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Congressional Recess: Good or Bad for America?

Frank Islam | Posted 07.13.2016 | Politics
Frank Islam

This country needs a Congress that works. This country needs citizens who work. This country needs a Congress and citizens who can work together using that hammer to rebuild confidence through constructive compromise and collaboration.

Elizabeth Warren As Vice President Would Electrify The Democratic Party

Bob Herbst | Posted 06.30.2016 | Politics
Bob Herbst

On Monday, Warren and Clinton campaigned together for the first time, in Cincinnati, Ohio. The event was awash in personal chemistry. And since when has "gender balance" ever stopped a male Presidential candidate from choosing a male running mate -- to appeal to women or otherwise?

Abraham Lincoln Predicted Brexit and Trump's Rise. Hillary Should Pay Attention

Ariel Moutsatsos | Posted 06.26.2016 | Politics
Ariel Moutsatsos

On August the 21st, 1858 Abraham Lincoln said: Public sentiment is everything. With public sentiment, nothing can fail; without it nothing can succe...

Thank You, Bernie

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.08.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Thank you for reawakening a wave of excitement within the Democratic Party. Thank you for championing a list of issues that I could heartily agree with, and for refusing to be distracted from your agenda by the usual mudslinging and other negative campaigning tactics so common in politics today.

Elizabeth Warren's Veep Audition

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Is Senator Elizabeth Warren actively auditioning for the role of Hillary Clinton's vice presidential pick? At this point, it's rather hard to come to any other conclusion, since Warren has been so outspoken of late on the subject of how horrible Donald Trump would be as president.

Meet the Trump of Ancient Rome, a Populist Demagogue Who Helped Bring Down the Republic

Philip Freeman | Posted 04.12.2016 | World
Philip Freeman

The roots of populism stretch back to the beginning of the end of the Roman Republic. The man who ultimately brought down the system was a wealthy and ambitious nobleman named Publius Clodius Pulcher, a populist demagogue who refused to play by the rules. The more audacious his behavior, the more the public loved him for it. The ruling classes stood by dazed and helpless as control of the state they had run for centuries slipped from their hands.

Populism Isn't Going to Go Away

Chris Weigant | Posted 03.28.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Democratic populism seems to be growing. If Sanders falls short this time around, the next time a populist runs, they may actually succeed. Bernie has already gone a long way towards transforming the Democratic Party into a much more people-centered party.

The Emerging Populist-Neoliberal Political Realignment

Brian Hawkins | Posted 03.17.2016 | Politics
Brian Hawkins

Donald Trump and Senator Bernie Sanders' emergence into the political scene has potentially irreversibly altered the political landscape as we know it. Both candidates represent a form of their respective party's ideological populism taken to their logical extreme.

UFO Alert! Trump Is an Alien!

Paul Boorstin | Posted 03.16.2016 | Politics
Paul Boorstin

Do I believe in UFOs? That's not the point. I was drowning in Trump mania and decided to escape to the more benign craziness of believers in aliens from outer space.

Sanders Versus Trump, Revisited

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.13.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Bernie Sanders versus Donald Trump in the general election? How preposterous an idea! Of course, when writing one of these articles a good rule of thumb is to always point out how speculative the concept all is, which I dutifully did.

Why Trump Is Beating other Republican Candidates

John A. Tures | Posted 12.11.2015 | Politics
John A. Tures

Right now, plenty of Republicans are pretty vexed about Donald Trump. They can't figure him out, and why he's beating them. But it's actually quite simple. He's not one of them.

Prediction: Trump vs Sanders in 2016

Judy Frankel | Posted 10.05.2015 | Entertainment
Judy Frankel

Spoiler alert! If Republicans were given the choice of Trump or "other," most Republicans would vote "other." However, because our election system is "first past the post" (FPTP), the winner takes all.

