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George W. Bush -- Not Bernie Sanders -- Is The Real 'Socialist'

H. A. Goodman | Posted 08.27.2015 | Politics
H. A. Goodman

George W. Bush, not Bernie Sanders, is the real "socialist" of our generation, primarily because the economy collapsed under his tenure and as a result, the conservative president began an ongoing program of government stimulus into various industries.

Sometimes a Movement Needs a Leader: The Bernie Sanders Campaign

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 08.24.2015 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

What the corporate media cannot see is that the era of the Bill Clinton "New Democrat" is finished. In the real world, the crash of 2008 blew the lid off the bipartisan "Washington consensus" with its blind faith in the benevolence of capitalism. But now I see a silver lining in the absurdity of the "permanent campaign": Bernie Sanders has a whole year to build a vibrant, multifaceted social movement.

T-Mobile... Or How Will AT&T and Verizon Deal With the Revolutionary John Legere?

Ira Israel | Posted 08.10.2015 | Business
Ira Israel

Imagine how different the world would be if someone like Che Guevera became president of a powerful country and inspired others to new heights of justice and fairness? Well, that is what it is like having John Legere as CEO of a major corporation.

Is Bernie Sanders 'Socialist?' Are'"Socialist' Ideas Unpopular?

David Pakman | Posted 08.10.2015 | Politics
David Pakman

You might have heard that Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) is running for President in the Democratic primary. The term "socialist" is thrown around regularly about Senator Sanders, often as an ad hominem, and there are numerous questions to unpack with regard to this topic.

He May be Argentine, but the Pope's no Che Guevara

Rev. Seamus P. Finn, OMI | Posted 08.06.2015 | Business
Rev. Seamus P. Finn, OMI

Pope Francis prays for systems that provide financial services and facilitate commercial transactions that will equitably advance human well-being, promote the common good and make the protection of our common home, the earth, a top priority.

Senator Sanders Sends a Message. Who Gets It? Immigrant's Insight

Fiona Citkin, Ph.D. | Posted 08.04.2015 | Politics
Fiona Citkin, Ph.D.

Branding Senator Sanders as "socialist" scares many people. But in his case there's nothing to be afraid of because his definition of socialism means preserving free market and civil liberties and adding a higher level of social justice.

An Appeal to the Political Wisdom of Warren Beatty

John Bredin | Posted 07.24.2015 | Politics
John Bredin

Few Hollywood actors, if any, have made a bigger impact on progressive politics--both cinematically and in real life--than Warren Beatty.

Attacks Against Bernie Sanders Have Reached New Depths

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 07.22.2015 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

To imply that Bernie Sanders' style of Democratic Socialism even stands on the same side of the political spectrum as the National Socialism of the Nazi Party shows not only a total misunderstanding of history and political theory, but more importantly, it underscores yet again the dog whistle politics of neo-conservatism.

No-Vacation Nation: Does the U.S. Government Care About American Workers?

Marina Peña | Posted 07.20.2015 | College
Marina Peña

Around summer time, many Americans look forward to a week off from work where they can unwind and spend time with their families. Yet, the reality of taking a vacation while employed is that one in four U.S. workers don't receive paid time off.

The Sanders Paradox: Could Hillary Really Be In Trouble?

William Bradley | Posted 07.14.2015 | Politics
William Bradley

Could Hillary Clinton really be in trouble in the Democratic presidential primaries against a self-described socialist senator from tiny Vermont? She could. But not yet.

One-on-One: Hillary and Bernie

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.06.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

I keep hearing the phrase "Bernie's the real deal" coming from Democrats these days. Most of what he says reflects positions he's held for a very long time. And the key point the media is so far still mostly missing is that Bernie's issues are what is causing his surge in popularity.

Igor Bobic

McCaskill: Bernie Sanders Is 'Too Liberal' To Be President

HuffingtonPost.com | Igor Bobic | Posted 06.26.2015 | Politics

The knives are finally out in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination. Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.), who just happens to be a Hillary ...

