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The Winner of the Opportunity vs. Fairness Debate Is...

Sheri and Allan Rivlin | Posted 05.03.2012 | Politics
Sheri and Allan Rivlin

The important take away here is that this is a false choice. The NBC News /Wall Street Journal survey makes it clear that the strongest Democratic message links fairness, and middle class opportunity.

Jennifer Bendery

White House Leans On Social Media For State Of The Union

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 01.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Days ahead of President Barack Obama's State of the Union address, the White House on Friday unveiled a new web video and blog post mapp...

Jennifer Bendery

Obama To Channel Teddy Roosevelt In State Of The Union Address

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 01.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When he steps before a bicameral gathering of Congress next Tuesday night to deliver his fourth State of the Union Address, President Ba...

Jon Ward

Rick Perry's Clumsy Populist Attack On Mitt Romney

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 12.19.2011 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa -- Rick Perry's swipe at Mitt Romney's private equity career Saturday was delivered with the precision of a mallet. Perry lumped toge...

Friday Talking Points -- More Tea, Anyone?

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.05.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

With the conclusion of the debt ceiling "crisis," the media pivoted swiftly to their standard larger questions (to them, at any rate) about any politi...

Modern Monetary Theory: The Last Progressive Left Standing

Warren Mosler | Posted 08.13.2011 | Business
Warren Mosler

The headline progressives are in full retreat. They have found out the hard way that their bleeding heart pleadings -- 'yes, the financial markets might destroy us, but how can we cut this or that worthy cause' -- don't cut it.

Realizing the Shared Vision Is Up to Us

Christine Pelosi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Christine Pelosi

I'm excited by the new venture: as long as HuffPost and AOL's shared vision imagines creative contrarian content, this site will flourish. But that will depend as much on the community as it does the leadership.

Michele Bachmann's Brilliant Move

Brent Budowsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

Michele Bachmann's idea of giving a second Republican reply to the State of the Union was politically brilliant. Democrats, progressives and real populists would be well-advised to understand why.

Exclusive Interview With Populist Caucus Chairman Bruce Braley

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Bruce Braley's campaign was an interesting one, because rather than try to distance himself from his own party or from what Democrats have accomplished in the past few years, Braley instead embraced his own record.

Are Progressives Fiddling While Rome Burns?

Cynthia Boaz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cynthia Boaz

If fall of 2008 was "silly season", then what does that make this election cycle? We are in a critical moment (yes, I know someone says that every ...

Sarah Palin, My Sarah Palin?

Joanne Bamberger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joanne Bamberger

We need a Democratic woman who somehow finds a way to resonate with people in the way that Palin does, and in the way that Bill Clinton and George W. Bush did for their respective fans.

The F Word: Accepting Defeat in Iraq

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

Better we come to grips with defeat than concede that a lawless operation in some way won and made the U.S. stronger. It didn't.

We Are the Power Base

Kenneth Kales | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Kenneth Kales

We, the people, have been far too trusting in delegating our society's equities to those at the top rung. Instead, what is needed now is a return of power to the people.

Will Rogers: Tribute to a Political Hero at the 75th Anniversary of His Death

Greg Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Greg Mitchell

Rogers was the nation's most influential political commentator, and his views on the economy, FDR and the need for bold action are particularly interesting in the Obama era.

What's at Stake in the Golden State? Corporate Cash vs. Progressive Populism

Christine Pelosi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

Nothing less than the biggest statehouse, the biggest Senate seat, and the future presidency of America is at stake here in the Golden State.

Before And After Obama's Speech, With Populist Caucus Chair Bruce Braley

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The news from the White House for the past week, post-Massachusetts and pre-State-Of-The-Union, has had a decidedly Populist bent to it. So, when thi...

Taking Tea Partiers Seriously

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

There has been an interesting alignment which has slowly happened over the past year, between two groups not normally in agreement -- inside-the-Beltw...

Friday Talking Points [108] -- Obama's Pivotal Week

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Since Democrats are taking some time to figure out what to do next, we shall do the same here, and skip over the entire health care reform subject, after highlighting two hilarious commentaries on the situation.

The "Let Obama Be Obama" Moment

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

It's about time to start fighting for the little guy and against the fat cats. It's about time to start fighting, when it comes right down to it.

Ride the Populist Wave: Restore Glass-Steagall!

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Populism is not so much a political stance (as "conservatism" is, for instance) as it is a political tactic. Meaning it can be used equally well by either side of our current American political divide.

Populism Is Not A Style

Jim Hightower | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Hightower

Everyone's a populist now -- Limbaugh, Palin, Beck -- pretty much anyone claiming to speak for the people. But those people are to populism what near beer is to beer, only not as close.

Obama Declares Himself President-For-Life (No Fooling!)

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

"I am ashamed at getting my stimulus bill passed so quickly. Republicans, those masters of bipartisanship, offered their sincere efforts to delay this bill for months and, I admit, I ignored them."

How Will Obama Enrage The Left?

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Obama is going to do something to absolutely enrage leftists, progressives, and the few remaining Americans who actually call themselves liberals; and, furthermore, he's going to do it within his first 100 days in office.

A Response To Rep. Elijah Cummings

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The loopholes which allow such corporate excess were not exactly handed down to Moses on tablets -- each and every loophole was approved by Congress.

Obama, Bill Clinton and the Media "Center"

Norman Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Norman Solomon

The fog of memory and the spin of media are teaming up to explain that Obama must hew to "the center" if he knows what's good for his presidency.