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My Father's Death Taught Me About Anti-Muslim Sentiment in America

Nida Khan | Posted 12.01.2015 | Politics
Nida Khan

As my family and I dealt with the immense sudden loss of a loved one, it became apparent just how much disregard was given to my father's life and well-being. The Bordentown Township police department would not return phone calls as we searched for clarity as to what exactly happened.

The Curious Politics of Global Warming and Nuclear Power

Charles B. Strozier | Posted 11.30.2015 | Green
Charles B. Strozier

Democratic and Republican presidential contenders have failed to clarify their own ideas about the future of nuclear power within our energy mix, and the time is ripe for a meaningful public conversation.

Don't Let Fear Lead Us to Repeat the Mistakes of Guantanamo!

Peter Jan Honigsberg | Posted 11.28.2015 | Politics
Peter Jan Honigsberg

As we face a terrorist threat from a new source, now is the time for the American people to remind both President Obama and all the candidates for the next election to reject Guantanamo as an answer. The politicians must not revert to a process that went terribly wrong by again sending terrorists and alleged terrorists to Guantanamo.

Since When Did Scapegoating And Taking Revenge Become American And Christian Principles?

David Mochel | Posted 11.27.2015 | Religion
David Mochel

I am tired of letting the loudest among us be those who call for un-American behavior in the name of patriotism. I am tired of letting the dialogue be monopolized by those who pass off prejudice as faith. Compassion matters. Dignity matters. Standing for something worthwhile is rarely easy.

For Bernie Sanders: A Practical Plan for Free College Education That Can Work Now!

Bernard Starr | Posted 11.25.2015 | Politics
Bernard Starr

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders proposes free tuition at public colleges and universities in his "College for All Act." Who wouldn...

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.

Ben Carson's Secret Weapon

Sonya Hamlin | Posted 11.23.2015 | Politics
Sonya Hamlin

How has Ben Carson been so successful? Because he has a secret weapon that affects the public subconsciously in such a way that it convinces them he is a truly powerful, thoughtful, problem-solving leader

What It's Like To Be A Data Scientist On A Presidential Campaign

Quora | Posted 11.19.2015 | Politics

What is it like doing data science for a presidential campaign? originally appeared on Quora: The best answer to any question. Answer by Luke Riley...

Clinton Campaign Defends 9/11 Remark By Pointing To 9/11

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 11.16.2015 | Politics

Hillary Clinton incited a broad backlash during the most recent Democratic presidential debate by suggesting that her popularity among Wall Street do...

Hillary Clinton Touted Fracking Across the Globe, and Only Bernie Sanders Can Be Trusted to Save Us From It

Michael Sainato | Posted 11.16.2015 | Politics
Michael Sainato

Hillary Clinton has yet to address the issue of fracking during her campaign. She recently vocalized her opposition to Keystone XL and Arctic drilling, but only when it was deemed politically favorable to say so.

Heigh Ho, Heigh Ho - It's Off To The White House We Go!

Tamara Jacobs | Posted 11.12.2015 | Politics
Tamara Jacobs

People who tuned into this week's debate were treated to a different kind of entertainment program -- Fox Business Network's version of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

Appealing To Black Women Should Be A Top Priority For Presidential Candidates

Keisha N. Blain | Posted 11.12.2015 | Politics
Keisha N. Blain

Despite their influence at the polls, black women's concerns are undervalued in contemporary political campaigns. Few presidential candidates have been vocal about black women's vulnerability to state-sanctioned violence. Candidates who ignore black women voters do so at their own peril.

Immigration Rx for Women: Maximum Strength

Fiona Citkin, Ph.D. | Posted 11.20.2015 | World
Fiona Citkin, Ph.D.

The lessons that successful immigrant women communicate: bring your ambition and talent to the US, the right place to seek success--but remember to follow in the footsteps of role model achievers, adopting the daily use of immigration Rx.

God, Protect America From the Economic Ignorance of the Republicans!

