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Presidential Candidates on Supporting Women in the Workforce

Rana Florida | Posted 11.19.2015 | Business
Rana Florida

I see it happening all the time -- women who went to Ivy League schools and who held highly-demanding, high-status, high-pay jobs -- deciding to stay at home after they have a baby. They all thought carefully about their decisions, weighing the pros and cons. Instead of the prison of a 9 to 5 work culture, they preferred to keep their brains sharp and stay connected by volunteering and sitting on boards.

Why Senator Sanders Won the Second Debate

David Edmund Moody | Posted 11.16.2015 | Politics
David Edmund Moody

Let's face it: the criteria by which the media and most people judge winners and losers in the presidential candidate debates are superficial and misleading.

To Those Of You Who Feel the Bern

Laura J. Akers | Posted 10.29.2015 | Politics
Laura J. Akers

Support your candidate. Sing his praises to the sky. But remember that the primary is not the whole game. In fact, remember that this is not a game. That this is not about your guy winning. This is about making our country -- all of it, in a lot of different arenas -- a better place.

For Clinton, Leaving Lessig out of the Debates Would Be Dumb

Brian Boyko | Posted 10.25.2015 | Politics
Brian Boyko

There's a case to be made that the sooner she deals with these issues, the less likely they are to hurt her. More than that, would Lessig be able to parlay two hours of TV time into a credible threat to her campaign? Especially with Bernie Sanders also still in the race? The chances of that are slim to none.

What Can Joe Biden Do Now? He Can Endorse Hillary

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 10.15.2015 | Politics
Peter D. Rosenstein

It now appears there is little rationale left for Joe Biden to enter the Democratic primary. The question of how Hillary would do with the attacks on her from Republicans over her emails and Benghazi are all being answered in her favor.

Why Sanders Won the Debate

David Edmund Moody | Posted 10.14.2015 | Politics
David Edmund Moody

Bernie Sanders won the Democratic Presidential debate before the first question was even asked. He won it in the first ten minutes, when the five candidates were each asked to introduce themselves.

Bernie Sanders' Stand for Racial Justice Requires That He Stand for Palestine

Zahra Haider | Posted 09.23.2015 | Politics
Zahra Haider

Sanders at Houston town hall meeting in July With a surprising number of Americans now rallying behind the Democratic candidate, Bernie Sanders i...

Trump's War on Political Correctness Has Legs

Jeff Norman | Posted 09.16.2015 | Entertainment
Jeff Norman

The buttinskies don't get it. They can't even fathom the notion that Trump's war on political correctness is righteous or corrective. Trump's colorful insistence that offensive comments aren't suppressible let alone punishable, is downright thrilling -- and essential -- to some of us.

Senator Bernie Sanders Possible Demo Nominee

Jay Weston | Posted 08.27.2015 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

Last weekend I spent 90 minutes watching Sanders give a speech.....and I was stunned! Stunned 'cause I agreed with everything that he said....everything.

Sanders Versus Trump Would Be Fun

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.19.2015 | Media
Chris Weigant

America would, for once, get two candidates who refused to put on their party's usual muzzle.

Democratic Gadfly

Edward Flattau | Posted 05.12.2015 | Politics
Edward Flattau

Liberal U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) is going to spar with frontrunner Hillary Clinton for the Democratic presidential nomination. But the real threat that he poses is to whomever becomes the Republican nominee. Here is why.

Bernie's Running: It's The Perfect Storm for the Left

David Russell | Posted 05.08.2015 | Politics
David Russell

Senator Bernie Sander's announcement that he will seek the Democratic Party nomination for the presidency creates the best possible circumstances for Liberals and traditional Democrats to get their policies accepted as a mandate for action. Now Liberals have to focus on promoting the delivery mechanism.

Bernie Sanders Jumps In

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.29.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

No matter what you think his chances of winning the nomination (or the presidency), Bernie Sanders is going to force everyone else to focus on the little guy.

How an 'Independent Caucus' Could Form in the Senate and End Gridlock

Paul Abrams | Posted 11.17.2014 | Politics
Paul Abrams

If Republicans win control of the Senate, there will be the gridlock -- only much worse. It will be so bad that the American people will look back on this current Congress as "productive". Suppose, however, that independents actually control the balance of power. If they act together, they can break the gridlock.

What's at Stake With the Surveillance State

Kabir Helminski | Posted 08.24.2013 | Politics
Kabir Helminski

There's a fable that has been told for at least seven centuries: A man is seen taking refuge in a dark alley, breathless and frightened. He bumps into...

Sam Stein

Senate Democrats Worry Obama Will Do Lame-Duck Deal On Social Security | Sam Stein | Posted 09.24.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Concern is mounting among some Senate Democrats that President Barack Obama will make a deal with Senate Republicans during the lame-duc...

Friday Talking Points [167] -- Happy Friday the Thirteenth, Ron!

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.13.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Ron Paul, apparently, is not a superstitious kind of guy. Tempting fate, as it were, he announced today that he's running for president once again -- on Friday the thirteenth.

Friday Talking Points [163] -- The Ads Just Write Themselves

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.15.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Something the media largely missed in the midst of multiple budgetary battles this week was the fact that this is what bipartisanship looks like.

Bernie Sanders: Obama Primary Challenge Would 'Enliven' 2012 Debate

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) said in an interview this week that President Barack Obama facing a primary challenge from the left could serve to "enlive...

Class Warfare Indeed

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Before I even begin here, I'd like to address what my critics will respond with, when they hear what I have to say. They're going to call these ideas...

Friday Talking Points [149] -- Making Holiday Sausage

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The holidays are just around the corner, and the preparatory legislative sausage-making on Capitol Hill is in full swing. What a happy, happy time of...

Bernie Sanders Filibuster: Senator Stalls Tax Cut Deal

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

UPDATE: The filibuster ended just shy of 7:00 PM ET, after 8 hours and 37 minutes of speaking. ... Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is leading a stalling...

Bernie Sanders Blasts Tax Cut Deal

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) appeared disgusted Monday over a recently reached deal between the White House and Republicans that would allow the Bush t...

Friday Talking Points [148] -- Aliens Landing?

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

So the good news this week was apparently that giant mutant space monsters are not, in fact, about to arrive and (assumably) enslave humankind and eat...

Lucia Graves

Social Security Advocates Slam Debt Commission's 'Regressive' Proposal, Join Bernie Sanders In Crafting Progressive Alternative | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Social Security advocates have been quick to come out against the proposal released Wednesday by the co-chairs of President Barack Obama...