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Misogyny Is a Window That Goes Up and Down

Lori Day | Posted 05.18.2016 | Women
Lori Day

2016 is the year I have realized that the men on the other side of the window are not all religious or political conservatives. Many of them are liberal in their worldview and the champions of progressive causes.

Is Bernie or Bust Having Unintended Consequences?

Dr. Ruth Nemzoff | Posted 05.11.2016 | Politics
Dr. Ruth Nemzoff

Don't buy into the the fantasy that the Republicans have been creating for years, that Hillary is dishonest or weak. We have seen time after time, in one expensive and unwarranted investigation after the next, that she is neither.

Why Millennials Love Bernie Sanders

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.04.2016 | Politics
Cenk Uygur

Are we seriously asking why young people don't like the contrived politicians who are awash in donor money, privilege, and connections? That's obvious. What's not obvious is how older generations got so used to that pulp.

Opening the Closed Political Culture

Robert Koehler | Posted 04.28.2016 | Politics
Robert Koehler

The headline, from the Los Angeles Times, hit me like a sucker punch: "Voters' 'Bernie or Bust' efforts persist despite Sanders' vow not to be another...

When Your Candidate Loses

Beth Green | Posted 04.28.2016 | Politics
Beth Green

As we come to the end of the primary season, there are winners and losers. If your favorite is winning, you're all happy and cheering. If you're candidate is losing, you may feel deeply disappointed, perhaps even outraged.

Confessions of a Former Fundamentalist: Progress, Utopia and the Kingdom of God

Eric Simpson | Posted 04.27.2016 | Religion
Eric Simpson

One of the primary characteristics of fundamentalism is the use of confirmation bias, but this merely speaks to a deeper issue that is part and parcel...

Bernie Sanders May Be Our Last Chance In This Lifetime to Begin Restoring Our Democracy

Camille Williams | Posted 04.27.2016 | Politics
Camille Williams

Embed from Getty Images This should scare us: we have a chance here to begin the arduous process of dismantling the oligarchy and restoring our democ...

Former Sanders Staffers Want To Elect A 'Brand New Congress'

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.29.2016 | Politics

While even Bernie Sanders is starting to admit that his chance of winning the Democratic nomination is exceedingly slim, some of his former staff and ...

In the Fiery Aftermath of the New York Primary

Mark Schmanko | Posted 04.25.2016 | Politics
Mark Schmanko

Regardless of the smearing, negativity and even media-exaggerated scapegoating, most progressives will definitely vote for Hillary, even as a movement forms and anarchist dissenters slowly multiply (especially among the youth).

No, Mr. President, We Do Not Need to Learn How to Compromise

Peter C. Frank | Posted 04.24.2016 | Politics
Peter C. Frank

Compromise is what Bernie Sanders' opponent (and the political establishment) wants us to do. If we compromise, they'll throw us a breadcrumb every decade or so. And if we wait a few centuries, we might just be thrown enough breadcrumbs to garner an entire mouthful of bread.

Misogyny Unbound

Steven Conn | Posted 04.23.2016 | Politics
Steven Conn

When we look back on this dismal campaign season we'll notice how the real theme of 2016 was the way in which good, old-fashioned misogyny made a roaring comeback. Like a deadening bass-drum, it has functioned as the backbeat of 2016 to such an extent that we hardly hear it anymore.

Six Easy Steps to the Revolution

Dr. Ruth Nemzoff | Posted 04.15.2017 | Politics
Dr. Ruth Nemzoff

Written with Helen A Berger, PhD, resident scholar at the Women's Studies Research Center at Brandeis University and author of A Community of Witches...

5 Things Hillary Supporters Don't Get About Bernie Supporters

Jonathan Kim | Posted 04.14.2017 | Politics
Jonathan Kim

To me, all of these questions stem from the fact that Hillary supporters assume that they and Bernie supporters are fundamentally on the same team. Doesn't the fundamental rule of "The enemy of my enemy is my friend" still apply?

Bernie Sanders Reaches Down Ballot To Expand His Political Revolution

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 04.13.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) has raised an unprecedented amount of money from small donors for his campaign for the Democratic presidenti...

Bernie Sanders' Campaign Is Built on This Lie

Monica Bauer | Posted 04.12.2017 | Politics
Monica Bauer

The Sanders campaign made sense as a protest movement, but as a real campaign it has been built on this supposed contrast, of Honest Bernie and Dishonest Hillary. And yet, when the going gets tough, and the math doesn't work, to what lengths will Bernie go?

My Long Search For Them: Part Two

Living Room Conversations | Posted 04.08.2017 | Politics
Living Room Conversations

In the previous installment I describe the beginnings of my long search for Them -- The Bad Guys -- and the disconcerting recognition that there may be no Them. Just Us.

Why Bernie Sanders Should Have Embraced Barack Obama

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 04.06.2017 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

The Republican primary has been, on a significant level, a contest over which candidate can come up with the most extreme hyperbolic language to describe the terrible damage, in their collective view, President Obama has done to the country.

McCrory and House Bill 2

Harold Lloyd | Posted 04.01.2017 | Politics
Harold Lloyd

After Gov. McCrory hastily signed it, North Carolina's House Bill 2 has received considerable news coverage because of the message it sends to the LGBT community and to those who care about them. Surprisingly, however, there seems much less talk about the way the legislation targets the rest of the state as well.

The 2016 Populist Uprising in Perspective: Part 4 - The Future of Populism in the United States

Frank Islam | Posted 03.30.2017 | Politics
Frank Islam

No matter the final results of the presidential elections in November, 2016 will be forever known as the year of the uprising of the populists in both political parties.

Bernie's "Revolution" Ignores Race and Gender

Liz Hanssen | Posted 03.30.2017 | Politics
Liz Hanssen

Some may well see a revolution in Sanders and the impressive grassroots campaign he has waged. Others may see that the old hierarchies and status quo remain firmly in place, supported by the myth that gender and race are insignificant to the larger issues at stake.

Fighting for the Soul of a Political Party

Rebecca Griffin | Posted 03.27.2017 | Politics
Rebecca Griffin

The seemingly never-ending slog of choosing candidates for president has more to offer than dick measuring contests and misogynist attacks on people's...

The 2016 Populist Uprising in Perspective: Part 2 - The Development of Today's Populist Brands

Frank Islam | Posted 03.24.2017 | Politics
Frank Islam

The current socioeconomic conditions have created the climate for the emergence of these divergent populist brands today. It is the dramatic shift of the Republican Party to the right and the slow drift of the Democratic Party toward the center over time, however, that has contributed to and helped define the nature of the right and left wing versions of populism.

The Honey Badger

Aaron Baker | Posted 03.23.2017 | GPS for the Soul
Aaron Baker

And now that I have pedaled my way to the top of the mountain, I pause for a moment of silence, gratefully thank my body, sip my water bottle and gaze out at the view, while I reflect on my journey.

Three Magic Words: "Have a Heart."

Rep. Alan Grayson | Posted 03.22.2017 | 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.)

The Amazing Contortions of 'Progressives' for Hillary Clinton

Russ Belville | Posted 03.22.2017 | Politics
Russ Belville

#WhichHillary do I believe? The one in the past who said war in Iraq was necessary, black kids are "super predators", marriage is between one man and one woman, and the TPP is the gold standard, or today's Hillary-> who says her Iraq vote was a mistake, calling black kids that name was wrong, giving support to gay marriage opponents was part of her evolution, and lauding TPP wasn't what she really meant?