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I'm Mad as Hell...

Adam Klugman | Posted 11.21.2011 | Politics
Adam Klugman

Mad as Hell is much more than screaming and disrupting, and it is never about rage or violence. It is about constructing a humane, creative response to the crisis of our world. It is a stand we take as individuals.

New Boston Tea Party Takes the Lowest Road

Andrew Reinbach | Posted 01.09.2012 | Politics
Andrew Reinbach

Any fair-minded American would find the sort of attacks routinely published on The New Boston Tea Party inexcusable -- the lowest sort of thing since Andrew Jackson's enemies called his mother a prostitute.

Now Is Our Time

Rep. Karen Bass | Posted 11.20.2011 | Politics
Rep. Karen Bass

All of us must engage in the fight to win our future. We know the House Republican Caucus is being strangled by the Tea Party and we know the President cannot win passage of this landmark set of ideas on his own. We must stand on his side of the line.

Jennifer Bendery

Obama Caters To Base By Taxing The Wealthy, But Entitlement Cuts Loom

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 11.19.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama is back in the good graces of progressives. For now. Hours after Obama delivered a fiery speech demanding that...

No One Likes to Be Guilt-Tripped

Patrick McDermott | Posted 11.15.2011 | DC
Patrick McDermott

I personally find it disgusting how much the U.S. emphasizes the tenets of death instead of the tenets of life throughout our policies. However, is shaming and guilting people really the best way to win them over?

Reform Congress - Save Ourselves

Daniel Hough Jones | Posted 11.13.2011 | Politics
Daniel Hough Jones

Thesis We live in a fragmented society. We are overwhelmed. Influtrol (a word I will be explaining) is a major cause. Influtrol has become endemic in ...

Elise Foley

Jobs Plan Unveiled By House Progressives

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 11.13.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Congressional Progressive Caucus released a plan on Tuesday that would create jobs, invest in clean energy and rebuild American infr...

Can We Teach Children to Love Learning?

Elissa Viggiani | Posted 11.13.2011 | Education
Elissa Viggiani

Recently, I saw a sign that read, "Teachers who love teaching, teach children to love learning."

Who Will Be Today's Muckraking Journalists, Wealthy Social Reformers and Principled Political Leaders That We Need So Badly?

Allan Brawley | Posted 11.12.2011 | Media
Allan Brawley

There is a lot at stake here, beyond who wins the next presidential election and which party controls the Congress in January 2013. We are at a critical point in America's history.

The President's Story, and the Progressive Response

Mike Lux | Posted 11.09.2011 | Politics
Mike Lux

We should not let the fact that we are conflicted on the president's proposal slow down our willingness to take action to fight for what we believe in. We need to be strong and clear in what we are calling for, and fight for everything we believe in.

Separation Anxiety

Wendy Block | Posted 11.09.2011 | Politics
Wendy Block

Just before the divorce attorney welcomes me, I warn myself, be sure. Because when the lawyer asks my husband's name, I'll have to say, "Barack Obama....

Elizabeth Warren's Moment

Brent Budowsky | Posted 11.07.2011 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

In Washington, Warren has the best enemies in town: those who profit from the rip-offs that Warren opposes. An armada of dirty money and dirty tactics will be arrayed against her.

Congressional Progressive Caucus Gives Obama Two Suggestions For Jobs

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.01.2011 | Politics

The co-chairs of the Congressional Progressive Caucus issued a letter to President Barack Obama Thursday, asking him to consider two proposals as he p...

Progressives Ask Obama To 'Go Big' With Jobs Plan

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 10.30.2011 | Politics

Sixty-seven major progressive organizations have penned an open letter to President Barack Obama, asking him to "go big" as he prepares a new jobs pla...

The Real Obama Betrayal

Jesse Lava | Posted 10.30.2011 | Politics
Jesse Lava

If we'd known that Obama the Conciliator would make it to the White House and Obama the Transformer would be left in Chicago's Grant Park on election night, many of us would have gambled on someone else.

As He Turns 75, Thoughts on the Legacy of Robert Redford

John Farr | Posted 05.31.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

I saw no mention of Robert Redford's birthday amongst all the pop dreck that seems to capture people's attention these days. I am going to attempt a tribute of sorts, as I can think of few people in the entertainment field more deserving.

The SuperCongress Dilemma: Warren Buffett v. Grover Norquist

Ryan Clayton | Posted 10.17.2011 | Politics
Ryan Clayton

If you had to choose between the advice of successful investor Warren Buffett or political hack Grover Norquist on how to fix our nation's fiscal ills, who would you trust?

GOP Town Halls Hit With Progressive Messages

Firedoglake | David Dayen | Posted 10.16.2011 | Politics

Two years ago, a concerted effort by a corporate-funded Tea Party movement to get conservatives out to town hall meetings changed the dynamic in Washi...

One, Two, Three, What Are Liberals Fighting For?

Bob Burnett | Posted 10.12.2011 | Politics
Bob Burnett

These are hard times. Many Liberals are discouraged and fearful about the 2012 election. But there's plenty of time to re-energize, so long as Liberals remember who we are and what we are fighting for.

Obama's Tipping Point

Cenk Uygur | Posted 10.09.2011 | Politics
Cenk Uygur

If the clever guys at the White House don't realize they've hit their tipping point, they're in for a rude awakening when that tsunami washes over them. They're headed into the 30s in the polls and I don't think they have any clue how to get out of there.

After Downgrade, Americans Must Drive Tea Party From Power

Fernando Espuelas | Posted 10.08.2011 | Politics
Fernando Espuelas

The world's most powerful country was brought to the edge of financial chaos by Mrs. Bachmann and her Tea Party cohorts. Americans should never forget the damage that they have caused the whole nation.

Free America From GOP Hostage Takers in Wisconsin

Christine Pelosi | Posted 10.04.2011 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

What happens in Wisconsin will not stay in Wisconsin -- it will spread across the country as a shining example or cautionary tale for President Obama.

Pass the Blame, Pass the Center, Head for the Truth

Carol Smaldino | Posted 10.04.2011 | Politics
Carol Smaldino

Maybe part of the issue is our own complicity by getting depressed rather than angry.

Obama's Surrender and a Progressive Path Forward

Tom Christopher | Posted 10.03.2011 | Politics
Tom Christopher

The Tea Partiers may make good on their threats to bring on a crisis. But perhaps, as in 1861, that is the only road to a political recalibration and national progress.

10 Reasons for Progressives to Feel Reassured About the Debt Package

Lucia Brawley | Posted 10.02.2011 | Politics
Lucia Brawley

Now we see why the 2012 elections are so important. America got what it voted for in 2010. If we want to reverse the disastrous policies George W. Bush instated and the Tea Party have kept in place, we have to turn this country around in the next election.