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You Say You Want a Revolution ...

William Bradley | Posted 02.11.2016 | Media
William Bradley

Trump's New Hampshire primary triumph vindicates his media-centric campaign and again emphasize the dominance of Trumpism -- his effective hijacking of the aggregated bloc of angry reactionaries largely assembled by Fox News, which ironically now cannot take him down -- in the Republican Party as a whole.

California Getting Closer To Having Lawmakers Wear Donors’ Logos

The Huffington Post | Robert Baldwin III | Posted 02.10.2016 | Politics

A transparency group in California on Tuesday announced it had collected 40,000 signatures to place an initiative on the ballot that would require st...

Get Your Game Face On

Dave Spencer | Posted 02.08.2016 | Politics
Dave Spencer

Now that the Iowa Caucus has concluded, the political playoffs have finally begun. The Republican Party still has an overcrowded roster, which will be trimmed after the New Hampshire primary, with some veteran players likely to be cut. But who would have ever imagined that rookies such as Donald Trump and Ben Carson could even make it to prime time with no in-game experience?

Powerful #OscarsSoWhite Street Art by Plastic Jesus

John Wellington Ennis | Posted 02.06.2016 | Entertainment
John Wellington Ennis

The ongoing controversy over the Academy Awards' lack of diversity was realized in a street art installation piece left on Melrose Avenue in Hollywood by Plastic Jesus, known for past attention-getting art critical of the Oscars.

When Bernie Sanders Ran Against Me In Vermont

Madeleine M. Kunin | Posted 02.05.2016 | Politics
Madeleine M. Kunin

Hillary Clinton is not the first progressive Democratic woman to be challenged by Bernie Sanders. It's difficult to find that sweet spot where a woman is "just right" tough enough to be commander in chief and feminine enough to be mother of the nation.

Pull Up a Chair, Kids

Lester & Charlie | Posted 02.04.2016 | Comedy
Lester & Charlie

And here he is again, declaring that he's two thinks from declaring candidacy and riding to America's rescue. We admit that it's a bit more complicated this time around -- what with Trump or Cruz barreling toward the GOP nom and Bernie bearing down on Hillary hard.

On the Eve of Iowa

William Bradley | Posted 02.01.2016 | Media
William Bradley

Voting is finally about to begin in the Republican and Democratic presidential primary contests. That's exciting. But it may not last.

The End Of The Tampon Tax Could Be Near In California

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 01.28.2016 | Politics

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Laugh Factory Salutes Chris Rock's Decision

Jamie Masada | Posted 01.27.2016 | Comedy
Jamie Masada

I've been booking comedians for the past 35 years and I have always had the same requirement: They need to be funny. Gender, skin pigment, sexual o...

Hillary Clinton Is Not the Wicked Witch of the West

Jacqui Oesterblad | Posted 01.26.2016 | Politics
Jacqui Oesterblad

I'd like a president who is focused on achieving the imminently doable while the rest of us engage the difficult and ongoing work of agitating for the morally correct. That means I'd like a President Clinton.

Moscow's Historical Relationship with Damascus: Why it Matters Now

Carlo Caro | Posted 01.25.2016 | World
Carlo Caro

Current relations - Source: Sputnik News There have been many objections to what is denominated as the Russian interference in Syria, more specifica...

There's A Progressive Argument For Supporting Hillary

Jacqui Oesterblad | Posted 01.25.2016 | Politics
Jacqui Oesterblad

It's not that I don't think Bernie can win, it's that I don't want him to. While Hillary's plans might be less ambitious and less progressive on most points, I believe that the actual ground that she will gain is greater than the actual ground that would be gained under a Sanders presidency.

Even Senators Have To Deal With Jury Duty

The Huffington Post | Robert Baldwin III | Posted 01.25.2016 | Politics

Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) wants you to know that even our top elected officials get called for jury duty. McCaskill, who served as a prosecutor e...

Ted Cruz, You Wouldn't Last In New York City For a New York Minute

Michelle Manning Barish | Posted 01.14.2016 | Politics
Michelle Manning Barish

So, Ted Cruz, my disillusioned friend.. .you wouldn't last in New York for a New York minute. You simply don't have the moxie, the wit, the street smarts or the fortitude to have what it takes. Nice try, pal. As a New Yorker by way of Florida... thanks for the compliment.

From A Front Row Seat In Iowa: A New View of Hillary Clinton

Jade C. Angelica | Posted 01.14.2016 | Politics
Jade C. Angelica

I broke my foot in September. It's been painful and slow to heal. The only good to come of it happened on Thursday, January 7 when my broken foot afforded me a brief conversation with President Bill Clinton.

What Is Really Turning Off Millennial Voters

Kelsey Clark | Posted 01.12.2016 | Politics
Kelsey Clark

With gridlock and party polarization serving as the political backdrop of our youth, we've grown to distrust and resent the very institutions erected to represent us.

Trump Endures Most Painful Insult Yet On The Campaign Trail

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 01.11.2016 | Politics

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Trumpism and the Confederacy Dominate the Republican Race (And Help Hillary)

William Bradley | Posted 01.05.2016 | Media
William Bradley

The phenomenon of Trumpism remains ascendant in the Republican Party, though the paunchy bully boy has yet to win a vote.

The Syrian Dilemma

Carlo Caro | Posted 12.16.2015 | World
Carlo Caro

Source: Reuters It's been almost two weeks since the downing of the Russian fighter jet at the Turkish-Syrian border. Many hawks who have been ag...

The Unintended Silver Lining of Donald Trump

Stuart Muszynski | Posted 12.14.2015 | Politics
Stuart Muszynski

The push back against Trump has caused many Americans to talk about our values -- who we are and what we stand for. In that sense, he has united us.

Ben Carson Employs Fear Tactic in Swipe at Bernie Sanders's Proposal for Free College Tuition

Michael Sainato | Posted 12.10.2015 | Politics
Michael Sainato

The term 'free' turns many people off of the proposal, but denigrating Senator Sanders solution to increasing college costs and student debt is treating a college education as though it were merely a consumer good.

Stop Being Politically Correct!

Erin Havel | Posted 12.09.2015 | Impact
Erin Havel

The current push to stop being politically correct is misguided. Especially when many screaming the loudest for its demise are also those who believe all terrorists are Muslim, all African Americans are criminals, and that changing the name of the Washington Redskins is far worse than offending an entire culture of Native Americans.

Paris Plastered With Wanted Posters For 'Climate Criminals'

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 12.07.2015 | Politics

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Politicians React To San Bernardino Shooting

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 12.02.2015 | Politics

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The Seussian Absurdity of Texas Abortion Laws

Lori Day | Posted 12.01.2015 | Impact
Lori Day

Deep in the Texas desert, some people say, if you look deep enough you can still see today, where Planned Parenthood once stood just as long as it could before somebody lifted women's rights away.