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What WWII and Japanese Americans Teach Us About Syrian Refugees

Eileen Purcell | Posted 11.25.2015 | Politics
Eileen Purcell

Fear is a powerful drug. Those who would act out of fear (and in some cases political opportunism and bigotry) have disregarded the lessons of WWII and the world's shame at the treatment of refugees, especially Jewish refugees, who were turned away and sent back to death at the hands of the Nazis.

The Apology Olympics

John Feffer | Posted 06.30.2015 | World
John Feffer

It's not likely that Shinzo Abe will provide the kind of true contrition for Japan's wartime conduct that his critics in South Korea, China, the United States, and elsewhere demand -- unless he feels that he must. There are two ways of changing Abe's position on the history issue.

Sam Levine

Silicon Valley Democrats Spar At HuffPost Debate | Sam Levine | Posted 10.07.2014 | Politics

Rep. Mike Honda (D-Calif.) and Democratic challenger Ro Khanna squared off in the only debate for California’s 17th Congressional District Monday ev...

Samantha Lachman

Ro Khanna, Mike Honda Face Off In Debate Co-Hosted By HuffPost | Samantha Lachman | Posted 10.06.2014 | Politics

Rep. Mike Honda (D-Calif.) and Democrat Ro Khanna will face off in the sole debate for California's 17th District seat, with questions from The Huffin...

Ro Khanna Receives Key Local Endorsement

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 08.18.2014 | Politics

Ro Khanna (D) received a key endorsement on Friday from San Jose, California, Mayor Chuck Reed (D) in his bid to unseat Rep. Mike Honda (D-Calif.). ...

Samantha Lachman

Anti-Super PAC Democrat Gets A Super PAC | Samantha Lachman | Posted 08.11.2014 | Politics

A Democratic House candidate who has consistently voiced opposition to super PAC spending that supports his opponent now has a super PAC of his own. ...

Here's What The Media Missed In Tuesday's Elections

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 06.05.2014 | Politics

Coverage of this week's congressional primaries focused on the battle between establishment Republicans and the tea party. The fight on the other side...

Dispensaries In California City Offer Free Marijuana For Those Who Vote

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 05.31.2014 | Politics

Voters who cast a ballot in San Jose's municipal election on Tuesday could receive free marijuana from the city's medical marijuana dispensaries, NBC ...

Dem Group Boosts Rep's GOP Challenger In Hopes Of Splitting Primary Vote

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 06.03.2014 | Politics

One of the most contentious primaries in the country reached a fever pitch Thursday after a labor-backed Democratic political action committee adopted...

House Democratic Primary For California Seat Gets Pretty Ugly

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 06.16.2014 | Politics

Democrat Ro Khanna, a former Commerce Department official under President Barack Obama who's looking to unseat incumbent Rep. Mike Honda (D-Calif.), f...

Democrat Accused Of Recruiting Candidates To Split GOP Vote In Competitive Primary

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.27.2014 | Politics

A lawsuit filed Wednesday alleged that Democrat Ro Khanna, who is running to unseat seven-term Rep. Mike Honda (D-Calif.) and represent California's 1...

Honda Campaign Hits Back At Ro Khanna As Progressive Showdown Heats Up

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.24.2014 | Politics

Rep. Mike Honda (D-Calif.) fired back Thursday after his opponent for 2014 asked him to sign a "people's pledge" to prevent outside spending from undu...

Former Obama Official Reports Big Haul In What Could Be The Most Expensive Dem Primary Ever

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

Attorney and former Obama administration official Ro Khanna, a Democrat, raised more than $400,000 in the last fundraising quarter for his bid to oust...

Democratic Civil War Heats Up In Silicon Valley

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

Attorney and former Obama administration official Ro Khanna announced the launch of a "Truth Squad" to disseminate facts about his background and reco...

The Time for Immigration Reform Is Now

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 09.17.2014 | Politics
Rep. Mike Honda

Immigration is about families. Immigration is about building a stronger community, society, and economy. The momentum is building, and we can no longer afford not to act.

Drawing the Line on Government Surveillance

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 02.08.2014 | Technology
Rep. Mike Honda

The revelations that have come out about the National Security Agency's PRISM program are disturbing. The scale and scope of the collection of information about electronic communications and telephone calls that originate and pass through the United States is truly astounding.

Increasing Innovation by Removing Patent Threats

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 02.05.2014 | Technology
Rep. Mike Honda

Yesterday I was proud to support H.R. 3309, the Innovation Act, which will help to rein in patent trolls, which have seriously damaged American businesses and consumers.

Paul Blumenthal

These House Challengers Are Defying The Fundraising Odds | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Raising money for a congressional run is hard work. Candidates have to spend hours each day dialing for dollars and attending fundraiser...

Ending the Next Debt Ceiling Crisis

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 12.22.2013 | Politics
Rep. Mike Honda

It's time to eliminate the legal authority of a single House of Congress to destroy the full faith and credit of the United States. The recent crisis shows that Tea Party Republicans continue to view the debt limit as a negotiating lever to extract political concessions each time our bills come due.

Former Obama Aide Challenges Democrat For Congress

The Huffington Post | Will Wrigley | Posted 04.02.2013 | Politics

Ro Khanna, a Silicon Valley Democrat, announced Tuesday that he will run for Congress in 2014 against longtime incumbent Rep. Mike Honda (D-Calif.), a...

D.C. Public Schools Help Launch 'One Million Kids' Anti-Bullying Campaign

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 01.15.2013 | DC
Rep. Mike Honda

I encourage new members to join me in the Congressional Anti-Bullying Caucus and continue to build further coalitions with our youth, communities, educators and elected officials as we address and diminish this issue.

Darwin and Democrats vs. Privatized Profiteers: Tomorrow's Values Fight

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 01.05.2013 | Politics
Rep. Mike Honda

This election has the potential to fundamentally change the landscape of what built, bolstered, sustained and characterized America since its founding. There is a Republican ticket that is keen to completely erode the social contract that has made America great.

Why Nevada's Asian Vote Will Swing the Election

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 12.25.2012 | Politics
Rep. Mike Honda

Speaking as an AAPI member of the U.S. Congress, there is no question that President Obama is our first AAPI president.

Congressman Calls For D.C. Metro Boycott

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 10.11.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- There's another call to boycott D.C.'s Metrorail system in response to a series of controversial anti-Muslim ads put up Monday that will...

Sarah Bufkin

Estate Tax Reform Could Be Key To Avoiding 'Fiscal Cliff' | Sarah Bufkin | Posted 09.25.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If the estate tax is restored to a level similar to its rate before the Bush-era tax cuts went into effect, the federal government could...