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Say What? Benghazi, AP, and IRS Are "Failures" of "Progressive Government", Says GOP Strategist

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 05.17.2013 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

Say what? "Benghazi. The IRS. AP phone records. The failures for which Barack Obama will be remembered are not just those of one man or one administr...

Reclaiming the Conversation on Education

Alan Singer | Posted 07.10.2013 | Politics
Alan Singer

The problem at meetings such as Reclaiming the Conversation on Education conference is that they tend to be "anti" meetings that do not present a clear alternative agenda defining what participants believe is the role public education should play in a democratic society.

Paul Ryan: Progressivism Is 'Arrogant And Condescending'

The Huffington Post | Preston Maddock | Posted 05.09.2013 | Politics

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) belittled progressives during a speech at the conservative American Enterprise Institute on Wednesday. “Progressivism is ...

Max Baucus, the Senator from K Street -- A Poster Boy for Campaign Finance Reform

Pearl Korn | Posted 07.08.2013 | Politics
Pearl Korn

He has served his paymasters year in and year out in his long Senate career, leaving little doubt in anyone's mind as to whom he really represents -- his nickname is the "Senator from K Street," and he alone carries that distinction.

Beyond The Comments: One HuffPoster's Redeeming Story of Her Tumultuous Past

Jessica Joseph | Posted 07.02.2013 | Religion
Jessica Joseph

Instead, I had a knock down, screaming match with "Whoever the hell is up there!" I laid out my case, my fears, my doubts and I demanded an answer!

The Stubborn Insistence That the Common Core Is NOT a Curriculum

Shaun Johnson | Posted 06.25.2013 | Politics
Shaun Johnson

We can call the CCSS the Common Core State Benchmarks, Guidelines, Requirements, or Ensigns for all I care. But this does not eliminate the fundamental truth that the CCSS is a curriculum. And like many iterations of curriculum, it is sullied by the ideologies and personal ambitions of its architects.

California Democratic Party Disses Fracking, Still Loves Money

Wendy Block | Posted 06.23.2013 | Politics
Wendy Block

It's heartbreakingly clear that the Democrats won't act courageously. But a number of non-partisan outside groups will.

Can the Left and Right Unite to Fight the "Cat Food Diet"?

Martin Berg | Posted 06.23.2013 | Politics
Martin Berg

The Democratic base will face its own challenges. Is it prepared to fight the president and Democratic leadership that not so long ago it worked so hard to elect, and has defended so vociferously, despite growing income inequality and continuing high unemployment?

National Parks Should Take the Lead on America's Other Best Idea: Clean Public Water

Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva | Posted 06.23.2013 | Green
Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva

Bottled water creates a great deal of waste, both in the production stream and as physical garbage. It has no place in our national parks. Unfortunately, bottled water interests -- especially Coke -- disagree.

The Philosophical War Between Democrats And Republicans

Eric Zuesse | Posted 06.15.2013 | Politics
Eric Zuesse

Several recent news reports at huffingtonpost highlight the wide and unbridgeable gulf between the values respectively of Republicans and Democrats - ...

Why Cutting Social Security Benefits Is Such a Big Deal

Rep. Keith Ellison | Posted 06.15.2013 | Politics
Rep. Keith Ellison

This is real money to seniors who are already struggling. Democrats should not propose policies that hurt middle class families in the hope that Republicans will suddenly cooperate in solving our budget challenges.

A Tale of Two Constituencies

Mike Lux | Posted 06.12.2013 | Politics
Mike Lux

Public opinion matters a great deal in the American system of government, just as it does in any democracy. But it sure isn't the only thing that matters, as the following true story demonstrates. It's what I call A Tale of Two Constituencies.

Robert Reich's Petition to President Obama: Don't Hurt Seniors With a Chained CPI Benefit Cut to Social Security

Pearl Korn | Posted 06.09.2013 | Politics
Pearl Korn

This is absolutely not the legacy Mr. Obama wants to leave behind, should this measure go through

Ashley Judd, Please Reconsider!

Dr. Maya Rockeymoore | Posted 05.28.2013 | Politics
Dr. Maya Rockeymoore

Before she decides to completely give up a career in public service, here are five things that Ashley Judd should know.

Is Global Warming Hot Air?

Sunil Sharan | Posted 05.28.2013 | Green
Sunil Sharan

The endless tug of war confuses the common man, who has worries more immediate than climate change. He would like to know, once and for all, if global warming is deadly. To wit, are we are done for, or are some people just blowing hot air?

Ryan Blueprint Would Wipe Out Decades of Progress

Rep. Keith Ellison | Posted 05.22.2013 | Politics
Rep. Keith Ellison

All we've heard from Republicans is the same exhausted line about cutting everything in sight, retrenching, reining in the American dream, and foreclosing on any positive government role in our nation's future. It's time for jobs to be the priority for Washington that it already is for the American people.

Liberals Turn Tables On GOP Issues

The Washington Post | Greg Sargent | Posted 03.21.2013 | Politics

You’ve often heard Republicans talk about organizing campaigns around the vaunted “guns, God, and gays” formulation long beloved by GOP strategi...

Paul Ryan Disses 'The Help' Again

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.18.2013 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

The American people don't serve Paul Ryan. They're not "The Help." He's "The Help." And right now, by demanding austerity that Americans already rejected, Paul Ryan is back-talking the boss. It's insolent, insubordinate and disrespectful.

Why Was It Called 'Progressive Education'?

E. D. Hirsch, Jr. | Posted 05.13.2013 | Politics
E. D. Hirsch, Jr.

Readers of the Huffington Post should not continue to be misled by the accidental lexical residues of the word "progressive" from a rather bizarre moment in European and American intellectual history. Intellectual history may not be very jazzy, but whoever ignores it will be tyrannized by it.

Progressives vs. Conservatives: The War over Catholic Doctrine

Phillip Martin | Posted 05.12.2013 | Religion
Phillip Martin

Whoever succeeds Pope Benedict faces challenges that will impact Catholics everywhere, but will the choice have any impact on Catholic doctrine, which many believe is suspended somewhere between the Council of Trent counter-reformation and Vatican II.

The Government Whisperer

Steve Bhaerman | Posted 05.08.2013 | Politics
Steve Bhaerman

After watching Cesar Millan in action for a month or so, it hit me. What America needs is a "government whisperer." As I look at our toxically dysfunctional system of governance, I see a wild, out-of-control, confused beast who acts as if it is the master.

Dave Jamieson

House Dems Push For Sequester Repeal | Dave Jamieson | Posted 02.28.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With automatic budget cuts set to kick in Friday, a group of progressive Democrats in the House has launched a late-game bid to repeal t...

The Mission of Government

Mike Lux | Posted 04.30.2013 | Politics
Mike Lux

Right wing forces in this country are obsessed with the size of government, but the fundamental debate we should be having is not the size of government but what the goal of government should be: What should government's central mission be?

You Might Not Be a Progressive If...

Dennis Danziger | Posted 04.29.2013 | Politics
Dennis Danziger

I sense the word "progressive" gives coverage to a lot of people who are more conservative than they claim to be.

The Best Minds of Our Generation, and Keeping Them Alive

Tanene Allison | Posted 04.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Tanene Allison

"I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness ... Visions! omens! hallucinations! miracles! ecstasies! gone down the American river! ......