Georges Ugeux | Posted 11.10.2015 | Politics
Georges Ugeux

It is symptomatic that the debate cannot build a consensus between Republicans on any of these economic issues. On the key issues I have not found any agreement on tax rates, immigration, indebtedness, regulation, job creation, international trade, the Federal Reserve or the IRS.

Republican Pre-Debate Excuses for Why The Fox Business Network Debate Was a Fiasco

Spencer Green | Posted 11.10.2015 | Comedy
Spencer Green

Candidates repeatedly got lost in Maria Bartiromo's eyes. You know--the media. Am I right? Huh? Who's with me? Unfair questions pertaining to business, economy, jobs, taxes, trade, Wall Street, median wages, oil prices, retail sales, Social Security.

Notes From a Dive Bar XXXXV - Trumped

Alan Black | Posted 11.05.2015 | San Francisco
Alan Black

On the box, Trump looks like he is having a good time ranting and raving. Talking about The Deal.

Fusion Enlists NYU And Parsons Students To Try And Disrupt Election Coverage

The Huffington Post | Michael Calderone | Posted 11.05.2015 | Media

NEW YORK -- Critics have long diagnosed what's wrong with election coverage. Too much politics and too little policy. Pack journalism on the campaign...

The Billion-dollar Border War: Why Walls and Drones Are Bogus

Regina Clemente | Posted 11.04.2015 | Politics
Regina Clemente

In the new short documentary Border Inc., Brave New Films exposes how the last three decades of immigration politics in this country have created a massive payday for military contractors and wasted millions of taxpayer dollars in this business operation fueled by xenophobia and greed.

Priority Issues of the 2016 Presidential Election

Nake M. Kamrany | Posted 11.03.2015 | Politics
Nake M. Kamrany

The next president should note that it is vital for the U.S. government to reduce its reliance on military engagement as a solution to world concerns and instead focus its resources on tackling domestic problems such as our prison and justice system failures, immigration, and the burden of college debt.

The Bob & Chez Show Podcast: Hillary Clinton's Benghazi Testimony, Plus Ben Carson is Winning in Iowa Somehow

Bob Cesca | Posted 11.02.2015 | Politics
Bob Cesca

Today's topics include Blogger Charles Johnson Joins Us to Discuss Benghazi, Chuck C. Johnson and Dan Rather; Hillary Clinton Testifies at Trey Gowdy's Ridiculous Benghazi Committee; Fox and Friends Blames Hillary for the Hearings; and Debunking the Benghazi Myths.

An Open Letter to Our Next President

Tyler Lewis | Posted 11.02.2015 | College
Tyler Lewis

We need a president who is respected by Republicans, Democrats, Independents and everyone in between. Someone who might have a D or an R after their name, but doesn't let that compromise their ability to do what's best for the American people.

Bernie Sanders Will Defeat A 'Moderate' Hillary Clinton

H. A. Goodman | Posted 11.02.2015 | Politics
H. A. Goodman

Democrats place their value system above a warped sense of pragmatism, ignoring ongoing FBI investigations and endless controversy, Bernie Sanders will easily defeat Hillary Clinton. The polls used to define pragmatism in 2016 already have Sanders winning a general election.

Clinton, Steinem And 'Running As A Woman'

The Cut | Posted 10.29.2015 | Women
The Cut

(Photo: Corbis, Getty Images) By Ann Friedman If you've been paying any attention to Hillary Clinton's campaign, you're aware that she is "ru...

Fighting Corruption With Comics

John Wellington Ennis | Posted 10.28.2015 | Politics
John Wellington Ennis

When this important issue finally got on the ballot as Issue One, Common Cause Ohio set out to make the issue more relatable to the public.

The Republican Tax Plans Are All Basically Insane

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 10.28.2015 | Politics

Republicans on debate night are all promising to slash taxes and unleash economic growth. Many of them, of course, haven't actually presented a speci...