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Ballot Box Lunacy

Edward Flattau | Posted 08.05.2016 | Politics
Edward Flattau

If disgruntled followers of Senator Bernie Sanders truly share their candidate's environmental priorities, they should shift their vote to Hillary Clinton this November. Not to support her--as some of them have vowed to do--would be tantamount to the proverbial "Cutting off one's nose to spite one's face."

Still Not Too Late For Sanders

Staks Rosch | Posted 07.25.2016 | Politics
Staks Rosch

As I write this, the Democratic Convention is about to begin. The chair of the Democratic National Committee, Debbie Wasserman-Schultz just stepped do...

If You Support Trump Because You Like Free Speech, Read This

Clinton J. Moyer | Posted 07.22.2016 | Politics
Clinton J. Moyer

Whether they admit it to themselves or not, these people don't actually support Trump because he "speaks his mind." They are not merely superfans of free speech who feel political correctness has gone too far.

How To Make A Political Revolution

David Morris | Posted 07.05.2016 | Politics
David Morris

On June 14th, North Dakotans voted to overrule their government's decision to allow corporate ownership of farms. That they had the power to do so was...

Brexit And The Rest: It All Adds Up

Henry Mintzberg | Posted 07.01.2016 | HuffPost Home
Henry Mintzberg

uestion: What might explain the following? Brexit. Trump. Sanders. Democracies in retreat. Thugs in presidential palaces. Globalization in question. Include climate change, and corruption in America that is worse than Brazil. Answer: Imbalance.

Advice From Seattle: On Local Level Citizen Activism After The Sanders Campaign

Steve Early | Posted 06.14.2016 | Politics
Steve Early

As the 2016 primary season ends and Bernie Sanders backers look beyond next month's Democratic convention in Philadelphia, many who've "felt the Bern"...

THE WILDCATTERS: A Choice of Scoundrels

Kirby Goidel | Posted 06.14.2016 | Politics
Kirby Goidel

At long last, the 2016 presidential primaries are (mostly) over. Before anyone breathes a sigh of relief or imagines that we'll get a break before the general election campaign kicks into high gear, forget about it.

Hillary Won, So Why the Hell Isn't Bernie Dropping Out Now?

Kicker | Posted 06.09.2016 | Politics

Hillary Clinton just made history. At Hillary Clinton's victory event in Brooklyn, NY. (Holly Epstein Ojalvo for Kicker) She's the first woman eve...

Bernie Must Tell His Supporters Only One Thing: Back Clinton

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 06.09.2016 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Hillary Clinton is the Democratic presidential nominee, and no amount of talk from Bernie about fighting on, trying to arm twist a few more super-delegates for support, or citing ridiculous, meaningless polls that show him beating Trump in a general election facedown are relevant to anything.

Defiant Sanders Pours Remaining Cash Into Last-Ditch Ad Blitz

Center for Public Integrity | Paige Lavender | Posted 06.07.2016 | Politics
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Bernie Sanders left it all in California....

The Revolution Will Not Be Clintonized (nor Trumped by Hatefulness)

Bill Moyer | Posted 06.08.2016 | Politics
Bill Moyer

Hillary Clinton and her DNC status-quo flunkies ignore the reality that both the Donald Trump and the Bernie Sanders candidacies make clear. The Unite...

Bob Arum Wants to Promote a Trump vs Sanders Pay-Per-View Debate

Gordon Marino | Posted 05.31.2016 | Politics
Gordon Marino

This week, on successive nights, Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump made guest appearances on the Jimmy Kimmel Show. Both fiery candidates indicated that they were primed for a political boxing match with one another.

American Shameless

Susan Eleuterio | Posted 05.26.2016 | Chicago
Susan Eleuterio

It is all too easy for people to dismiss DeKayla's murder as a product of race, class, and poverty rather than looking at the larger culture she was a part of; in spite of her, her family, and her teacher's best efforts.

LA's Top Elections Official Answers Questions About June 7 Primary

John Wellington Ennis | Posted 05.24.2016 | Los Angeles
John Wellington Ennis

The upcoming June 7th primary in California has increased attention to how Angelenos will vote in an election where over a third of registered voters are not registered with any political party.

What Does Bernie Want?

Robert L. Borosage | Posted 05.21.2016 | Politics
Robert L. Borosage

Sanders' intentions are not a secret. He hopes to win the nomination. And he intends to build a "political revolution" to change the direction of the party and the country, to challenge the corrupted politics and rigged rules that work only for the few and not the vast majority.

Trump and Right-Wing Nationalism

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 05.21.2016 | Politics
Hoyt Hilsman

The success of Donald Trump and the rise of right-wing nationalism in the United States should come as no great surprise, considering the strength of right-wing movements in many other developed nations.

Our Dangerous Politics of Resentment

Rev. Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite | Posted 05.19.2016 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite

If you squint your eyes just right, the news can look like a procession of angry faces grimacing with furious indignation. This is the streaming video of our politics of resentment, the playing out of carefully cultivated and nurtured feelings of being wronged or treated unfairly.

Q&A: First Openly Gay Vietnamese-American Mayor Makes Bid for Congress

Andrew Lam | Posted 05.18.2016 | Politics
Andrew Lam

Bao Nguyen, a Vietnamese refugee brought to the United States by his parents as a child, was elected Mayor of Garden Grove, CA in 2014. Upon his swearing-in, he became the first directly-elected Vietnamese-American mayor from the Democratic Party in the United States.

Could the U.S. Become a Multi-Party Nation? Emerging Factions and the Electoral College

Carl Nettleton | Posted 05.16.2016 | Politics
Carl Nettleton

While the U.S. allows multiple parties to participate in the political system, it is, and always has been, a system dominated by two political parties...

The Media of the Ultra-rich: First Greece Next USA

Creston Davis | Posted 05.09.2016 | Politics
Creston Davis

I spent 9 months in Greece last year when I witnessed the rise of the political party Syriza. It was the first time in modern European history that a left leaning party rose to national power.

Cleveland Native Runs for POTUS

Judy Frankel | Posted 05.02.2016 | Politics
Judy Frankel

In the first installment of my Search for the Next POTUS, meet James "Jimmy" Bell of Cleveland, Ohio. Though he originally declared his Presidential candidacy as a Democrat, he's now running as an Independent write-in candidate.

Keeping Wall Street Speeches Secret Speaks Volumes About Hillary Clinton

Bill Blum | Posted 05.02.2016 | Politics
Bill Blum

Producing the transcripts of her Wall Street speeches could transform that perception into certainty. It's easy to understand, therefore, why Clinton is stalling on her look-into-it promise.

In Search of the Next POTUS

Judy Frankel | Posted 04.29.2016 | Politics
Judy Frankel

If you're like me, you aren't happy about the two presumed choices for President: Hillary and Trump. Bernie Sanders says he will run for Senate in Ver...

Sanders's Failed Revolution

Stefan Hankin | Posted 04.25.2016 | Politics
Stefan Hankin

While Bernie Sanders not winning the presidency will certainly be problematic for the cause, the bigger problem for the "revolution" is that it never had a chance of succeeding to begin with.

What Dilma Rousseff Can Teach Americans About Hillary Clinton

Colt Jensen | Posted 04.25.2016 | College
Colt Jensen

With Hillary Clinton's recent victory in New York, her path to becoming the first female nominee for the Democratic party has become much more clear, but her victory in New York wasn't the only vote that garnered major headlines in the last week.