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New York State of Mind

Chris Weigant | Posted 04.18.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Tomorrow's New York primary will be the decisive one, the pundits tell us. It will join a long list of other primaries and caucuses which were also deemed to be the crucial one which would decide the whole race.

My Daughter Is Afraid of Donald Trump

Kristie Stumpf Rork | Posted 03.18.2016 | Parents
Kristie Stumpf Rork

Snuggling on the sofa with my eight-year daughter one evening, a commercial for the nightly news hinted of a sensational story about the 2016 political candidates. My daughter looked at me, with sadness in her eyes, "Mommy, I don't want Trump to be president." "Why is that, baby?" I ask. "Because half of my friends would disappear from school!"

No Friend of Honor: Donald Trump and the Politics of Hate

Paola K Amaras | Posted 03.18.2016 | Politics
Paola K Amaras

We need to understand something. This one-time joke has become a menace to society.

Who Could Vote for Bernie or Trump?

Saverio Truglia | Posted 03.16.2016 | Arts
Saverio Truglia

Curious myself I decided to do a photography experiment. I went to rallies for both Trump and Sanders and made straightforward portraits of attendees wherever they stood.

Trump Has Gone Well Beyond the Limits of Protected Free Speech

Susan Deily-Swearingen | Posted 03.14.2016 | Politics
Susan Deily-Swearingen

As I watch Donald Trump marching across America, I've thought a lot about the limits of free speech. His rhetoric has me wondering if Trump realizes that there are limits -- especially on using language that is invoking demonstrable physical harm to others.

Adele Tells Donald Trump To Stop Using Her Music

The Huffington Post | Nadya Agrawal | Posted 02.01.2016 | Entertainment

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has been playing Adele's music at his rallies without her permission. Now she's putting a stop to that....

Richmond to Ferguson: A Meditation on Solidarity and Being an Ally

Bayan Atari | Posted 02.17.2015 | College
Bayan Atari

We are angry, energized, and eager for change, but if we allow ourselves to be deluded by romanticized illusions of togetherness and a lack of seriousness in our intentions, then we will not get much done.

Locked Behind Prejudice: Questions from a (Hopeful) Ally

Max Dorfman | Posted 02.13.2015 | Politics
Max Dorfman

One observation may be subjective -- often it's not completely -- but when millions speak, it's a greater truth, one no one can reasonably deny. No one wants to be treated poorly. We are all Americans. And more importantly, we are all human beings.

WATCH: Kansas LGBT Community And Allies Rally Against Westboro Baptist Church

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A group of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) residents and allies in Topeka, Kansas, recently took to the streets to protest against the W...

Women In The Muslim World Need Genuine Reform

Ida Lichter, M.D. | Posted 07.24.2012 | Religion
Ida Lichter, M.D.

Is misogyny prevalent and gaining traction in the Muslim world and why did most women vote for Islamists in Middle East elections?

Trayvon Martin Dominates Media Coverage, But Some Wish It Didn't

Akilah Bolden-Monifa | Posted 06.13.2012 | Black Voices
Akilah Bolden-Monifa

News and information about Trayvon Martin's death dominates the media.  It wasn't always that way,  the shooting occurred on February 26th but the n...

Educating for Democracy: The 'War on the Poor'

Joel Shatzky | Posted 05.28.2011 | Education
Joel Shatzky

Over 45 years after the "War on Poverty", we are faced with a "For the Few Deal" -- what I would call a full-fledged "War on the Poor."

My Thank You Letter to Scott Walker

Nancy Cronk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Nancy Cronk

Thank you for giving us a reason, and a renewed commitment, to publicly declare that we stand together in solidarity to protect the middle class, and to ensure justice for workers.

Entertainment and Politics

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The phenomenon of TV personalities throwing their own "rallies" certainly breaks new ground in both the political arena and the entertainment world -- politics has truly become indistinguishable from show business.

Close Aging Nukes By Installing LEDs

Brian Clark Howard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brian Clark Howard

Remy Chevalier is a brilliant and eccentric eco-activist with a "bright plan": he believes a very achievable switchover to green lighting will save e...

Weekly Diaspora: Local Laws Target Immigrants; Activists Take to the Streets

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

By Erin Rosa, Media Consortium blogger While immigrant rights groups pressure the federal government via high-profile marches and rallies, anti-immigr...

Tea Partying's First Anniversary

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

One way or another the Tea Party's future prospects are likely to hinge on whether their decentralized nature turns out to be their strongest point, or their weakest.

RNC Refuses DNC's Joint 'Civility' Statement, Politico Reports

Politico | ANDY BARR | | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Republican National Committee has rejected a proposal from its Democratic counterpart to sign a joint "civility" statement, POLITICO has learned. ...

Parents, Students and Civil Rights Advocates Protest the Mass Closings of Public Schools

Leonie Haimson | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Leonie Haimson

Here in New York, protests have attracted thousands, culminating in a tumultuous eight hour meeting at which parents, students and teachers pointed out how the Dept. of Education had unfairly targeted their schools

Protesters Hold Massive Rallies Against Emissions, Climate Change

New York Times | ANDREW C. REVKIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Campaigners against global warming have drawn on an arsenal of visually startling tactics over the years, from posing nude on a Swiss glacier to scali...

Does This Misspelled Tea Party Sign Make My Butt Look Big?

Beth Armogida | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Beth Armogida

Every time I see those handmade signs at the Tea Parties displaying anti-Obama phrases filled with hate, fear and misspelled words held by flocks of pallid agitators my stress level reaches a new high.

Citizens Confront WellPoint: Poster Child for Health Insurance Reform

Peter Dreier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Citizens will pay a visit today to WellPoint's Indianapolis headquarters to protest the giant insurance company's abusive practices and its opposition to real health care reform.

QODS DAY: Protesters Transform Jerusalem Day Into Iran Day

Shirin Sadeghi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Shirin Sadeghi

Today a long time tradition of the Islamic Republic of Iran was transformed into nationwide mass protests against the government.

Democrats Plan More Than 500 Reform Rallies

Politico | Chris Frates | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Faced with a souring public mood on health care reform, Democrats and their supporters are launching a national grassroots push Wednesday to show lawm...

Leadership in Peril: Iranians Won't Wait Out Recount

Shirin Sadeghi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Shirin Sadeghi

Thanks to these demonstrations, Mousavi is now firmly coming into his own as the leader of the opposition, and unless Ayotollah Khamenei acts fast, Ahmadinejad won't be the only one who has to step aside.