Trump and the Meaning of Egoism

Peter Schwartz | Posted 09.28.2015 | Entertainment
Peter Schwartz

Something becomes true for him only when others believe that it's true. That is not the mark of a self-confident, self-respecting individual. Donald Trump may well be described as a narcissist, a braggart or a windbag. But an egoist? Definitely not.

Biden Speculation

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.24.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Joe Biden certainly has got the media talking. All it really took was one leak to Maureen Dowd and a meeting with Senator Elizabeth Warren, and he's now seriously considering it. But a Biden candidacy bears political examination beyond the simple question of "Will he or won't he run?"

Sanders Versus Trump Would Be Fun

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.19.2015 | Media
Chris Weigant

America would, for once, get two candidates who refused to put on their party's usual muzzle.

Populism Rises -- And the 'Center' Strikes Back

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 03.14.2015 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

President Obama and other "centrists" largely managed to contain his party's populist wing throughout his first term. But the rise of Sen. Elizabeth Warren and her allies has emboldened what is now sometimes called the party's "Warren wing," as more and more Democrats sign on to the progressive populist agenda.

What to Expect From the 114th Congress

Chris Weigant | Posted 03.09.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Personally, I'm not holding my breath waiting for rousing choruses of "Kumbaya" to be echoing through the Capitol any time soon.

Unleashing the Democratic Tsunami in 2016

Mike Lux | Posted 01.06.2015 | Politics
Mike Lux

We can't go into the 2016 cycle thinking that Republican arrogance and demographics alone will save us. We have to have a strategy that simultaneously fires up our base and appeals to middle- and working-class swing voters.

Build a 21st Century Economy? GOP Stalls Even the Highway Bill.

Roger Hickey | Posted 09.12.2014 | Politics
Roger Hickey

Conservatives have blocked every significant plan for investing in jobs and growth since the stimulus. They claim they have an alternative, but their program has so damaged the recovery it deserves to be called what it is: economic sabotage.

Ryan Grim

Michele Bachmann Has A Strong Opinion About Elizabeth Warren

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 06.13.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) doesn't think Republican populists have much to fear from the rival brand being peddled by Sen. Elizabet...

Elizabeth Warren Changes the Conversation

Mike Lux | Posted 07.02.2014 | Politics
Mike Lux

This is our moment to light a fire under Democrats and change the dynamic from us being in a defensive crouch, whining because our voters are unmotivated to turn out and vote, to going on offense and taking it to the Republicans and their billionaire, big-business buddies.

Hanged For A Lamb

Robert Kuttner | Posted 05.09.2014 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

To the extent that the Obama budget is intended as a "campaign blueprint" -- to signal to working families that Obama cares about them and to force the Republicans to cast difficult votes -- it is a very small step in the right direction. But it probably will sway a few voters, because it doesn't make enough of a difference. Obama is being branded a populist by the establishment press and irresponsible by Republicans for what is really a very tame program. He should at least earn these adjectives and get the public's attention. As it is, he might as well be hanged for a sheep. He might as well come out for policies that would make a real difference. That would actually be worthy of the terms "populist" and "campaign blueprint."

Bill de Blasio Lifts the Left

Brent Budowsky | Posted 04.15.2014 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

Bill de Blasio has lifted the left and is a man to watch in 2014. I have a hunch that the next Democratic nominee for president will be watching him closely, too.

Pope Francis: 2013 Politician of the Year

Bob Burnett | Posted 02.26.2014 | Religion
Bob Burnett

In 2013 there was a resurgence of populism in the U.S., with the enormous popularity of Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren and the victory of Bill de Blasio in the New York mayor's race. And populists gained a powerful ally in Pope Francis.

The Populist Temptation: Will Latin America Escape Its Past?

Nathan Gardels | Posted 06.01.2013 | World
Nathan Gardels

Though the interventionist role of the military has mostly disappeared across Latin America today, the temptation of populist politics remains. Indeed, today, the temptation is greater than ever as democracy joins with a politically active middle class.