islamic State

James Dorsey | Posted 05.14.2016 | World
James Dorsey

It's almost a year since a US-led coalition launched air strikes and increased support of Iraqi and Kurdish military forces in a bid to degrade and destroy the self-styled Islamic State; yet the jihadist group that has conquered a swath of Syria and Iraq has demonstrated resilience despite suffering significant losses.

Africa's Rising Political Violence

Daniel Wagner | Posted 03.18.2015 | World
Daniel Wagner

It would be nice to be able to say that the threat of Islamic fundamentalism has peaked in Africa, and that the worst is over, but given the current state of affairs that simply is not the case. In all likelihood, the threat will grow -- considerably -- in the years to come.

Ferguson and America's Hatred of Democracy

Heather Gautney | Posted 10.22.2014 | Politics
Heather Gautney

Ferguson was not just an event in which police overreacted to heated demonstrations; it's a symptom of a generalized hatred of democracy in this country -- the hatred of the truly bold idea that politics should be the work of everyday people and that power should not be concentrated in the hands of a few.

Guinea Elections: Not Just Another Day at the Polls

Search for Common Ground | Posted 12.29.2013 | Impact
Search for Common Ground

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpgThe stillness hit me first -- no honking sounds from passing cars, no street vendors offering their wares -- just overwhelming silence. During my time in Guinea, silence had become an omen of trouble.

Political Violence and Privilege

Matthew Harwood | Posted 09.08.2013 | Politics
Matthew Harwood

The numbers couldn't be clearer: right-wing extremists have committed far more acts of political violence since 1990 than American Muslims.

Pamela Geller: Most Unwanted

Gareth_Price | Posted 08.27.2013 | Media
Gareth_Price

A free exchange of opinions is necessary, as is the stipulation that those opinions will (and should) differ. In liberal democracies, however, political discourse should also contain the core principle of fairness, and that involves the abjuration of violence.

The Importance of Engaging Millennials to Protect Freedom

Zachary K. Pearce | Posted 08.20.2013 | Politics
Zachary K. Pearce

For our generation, for the millennial generation, is this indicative of what we can expect of our lives? Will the United States continued to be mired in a "war" of aggression with those who abhor freedom?

Everyday Counterterrorism

Joseph Young | Posted 07.28.2013 | Politics
Joseph Young

If people want to use violence, completely preventing it is nearly impossible. Everyone can, however, respond in ways that confront these acts and reduce their destructive power.

What Sweden's Riots Say About Europe's Rising Social and Political Risks

Daniel Wagner | Posted 07.28.2013 | World
Daniel Wagner

The riots in Sweden last week are a manifestation of the socioeconomic disequilibrium pervading much of Europe, and the level of frustration that is beginning to boil over among European immigrants and youth.

Boston: Beyond Tea Party Politics

Gareth_Price | Posted 06.17.2013 | Politics
Gareth_Price

Less than 48 hours since the violence in Boston on Monday, and with scant and conflicting evidence, the divination of who is responsible has opened up significant political fissures, but also many bridges.

NRA Sheriff Organizing Campaign to Take Down Federal Government

Josh Horwitz | Posted 03.31.2013 | Politics
Josh Horwitz

Let us not embolden extremists by shrinking from a debate about the supremacy of federal law and the government's role in vindicating and protecting individual rights. Out of this terrible tragedy in Newtown arises the potential to recommit to the pillars of democracy in our Constitution.

America's Tragicomic War in Afghanistan

Kevin Bell | Posted 12.22.2012 | Impact
Kevin Bell

Judging by their relatively low level of interest in discussing America's longest war, the Obama and Romney campaigns seem to be calculating that the path to the White House in 2012 does not go through Afghanistan.

Joshua Hersh

VIDEO: Journalists In Jordan Attacked By State Security Forces

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 09.14.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- Journalists in Jordan say they were given orange vests by government officials in order to help them safely cover protests there today -...