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Philippine Economy and Elections: How Political Cycles Shape Emerging Markets

Richard Javad Heydarian | Posted 05.22.2015 | World
Richard Javad Heydarian

Soon, the Philippines will be engulfed by an election fever. And in promising emerging markets like the Philippines, electoral cycles are extremely crucial to shaping the short-to-medium term growth trajectory of the country.

Women's History Inspires an Invincible Attitude

Joan Wages | Posted 04.22.2015 | Women
Joan Wages

The fact is, Susan B. Anthony was a remarkable woman, and as February 15th was her birthday, it seems a good time to honor her lifetime of advocating for women's rights by sharing a bit about her in this week's post.

Parents of the United States, Unite!

Frida Berrigan | Posted 02.14.2014 | Parents
Frida Berrigan

Parents of the United States, unite! Organize for universal health care, accessible and high-quality education, and a robust social service network that helps people address and resolve problems in their lives before they get out of control. Do it for tomorrow's children.

Wilson the Worst

Jeff Taylor | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Jeff Taylor

Blessed with a fine education and considerable talent, Wilson generally used his powers for evil rather than good. It's fitting that Woodrow Wilson and Theodore Roosevelt won the Nobel Peace Prize, while true peacemakers of their generation, men like Tolstoy and Bryan, were snubbed.

The Last Show: Capital Steez

Marcel Hidalgo | Posted 02.27.2013 | Arts
Marcel Hidalgo

From the crowd's perspective, Capital Steez was on top of the world. So it's hard to make sense of what happened just 34 days after that night in November at SOB's. How could a 19-year-old promising star suddenly die?

Government Power in the Balance

D. Robert Worley | Posted 11.29.2012 | Politics
D. Robert Worley

When in office, Wilson carried out a policy blend of trust-busting and regulation and signed the Clayton Act (1914) strengthening anti-trust law. But what does all of this have to do with today?

BOTH SIDES: SCOTUS 'Hearts' POTUS on Health & Hispanics, But Confuses Metaphor With Reality on Personhood

HuffPost Radio | Posted 07.01.2012 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

2011-11-29-20111107bothsidesnow.jpgWas this week a political inflection point because of decisions on ACA, Arizona "papers please" and corporations as "people"?

Can India Move From Gilded Age to Progressive Era?

Madhavi Bhasin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Madhavi Bhasin

India has, in the past, overcome apocalyptic prognosis regarding its survival as a single democratic nation. Hopefully, the Asian elephant can now work its way out of its own Gilded Age.

Fighting Bob & Loathsome Joe

Paula Gordon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paula Gordon

Republicans are channelling Joe McCarthy for politics and profit. What if Joe McCarthy had never been Senator? It didn't have to happen. After all,...

Crashing the Gates of the Status Quo

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

If we succeed in winning health insurance reform we will have breached the gates of the status quo. We will demonstrate that fundamental change is possible.

Of California, Fairgrounds and Things I Can't Afford to Buy Given the Current Budget Situation

Rose Hayden-Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rose Hayden-Smith

Talk about selling fairgrounds? If we value the future of agriculture in California, this is not a dare any of us should be willing to take.

Obama and the Revival of Responsibility

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

Last night Barack Obama spoke to Americans as adults. He told America that responsibility for others is not just a stupid value for chumps -- but the definition of begin a grown-up.

The First Lesson of the Obama Victory: To Bring Fundamental Change You Have to Have More than a Campaign Organization, You Need a Movement

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

To win, Obama needed a movement. The same will be true in order to enact Obama's agenda for change in the months ahead.

Two Thoughts Must Obsess Every Progressive for the Next Six Days To Assure Victory on Tuesday

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

Undecided voters may very well break for John McCain and Sarah Palin. The other side will not go quietly. They will continue to smear. They will use every tool at their disposal.

Advice for Obama: Listen to Mark Twain

Sanford D. Horwitt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sanford D. Horwitt

The problem with the word "change" is that it's soft and vague -- and that's how too many blue collar and undecided voters perceive Obama.