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Why Progressives Are Cautiously Optimistic About Hillary Clinton

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 08.22.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Courting Republicans turned off by Donald Trump is an increasingly prominent part of Hillary Clinton’s general election strategy. Tha...

Friday Talking Points -- A Warning For Complacent Democrats

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.05.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Will Michelle Obama follow in Hillary's footsteps and eventually run for the Senate in Illinois? We certainly hope so.

Jill Stein: The Liberal Pseudo-Scientific Demagogue

Anhvinh Doanvo | Posted 08.03.2016 | Politics
Anhvinh Doanvo

Despite her medical education, Stein has chosen to go down the mendacious road of identity politics.

Evidence That Tim Kaine Is More Progressive Than Bernie Sanders

John A. Tures | Posted 07.28.2016 | Politics
John A. Tures

Kaine may be considered a centrist in the media, which could help him woo moderates, independents and liberal Republicans. But if you look at the ACU's voting record, and that of the ADA, his strongest appeal should be to progressives who backed Sanders.

Remembering Neery: Maverick Armenian-American Art Figure Passes Away

Christopher Atamian | Posted 07.25.2016 | Arts
Christopher Atamian

The curator and social activist Neery Melkonian passed away on July 2nd after a long and painful bout with pancreatic cancer. The world is a poorer pl...

Uncomfortable Themes Make For Relevant Revival Are WE at the Cabaret?

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 07.24.2016 | Entertainment
Charles Karel Bouley

Harrison, Goss and the Kit Kat Girls in Cabaret. Photos courtesy of Pantages Theatre By Karel Charles Karel Bouley I was uncomfortable leaving ...

No, Most Younger People Aren't Embracing Socialism

John A. Tures | Posted 07.07.2016 | Politics
John A. Tures

Bill Maher, the host of Politically Incorrect, recently claimed that a large number of younger people like socialism, a theme echoed by the magazine F...

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?

Progressive Icon Zephyr Teachout Wins Democratic Primary In New York

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 06.28.2016 | Politics

Zephyr Teachout on Tuesday breezed to victory in the Democratic primary for New York's 19th Congressional District, setting the stage for a November f...

Trump. Orlando. Leave EU. MP Murdered: We Need More Love In Politics Today

Nick Seneca Jankel | Posted 06.23.2016 | Politics
Nick Seneca Jankel

My two beloved homes - the United States and United Kingdom - are enflamed with pain and rage, resulting in shocking murders in Orlando, US and Yorkshire, UK that betray a deep lack of unity in our nations.

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.

Beck Headlines As The Coachella Of Politics Politicon Comes to Pasadena

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 05.31.2016 | Politics
Charles Karel Bouley

Two weeks ago, when I interviewed Politicon, The Unconventional Political Convention founder Simon Sidi things were different: mainly, Trump had not s...

Progressive Hinduism: A Contradiction in Terms?

Murali Balaji | Posted 05.09.2016 | Religion
Murali Balaji

The following is a speech I gave May 7 at the Princeton University Hindu student commencement. I am especially grateful to the Hindu students at Princ...

Hillary Clinton Is A Progressive Democrat, Despite What You May Have Heard

The Huffington Post | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 05.08.2016 | Politics

Bernie Sanders has said that Hillary Clinton is not a “true progressive” and many of his supporters seem to agree. It’s one reason that Sanders ...

Friday Talking Points -- Lucifer or a Joe McCarthy-Dracula Love Child?

Chris Weigant | Posted 04.29.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Boy, it isn't every day you get to write a headline like that! But those are the kinds of feelings Ted Cruz seems to bring out in everyone -- left, right, and center.

Lighting in a Bottle 2016

Kyriaki Chonacas | Posted 04.28.2016 | Arts
Kyriaki Chonacas

What's everyone going to do now that Coachella is over and we are desperately four long months away from Burning Man? Make a trip or two to Europe? ...

Clinton Won Big Tuesday Night. But Sanders Has Won Something Too.

The Huffington Post | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 04.27.2016 | Politics

Hillary Clinton is virtually certain to be the Democratic Party’s nominee for president. That was true before Tuesday night’s big wins in the Nort...

Calling Tomorrow's Primary Races

Chris Weigant | Posted 04.25.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The nation's smallest state will vote tomorrow night. Not a whole lot of polling exists here, but it's pretty clear on the Republican side. Donald Trump will sail to victory here, with a huge margin. John Kasich looks to take second, with Cruz far behind.

Courageous Conversation: Jay Blotcher

Derrick De Lise | Posted 04.21.2016 | Queer Voices
Derrick De Lise

I recently had the opportunity to have tea and a chat with Jay Blotcher, the illustrious writer, activist, and publicist.

Friday Talking Points -- Fighting or Following?

Chris Weigant | Posted 04.15.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Ryan's got enough problems right now as it is, since he hasn't really gotten anything done in the House this year. Just like John Boehner before him, the Tea Party extremist faction is holding everything hostage and gumming up the works.

The Obsession With Bernie Sanders and Transhumanism Says a Lot

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 04.04.2016 | Politics
Zoltan Istvan

As I keep my finger on the pulse of the transhumanism movement, it's easy to tell across the hundreds of Facebook, Google+, and other social media communities that Sanders is a cherished figure.

Three Magic Words: "Have a Heart."

Rep. Alan Grayson | Posted 03.21.2016 | HuffPost Home
Rep. Alan Grayson

One of the nice things about being a human being is that when you have a problem, you can appeal for help, and you'll often get it. People actually want to help people. (Unlike chimps, who have a very nasty attitude.)

Republicans Will Not Learn Much From This Election

Chris Weigant | Posted 03.16.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Although at the present time it's kind of hard to believe, there is a faction of the Republican Party which looks towards the future and sees some very problematic demographic shifts awaiting it.

Will The Adults On The Left Please Stand Up?

Kelly Wilz | Posted 02.23.2016 | Politics
Kelly Wilz

I write this not to defend Killer Mike. Or Sanders' comments on Killer Mike's comments. Or Gloria Steinem's comments. Or Madeleine Albright's. I write this because I'm seeing people whom I admire and respect engaging in behavior that isn't tolerated in pre-school.

Change and the Spiritual Left

William Horden | Posted 02.22.2016 | GPS for the Soul
William Horden

Encountering change is not dissimilar to staring wide-eyed into a gale-force wind. It is seldom comfortable, causing as it does the stress of uncertainty and insecurity. It can blur our vision, causing us to see things that aren't there even as it causes us to miss things that are.