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Donald Trump’s Big Socialist Idea

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 02.26.2016 | Politics

It is no surprise that Donald Trump has endorsed liberal economic ideas in the past. After all, on trade, Social Security and campaign finance, he is ...

Divining the Meaning of Bernie Sanders' Jewish Ambivalence

Rabbi Hayim Herring, Ph.D. | Posted 02.24.2017 | Religion
Rabbi Hayim Herring, Ph.D.

It's impossible to second-guess Sanders' inability to proudly and explicitly connect his values with his distinct Jewish family history and heritage. That may be a political calculation, a personal quirk, or a sign of things to come.

The Establishment vs. Bernie Sanders

John Sanbonmatsu | Posted 02.22.2017 | Politics
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John Sanbonmatsu

The very ferocity and coordinated nature of the attacks on Sanders makes clear that the Democratic establishment views Sanders not merely as an annoyance, but as an existential threat. And he may be, at that.

Gloria Steinem Renews An Old Debate About Socialism And Feminism

Peter Dreier | Posted 02.22.2017 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Many young women, who have benefited from the work of Steinem's generation of feminists, take the accomplishments of the women's movement for granted. Though much remains to be done.

When It Comes to the Budget at Least the Socialist Is Honest About His Plans

Doug Bandow | Posted 02.22.2017 | Politics
Doug Bandow

Politicians pander. It comes naturally to them. But voters can change that by asking difficult questions and insisting on honest answers, no matter how embarrassing.

'Landslide Hillary' Pulls It Out

William Bradley | Posted 02.22.2016 | Media
William Bradley

Is Hillary Clinton regaining the media frame of inevitable Democratic nominee? Probably. Is that a good thing for her? We'll see. It not infrequently has not been.

Why Rednecks Should Stop Worrying and Love Europe

Patrick Stephenson | Posted 02.18.2017 | Politics
Patrick Stephenson

Nine months in Barcelona didn't make me a better person. It did make me smarter, more cultured, and in some respects humbler -- mainly because I realized how ignorant I was.

Bernie Sanders Is Not Trying to Push Hillary Clinton to the Left

Dan Arel | Posted 02.17.2017 | Politics
Dan Arel

Win or lose, at this point Sanders has changed the Democratic Party forever, but for Sanders, this was never the point. He understands that to really change the party, to really impact millions of lives around the country, if not the world than his political campaign needs to be victories and he doesn't seem willing to stop until it's anything but.

Black Market Medicine And Animal Drugs: What It's Like To Be Sick In Venezuela

Rafael Osío Cabrices | Posted 02.17.2017 | World
Rafael Osío Cabrices

VALENCIA, Venezuela -- My dad's diagnosis came a couple days before Christmas: Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, stage III. The doctors planned his first dose of chemotherapy for mid-January. But because of Venezuela's deadly drug shortage, he had to bring everything to the clinic -- from the drugs to the needles to the saline solution. And with cancer, time is key. So we went on a mad dash search to find the medicine any way we could.

America's Year of Thinking Dangerously

Llewellyn King | Posted 02.16.2017 | Politics
Llewellyn King

The desire for change has moved from a slight wish to a hard desire for a new alignment. It is everywhere, from what we eat to how we feel about the climate. But we do not agree on this new alignment, hence the huge gulf between Sanders followers and Trump adherents.

These Charts Show Why Bernie Wants to Make America More Like Europe

Edwin G. Dolan | Posted 02.16.2017 | World
Edwin G. Dolan

The idea that Democrats want to make America more like Europe is a favorite Republican attack line. Writing in the New York Times, David Brooks expresses amazement that so many millennials are supporting Bernie Sanders, an open admirer of the European model. Why would anyone in his right mind favor "sluggish" Europe over "vibrant" America? If we focus on data rather than snappy sound bites, the attraction of the European model is clear.

ReThink Review: Where to Invade Next -- Michael Moore's Promised Land(s)

Jonathan Kim | Posted 02.11.2017 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

While Moore's previous films utilized satire and gallows humor to show how bad things in America really are, Where to Invade Next smartly assumes you already know America's pain points and doesn't dwell on them long.

You Say You Want a Revolution ...

William Bradley | Posted 02.11.2016 | Media
William Bradley

Trump's New Hampshire primary triumph vindicates his media-centric campaign and again emphasize the dominance of Trumpism -- his effective hijacking of the aggregated bloc of angry reactionaries largely assembled by Fox News, which ironically now cannot take him down -- in the Republican Party as a whole.

