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Bernie to Bill: Go Gentle into that Good Night!

David Edmund Moody | Posted 02.09.2016 | Politics
David Edmund Moody

Dear Bill, As a fellow Democrat, I have found much to admire in you over the course of many years. At the same time, your behavior has at times caus...

Meet The Only U.S. Presidential Candidate Promising Immortality

Fusion | Farah_Mohamed | Posted 02.08.2016 | World

This is Episode 5 of Real Future, Fusion’s new documentary series about technology and society. Previous episodes available at ...

Inside Hillary's Head

David Edmund Moody | Posted 02.05.2016 | Politics
David Edmund Moody

After watching Hillary Clinton debate Bernie Sanders one more time, we must sooner or later ask ourselves, what is actually going on in this woman's head? At a strictly intellectual level, she is polished and knowledgeable, highly skilled in the art of articulating policy positions. The transcript of her remarks must be impressive.

I Despise Hillary Clinton, And It Has Nothing To Do With Her Gender

Isaac Saul | Posted 02.04.2016 | Politics
Isaac Saul

Labeling all of "us" a sexist mob like our beef with Hillary has to do more with her being a woman than our general fears about another moderate, left of center, establishment democrat in office isn't just unfair, it's a blinders-on-generalization to defend a flawed candidate.

Where Presidential Candidates Stand on Supporting Families

Christopher A. Brown | Posted 02.03.2016 | Politics
Christopher A. Brown

With the focus during this presidential race on Obamacare, immigration reform, terrorism, and the economy, it's not surprising that the leading Republican and Democratic candidates have had little to say about what they would do to support strong families.

The Iowa Homestretch

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.25.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

At this point, both races are so close in Iowa that nobody really knows what will happen next Monday night. Will the polls turn out to be correct? Nobody knows. Will enthusiasm trump (pun intended) longtime voter turnout?

Blame John McCain for Donald Trump

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.20.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

I blame John McCain more than anyone else for the fact that Donald Trump is the clear frontrunner of the Republican pack right now. McCain's pick of Palin as running mate truly set the stage for where the GOP finds itself now.

Let's Cut to the Chase: Sanders vs. Trump

David Edmund Moody | Posted 01.20.2016 | Politics
David Edmund Moody

So hold onto your horses. It's going to be a wild ride from here until November. But in the process, the whole psychology of the 2016 voting public will be exposed, and the opportunity for fundamental change will be up for grabs.

Chris Christie's Shameless School Lunch Pandering

Bettina Elias Siegel | Posted 01.19.2016 | Politics
Bettina Elias Siegel

Apparently, caring about kids' health is another position that just won't fly in an election year.

Why I, a Liberal Democrat, Would Rather Vote for Donald Trump than Hillary Clinton

Armand Wolf | Posted 01.19.2016 | Teen
Armand Wolf

The stage is set for 2016. From the Republican side, the likely contender for the nomination is Donald Trump. Trump really embodies Republican ideals,...

Under Pressure, Scholastic Recalls Racist Children's Book

The Zinn Education Project | Posted 02.03.2016 | Books
The Zinn Education Project

The protests over A Birthday Cake for George Washington are part of a longer and larger campaign for children to learn the truth about history and the world today.

America's Foreign Policy Test: Managing Our Allies

Justin Constantine | Posted 01.15.2016 | Politics
Justin Constantine

When it comes to foreign policy, politicians love to talk about our enemies. But the real test for America on the world stage is not our enemies, it's our allies. And the biggest challenge we face right now is how we handle a crucial one: Saudi Arabia.

With a Supreme Court Shuffle, Same-Sex Marriage Could Come Under Threat

David Herzig | Posted 01.13.2016 | Politics
David Herzig

If there is a President Rubio or Cruz, then the right of same-sex couples to marry and the new right of equal dignity might not survive. Comments by presidential candidates about issues like same-sex marriage should be taken very seriously and not summarily dismissed.

How To Talk To Your Kids About Donald Trump

David Lesser | Posted 01.13.2016 | Parents
David Lesser

The question can come in many forms: "Who is Donald Trump? Why is he so popular? What is on his head? Is it alive? For real dad, what is that?" You should answer honestly and directly: "That is Donald Trump's hair. It's weird and gross, but it is actually the least gross thing about him."

In Final State of the Union, Obama Answers Critics, Forges Vision | Posted 01.13.2016 | Black Voices

Over the past seven years, many have bashed this President for not being strong enough, for not exercising enough force, and for not bringing our economy back. Last night the President graciously answered all the critics.

Why We Should Abolish the Electoral College

Tyler Lewis | Posted 01.21.2016 | College
Tyler Lewis

Voting for President of the United States Come this November, many of us Americans will journey to our specified polling place to cast a vote for t...

The California Political Model

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 01.09.2016 | Los Angeles
Hoyt Hilsman

Compare the example of California's reformed political system with the dysfunction in Washington and in many other states. California demonstrates that total victory over the opposing political party or ideology is not only unrealistic, but it is undesirable.

Ted Cruz and the Question of 'Natural Born' Citizenship

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 01.08.2016 | Politics
Megan Smolenyak

Given the ever-increasing mobility and interaction of people of all nationalities, the odds of even more perplexing scenarios will only multiply in the future, so wouldn't it be a good idea to clarify once and for all the meaning of "natural born citizen"?

Bernie Sanders Hints Elizabeth Warren as Vice President

Wade Norris | Posted 01.08.2016 | Denver
Wade Norris

Recently on the Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore, Bernie Sanders was interviewed by Wilmore, alongside Grace Parra and Jordan Carlos. The interview wa...

America Has Come A Long Way Since The First Presidential Election

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 01.07.2016 | Politics

The first presidential election in the United States was held about 227 years ago. It was a January, and a few months prior, the leaders of our newly...

On January 20, 2017 Bernie Sanders Will Be Sworn In as America's 45th President

H. A. Goodman | Posted 01.04.2016 | Politics
H. A. Goodman

Bernie Sanders will become president, and I explain that while people evolve, nobody changes positions on key issues more than Clinton. Between Clinton and Trump, Americans have a Democrat funded by prison lobbyists and a billionaire populist who once identified more with Democrats than Republicans.

The Vision Of George H.W. Bush

Richard North Patterson | Posted 12.29.2015 | Politics
Richard North Patterson

It is often said that a man's character is his fate. But the presidency magnifies character far beyond the man himself. For four years, George Bush's character was America's fate. This good man was our good fortune.

Vladimir Putin Goes Shirtless Again For New 2016 Calendar

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 12.26.2015 | Weird News

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My 2015 'McLaughlin Awards' [Part 2]

Chris Weigant | Posted 12.24.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Let's get on with the remaining 2016 best and worst awards. One warning: it's a very long column, so we encourage readers to pace themselves.

To Donald Trump, From 'A Black'

Evan de Lara | Posted 12.22.2015 | Black Voices
Evan de Lara

Never did a person say that Nixon ruined every other white man's chance at presidency, because white people are defined by characteristics other than their race. When you look at President Obama, when you look at people like me, Mr. Trump, do you only see a black face?