Street Art & Gender in Mongolia

Emily O'Dell | Posted 06.24.2015 | Arts
Emily O'Dell

Whenever I'm heading off to Mongolia for research, colleagues and friends react with a mix of bewilderment and concern -- as if I'm flying away to a faraway planet.

Janie Velencia

Nearly Half Of Americans Would Vote For A Socialist For President

HuffingtonPost.com | Janie Velencia | Posted 06.22.2015 | Politics

Not quite half of Americans -- 47 percent-- say they would consider voting for a socialist for president, if the person were well-qualified and nomina...

Pain Brings Us Closer

Isabel Rimanoczy, Ed.D. | Posted 06.15.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Isabel Rimanoczy, Ed.D.

Photo: I.Rimanoczy It was 5:30 a.m. when we checked our Uber app to see if there was any driver awake on a Friday morning in Gothenburg, Sweden. Th...

Will Americans Vote for a Democratic Socialist?

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 06.09.2015 | Politics
Lawrence Wittner

Will Americans actually support a democratic socialist in the Democratic Presidential primaries? Sanders himself has conceded that the odds are heavily against him. Even if Clinton emerges as the Democratic nominee, a good showing by Sanders could strengthen the democratic socialist current in American life.

Underlying: The Deceit of Capitalism

Dylan Brody | Posted 06.01.2015 | Business
Dylan Brody

If we're really honest with ourselves as a society - and I know we rarely are - capitalism has developed into a sort of cultural sociopathy. We can p...

Church and State in Poland

John Feffer | Posted 05.18.2015 | Religion
John Feffer

Poland has one of the stricter laws on abortion in Europe. Abortion is illegal except if the life of the mother is at risk, the fetus has a major defect or the pregnancy is the result of a confirmed rape.

Evidence Shows Obama Did Not Divide The USA

John A. Tures | Posted 05.08.2015 | Politics
John A. Tures

Research on the exit polls from CNN after the 2004 election show an American electorate just as divided. And Obama hadn't even been sworn in as a United States Senator.

Bernie Sanders Could Change Political Discussion

Richard Zombeck | Posted 05.07.2015 | Politics
Richard Zombeck

There will be real discussion about real issues, because Sanders will, as he always has, yell and prod and poke until he gets an answer. Maybe through those very discussions we'll see some of the best solutions to our biggest issues appear.

Dave Jamieson

Meet The Fist-Shaking Socialist Behind America's Highest Minimum Wage

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 05.06.2015 | Politics

(Photo: Elaine Thompson/AP) This article is part of a Huffington Post series, on the occasion of the site's 10th anniversary, looking at some ...

Bernie Sanders' Socialism Is as American as Apple Pie

Peter Dreier | Posted 05.05.2015 | Politics
Peter Dreier

We can expect the right-wing echo chamber -- including Fox News hosts, Tea Party politicians, and Rush Limbaugh -- to attack Sanders for espousing an ideology that they'll likely describe as foreign, European, and un-American. But Sanders's views are in sync with a longstanding American socialist tradition.

Business Owner Sets Minimum Wage for Employees. Limbaugh Calls That Socialism. I Call Him Ignorant.

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 06.22.2015 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

Rush, let me talk to you the way I'd talk to someone who knows absolutely nothing about the differences between capitalism and socialism. When a business owner decides on a wage policy for his employees, that is something that only happens in capitalism. In socialism, the government doesn't just set a minimum wage; it determines all wages.

Concerning Socialism

Lewis Worrow | Posted 05.30.2015 | Politics
Lewis Worrow

It is self-evident that equal opportunity is a necessary quality of a fair society, but to achieve this an inefficient redistribution of wealth is required.

Bill O'Reilly Blasts 'Corrupt Far Left Group' Media Matters

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 03.20.2015 | Media

Sparked by the "Blockupy" protests outside of the European Central Bank headquarters in Frankfurt Wednesday night, Bill O'Reilly railed against the co...