Stop Telling Me I Must Support Hillary Clinton if She Beats Bernie Sanders

Dan Arel | Posted 02.10.2017 | Politics
Dan Arel

Why is it assumed that I must hand Hillary Clinton my vote if she beats Sanders in the primaries this spring? Why is it my "responsibility" to pick the lesser of two evils when I have better choices that align with my ideals?

Dear Media Core: Axing Access to Contraception = More Pregnancies!

Melissa S. Grant | Posted 02.09.2017 | Women
Melissa S. Grant

Cutting the funding to Planned Parenthood will do nothing to curb the need for abortion. Education and contraception could curb unintended pregnancy rates, but that's what Planned Parenthood does.

Donald Trump On General Election: ‘We Are Running Against Possibly A Socialist’

The Huffington Post | Samantha-Jo Roth | Posted 02.08.2016 | Politics

SALEM, N.H. -- Speaking to an intimate group of voters Monday morning, less than 24 hours before the start of New Hampshire's first-in-the-nation prim...

If Bernie Sanders Is Socialist, Then So Was This Republican Nobel Prize Winning Economist

Grant Stern | Posted 02.08.2017 | Politics
Grant Stern

Even the esteemed Republican "with a big R" Mr. Milton Friedman the legend, turned to socialism when it came to promoting the general welfare and securing the blessings of freedom to ourselves and our children. It's why our Founding Fathers established the US Constitution.

I Support Bernie Sanders Because He Supports Me

Michael Shammas | Posted 02.08.2017 | Politics
Michael Shammas

So you ask us: "How dare Bernie run?" You imply: "How dare you, a Democrat, support his run?" My answer, aside from pointing out that this is a democratic election rather than a Democratic coronation, is simple: I support Bernie Sanders because he supports me.

Generation Sanders

Robert Kuttner | Posted 02.07.2017 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

My pragmatist friends make a number of arguments in their effort to dismiss the Sanders phenomenon.First, Sanders is too left-wing to get nominated, much less elected. In principle he is, but this isn't a normal year. There is mass economic frustration in the land; it is finally, belatedly, the main issue in a presidential campaign; and, it is up for grabs politically and ideologically. We can blame foreigners and government, or we can blame a badly tilted economic system. If a Republican populist is nominated, a Democratic populist might well do better than a Democratic moderate in energizing the electorate and winning over working class voters who might otherwise support a figure like Donald Trump. The polls show Sanders doing better than Clinton against the main Republican contenders. My pragmatist friends dismiss these on the grounds that the voters haven't really focused on Sanders' views yet, and the Republicans haven't yet opened up the heavy artillery.

The Sanders Saga: From Protest to Power?

William Bradley | Posted 02.06.2017 | Politics
William Bradley

Is Senator Bernie Sanders on the verge of morphing from protest leader into potential President of the United States? And would that be good or bad for what has been a strikingly successful cause-oriented campaign?

Calling Sanders a "Socialist" Dismisses His Good Ideas

Cody Gough | Posted 02.05.2017 | Politics
Cody Gough

The worst moment of the entire 2016 presidential campaign was when Bernie Sanders first uttered the phrase "democratic socialist." Why? Because since last summer, it seems like every online discussion regarding the election has involved slapping a label on an issue or policy and then spiralling into a fruitless debate about its precise application or meaning.

Bastardized Political Labels

Stampp Corbin | Posted 02.04.2017 | Politics
Stampp Corbin

As Senator Bernie Sanders and Secretary Hillary Clinton argue about who is a progressive, it illustrates that the American political class really doesn't understand the term.

After Iowa: A Ticket To Ride

William Bradley | Posted 02.03.2016 | Media
William Bradley

So, on the other hand ... Hillary Clinton won. But there was a big surprise in Iowa after all.

On the Eve of Iowa

William Bradley | Posted 02.01.2016 | Media
William Bradley

Voting is finally about to begin in the Republican and Democratic presidential primary contests. That's exciting. But it may not last.

The 2016 Elections: The Questions Virtually No One Is Asking Much Less Answering!

Beth Green | Posted 01.28.2017 | Politics
Beth Green

We are inundated by a culture of ego, and we wonder what's wrong. How could our politicians be so corrupt? How could political parties try to gerrymander?