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Often "Racial Progress" Is Actually Fake Diversity

Nancy Leong | Posted 11.30.2015 | Entertainment
Nancy Leong

Displaying racial diversity allows schools and companies to present themselves as modern and inclusive. And claiming non-white friends allows white people to present themselves as non-racist.

My Head Tells Me to Fear the Refugees, My Heart Tells Me to Love Them

Stuart Muszynski | Posted 11.24.2015 | Politics
Stuart Muszynski

A friend told me the other day that her daughter cancelled her flight to come home for Thanksgiving because she feared another Paris-like attack in this country. She's driving, instead.

Advocates are Homing the Homeless

Jeff Woodward | Posted 11.20.2015 | Good News
Jeff Woodward

The homeless of Portland are drowning, and Ted Wheeler is their life jacket. I only hope they can keep their head above water for another 13 months.

Muslims Targeted By Anti-Islam Backlash In Days After Paris Attacks

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 11.17.2015 | Politics

As the world continues to mourn the victims of Friday's massacre in Paris, Muslims in the U.S. and Canada have reported assaults, vandalism and threat...

David Vitter Already Using Paris Attack Footage To Criticize His Opponent

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 11.17.2015 | Politics

U.S. Sen. David Vitter (R-La.), campaigning to replace outgoing Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R), released an ad Monday invoking the Paris attacks to ...

Democratic Debate Shifts Focus To Terrorism After Deadly Paris Attacks

Reuters | Mollie Reilly | Posted 11.14.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON/DES MOINES, Iowa, Nov 14 (Reuters) - The lethal attacks in Paris have the potential to reshape the U.S. presidential race, placing a new e...

How to Get More Young People Involved in Politics

Brian Hanley | Posted 11.14.2015 | Politics
Brian Hanley

If only young people in this country knew and cared half as much about politics as they do fantasy football, we'd be twice the democracy that we are today. In a true democracy, we'd demand more qualified candidates. We'd demand more substantive debates. We'd demand a political process that works for all of the people

Politicians Across The Globe React To Deadly Attacks In Paris

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 11.13.2015 | Politics

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Is Bully Journalism Here to Stay?

Stuart Muszynski | Posted 11.10.2015 | Politics
Stuart Muszynski

This is the new normal of bully journalism. Goad, incite, confront and, hopefully, spark a fight. Bully journalism has nothing to do with facts. It's about the ratings. Confrontation sells, for the same reason that a fight in the high school hallway draws a crowd.

Socialist Politician: Bernie Sanders Helped Seattle's Progressive Movement

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 11.06.2015 | Politics

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Chris Christie, Mike Huckabee Bumped From Main GOP Debate

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 11.06.2015 | Politics

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New York Attorney General Investigating ExxonMobil For Alleged Climate Cover-Up

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 11.05.2015 | Politics

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No Criminal Charges For Police Who Shot And Killed Kajieme Powell

The St. Louis American | Mollie Reilly | Posted 11.03.2015 | Politics

This piece was originally published by the St. Louis American. There will be no criminal charges filed against the two St. Louis police officers who s...

The New Plague in America: The Denial of Reason

John Tsilimparis | Posted 11.02.2015 | Politics
John Tsilimparis

Progressive and realist thinking is not just an alternative political or social position. This position feels more like an urgent and essential response to a crisis of anti-knowledge and a "dumbing down" of our cogent thinking.

Lincoln Chafee Drops Out Of The 2016 Race

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 10.23.2015 | Politics

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Gender Neutral Bathrooms: A Hot Button Issue in Houston's 2015 Mayoral Race

Akoshia Yoba | Posted 10.22.2015 | Politics
Akoshia Yoba

In a political environment where matters of gender equality are tossed around like a game of hot potato, few issues are more polarizing than the topic of gender neutral public restrooms. It can at once inspire a sense of freedom and fairness for some and fear and distrust in others.

Report from Purple America: Hillary Clinton Tops Values Meter In First Democratic Debate

Stuart Muszynski | Posted 10.22.2015 | Politics
Stuart Muszynski

There's a long way to go to the general election, and ample opportunity for candidates to up their chances by referring to the values. Whichever candidate ultimately wins, shared values will play a pivotal role.

Our Debt Ceiling Nightmare

Edward D. Kleinbard | Posted 10.21.2015 | Business
Edward D. Kleinbard

This week, our rudderless, riven and ineffective Congress returned to Washington. At some point, the media, and perhaps Congress itself, will wake to the fact that in early November the Treasury Department will run out of any ability to borrow the money needed to pay our federal government's bills, and we will stare into the maw of a debt ceiling crisis.

Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Win Battle Against Federal Crackdown

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 10.20.2015 | Politics

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Jeb Bush Criticizes Donald Trump's 'Pathetic' 9/11 Remarks

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 10.16.2015 | Politics

GOP presidential candidate Jeb Bush criticized business mogul and 2016 rival Donald Trump for implying former President George W. Bush was ...

Gavin Newsom Wants California Voters To Take On The NRA

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 10.15.2015 | Politics

California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) proposed a ballot measure on Thursday that would bolster the state's gun laws and give California's voters a cha...

This Is The Most Eye-Popping Stat In Bernie Sanders' Latest Fundraising Report

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 10.16.2015 | Politics

As Bernie Sanders gears up for a Democratic primary more protracted than anyone initially expected, he has a unique advantage over the rest of the fi...

Rand Paul Says LGBT Discrimination Laws Are Unnecessary

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 10.14.2015 | Politics

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The Worth of a Black Conservative

Terry Smith | Posted 10.14.2015 | Politics
Terry Smith

So what is Carson's particular value to the GOP, the reason he's captured the imagination of so many Republican voters? Under the GOP's conception of diversity, a black face uttering the same rhetoric as the most conservative white Republicans is value added, even if he brings not a single minority voter to the party with him.

Obama Mourns Longtime Aide Brandon Lepow

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 10.13.2015 | Politics

President Barack Obama mourned the death of Brandon Lepow, 32, a former White House staffer who died Monday after battling leukemia.  ...