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American Independent Dirty Tricks

Sebastian Ridley-Thomas | Posted 04.20.2016 | Politics
Sebastian Ridley-Thomas

This is critical for democracy to have complete information and a well-informed electorate. Confusing voter categories undermine transparency and accountability in elections.

The Koch Brothers' Agenda and the Real War at Home

Lisa Graves | Posted 09.23.2014 | Politics
Lisa Graves

Two of the richest men in the entire world are plotting to dominate our elections this fall, from congressional races to school board seats.

Slouching Towards Bethlehem: Putin, Religion and the Second Coming of Fascism

Clay Farris Naff | Posted 06.05.2014 | Politics
Clay Farris Naff

It is tempting. But let's dodge a violation of Godwin's Law and instead look at what really matters: the alarming resurgence of religious fascism around the globe.

The End of the Right-Wing Coalition -- And Where We Go From Here

Nathan Newman | Posted 01.26.2013 | Politics
Nathan Newman

The America of nostalgic visions of clean-cut suburban lawns, self-sufficient breadwinners, and homogeneous communities heard its death rattle on election night.

2012 and Beyond: Progressive Election Strategy and the Norman Solomon Campaign

Jeff Cohen | Posted 07.07.2012 | Politics
Jeff Cohen

We can't devise a successful electoral strategy for "The Left" -- meaning the forces of peace, social/economic justice and sustainability -- unless we face a simple fact: We're getting our asses kicked.

What Part of 'Equality' Doesn't the Right Wing Understand?

Nathaniel Frank | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Nathaniel Frank

Why do social conservatives have so much trouble seeing equality as equality, insisting every time a besieged minority finally gains equal treatment that they're getting an unfair privilege?

Infrastructure Question to Right-wing: If Not Now, When? If Not Government, Who?

Paul Abrams | Posted 12.02.2011 | Politics
Paul Abrams

There are climate-change deniers, evolution-deniers, science-deniers, reality-deniers that are running rampant in our politics. Nonetheless, to my knowledge, there are no infrastructure-deniers.

The President Delivered. Now, It's Our Turn. Let's March on Washington

Paul Abrams | Posted 11.09.2011 | Politics
Paul Abrams

The trumpet of the President's words and proposal Thursday night summons the middle class to exert its power and its influence in the only way it can -- through its numbers.

Controversial '09 DHS Rightwing Report Author Responds to Critics

Brian Levin, J.D. | Posted 09.25.2011 | Politics
Brian Levin, J.D.

Daryl Johnson was the main author of a controversial 2009 law enforcement report. It was hailed by some as prescient trend analysis and condemned by others as a politically motivated hit piece.

Economically, World War II Was Stimulus on Steroids

Paul Abrams | Posted 08.13.2011 | Politics
Paul Abrams

Right wing politicians are loathe to credit the New Deal with any success in hoisting the US out of the Great Depression, but credit WWII for that achievement. But that claim, however, undermines their entire premise.

Ronald Reagan and the "Islamic Bomb"

Paul Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Abrams

On the centennial of President Reagan's birth, he deserved to be remembered warmly for all his positive personal qualities. But, it is dangerous to our country's future if, in deifying the man, we bow at the altar of his policies and follow his example.

What Jon Stewart Missed

Taylor Marsh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Taylor Marsh

Can a sanity rally inspire people to get out against the Sharron Angles of 2010? We'll soon find out. Let's just hope all this energy might dampen the...

'Mano a Mano': Obama's Job Recovery Beats Reagan's...By 1 Year!

Paul Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Abrams

The rightwing in today's economic story is like the child who killed both his parents and then pleaded for mercy because he was an orphan. The rightwing is to politics what the Menendez brothers were to family life.

Don't Put the Blame on James

Paul Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Paul Abrams

The Miami Heat paid a lot of money to three superstars so they could all be champions together. What in our culture has taught LeBron that doing anything differently, for any other reason, is of equal or greater importance?

Chicago Tea Party Rally Draws Rightwing Kooks -- and Counter-Protesters

Andy Thayer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Andy Thayer

Last Thursday's Tea Party at Daley Plaza in Chicago drew about 1,500 participants. Belying their alleged "grassroots" nature, the rally's organizers were heavily aided by pre-rally publicity in the corporate press.

Rush Limbaugh Takes Over Second City: Rush's Musical Debut A Hilarious One

Huffington Post | Marilyn Soltis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Produced by HuffPost's Eyes & Ears Citizen Journalism Unit The year is 2014. With the help of Donald Rumsfeld, Ann Coulter and Karl Rove, Rush Limba...

"ACORN Facts" Craze Set Off By Poll That Found Most Republicans Think Obama Stole Election

Greg Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Greg Mitchell

A new Public Policy Polling survey finds. that 52% of all Republicans believe that the group ACORN stole the 2008 election for Obama. Here's what people are saying about ACORN on Twitter.

Carville And Matalin On CNN: Back In Familiar Territory Couple Trade Barbs On TV

Huff TV | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Huff TV

Married D.C. power couple James Carville and May Matalin returned to their bickering, if loving ways Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union with John Kin...

James Carville And Mary Matalin On CNN: Back In Familiar Territory, Couple Trade Barbs (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Married D.C. power couple James Carville and May Matalin returned to their bickering, though loving ways Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union with John...

James Carville And Mary Matalin On CNN: Back In Familiar Territory, Couple Trade Barbs On TV

Huff TV | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Huff TV

Married D.C. power couple James Carville and May Matalin returned to their bickering, if loving ways Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union with John Kin...

The Right Shoves Obama Even More Rightward

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The Right isn't just dominating the political debate. It has driven Obama -- not to the center; he was never really anywhere else politically -- but to the right of center on some issues.

How (and Why) Ted Kennedy Might Have 'Compromised' on Healthcare Reform

Paul Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Abrams

Promote the states as the final arbiters of whether to adopt the public plan, and instantly, it is not Barack Obama but 50 state governors and legislatures who wield the power.

Trumping Obama with Race

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The race card is back on the nation's table with a vengeance. And the aim is to trump Obama.

A Little Rebellion Now and Then Is a Good Thing

John W. Whitehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

"I hold it that a little rebellion now and then is a good thing and as necessary in the political world as storms in the physical....It is a medicine ...

Phony Scandals and Fatal Delays

Nancy L. Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nancy L. Cohen

Welcome back to the 1990s, brought to you by our sponsor, the GOP. Now, as it was then, we gawk while health care reform slips away.